Sham 69 They're saying 'That's Life!'

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Sham 69 take the stage of the soon to be closed, historic Astoria in London on 18th October 2008. Celebrating 30 years of life in the punk rock lane...

this is something that of course takes me back but is also good fun to play and see how people will reflect on how the character Joe Public fits the kids of today

Yes the legendary punk outfit SHAM 69 will be bringing their earthy charms to the stage in Londons West End this October. The band formally fronted by Jimmy Pursey have since reformed in Jan 2007 with the new powerful format line up and along with original members Ian Whitewood and founding member and songwriter Dave Parsons and original Bassist Dave Treganna, are bringing there successful THATS LIFE album to the stage.

Sham 69 official website

The album which was the first if you like 'punk concept' album charted at 27 in Oct 1978 and spawned classic songs such as HURRY UP HARRY and ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES both of which were top 20 hits. SHAM 69 though not as commercially successful as bands such as the Sex Pistols or the Clash, were however the most successful in the charts and are still to this day in the genre of Punk.

Sham 69 My Space

The band during their many reincarnations have been very successful in the last 2 years with this current line up, with triumphant tours of many countries such as the US, Australia and Japan, they go from strength to strength. So its also good that the band will also be releasing a new greatest hits album at the end of Oct featuring many tracks that have yet never been released in a studio format.

THATS LIFE will be performed live in its entirety at Londons Astoria on Saturday 18th October and tickets for this event are onsale. Click here to view flyer for the night: now.That's Life Flyer 18th October 2008

Dave Parsons has quoted at his forthcoming performance " this is something that of course takes me back but is also good fun to play and see how people will reflect on how the character Joe Public fits the kids of today".

Special guests invited by the group will be making an appearance including a performance from the D I Y Band The Duel, whom they will embark on a Uk tour with on November 2008 - The Duel on MySpace

FOR INTERVIEWS/PHOTOS AND FURTHER INFO...CONTACT:

sham69 @ ffruk.com

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