It isn’t actually on the ‘day’, but as part of Record Store Day, Paul Weller is playing for free at Rough Trade East in London.
Of course, it isn’t quite as straightforward as that. Weller will be performing at the Rough Trade East store in London E1 as part of the Record Store Day celebrations on Thursday April 20th at 8pm. This comes on the same day as he releases two brand new tracks as part of Record Store Day. More on that can be found here.
Weller will be performing a 30 minute set in the surrounds of the store, backed up with Pete O’Hanlon and Josh McClorey from The Strypes who will feature on bass and guitar respectively. The line-up will be completed by drummer Jay Sharrock from Miles Kane’s band.
How to get tickets:
From 8am Tuesday 16th April, there will be 250 wristbands only available from Rough Trade East to give away – first come, first served. This wristband will guarantee entry to Paul Weller’s performance only – it will not guarantee queue jumping into the shop throughout the day on RSD.
Before the performance, staff at the shop will have to ask non-wrist-banded customers to leave. Then all wrist-banded people will get in. So there you go – set the alarm for tomorrow.
Check out the single below…