Deep Ellum Revival

Deep Ellum institution Bomb Factory reopens with throwback concert lineup

Deep Ellum's Bomb Factory reopens with throwback concert lineup

Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu plays the first concert at the newly reopened Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum on March 26. Photo courtesy of Erykah Badu
members of Toadies reunited band
The Toadies play at Bomb Factory on March 28. Photo courtesy of
Bomb Factory, Deep Ellum
The mere sight of this logo has many nostalgic Dallasites salivating in anticipation of the reopening of the Bomb Factory. Bomb Factory/Facebook
Erykah Badu
members of Toadies reunited band
Bomb Factory, Deep Ellum

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 throwback theme will continue in May, when the Jesus and Mary Chain celebrates the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Psychocandy​, with a show at the Bomb Factory on May 7.

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 All other announced concerts are already on sale.

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