LCD Soundsystem Rockwood Music Hall ticket sale causes massive sinkhole on Houston Street
UPDATE: April Fool's!
The line to get tickets for tonight's surprise LCD Soundsystem warm-up show at Rockwood Music Hall, caused another massive sinkhole on Houston St. While no one was seriously injured, street traffic is currently closed, and condo owners and guests of the nearby SIXTY LES hotel are trapped inside their buildings
The show was already controversial, being presented by Live Nation-owned Bonnaroo in what many industry insiders saw as an attempt to one-up AEG and their Panorama presented "intimate" shows at Webster Hall. Live Nation, as you may have read, now also owns Governors Ball. Gov Ball is the only festival LCD Soundsystem is not playing, and a festival who has not been shy about making their discomfort with the new Panorama fest known publicly. Email alerts about the show were sent at 11 PM last night to Bonnaroo ticket holders, the 32 people who RSVP'd to LCD's Tribeca Grand show in 2004, and members of the Hey Dude fanclub.
The line reportedly began forming before midnight, and by 4AM had wrapped around Houston, down Orchard, through Rockwood's back bar, back on to Allen St and South on to Stanton. Adding to the pre-sinkhole confusion, the ticket line intersected with the line to get cronuts, which has grown increasingly large since Dominique Ansel Bakery's introduction of the Rainbow Cronut. (NY1 reports that some people were in line for both).
Meanwhile, Rockwood Music Hall is closed until further notice as construction crews work feverishly to repair the damage. Gavin Russom's custom-built modular synths, which were to take up all of Rockwood's Stage 1 (the rest of the band were to be on Stage 3), were thankfully unharmed by the water damage. Pete's Candy Store offered to take some of Rockwood's cancelled shows but have a pretty full schedule themselves, so the recently shuttered Living Room is considering re-opening to handle some of the overflow.
This story is developing. Stay tuned.
UPDATE 2: LCD Soundsystem add 15 nights of shows at Terminal 5 as an apology!
UPDATE: DFA artist Sinkane considering changing name after Sinkhole incident.