"It's essential that these gig spots are kept alive to keep the capital's live music scene alive"
Asylums are among the bands announced to play a string of gigs to save London’s legendary venue, The Roadhouse.
The hotly-tipped rising rockers will be kicking things off tomorrow night, while every Tuesday and Thursday throughout April will see a host of bands come together to play free gigs to fight against The Roadhouse’s eviction from their home in Covent Garden.
“Covent Garden’s Roadhouse is another of Central London’s live music venues under threat,” say Asylums. “It’s essential that these gig spots are kept alive to keep the capital’s live music scene alive. The venue is under pressure from the landlord and the council so we’ve signed up to play one of the support gigs the venue is running.
“It’s also an opportunity for all our fans to see Asylums live for free and get a taste of the forthcoming album. We’ll be doing a 30 minute showcase set. Our Cool Thing Records label mates Suspects are also main support and awesome. Drinks are also 2-for-1 so fill your boots. “
A petition has also been launched for the #SaveRoadhouse campaign, which you can sign here. Over 12,000 people have signed the petition so far, calling Westminster City Council to prevent the eviction. Supporters include former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman and London Night Czar Amy Lame. There will also be a photocall on Tuesday April 17 at 4pm outside the Roadhouse for anyone who wishes to join the fight the save the venue.
The full line-up for the upcoming #SaveRoadhouse shows are:
Tuesday 17 April: Asylums – as part of a Cool Thing Records Night; Suspects, Tom Bright & The Dynamite
Thursday 19 April: Gabi Garbutt & The Illuminations – Single launch, Penny Mob, The Severs
Tuesday 24 April: China Bowls, Romances, Chloe Foy
Thursday 26 April: The Wholls, Hello Operator, Fossette, Tom Forest
Asylums meanwhile, will release their debut album ‘Alien Human Emotions’ on July 6.