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Midland To Revive Los Angeles’ Famed Palomino Club For A One Night Stand

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Big Machine Records recording artists Midland announced plans to briefly resurrect the iconic Los Angeles honky-tonk The Palamino for a special one-off show.

Set for October 15th, Midland – Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy, and Jess Carson – will take the stage at the former nightclub which has been closed since 1995.

Originally opened as a beer hall in 1949 by Western Swing bandleader Hank Penny, The Palomino grew to become of the of the most important country music venues in the country, hosting performances by artists such as Everly Brothers, Rick Nelson, Johnny Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Buck Owens, Patsy Cline, Delaney Bramlett, Johnny Carver, Jerry Jeff Walker, Hoyt Axton, Tanya Tucker, and Willie Nelson.

In the 1970s and ’80s, the club expanded its musical palette, with artists such as Neil Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Green Day.

However, after owners Billy and Tommy Thomas died, the club ran into financial troubles and finally shuttered in 1995 after hosting a concert by several regional blues acts.

As part of the event, the venue’s original neon sign, that once stood on Lankershim Boulevard and which for years was thought to be lost, will be brought out of its current home at the Valley Relics Museum and lit up over the club once more.

“We are always looking to get to the roots,” says bassist/vocalist Duddy, “where the music seeps into every crack or corner, you never know what you’re gonna feel. If the walls of the Palomino could talk, we’d probably camp out there. As it is, we’re stoked to play on the stage where so many influences, heroes and hardcore punks have broken ground. For us, it’s harvesting everything we love – and bringing the Palomino back to what it’s known for.”

“Places like this are disappearing,” added Midland frontman Wystrach, “so you want to remember, to grab the moments while you still can. We live for hardcore honky-tonks, and to bring that back to a place that’s seen Gary Stewart, Freddy Fender, punk bands, Rick Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel, it’s an honor to connect – even for one night – to that kind of past.”

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