Élysée Montmartre

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The Élysée Montmartre burning.

Élysée Montmartre (French: L'Élysée Montmartre) is a music venue at 72 Boulevard de Rochechouart, in Paris, France. It opened in 1807 and has a capacity of 1,200 patrons. The nearest métro station is Anvers.

In 1900, the venue was damaged by fire, and was re-decorated. The concert hall suffered another fire on 22 March 2011, and is currently closed to the public.

It is one of the most famous music venues in the city. The venue can also host boxing matches.

In 1992, Steel Pulse released their first live album, Rastafari Centennial - Live in Paris, which was recorded over three nights at the venue.

David Bowie's performance, during The Hours... Tour, on 14 October 1999, was filmed and recorded, with three songs later appearing on the CD single of "Survive".

In 2005, Cradle of Filth recorded their live dvd, Peace Through Superior Firepower at the venue. The performance was filmed on 2 April 2005.

In 2007, The Counting Crows re-released their debut album, August and Everything After, as a two-disc deluxe edition. The second disc is a recording of a performance at the theatre on 9 December 1994.

The venue is mentioned in The Roots' song, "You Got Me", as a place where the subject saw the band and narrator perform, even though they both lived in the same building in Philadelphia. On 22 March 2011 in the morning, the building caught fire.[1]

Finnish Metal band Sonata Arctica were the last band to perform at "Élysée" before it caught fire on 16 March 2011.

The venue is currently being renovating and will open its doors in 2016. It's rumored that a big opening show will take place with famous headlines as the French band Indochine


  1. ^ The Associated Press

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Coordinates: 48°52′59″N 2°20′36″E / 48.88306°N 2.34333°E / 48.88306; 2.34333