Goodbye London Astoria

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.

Goodbye to the London Astoria music venue, Charing Cross Road, London, 14 January 2009

Goodbye to the London Astoria music venue, Charing Cross Road, London, 14 January 2009

Goodbye to the London Astoria music venue, Charing Cross Road, London, 14 January 2009

Goodbye to the London Astoria music venue, Charing Cross Road, London, 14 January 2009

Some great gigs at the Astoria:
Goodbye to the London Astoria music venue, Charing Cross Road, London, 14 January 2009

Goodbye to the London Astoria music venue, Charing Cross Road, London, 14 January 2009
Amy Winehouse, Feb 2007

Goodbye to the London Astoria music venue, Charing Cross Road, London, 14 January 2009
Le Tigre, April 2004.