Posted in metal | music | tour dates on April 26, 2012

by BBG

NOT Sham 69, but Cockney Rejects
Cockney Rejects

Bad news from the Sham 69 (Pursey/Parsons) camp...

"In March my father was diagnosed with asbestosis lung cancer. Since then the situation for my family has got worse and my fathers prognosis is not good as it has just become apparent that he has the most aggressive form. We have just been told that he now only has weeks to live and indeed his condition is already deteriorating. My family has only recently lost my mother so this makes it very difficult for me not to be here for my father and family. You will have to forgive me but I have to tell you now so you can at least have time to inform all fans. I am so sorry for this situation." - Jimmy Pursey
We are so sorry to hear that too, and wish only the best to Jimmy Pursey and his family in this tough time.

The news means the cancellation of all US dates; the NYC show has been scrapped altogether (refunds available via the point of purchase), but Sham 69 was replaced by oi greats Cockney Rejects at Chaos in Tejas and Punk Rock Bowling. Tickets are still available for both Punk Rock Bowling and Chaos in Tejas in various increments (festival passes, shows by day, etc).

Check out the latest Chaos in Tejas flyer, along with some Cockney Rejects videos below.

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Cockney Rejects at Chaos in Tejas

Cockney Rejects - "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles"

Cockney Rejects - I'm not a Fool

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Comments (20)

D is going to be devastated.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 3:21 PM


Could have told you this would happen well before this was confirmed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 3:53 PM

Really, you could have told me that jimmy purseys father was going to be diagnosed with terminal cancer? Fuck off!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 4:07 PM

really 3:53, think before you type. this is somebody's father. you may relate at some point in your life.

Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2012 4:22 PM

Its really rough when a parent dies to say the least.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 4:59 PM

Who, who, and who?? Oh, there's a Polica post, that's more my speed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 6:06 PM

Take them all! Put them up against the wall and shoot them!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 10:39 PM

3:21pm and 3:53pm Yo shut the fuck up you little bitches!!!

Word 4:22pm who is real person besides me and 4:59pm.

I go off on bands and things I consider fake and bullshit but one thing I would never, ever do is make light or fun of someone's tragedy especially something involving family. That's a line I would never, ever cross, and if people act like idiots in this thread BV you need to start registration for commenting (I would be the first one to sign up.)

My condolences to Jimmy Pursey on the loss of his mother and may his father pass on with as little pain as possible.

Posted by D | April 27, 2012 3:24 AM

then we can all follow your comments and unite in the laughs we have in common!

Posted by registrar'D | April 27, 2012 6:06 AM

6:06pm Oh look it's "Maitre'D" on my dick again. Get a life you fucking clown.

Who's "we" - the voices in your head or the friends you think you have? Both?

Shut the fuck up and show some respect to Jimmy Pursey and his family.

The BV comments section's true colors being shown right here, folks.

Posted by D | April 27, 2012 9:53 AM

D is amazing. He was a gift from the gods to BV's comment section.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 10:58 AM

Michael Cera oi oi oi

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 11:23 AM

10:58am Nah, I'm just the only one telling it like it is (or really how I see it, like we all post as we see it) on here enough where I have dickriders posting under "D" or a variation of it.

Posted by D | April 28, 2012 6:13 AM

you should not make fun with things of these nature nufsaid

Posted by introks | May 4, 2012 9:07 AM

Who, who, and who?? Oh, there's a Polica post, that's more my speed.

Posted by hafiz | May 7, 2012 4:26 AM

I just wander why that band is call Sham 69 because i see only guys in. If anyone knows why that guys call himself like that please share here. Thaks!

Posted by Cheapest Auto Insurance in Florida | May 19, 2012 2:16 PM

10:58am Nah, I'm just the only one telling it like it is (or really how I see it, like we all post as we see it) on here enough where I have dickriders posting under "D" or a variation of it.

Posted by iphone | May 31, 2012 5:24 PM

Was looking forward to it.

Posted by iherb coupon | July 9, 2012 7:41 AM

WHERE IS D?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 11:35 AM

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