Posted in music | tour dates on November 22, 2013

crowd at Roseland Ballroom during Kendrick Lamar in Feb (more by Dylan Johnson)
Kendrick Lamar

As discussed, NYC venue Roseland Ballroom closes its doors this April. It was already announced that Lady Gaga would play four nights, but that's since been expanded to SIX nights, including March 28, 30, 31 and April 2, 4, and 6. It's also been confirmed that her April 6 show will in fact be the venue's last ever show. Tickets for all six nights go on sale Monday (11/25), and there's a currently ongoing (while it lasts) Citi Cardmember presale and Little Monsters presale. "Upon entry to the Roseland Ballroom on the night of each show, each ticket holder will receive a special commemorative ticket as a keepsake for this historic event."

Updated Roseland schedule below...

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Roseland Ballroom -- 2013/2014 Schedule
11/23 Ferry Corsten & Markus Schulz
11/29 Hoodie Allen
11/30 Hoodie Allen
12/8 Vamps
12/30 Big Gigantic
12/31 Big Gigantic
2/4 Panic at the Disco
2/27 Flogging Molly
3/38 Lady Gaga
3/30 Lady Gaga
3/31 Lady Gaga
4/2 Lady Gaga
4/4 Lady Gaga
4/6 Lady Gaga

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Comments (55)

what a shitty way to go out, roseland...

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 4:09 PM

Roseland has been a joke for years, this was inevitable.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 4:12 PM

This town needs an enema!

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 4:13 PM

...Roseland is the product of the enema.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 4:14 PM

Appropriate way to go out for a shitty venue like Roseland.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 4:18 PM

At least it is a native closing out the place.

Roseland might not be the best venue, but it is far better than Terminal 5.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 4:23 PM

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 4:23 PM

I can't wait to suck some dicks in the bathroom.

Posted by D | November 22, 2013 4:26 PM

lol "historic event" yeeesh

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 4:32 PM

Fuck where am i going to get 2 dollar pins of Crowbar and Gwar Now?????

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 4:36 PM

More like the Poopland Peeroom.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 4:48 PM

the pins downstairs are always one doillar

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 4:59 PM

Actually it is appropriate for her to play the last show there. Roseland was originally a dance hall/club, so it's actually fitting that a dance music artist closes the place down. It didn't start out as a rock concert venue so why should it go out as one?

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 5:01 PM

Roseland was originally a skating rink.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 5:05 PM

Clearly the Ice Follies should close it out then.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 5:35 PM

Roseland was originally a beautiful natural oasis in the Hudson Valley inhabited by a peaceful indigenous people.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 6:44 PM

Son, my boy D got opinions that destroy you like 42 decks... And his unwavering comment stamina is proof he be shooting up on that golden brown colored hummus with uncut Phyto-Nuttients. Don't f*ck with D, or you get the D in the B... Knameen?

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 6:59 PM

roseland and t5 two worst venues in NYC

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2013 7:03 PM

Saw some of the most amazing shows at this place. Nirvana with Jesus lizard, sonic youth and the boredoms, red hot chili peppers with pearl jam and smashing pumpkins, fugazi and jawbox, primus and melvins, pavement and guided by voices.

Really sad to see it go.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 1:07 AM

When you no longer can play arenas, you milk every last penny from your mentally ill Little Monster fan base of 1000 six times over

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 2:29 AM

Flatjack titties X 6

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 6:30 AM

Roseland has been mostly a rock club for decades, Lady Gaga is a pop star, therefore it is not appropriate for her to close it out.

If you want to get technical neither a rock 'n' roll band like Pearl Jam nor a dance music artist like Lady Gaga should close it out, if you want what it was originally built for to close it out, it should be a ballroom dancing event that should close it out (hence the name "Roseland Ballroom".)

Posted by D | November 23, 2013 9:13 AM

Paul McCartney says that ballroom dancing made a man of him, so now it's your turn, eh?

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 9:45 AM

How do you go from booking Joe Strummer and Blur to this garbage...

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 9:47 AM

Not as appropriate as Justin Timberlake closing down Maxwell's.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 12:58 PM

^ LOL @ that. Maxwell's was a piece of shit. 'Glad it's gone. Oh look at us, a hole in the wall in Hoboken too far away from the PATH station that sucked rock industry dick and barely supported the music that we don't exist without (hardcore punk and metal.)

Posted by D | November 23, 2013 1:12 PM

the same place where bob dylan returned to stage for an encore, followed by surprise guests neil young and bruce springsteen?

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 1:37 PM

When will Webster Hall close?

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 2:08 PM

1:12- lol at D's still going on about the influences of hardcore punk and metal on music again.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 2:09 PM

^ LOL @ you thinking hardcore punk and metal don't have influence on music.

Beastie Boys = Originally a New York hardcore band. No Beasties, no Vanilla Ice, Eminem, or Macklemore in that order, that's right. Do Beasties turn into a rap group without getting into musicmaking with hardcore punk? I don't think so.

Nirvana = ALL former hardcore punk kids. Krist Novolesic was in Flipper, Dave Grohl in Scream.

Red Hot Chili Peppers = Flea was in Fear, the band has a line saying "the baddest of brains" (allusion to Bad Brains.)

Fugazi = Founded by the founder of Minor Threat.

Sonic Youth = Thurston Moore played hardcore punk before he formed SY. 'Think he forms SY without the NYHC scene as partial impetus? Nope.

Lady Gaga is a NYC artist who employed the DIY ethic hardcore punk began before she broke big.

Those are just a few examples. The list goes on and on.

You deny Black Sabbath isn't the primary reason stoner rock, grindcore, and metalcore exists? Get a clue clueless.

Posted by D | November 23, 2013 2:24 PM

Oh btw Clueless, 'know why Jimmy Kimmel has all those bitchin' hot/in/cool/boss indie/hipster bands you all jerk off to play his show? Cuz he's an old hardcore punk kid who was such a big fan of Circle Jerks he had Off! play his show.

Touch & Go Records = Originally a hardcore punk record label (Negative Approach, Necros.)

Matador Records = Founded and I think still run by Gerard Cosloy who put out a record with Deep Wound whose J.Mascis went on to form Dinosaur Jr. One of Matador's bands Fucked Up came out of hardcore punk.

Southern Lord Records = Founded and owned by Greg Anderson who played in Seattle straightedge hardcore band Brotherhood and now plays in Sunn O)))

From his Wiki page:

"Earlier in his career, Anderson was involved with the straight edge hardcore punk bands False Liberty, Brotherhood, Amenity, Statement, Galleon's Lap, and the Revelation Records and indie rock/hardcore punk band Engine Kid."

Even Brooklyn Vegan originates from hardcore punk in that hardcore punk was the first music with bands who spread veganism to their audiences (Youth Of Today etc.)

Posted by D | November 23, 2013 2:34 PM

Hey Def Jam Records was co-founded by Rick Rubin who ran it from his dorm room. 'Think he didn't do that from growing up on hardcore punk and seeing Dischord Records, Touch & Go, and Alternative Tentacles Records? Think again.

From his Wiki page:

Def Jam years[edit]
At school, Rubin was unpopular among the other musicians due to his complete lack of musical ability beyond a few rudimentary guitar chords. During his senior year, Rubin founded Def Jam Records using the school's four track recorder. He moved on to form Hose, influenced by San Francisco's Flipper. In 1982, Hose became Def Jam release #1, a 45 rpm 7" vinyl single in a brown paper bag, and no label. The band played in and around the NYC punk scene, toured the Midwest and California, and played with seminal hardcore bands like the Meat Puppets, Hüsker Dü, the Circle Jerks, Butthole Surfers and Minor Threat, becoming friends with frontman and Dischord Records owner Ian MacKaye. The band broke up in 1986 as Rubin's passion moved towards the NYC Hip Hop scene.

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Maxwell's? Maxwell's did EVERYTHING they could to have and want NOTHING to do with hardcore punk and metal, booking only a handful of token bands and post-hardcore bands.

Posted by D | November 23, 2013 2:41 PM

2:41- lol at D's still going on about the influences of hardcore punk and metal on music again. I've read all of these examples on here in the past from you, and you basically just re-wrote them. Lady Gaga
was influenced by the underground house scene d. She was active in it before she broke big.

Continue to suck off GG Allin in your dreams

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 3:19 PM

Also Nirvana is just a pixies cover band. The red hot chili peppers are basically a fugazzi cover band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 3:24 PM

D, but seriously my man, give it a rest already. If you feel that devoted to this stuff, get out there and participate with the culture at large, go out and do something constructive and communal with your passion for hardcore/metal etc. instead of preaching history in the Brooklyn fucking Vegan comment section to a bunch of kids who do not give a shit and love to fuck with you. Sure, you get a bad rap around here, and I'll bet you're an alright guy in person, but damn man internet screaming is not where punk should go to stay on point.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 3:39 PM

I actually hate to admit it, but didn't start listening to metal or hard core punk until d ranted about it constantly.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 4:04 PM

Awesome the last six shows get to be enjoyed by people who never went there. Bullshit

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 4:24 PM

hi

Posted by jennife | November 23, 2013 4:34 PM

Hey, D - Krist Novolesic wasn't in Flipper until after Nirvana.

I think one could easily make the claim that though the Beastie Boys were incredibly influential, there would absolutely have been white rappers without them. All your other examples lack any kind of nuance or actual thought. For example, to claim that Fugazi was 'influenced' by hardcore because Ian MacKaye was in Minor Threat is to weirdly ignore that Fugazi itself started as a 'hardcore' band, albeit an interesting and genre-bending one. The best bands transcend genre--Fugazi's a band that emerged from hardcore, but it's reductive and pointless to use them as an example of a band that is 'influenced by' hardcore music. Anyway, all of your examples are similarly boneheaded.

How did this even start? Nobody denies that hardcore music and metal have influenced other genres.

I like Lady Gaga, but I don't care who plays Roseland ballroom on its last nights. I don't think it was ever a very good venue.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 4:45 PM

You have to be a retard to not be able to tell hot hardcore and metal didn't influence fugazzi.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 4:54 PM

"The best bands transcend genre--Fugazi's a band that emerged from hardcore, but it's reductive and pointless to use them as an example of a band that is 'influenced by' hardcore music. Anyway, all of your examples are similarly boneheaded."

Well said.

@ 3:39, Ditto.

And why doesn't D start his own blog if he is so passionate and obsessed with NYHC ?
Answer: Nobody would read it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 5:24 PM

Bullshit that white rap exists after Beastie Boys. You're running some alternat world shit in here. Eminem, Vanilla Ice, and Macklemore don't exist without Beastie Boys who paved the way for ALL white rappers who came after them.

Fugazi was formed by a hardcore punk, so if anyone lacks any kind of thought, it's you. Fugazi was never a hardcore band, neither was Embrace the band Ian Mackaye did before it and after Minor Threat, so clean your fuckin' ears. Of course Fugazi was influenced by hardcore. The anger, riffs more hardcore than metal with heavy rock influences.

My examples which you obviously missed the point of cuz you're the only fucking idiot between us is without hardcore punk Sonic Youth, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and many other bands don't exist, but you keep thinking they existed in a vacuum if it makes you feel better asshole. Fuck you and goodnight.

Posted by D | November 23, 2013 5:47 PM

3:39 How 'bout you give it a rest posting about me and post without addressing me? You only exist because of me. What do you do for hardcore/metal? Give it a rest about the "Nirvana is a Pixies cover band" bit, neither band exists without hardcore punk.

Krist was in Flipper after Nirvana, right, I knew that. I never said he was in it before Nirvana, I was just saying Krist comes from hardcore punk, he didn't just join Flipper out of nowhere he knew those guys when they were around the first time.

Hey dumbass who said RCHP are Fugazi cover band: RCHP formed in 1981, Fugazi 1987, and RCHP don't sound like Fugazi. Clean your ears, too. What a bunch of musical mental midgets in this thread.

Lady Gaga didn't come from the house scene you fuckin' moron, she started out with a band then was manufactured into a pop artist via Rob Fusari then an electropop artist by Akon. LG didn't play a single house event before she broke big.

Continue to have your weird fantasy about me having sex with GG Allin, closet homosexual.

5:24pm Why don't YOU do something? LOL @ you quoting and agreeing with yourself. People would read it trust me. If they read what I post here to the tune of entire threads devoted to attacking and debating me, people posting as me, people challenging me to fights yet not posting their info when I want it to get real (which it would), assholes posting sexual fantasies about me, calling me this and that, they'll read a blog by me.

Posted by D | November 23, 2013 6:00 PM

Son, my boy D got opinions that destroy you like 42 decks... And his unwavering comment stamina is proof he be shooting up on that golden brown colored hummus with uncut Phyto-Nuttients. Don't f*ck with D, or you get the D in the B... Knameen?

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 8:49 PM

You're paving the way for new-age white lunatics D. Congratulate yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2013 10:46 PM

Hahahha 5:24 is 3:29. What a fucking loser. He has to agree with himself hahhahhahah

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2013 12:28 AM

Little Monster is what I call my dick. Can I get a hell yeah???

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2013 2:19 AM

10:46pm on a Saturday night...nuff said.

Posted by D | November 24, 2013 5:55 AM

10:46 is early on a Saturday

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2013 7:18 PM

I used to think the same way about Lady Gaga until I saw this on Youtube.

Posted by Lilibelle | November 25, 2013 8:54 PM

I used to think the same way about Lady Gaga until I saw this on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM51qOpwcIM

If link doesn't post, look up Stefani Germanotta at NYU on Youtube. Also check her Youtube Live at the Cutting Room under Stefani Germanotta.

Posted by Lilibelle | November 25, 2013 8:58 PM

Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga) Live at the Cutting Room in NYC, 2006 (she was 20 years old here):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeGQiVEcf0s

I also saw her sing Gimme Shelter live with Mick Jagger, she was great. I'll be at Roseland for sure.

Posted by Lilibelle | November 25, 2013 9:01 PM

Also, she used to perform all over the Village doing rock cover songs (she grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan). I hope one day she changes her style to more rock or even her style at the NYU Talent Show she was in (the one where she's wearing the green dress, that was 2005 when she was 19). I think she's extremely talented (but I'm too old to be an official member of her fan club I think lol).

Posted by Lilibelle | November 25, 2013 9:10 PM

Son, my boy D got opinions that destroy you like 42 decks... And his unwavering comment stamina is proof he be shooting up on that golden brown colored hummus with uncut Phyto-Nuttients. Don't f*ck with D, or you get the D in the B... Knameen?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2013 6:29 PM

BEAUTIFUL! Proud Monster!

Posted by Jada | March 3, 2014 3:38 AM

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