As David’s next stop is Paris, here we have the famous Olympia – the city’s oldest music hall – with its famous red lettering.
Probably the most prestigious and well-known concert hall in France and famed for its striking red interior, the Olympia was founded in 1888 by Joseph Oller, the creator of the first cabarets, such as the Moulin Rouge.
Renamed the Olympia in 1893, it has housed various forms of entertainment, such as circuses and ballets. It served as a movie theatre between 1929 and 1954, until it was revived as a music hall by Bruno Coquatrix, whose name graces the impressive sign. It is he who built the Olympia into a hall with worldwide recognition.
Situated in a tree-lined boulevard, it has a modest exterior. Only when you get inside do you realise the luxury of this high-tech venue.
The hall itself is small and seats only 2,000 people. However, the atmosphere inside is said to be electric.
It has played host to legendary concerts by Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Black Sabbath, The Beatles and Rolling Stones among many others.
No doubt one of the most historic and celebrated venues included on the tour, David and his band will be here on 16 March… Just four nights from now!
If you are going to this concert, please let us know and have a marvellous time.