NYC’s Roseland Ballroom to Close
New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom will close in April, according to Billboard. Opened in 1958, Roseland played host to bands like Nirvana, Phish, Madonna, Radiohead, Oysterhead, Gov’t Mule, moe., the Disco Biscuits, Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band, The Rolling Stones, STS9, The White Stripes, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus and many more over the years thanks in part to a $1 million production rig renovation in the early ’90s. It also hosted the Jammy Awards in 2001 and 2002, both the One for Woody and Another One for Woody benefit shows and moe.‘s 2005 Tsunami benefit. The 3,500-capacity room served as an outlet for upcoming bands to play large gigs as well as established bands to play more intimate shows.
Currently scheduled on the Roseland Ballroom bill are Danzig, Fitz & the Tantrums, the Wanted, Pretty Lights, Hoodie Allen and Panic! At the Disco. As of now, those shows will proceed as planned.