The Masque, which had once been the Liverpool Barfly, has closed. The venue's Facebook page had a statement:
It comes with great sadness, that we have to announce, The Masque has ceased trading as from today. All shows are now cancelled (or in some cases moved) and you are entitled to a refund from your ticket providers. Thanks for being our friend, we'll miss you!Club EVOL, which promoted nights at the venue, are currently working to try to find a new home.
It's a shame - the venue was never much from the outside but inside had a choice of halls and (certainly the last time I went there) had a sense of luxury and refinement that's unusual for a place of its size. It'll be missed.