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Vice Squad is described as one of the most influential bands in the entire history of punk. Formed in 1979 by Becki Bondage (Rebecca Louise Bond) on vocals, Dave Bateman on guitar, Mark Hambly on bass and Shane Baldwin on drums. After hearing the great sound of bands like The Damned and The Ruts, Vice Squad decided to become a punk band. After having performed only three gigs, Vice Squad managed to sign with Heartbeat Records and record "Avon Calling". Vice Squad's first debut EP was “Last Rockers”, formed in 1981. With “Last Rockers” created in a matter of a few weeks, Vice Squad went from local status to Punk’s First Division. “Resurrection” EP followed in May of the same year. This topped the Indie charts of EMI Records.

EMI was determined to transfer Vice Squad from an Independent success to National Charts, making Top 75 in the UK. They made another debut LP “No Cause For Concern”, which was done in three days and made No. 32 on the charts. “No Cause For Concern” was an album that brought the Punk movement; youthfulness, energy, rebellious melody and streetwise honestly. Six months later, Vice Squad released their second LP, “Stand Strong Stand Proud”, recorded in London. It featured three tracks, “Stand Strong Stand Proud”, “Tomorrows Soldier”, and “Rock 'n' Roll Massacre”. Released in 1982, the LP took No. 47 and spent a total of five weeks in the UK charts.

In April and May of 1999, the band played successful tours throughout Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, and Spain. They also played the UK punk festival "Holidays in the Sun" alongside UK subs, The Dammed, Anti-Nowhere League, Sham 69, One Way System, and US bands Murphy’s Law, The Dickies, Anti Heroes, and Drop Kick Murphy’s. In July and August of 1999, Vice Squad toured the US as part of the "Social Chaos" tour. Clearly, Vice Squad’s amazing music has made an impact on the punk scene both locally and worldwide.

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Upcoming Tours & Events

Friday July 25th

Wild At Heart

Berlin, Germany

Saturday July 26th

Punk Rock Superbowl

Dresden - Rosswein, Germany w/ The Dictators

Sunday July 27th

Fluff Festival

Pilsen, Czech Republic

Monday July 28th

Sidro Club

Rimini, Italy

Tuesday July 29th

Festa Dell Unita

Canonica (Monza Brianza) Italy

Wednesday July 30th

Alte Hackerei

Karlsruhe, Germany

Thursday July 31st

Sedel

Luzern, Switzerland

Friday August 1st

AU

Frankfurt, Germany

Saturday August 2nd

UJZ Peine

Peine, Germany w/ Agent Orange

Sunday August 3rd

Panic Room

Essen, Germany

Monday August 4th

Brigant

Arnhem, Netherlands

Tuesday August 5th

Joe Shithead Keithley plays D.O.A. unplugged acoustic show

Hafenklang

Germany w/ Agent Orange

Wednesday August 6th

Blitz

Oslo, Norway

Thursday August 7th

Way Out Festival

Gothenborg, Sweden

Friday August 8th

Hafermarkt

Flensburg, Germany

Saturday August 9th

Ieper Festival

Ieper, Belgium

Sunday August 10th

Rebellion Festival

Blackpool, U.K.

*Joe Shithead Keithley to play an acoustic show as well

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