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Tokyo club Contact is closing to make way for an urban development project

We’re guessing that means condos…

  • Olivia Wycech
  • 25 March 2022
Tokyo club Contact is closing to make way for an urban development project

The story is one we’ve unfortunately heard many times over around the world: long-time closes to make way for condos. Much-loved and hugely-revered Tokyo club Contact is the latest venue to meet this gentrified fate.

The club shared the news on its Instagram yesterday, saying that due to the Dogenzaka 2-chome South District Type 1 Urban Redevelopment Project, the building that the club is located in will be taken down.

“Unfortunately, nothing concrete has been decided yet regarding our future status. We have only half a year left, but it would mean a great deal for us to have as many people make as many memorable nights as possible with the time we have left.”

In the same post, the organisers announced that they will be holding an honorary hoorah next month with a doubleheader on April 22 - 23. The weekend marks their anniversary and is the first time in three years they will be celebrating following COVID closures. It’s also the last anniversary they will celebrate. The first night, the evening will be dedicated to all the artists that have been with them since day one and on Saturday, the magnificent DJ Harvey will man the night, who will be the club’s first international guest since reopening after the pandemic. Contact will shut for good on Saturday, September 17.

Here at Mixmag Asia, we’ve had a couple of memorable nights at Contact and are gutted to know we won’t have any more. If you’re in Tokyo, please take our place on the dance floor for this last dance.

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