The new House of Blues club in Boston, MA, is set to open in mid-February with the Gipsy Kings on February 20, followed by B.B. King and Buddy Guy (Feb. 22), Jimmy Eat World (Feb. 26), the Disco Biscuits (Feb. 28), Flogging Molly (March 10), The Pogues (Mar. 21), Cut Copy (Mar. 22) and John Brown’s Body (April 25).
Hometown band Dropkick Murphys will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day set for five nights March 13-15 and 17 with matinee and evening shows on March 14.
The House of Blues is situated where the former Landsdowne Street venues, the Avalon and Axis, used to be located. The complex consists of a 2,400 capacity concert hall, restaurant, store and VIP club. In the summer, the HoB’s traditional gospel brunch will begin.
The first Boston area House of Blues in opened in 1992 in Harvard Square in Cambridge. The very small club was sold in 2003, always with the intention of returning to Beantown, but it took time to find the right space.
The Boston venue joins a family of 12 other House of Blues clubs in Anaheim, CA; San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Atlantic City, NJ; Myrtle Beach, SC; New Orleans, LA; and Orlando, FL.