Rock band Buzzcocks are coming to Norwich to headline The LCR

English rock band Buzzcocks. Photo: Leone Collinane

English rock band Buzzcocks. Photo: Leone Collinane - Credit: Leone Collinane

Seminal punk rock band Buzzcocks will be joined by The Professionals and The Vapors this May 6 for a special one off show at The Nick Rayns LCR in Norwich.

Buzzcocks Norwich tour poster. Photo: Courtesy of UEA Box Office

Buzzcocks Norwich tour poster. Photo: Courtesy of UEA Box Office - Credit: Courtesy of UEA Box Office

Formed way back in 1976, Buzzcocks are considered one of the original Holy Trinity of punk bands alongside the Sex Pistols and The Clash. Part of the original vanguard they remain innovators and genuine superstars of punk rock.

Original band members Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley, completed by the addition of Steve Diggle and John Maher, opened for the Sex Pistols in Manchester on July 20, 1976, a follow up to the now infamous Lesser Free Trade Hall gig which Devoto and Shelley had organised the month before.

Gigs in Manchester and London followed, and by the end of 1976, Buzzcocks became one of the first groups to form their own independent record label - New Hormones - on which they released the now-legendary and seminal 'Spiral Scratch' EP.

The following year saw the departure of Devoto and the recruitment of bassist Steve Garvey.

They have released eight studio albums and over twenty singles and EPs over their forty two year history ranking them among the top echelons of British recording artists.

Their music blends high-octane guitar, bass and drum power with heartrending personal statements.

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With huge singles like 'What Do I Get?', 'Harmony In My Head' and of course the monstrous 'Ever Fallen In Love With Someone (You Shouldn't've Fallen In Love With?)' - a lively show full of alternative love songs, melody and energy should be expected.

Tickets are available from the UEA Box Office website for £28 advance.