Do you have fond memories of an iconic music venue that is no more? For me personally, it will always be the London Astoria. Back in my punk rock youth I saw some of my favourite bands here including The Vandals, Goldfinger, Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard and even saw The Blood Hound Gang in next doors LA2. No longer standing due to an expansion of the tube, I always pay by respects each time I walk down Tottenham Court Road to what was, in my opinion, one of London’s finest venues.
If, like me, you like the idea of venues rising from the ashes, then you will be happy to know that Skullcandy have launched a brand new video series that does exactly that. Their new #STAYLOUD video series takes once legendary and iconic European music venues and brings them back to life for one night only. Rejoice!
The first venue to get the treatment was the legendary Hammersmith Palais which held its last show back on April 1st, 2007. Having had everyone from The Clash, The Rolling Stones and The Sex Pistols grace it’s stage, it holds a lot of nostalgia for many gig goers. Now a Puregym, Skullcandy decided to bring it back to life and brought in the incredible Peace for an unforgettable show. You can watch how this all went down in the video below.
The next venue on the list will be Paris’ Le Rose Bondon, which is currently a restaurant. French band Skip The Use will take to the stage to reclaim its punk rock roots.
Which venue would you bring back? Let us know in the comments.
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