Docks Academy presents legendary punk band Cockney Rejects on Thursday 7th December, as part of their Final Tour, with support from Suburban Toys!
Thursday 7th December 2023
Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm
Age Restriction - 14+ (Under 18’s to be accompanied by an adult)
Advance Tickets £20+Fees | £26 On The Door
The audience for this show will be standingAll ticket sales handled by See Tickets.
Rarely in the long history of British rock’n’roll has there been a story of such depth, magnitude and sheer turbulence as that of the Cockney Rejects.
Formed in the late Seventies in East London, and being fiercely working class in stance and attitude, the band eschewed the political ramblings of punk’s first wave and sang about the circumstances that surrounded them and millions of street kids in Britain’s inner cities- Police harassment, street battles and football to name three.
Signed by EMI after playing four local gigs (less than the pistols!) they found themselves playing sell-out tours the length and breadth of the UK and seeing their debut album storm the charts.
In 1980 the band recorded a riotous version of ‘I’m forever blowing bubbles’ to celebrate the fact that their beloved West Ham United had reached the FA cup final that year, but their devotion to all things claret and blue proved to be their downfall as the gigs became battlegrounds between the band and rival supporters, culminating in the vicious ‘Battle of Birmingham’ that led to serious criminal charges that in turn led to the band being finished as a touring unit.
With the band’s first phase being over, in the interim they were discovered by a brand new fanbase such as US bands Rancid and Green Day, who cherished the Rejects and their terrace punk singalong anthems which, in turn, inspired a new generation of kids to check them out. With this build-up in demand, the band returned to the live circuit in 2000, and has since gone from strength to strength, playing to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe with a live set that is so energetic that it has to be seen to be believed.
With the fractionalization of the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s now gone for good, with every gig becoming a party for fans and the band alike, the Cockney Rejects go from strength to strength.
There has never been a better time to check out the band that inspired a generation with their timeless brand of terrace sing-along classics and white hot live set.
After much thought and consideration, they have decided that 2023 will be their last year as a touring band, as such this is your last chance to see them on their own tour.
Website - https://www.cockneyrejects.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cockneyrejects/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/cockneyrejects2
Suburban Toys have been providing a consistent diet of Punk Ska across a number of festivals and shows since July 2021. They have also supported the likes of Big Country, Dr.Feelgood, Duncan Reid & The Big Heads, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Newtown Neurotics, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, The Ruts (DC), Skids, Tom Robinson Band, UK Subs, and The Wildhearts.
Their lineup consists of Vocalist Hope, Guitarist Adam, Drummer Tony and Vinnie on bass, and have recently produced a double album on a single CD, which is a collection of 22 original songs entitled ‘Night & Day’ and ‘Beat City’.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SuburbanToys
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/suburban_toys/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/SuburbanToys
Advanced Tickets are now on sale priced at £20, plus fees or £26 On The Door. The age requirement for this event is 14 plus. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Our ticket sales are handled by Seetickets.com. Seetickets’ policy is that all tickets are non-refundable unless, during the checkout process, you pay extra to protect your tickets. In this event, you may be able to claim a refund from Seetickets, if your reason for cancellation is covered by their terms and conditions. Docks Academy is unable to process refunds in all circumstances. Please note this event is for people aged 14 and over. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Anyone aged under 14 will be refused admission and no refunds will be issued for tickets purchased for under 14s, whether or not ticket protection has been paid for.
Docks Academy has a wheelchair-accessible lift which provides access to the first floor. We are committed to making the venue accessible to everyone and we endeavour to accommodate all access requirements within the constraints of our historic building, and health and safety regulations. Please do contact us prior to your visit so we are aware of your access needs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07733244110.
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