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.

  • Venue characteristics

    Size and capacity (audience)

    • small (up to 100) (72 User)
    • medium (up to 500) (100 User)

    Type of venue

    • separate venue (17 User)
    • integrated into bar or similar (160 User)


    • good (131 User)
    • average (47 User)
    • bad (1 User)

    Backstage room available

    • yes (148 User)
    • no (23 User)

    Merch selling possible

    • yes (167 User)
    • no (5 User)

    Non-smoker location

    • yes (137 User)
    • no (11 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 (85 User)
    • audience donation (1 User)
    • none (3 User)

    If true, do newcomers and local bands get booked?

    • yes (98 User)
    • rarely (4 User)

    Does the club actively advertise events?

    • yes (52 User)
    • little or not at all (54 User)

    Venue can be rented for own events

    • yes (88 User)
  • Stagecraft


    • available (167 User)
    • not available (1 User)

    Size of stage or performance-area respectively

    • small (up to 5 m²) (46 User)
    • average (5-12 m²) (113 User)
    • large (more than 12 m²) (8 User)


    • available (172 User)
    • available to some extent (1 User)

    Stage lights

    • available (159 User)
    • available to some extent (10 User)

    FoH personell

    • present (162 User)
    • sometimes, with prior consent (8 User)

    Preparation and soundcheck

    • early afternoon (11 User)
    • late afternoon / evening (156 User)
    • negotiable (9 User)


    • equipment must be dismantled and loaded after the sow (163 User)
    • negotiable (10 User)

    Loading and unloading situation

    • loading/unloading directly at building or stage entrance respectively (105 User)
    • nearby (44 User)
    • loading/unloading hardly possible (25 User)
  • Location, arrival, parking


    • city centre (163 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 (129 User)
    • no parking space nearby (18 User)

    Arrival by public transport

    • good (146 User)
    • average (3 User)
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Current gig offers

Welcome to the party-Wintertour 2019/2020

Welcome to the party-Wintertour 2019/2020

17 Dec 2019, Blue Shell, Köln

17 Dec 2019, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: Painkiller Party
Date: Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 19:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Acts: Band
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Metal, Alternative/Independent, Punk/Hardcore
Free slots: 1
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: none
Backline: partially available

Posted on 16 October 2019

Bieten Slot für einen Metalcore-Abend in Köln

Bid Slot for a Metalcore Evening in Cologne

20 Jan 2020, Blue Shell, Köln

20 Jan 2020, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: Grandeur
Date: Monday, 20 January 2020, 19:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Acts: Band
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Metal, Punk/Hardcore
Excluded genres: Pop, Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly, R'n'B/Soul/Black, Hip Hop/Rap
Free slots: 1
Salary: none
Cost/pay-to-play: Minimum ticket purchase
Backline: unknown

Posted on 11 July 2019   4



12 Feb 2020, Blue Shell, Köln

12 Feb 2020, Köln
Blue Shell

Offered by: WISHLESS
Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 20:00
Venue: Blue Shell , 50674 Köln
Acts: Band, Singer/Songwriter
Local acts preferred!
Genre: Pop, Rock, Alternative/Independent
Free slots: 2
Salary: Doordeal
Cost/pay-to-play: none
Backline: partially available

Posted on 3 December 2019   6

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