House Of Blues Anaheim Readies Grand Opening

Music fans in Southern California are looking forward to the new opening up in February and sporting a calendar that includes Korn, George Thorogood, Wu-Tang Clan, Billy Idol, Death Cab For Cutie and Santana.

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House Of Blues had an Anaheim presence for 15 years until the popular chain of nightclubs closed its franchise located at Downtown Disney in May. B.B. King, Black Flag, Ray Charles, Joe Strummer and Blues Traveler were just a few of the acts that graced the stage at the venue known to locals as the “Mouse House.”

You’ll find the new House Of Blues Anaheim at the city’s GardenWalk, an outdoor shopping / recreational area located near Disneyland.  Concert rooms include the club’s 2,200-cap main hall as well as the 400-seat intimate space known as The Parish.  Add in the always popular HOB restaurant and the total complex measures 44,000 square feet of space with four unique entertainment venues under one roof.

The new HOB opens Feb. 2 with the first of two nights featuring headliner Social DistortionAnderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Chase Rice, Korn, and Thrice plus Manchester Orchestra are just some of the acts on the club’s first 10 days in biz. The venue will also host last gig ever.

“We are excited that we have been asked to open the new House Of Blues Anaheim,” Social Distortion leader Mike Ness said.  “We’ve performed at the House Of Blues across the country many times over, but this is a special honor because it’s Orange County, our living room.  See you all in February.”

Here’s the schedule, with tickets for all shows going on sale Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. PST:

Feb. 28 – Social Distortion
March 1 – Social Distortion
March 2 – Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
March 3 – Chase Rice
March 5 – Korn
March 6 – Korn
March 7 – Thrice & Manchester Orchestra
March 8 – George Thorogood & The Destroyers
March 9 – Café Tacvba
March 11 – Daya
March 11 – Adventure Club
March 13 – Billy Idol
March 14 – The Growlers
March 15 – Jason Isbell
March 16 – Julieta Venegas
March 17 – Wu Tang Clan – Return To The 36 Chambers
March 18 – 311
March 19 – Death Cab For Cutie
March 20 – The Kills
March 23 – Common
March 25 – Yellowcard – The Final Show!
March 26 – Save Ferris
April 5 – Frankie Ballard
April 8 – The Damned – 40th Anniversary U.S. Tour
April 14 – Ramon Ayala
April 15 – Ramon Ayala
April 23 – The Pixies
April 28 – Sammy Johnson
May 24 – Catfish & The Bottlemen
Sept. 11 – Santana

“This really is an epic grand opening lineup that is unparalleled in the live music scene,” HOB Entertainment COO Ben Weeden said.  “We’ve spent months curating performers and we are honored to have many artists that played the old HOB Anaheim as well as welcoming in new artists.  I think we will make Orange County proud and stay tuned for some big upcoming announcements.”

Want more information?  Click here for the new House Of Blues Anaheim website.