Gigs & Festivals

Buzzcocks shows will chart their career in reverse

By | Published on Thursday 1 December 2011


Buzzcocks have confirmed that they’ll play their two scheduled dates next May – at Manchester Apollo (25 May) and Brixton Academy (26 May) – ‘Back To Front’. That is, both sets will begin with the band’s newer material and present line-up, before tracking back to their early work and origins.

For the second phase, current members Steve and Pete will rejoin former drummer John Maher and bass player Steve Garvey to play songs from the bands’ United Artists era. As previously reported, the show will then close with a further reshuffling as Pete, Steve, and John reunite with former frontman Howard Devoto to run through Buzzcocks’ debut EP, ‘Spiral Scratch’.