O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

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o2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Shepherd's Bush
This former BBC theatre is a great mid-sized venue, holding 2,000 standing or 1,300 seated. The sound is decent (with the exception of the alcove behind the stalls bar) and so Shepherds Bush Empire is possibly London's best medium-sized venue with a gig roll that would put the likes of Wembley to shame. David Bowie, Kylie Minogue, Erasure, Elton John, Smashing Pumpkins and The Rolling Stones have all played at the Empire but the most memorable event took place on March 10 2003, when Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines famously said she was 'ashamed the President of the United States [George W Bush] is from Texas'. Far and away the best thing about Shepherd's Bush.
Venue name: O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Address: Shepherd's Bush Green

W12 8TT
Transport: Tube: Shepherd's Bush
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I love this venue - and I've been to three shows there over the last three weeks, so you can trust that. I stood in front of the speakers at the sides of the stage for all three shows and the sound mixing was fantastic. Despite each show being sold out, I didn't feel like a sardine - plenty of room to bop around and get into the performances. The bar staff are nice, too, and the toilet - while a bit awkwardly designed - is easily accessible beside the merch area. The venue is super easy to get to as well, only about a ten minute walk from Shepherd's Bush on the Central line.

Alan U

So many artists I've seen here especially jamiroquai back in the day,and a short walk home after. Sweet