I was chuffed when Rachel asked if she could play in the shop to launch her new EP. I was more than happy when James offered to play in the shop again and then was able to play the week the new Twilight Sad album was released. What was turning out to be one of the best weeks we had ever had for in-stores then unbelievably got even better when I asked the FRabbit guys if they fancied popping in to do an in-store before their sold out gig at the HMV Picture House and they said yes. We had 500 people at the Record Store Day show so we will be issuing tickets that will guarantee entry but as with all Avalanche in-stores it will be free and all ages. I was particularly pleased at how many young kids came back to the shop after the last in-store saying it was the first real gig they had been to and how much they had enjoyed it. Hopefully though everybody will fit in and I’ll let people know how many places are left on the day for those without a ticket. More details to follow but I expect tickets will be ready to collect from Tuesday.