He praises venue ahead of Friday (Dec 17) show

Paul McCartney has given his support to London‘s 100 Club ahead of his lunchtime gig there on Friday (December 17).

The venue, which is facing closure at the end of this year due to spiralling rental costs, has previously drawn support from Liam Gallagher, Mick Jagger and Bobby Gillespie, among others.

Speaking about his decision to play there, McCartney said: “We are really looking forward to the show. I’ve never played at the 100 Club before and it’s great to be playing at a venue with so much great history that has seen so many brilliant gigs over the years.”

He jokingly added: “One of the reasons for playing the 100 Club, besides playing a small club gig, is so that we can be part of the campaign to help the venue stay open for a new generation of up-and-coming artists, like myself!”

Check NME.COM on Friday afternoon for a report on McCartney‘s gig.