Sir Paul McCartney will provide a huge boost to the ailing London venue The 100 Club this Friday lunchtime (Dec 17th) when he performs an intimate show at the club which is under the threat of closure due to escalating rent costs.
Speaking about the show, Sir Paul revealed he is looking forward to the different challenges presented by performing at a such a small venue after becoming accustomed to large stadium shows over the course of his long career.
“I’ve played all sorts of different venues over the years and this kind of show presents a different kind of challenge to performing in a stadium,” he said.
“I love performing and I love connecting with audiences, be it in a stadium or arena or in a club. I’m looking forward to being able to interact with fans on a face to face basis, not to mention the smell of sweat and beer!”
Countless musicians have added their voices to the campaign to save The 100 Club, which could close before the end of the year if the required sum of £500,000 is not raised in time to turn the venue into a non-profit organisation.
Last month, a short documentary was released to highlight the significance the 100 Club has on the UK’s live music scene: