Des Moines will soon have a new venue for live music--just not soon enough. The Warehouse, located at 1000 Thomas Beck Road, was scheduled to host its first concert on Wednesday, October 16. However, due to construction setbacks and delays by the city, the venue announced late last night that they will be unable to open on time to host the show. That show was to feature performances by the Illinois nu metal band Dope [see nearby video] with Soil, September, As For You, and Agony of Defeat. The event will now be moved to Wooly's, where the doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show will start at 7 p.m. All existing tickets will be honored, and there are still tickets available online through Ticketfly.
The Warehouse has not yet announced if they will have to cancel any further concerts. Here is what the new venue has scheduled in the upcoming weeks:
October 22: Eye Empire, Stardog Champion, True Becoming, and 10Peny
October 26: Stitched Up Heart, Dead Superstar, and Art of Shock
November 8: Moccasin Creek
November 10: Skee-Lo and Izzy Dunfore
November 15: Another Lost Year, Elisium, The Hollowpoint, and Shatter
November 16: Amber Hayes
November 23: Strate Jak It, Mars On-Fire, Apathy Syndrome, and Corpse
December 7: Saving Abel, Viva Montesa, The Austin Taft Soundtrack, and Fatal Addiction
December 14: Jason Charles Miller
In other venue news, the Des Moines Social Club's new home, the fire station at 900 Mulberry Street, was broken into and vandalized Tuesday night. The DMSC is currently in the process of being remodeled and isn't expected to open until sometime next year. When open, the venue will be home to a restaurant, coffee shop, offices, and facilities to host art, music, drama, and other social events. According to a police report made on Wednesday, the building's interior walls sustained a great deal of graffiti. No arrests have been made in connection to the damage at this time.