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Let The Games Begin! Best Buy Theater Is Now The Playstation Theater!!!

Say goodbye to The Best Buy Theater because it is now officially called The Playstation Theater; Gamers Unite!!!! Check out the press release that I received bright and early this morning but had to sit on for just a little bit to focus on the Iron Maiden touring news. Before we begin lets get one last look at the former branding on the venue we have been attending at The BBT for the past five years.

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Times Square’s Premier Concert and Events Venue Renamed PlayStation®Theater; PlayStation® Launches New Partnership with AEG Live’s Theater in NYC’s Iconic Destination

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The Press Release:
NEW YORK, NY (October 1, 2015) – Times Square’s 2,150-capacity concert and special events venue has officially been renamed PlayStation®Theater, it was announced today by Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. (SCEA) and AEG Live. Formerly known as Best Buy Theater, the venue celebrates its 10th anniversary this Fall having hosted 1,368 events and sold 1.7 million tickets since its grand opening on September 19, 2005. Artists that have played at the theater include Bon Jovi, The Eagles, John Legend, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Fall Out Boy, Jay-Z, Linkin Park, Drake, Little Big Town, Sugarland, Prince, Tom Jones, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and Phil Lesh & Friends who had an historic 14 night run at the venue in 2008.

The 45,000-square foot theater has also hosted special events such as Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, Good Morning America concert series performances by Janet Jackson and Usher, Bruce Springsteen’s Gateway Schools Benefit, MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert honoring Pete Townshend and Bill Curbishley, ESPN and Nickelodeon upfronts in addition to being the home of the annual Heisman Trophy presentation since 2005.
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Sixx A.M: Live Photos @ Best Buy Theater (4/27/2015)

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Sixx A.M. were on their first ever full-blown tour and luckily for all their fans they would be stopping by the Big Metal Apple with a show at the Best Buy Theater. That concert also featured Apocalyptica and was documented on THIS LINK. Now please enjoy some of our photos from the permitted time to shoot images.

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Sixx A,M. by Ken Pierce (2015)

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Sixx A,M. by Ken Pierce (2015)

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Sixx A.M @ Best Buy Theater (4/27/2015)

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Artist: Sixx AM
Venue: Best Buy Theater (New York, NY)
Opener: Apocalyptica and Honor Among Thieves
Date: 4/27/2015
Label: Elven Seven Music

Tonight was going to be an interesting one for any fan of Modern Heavy Music as it was not only what appeared to be the very first appearance on the Best Buy Theater stage for Sixx A.M. but it was also the return of Finland’s Apocalyptica. The tour package across the board was to feature an opening Vamps set (those guys from Japan) and the Apocalyptica before Sixx AM but that was not to be the case for the NYC show. Opening the show would be one of the Big Apples local circuit bands called Honor Among Thieves. I’ve heard this name before in the past at some of the venues down on the Lower East Side where they generally seem to play and their sound is a solid Hard Rock when it comes down to it. I was told that one of their members works at the venue so he had a lot of staff and area friends rallying their musical charge. It was nice to see and I wish them well with their continued adventures. Vamps would pick up the final dates of the tour if I was not mistaken and even better for us fans in NYC, they would be doing a headlining show at this very venue at the end of the week. Now it was time to get classy-call, as the great Apocalyptica was ready to take the stage.
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Black Veil Brides: Live Photos @ Best Buy Theater (11/23/2014)

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Black Veil Brides by Ken Pierce (2014)

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Black Veil Brides by Ken Pierce (2014)

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Win A Ticket To See “Death To All” @ Best Buy Theater On 11/30/2014

Poster - Death To All Tour - 2014

The Scoop: The name of Chuck Schuldiner is one of legend in the Metal world for his innovative technique and skillful displays of brutality in his band Death. Formed way back in 1983 by the guitarist, the band paved the way for the still growing Death Metal scene and while not its first provider of mayhem, Chuck is often referred to as “The Father Of Death Metal” based on his incredible contributions. The band released seven studio albums and Chuck also had a group called Control Denied which he helmed after Death’s disbanding and sadly in 2001 we would lose this talented musician who died of pneumonia while at the same time was dealing with brain cancer. His music would never be forgotten and now in 2014, musicians who had been a part of Deaths rich history will unite and perform in honor of Chuck to bring us the brutality once again. This years event is called “The Swamp Leper Stomp” and it shall also offer up some material by Obituary, Massacre and Rivers Of Nihil. Cooler still is the means to put a couple of lucky PiercingMetal fans into the Best Buy Theater thanks to their marketing mavens. Read on for contest details.
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