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Fans of the Clash who are bored with the U.S.A. should maybe head to Spain, where they can hang out in a plaza dedicated to the band’s front man, Joe Strummer. That’s right, “Plaza de Joe Strummer” is now a thing.

Basically, some residents of the southern city of Granada really wanted a local square to be dedicated to the musician. So naturally they took to Facebook, where they launched a petition to try and make it happen, the BBC reports. Strummer, who died of a heart attack in 2002, had ties to the Spanish city that date back to the 1970s, when he visited with his girlfriend, Paloma Romero, a native of southern Spain. During his time in Granada, he became familiar with local band 091 and later went on to produce one of their albums. He also name-dropped the city in the song “Spanish Bombs” on the 1979 album London Calling, singing, “Spanish songs in Granada, oh ma corazón.”