Punk band Verbal Warning will bring the ‘spirit of 77’ to Mansfield Town’s One Call Stadium Sandy Pate Bar on Friday 16th May.
The band – fronted by Chad Sports Editor John Lomas – have been playing all over the country with the current line-up for over nine years, the first line-up having made their debut back in 1980.
A smash hit at beer festivals, the band have a great reputation for an all-action night out.
They mix up songs from the golden years of punk/new wave/ska (Teenage Kicks, Jilted John, Ever Fallen in Love, Nellie the Elephant, Pretty Vacant, Swords of a Thousand Men, Should I Stay or Should I Go, Monkey Man etc) alongside their own inimitable high-energy versions of chart hits like 500 Miles, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Saw Her Standing There, Ballroom Blitz and Daydream Believer, as well as rockers Ace of Spades and Whole Lotta Rosie.
There will also be a sprinkling of songs from more recent bands like Green Day, Blink 182 and The Hives, mixed in with offerings from the band’s two albums of their own excellent material.
They have supported many of the big names of punk rock on the circuit and appeared at festivals such as Bearded Theory, Strummercamp, Concrete Jungle and Rebellion.
Original member Paul Tomlinson is on bass with Ian Humphrey on drums and Lee Daly on lead guitar.
The band will also return to Mansfield on Friday, 11th July for a show at real ale pub The Brown Cow on Ratcliffe Gate.
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