Albert Hammond Jr has been discussing the hoax that tricked hundreds of Strokes fans in London.
Far Out reported the news that Camden venue Dingwalls sent out a message via social media announcing a performance of a “very special one-off show” from ‘Venison’. On top of that, the traditional logo of The Strokes was adapted to suit the event.
Having not played a show in London since 2015, around 500 die-hard fans of the Strokes rushed to Camden in an attempt to buy a rare ticket – some of which waited in line from 6am.
However, at around 10am that morning, the venue released the news the news that a rogue former employer had sent out the message via their official Twitter account as a prank. The move came just days after the staff member was fired.
Discussing the prank, Hammond said bluntly: “Well it didn’t confuse me because I’m in the band,” when asked by the NME.
“I felt people were not really being as smart as they could because everyone has social media now and it was very easy to see that I was on tour and there wasn’t going to be a show.”