It's been 15 years since the Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum shut its doors, but new owner Clint Barlow soon will reopen the venue with a series of concerts seemingly designed to capitalize on the nostalgia of the once-popular concert hall.
Dallas native Erykah Badu will play the first concert at the revived Bomb Factory on March 26. She'll be followed a couple of days later by the Toadies, who'll continue their resurgence of recent years with a concert on March 28.
The first Atomic Music Festival will take place there on Saturday, April 11, featuring Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders and more. Headliners for other scheduled concerts include Sixx:A.M., Ministry, Nightwish and Purity Ring. It will also host the annual Pin Show on April 4.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the venue will bear little resemblance to what fans remember from the 1990s. The layout of the building is being reconfigured to put the stage at one end, and the venue will have a total capacity of 4,300 people, including nine 12-person suites. It also will have air conditioning, so you won't have to swelter while watching a concert anymore.
Tickets for Erykah Badu, Toadies, Jesus and Mary Chain, Atomic Music Festival and Purity Ring go on sale January 30 at TheBombFactory.com. All other announced concerts are already on sale.