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A theater has canceled Johnny Rotten’s book tour after staff alleged its manager was being “aggressive and intimidating” towards workers.
John Lydon, 65, was going to participate in a question and answer session with fans at Glasgow’s Pavilion Theater on Monday night to promote his new book I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right.wikipedia
But the event was canceled just hours before the Sex Pistols frontman, known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, appeared amid accusations against his tour manager.
The theater alleged “aggression and intimidation” towards the workers by the manager, who has not been identified, and claimed that the abusive behavior had lasted for two weeks.
The venue’s general manager, Iain Gordon, said the alleged behavior led to his decision to cancel the performance. Fans will receive full refunds of the cost of their tickets.
In a Facebook statement, Mr. Gordon said: ‘Unfortunately, due to the assault and intimidation of various members of my staff by John Lydon’s tour manager, tonight’s program will not continue.
“The days of this type of behavior are long gone.
‘We have a zero tolerance policy for abuse, both physical and verbal, and this behavior has continued for the past two weeks.
We are sorry this affects you, but as a company we will not accept this type of attitude towards our staff from anyone, including members of the public and touring staff.
“Our ticket office will contact you directly to organize the refund of your tickets.”
Twitter page posted
Lydon’s official Twitter page posted: ‘Glasgow Pavilion has unexpectedly canceled tonight’s show. We were informed of the cancellation at 2:48 p.m.
A source close to Lydon added: ‘To be honest, only the promoter and manager know the story. John wasn’t there and neither was his manager. We still don’t have our promoter’s side of the story.
MailOnline has contacted John Lydon and Pavilion Theater for comment.
Lydon, better known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, is widely recognized as the lead singer of the late 1970s punk band Sex Pistols, best known for their hits Pretty Vacant and Anarchy In The UK.
The legendary band, consisting of John Lydon, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious, rose to fame in the 1970s.
After the band disbanded in 2008, he performed with the post-rock group Public Image Ltd.
Before starting his book tour, the Sex Pistols rocker said leaving his wife Nora, who has Alzheimer’s, for the work commitment will be “hard” and “full of pain.”
The singer married the 78-year-old German publishing heiress in 1979 and first revealed the devastating diagnosis of his wife in 2018.
John is on tour with his book I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right after being forced to put it off for a year due to Covid.
Speaking to the Mirror in August, he said: ‘Being away for a long time will be difficult and I need to make it as short as possible.
‘You can’t take situations like my domestic situation on the road, it’s not going to work. I tried and it freaked everyone out.
He told how Nora now needs’ 24/7 care ‘with her condition, adding:’ That is my duty and I am more than happy to do it. It’s tough when there’s a workload, but I have to face it. ‘
The former leader also said that he finds Nora’s fight a ‘strange blessing’ because he has brought them closer together and learned so much about himself.
The couple settled in a coastal suburb of Los Angeles in the 1980s and he has another home in Malibu and another in London.
John Lydon Quick and Facts
- John Lydon was set to appear in a Q&A at Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre on Monday
- But the venue cancelled the event hours before the Sex Pistols frontman’s show
- The theatre has made allegations of ‘aggression’ against Lydon’s tour manager
- The theatre manager Iain Gordon said he had a ‘zero tolerance policy of abuse’