9 artists you never knew played at the Anson Rooms

Saturday 20-06-2015 - 00:00

Bristol SU has its very own gig venue. Since opening in 1965, the Anson Rooms has played host to all manner of acts over the years.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2010)

The atmospheric noise-rockers swung by Bristol as part of a reunion tour, playing a whopping two and a half hour long set.

Chase & Status (2009)

The electronic duo’s first live tour saw them performing to over 1000 people a night at venues across the UK and Europe.

The Flaming Lips (1999)

A performance featuring fake blood, confetti and a ray-gun – what more could you want from a psychedelic space rock band?

Biffy Clyro (2005)

Biffy Clyro headlined at the Anson Rooms a decade ago as part of the MTV2 Spanking New Music Tour.

Amy Winehouse (2004)

Amy Winehouse’s first solo tour took in the Anson Rooms, just as she was gaining popularity and critical acclaim.

Massive Attack (1999)

Bristol-based Massive Attack were already international heroes by the late 90s when they played three sold out gigs at the Anson Rooms.

Chvrches (2013)

The electronic trio brought their smooth synths and soft vocals to Bristol on a sell-out date, part of their first headline tour.

Radiohead (1995)

Rock heavyweights Radiohead stopped in at the Anson Rooms on a tour promoting their second album, The Bends.

The Smiths (1984)

For the princely sum of £3, you could have seen The Smiths at the Anson Rooms back in February 1984.




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