All proceeds from the gig will go to The Joiners
The Vaccines have announced that they will play a tiny show in Southampton in support of local venue The Joiners.
All proceeds from the gig – which will take place next Tuesday (January 22) will go towards the ailing venue, which faces an uncertain future.
Tickets are available from The Joiners website now, with the remainder onsale directly from the venue tomorrow night (January 22).
In a statement to NME, a spokesperson for The Joiners said: “Being a small independent venue has always made it harder to sustain a successful business, with the last 12 months being our hardest yet.” The Southampton pub staged early gigs from Radiohead, Oasis and Coldplay. Ticket sales have dwindled over the past two years, with the 150-capcaity venue struggling to draw in the crowds.
The spokesperson added: “We’ve run a few of these benefit shows already – most notably at the end of last year Frank Turner did two shows in on day, going some way in helping the venue to secure its future. Its a credit to the boys that they’re supporting the cause and we can’t thank them enough.”
For full details about the gig see www.joinerslive.co.uk
The Vaccines were recently nominated for the BRIT award for Best British Live Act.