Posted in metal | music | tour dates on February 7, 2012

by BBG

Cock Sparrer in Venice on May 29th, 2010 (photo by Samantha Bruce)
Cock Sparrer

Street punk legends Cock Sparrer are venturing back to the US, with four US shows scheduled including two on the East Coast at Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia on May 18th and at Club Lido in Revere, MA on May 19th. As you can see in the poster below, both shows go on sale Friday. So far no word on additional dates, but we'll keep you informed.

The other two shows go down on the West Coast, and will feature the return of Rancid. The pair, who are celebrating their 40th and 20th anniversaries respectively, take over The Warfield in San Francisco on March 23rd and 24th. Tickets for the 23rd are sold out, but tickets for 24th are still available.

Cock Sparrer have released their MEGA vinyl boxset via Pirates Press. The set, entitled Essentials, is currently available for purchase and includes

•"Shock Troops" - Casewrapped 12" 180gram Claret Vinyl
•"England Belongs To Me" - 7" Claret Vinyl
•"Running Riot 84" - Casewrapped 12" - 180gram Blue Vinyl
•"Live-N-Loud" 12" - 180gram Splattered Vinyl
+ Bonus Double Sided Tour Poster!!
•"True Grit Outtakes" - Foil Stamped Casewrapped 12" - 180gram Silver Vinyl
•"Guilty as Charged" - Casewrapped 12" - 180gram White Vinyl
•"Run Away" Silkscreened Red 10" in Printed PVC Sleeve
•"Two Monkeys" - Casewrapped 12" - 180gram Gold Vinyl
•"Back Home" - Double LP - 180gram Splattered Vinyl
•"Runnin' Riot USA" - Double LP in Gatefold - 180gram Splattered Vinyl
•"SF2000" Rectangular Picture Disc in PVC Sleeve
•"Here We Stand" Casewrapped 12" - 180gram Army Green Vinyl
•"Spirit of '76" - Laser Etched 7" Single
•"Back In SF" - Double LP in Gatefold with DVD & Limited Edition Screenprint - 180gram Splattered Vinyl - Includes a HUGE poster with all the band and fans' photobooth pictures taken at the show!!
•Steve Bruce's "Best Seat In The House" Paperback Book
•Limited Edition CockSParrer Pirate Skull Metal Lapel Pin (1/250)
Get it while you can (if you can afford it), it is limited to a scant 250 pieces. The band is also offering the box set in pieces as well.

All tour dates, some video and the tour flyer are below.

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Cock Sparrer

Cock Sparrer - "We Love You" TKO Records

Cock Sparrer - England Belongs To Me

Cock Sparrer - Take 'Em All

COCK SPARRER - 2012 TOUR DATES
MAR 23 - The Warfield, SF
MAR 24 - The Warfield, SF
MAY 18 - Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia
MAY 19 - Club Lido, Boston

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Comments (36)

Chaos in Tejas?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 5:49 PM

This almost has to prove that Philly>Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 5:49 PM

they are just awesome...not even street punk...its awesome british rock and roll.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 5:53 PM

I'm with 5:53

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 5:55 PM

In Britain they call sausages "lorries"

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 6:00 PM

Philly>Brooklyn
Philly>Brooklyn
Philly>Brooklyn
Philly>Brooklyn
Philly>Brooklyn
Philly>Brooklyn
Philly>Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 6:08 PM

Stay away from my cock, Uncle Fester.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 6:12 PM

Are the CuntPunchers opening?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 6:40 PM

I may have to travel for one of these. Such a great era of Brit rock.

Posted by Fortyver | February 7, 2012 7:07 PM

There's already an all-female Cock Sparrer tribute band called Cunt Sparrer, so that "CuntPunchers" joke is moot

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 7:13 PM

^Blah, blah, blah,...

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 7:22 PM

Suck it New York, even tho every sketchy douchebag on the East Coast will invade Philly that night.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 7:24 PM


Hey 7:13, check the definition of moot, ignoramus. Also; 7:24 - Phuk you, you Philly Phuk. Philly is moot.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 7:28 PM

Philly Rules, deal with it pussies!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 7:42 PM

Philly>Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 7:53 PM

Philly > dogshit just barely. Correction Philly IS dogshit. Deal with it Philly shiteaters!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 8:11 PM

My Mom's from Philly, and she's CuntPuncher!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 8:19 PM

Correction 8:11 is dogshit

also does 8:19 have sex with his mom?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 8:41 PM

To say Philly is dogshit is an insult to dogshit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 8:49 PM

The return of Rancid?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 8:55 PM

Hey Philly shiteaters: eating shit?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 9:37 PM

Philly is such crap that it should be beneath New Yorkers to even bother making fun of the place.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 9:39 PM

I dont know what's with Philly antagonizing NY in these comments, but I love Philly just fine despite living in NY. I always have fun at This is Hardcore every year.

But dont hold your breath. There is no NY date coming out of this. Philly and MA, that's it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 9:55 PM

Hey Philly - go hate on Fishtown Vegan.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 10:06 PM

nitrous mafia is based in philly

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 10:41 PM

Maybe they find Philly less gentrified?

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 1:47 AM

Oy Oy Oy!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 1:48 AM

Philly is still a gritty, working class city. Much more fitting for Cock Sparrer to play there than a sanitized, disneyfied place like NYC. NYC sucks, people in NY suck, mostly because there's hardly any real New Yorkers left. It's one big cesspit of over privileged, self entitled cocksuckers who think they're better than the rest of the country. Drop dead you assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 7:56 AM

i believe it's spelt "Oi!"

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 8:33 AM

Unless you are a civil engineer or work for local govt, civic pride is just about the dumbest most-boneheaded thing to defend. You listen to music and have fun, you didn't/ don't/ won't ever do anything to better the place you call home. Philly and NYC are both great cities...deal with it morons!

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 9:58 AM

Cock Sparrer not coming to NYC . . . but, where are they now?

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 10:22 AM

Looks like I'm taking the train to philly.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 11:05 AM

yessssssssssssssssssssssss

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 11:17 AM

best bring our boots lads, i think we're going to have to stomp some boneheads.

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 11:27 AM

They're coming back, they're coming back
They're coming back again!

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 11:28 AM

We're never gonna go away again
Hold on a little longer, try a little harder
'Til we're arm in arm together to the end

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2012 2:20 PM

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