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John Lydon show cancelled due to “aggressive” tour manager

By | Published on Tuesday 26 October 2021

John Lydon

John Lydon had a spoken word show in Glasgow cancelled last night, after the venue’s management accused his tour manager of being aggressive and intimidating.

In a statement on social media, General Manager of The Pavilion Theatre, Iain Gordon, said: “Unfortunately, due to the aggression and intimidation made to various members of my staff by John Lydon’s tour manager, tonight’s show will not go ahead. The days of this kind of behaviour is long gone. We have a zero tolerance policy of abuse, both physical and verbal, and this behaviour has been ongoing for the past two weeks”.

“We are sorry if this affects you but as a company we will not accept this kind of attitude to our staff from anyone, including members of the public and touring staff”, he went on. “Our box office will be in contact with you directly to organise refund of your tickets”.

A statement on Lydon’s social media accounts simply said: “Glasgow Pavilion has unexpectedly cancelled tonight’s show. We were informed of the cancellation at 2.48pm”.

Rescheduled from 2020, Lydon has been on his spoken word tour of the UK since last month, promoting his book ‘I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right’. Shows are set to continue into November, and he’s due at The Princess Alexandra Auditorium in Yarm tonight. That venue is still listing the show as going ahead on its website.