While the only details on this is an internal email that Billboard has obtained, the news is still upsetting. Word is that the Roseland Ballroom, a historic venue that’s hosted everything from a birthday party for Hillary Clinton to Afrojack, is set to be closing in 2014. There’s no reason why (as of yet), but this is a sad day for New York City concert-goers, as this venue (which was first erected in 1922) has been a staple of the theater district. Over the years, DJs like deadmau5, Kaskade, Benny Benassi, Eric Prydz, Avicii, and many others have had successful nights in this venue. Our first “Snapshots” feature followed Thomas Gold during his January show at the Roseland. And the person writing this piece remembers fondly in March of 2001, where DJ SS’ “World of Drum & Bass” party brought Grooverider, DJ Craze, DJ Rap, Twisted Individual, and others to this awesome venue to partake in the sounds of drum & bass.
For fans still wanting to check out electronic music at the Roseland, you can check out the Roseland calendar, which features the Bingo Players (October 19), Pretty Lights (October 30), and New World Punx (November 23). Get your tickets today, as it looks like these will be the last times you can see these acts and other dance music DJs before the doors are closed for good. And check out some pictures we’ve rustled up of recent EDM acts performing at the Roseland.