THREE NIGHTS AT THE TROUBADOUR

1957

The Troubadour opens.

1966

Buffalo Springfield make their live debut.

1968

Joni Mitchell makes her Los Angeles debut.

Gordon Lightfoot US debut

Neil Young plays his debut solo show in LA.

James Taylor makes his solo debut.

1970

Elton John makes his U.S. debut, introduced by Neil Diamond.

Kris Kristofferson makes his Los Angeles debut opening for Linda Rondstadt.

Billy Joel makes his LA debut as the opening act for Ballin’ Jack

Pointer Sisters make their debut performance.

1982

Metallica make their Los Angeles headline debut.

Hair-metal band Warrant play their debut show.

1986

Guns N Roses play the show that gets them signed to Geffen.

1991

Pearl Jam, formerly Mookie Blaylock, perform for the first time under their new name.

1994

Korn play their first Los Angeles show as the opening act for Corrosion of Conformity.

1995

No Doubt perform record release shows for Tragic Kingdom.

1996

System of a Down perform their first headline show.

Fiona Apple performs her first live U.S. gig.

2002

David Grohl, playing as a drummer, makes his first live appearance with Queens of the Stone Age.

2004

Franz Ferdinand performs their first LA show.

2006

Lilly Allen makes her US debut.

2007

Troubadour celebrates it’s 50th anniversary with a series of shows with James and Carole King. They recreate their original Troubadour debut together along with their original band (Russ Kunkel, Danny Kortchmar and Lee Sklar).

2008

Fleet Foxes first LA show.

The Cure perform their first US club show in over 20 years

2009

NBC awards Troubadour as “Best Venue in LA” by way of their Golden Local debate.

2010

Brandon Flowers of the Killers makes his LA solo debut of his album ‘Flamingo’.

John Legend and the Roots make their live LA debut of their first collaboration record together entitled, ‘Wake Up’.

The legendary Manu Chao plays his first ever US club show.

2011

LA Weekly votes Troubadour best booked club in Los Angeles.

Red Hot Chili Peppers play their first LA show with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Debut several new songs, including “Meet Me at the Corner”.

Cypress Hill first show with Muggs in 9 years- Joined by Slash and members of System of a Down.

2012

Alabama Shakes Play their LA debut show.

2013

Rolling Stone magazine names Troubadour the second best rock club in America.

2014

ScreamCreature makes their live debut, three nights May 2, 3 & 4, opening for O.A.R.'s SOLD OUT crowd