The View to play final show at Dundee’s Doghouse

Scots take to the stage in their spiritual home one final time

The View are to play the closing party of Dundee venue The Doghouse tonight (August 7).

The venue, which the band used as a rehearsal space in their early days, is to shut for good following the gig.

A statement about The Doghouse said that management were not able to come up with enough money to buy the building from owners Punch Taverns.


The View bassist Kieren Webster said the band are “gutted” the venue is closing, though he hoped it would not be the end for The Doghouse.

He said: “We have faith that it is not the end and we are gonna make sure we give it a right royal send-off, and while everyone is saying goodbye to one era, hopefully we will be saying hello to the next.”

Venue manager Sarah Hill echoed Webster‘s hopes for the future, stating that a new venue is in the pipeline.

She said: “Further discussions will be taking place, but I think we may have the new venue available to us to move in and reopen in around a month’s time. It seems the only right thing to do, as allowing The Doghouse doors to close forever is not an option.

“I think we are much more than just a music venue to the local community, and hopefully we will continue to be so for many years to come. Watch this space.”

The View played a fundraiser for The Doghouse in April.