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Let The Games Begin! Best Buy Theater Is Now The Playstation Theater!!!

Say goodbye to The Best Buy Theater because it is now officially called The Playstation Theater; Gamers Unite!!!! Check out the press release that I received bright and early this morning but had to sit on for just a little bit to focus on the Iron Maiden touring news. Before we begin lets get one last look at the former branding on the venue we have been attending at The BBT for the past five years.

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Times Square’s Premier Concert and Events Venue Renamed PlayStation®Theater; PlayStation® Launches New Partnership with AEG Live’s Theater in NYC’s Iconic Destination

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The Press Release:
NEW YORK, NY (October 1, 2015) – Times Square’s 2,150-capacity concert and special events venue has officially been renamed PlayStation®Theater, it was announced today by Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. (SCEA) and AEG Live. Formerly known as Best Buy Theater, the venue celebrates its 10th anniversary this Fall having hosted 1,368 events and sold 1.7 million tickets since its grand opening on September 19, 2005. Artists that have played at the theater include Bon Jovi, The Eagles, John Legend, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Fall Out Boy, Jay-Z, Linkin Park, Drake, Little Big Town, Sugarland, Prince, Tom Jones, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and Phil Lesh & Friends who had an historic 14 night run at the venue in 2008.

The 45,000-square foot theater has also hosted special events such as Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, Good Morning America concert series performances by Janet Jackson and Usher, Bruce Springsteen’s Gateway Schools Benefit, MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert honoring Pete Townshend and Bill Curbishley, ESPN and Nickelodeon upfronts in addition to being the home of the annual Heisman Trophy presentation since 2005.
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Breaking Benjamin @ Best Buy Theater

Breaking Benjamin is back on the live stage and making a special appearance in NYC for the birthday of Sirius XM’s own Kayla Riley. They’ll be joined by Thousand Foot Crutch and this should be a great one.

Metal Allegiance @ Best Buy Theater

The Metal Masters Tour is now known as The Metal Allegiance and they are doing some touring again for the fans everywhere. This go round will feature
Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Chuck Billy, David Ellefson, Alissa White-Gluz, Gary Holt, Scott Ian, Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda, Mike Portnoy, Troy Sanders, Alex Skolnick + Special Guests. You don’t want to miss this one.

Less Than Jake @ Best Buy Theater

Less Than Jake brings their brand of Ska Punk back to the Best Buy Theater. Times Square will be hopping with this one. They’ll be joined by Reel Big Fish and Ballyhoo.

Sixx A.M: Live Photos @ Best Buy Theater (4/27/2015)

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Sixx A.M. were on their first ever full-blown tour and luckily for all their fans they would be stopping by the Big Metal Apple with a show at the Best Buy Theater. That concert also featured Apocalyptica and was documented on THIS LINK. Now please enjoy some of our photos from the permitted time to shoot images.

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Sixx A,M. by Ken Pierce (2015)

sixx am, sixx am live photos
Sixx A,M. by Ken Pierce (2015)

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