by / December 14th, 2010 /

Paul McCartney to play the 100 Club – cue scramble for tickets

It’s up there with CBGB’s, the Hacienda and Studio 54 as an iconic music venue, and now Paul McCartney has given the thumbs-up to a gig in London’s 100 Club this Friday, December 17.

It’s the Beatles icon’s smallest gig in over a decade — only 300 fans will get tickets for the lunchtime gig on Friday, provided touts don’t get their grubby hands on the tickets first.

The last time Macca played such a small concert was when he performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1999, just yards from where he had played with the Beatles in the early 1960s.

His back to basics ‘Packed Lunch’ show should sell out in a few seconds so good luck. Tickets are £60 from ticketmaster.co.uk and there’s a limit of two per person.

The future of the 100 Club is uncertain after the rent for the venue on London’s Oxford Street rocketed in recent months.