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Sham 69

Sham 69 Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 38,936
Category Punk
Concerts
Apr
27
O2 Academy Glasgow
Glasgow
Tickets
May
31
Cambridge Junction
Cambridge
Tickets
Jun
18
Aces High Saloon
Salt Lake City
Tickets
Jun
19
HQ
Denver
Tickets
Jun
21
Underground Music Venue - Event Space
Minneapolis
Tickets
Jun
22
Reggie's Music Joint
Chicago
Tickets
Jun
23
X-Ray Arcade
Cudahy
Tickets
Oct
18
Manchester Academy
Manchester
Tickets
Oct
19
Newcastle Northumbria Uni
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tickets
Dec
07
229
London
Tickets
Dec
15
Gasthaus Sutter / Erdgeschoss
Zweibrücken
Tickets
About Sham 69
History: Sham 69 formed in 1976 (the 12 November issue of NME notes they were rehearsing at this time, although only Jimmy Pursey would remain from this early line-up 12 months later). Sham 69 lacked the art school background of many British punk bands of the time, and brought in football chant back-up vocals and a sort of inarticulate political populism. The band had a large skinhead following (left wing, right wing and non-political), which helped set the tone for the Oi! movement. Their concerts were notoriously plagued by violence, and the band ceased live performances after one of their gigs at Middlesex Polytechnic in 1978 was broken up by National Front skinheads fighting and rushing the stage. Sham 69 released their first single, "Ulster", on Step Forward Records in August 1977, and its success in the independent charts prompted Polydor to sign the band. Their major label debut was "Borstal Breakout" in January 1978, followed by UK singles chart success with "Angels With Dirty Faces" (reaching number 19 in May 1978), "If The Kids Are United" (number 9 in July 1978), and "Hurry Up Harry" (number 10 in October 1978). The latter came from their second LP and first full studio album, That's Life. They then started to move away from punk rock into a sound heavily influenced by classic British hard rock bands such as Mott The Hoople, The Who and The Faces, evidenced on their third album, The Adventures of the Hersham Boys. Sham 69 broke up after their fourth album. Pursey moved in a heavy metal direction after working with the remaining members of the Sex Pistols for a short time, under the name Sham Pistols. Dave Treganna joined the pioneering 1980s glam-punk-Gothic band, The Lords of the New Church, with Stiv Bators of The Dead Boys and Brian James of The Damned. Pursey resurrected Sham 69 in the 1990s with a different line-up, but without major success. "If The Kids Are United" was used in a McDonald's advertising campaign, long after the rights to their songs had been sold. Pursey is a vegetarian, and appeared in the UK media condemning the use of one of his songs by what - he saw - as a multi-national animal and human abuser. The band gained further media attention when "If The Kids Are United" was played during UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's entrance at the 2005 Labour Party Conference. As a result of this, they were invited onto BBC TV's current affairs programme, Newsnight to sing a version of the song. Altered lyrics were sung, including "Mr. Blair / We know you care / So bring them home / Don't leave them there", referring to the troops remaining in Iraq after the the 2003 invasion. In 2006, Virgin Radio listeners voted overwhelmingly for Jimmy Pursey to record a song to support England in the FIFA World Cup.[1] The song was based on the Sham 69 hit, "Hurry Up Harry", and instead of the lyric being, "We're going down the pub", it was changed to, "We're going to win the cup!" The resulting single, "Hurry Up England" reached number 10 in the UK Top 40, becoming the band's first such hit for over 26 years. They are currently working on a new studio album, the artwork for which will feature a polar bear walking in a desert.
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Sham 69 Tour Cities
Minneapolis, MN Zweibrücken, Germany Manchester, United Kingdom Chicago, IL Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom Salt Lake City, UT Glasgow, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom Cambridge, United Kingdom Denver, CO Cudahy, WI

Frequently Asked Questions About Sham 69

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Sham 69 on tour?

Yes, Sham 69 is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Sham 69 concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Sham 69 tour is scheduled for 11 dates across 11 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Sham 69 scheduled to play?

Sham 69 is scheduled to play 11 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Sham 69 tour start?

Sham 69’s tour starts Apr 27, 2024 and ends on Dec 15, 2024. They will play 11 cities; their most recent concert was held in Glasgow at O2 Academy Glasgow and their next upcoming concert will be in Zweibrücken at Gasthaus Sutter / Erdgeschoss.

What venues is Sham 69 performing at?

As part of the Sham 69 tour, Sham 69 is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 27 - Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 Academy Glasgow
May 31 - Cambridge, United Kingdom @ Cambridge Junction
Jun 18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Aces High Saloon
Jun 19 - Denver, CO @ HQ
Jun 21 - Minneapolis, MN @ Underground Music Venue - Event Space
Jun 22 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Music Joint
Jun 23 - Cudahy, WI @ X-Ray Arcade
Oct 18 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ Manchester Academy
Oct 19 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom @ Newcastle Northumbria Uni
Dec 07 - London, United Kingdom @ 229
Dec 15 - Zweibrücken, Germany @ Gasthaus Sutter / Erdgeschoss
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