Buzzcocks, Thurston Moore, Others to Play Pete Shelley Tribute Concert

The surviving members of punk icons Buzzcocks are slated to perform a one-off concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall this summer. The event takes place on June 21, and will feature additional sets by the Skids and Penetration. A number of special guests will join Buzzcocks onstage to fill-in for late frontman and founder Pete Shelley, who died last year at age 63.

Guest vocalists will include Thurston Moore, Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible (the Damned), Peter Perrett (Only Ones), Tim Burgess (the Charlatans), Pauline Murray (Penetration), Richard Jobson (the Skids), and original Buzzcocks members Steve Garvey and John Maher. Music journalist Paul Morley will host the event, which was conceived as a tribute to Shelley as well as a celebration of his life.

Of the concert, Buzzcocks guitarist Steve Diggle said in a press release: “I’m looking forward to an amazing show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. It’s going to be the perfect setting for us and our fans to pay tribute to Pete Shelley.” Find tickets for the event here.

Read Pitchfork’s Afterword feature “The First Sensitive Punk: Remembering Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley.”

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