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Artists voice support for Sheffield’s The Leadmill as iconic venue announces eviction and closure
Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon and The Killers, and remains popular with live music fans and clubbers in the Steel City.However, today (March 31) saw the venue – which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year – issuing a statement on its website explaining that it is being forced out of business.“Today we have received some devastating news that in one year’s time, our Landlord is trying to evict us, forcing us to close,” the statement began.“Since 1980 The Leadmill has spent millions of pounds on what was a derelict warehouse, transforming it into one of the U.K’s most respected venues where countless acts from across the globe have performed over the years,” it continued.The team then asked people to show their support by “sharing this news and sharing your best memories that we can gather to help show them reasons why #WeCantLoseLeadmill”.They signed off the statement with contact info for those wanting to know more about the situation.Today we have received some devastating news that in 1 year's time, our Landlord is evicting us and forcing us to close.Please show your support by sharing this news & sending us your best memories that we can gather to help display all the reasons why #WeCantLoseLeadmill pic.twitter.com/6pVKaTFJ4U— The Leadmill (@Leadmill) March 31, 2022Since the news broke, a number of musicians, gig-goers and friends of the venue have taken to social media to react to the news, with many calling to save the venue, and using the hashtag #WeCantLoseLeadmill to bring awareness to the news.“Such a brilliant venue. Let’s do all we can to stop The @Leadmill from closing,” Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess tweeted, while The Subways wrote: “IN WHAT WORLD IS THIS ALLOWED TO HAPPEN? Unacceptable.
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