When it comes to music venues in D-FW, life comes at you fast. It's been a while since we heard that Deep Ellum Live, closed since 2004, would be resurrected by the good folks behind the resurgence of fellow legendary Deep Ellum venues Trees and the Bomb Factory.
But thanks to a bit of social media activity, we found out Wednesday that not only is it ready to open, but also it will be named Canton Hall. The first concert that's been announced will feature Canadian hard-rock outfit Theory of a Deadman on Oct. 31.
Some history: After opening in the '80s as a country bar, the venue was named Deep Ellum Live in 1991 and hosted a near-mythical array of iconic artists including the Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day and others. It closed in 2004.
Details beyond the Halloween concert are sparse as of this writing, though co-owner Clint Barlow has said Canton Hall will also be used as a private event space. The venue has a Facebook page, Twitter account and an official website up and running.
Tickets for the Theory of a Deadman concert are on sale and available at cantonhalltx.com.
Canton Hall, 2727 Canton St., Dallas.