Jarvis Cocker - Looking Rough at 30 30/09/08 in Jarvis Cocker
Proud founders of Rough Trade Geoff and Jeannette, have hatched a plan to commemorate our 30th anniversary and in the good sprit of rock ‘n’ roll they’ve decided that five parties are better than one. You’re all invited, all you need to do is make it down to either Sheffield, London, Edinburgh, Manchester or Birmingham on one of the dates below.
Each one will feature special Rough Trade guests including our own in house legend Jarvis, who will be headlining on each occasion and giving a little talk about our history, here’s what he had to say about it all,
JARVIS COCKER :
“Strangely enough, this is also the 30th anniversary of my first involvement with making music (the first incarnation of Pulp was formed during an Economics lesson towards the end of October 1978). How could I have known then that our two destinies would become so intertwined? I’m proud to be part of these birthday celebrations – I know there’s an awful lot of Anniversary Culture out there but this is one that’s actually worth celebrating: Rough Trade has always been about discovering the new, exploring the unknown & giving a voice to those who would otherwise remain unheard. And they’re still doing it 30 years on. This is no dewy-eyed nostalgia trip – it’s an on-going revolution. Stand up & be counted! (Actually, comfortable seating IS available in most of the venues – should you require it).”
Party on Wayne!
Nov 25 Sheffield Academy
Nov 26 London Shepherds Bush Empire
Nov 28 Edinburgh Picture House
Nov 30 Mancester Academy
Dec 02 Birmingham Academy