The O2 Academy, Glasgow may be one of Glasgow’s newest music venues but it’s already one of its most influential. One of AMG’s two venues in Glasgow along with the O2 ABC, the 2,500-capacity O2 Academy is one of Scotland’s premier venues for rock, indie, club nights and comedy.
The O2 Academy takes pride of place on the former site of the Eglinton St United Secession Church which was built in 1825 and became the New Bedford Picture House in 1921. The entire venue was burnt down in 1932 but quickly rose again by the end of the year, operating until 1973. The Grade B listed building spent the next two decades being used as a bingo hall until it fell into disuse in 1993, staying dormant until it underwent a £3m refurbishment and reopened as a music venue in 2003.
Since it opened on 26 March 2003 with a line-up of Deacon Blue, Bryan Ferry and the Sugababes, the O2 Academy has made its mark on Glasgow’s event scene. It was the site of James Brown’s last ever UK gig and is regularly frequented by comedian Frankie Boyle, who holds the record for performing at the Academy more than anyone else.
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