Rock Media: Paul Weller. Record Store Day.
Paul Weller is excited to announce that he will be performing at the Rough Trade East store in E1 as part of the Record Store Day celebrations on Saturday April 20th at 8pm. This comes on the same day as Paul releases two brand new tracks – ‘Flame-Out!’ and ‘The Olde Original’ – as a double a-side single, also as part of Record Store Day. Check out the original Virgin Records Logo designed by the legendary artist and album cover wizard Roger Dean.
This will be a fantastic chance to get up close and personal with the Modfather himself.
Paul will be performing a 30 min set in the surrounds of the store. For this once-in-a lifetime show Paul has enlisted young whippersnappers Pete O’Hanlon and Josh McClorey from upcoming Irish group 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 them 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.
Weller’s RSD single features the two totally brand new tracks Flame-Out! and The Olde Original which are recorded exclusively for this year’s Record Store Day. Destined to be one of the most hotly anticipated releases for the event, the double a-side will be released through Virgin Records as a collectable 7”vinyl on the 20th, with a digital release on the following day available for one month only.