The Strokes will not be playing a surprise show in London this evening after a bizarre prank played on unsuspecting fans.
Yesterday 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.
For those unaware, Venison was the name The Strokes used they played a comeback show in London back in 2010. On top of that, the venue used hashtags of iconic songs by the band like ‘Last Night’ and ‘New York City Cops’.
“‘Venison’ return for a very special one-off London show, this is first come first served for tickets,” they tweeted. “Tickets will be available Saturday 7th July at Dingwalls between the hours of midday and 2pm. Max purchase of 8 tickets per person.”
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 this 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.
“A couple of weeks ago the whole of the management team for Dingwalls was fired. They forgot to take them off the social feeds though, so like the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,” a source told Metro.
“Basically they just dug up the poster from the 2010 gig and posted it again.’ ‘It’s a shit show. There were 500 people who queued up. Some people were queuing from 6am.”
Queue for The Strokes at Dingwalls. They’ve rearranged the queue so it doesn’t block the market now. Hopefully not everyone will need 8! pic.twitter.com/bcSGLmiUgn
— Joe. (@j_st_88) July 7, 2018