Harpos Concert Theatre
It was built in 1939 for the Wisper and Westman circuit as the Harper Theatre. It was built for about $290,000 and was designed in Art Moderne style by Charles N. Agree. There is an 80-foot (24 m) vertical sign on the front of the theatre that spells out "HARPOS," adapting the old Harper Theater sign. There are murals in the lobby and auditorium by Thomas di Lorenzo.
It was converted to a Rock club in 1974.
Rock bands who have performed there
Bands that have performed there over the years have included Iron Maiden, U2, Poison, Vince Neil, Dio, Motörhead, Slayer, Megadeth, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Ted Nugent, Cinderella, Ratt, Dokken, Skid Row, Slipknot, Sevendust, Disturbed, Godsmack, Cheap Trick, Golden Earring, White Zombie, Danzig, The Misfits, Type O Negative, W.A.S.P., Brian Setzer, Paul Rodgers, Foghat, Rob Halford, Kick Axe, Robin Trower, Dead Kennedys, Mitch Ryder, Blue Öyster Cult, Alvin Lee, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, John Entwistle, INXS, Huey Lewis & The News, Eurythmics, Spin Doctors, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Joan Jett, Ace Frehley, Sebastian Bach, Yngwie Malmsteen, Helix, Saxon, Night Ranger, Quiet Riot, Trixter, Slaughter, FireHouse, Jackyl, Y&T, Savatage, Kix, Shooting Star, Ian Hunter, Nazareth, Prong, Johnny Winter, Michael Schenker Group, Dream Theatre, Armored Saint, Molly Hatchet, Joe Lynn Turner, Gwar, Powerman 5000, Dope, Hatebreed, Crossbreed, Coal Chamber, Mushroomhead, 40 Below Summer, Halloween The Heavy Metal Horror Show and many others.
Hatebreed filmed their live DVD at Harpos
Hip-hop acts who have performed there
The venue has also hosted shows for hardcore hip hop artists such as Insane Clown Posse, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Montell Jordan, Lil' Kim, Run DMC, Salt-n-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Tech N9ne, Hopsin, Gorilla Zoe, Twista, Boondox, Twiztid, and King Gordy.