Irving Plaza Gets Major Renovation and Reopening Date


Here’s another sign of life in New York City slowly getting back to normal. Live Nation has announced the reopening of Irving Plaza on Tuesday, August 17. The historic venue, which first opened its doors in 1978, has welcomed a plethora of acts from a wealth of musical styles over the years.

While the club has been shuttered due to lockdown rules imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19, the entire venue has received a multi-million dollar renovation, including the addition of an upscale VIP Lounge with a private bar and balcony-level boxes.

Irving Plaza’s dank dressing rooms have also been overhauled and the lobby has been significantly expanded. What’s more is that the club has installed a Cisco Wifi 6, a Wi-Fi network purpose-built for dense areas.

Obligatory press release gush from Geoff Gordon, regional president, Live Nation: “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. 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.”

The Irving Plaza Grand Reopening Series of Shows include:

Tickets on Sale on Thursday, May 20 at 10 a.m.

Middle Kids on Monday, September 20; The Black Dahlia Murder on Sunday, October 10; Lotus on Friday, October 15; Kevin Gates on Tuesday, October 19; State Champs on Thursday, October 21; The Record Company on Monday, October 25; Armor for Sleep on Friday, November 5; Ruston Kelly on Wednesday, November 10; Elder Island on Thursday, November 11; Pouya on Saturday, November 13; Jesse McCartney on Monday, November 15; The Lemonheads on Tuesday, November 23; The Slackers on Saturday, December 18; Lagwagon on Sunday, December 19; Mother Mother on Wednesday, February 2;

Tickets on Sale on Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m.

Ashley McBryde on Tuesday, August 17; Guided By Voices on Friday, September 10; Ben Folds on Sunday, September 12; J.I. on Thursday, September 16; City Morgue on Saturday, October 30; JP Saxe on Saturday, November 6; Jelly Roll on Friday, November 19; lovelytheband & Sir Sly on Wednesday, December 1; Juice on Friday, December 10; Ripe on Thursday, December 30 and on Friday, December 31; K. Flay on Thursday, February 17; INHALER on Thursday, March 10; Knuckle Puck on Friday, March 11.

Also Scheduled to Perform. Ticket information will be announced shortly

Colter Wall on Saturday, September 11; Andy Mineo on Sunday, October 3; The Struts on Friday, October 8; Toadies & Rev Horton Heat on Sunday, October 17; Governors Ball Presents Princess Nokia on Sunday, October 24; Envy On The Coast on Sunday, November 21; The Jungle Giants on Friday, February 25; Relient K on Friday, March 18; Moonchild on Saturday, April 2; Haken & Symphony X on Tuesday, May 10; and The Dead South on Saturday, May 21.

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Yehouda Silverman

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