Webster Hall is again: See the first shows announced for 2019

Webster Hall closed for renovations in August 2017 with a closing closing set from Skrillex. It was the good ship off, however one which made followers of the legendary venue frightened for its future.

Now owned by AEG Presents and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, Webster Hall is formally opening its doorways once more on May 1 with a present from Patti Smith. An preliminary lineup announcement for the venue, for May by means of November, was made this morning, and we’ll say one factor — it’s positively numerous.

The lineup contains:

Troyboi,
FKJ,
Chromeo [Live],
MGMT,
Empire of the Sun,
Emo Nite LA,
And extra.

However, loads of followers of the outdated Webster aren’t impressed, calling it Manhattan’s reply to Brooklyn Steel. As of proper now, the bass and home music contingency isn’t represented in any respect, and there’s no phrase about the bassment returning, both.

That doesn’t imply it will probably’t nonetheless return to its former glory. The announced shows are nonetheless spaced fairly far aside, leaving loads of room for different artists to get booked.

In an announcement, companions at Bowery Presents John Moore and Jim Glancy mentioned, “As we honor the rich history this venue holds with fans and artists alike, we are excited to begin this new chapter with artists that we love and respect.”

For now, you may see dates of shows at Webster Hall’s web site, and see the announcement beneath.

we’re baaack 😈 >> https://t.co/1d81owHXyr pic.twitter.com/HlRhl5oeJi

— Webster Hall (@WebsterHall) February 21, 2019

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