Monday, March 17, 2008

Venuewatch: The end of the Rainbow

It's not actually played host to a gig for 20 years - it's been a branch of Walgreens since it closed in 1988 - but it's still sad to hear that the Denver Rainbow Music Hall is to be demolished.

Amongst the bands who passed through during its time as a venue were Devo, Pat Benatar and U2 before they became unbearable, The Clash, The Fixx and Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five.

The building had been converted to house the Walgreens, but now the company needs more space and is going to build anew. They have promised to keep the historic sign, though.