Legendary New York Dolls’ glam-punk guitarist Sylvain Sylvain is bringing his acclaimed one man show to Sunderland this Thursday (18th).

The show,  ‘An evening with Sylvain Sylvain of New York Dolls’, will take place at Pure in Park Lane. The night will offer a rare opportunity to look back in time with guitarist Sylvain, who is presenting a collection of The New York Dolls most famed songs, and stories from behind the scenes – beginning in the heady, hazy world of the 1970’s.

Sylvain Sylvain first joined the New York Dolls in 1971 as not only their guitarist, but also a creative leader in the band, their edgy and outrageous sound started a new and monumental musical movement that has lasted over 40 years and influenced the birth of Punk.

Over time The Ramones, Blondie, and Talking Heads all took their artistic queue from this inspirational and revolutionary sound wave, even Morrissey makes several appearances in their history.

 Sylvain Sylvain has said of the tour: “On my British tour I’ll be doing some electric shows in the larger venues, and some acoustic shows. They go well because I can talk to the audience, tell my stories. Somebody wrote me, ‘Thank you for letting us put our arms around your stories’… You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory is a tune that [former Doll] Johnny Thunders wrote, and I do it in my show. I do some Dolls tunes, and Femme Fatale by The Velvet Underground – I bring a slice of New York from that time.”

Lucky local bands Purple Groove and Built Like a Gun will be supporting Sylvain acoustically. Tickets are £7.00 in advance and £8.00 on the door. They are on sale at Pure, Hot Rats & RPM and online via www.seetickets.com.