Live music is yet to return to O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire after its planned reopening following emergency structural repairs was delayed.
The historic venue had been scheduled to welcome back gigs on Tuesday (April 19) with a sold-out show by Australian singer songwriter Troye Sivan.
But a message by Academy Music Group (AMG), which runs the Grade II listed venue, says repair work to the roof is on-going and that there will be no shows at all in April.
It has been shut since December 2015, when serious structural damage noted shortly before Indie band The Courteeners were due to take to the stage led to the immediate closure of the 1903-built building.
But the statement on its website this week read: “Following the closure of O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday 4 December 2015, unfortunately, our on-going repair work to the roof will extend due to the complexity of the project.
"We apologise that currently all shows up to and including 30 April 2016 are affected at this point in time, and will be moved to other venues in London or rescheduled as necessary.
“We thank artists, promoters and fans for their cooperation and patience and wish to reassure everyone that safety is our priority."
At the time of writing, no new date had been set by AMG for the reopening of Shepherd’s Bush Empire.