Damon Albarn co say goodbye to legendary London venue

The Good, The Bad & The Queen have confirmed they will play the final show at London‘s legendary Hammersmith Palais on March 31.

The band will be joined by special guests The Tony Allen Orchestra, with additional support slots yet to be announced.

A late license on the night will bring the historic venue to an end, as bulldozers are expected to move in on April 1 to demolish the building in favour of office blocks.

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS, now.

The Hammersmith Palais has been a memorable home to a plethora of legendary acts over the years, including U2, The Rolling Stones and The Clash, whose bass player Paul Simonon is in The Good, The Bad And The Queen.

It has recently provided a base for the Shockwaves NME Awards Shows, seeing performances this year’s from the likes of Kasabian and Klaxons.

Meanwhile to read an exclusive interview with Damon Albarn on the venue, his future plans and anti-nuke website No-bomb.com get this week’s issue of NME, on UK newsstands from tomorrow (February 28).