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CAN, Vancouver - Rickshaw Theatre


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Type: Club
Location: Canada, Vancouver
254 East Hastings Street

Contacts: Phone: (604) 681 8915
Email: info@rickshawtheatre.com

Website: www.rickshawtheatre.com
 
The Rickshaw Theatre, formerly known as the Shaw Theatre, was built in 1971 as part of the Shaw Brothers' (Sir Run Run Shaw and Tan Sri Runme Shaw) worldwide movie empire. The Shaw Brothers are the most significant film production company in the history of Hong Kong cinema. Over the past nine decades, the Shaws have amassed a collection of over 800 titles.

By the early sixties, the Shaw empire had incorporated 35 companies, owned 130 cinemas, 9 amusement parks and 3 production studios.The 1967 blockbuster, "The One Armed Bandit", a Jimmy Wang Yu revenge yarn by the legendary Chang Cheh, shaped the emerging Kung-Fu movie genre. Chang Cheh's 1970 work "Vengeance" marks the first genuine Kung-Fu movie.

By the 1970's, Shaw Brothers' movie empire blossomed to 230 cinemas including the one at 254 East Hastings, Vancouver. Centrally located between the neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Strathcona, The Shaw Theatre in Vancouver was the west coast hub for all of the Shaw Brothers' North American business operations and distribution. The theatre itself was the west coast crown in the Shaw Brothers' theatre empire and featured the most modern movie technology of the time including a 10,000 square foot theatre room, dolby sound and cinema-scope screens.

But by the mid eighties, the Shaw Theatre closed its doors as interest in the Kung-Fu movie genre waned. The theatre sat more or less dormant until it was repurposed as a live music venue in 2009 as the Rickshaw Theatre.

Realizing the Rickshaw's potential as an outstanding music venue, Mo Tarmohamed came on board in the summer of 2011 to run the operations and eventually taking over the business. The theatre boasts possibly the best sight-lines of any music venue in the city, with scalable capacity that can be easily configured to accommodate 200 to 600 people. The Rickshaw has successfully hosted a number of outstanding international touring acts such as The War on Drugs, Mudhoney, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Goat, Sharon Van Etten, Russian Circles, Future Islands, Shovels and Rope, Thee Oh Sees, Black Joe Lewis, Deerhunter, Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile, The Sonics, Death, Spiritualized, Deer Tick, Kreator, Accept, Napalm Death, The Joy Formidable, The Human League, Ariel Pink, Andrew W.K., Blitzen Trapper, Caravan Palace, Wax Tailor, Calexico, Built to Spill, Killing Joke, High on Fire, Kvelertak and Ghostface Killah, the Rickshaw has also played host to local titans No Means No, DOA, The Pack AD, Japandroids, Bison BC, Three Inches of Blood, The Dreadnoughts, Five Alarm Funk and emerging home grown talent such as Anciients, No Sinner, Black Wizard, White Lung and many others.

A vibrant Rickshaw has now become a vital institution in the ongoing revitalization of the Downtown Eastside.


Past gigs

19.09.2009 Revolting Cocks: N. American Tour
15.11.2009 Planetary Depravity Tour (1)
21.11.2009 Vader: Monsters Of Death Tour (1)
31.05.2010 Isis
08.07.2010 High On Fire: Snakes for the Divine Tour
19.08.2010 The Summer Slaughter Tour 2010 - North America (3)
20.08.2010 Enthroned + Deströyer 666: Pentagrammaton World Tour
22.09.2010 Katatonia + Swallow The Sun + Orphaned Land
23.09.2010 Nevermore: N. American Tour
03.12.2010 Epica: North American Tour (1)
15.02.2011 Eluveitie + 3 Inches Of Blood (1)
04.03.2011 Spread The Venom Tour (1)
26.04.2011 Destruction: North American Reckoning Tour
29.04.2011 The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek
30.05.2011 Blackfield (1)
14.06.2011 Forbidden: North American Tour
27.09.2011 Weedeater + Saviours: North American Tour 2011
10.10.2011 Enslaved: Circling Above & Within North American Tour
13.11.2011 The Devil Wears Prada: Dead Throne Tour 2011
21.11.2011 Mayhem + Keep Of Kalessin + Hate
15.02.2012 Dark Funeral: North American Tour 2012 [CANCELLED]
17.03.2012 March Of Death 2012
01.04.2012 Soulfly: Pan-American Tour
05.05.2012 Negură Bunget: Transilvanian Legacy Tour
13.07.2012 Agalloch: North American Summer Tour (1)
20.08.2012 Kataklysm: The Iron Will Tour 2012
19.09.2012 Serj Tankian: Harakiri World Tour 2012
24.10.2012 Septicflesh: Conquerors Of The World - North American Tour 2012 (3)
10.04.2013 3 Inches Of Blood & Goatwhore: Co-Headlining North American Tour 2013 (2)
20.06.2013 Melechesh: North American Tour 2013 (2)
01.10.2013 Cancer Bats: North American Tour 2013
13.10.2013 Orange Goblin: North American Tour 2013
16.04.2014 Tesseract: Altered State North America 2014
18.04.2014 The Dillinger Escape Plan: North American Tour 2014
08.05.2014 Paganfest America - Part V (1)
04.07.2014 Septicflesh & Fleshgod Apocalypse: Conquerors Of The World Tour 2014 (3)
25.08.2014 Summer Slaughter Canada Club Tour 2014 (1)
28.09.2014 Crowbar: Symmetry In Black North America 2014
05.10.2014 Belphegor: Voices From The Dark North American Tour 2014 [CANCELLED] (1)
25.10.2014 Kataklysm: Carnival Of Death Tour 2014
26.01.2015 Mayhem & Watain: North American Co-Headlining Tour 2015 (1)
04.02.2015 Karma To Burn: North American Tour 2015
25.02.2015 Machine Head: North American Tour 2015 (1)
10.03.2015 Enslaved: North American Tour 2015 (1)
06.05.2015 Septicflesh & Moonspell: Conquerors Of The North America 2015 (1)
09.05.2015 Sólstafir: North American Tour 2015
10.05.2015 Ensiferum: North American Tour 2015 (1)
28.05.2015 Aborted: North American Tour 2015 (1)
21.06.2015 Bolt Thrower: Overtures Of War Canada Tour 2015 (2)
18.09.2015 Cattle Decapitation: The North American Extinction Tour 2015 (1)
04.10.2015 Soulfly: We Sold Our Souls To Metal North American Tour 2015 (1)
20.10.2015 Deafheaven: North American 2015
03.11.2015 Parkway Drive: North American Tour 2015
10.11.2015 The Infernus Tour 2015
16.11.2015 TesseracT: North American Tour 2015
04.03.2016 Bongzilla: North American Headlining Tour 2016
09.04.2016 Intronaut: North American Tour 2016
02.05.2016 Kvelertak: North American Tour 2016 (1)
13.06.2016 Voivod: Post Society North American Tour 2016
21.08.2016 Belphegor: North American Raid 2016 - Part II (1)
16.09.2016 Marduk: North American Tour 2016 (2)
14.10.2016 Gorguts: North American Headlining Tour 2016
30.04.2017 Asphyx: West Coast Tour 2017
25.08.2017 The Agonist: Canada Headlining Tour 2017
02.09.2017 Decapitated: Double Homicide North American Tour 2017 (2)
28.09.2017 Dark Tranquillity: North American Atoma Tour 2017 (2)
18.10.2017 Cattle Decapitation: The North American Extinction Tour 2017 - Part II (1)
09.11.2017 Ne Obliviscaris: Urn North American Tour 2017 (1)
15.11.2017 Origin: Bloodletting North America 2017
28.11.2017 Belphegor: North American Totenritual Crusade 2017 (1)
16.01.2018 Red Fang: North American Winter Tour 2018
19.01.2018 Converge: The Dusk In Us West Coast Tour 2018
12.03.2018 Watain & Deströyer 666: The Pandemoniac Wolf March 2018 (2)
18.04.2018 Sirenia - North American Tour 2018
18.04.2018 Sirenia - North American Tour 2018
09.05.2018 TesseracT: Sonder North America Tour 2018
15.05.2018 Týr: North American Tour 2018 (2)
23.05.2018 Obituary: North American Tour 2018
21.06.2018 Covenant Festival 2018 - Vancouver (1)
29.06.2018 Wolvhammer: Snakes & Vultures Over North America 2018 (1)
04.07.2018 Weedeater: North American Summer Tour 2018
16.09.2018 Obscura: Diluvium Amerika Tour 2018 (2)
25.09.2018 Angra: Omni World Tour 2018 - North America
14.10.2018 Unleash The Archers: Apex North America Tour 2018
10.11.2018 The Contortionist: The Reimagined North American Tour 2018
12.11.2018 Korpiklaani: North American Tour 2018 (1)
18.01.2019 Ensiferum & Septicflesh: Path To Glory North American Tour 2019 (3)
02.02.2019 Corrosion Of Conformity: North American Headlining Tour 2019
12.03.2019 Rivers Of Nihil: Where Owls Knows My Name North A. Tour 2019 (1)
12.04.2019 Hypocrisy & Fleshgod Apocalypse: North American Tour 2019 (3)
20.05.2019 Belphegor & Dark Funeral: Co-Headlining North American Tour 2019 (3)
23.05.2019 Modified Ghost Festival 2019
01.06.2019 Riverside: North American Wasteland Tour 2019
08.06.2019 Flotsam And Jetsam: North American Tour Of Chaos 2019
23.09.2019 Revocation & Voivod: North American Co-Headlining Tour 2019
26.09.2019 Periphery: North American Tour 2019
20.11.2019 Thank You Scientist: North American Tour 2019
01.12.2019 Daughters: North American Tour 2019 - Part II
02.12.2019 High On Fire: North American Tour 2019
11.02.2020 Ross The Boss: North American Tour 2020
12.02.2020 Soulfly: The Summoning North America 2020
31.03.2020 Fleshgod Apocalypse: Veleno North American Tour 2020 [POSTPONED]
14.04.2020 Týr: Valor & Folklore North American Tour 2020 [POSTPONED]
15.12.2021 Swallow The Sun: Moonflowers North American Tour 2021 (1)
14.02.2022 Dark Tranquillity: North American Moments Tour 2022 (2)
16.03.2022 Omnium Gatherum: Origin North American Tour 2022 (2)
08.04.2022 Alied Forces: North American Tour 2022
23.04.2022 Devastation On The Nation N. American Tour 2022 (1)
14.05.2022 Archspire: Tech Trek V North American Tour 2022 (1)
19.05.2022 Modified Ghost Festival 2022
25.05.2022 Nebula: Western North American Tour 2022
11.06.2022 Blackwater Holylight: North American Headlining Tour 2022
27.06.2022 Primitive Man: 10th Anniversary North American Tour 2022
07.09.2022 Monuments: North American Headlining Tour 2022
26.09.2022 Zeal & Ardor: North American Tour 2022
27.09.2022 Om: North American Tour 2022


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