New York City’s Irving Plaza will reopen beginning Tuesday, August 17th following a two-year closure and a multimillion-dollar renovation, Live Nation announced on Monday.
The 1,200-capacity venue, situated just a few blocks from Union Square, is set to herald its return with an initial slate of over 40 confirmed concerts set to take place throughout the second half of this year and into next year. Artists set to perform at Irving Plaza in 2021 include Ashely McBryde (8/17), Colter Wall (9/11), Ben Folds (9/12), The Struts (10/8), Lotus (10/15), Kevin Gates (10/19), The Record Company (10/25), and many more. See below for a full schedule.
With improved sightlines, state-of-the-art sound and lights, and world-class production, Live Nation focused the renovation process on “enhancing the overall concert experience throughout the venue for both artists and fans while maintaining the venue’s 19th century charm.”
“We are excited to reveal our grand reopening series of shows and look forward to reopening our doors and bringing live music back to New York City,” says Live Nation regional president Geoff Gordon. “It will be great to finally be able to reconnect music fans with their favorite artists, especially here in this beautifully restored room. Irving Plaza is filled with incredible music memories and these spectacular renovations will allow us to host even more amazing concerts.”
New additions to the venue include an upscale VIP Lounge with private bar and balcony level boxes that offer unobstructed views of the stage enabling fans the best seats in the house. To ensure the artist’s experience is just as premium as the fans, two fully renovated balcony level artist dressing rooms feature direct stage access and an adjacent green room with a private bathroom and amenities. The expanded lobby and bar area also provide a new space for multifunctional use, including artist merchandise, meet and greets, or individually curated events. In addition, Irving Plaza now boasts next-generation Cisco Wifi 6 for faster and more reliable social connectivity.
Irving Plaza has been an NYC landmark since 1978, presenting iconic artists and emerging talent across all genres for more than 50 years. From punk to alternative, indie to hip-hop, rock to pop, the venue has been a must-play stop on tours and for special performances, including Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, U2, Green Day, Ariana Grande, The Ramones, Nine Inch Nails, Childish Gambino, Katy Perry, Eminem, Nas, and many others.
Check out the Irving Plaza reopening announcement video below.
Irving Plaza Reopening Announcement
[Video: Live Nation Clubs and Theaters]
Scroll down to view the initial schedule of 2021 and 2022 Irving Plaza reopening shows and browse a gallery of photos of the new venue upgrades. Tickets for the newly announced shows will go on sale starting on Thursday, May 20th and Friday, May 21st. For ticketing details for specific shows, head here.