Élysée Montmartre

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Élysée Montmartre
Elysée Montmartre facade.jpg
Address 72, boulevard de Rochechouart
Location Paris
Coordinates 48°52′59.16″N 2°20′36.239″E / 48.8831000°N 2.34339972°E / 48.8831000; 2.34339972
Public transit Anvers Station, Paris Metro
Capacity 1,380
Construction
Opened 1807
Renovated 1900, 2016

Élysée Montmartre (French: L'Élysée Montmartre) is a music venue located at 72 Boulevard de Rochechouart, Paris, France. It opened in 1807 and has a capacity of 1,380 patrons, the nearest métro station is Anvers.

Origins[edit]

The Élysée Montmartre was originally a ballroom inaugurated in 1807[1][2] where the famous Can-Can was performed among others dances during the 19th century.

In 1900, the venue was damaged by fire, and was re-decorated, after the Second World War, the venue can also host boxing matches.

Notable productions[edit]

The piece “The Mask” by Maupassant takes place in this venue and Toulouse-Lautrec draw several paintings there.

From mid 70's" to mid 80's a wide variety of French and international performers were produced in this place, such Patti Smith, Alain Souchon or Jacques Higelin.

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.

Recent history[edit]

The Élysée Montmartre burning.
The main room

The room returned to its original vocation in 1995 with dancing evenings animated by the « Grand Orchestre de L’Élysée Montmartre » and it is now one of the most famous music venues in the city.

Finnish Metal band Sonata Arctica were the last band to perform at "Élysée" before it caught fire on 16 March 2011, on 22 March 2011 in the morning, the building caught fire.[3]

The venue was purchased by Julien Labrousse and Abel Nahmias in 2013, it was rebuilt completely under the direction of Julien Labrousse, it reopened on September 2016 with a concert of Matthieu_Chedid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elysee Montmartre Theatre on Art & Architecture.org.uk". Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  2. ^ fr:Dictionnaire historique des rues de Paris
  3. ^ The Associated Press

External links[edit]

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