Experience the venue made famous by Prince’s Purple Rain, and...



Experience the venue made famous by Prince’s Purple Rain, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how First Avenue & the 7th St Entry began. Having celebrated its 45th Anniversary in 2015, First Avenue is one of the longest running independently owned and operated clubs in the United States, as well as one of the most celebrated. During your tour you can expect to step onto our world-renowned stage, check out the “set list wall” backstage, and maybe even hear a few ghost stories.

First Avenue and 7th St Entry is a live music lover’s dream. With two separate performance spaces in one building, the historic venue offers something for everyone. The Mainroom, a 1550-person capacity live music venue hosts over 200 concerts a year, while 7th St Entry, a 250-capacity venue hosts over 350 concerts annually. We’ve been the launching pad for local bands like Atmosphere, Hüsker Dü, the Replacements, Semisonic, and Soul Asylum; additionally the club is a stepping stone for national musicians including Joe Cocker, U2, Eminem, Tina Turner, Black Flag, The Ramones, Depeche Mode, Bo Diddley, Lucinda Williams, Metallica and, of course, Prince.

Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and is led by First Avenue’s in-house photographer (and venue historian) Daniel Corrigan.

CLICK HERE for available dates/times or to reserve a spot.

First Avenue Venue Tours

Experience the venue made famous by Prince’s Purple Rain, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how First Avenue & the 7th St Entry began. Having celebrated its 45th Anniversary in 2015, First Avenue is one of the longest running independently owned and operated clubs in the United States, as well as one of the most celebrated. During your tour you can expect to step onto our world-renowned stage, check out the “set list wall” backstage, and maybe even hear a few ghost stories.

First Avenue and 7th St Entry is a live music lover’s dream. With two separate performance spaces in one building, the historic venue offers something for everyone. The Mainroom, a 1550-person capacity live music venue hosts over 200 concerts a year, while 7th St Entry, a 250-capacity venue hosts over 350 concerts annually. We've been the launching pad for local bands like Atmosphere, Hüsker Dü, the Replacements, Semisonic, and Soul Asylum; additionally the club is a stepping stone for national musicians including Joe Cocker, U2, Eminem, Tina Turner, Black Flag, The Ramones, Depeche Mode, Bo Diddley, Lucinda Williams, Metallica and, of course, Prince.

Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and is led by First Avenue's in-house photographer (and venue historian) Daniel Corrigan.

CLICK HERE for available dates/times or to reserve a spot.


 

This record, like the last record, didn’t take long to write....




This record, like the last record, didn’t take long to write. Like five or six months. The thoughts behind this record developed as I was writing. The only thing I was thinking about with this record was to write that songs didn’t musically connect. I made sure if I had a song that was new sounding for this record, I’d make the next song completely different….It’s very diverse.    - Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt 

Opeth is live in the Mainroom with The Sword on Monday, October 10th.

Find more #FirstListenFriday tracks in our Spotify compilation of brand new music by upcoming artists.

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