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Bowery Ballroom + Mercury Lounge and Live Nation form Mercury East Presents

Earlier this year, NYC venues Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge confirmed that they were parting ways with Bowery Presents (which was acquired by AEG), and we heard that Live Nation would be taking over the two Lower East Side venues. Today that news has been officially confirmed, as Bowery Ballroom/Mercury Lounge co-owner Michael Swier and Live Nation announced their new promotions and booking venture, Mercury East Presents.

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Bowery Ballroom
Bowery Ballroom
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Live Nation taking over Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge?

Bowery Presents/AEG confirms they are parting ways with the LES establishments.

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Tom Petty at Prudential Center
Prudential Center in June (a href="http://www.brooklynvegan.com/tom-petty-and-the-heartbreakers-prudential-center-pics-setlist/">more by Dana Distortion)
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Prudential Center and MSG enter into new partnership

Newark's Prudential Center has signed a booking and marketing agreement with NYC's Madison Square Garden, following MSG's continued venue wars with AEG.

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Panorama Festival 2016 - Saturday
Panorama 2016 (more, courtesy of Panorama Music Festival)
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the rise of NYC music festivals: a guide to GovBall, Panorama, Meadows & more

For a while, New York City was not really a destination for music festivals as we know them today. Now it's home to three major ones (and more).

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Relix Live Music Conference at Brooklyn Bowl
photo by Marc Millman
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things I learned at the Relix Live Music Conference (and lots of pics)

Which artist does legendary promoter Ron Delsener (pictured) never book but wishes he did? That and more, in our recap of the first annual Relix Live Music Conference.

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Paul Simon at Forest Hills Stadium, NY
Forest Hills Stadium during recent Paul Simon show (more by Greg Cristman)
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AEG signs deal to exclusively book Forest Hills Stadium past 2030

After acquiring Bowery Presents (including the newly-opened Brooklyn Steel), purchasing Webster Hall, and presenting the Panorama Music Festival on Randall's Island, AEG continues to invade NYC...

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Brooklyn Steel
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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Brooklyn Steel, a first look at the venue opening this week (pics)

While Brooklyn Steel is rushing to finish things up for Thursday's grand opening with LCD Soundsystem, Bowery Presents' Jim Glancy and John Moore took a few minutes to show us around their new baby on Monday morning.

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Metallica at Webster Hall
Webster Hall in 2016 (more by P Squared)
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AEG & Barclays Center owners purchasing Webster Hall (Bowery Presents taking over booking)

In 2014, NYC venue Webster Hall took over its own booking after having been booked by Bowery Presents for years. Now, Billboard reports that AEG Presents -- which recently acquired Bowery Presents -- is purchasing the venue, along with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment...

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Bowery Presents now using AEG’s ticketing platform AXS for shows at T5, MHOW, Rough Trade & more

Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge, which have a different owner, will continue to use Ticketfly.

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Prophets of Rage at Warsaw
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Warsaw is now Live Nation’s Brooklyn club

The Greenpoint club will be the same but different.

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