London venue Shepherd’s Bush Empire ‘to be fully open within a matter of weeks’

Number of upcoming gigs affected due to essential maintenance work.

https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2shepherdsbushempire/o2sbe-buildingworks

Shepherd’s Bush Empire, the London venue currently closed due to “serious structural damage”, is likely to be open again in a matter of weeks.

Courteeners were due to play the west London venue on Friday night but were forced to pull the gig at the last minute.

A statement issued on the venue’s website overnight clarifies that a formal inspection of the roof on Friday (December 4) led to the closure. Further inspections took place yesterday and gigs scheduled at the venue up to December 20 have been affected. See below for a full list of live shows affected by the building work.

“Safety and amenities for our customers and staff is paramount and we are truly sorry for the inconvenience this unexpected maintenance and repair may cause,” the statement reads. “We are undertaking remedial works and aim to be fully open within a matter of weeks.”

The Courteeners, December 4 (Customers are advised to retain their tickets until further notice)
Upside, December 8 (Customers are advised to retain their tickets until further notice)
One OK Rock, December 10 (Customers are advised to retain their tickets until further notice)
Black Star Riders, December 11 (This show has moved to the Scala on the same day)
Clutch, December 12 (This show has moved to O2 Academy Brixton on the same day)
Family, December 13 (This show will now take place on December 14 at O2 Forum, Kentish Town)
Kodaline, December 14-17 (Customers are advised to retain their tickets until further notice)
Kim Wilde’s Christmas Party, December 18 (Customers are advised to retain their tickets until further notice)
Fields of the Nephilim, December 19 (This show is moving to O2 Forum, Kentish Town, date to be decided)
Hawkwind, December 20 (This show has moved to the Coronet on the same day. All tickets remain valid)

Please note that all tickets will remain valid until further notice for any postponed or rescheduled shows, and any ticketing enquiries should be directed to your point of purchase.

Shepherds Bush Empire is one of London’s most recognisable venues and first opened its doors in 1903 as a music hall. The 2000 capacity venue has hosted bands including Deerhunter, Beach House, Father John Misty (pictured above), Brandon Flowers, Jack Garratt, Leon Bridges, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Fifth Harmony, PiL and Yo La Tengo in 2015.