Manchester’s Roadhouse venue to close in June

Guy Garvey, Elbow (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Guy Garvey, Elbow (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Manchester’s Roadhouse venue is to close permanently on June 1st.

The venue played host to the earliest Elbow gigs, and hosted the band once again just recently for the Back To The Bar series of gigs in support of the War Child charity.

It’s also welcomed bands such as Coldplay, Muse, Fleet Foxes, The Kills and The White Stripes through its door since first opening as a blues club 22 years ago.

“The Roadhouse has championed thousands of local musicians who dreamed of rock and roll stardom,” owner Kate Mountain has told the Manchester Evening News.

“It was a commitment we have always taken seriously, offering a stage and an opportunity to local bands from the first week we opened the doors and will do so until the very last.”

The owners are now promising some ‘memorable send off gigs and club nights throughout May’ and will soak up one last show on May 31st.

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