As first tipped here in March, U.K. punk icons the Sex Pistols will tour North America this summer, some 25 years after making their U.S. debut. The first of approximately 15 dates has been confirmed for Aug. 21 at the Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, N.Y. Tickets for that show are already on sale via Ticketmaster.
The long-rumored tour is expected to launch Aug. 20 in Boston, according to the band’s official Web site. Venue and date information is still sketchy, but the tour will likely hit Atlantic City, N.J., Cleveland, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego’s Street Scene Festival, and at least one other California city.
The Pistols haven’t toured the U.S. since 1996, which marked their first reunion since their late 1970s heyday. The group — consisting of vocalist Johnny “Rotten” Lydon, guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook, and original bassist Glen Matlock — last performed in the U.S. in September when it headlined KROQ’s 2002 Inland Invasion 2 concert.