Sex Pistols announce extended reunion

Band confirm extra dates "due to phenomenal demand"

The Sex Pistols have announced more live shows due to “phenomenal demand”.

The punk band sold out all three dates at Brixton Academy from November 8-10 in just 15 minutes.

The reformed group will now play an extra night at Brixton Academy on November 12, followed by a gig at the Manchester MEN Arena on November 17.

The show in Manchester will be their first in the city for over 30 years, and their only show outside London so far on this run of gigs.

Their debut Manchester gig at the Lesser Free Trade Hall on June 4, 1976 has been repeatedly hailed as one of the most influential shows of all time.

Tickets for both dates will go on sale at 9am on September 28.

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.

Meanwhile, NME.COM is organising a campaign to get the band’s classic single ‘God Save The Queen’ to Number One in the charts.

The song was denied the top spot by the powers that be when it was originally released in 1977, because they didn’t want the band’s punk attitude interfering with the Queen‘s Jubilee that year.

As the single is being reissued on seven-inch vinyl to celebrate its 30th anniversary, we are calling on all fans to buy or download it during the week beginning October 8 – hopefully we can send it back up the charts.