The 100 Club has put out a statement saying it will no longer post stage times to the shows it hosts.
Posting on Twitter, the world-renowned London venue cited the fact that it wants to support all the acts that play inside it, stating it is a “great way to discover new music”.
The 100 Club is no longer giving out stage times to any gig we put on. We want to support all bands that play here and so would like people to watch the support acts too. It’s a great way to discover new music.
— The 100 Club (@100clubLondon) February 11, 2019
Many people on social media have been supportive of the move, although some note that it would make life more difficult for people with children and those travelling from afar.
On the other hand, I like to find out stage times so that I *can* turn up for the support act. Given I have to travel in from outside, if I don’t know when they’re on, there’s a good chance I’ll miss them. I’m not turning up at Doors though just to hang around for 3 hours!
— Andrew Fordham (@ajeighh) February 11, 2019
It’s like turning up a half time for a football match
— Ashley Williams (@ashmw13) February 11, 2019
The historic venue has been putting on live music since 1942, and has hosted world-class acts including Blood Orange.