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News : Max Watt’s Brisbane closes its doors this week!

By on October 19, 2017

Epica at Max Watts, Brisbane. Photo by Rebecca Reid.

Earlier this week the Max Watt’s venue in Brisbane advised punters they would be closing their doors at the end of October. The venue struggled to come to an agreement with the landlord and subsequently are now unable to continue to invest in the venue.

Max Watt’s released the following statement.

Max Watt’s has announced their decision to close the Brisbane venue following the Dillinger gig on October 22nd. Regretfully Max Watt’s were unable to reach ongoing terms with the landlord making it unfeasible to continue to invest in the venue.

Booker, Jesse Barbera, has worked closely with promoters and agents of forward bookings and will continue to support all bookings and holds into venues with appropriate capacities without any need to change dates.

Oztix will advise ticket holders in this smooth process of change. Max Watt’s will ensure that any other ticketing agencies provide the same service to their customers

Although this has been a very difficult decision, Max Watt’s has acted to strengthen the integrity and sound operations of the Melbourne and Sydney venues. Brisbane is a smaller market with aggressive competition and higher costs. Max Watt’s is redirecting focus to invest in the success of iconic Melbourne and progressive Sydney Max Watt’s venues. This decision will enhance rather than risk the security of Melbourne and Sydney.

The Brisbane branch of multi-city venue Max Watt’s House Of Music will close later this month after two-and-a-half years of operation under its present name. The final gig to be held at the venue will be the upcoming last show for The Dillinger Escape Plan on the 22nd, October.

 

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