Last week, Boise Weekly reported that the Red Room, located at 1519 W. Main St., is in search of a new owner.
The music venue and bar had sublet its liquor license to the new Hooters-esque restaurant and bar, Twin Peaks, closed its door and posted an ad on Craigslist indicating the venue itself--complete with furniture, stage and sound equipment--was available for $25,000.
Meanwhile, the lease on the space occupied by Red Room is slated to expire Sunday, Dec. 1, and the owner of the property, Ken Jenkins, has put the whole building up for sale.
An update was posted Oct. 5 on Red Room's Facebook page announcing that it had secured a beer and wine license as part of a broader effort to reopen as an all-ages music venue. To complete the process, it will have to install a full-service kitchen and show that at least 40 percent of its revenue comes from food and nonalcoholic beverages.
According to Red Room music promoter Shayne Doe, Red Room remains a 21-and-older venue, but will be return to life beginning Wednesday, Oct. 9.
And speaking of returns, tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 11, for Imagine Dragons--the band that rocked the Idaho Botanical Garden in May as part of the outdoor venue's Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series.
Rolling Stone reports the Las Vegas-based alt-rockers "will look to build on the massive success of their electro-rock anthem 'Radioactive' and platinum-selling debut album Night Visions with a 21-date arena trek, dubbed the 'Into the Night' tour." With guests X Ambassadors and Nico Vega and openers the Naked and Famous, Imagine Dragons kicks off its tour right here in Boise at the Taco Bell Arena Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Visit rollingstone.com to hear an "exclusive remix" of Imagine Dragons' new single, "Demons." tacobellarena.com
And in news of a band that has seen its share of tours, Pearl Jam's 10th studio album, Lightning Bolt, is slated for release Tuesday, Oct. 15. Fans have waited four years for this follow-up to Backspacer but don't have to wait a minute more: Even though the album won't be in stores for a week, it is currently streaming on iTunes. Visit Pearl Jam's artist page on iTunes to stream and pre-order Lightning Bolt.