Joe Strummer, The Roxy, L.A. 1981
The Clash at The Roxy April 27, 1980. Photo: Ann Summa
“The Clash came to town to do the Fridays Tv Show. We were driving around town and the Kroq Dj came on at about 11pm and said “Clash at the Roxy at midnight!” We raced over to the Roxy and got in a secret line on the side of the building.You must understand how wild the Sunset Strip is and was especially after midnight!”
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Big Audio Dynamite, BAD as they are sometimes known as, plays their only US show outside of Coachella, at The Roxy on April 14. BAD features ex-singer & bassist of The Clash, Mick Jones, and incorporates punk, reggae, hip-hop, and has influenced current bands like LCD Soundsystem and the Gorillaz. They will play with the original lineup including Don Letts, Dan Donovan, Leo Williams, and Greg Roberts.
Tickets are on sale now and going fast. They can be purchased through The Roxy’s box office at 310-278-9457 or online here