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Monday, 22 February 2010

Fat Freddys Drop Annouce European Tour for Summer 2010

Fat Freddys Drop have just announced their Summer European Tour schedule for the UK in 2010.

10 Sep 2010 19:00 Troxy London
11 Sep 2010 19:00 Bristol Academy Bristol
12 Sep 2010 0:00 Bestival Bestival

The gig in London is at avenue that I haven't come across before.....

Troxy - How to Find Us...

490 Commercial Road
E1 0HX

Nearest tube: Limehouse

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The Troxy is a 1930’s art deco Grade II listed building with the capacity of over 2,600 and prides itself as one of the capitals premier corporate, conferencing, exhibition, banqueting and live concert venues.

Designed by George Coles for Hyams & Gale as a cinema in 1933, it was renowned for its large revolving stage, Wurlitzer Organ and opulent decor which included chandeliers and large sweeping staircases.

The Troxy was also used for live stage shows boasting performers such as Vera Lynn, Clark gable and the Andrew Sisters.

As a result of the wartime damage to the building, the Troxy closed its doors in1960 showing its last film The Siege of Sidney Street and re opened in 1963 as the London Opera Centre run by The Royal Opera House. The venue gained its Grade II listing in 1990 and was converted into a Bingo Hall run by Mecca Bingo until 2006.

After so many changes and alterations over the years this truly magical venue has been lovingly and extensively refurbished by its current owners and returned to its former glory adding just a hint of modern fusion. Located on the borders of the financial district, Troxy is 10 minutes away from Bank and Tower Hill and 20 minutes away from Docklands.