The Press Release:
Irving Plaza, the 150-year-old iconic venue and host to a galaxy of legendary performers including Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Dave Matthews Band, The Talking Heads, The Clash, The Ramones, Radiohead and more will close this summer for eight months as part of a dramatic multi-million dollar makeover intended to transform the landmark performance hall with numerous upgrades and renovations throughout the building, it was announced by Live Nation’s Clubs & Theaters division.
Following a complete renovation of the property located in the Union Square neighborhood, improvements will include contemporary revamps of the lobby area and the music hall, new bars on all levels of the venue, the addition of a downstairs VIP lounge, and remodeling of the mezzanine including a new box-seating section configuration located on the mezzanine.
Executive Vice President, Live Nation Clubs & Theaters, Arich Berghammer said, “We’re thrilled to embark on a dramatic renovation of one the world’s most treasured music venues. When we unveil these experiential upgrades—both artists and fans will enjoy an unparalleled musical experience.”
Building owner representative Mark Chroscielewski said, “The Polish Army Veterans Association has developed a deep bond with Live Nation, which goes beyond a landlord/tenant relationship. It is fitting that in the year that Poland celebrates its 100th anniversary of regaining its independence that District 2 and Live Nation have entered into an even closer long-term relationship to upgrade Irving Plaza to its original elegance and grandeur.”
About Live Nation Clubs & Theaters Live Nation Clubs & Theaters division promotes nearly 15,000 shows in over 125 venues across the United States. With 78 owned/operated/managed clubs and theaters and 50 additional exclusive or preferred booking partnerships, the Live Nation Clubs & Theaters portfolio, a division of Live Nation, is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmore venues and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. Live Nation Clubs & Theaters division is the country’s preeminent live-music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind, custom-designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.
About The Polish Army Veterans Association PAVA, the first and oldest wounded warrior support organization in the world, had Ignacy Paderewski as its patron and benefactor. He played countless benefits raising hundreds of millions of dollars for wounded Polish American Veterans from WW1 and the purchase of the Polish Soldiers Home which houses Irving Plaza
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Ever since the closure of my home away from home B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, I’ve been hitting Irving Plaza for more shows than I can easily count. It’s been a great space for sure along with its sister venue on 23rd Street, The Gramercy Theatre so I hope that they get the work done quick so fans of the music we talk about here on the website will be able to come back and rock harder than ever before. What do you think about this news? How do you plan on dealing? Chime in down below.