Historic Roseland Ballroom to Close

By Ben Fractenberg on October 18, 2013 7:35pm | Updated on October 21, 2013 11:31am

 Midtown's famed Roseland Ballroom is closing in April, according to a report.
Midtown's famed Roseland Ballroom is closing in April, according to a report.
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MANHATTAN — Manhattan's famed Roseland Ballroom is shutting down for good at the end of April, a spokesman for the club confirmed Monday.

The West 52nd Street club, which has featured acts including The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Nirvana, has operated in current location since the late 1950s. The closure was originally reported by Billboard.com.

“The owners of 239 West 52nd Street have operated the Roseland Ballroom for over three decades. Managing Roseland has been a labor of love, which is why the owners have deferred major changes for all these years," the club said in a statement released Monday. "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.”
 
Roseland opened in 1919 as a dance club at Broadway and 51st Street. That space was torn down in the late '50s and moved into its current location, which was originally built as an ice-skating and then roller rink.

The venue, which holds 3,200 people, has bands booked at least through early February, according to the club's website.

Danzig is playing Friday and Panic at the Disco is scheduled for Feb. 4.
 

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