Live Music at Olympia Hall
31 July 2017
As winter approaches, prepare to get sweatier than a scorching day in mid-July, as the stage of one of Paris’ oldest and most revered venues - Olympia Hall - is set to be graced by an eclectic assemblage of bands; featuring cult icons, multi-platinum artists, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.
What's more, this emblematic, intimate venue which has in the past hosted the likes of Hendrix, The Beatles and Bowie, is situated a mere five minute walk from Amarante Beau Manoir. Perfect for those who enjoy their live music in the accompaniment of cold beer and great wine.
13th September – 14th September 2017
This September, unique American outfit LCD Soundsystem return to Paris, having recently reformed after being inspired by the late, great David Bowie. In their period of disbandment, frontman James Murphy had been working with Bowie on his final album, Blackstar, and the legend’s untimely death was the catalyst for LCD returning to the studio.
The result was American Dream, the electronic rockers’ fourth album, and their first in seven years, the release of which will coincide with their latest worldwide tour. In keeping with their individualist dance rock rhythms, singles from the album so far include, Call the Police, and title track, American Dream - both of which are already going down a storm with fans.
Of course, their latest offerings will also be accompanied by their greatest; with classics like Someone Great, Daft Punk is Playing at My House, Dance Yrself Clean and All My Friends, assured to galvanize crowds across the two nights.
19th October 2017
With a new album imminently awaiting release, Weezer will stop off in Paris this October as part of their much anticipated worldwide tour. Latest single, Feels Like Summer, has already delighted Weezer diehards and attracted new fans all the same; so we’re very much looking forward to the release of their 11th studio album!
Previous offering, Weezer aka The White Album, was met with mixed reviews upon its release last year; and when speaking about their latest project, frontman Rivers Cuomo was quick to hint at its opposing sound, when he said: ‘what could stand more against white than black’ - which is likely the reasoning behind the albums naming as Weezer aka The Black Album.
A promise to return to their darker roots has given fans much cause for excitement, as they look to rekindle feelings that haven’t been felt since their seminal Pinkerton. But regardless of how this album is received, hits like Buddy Holly, Say it Ain’t So, Beverly Hills, and Island in the Sun are more than enough to enliven any audience. What’s more, this tour will be Weezer’s first European venture since 2005! So be sure not to miss this evening with one of rock’s strangest treasures.
7th November – 9th November 2017
Taking their name from the 1984 Wim Wenders movie Paris, Texas; this November its Texas, Paris - as the alternative Glaswegian rockers return to the French capital on part of a tour which will see them conquer Europe, before making excursions to South Africa and the UAE.
Having already sold 40 million albums worldwide - in the process going six times platinum in the UK alone - it’s not as if Texas needed to sell any more. But with the May release of 9th studio album Jump on Board, they will likely do just that! New singles include Let’s Work it Out and Can’t Control; though (understandably so) fans will be most elated by hits from breakout album White on Blonde, which took the music world by storm upon its 1997 release.
Regardless of what Texas have in store across the three evenings, it is a given that the soulful, melodic vocals of Sharleen Spiteri will be out in force; which will of course be accompanied by founding members, Johnny McElhone and Ally McErlaine, laying down rhythms on bass and guitar respectively.
7th December 2017
As 2018 approaches, Alice Cooper fans are in for a verified (trick or) treat, as the Godfather of Shock Rock arrives in Paris on the final stop of his mammoth worldwide tour; where he will no doubt be armed with his usual array of macabre props.
But props aside, there’s no mistaking the allure of Alice as a beloved heavy metal entertainer, and as a masterful musician; which is why he, along with the original Alice Cooper band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. So fans will be elated to hear that Cooper will be accompanied by original band members Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Neal Smith for their 2017 tour.
The tour will also coincide with 2017 album, Paranormal, which features collaborations with ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover; across 10 tracks which include a single of the same name and Paranoiac Personality. However, fans will most likely be out in force to witness the showmanship of the great Alice Cooper, as he belts out classics like I’m Eighteen, School’s Out, Poison, and No More Mr Nice Guy.
Be sure not to miss this opportunity to see one of rock’s greats; with added oomph undoubtedly ensured, given the shows placing as the last on the tour!
Heading to Paris for these shows or any others at Olympia Hall? Why not complete your French capital excursion with a luxury stay at Hotel Amarante Beau Manoir, and benefit from our convenient location mere minutes from the venue. See our Offers & Packages for a selection of money saving specials.
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