The Charlatans to play record shop gig for "two diet cokes and eight cans of beer"

The Charlatans to play record shop gig for "two diet cokes and eight cans of beer"
qawardsthecharlatans.jpg

charlatansThe Charlatans are set to play a intimate record shop gig in Sunderland for "diet coke and beer", Tim Burgess has revealed to Q.

The band who feature in session on tonight’s (8 February) Q Show on Absolute Radio from 10pm (GMT), will play Pop Recs in Sunderland on 21 February.

The shop was founded and run by band Frankie And The Heartstrings due to the lack of record stores in their home town.

"Pop Recs is a really important part of the Sunderland music scene and we'd always said we'd love to play there,” Burgess tells Q.

“We were heading North East to play at the 6Music Festival and we thought we could stop off the night before. Frankie And The Heartstrings had played at Tim Peaks so we know them pretty well so we gave them a shout. No agents or managers talking to each other - the rider is two diet cokes and eight cans of beer and the deal was done"

Tickets for the show, which are £5, go on sale at 2pm on 15 February. For more information head to Poprecsltd.com

Meanwhile The Charlatans will be on The Q Show on Absolute Radio tonight playing classic tracks from 10pm. Tune in via Absoluteradio.co.uk.