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ON SATURDAY 17th JANUARY 2009 THE METRO CLUB CLOSED IT'S DOORS FOR THE LAST TIME This Saturday the 17th January 2009 was last night ever of the Metro Club, 19-23 Oxford Street, London W1. Thank you to everybody who celebrated our last night with us and helped us go out with a bang! A very special and very memorable night (photos to be uploaded soon). Apologies to everyone who queued in the rain and didn't manage to get in. The venue was acquired on Monday 19th January 2009 using a compulsory purchase order issued by Transport For London under the Crossrail Act. We have had over seven great years running the Metro Club, one of the last independent live music and club venues in the West End. The end has come far quicker than we could have imagined but it was beyond our control and with only 28 days notice served by Transport For London (and over the Christmas period) we have been left without a suitable venue to relocate to. For info on club nights that have relocated see: Blow Up took over the running of The Metro Club as a separate venture to our club night and record label on November 5th 2001, just as the new new wave of bands were about to really start making their moves, many of them at the venue. From debut UK appearances from The Killers, Kings of Leon, to early shows from Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Kaiser Chiefs, to hundreds of new and breaking acts as well as a few legendary characters such as Dion (his first and only UK show in 18 years) and madcap krautrockers Faust. And from the pop world: Mika (first ever show), Scissor Sisters and Robyn. So to all the great bands that have played here, some of whom have gone on to become household names and some never to be heard of again, to all the promoters, audiences, club nights and all the wonderful staff thank you for making it happen. The powers that be have decreed that this Rock 'n' Roll corner of London has to go. So be it. Roll on more retail space and a bigger station, but something will be missing the next time that you walk out from Tottenham Court Road Station onto Oxford Street. But not the great memories. Paul Tunkin Blow Up Metro read more...
16.01.09 Blow Up Metro Venue Closure *LAST EVER NIGHT OF THE METRO* Sat. 17th Jan. 2009
This Saturday the 17th January 2009 will be the last night ever of the Metro Club, 19-23 Oxford Street, London W1. read more...
01.01.09 **LAST EVER NIGHT OF THE METRO CLUB** Saturday 17th January 2009
Take part in history - Saturday 17th January 2009 will be the last ever Blow Up at The Metro and THE LAST EVER NIGHT OF THE METRO CLUB due to the venue closure. The Metro Club has been open as a club (under various names) since the 1950s - this will be your last chance ever to come to the venue. Tickets will not be on sale for tonight. Doors will open early - arrive early! <br /> <br /> Blow Up will continue the following week on Saturday 24th January at Bar Rumba. read more...
28.11.08 METRO CLUB CLOSURE - January 2009
On Tues 20th Jan 2009 The Metro Club, 19-23 Oxford Street, London will close. This is due to the proposed Tottenham Court Road Station extension. We have been notified by Transport For London that the venue is to be acquired by a compulsory purchase order, under the Crossrail Act. read more...
27.11.08 Metro Club Gallery now live!
Today we have launched our new photo gallery featuring just some of the photos from our archives taken at the club over the last 7 years. Photos include one of the first UK shows for The Killers, Dion's first and only UK show in 18 years and much more, with more to be added every day. read more...
18.11.08 Blow Up NYE tickets now on sale!
Tickets now on sale for Blow Up New Year's Eve extravanganza at The Metro - available from all the usual agents... read more...
07.11.08 The Week That Was show announced - 1st December
Following their ICA show and on their way back from their European dates, The Week That Was swing back through London for a headline at The Metro. read more...
03.09.08 New Thursday Night Club - Electric Feel
Starting Thursday September 4th! rock'n'roll - indie - electro - new wave - pop read more...
16.07.08 New Young Pony Club to play this Wednesday 23rd July
Just announced,tickets on sale now, be quick...
13.05.08 Blow Up Records Night - 22nd May
3 Blow Up bands on one bill including UK live debut for Sweden's 'Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck' and its free before 8pm! read more...
20.03.08 Pop Levi confirmed for 27th march
Flying straight from Los Angeles, this will be the UK debut for Pop Levi's BEATMACHINE. The freakmaster will be remixing tracks from his new album for your dancing pleasure. Feet don't fail me now! read more...
13.03.08 We Are Scientists playback Launch Party - this Wed 19th March
o celebrate the release of the new album from We Are Scientists 'Brain Thrust Mastery' I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor is hosting an official playback launch party with giveaways! read more...
20.01.08 B-Movie to play April
A rare show for early 80s new wavers just announced - read more...
01.01.08 Happy New Year!
13.11.07 Blow Up NYE tickets now on sale
If last year is anything to go buy tickets will sell fast - so get your order in early! read more...
13.11.07 Blow Up Records New for 2008 - Feb 2nd
The Bongolian will play a rare london show on the 2nd February 2008, promoting his new album 'Outer Bongolia' with support from new Blow Up signings Silvery & Baltic Fleet. read more...
12.11.07 Martin Gordon and Radio Stars to play 2008
Sparks, Jet, Radio Stars, Rolling Stones, Kylie Minogue, Tiger Lillies, Sezen Aksu, the Mammal Trilogy – it was a long and winding road which led to Gordon’s solo debut in the USA in 2007, a mere 34 years after becoming a professional musician. He ‘didn’t want to flood the market’, he says. Despite this, bassist/composer/producer Martin Gordon makes a rare appearance on March 1st 2008 at the Blow Up Metro club in Oxford Street. And, in blatant contradiction to his evident strategy, he will follow with a one-off performance by his temporarily-reformed band Radio Stars. Click on the link below for more info: 1st March 2008 read more...
22.10.07 Dion's first UK show in 17 years - November 8th
Blow Up is proud to announce that The Metro will be hosting DION - an evening of acoustic blues performed by Dion presented by Sean Rowley. Dion will be promoting his forthcoming album 'Son Of Skip James' (a Blue Label release), the follow up to his 2006 Grammy nominated album 'Bronx In Blue'. This is a one-off show for the US legend who will be perfoming an acoustic blues set, and is his first UK show in 17 years! Tickets are not yet on sale - information to be announced shortly, stay tuned!
08.09.07 Mistys Big Adventure to be rescheduled to October 11th
The recent Misty's Big Adventure show which was cancelled due to the floods will now be rescheduled to October 11th. Original tickets will be valid.
08.09.07 MC Lars confirmed October 31st
MC Lars makes his long awaited return to London's Metro club, this Halloween - Wednesday 31st October.
07.09.07 StereoTotal confirmed for November 11th
The world's best pop group (according to Momus) StereoTotal return to The Metro for a one-off London show
04.09.07 The Bishops + Assembly Now confirmed for 8th October
Just confirmed The Bishops on Monday 8th October with support from Assembly Now.
19.07.07 Metro Riots month residency announced
London rockers Metro Riots are releasing a new single as well as embarking on a national tour this September. To kick things off the Metro Club will be hosting 4-week a residency starting on Wednsday 15th August through to Wednesday 5th September.
01.06.07 Diesel U-Music Awards finalists show 27th June
The finalist show for the Diesel U-Music Awards in the Electronic category, with NY duo Shy Child headlining, plus a dj set from The Infadels.
25.05.07 The Mooney Suzuki to play June 13th
Just announced today - tickets on sale now.
08.05.07 City Showcase acts confirmed 4th-8th June.
:mon 4th june: Xfm rock night w. ian camfield: electric city + devil sold his soul + delorentos tue 5th june: Xfm indie night w. john kennedy: brinkman + union of knives + the silent years wed 6th june: Billboard Australian night: the kits + roundabout city thu 7th june: Billboard Canadian night: anthill + kate rogers fri 8th june: sketchbeat + leopold + hey zeus + darcy Free advance tickets available for most of these shows. For booking check follow the link on the show page or check out
19.03.07 More tickets released for Thurday show today
A further limited amount of tickets will be released today.
05.03.07 Help She Cant Swim to play Mon 26th March
18.02.07 Louie Bank Holiday Special - Monday 9th April
Louie will be launching their new single on this bank holiday special with DJs Kate Nash, Danny Frog & Waks Records plus live guests.
07.02.07 Two new Sunday residencies: the Hi-Hat + Destination Soul
Snowboy brings his legendary Hi-Hat club to a new monthly Sunday residency at The Metro. He says The Metro reminded him of the classic Jazz Dance clubs of the past, such as Gossips and The Wag is a dimly lit basement with a great sound-system – which is where this scene belongs. Last Sunday of every month, kicking off on Febuary 25th. Snowboy is also doing a brand new night too Destination Soul where he's put together the ultimate, no-messing, dj line-up for all your Funk, Northern Soul and Latin Boogaloo needs on a Sunday night in The Capital. Second Sunday of every month starting on March 11th.
06.02.07 New Monday club with Super Super mag: Namalee Loves Pop
Take one of the originators of the emergent Nu Rave scene (According to The Sunday Times, Niyi along with K-tron, started it) and the scene's official 'zine Super Super Magazie
08.01.07 Dragonette to play The Bunker 18th Jan
Just announced: late night apearance for Canada's Dragonette at The Bunker. On stage midnight
02.01.07 1965 Records Night confirmed for Feb 1st
1965 Records present Uptown Top Ranking feat. The Metros, Ripchord and The Draytones.
05.12.06 Brakes announced as headline next Monday
The special guests for Scream Promotion's Christmas Party have just been announced as Brakes. Tickets will sell fast.
07.11.06 Metro Club gets new Sound System
We are pleased to announce that The Metro Club now has a brand new front of house PA and monitors. We have recently installed a new D&B AudioTechnik system - at a much higher specification than previously - providing a noticeablly clearer and more defined live sound. read more...
06.11.06 Pigeon Detectives to play Wed 6th Dec
Leeds band The Pigeon Detectives confirmed show for Wed 6th Dec. Tickets will sell fast.
10.10.06 Blow Up NYE - now on sale
Tix now on sale. As usual book early as it will sell out.
07.09.06 RADIO 4 to play oct 3rd - now on sale
Radio 4 transcend the reaches of the genre police and can set any stage ablaze with their own party, Brooklyn style and in keeping with that they will return for a very special intimate live performance for fans at London's Metro on October 3rd and will return for a full big tour later in the year.
27.08.06 Pink Grease booked for September 16
07.08.06 Neil's Children added to this week's Blood Arm show
Just added to next week's bill on Wed 16th August.
06.08.06 US band the Fray to play in September
Currently #10 in the US Billboard Top 50.
19.07.06 The Grates confirmed for August 22nd
High energy and furiously paced punk from Australia’s hottest new export THE GRATES .
18.07.06 Winnebago Deal confirmed for 14th august
22.06.06 The Blood Arm moved to August 16th
Originally booked for 18th July are The Blood Arm who'll be launching their new record... Date has now been moved to Wednesday 16th August.
14.06.06 Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly this friday
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly confirmed for main support this Friday. Signed to Atlantic, playing Download / O2 / Reading and already has sold out 93 Feet:.
01.06.06 Big Boss Man to play in July
Big Boss Man confirmed for Saturday 22nd July. The self-confessed 'Punks of Hammond Funk' play a rare London show as a follow up to their World Cup Single 'Party 7' out in June which is featured in the NIKE 'JOGA BONITO' advert starring Thierry Henry and Eric Cantona. It's taken from their first album 'Humanize' which was also used as soundtrack to BAFTA nominated short film 'Sweet' recently made available for first time on The Mighty Boosh 2 DVD.
29.05.06 Seafood to play in July
Seafood confirmed for Friday 28th July.
10.05.06 City Showcase acts confirmed including Captain + Amanda Ghost - limited free tic
This year's City Showcase nights have now been confirmed: mon 5th june: tough cookie night* the alps + the shakes + dr + redus tue 6th june: rock night in association with Xfm amanda ghost + jackson analogue + the fallout trust + serf wed 7th june: canada rocks 2006 in association Billboard & Canadian High Commission the trews + catlow + peter elkas + tbc thu 8th june: indie/alternative night in association with John Kennedy and Xfm captain + new rhodes + drink me Free advance tickets available for these shows except monday 5th (*). For booking check follow the link on the show page or check out
20.04.06 Robots in Diguise headline 3rd May
Madcap electro duo confirmed for Wed 3rd May: Dream ESG, Peaches and Gainsbourg in a pop clusterf**k.
13.04.06 Every Move a Picture to headline May 4th
Indie/Dance/Punk band Every Move A Picture (US) return the Metro on Thursady May 4th. Think Killers, Interpol or early Simple Minds.
12.04.06 Cosmic Rough Riders confirmed for June
Just confirmed CRR will play Wed 14th June. Tickets will sell fast.
05.04.06 Tapes n Tapes confirmed for May 18th
Hot US band Tapes N Tapes confirmed to play May 18th.
24.03.06 Protocol to support B-Movie this Sat 25th March
Eighties influenced Protocool just added to B-Movie bill. A few tix still available but be quick as will go fast!!
20.03.06 Die! Die! Die! to play with Betchadupa on 27th April
A double New Zealand bill as Die! Die! Die! fresh from SXSW to support Betchadupa.
13.03.06 Bob Hund - Bergman Rock confirmed for April
Bob Hund - Bergman Rock confirmed for April 13th with support from Cherubs and Everything On Black.
27.02.06 Bikini Beach Band confirmed for 11th March
If you like twangy guitars and glitz with a raised eyebrow you must not miss The Bikini Beach Band. Just confirmed for Sat 11th March.
22.02.06 Dan Sartain just confirmed for next Tues 28th Feb
Last minute booking for One Little Indian atist Dan Sartain.
17.02.06 Help She Can't Swim confirmed for March
Just confirmed - Help She Can't Swim to play 30th March
16.02.06 Tahiti 80 added 21st February bill
Tahiti 80 (France) just added to Feb 21st bill
15.02.06 Good Shoes + Rumble Strips to play March
Good Shoes, Rumble Strips and The Bridge Gang to play 29th March with The Pyrrha Girls DJing.
29.11.05 I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - starts 7th Dec
New Wednesday club night starts next week on 7th Dec - music from the best new bands about.
28.11.05 OK GO confirmed for January 10th
Chicago's OK GO confirmed for January 10th 2006.
27.11.05 Blow Up NYE party - Now on sale
Tickets for Blow Up's NYE party now on sale
15.11.05 JR Ewing play on 5th Dec
US rockers J.R. Ewing return to Metro for a December show.
09.11.05 Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah next mon
Just announced - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah next Monday, Nov 14th
14.10.05 iFoward Russia! support Robocop Kraus
iFoward Russia! just confirmed as second support for The Robocop Kraus on Wed 19th Oct
12.10.05 Faust to play Nov 2nd - just confirmed
German band FAUST have just confirmed to play on Nov 2nd.

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