Dallas Concert Venue Shuts Down

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Rock music venue Amplified Live is shutting down at the end of March.

The venue’s final show will take place on March 31st and feature Exciter and Night Cobra. The venue fits around 2,000 people.

The venue’s building on Technology Boulevard has been sold to new ownership, and while it will still operate as a music venue, it will no longer host rock shows.

Amplified Live did not close due to a lack of ticket sales, reportedly, and many of the shows routinely sold out, according to CultureMap.

In November, for example, Amplified Live was accused of selling so many tickets to a W.A.S.P. concert that the venue had to be shut down by the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department. Allegedly over 1,200 people over the recorded acceptable limit were present at the performance.

Eventually, it was determined that the incident was primarily the result of a clerical error which meant that the venue’s permit did not include the outdoor portion of Amplified Live, but it nevertheless indicates that the establishment was still able to attract strong crowds of rock aficionados.

Even though the show was canceled, the frontman of the band was pleased that the show sold so many tickets.

Amplified Live has only been operating for around two years, opening in 2021.

By mid-March, it was clear that the venue was facing problems. Around this time, the venue began to move shows scheduled for April to different venues, such as Trees and the Granada. Amplified Live was set to show bands like Khemmis, Carcass, and The Bouncing Souls in April and May; now, each of the bands will be shown at the Granada.

Music venues, especially smaller ones, have been closing down in the past year, according to Flypaper. The outlet credits the shutdowns to “gentrification, higher rents, taxes, housing monopolies, lack of support by governments, and, most recently, COVID-19.”

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