The Casbah in Sheffield has today closed its doors to bands indefinitely, and has postponed all gigs booked from Saturday 1st May.
Promoter Mark Burton states that it's due to circumstances beyond their control, and made the following statement "Myself and The Casbah would like to thank all bands / musicians / agents and managers that have been involved with The Casbah."
The Casbah will still put on club events and the remaining shows this week will still go ahead.
This means that the DiS tour show featuring CHiKiNKi, The Koreans and Kaiser Chiefs on Monday 10th May has now been forced to move to The Fez in Sheffield - which we're reliably informed is a much nicer venue anyway. Doors are at 7:30. Tickets are £5.00 in advance, call the box office on 0114 2767093. A local band may now be joining the bill - please post any suggestions of top Sheffield bands ideal for the show below (we've already asked a few, but as it's relatively short notice...).
DiScuss: Are you sad to see it go? Do you believe the rumours that it's because local bands didn't pull enough people? Are there better venues in Sheffield anyway?