A GLASGOW concert by Sex Pistols legend Johnny Rotten has been cancelled just hours before he was due to go on stage over claims his manager was being aggressive towards venue staff. 

Pavilion Theatre bosses have confirmed his hotly anticipated city centre show will no longer go ahead amid allegations the rocker's boss has been abusing employees for "the past two weeks".

Iain Gordon, the Renfield Street hub's chief, told Mr Rotten's team shortly before 3pm the I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right event was off. Mr Gordon said the venue had a "zero tolerance" approach to abuse towards staff.

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Neither Mr Rotten - who was going by his real name John Lydon for the concert- nor his team have responded to the allegations at the time of writing. 

In a post on social media, Mr Gordon wrote: "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.

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"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.

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"Our box office will be in contact with you directly to organise refund of your tickets."

Mr Rotten- who had originally rescheduled the event from 2020 due to the pandemic - has not responded to the claims but wrote online earlier: "Glasgow Pavilion has unexpectedly cancelled tonight's show. We were informed of the cancellation at 2.48pm."

Mr Lydon is best known as the lead singer of the late-1970s British punk band the Sex Pistols, which lasted from 1975 until 1978, and again for various revivals during the 1990s and 2000s. They are regarded as one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music.

The Glasgow Times has contact Mr Lydon's management over the claims.