Sex Pistols icon to share stories from punk era

A British music icon who brought ‘anarchy’ to the UK will be sharing stories about how his band sparked a cultural revolution when he visits Warrington.

Sex Pistols’ John Lydon will be lifting the lid on the 70s punk era when he opens up about his life at the Parr Hall on Wednesday, 6 October. The singer – more commonly known by his stage moniker Johnny Rotten – is recognised all around the world as the frontman and lyricist of one of the most ground-breaking acts in the history of popular music. But this is the first time the 65-year-old has embarked on a spoken word tour.

The show, rescheduled due to pandemic restrictions, follows the release of John’s new book, I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right, and gives fans the chance to hear his first-hand stories up close with the opportunity to ask questions about the UK music’s most rebellious era and his wider life.

The Sex Pistols formed in 1975 and in just two and a half years they changed the face of music and sparked a cultural revolution which can still be felt in parts of the music scene today. Their only studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, topped the charts and is widely regarded as a staple record of the original punk rock scene. John also went on to front the boundary pushing post-punk band, Public Image Ltd.

Chris Persoglio, Venue and Events Manager for Parr Hall, said: “This is a rare opportunity to see and hear from a genuine icon of British music up close and personal. This is the first time John Lydon has done a spoken word tour and who knows if he will again.

“For those who were there during the 70s punk scene it will be a chance to reminisce about an explosive era, and for a new generation of Sex Pistols fans, the evening will provide insight into why John’s music was so influential and era-defining.”

John Lydon is at the Parr Hall on Wednesday, 6 October. Tickets are on sale now; click here or call 01925 442345.