Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
© Tom Cronin
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jul 8 2014
Now officially known as the Eventim Apollo after a spell as the HMV Apollo, Hammersmith Apollo is another live music emporium that began life as an art deco cinema. The 1930s building had a big refit in 2002 and another in 2013, but still features the original 1932 Compton pipe organ. It now doubles as a 3,600-capacity all-seater theatre and a 5,000-capacity standing-room-only gig space, hosting everyone from Kenny Rogers to Slipknot.
Highlights from the Apollo's glittering history include 38 Beatles gigs from 1964-1965, David Bowie's last gig as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 and several concerts by Queen in 1979. It's also starred in various music DVDs from the likes of Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Kings Of Leon. Aside from music Hammersmith Apollo has a top-notch array of comedy, dance and kids shows from the biggest names in the biz, from 'Riverdance' to Russell Brand to SpongeBob Square Pants.
What's on at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Solo shows, Big-name talent
The supreme master of spontaneous stand-up and true king of surreal flights of fantasy is back in London with his 'Tangentleman' tour, playing three nights at the Hammersmith Apollo. Ross talks nonsense of the highest order.
Singer and former prison guard Sam Bailey, winner of the 2013 series of 'The X Factor', belts out powerful chart-pop tunes, including her cover of Demi Lovato's 'Skyscraper', which hit the Christmas Number One spot last year. She's also supported Beyoncé...
Classic rock, Prog rock
The hard-working ex-Genesis guitarist tours his new album 'Genesis Revisited': new recordings of old songs by his former band. Going over old ground might sound lazy, until you hear it's his 25th solo studio album – an impressive figure even without counting...
Hip hop, House, techno and electro
Forward-thinking Belgian producer Stromae laces catchy-as-hell piano-house licks, finger-picked guitar and Belgian hip hop into electro-dance music.
Covers bands, Prog rock
One of the most successful tribute acts of all time perform the music of Pink Floyd, complete with mega light show. They've got their act down to such obsessive detail that they were booked to play Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's 50th birthday party.
Pop, Chart pop
Fresh off a stint opening for Taylor Swift, the baby-faced teen-pop band jam out their impish, devil-may-care party jams with boyish charm. Brace yourself for the dizzying spectacle of thousands of overexcited teenagers screaming their heads off.
Extracts from video game soundtracks get the full orchestral treatment, with spectacular visual accompaniment, as part of this international concert series. The ensemble perform themes from a huge range of games, ranging from 'Super Mario Brothers' and...
Pop and rock
- Critics' choice
After a meteoric rise in 2011, the LA quartet return to the UK for some more eerily sweet psychedelia and experimental melodrama. As well as tracks from their spooky-but-sexy debut album 'The Fool', they'll play plenty of songs tonight from their new,...