Sir Paul McCartney has backed the campaign to save London's iconic 100 Club after his upcoming gig at the venue sold out in seconds.
The Beatles legend announced on Tuesday (14Dec10) that he will play a show at the tiny, 300-capacity underground concert hall in the U.K. capital on Friday (17Dec10).
Tickets for the show, which were priced at $90 (£60), sold out almost instantly - and MCCartney has now thrown his weight behind the campaign to save the 100 Club from closure after the owners admitted soaring rents in central London are putting the famed venue under threat.
He says, "I've never played at the 100 Club before and it's great to be playing at a venue with so much great history that has seen so many brilliant gigs over the years. One of the reasons for playing the 100 Club, besides playing a small club gig, is so that we can be part of the campaign to help the venue stay open for a new generation of up and coming artists - like myself!"