The Metro Chicago Tickets
Located on the N. Clark Street area of downtown Chicago, Illinois. during its substantial history, the Metro concert hall has been providing local residents with an unforgettable concert experience. This tradition first began in 1982 when the Metro first opened. Once inside the venue is split between a main floor and balcony, which combine for a total capacity of about 1100 guests. The interior of this venue also hosts the popular Smart Bar.
The idea behind the Metro when it first opened was to be a dance club that offered a mix of different genres of music for the time. Although the Smart Bar part of the venue was eventually moved from the fourth floor of the building to make way for office space for the Metro Staff, the venue has pretty much stayed the same since it first opened and continue to embrace an out air type feel. When it first opened the Metro was known for being the home to two of the most influential DJs of the 1980s; DJ Frankie Knuckles and DJ Joe Smooth. Eventually industrial and underground bands began showing up to perform at the venue which would eventually become a popular place for bands of all types and backgrounds to come and record or perform.
Eventually this grew and the dance club first began charging a cover to enter and to hear the bands and eventually the venue was closed down for remodeling so it could re-open as a live music venue. When it did, the Metro started off by showcasing lesser known bands and local talents including a then unknown R.E.M. and smaller bands like Sonic Youth and the Ramones. The crowds that these bands drew in eventually got bigger acts like Billy Idol, New Order and Depeche Mode to start performing at the Metro. Eventually the venue would become a popular venue for grunge and alternative bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and Soundgarden to play at.
These big moments in the history of The Metro have made the venue one of the most popular intimate performance centers in the Chicago area. Today, bands like No Doubt, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, Fatboy Slim and The White Stripes have all performed at the Metro and all brought their talents to this unique Chicago venue.