Pre-Review – Vive Le Rock Awards

It’s been three long years of cancellations, but the much-awaited Vive Le Rock Awards are almost upon us.

Held at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London on April 8th. The Vive Le Rock Awards are the go-to event for anyone into rock, roll, punk, or a good night out – the ticket prices are pretty incredible for what you get!

Punk Rock pioneer Beki Bondage (Vice Squad) will be hosting this all-star event. Five exhilarating hours of gigs, champagne and mystery special guests set to appear throughout the night. Think, a musical variety show with a punk/rock twist.

“It’s always an honour to be asked to participate in a prestigious Rock ’n’ Roll event, especially when the invitation comes from a man like Eugene who has a bigger quiff than Alvin Stardust… … I’d originally planned to go to the VLR awards and get pleasantly hammered but now I’ve been collared into doing some actual work I will have to go easy on the sauce. Hopefully, the night will descend into beautiful chaos, gongs will be given, songs will be sung and planks will be spanked and a great time will be had by all!”

Beki Bondage
UNITED KINGDOM – OCTOBER 01: Photo of LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH; MusicBrainz: 6b1614f1-8aec-49b7-868a-9167d9b14767, (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
The Lords of the New Church

Supergroup Lords of the New Church are headlining with The Damned’s Brian James, Sham 69’s Dave Treganna and Clash drummer Terry Chimes. Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe will be replacing his friend, The greatly missed, Stiv Bators, on vocals.

“The ‘Shepherds Bush Empire’ was an old variety gig which is what I think the ‘Vive Le Rock’ show on April 6th is gonna be … … A bunch of different acts doing sensational sets, it’s got all the makings of being a fun, memorable night and a good excuse to play some old ‘Lords’ songs dedicated to the one and only Stiv Bators.”

Brian James

The original rude boy, Neville Staple (Specials) will be performing, as well as East London Punk innovators The Cockney Rejects, on their last touring year.

House band The Vive Le Rockers will be of course there playing and supporting artists throughout the night with an all-star cast of Paul-Ronney Angel and members of Ruts DC as well as Jim Jones All Stars and Urban Voodoo Machine.

Michael Monroe Band Stockholm 2019

There will be sets from Millie Manders, Bad Barbee, Elizabeth Westwood (Westworld), Jennie Belle Star (The Belle Stars), Jim Jones and Kim and Jackie (Girlschool).

Tickets starting at £35.50 are still available.

VIP tickets are also available if you’re looking to get fancy – at £80.50 they come with a limited edition awards T-Shirt, VIP access, after show party ticket and the Vive Le Rock Annual.

Click here for access to all tickets.

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