Playstation Theater closing after Disco Biscuits’ 4-night NYE run
Times Square venue PlayStation Theater — previously known as Best Buy Theater and Nokia Theater — will be closing for good at the very end of 2019. The venue’s final shows will be a four-night run from The Disco Biscuits, who are playing 12/27, 12/28, 12/30 and New Year’s Eve. “A New Year. A new beginning. What better way to look to the future than by saying goodbye to the past. 40 shows at a venue that, like all of us, has changed so many times. We’ve had incredible memories as a community there, here’s to one last hurrah PlayStation Theater,” the band writes.
Variety has more info on the closure:
The theater, which is located two stories beneath the skyscraper that houses Viacom and MTV’s headquarters, is closing because its existing lease is up, but its location — in the middle of the always-crowded Times Square and the Theater District — and slightly awkward design meant it was never one of the city’s most popular venues; concertgoers must ride down two long escalators to reach the theater.
In a press release, AEG and Bowery Presents also confirm, “The decision to close the venue comes at the conclusion of the existing lease agreement for the space at 1515 Broadway.”
Tickets for the Disco Biscuits shows go on sale Friday (8/23) at 10 AM. Other upcoming shows at the venue include Angels & Airwaves, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, Alessia Cara, Lil Durk, and more. Full schedule and tickets for all shows here.
Peace out, PlayStation Theater.