The Empire

The Empire
Far Gosford Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5DW
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Located in Coventry's cultural quarter Empire is a multi-use music and club venue, showcasing local and established bands and artists. The building boasts bespoke dressing rooms, a bespoke stage, production offices, and a state of art sound and lighting system.

Events at this venue

There are 25 events at this location

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

The Beat

2-Tone fusion of ska, pop, reggae and punk, featuring Ranking Roger and Ranking Junior on vocals, Fuzz Townsend, Andy Pearson, Matt Godwin, Steve Harper and Buddy Bird.

Fri 17 Jun 2022


Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'.

Thu 2 Dec


Fri 18 Mar 2022

The Bon Jovi Experience

Tribute to the New Jersey rockers.

Fri 18 Mar 2022


The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Sat 21 May 2022


Bootleg Blondie

Tribute to the new wave pop punk of Debbie Harry and co.

Sat 21 May 2022


Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie. Featuring songs including 'Space Oddity', 'Starman', 'Fashion', 'Life on Mars', 'China Girl', 'Rebel Rebel', 'Golden Years' and 'Modern Love'.

Sat 7 May 2022


Sat 14 May 2022


Clearwater Creedence Revival

Tribute to the American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Mon 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed


Tribute to Kate Bush featuring the voice of Mandy Watson.

Thu 28 Oct


The Dead South

Four-piece bluegrass/folk band based in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Wed 22 Jun 2022


From the Jam

Now featuring only one member, From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.

Fri 5 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed

Gary Powndland & Friends

Viral sensation Gary Powndland (pronounced like the shop, but not spelt the same) is back with an all new live comedy show for 2021! The first of a series of shows to be announced is on 21 December at Birmingham’s Town Hall after sell-outs prior to lockdown across the Midlands and garnering over 10 million views of his…

Sat 2 Apr 2022


Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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Cult Canadian stately sonic sculptors.

Thu 20 Jan 2022


Lucy Spraggan

X Factor singer-songwriter with a light, observational style.

Sun 21 Nov


New Model Army

Old school political punks.

Sun 20 Mar 2022



Tribute to iconic Mancunian swaggerers Oasis.

Sat 19 Feb 2022


Paul Weller

The Modfather and former Jam frontman performs material from his 40-plus year career.

Mon 15 Nov


The Primitives

Return of the 80s indie poppers, fronted by diminutive bombshell Tracy Tracy.

Fri 17 Dec


Roy Ayers

The godfather of neo-soul, known for his cool-vibe breaks and punchy funk baselines.

Fri 21 Jan 2022


Scouting for Girls

Quirky perky London indie poppers who gave us 'She's So Lovely'.

Thu 18 Nov


Secret Affair

Mod revival pop-rock from the veteran outfit.

Sat 20 Nov


The Selecter: 40th Anniversary Tour + DJ Rhoda Dakar

The Selecter have announced their 40th Anniversary Tour 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 nights.

Fri 17 Jun 2022



90s Britpop band, fronted by Louise Wener, back on the road again.

Fri 29 Apr 2022


Soul II Soul

With huge hits including Keep On Movin’ and the UK number one single Back To Life (However Do You Want Me), Soul II Soul progressed from being one of the leaders of the 1980’s warehouse scene to pioneering British black music around the world, securing long term critical and commercial success for themselves in the process.

Sat 26 Nov 2022


Tom Clarke

Acoustic show from The Enemy's Tom Clarke, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the band's debut album We'll Live And Die In These Towns.

Sat 30 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

UK Subs

Legendary old school punks formed back in 1976.

Sat 11 Dec