Well, that was an exciting few hours.
Late last night (July 7th) rumours mounted that The Strokes were set to play a secret London show today.
Fans were told to start queuing for tickets at Camden venue Dingwalls, with the New York indie kingpins using the name 'Venison' - mirroring a similar show in 2009.
Bedlam ensued, with fans hitting up the venue from 8am this morning. Dork magazine had someone on-site, and reported a lengthy queue:
Which is exactly what it turned out to be. The venue eventually deleted the original tweet, before saying:
The Strokes are NOT playing Dingwalls tonight and this is just some joker who has put this out!!!— Dingwalls (@DingwallsLive) July 7, 2018
Sorry for any inconvenience but this was nothing to do with us!
Please note that Venison are also NOT playing tonight!!— Dingwalls (@DingwallsLive) July 7, 2018
Please just go home!!
We have only just been informed by the agent that this gig is now CANCELLED if you would like to contact firstname.lastname@example.org who booked the event they will be able to give you more information why the event has been cancelled.— Dingwalls (@DingwallsLive) July 7, 2018
So: was it a disgruntled ex-employee from Dingwalls? Or someone connected to booking? Whoever it was, the real victims were the fans who wound up queuing for a show that didn't exist...
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