Lady Gaga To Send NYC's Iconic "Roseland Ballroom" Off With Concert Series
New York City's Roseland Ballroom, the iconic venue in Midtown Manhattan that has served as the backdrop for one of the biggest annual gay events on the calendar, the Black Party, will close its doors for the last time in spring with appropriate help from Lady Gaga.
Mother Monster, fresh off scoring her second No. 1 album with ARTPOP, will send the historic Big Apple venue off with a special residency that only the New York-native gay diva can bring.
From the press release:
Iconic New York City venue Roseland Ballroom is closing its doors for good in 2014, and Lady Gaga will help shut down her hometown venue with a real New York theatrical affair! Gaga will play the final shows EVER at the Roseland in a very intimate residency March 28, 30, 31 and April 2, it was announced today by Live Nation Global Touring. Tickets for all performances are on sale now.
With the release of her fourth studio album ARTPOP and its companion app, Lady Gaga is once again at the cutting edge of music, art, fashion and technology. The first single from the album “Applause” is her 12th top-ten Billboard Hot 100 single in the United States and is currently in its 11th consecutive week in the top 10. With recent critically acclaimed performances at artRave and the iTunes Festival bringing Gaga to the peak of creativity, the Roseland shows will look to continue the trend and bring ARTPOP to life on stage once again.
Often called the “world’s favorite” ballroom, the Roseland has evolved since the 20s as a center for dance, rock, disco, grunge, pup, urban and EDM. From Fred Astaire to Lady Gaga, it has been a favorite of artists throughout the decades. Starting with the March 28th performance on Gaga’s 28th birthday – the concerts will be a celebration of New York’s most venerable venue before it closes its doors forever.
The Saint at Large, which has organized The Black Party for 35 years, has yet to announce a new home for the legendary event.