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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) (66 User)
    • medium (up to 500) (95 User)

    Type of venue

    • separate venue (16 User)
    • integrated into bar or similar (150 User)

    Acoustics

    • good (121 User)
    • average (46 User)
    • bad (1 User)

    Backstage room available

    • yes (142 User)
    • no (20 User)

    Merch selling possible

    • yes (158 User)
    • no (4 User)

    Non-smoker location

    • yes (127 User)
    • no (10 User)
  • Event concepts

    Which kind of payment do bands receive normally?

    • fixed payment (1 User)
    • doordeal, profit share (29 User)
    • profit share, pay to play (79 User)
    • audience donation (1 User)
    • none (2 User)

    If true, do newcomers and local bands get booked?

    • yes (89 User)
    • rarely (3 User)

    Does the club actively advertise events?

    • yes (48 User)
    • little or not at all (50 User)

    Venue can be rented for own events

    • yes (81 User)
  • Stagecraft

    Stage

    • available (156 User)
    • not available (1 User)

    Size of stage or performance-area respectively

    • small (up to 5 m²) (42 User)
    • average (5-12 m²) (107 User)
    • large (more than 12 m²) (7 User)

    PA

    • available (162 User)

    Stage lights

    • available (150 User)
    • available to some extent (8 User)

    FoH personell

    • present (152 User)
    • sometimes, with prior consent (8 User)

    Preparation and soundcheck

    • early afternoon (11 User)
    • late afternoon / evening (146 User)
    • negotiable (8 User)

    Dismantling

    • equipment must be dismantled and loaded after the sow (152 User)
    • negotiable (10 User)

    Loading and unloading situation

    • loading/unloading directly at building or stage entrance respectively (100 User)
    • nearby (41 User)
    • loading/unloading hardly possible (22 User)
  • Location, arrival, parking

    Location

    • city centre (152 User)
    • city, peripheral area (4 User)

    Arrival by car, parking

    • location has sufficient parking space (8 User)
    • no or insufficient parking space, parking is possible nearby (122 User)
    • no parking space nearby (15 User)

    Arrival by public transport

    • good (135 User)
    • average (3 User)
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Current gig offers

2 Kölner Bands gesucht - 30.04.19

2 Cologne bands wanted - 30.04.19

30 Apr 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

30 Apr 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: Emily Chekhov   1   4
Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Rock, Alternative/Independent, Punk/Hardcore, Hip Hop/Rap
Acts: Band
Free slots: 2
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: Contribution towards expenses
Backline: partially available

Posted on 12 March 2019   3

2 Slots / Blue Shell Köln / 10.Mai 2019

2 Slots / Blue Shell Cologne / 10 May 2019

10 May 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

10 May 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: Gin Red   2   3
Date: Friday, 10 May 2019, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Pop, R'n'B/Soul/Black, Blues, Funk
Excluded genres: Metal, Punk/Hardcore, Techno/Electronic, German Pop
Acts: Band, Singer/Songwriter
Free slots: 1
Confirmed: MOLASS
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: Minimum ticket purchase
Backline: partially available

Posted on 4 November 2018   4

NACHILFE Frühjahrstour Blue Shell Köln

NACHILFE Spring Tour Blue Shell Cologne

23 May 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

23 May 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: NACHILFE   1
Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Local acts preferred!
Genre: all
Excluded genres: House/Dance, Techno/Electronic, Ska/Reggae/Dancehall
Acts: all
Free slots: 1
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: none
Backline: partially available

Posted on 26 February 2019   4

Support für die heydays aus Stuttgart

Support for die heydays from Stuttgart

12 Jun 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

12 Jun 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: die heydays   1   2   2
Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Rock, Alternative/Independent, Punk/Hardcore
Acts: Band
Free slots: 2
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: Contribution towards expenses
Backline: partially available

Posted on 11 March 2019   5

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   4
Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019, 19:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Rock, Metal, Alternative/Independent
Acts: all
Free slots: 1
Salary: unknown
Cost/pay-to-play: none
Backline: partially available

Posted on 14 February 2019   3

1 oder 2 Bands für live-gig im Blue Shell im JUni 2019 gesucht

1 or 2 bands wanted for live-gig in Blue Shell JUni 2019

21 Jun 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

21 Jun 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: Apolysos
Date: Friday, 21 June 2019, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Rock, Alternative/Independent, Punk/Hardcore
Excluded genres: Pop
Acts: Band
Free slots: 1
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: Contribution towards expenses
Backline: unknown

Posted on 10 March 2019   4

Shout Out Loud Fest II | Metalcore

Shout Out Loud Fest II | Metalcore

9 Aug 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

9 Aug 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: What I Create   4   2
Date: Friday, 9 August 2019, 19:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Metal, Punk/Hardcore
Excluded genres: Pop, Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly, Techno/Electronic, Gothic/Wave
Acts: Band
Free slots: 1
Confirmed: Glass Heart
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: none
Backline: partially available

Posted on 22 February 2019   10

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
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Pop, Hip Hop/Rap, Funk, Chanson
Excluded genres: Metal, Punk/Hardcore, German Pop
Acts: Band
Free slots: 1
Salary: unknown
Cost/pay-to-play: unknown
Backline: partially available

Posted on 19 February 2019   12

2 Lokale Bands aus Köln für Auftritt gesucht!

2 local bands from Cologne wanted for gig!

8 Sep 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

8 Sep 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: Die Stühle
Date: Sunday, 8 September 2019, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Rock, Alternative/Independent, Punk/Hardcore
Excluded genres: House/Dance, Techno/Electronic, Breakbeat/Drum'n'Bass, German Pop
Acts: Band
Free slots: 2
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: Contribution towards expenses
Backline: partially available

Posted on 11 January 2019   3

SIMEON

SIMEON

1 Nov 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

1 Nov 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: SIMEON   2   2   3
Date: Friday, 1 November 2019, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Pop, R'n'B/Soul/Black, Funk
Excluded genres: Rock, Metal, Punk/Hardcore
Acts: Band, Singer/Songwriter, Solo artist, DJ
Free slots: 2
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: Fixed payment (158 €)
Backline: partially available

Posted on 18 February 2019   2

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