Lemmy’s Memorial Service Takes Over Sunset Strip to Accommodate Overflow Crowd

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The January 9 memorial for Lemmy Kilmister at the Rainbow Bar and Grill on L.A.’s Sunset Strip has been expanded to accommodate what the venue anticipates will be an overflow crowd.

The club says it has had such overwhelming response to the event that it expects to receive more participants than it can accommodate. The Rainbow will use the Strip to provide space for those unable to fit into the club.

The Rainbow’s original Facebook post said:

“Join us Saturday, January 9th as we say goodbye to a dear friend and loved one. We will open our doors at 2 PM. The memorial will be 21 and over only.

It has since been updated to include the following:

“ATTN!!! Due to the overwhelming and supportive response to Lemmy's memorial we are now using the entire Strip to compensate for overflow. The Rainbow will close from 5 until 9 PM for a private service, however the Roxy and Whisky will remain open to accommodate those looking to show their respects during this time.”

The Motörhead bassist died on December 28 from an aggressive cancer affecting his brain and neck. Kilmister had learned of the cancer just two days earlier and was told he had two to six months to live.

You can keep up to date by checking in at the Rainbow Bar and Grill’s Facebook page.