One of London’s finest music venues is set to be demolished by the summer, thanks to the long-delayed CrossRail project which needs the land.
I’ve seen some great gigs at the Astoria and it also used to be a bit of a regular haunt in my RAWWWCKKK! phase, where I hung out with hard drinking, poodle-haired chums in the upstairs club getting on down to Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Guns and Roses and other fist in the air head-shaking types…
So now the Astoria joins the Hammersmith Palais as another great lost London gig. Bummer.
Some great gigs at the Astoria:
Amy Winehouse, Feb 2007
Le Tigre, April 2004.