SEATTLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Seattle's historic Showbox Theatre is expanding into the SoDo district. A new Showbox, dubbed Showbox SoDo will open in September. It's the club that was formerly known as Premiere and then Fenix. Also, the Showbox will be renamed The Showbox at the Market.
A Showbox email blast states:
The Showbox is excited to announce the addition of a 22,000-square-foot concert and event facility to its ranks, located at 1700 1st Avenue South. The 1511-capacity venue, previously named The Premier and The Fenix, will be called Showbox SoDo and is slated to open in September for 21+ and all-ages events, as well as corporate events and private parties.
The Showbox will continue to operate in its downtown location, to be re-named Showbox at the Market, and the venues will run concurrently. A major renovation is planned at Showbox SoDo for early 2008 that will enhance the overall concert/event experience through improved sightlines and interior design.
Showbox SoDo has confirmed the following events for this fall:
Fri Oct 5 – DOWN – All Ages!
Wed Oct 10 – UNDEROATH with special guests EVERY TIME I DIE, POISON THE WELL, and MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER – All Ages!
Wed Oct 17 – THE POGUES – All Ages!
Sun Oct 21 – DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL (solo) with special guests AUGUSTANA and JOHN RALSTON – All Ages!
Mon Oct 29 and Tue Oct 30 – BRAND NEW with special guests THRICE and MEWITHOUT YOU – All Ages!
Thu Nov 1 – THE HIVES – All Ages!