Vampire Weekend help Rough Trade get gigs going again

Band to play first instore after Radiohead 'suspension'

New Yorkers Vampire Weekend, tipped to be one of the biggest new stars of 2008. Pic: Jo McCaughey
Vampire Weekend will help London shop Rough Trade East resume its instore shows later this month following their attempt to stage Radiohead there last month.

The New Yorkers will play the free show at the Brick Lane shop on February 29.

Rough Trade had had suspended instore gigs at the store after they were forced to move their free Radiohead performance to the nearby 93 Feet East venue at short notice.

Tickets for Vampire Weekend's appearence are expected to go quickly, and can be details of how to get tickets for the show will be on the Rough Trade website soon.

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