Ibiza has lost a legend as the news of Tony Pike’s passing was released last night, 24th of February. The founder of the famed Pikes Ibiza Hotel was battling cancer, who last year started a GoFundMe page in support of urgent treatment.
Propelled into the limelight via Wham!’s ‘Club Tropicana’ music video, Pikes Hotel became a hero of the Ibiza live music & nightlife scene. The space even hosted Freddie Mercury’s 41st three-day long birthday party in 1987. Today it remains a vibrant, multi-award winning venue, ‘steeped in rock ‘n’ roll history’ and managed by the Ibiza Rocks Team.
We thank and honour the man who was an integral part of cultivating Ibiza’s ever-thriving club-culture. Rest in peace.