An announcement had been made that the San Fernando Valley venue would be closing its door permanently at the end of December. The Cobalt Cafe was founded by Dave Politi on January 17, 1991 and has played host to bands such as such as AFI, Jimmy Eat World, Less Than Jake, Incubus, Strung Out, Link 80, Linkin Park (as Hybrid Theory), Avenged Sevenfold, Hoobastank (as Hoobustank), and more!
Here is the announcement:
Posted by Alfredo Hernandez for the Cobalt Cafe:
It is never fun to be the one to break bad news to you all, but today I’ve got a pretty big serving of it. I have been given permission by Cobalt-Cafe Dave to inform you, all of you, that December 2014 is the last month of operations for the Cobalt Cafe. As many of you are aware, Dave has been battling cancer as of late and while I may not be able to speak for him, I understand that he has been lost in thought when it comes to the rest of his life. He has talked to me and to John McCrary, among a few select others about his health and his concerns, and I see that after 20+ years of being an owner of a live music venue can really wear down on your physical, mental, and emotional health all at once, especially as it struggles (yes, it kept struggling even after Volumes packed the place). I’ll let you know that there is discussion of selling it to someone and remodeling and it possibly being open again in the very near future, but that is then, and this is now. And right now, you’re seeing a cornerstone in the San Fernando Valley live music community close its doors (whether temporarily or for good, I’m not too sure yet). There are more details to be coming in the very near future, but as of now, we need the following dates to be filled.
December 6, 12, 14, 18, 26, 27, and 28 are all open.
Book a date, attend a show, and enjoy yourself before the Cobalt closes down. Share this status and let the valley know.
Thank you very much.