John Grant to play special show in celebration of 40 years of Rough Trade

Rough Trade have announced a series of live events to celebrate their 40th Anniversary, one of which features John Grant collaborating with Wrangler, a new project featuring Stephen Mallinder.

Tickets for these very special one-off shows will be available from Friday 5th August from DICE.FM


Celebrating 40 years of bringing fans, artists and music together in shops across the country and now the globe, Rough Trade are making this landmark birthday about you. The champions of all that’s raw and innovative are presenting six extra special nights of collaborations and performances from the likes of John Grant and Wrangler, Scritti Politti and Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, The Raincoats collaborating with Angel Olsen and more.

Lauded recently by The Guardian for delivering a 5-star of his brutal but beautiful songs, former Czars singer John Grant will perform in collaboration with dystopian electronics trio Wrangler.

Also billed to collaborate are 1970s synthpop icons Scritti Politti and Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor fresh from the release of his second solo album, Piano and The Pop Group, a Bristol band who interestingly pioneered the post-punk sound with punchy noisemakers Protomartyr.

Playing the Barbican Hall in Rough Trade’s honour, October 22nd will be a special one.

Presented by Eat Your Own Ears & Rough Trade.

This is an 18+ event.




  • 30 Jan 2019 Leeds at O2 Academy
  • 31 Jan 2019 Gateshead at Sage
  • 01 Feb 2019 Glasgow at Kings Theatre
  • 03 Feb 2019 Hull at Bonus Area
  • 04 Feb 2019 Liverpool at Philharmonic Hall
  • 05 Feb 2019 Nottingham at Rock City
  • 07 Feb 2019 Cambridge at Corn Exchange
  • 08 Feb 2019 Southampton at O2 Guildhall
  • 10 Feb 2019 Manchester at Albert Hall
  • 11 Feb 2019 Cardiff at St David’s Hall
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