The Borderline, legendary Soho live music club
The Borderline has become an absolute Soho institution in the more than three decades of its existence. In terms of rock music, it has seen it all since the 1980s, a product of the DIY musical culture in London at the time. Its packed interior became just as well known for the performances it hosted as for the glitterati who came to watch their peers. Be part of this institution when you buy or sell The Borderline tickets on StubHub.
A home for American new wave and prog-rock
The Borderline opened its doors officially in 1985, but for at least 3 years before that, it had already held impromptu and semi-organised performances by some of the up and coming UK bands that had real street cred and would go on to become world famous, in many cases. It was also a chosen venue for the Avant Garde bands of US new wave like Blondie, whose platinum blonde singer, Debbie Harry was well on her way to becoming a pop star in her own right. Bands that won their audiences the hard way, at live shows rather than via radio play, saw The Borderline as a major London venue to conquer, with the likes of prog-rock standard bearers Marillion often returning to showcase new releases. When not hosting live bands, it also specialised in themed party nights, which continued well into the 2010s with events like the Tilted indie/alternative series, the Indie Time Machine party and the old-school RokIt Reunion. These are the types of exciting shows you can expect when you book The Borderline tickets for any given night.
Massive touring bands and seminal UK songwriters
A varied and interesting musical roster has continued the legacy of The Borderline in more modern times. As much as it has been the first port of call for any major artist on the crest of a burgeoning new scene, it has also always made room for the less commercially successful singer-songwriters who have had no less an impact on our musical psyches. It has always been a venue where you can expect to see PJ Harvey as much as you can touring juggernauts like REM. The club's history of showcasing new artists looking for their first big breakthrough has also continued, with a constant stream of new indie, neo-goth and alternative bands appearing. US bands in particular typically play the venue as their entree to the London scene. Los Angeles gloom-synth band Night Riot's repeat appearances at The Borderline are a good example of this. It may be a far cry from the venue's heyday, when it was the epicentre of the Brit-pop live culture most visibly championed by Pulp, Oasis and Blur, but the music that you can watch when you have The Borderline tickets is every bit as relevant as it ever was. StubHub will bring them all to you.
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