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.
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
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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