Japandroids will play the new Adelaide Music Hall on June 17.
When the news was announced that Vancouver indie-rockers Japandroids’ next tour would see them return to Toronto for a June 17 show at a place known as the “Adelaide Music Hall,” a few local music fans were a little confused.
The location might not sound recognizable at first, but it turns out that the Adelaide Music Hall is indeed a new concert venue, designed as part of a rebranding initiative for longtime Entertainment District haunt The London Tap House.
Located at 250 Adelaide Street West, the bar’s first and second floors have been converted into a live concert space, with organizers saying they’re hopeful that the second-floor balcony section will sometimes serve as an all-ages area, though that’s still in the planning stages.
What’s already been launched is the new third-floor space, Tap House Toronto, which calls itself “a supper pub that turns into a rock bar at night.” A remodelled rooftop patio is set to open in mid-May.
The concert venue won’t be unveiled until early June, but while the Japandroids gig is the first show they’ve announced, they do expect to play host to a few concerts during NXNE, which runs from June 10-16.