Roseland Ballroom Closing
After nearly a century, the world famous Roseland Ballroom has announced via an internal email that it’s grand finale will be April 2014. An iconic venue amidst the live music and nightlife scene, it has evolved with the times hosting everything from ballroom dancing, disco, rock, grunge, pop, urban and EDM. Originally located at 51st Street and Broadway in 1919, it moved to it’s current location at 239 west 52nd which was a converted ice skating & roller rink. It’s ample size and layout held 3,500 people making it one of the larger venues of it’s type in New York. Over the decades it’s also been a favorite of many club-goers and performers including a-list celebrities like the Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake who’ve performed at Roseland to sold out shows.
A Roseland representative confirmed, “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.” Insiders also believe the concert venue will be converted into luxury condominiums since Roseland sits on prime Manhattan real estate making it a veritable target for real estate developers.
Until then, Roseland continues to promote upcoming events including Danzig, the Wanted, Pretty Lights, Fitz & the Tantrums, Hoodie Allen, and Panic at the Disco. If you haven’t yet had the chance to experience part of New York’s legendary music and concert scene, don’t miss the Roseland Ballroom before it’s final curtain call.