Tempe's Club Red Is Moving to Mesa in May
|The Sword performs at Club Red in 2012.|
Their new home, however, negates all these problems and more, since its got space to spare both inside and out.
Thanks to its history as a movie theatre, it boasts two large auditoriums with high ceilings and downwardly sloping floors, which Commons says will mean that crowds won't have to jockey for position to see bands.
"Yeah, we aren't going to any more issues with stage height" he says, laughing. "We could go as high as we wanted -- literally, we could have a 10-foot-high stage, although it would be funny to see them up that high -- but we have the ceiling height for that."
And the venue's new home has parking for days, including close to a half acre behind the building and approximately 600 spaces out front.
"We now have all the parking we could ever ask for," he says. "We could actually park 20 tour busses if we wanted to."
Commons adds that the new location, which will simply be known as Club Red when it opens on May 31, will also offer better acoustics over its current spot.
"We did what we could with the Red Owl with the L-shaped [property] and that big bar in the middle, but there were a lot of limitations," he says. "The new location is the perfect shape for sound transmission. So we're going from where we had to tweak our sound to what you dream of as an audio engineer."
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