And so it ends. Last night Lady Gaga finished her several show residency at the venerated NYC night club and upon completion of the encores and the confetti, the doors were closed on The Roseland Ballroom forever. Wow. Such a feeling of finality for the NYC live music scene and words that I am truly finding sorrow in writing down for you all. I’m really going to miss this place being here for the shows. The marquee photo from below was from the last time that I would attend an event at the venue back in December of 2013. It was for the Japanese band “VAMPS” who were quite entertaining.
Sometime yesterday the news was officially broke by Billboard.com about the not to far in the distant future closure of the Roseland Ballroom based on an email that they received. I’ll admit to my fair readers that I had already heard about this shocking event a few weeks ago by a concert going regular whose voice I trust, but when I dug about for more information around the realm I was told “nope” and “this is not true at all” by the parties that I reached out to about it. Of course I didn’t really believe that since I could see how such a thing would happen given the state of how NYC works in terms of real estate. For good measure I even checked in with some peers in “that which I do” and they had no idea about it but I was not going to write down my thoughts until one of the biggies put it to paper and now with Billboard doing just that we can toss our views into the mix.
Attenion all concert fans of New York City for there is a new venue in town and it’s name is Stage 48. The club is located down on 48th Street just off 11th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen and just the other day, PiercingMetal had the honor of walking through the club with their Marketing Director in order to bring you some inside details about it.