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Blue Shell

Luxemburger Str. 32, 50674 Köln
Club, est. 1979

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For decades, Cologne's nightlife has been unimaginable without Blue Shell, which remains true to its reputation as an ambitious scene club on Luxembourg's street, and continues to provide a forum for events of all kinds.

The restaurant has always been a popular meeting place for musicians, actors, writers and other more or less exotic contemporaries. Some scenes of a movie or TV movie still find their backdrop here, the "Blue Nights" used to be part of PopKomm, nowadays without PopKomm. They have a permanent place in the Blue Shell, bands like Blur already celebrated humid and cheerful aftershow or record release parties.

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Seit Jahrzehnten aus dem Kölner Nachtleben nicht wegzudenken, bleibt das Blue Shell auf der Luxemburger Staße seinem Ruf als ambitionierter Szene-Club treu und bietet weiter verstärkt ein Forum für Veranstaltungen verschiedener Art.

Seit jeher ist das Lokal ein beliebter Anlaufpunkt für Musiker, Schauspieler, Schriftsteller und andere mehr oder weniger exotische Zeitgenossen. So manche Szene eines Kino- oder Fernsehfilms findet hier nach wie vor ihre Kulisse, die "Blauen Nächte" früher im Rahmen der PopKomm, heute ohne PopKomm. haben im Blue Shell ihren festen Platz, Bands wie die Blur feierten hier schon feucht-fröhliche Aftershow- bzw. Record-Release-Parties.

Factsheet
  • Venue characteristics

    Size and capacity (audience)

    • small (up to 100) (69 User)
    • medium (up to 500) (96 User)

    Type of venue

    • separate venue (17 User)
    • integrated into bar or similar (153 User)

    Acoustics

    • good (125 User)
    • average (46 User)
    • bad (1 User)

    Backstage room available

    • yes (144 User)
    • no (22 User)

    Merch selling possible

    • yes (162 User)
    • no (4 User)

    Non-smoker location

    • yes (131 User)
    • no (10 User)
  • Event concepts

    Which kind of payment do bands receive normally?

    • fixed payment (1 User)
    • doordeal, profit share (31 User)
    • profit share, pay to play (81 User)
    • audience donation (1 User)
    • none (2 User)

    If true, do newcomers and local bands get booked?

    • yes (93 User)
    • rarely (3 User)

    Does the club actively advertise events?

    • yes (50 User)
    • little or not at all (51 User)

    Venue can be rented for own events

    • yes (84 User)
  • Stagecraft

    Stage

    • available (160 User)
    • not available (1 User)

    Size of stage or performance-area respectively

    • small (up to 5 m²) (43 User)
    • average (5-12 m²) (109 User)
    • large (more than 12 m²) (8 User)

    PA

    • available (166 User)

    Stage lights

    • available (154 User)
    • available to some extent (8 User)

    FoH personell

    • present (156 User)
    • sometimes, with prior consent (8 User)

    Preparation and soundcheck

    • early afternoon (11 User)
    • late afternoon / evening (150 User)
    • negotiable (8 User)

    Dismantling

    • equipment must be dismantled and loaded after the sow (156 User)
    • negotiable (10 User)

    Loading and unloading situation

    • loading/unloading directly at building or stage entrance respectively (103 User)
    • nearby (41 User)
    • loading/unloading hardly possible (23 User)
  • Location, arrival, parking

    Location

    • city centre (156 User)
    • city, peripheral area (4 User)

    Arrival by car, parking

    • location has sufficient parking space (9 User)
    • no or insufficient parking space, parking is possible nearby (124 User)
    • no parking space nearby (16 User)

    Arrival by public transport

    • good (139 User)
    • average (3 User)
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Current gig offers

Meloco sucht Support fürs Blue Shell in Köln

Meloco is looking for support for Blue Shell its Cologne office

20 Jun 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

20 Jun 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: Boersma-Records
Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019, 19:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Acts: all
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Rock, Metal, Alternative/Independent
Free slots: 1
Salary: unknown
Cost/pay-to-play: none
Backline: partially available

Posted on 14 February 2019   6

HILOS - Album Release Party

HILOS - Album Release Party

26 Jul 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

26 Jul 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: HILOS
Date: Friday, 26 July 2019, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Acts: Band, Singer/Songwriter
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Rock, Metal, Hip Hop/Rap, Funk
Free slots: 2
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: Fixed payment (100 €)
Backline: available

Posted on 12 April 2019   6

2 Bands für Blue Shell Köln gesucht, inkl. Show in Hamburg für EUCH!

2 bands wanted for Blue Shell Cologne, incl. show in Hamburg for EUCH!

8 Aug 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

8 Aug 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: NIGHT LASER
Date: Thursday, 8 August 2019, 19:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Acts: Band
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Rock, Metal, Alternative/Independent, Punk/Hardcore
Free slots: 2
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: Minimum ticket purchase
Backline: partially available

Posted on 5 June 2019   2

VI.P sucht Kölner Bands

VI.P is looking for Cologne bands

22 Aug 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

22 Aug 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: Vienna Powermusic
Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Acts: Band
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Pop, Hip Hop/Rap, Funk, Chanson
Excluded genres: Metal, Punk/Hardcore, German Pop
Free slots: 1
Salary: unknown
Cost/pay-to-play: unknown
Backline: partially available

Posted on 19 February 2019   12

5erWG im Blue Shell

5erWG in Blue Shell

1 Sep 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

1 Sep 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: 5erWG
Date: Sunday, 1 September 2019, 19:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Acts: Band, Singer/Songwriter
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Pop, Rock, Alternative/Independent
Excluded genres: Metal, Punk/Hardcore, Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly
Free slots: 1
Confirmed: Raye Zaragoza
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: Fixed payment (119 €)
Backline: partially available

Posted on 10 June 2019   5

SIMEON

SIMEON

1 Nov 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

1 Nov 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: SIMEON
Date: Friday, 1 November 2019, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Acts: Band, Singer/Songwriter, Solo artist, DJ
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Pop, R'n'B/Soul/Black, Funk
Excluded genres: Rock, Metal, Punk/Hardcore
Free slots: 2
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: Fixed payment (158 €)
Backline: partially available

Posted on 18 February 2019   3

PASSEPARTOUT

PASSEPARTOUT

28 Nov 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

28 Nov 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: PASSEPARTOUT
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Acts: Band, Rapper/MC
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Pop, Hip Hop/Rap, Ska/Reggae/Dancehall
Excluded genres: Punk/Hardcore, Techno/Electronic, German Pop
Free slots: 1
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: none
Backline: partially available

Posted on 13 June 2019   5

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