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.




  • 29 May 2022 John Grant in Reykjavik at Silfurburg
  • 02 Jun 2022 John Grant in Oslo at Sentrum Scene
  • 04 Jun 2022 John Grant in Stockholm at Göta Lejon
  • 05 Jun 2022 John Grant in Copenhagen at Koncertsalen
  • 07 Jun 2022 John Grant in Aarhus at Voxhall
  • 09 Jun 2022 John Grant in Berlin at Funkhaus
  • 10 Jun 2022 John Grant in Brugge at Cactus Club
  • 12 Jun 2022 John Grant in Koln at Gloria
  • 13 Jun 2022 John Grant in Amsterdam at Paradiso
  • 16 Jun 2022 John Grant in London at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
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