O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Shepherd's Bush Green, Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 8TT
  • Box office 0844 477 2000
  • General enquiries 020 8354 3300
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  • Website www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk
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The O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire is arguably one of the few iconic music venues to become famous for something else: although it opened in 1903 as a variety theatre, between 1953 and 1991 it was the BBC TV Theatre, making it the national cradle of broadcast light entertainment. Since the early 90s it's returned to its roots as a live venue,with a penchant for surprise or warm-up gigs; despite a relatively modest capacity of 2000, the Rolling Stones and Page & Plant have each played here.

The nearest Tube stations are Goldhawk Road (Circle/Hammersmith & City), Shepherd's Bush (Central) and Shepherd's Bush Market (Circle/Hammersmith & City); please note that none of these stations are equipped with lifts. The venue is served by the 72, 207, 220, 260, 283, 295, 607 and N207 buses. The nearest car park is in Westfield Shopping Centre, a few minutes' walk to the north.

  • Open since: 1903

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Ashley McBryde and Ryan Kinder

"I hear the crowd, I look around, and I can't find one empty chair. Not bad for a girl going nowhere" sings Ashley McBryde on "Girl Goin' Nowhere," the seminal title track from her forthcoming LP. They're words built from experience: over the course of her life, McBryde's been finding her own way to fill those seats and…

Fri 27 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Ben Phillips

The prankster on tour.

Sun 20 Oct

£29.75–£73 / 0844 477 2000

Sun 15 Dec

£27–£35 / 0844 477 2000

Better Oblivion Community Center

Indie-rock project of Phoebe Bridgers and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst.

Sat 11 May

£29 / 0844 477 2000

The Big 3–0 Tour: Gun, Dan Reed Network, FM

GUN, FM, and Dan Reed Network celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1989 albums Taking On The World, Tough It Out and Slam.

Wed 11 Dec

£36 / 0844 477 2000

Billy Lockett

Young Northampton singer-songwriter who cites Radiohead and Bright Eyes as influences.

Thu 25 Apr

£18.55 / 0844 477 2000

Black Star Riders

New hard rock project from former Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza (along with Alice Cooper/Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso).

Sat 12 Oct

£39.25 / 0844 477 2000

Chinese Man

Londoners through and through, this duo have been filling both the charts and concert halls for years with their Rockney songs. However, long before the likes of Gertcha or The Sideboard Song featured in the Top 20, Chas Hodges had been tinkling the ivories for Joe Meek and backed Jerry Lee Lewis on stage. He was also a…

Tue 4 Jun

£27.45 / 0844 477 2000

The Comet Is Coming

The Mercury-nominated London-based outfit presents its fusion of jazz, funk and electronica.

Thu 5 Dec

£23.40 / 0844 477 2000

Descendents

The veteran rock quartet performs songs from their seventh studio album Hypercaffium Spazzinate, their first new material in over a decade.

Fri 2 Aug

£31.40 / 0844 477 2000

Edwyn Collins

Presented by One Inch Badge. This is a 14+ event (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Thu 12 Sep

£32.30–£35.10 / 0844 477 2000

Electric Six

The Detroit rockers invite you to join the punky disco party as they power though hits Gay Bar and Danger! High Voltage.

Sat 30 Nov

£24.25 / 0844 477 2000

Electric Wizard

Doom metal from Dorset. 'The Wizards are prophets or a new era, preaching salvation and oblivion through mind melting riffs, savage drumming and psychedelic B-Movie imagery. It's raw, barbaric and with little or no consideration to modern production values' (Rise Above Records).

Thu 17 Oct

£39.25 / 0844 477 2000

The Football Ramble

The Football Ramble are back! And they’re going global! Join the gang as they bring their chart-topping podcast to life in a multimedia extravaganza. Expect all your favourites from the show as they cast an eye over the best - and most ridiculous - moments from the footballing circus. It’s a football show, but not as…

Fri 11 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Gentlemans Dub Club

Dub, reggae and dance courtesy of the Leeds-based nine-piece.

Fri 5 Jul

£31.75 / 0844 477 2000

Sun 7 Jul

£40–£51 / 0844 477 2000

Gomez

Gomez tour in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of their album Bring It On.

Sun 21 Jul

£34.50 / 0844 477 2000

Hazel O'Connor

Veteran new wave singer-songwriter.

Fri 6 Sep

£33.15 / 0844 477 2000

The House and Garage Orchestra

House and garage club night.

Sat 1 Jun

£26 / 0844 477 2000

Indigo Girls

Over-14s show. Rootsy pop songwriting duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.

Mon 28 Oct

£31.75–£37.25 / 0844 477 2000

Innervisions Festival

Multi-venue London festival bringing soul, jazz, blues, funks, reggae, hip hop, latin and world musicians to the city. Featuring Van Morrison, Kraftwerk Re:Werk, Aloe Blacc, Thievery Corporation, Mavis Staples, Stone Foundation and more on the bill.

Wed 3 Jul

0844 477 2000

  • 19:00 – 11:00

Thu 4 Jul

0844 477 2000

  • 19:00 – 11:00

Fri 5 Jul

0844 477 2000

  • 19:00 – 11:00
…and 2 more dates until 7 Jul

Jade Bird

This London-resident singer-songwriter brings her own take on alternative rock to the stage with her original material.

Wed 27 Nov

£20.65 / 0844 477 2000

Jamie Lawson

The English singer-songwriter performs his pop originals.

Thu 2 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Jason & The Scorchers + Dan Baird & Homemade Sin + The Kentucky Headhunters

Alt-country legends led by singer-songwriter Jason Ringenberg (who has also carved out a parallel career making children's music, under the name Farmer Jason). The Scorchers make a sound that combines alt-rock with country, or "cowpunk" as some have called it. "The tension between the guitarist’s desire to sound like…

Fri 6 Sep

£33.45 / 0844 477 2000

Jenny Lewis

American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress, known for being the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of indie rock outfit Rilo Kiley. Her fourth solo album On the Line will be released spring 2019.

Thu 25 Jul

£22.50 / 0844 477 2000

Jess Glynne

The British singer-songwriter made famous for her vocals on other artists records tours her solo work after featuring on two number one hit singles, Clean Bandit's 'Rather Be' and Route 94's 'My Love'.

Wed 22 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Tue 17 Sep

£27.45 / 0844 477 2000

Kevin Morby

The former bassist of the band Woods performs indie-folk rock material.

Wed 19 Jun

£21.05 / 0844 477 2000

Kiefer Sutherland

The UK-born Canadian actor and singer performs his country music material.

Tue 22 Oct

£34.50–£40 / 0844 477 2000

Last Podcast on the Left

Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski discuss all things horror for their comedy podcast.

Fri 13 Sep

£34.10–£40.15 / 0844 477 2000

Lauv

The singer from San Fransisco, Ari Staprans Leff, brings his commercial pop tunes to the UK. Jeremy Zucker supports.

Sat 1 Jun

£16.80–£28 / 0844 477 2000

Wed 5 Jun

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Soul and R&B singer from North Carolina, who has been releasing music since the late 1960s, performs with his backing band.

Sat 4 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With special guests.

Sun 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Louise

Louise Redknapp returns to the world of pop with new album Heavy Love and a UK tour.

Thu 26 Mar 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Willie Nelson's son leads this contemporary rock band who hail from California.

Thu 27 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With The Wandering Hearts.

Thu 27 Jun

£24 / 0844 477 2000

Manic Street Preachers

The anthemic Welsh rockers return with new album Resistance is Futile.

Fri 17 May

£50.87 / 0844 477 2000

Sat 18 May

£50.87 / 0844 477 2000

Mary Black

Due to increasing demand from her fans, Irish singer Mary Black is performing a one-off headline show in London. With 11 albums to her name, Mary has played a vital role in bringing contemporary Irish music to an ever-growing global audience and she’ll explore much of her catalogue at this unmissable event. Please…

Fri 31 May

£45.95 / 0844 477 2000

Mary Black

Irish singer and titan of crossover Celtic music who has released eleven studio albums.

Fri 31 May

£35–£40 / 0844 477 2000

Maverick Sabre

Aka English/Irish rapper/singer Michael Stafford, encroaching on Plan B's indie crooner territory.

Fri 22 Nov

£23.50 / 0844 477 2000

Men at Work

The men from 'Down Under' return.

Fri 21 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With Lene Lovich Band.

Ministry

Full-on industrial metal band led by Al Jourgensen, who have been frightening small children since the days before small children started getting into all this nu-goth malarkey.

Sat 6 Jul

£29.25 / 0844 477 2000

Mott The Hoople '74 - 45th Anniversary Tour

From 1969 to 1973, Mott The Hoople were a two headed beast, with songwriting duties split between Ian Hunter and Mick Ralphs, as well as the odd notable exception from Verden Allen. By the end of 1973, Mick and Verden had both left the band to see what else was out there for them. This left Ian Hunter as the sole…

Fri 26 Apr

£44.25 / 0844 477 2000

Sat 27 Apr

£44.25 / 0844 477 2000

The Mountain Goats

Folk-rockers from Norwalk, USA with support from singer/songwriter Alessi Laurent-Marke.

Fri 15 Nov

£31.15 / 0844 477 2000

Nek

In support of his new album of unpublished works, Nek will perform songs never heard before as well as hits from across his 25-year career.

Sun 1 Dec

£40.75 / 0844 477 2000

Fri 4 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Nick Lowe´s Quality Rock & Roll Revue

Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue arrives in time to spread some summer shine. Starring Los Straitjackets, the show will no doubt include tracks from Nick Lowes fourth EP, Tokyo Bay. Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs…

Thu 20 Jun

£37.75 / 0844 477 2000

Nilufer Yanya

Soulful indie singer-songwriter from London.

Tue 19 Nov

£18.30 / 0844 477 2000

Prophets Of Rage

Polotical American rap rock supergroup, formed by members of Cypress Hill, Public Enemy, Rage Against The Machine, raid their respective back catalogues alongside new material, with Chuck D and B-Real up front and centre

Mon 12 Aug

£56 / 0844 477 2000

Reginald D Hunter

Mick Perrin Worldwide Reginald D Hunter returns to the Fringe this summer with his highly anticipated new show. For over 20 years his searingly honest material has garnered him a cross-generational fan base. TV appearances have included Have I Got News for You?, and two series of BBC Two's hugely popular Reginald D…

Sat 22 Jun

£23 / 0844 477 2000

Roachford

The singer-songwriter who hails from London plays his pop and soul originals.

Sat 19 Oct

£34.10–£62.15 / 0844 477 2000

Robin Trower

Legendary rock guitarist who made his name with Procul Harum in the 60s.

Tue 29 Oct

£34.50 / 0844 477 2000

Tue 29 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Sam Fender

Indie from the North Shields singer-songwriter.

Mon 6 May

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

Tue 7 May

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

SAS Band (Spike's All Star Band)

Queen keyboardist Spike Edney presents his all-star lineup including Melanie C, 10CC's Graham Gouldman, Madeline Bell, Patti Russo and Kiki Dee.

Sat 14 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With QUEEN’s musical director and keyboardist Spike Edney.

The Selecter - 40th Anniversary Tour + DJ Rhoda Dakar

The Selecter have announced their 40th Anniversary Tour in 2019 with Special Guest and DJ Rhoda Dakar. The Selecter will be playing an extended, hit-rich set each night with some added live favourites and surprises. They will also be joined for a few songs by vocalist Rhoda Dakar who will also play a DJ Set to open the…

Sat 23 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Stereolab

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Wed 12 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Thu 13 Jun

£31.90–£32.90 / 0844 477 2000

Sun 16 Jun

£36 / 0844 477 2000

Sun 5 May

£65–£150 / 0844 477 2000

Walking On Cars

Indie pop-rock quintet from Dingle.

Wed 15 May

£22.75 / 0844 477 2000

Zaz

Pop with elements of Gypsy-jazz from the French singer, Isabelle Geffroy.

Thu 23 May

£26.05 / 0844 477 2000

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