The Bus Palladium, a mythical club and concert hall devoted to rock in Paris, will definitively close its doors in March and be replaced by a hotel, its team announced on Friday on social networks. “The Bus Palladium will definitively close its doors in mid-March 2022”, says its artistic director Cyril Bodin on the club’s Facebook page. “The building will be razed to make way for a hotel, but it is not impossible that the club will be rebuilt identically […], but it will take at least two years of work.” “It is with great emotion that we are closing the Bus Palladium, a mythical place, full of history, which has rocked multiple generations”, added Benjamin Patou, to the head of the Moma group, specializing in catering and events, which bought the club in 2009. He confirmed the sale of the club on Friday in a press release. , in the Pigalle district, will remain “open to programming also on weekdays”. Opened in 1965, the “Bus” was created by a duo, James Thibaut and James Arch, with the ambition of making it an accessible place young people without a dress code, to dance to live, resolutely rock music.They set up a bus system, at low prices, to fill up with partygoers in Paris. Dali and friends who organized a banquet with flat water, a sequence entered into the legend, just like a song of e Gainsbourg (“Who is ‘in’ who is ‘out'”) where he declaims: “It’s at the Bus Palladium, that it can be heard… Rue Fontaine… There’s a crowd… For the little guys from Liverpool. “The room has also seen artists like Johnny Hallyday or Eddy Mitchell. Stones frontman Mick Jagger celebrated a birthday there. In the early 1980s, the club awarded prizes to the best French rockers, the Bus d’or. Among its winners, Alain Bashung, Étienne Daho, Noir Désir, Indochine… The club was also honored in a film bearing its name, directed by Christopher Thompson and released in 2010. It was also him who hosted Aubert, Bertignac and Kolinka in 2013 for a reformation of the Telephone group, without their bassist.
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