NYC’s Roseland Ballroom Set to Close Doors In April

Roseland Ballroom on West 52nd Street in New York City’s theater district, sometimes refered to as “The World’s Greatest Ballroom” will according to Billboard Magazine, close its doors in April 2014. According to the magazine, an internal e-mail was leaked to them, confirming the closure. As of yet, no official announcement has been made.

The venue, owned by developer Larry Ginsberg has had a long history in the city’s nightlife. It moved from Philadelphia to New York in 1919, and has stayed in the city ever since. It has hosted thousands of entertainers and events throughout the years. Dancers such as Arthur Murray, Joan Crawford and Fred Astaire have all graced the stage of the venue, and countless bands, from X-Japan to The Rolling Stones have performed there. In recent years it has also become a popular venue for EDM acts. Pete Tong, Eric Prydz, Afrojack and Kaskade are a few of the DJ’s that have blessed their crowds at the ballroom, and Deadmau5 holds the record for overall concerts at the venue with 6 shows.