The 52nd Street site will shut its doors for good next year
Historic New York venue Roseland Ballroom will close in April.
The 3,500 capacity venue, which is owned by developer Larry Ginsberg and is booked by Live Nation, opened on 52nd street in 1958.
“The owners of 239 West 52nd Street have operated the Roseland Ballroom for over three decades,” a spokesperson for the venue tells NME. “Managing Roseland has been a labor of love, which is why the owners have deferred major changes for all these years. Though final plans for the property will not be made until next year, redevelopment of the property is the likely outcome. Roseland will cease operations at the end of April 2014.”
The site was originally located on 51st Street, where it opened in 1919.
It has been a favourite among bands as the site developed from a ballroom dancefloor in the 1920s through to rock’n’roll, disco, grunge right through to hosting the current crop of EDM artists.
After spending $1million on new production and rigging in the early ’90s, the venue was able to book higher profile acts including Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Radiohead have also played there. The list of acts currently lined up to play include Jessie Ware, The Wanted and Panic! At the Disco.