SEX PISTOLS Kick Off North American Tour: Photos Available

SEX PISTOLS kicked off their North American tour Wednesday night (August 20) at FleetBoston Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts. Check put pictures from Wire Image.

The band's original line-up — John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, vocals), Steve Jones (guitar), Paul Cook (drums) and Glen Matlock (bass) — will visit a mix of amphitheaters, clubs and concert halls, and will conclude the tour with a Sept. 7 set at the San Diego Street Scene festival.

SEX PISTOLS split in 1978 after a final performance at San Francisco Winterland Ballroom, by which time Sid Vicious had replaced Matlock on bass. Vicious died of a heroin overdose in 1979.

The original line-up reformed for the "Filthy Lucre" tour of the U.K. in 1996 and also reunited last summer to play a London show as a rebuttal to Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee celebrations.

SEX PISTOLS tour dates (subject to change):

Aug. 21 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Theatre
Aug. 23 - Atlantic City, NJ - Trump Marina
Aug. 24 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Aug. 25 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Amphitheatre
Aug. 27 - Cleveland, OH - Scene Pavilion
Aug. 28 - Detroit, MI - Cobo Arena
Aug. 29 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
Aug. 31 - Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
Sep. 03 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
Sep. 05 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel
Sep. 06 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Sep. 07 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Street Scene

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