February 19, 2011 13:00

Yuck’s Southampton show cancelled due to Chinese takeaway blaze

Band set to reschedule Joiner's show

Yuck’s Southampton show cancelled due to Chinese takeaway blaze

Photo: Suzie Blake/NME

Yuck were forced to cancel their show in Southampton on Thursday night (February 17) after the venue they were playing in was evacuated.

The fast-rising London band, who played a Shockwaves NME Awards show at London’s Bush Hall last night (February 18), were due to headline the city’s Joiners venue on Thursday.

However, they were unable to play after smoke started to enter the venue from a blaze at the Hot Wok, the Chinese restaurant next door. The fire brigade had to be called, with firefighters spending over five hours putting out the blaze.

They believe the fire was caused by hot tar that builders had left smouldering on the takeaway’s roof. It is currently being refurbished.

Yuck posted a statement on their Facebook page after the incident. “We’re really sorry that the Southampton gig burned down last night," they wrote. "We were just sitting in the dressing room and then suddenly were aware that we couldn't see anything. But keep your tickets because it’s being rescheduled.”

A new date will be confirmed shortly.

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