"We fought hard for six long years to do something really special, but when the city you're in makes you feel unwelcome after so much sacrifice, it's time to move on."
The 200-person venue opened up in 2013 in Glendale (a separate city bordering the Northeastern corner of Los Angeles). One of the only venues in the area, Complex became a popular home for both metal shows and dance music parties. Recent bookings included OAKE, Eomac, Jock Club and SNTS. Now the club has suddenly closed, according to a post on its Facebook page.
"It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Complex in Glendale is now closed," the statement reads. "This venue was the fulfillment of our lifelong dream to create a space that gave alternative artists a friendly and accommodating space to present their art, and we will miss all of you so much. A majority of our booked shows will be moving to other venues, and all presale tickets will be valid and honored at the new locations."
There's no exact word on the cause of the closure. Operations manager Mike Guerrero told RA, "Bureaucracy sucks. We fought hard for six long years to do something really special, but when the city you're in makes you feel unwelcome after so much sacrifice, it's time to move on. Thank you to everyone who supported my partner and I on such an amazing journey. We'll be back soon to shake up the LA live music scene once again."