Day after day and week after week the world around us is slowly beginning to resemble something closer to normal. Many are vaccinated and the requirements about masks in open spaces along with some inside spaces has changed. These changes find venues being prepped and shows being booked and a short time ago we saw this announcement on the Irving Plaza Facebook Page. Take a look.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you can see there is a little something for everyone here and we’ve got some traditional Rock, some Punk, some Metal and a whole lengthy list of artists from wide-scoping genres that we just don’t follow during the course of the day. I’m going to being populating our trusty Events Calendar with the most relevant listings to our audience and I hope that the Gramercy Theatre makes a post like this one soon as well. I will say that I miss both of these places very much and look forward to being inside their confines once more being blasted to the walls by some incendiary talent. I know that I’d also love to be getting back into doing the Giveaways once again as we haven’t since November of 2019. What do you readers think about this initial list? Anything spark your interest right off the bat? Anything that you want them to feature at the venue? Use the comments down below to make your voices heard.
Back in April, we helped to share the news about the legendary Irving Plaza shutting its doors for a few months to do an extensive and expansive renovation and if you missed the finer details about the story just click HERE to be up to date. Last night the venue hosted its last Rock show for the time being with the band Anberlin who performed for two nights and when it was all said and done, there was a message to the masses and those simply passing by the place. Thanks to our friend in music Morgan K. who snapped this visual and permitted me to use it for this notice.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So as you can see this is more of a “Ciao For Now” as opposed to the goodbye that was recently said by both B.B. King Blues Club and the Highline Ballroom and even Roseland Ballroom if you choose to scroll back through the pages of time a little longer. New York City has lost a lot of the smaller venues like Tammany Hall and Santos Party House along with Kenny’s Castaways and when Webster Hall returned from its renovation they had left both The Studio and The Marlin Room in the dumpster. It’s my hope that the renovation at Irving Plaza moves along at a steady pace so they get back to booking the shows that so many of us entertained night after night. I don’t know the overall plans for the place but if I learn them I will gladly share the information. My hope is a main floor that doesn’t bounce along with the hundreds of fans because that honestly terrifies me and I also hope for some expanded facilities and maybe even places to charge ones mobile devices and reliable free WiFi. Nowadays, one cannot simply go to a show without snagging a clip or two to share on their social networks to bring everyone you know into the mix with you. So as I close this announcement up, I say thank you Irving Plaza for the times so far and we shall catch up with you soon enough. You readers can chime in with what you think or hope the new configuration will be like down in the comments and remember to keep a look at our always updated Events Calendar to see who is playing where until this venue returns to us. I’ve heard that it would last almost but not quite a year’s time. That should go by fast enough.