Starland Ballroom closed till at least Spring 2013
Starland Ballroom (more by Tim Griffin)
Another victim of Sandy. The NJ music venue writes:
A MESSAGE FROM THE STARLAND BALLROOM:
The last two weeks in New Jersey have been a testament to our state's resilience. We've witnessed New Jersey's worst days, but also its greatest humanity. We've seen destruction, but we've also seen ho
pe, hard work and determination.
Our situation at Starland is a microcosm of these scenarios -- yet one we realize is significantly less important than one's home, family or livelihood. Hurricane Sandy devastated our electrical system and damaged our sound, lighting, heating / cooling and plumbing systems - all necessary ingredients in operating a public venue. Given the demand for these components in the regional housing and commercial sectors, we do not anticipate being able to open again until Spring 2013.
Speaking of 2013, it's the year in which we intend to celebrate Starland Ballroom's 10th anniversary. So we're dedicated to taking this time to rebuild the state's best concert venue, and make it even better. We'll take inspiration from all of our New Jersey neighbors who are working hard to get their lives back to normal. When it's all said and done, we'll be here for some of the best live concert celebrations available.
You can help in this effort: Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions and ideas on how to make Starland even better. We'll read every last one of them.
Most of our shows will be canceled. A few will be moved to new locations. We'll have them listed here and at Starlandballroom.com ASAP.
Fans holding tickets to the canceled shows will receive a full refund, including fees. If you bought tickets online or via phone, you will receive an automatic refund within 7-10 business days. If you bought your tickets from a Ticketmaster retail outlet, you may return your tickets to that exact location for your refund. Tickets purchased here at Starland can be turned in for a full refund plus service fees during new hours of operation - Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. The Box Office will not be open on Thanksgiving. Fans holding tickets to relocated shows, but unable to attend due to the new location, are also entitled to a refund. 2012 Starland SeasonPass holders will be permitted to use their passes for shows in 2013.
We regret that any of these shows are going away, but not as much as we regret the pain, suffering and destruction experienced by our customers throughout the Garden State. Much like the spirit of New Jersey, you can't stop rock n' roll. And we don't intend to.
Jersey proud, Starlanders. We'll see you soon.
Damn. See below for a list of shows affected:
The following shows are canceled, with no makeup dates or relocations scheduled: Rusko (10/30), Social Distortion (11/1-2), Matisyahu (11/3), Pretty Lights (11/6), Cody Simpson (11/7; a new show has been set at the Count Basie Theatre though Starland tickets will not be honored), Robert Randolph & The Family band (11/8), Motion City Soundtrack (11/10), Motionless In White (11/11), A$AP Rocky (11/17), 40 Below Summer (12/1), X - Reverend Horton heat (12/7), Monster Magnet (12/15), New Found Glory (12/10), Artie Lange (12/23), Killswitch Engage (12/28), Clutch (12/30), Badfish (1/5), Yellowcard 1/12), DATSIK (12/18), Black Veil brides (1/20), Aaron Lewis (1/24, originally 11/4), Lee Brice (2/1), Almost Queen (3/29)
Our Megadeth show scheduled for Wednesday 11/14 has been moved to the Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway at W. 44th St. in New York City. All tickets marked for Starland will be honored at Best Buy Theater.
Fans unable to make it to the Best Buy Theater are entitled to a refund. To obtain your refund, return your tickets to their original point of purchase. You must request your refund by 10pm on Tuesday, Nov. 13. If you bought online or via phone, call 800.745.3000 to obtain your refund. If you bought via a retail outlet, return tickets to that location to obtain your refund. If you bought tickets at the Starland Ballroom box office, you will not need to request your refund by Nov. 13. Please stand by for information on the re-opening of the Starland box office. (Note: Only tickets purchased at Starland qualify for the 11/13 exemption.) Doors open at 7pm at the Best Buy Theater, and tickets are $41.50 advance, $45 day of show + applicable surcharges. Tickets for this show are on sale now via Bestbuytheater.com, phone charge at 800.745.3000 and the Best Buy Theater box office.
Our November 24th Sum 41 show has been moved to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ and will now take place on Nov. 25. All Starland tickets will be honored at this new location. Fans unable to make it to the Stone Pony are entitled to a refund. To obtain your refund, return your tickets to their original point of purchase. You must request your refund by 10pm on Monday, Nov. 19. If you bought online or via phone, call 800.745.3000 to obtain your refund. If you bought via a retail outlet, return tickets to that location to obtain your refund. Refunds for tickets purchased at Starland Ballroom's Box Office can be turned-in for a full refund plus service fees during new hours of operation - Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. The Box Office will not be open on Thanksgiving. 2012 SeasonPass ticket holders will be permitted to use remaining vouchers in 2013. Tickets for this show are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com, phone charge at 800.745.3000 and the Stone Pony box office.
Starland Ballroom's Taking Back Sunday shows on Nov. 16 and 25 will combine into one "mega-show" on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Pine Belt Arena, on the campus of Toms River High School North in Toms River, NJ. Bayside, The Menzingers and Kenny Truhn will open. Tickets marked for both Starland Ballroom shows will be honored at Pine Belt Arena. This relocation means that more tickets will be available for these previously sold-out shows. These tickets are on sale now via www.ticketmaster.com, phone charge at 800.745.3000 and at the Pine Belt Arena box office. Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, The Menzingers, Kenny Truhn and AEG Live will donate a portion of ticket sales to the Toms River Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.
Canceling or postponing Starland shows is always our last resort, and we regret any inconvenience these changes may cause. We're working hard to get things back to normal, and like the rest of our great Garden State, we know it'll happen and we'll be better than ever.