Webster Hall returns: Newly-renovated venue announces first shows of 2019
When Skrillex closed down Webster Hall in late 2017, the night was not so much a going away party as a “see you soon” event. The legendary venue was bought for the cool price tag of $35 million and has been undergoing renovations ever since. Under new joint ownership, AEG Presents and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment are re-opening Webster Hall’s doors again on May 1.
The announcement comes with an initial line-up of shows running from May to November. So far, the list of booked acts includes the likes of Troyboi, FKJ, Chromeo (Live), MGMT, Empire of the Sun, and many more. Partners at Bowery Presents, John Moore and Jim Glancy, spoke to their excitement over Webster’s Halls future in a press statement: “As we honor the rich history this venue holds with fans and artists alike, we are excited to begin this new chapter with artists that we love and respect.”
With the growing popularity of Brooklyn Steel and the recent closure of Brooklyn Navy Yard, it will be interesting to see how Webster Hall fairs in a highly competitive music market like New York City. With AEG’s booking power on their side, the iconic venue should be going strong for years to come.
Watch the venue re-opening announcement below and visit Webster Hall’s website for a list of show dates.
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