New York Buzz - Roseland Ballroom to Close

Sad news to start off the week from New York City: In April, the iconic Roseland Ballroom will close its doors forever, according to music industry staple Billboard magazine.

The venue has been a constant in the city's ever-changing music scene, opening in 1919 for (as the name suggests) ballroom dancing. Over the years, it hosted a range of popular bands and musicians, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Madonna, Ke$ha, Radiohead and Madonna. 

The Billboard article notes that Roseland "remains a busy room" and is still popular for many artists, so the move to close is "likely related more to property values than the venue’s bottom line."

Still, music fans have six months to catch a concert at the venerable venue: Some upcoming concerts include gigs by Danzig, Fitz & the Tantrums, the Wanted, Pretty Lights, Hoodie Allen, and Panic!

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