◎據Blue Note娛樂集團表示，旗下位在紐約切爾西的音樂場館Highline Ballroom公布將在不久的將來關閉。這個演唱會空間於12年前以Lou Reed和John Zorn的演出揭開序幕，後續曾舉辦過Paul McCartney、Amy Winehouse、Lady Gaga和Arctic Monkeys等藝人的表演。
◎Highline Ballroom的老闆Steven Bensusan在一份聲明中表示「不幸的是，12年後，我們的房東決定不再續訂Highline Ballroom的租約。在過去一年多的時間裡，我們一直被導向認為租約將進行更新，然而現在很明顯房東有其他計劃。這顯然是紐約房地產市場中持續的趨勢，影響了各種娛樂場所和企業。」
◎該場館目前排定的節目到四月，但他們還沒有正式宣布最終的節目，細節預計很快就會公佈。與此同時，Steven Bensusan說他們正在考慮在附近的地點重新開設該場館。這個私密的俱樂部曾舉辦The Roots、The Killers、The Black Keys的演出和瑞典歌手Robyn的第一次美國演出。
◎Highline Ballroom是紐約近幾年數個關門的場館之一。去年紐約市失去了包括American Beauty、Output、Cielo和Cornelia Street Café在內的俱樂部。Highline的母公司Blue Note Entertainment去年關閉了時代廣場的B.B. Kings Blues Club。
New York music venue Highline Ballroom has announced that it will close its doors in the near future, according to owner Blue Note Entertainment Group. The Chelsea concert space opened 12 years ago with a performance from Lou Reed and John Zorn and has seen performances from Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga and Arctic Monkeys.
"Unfortunately after 12 years our landlord has decided not to renew Highline Ballroom's lease," said Highline Ballroom owner Steven Bensusan in a statement. "For over a year we were led to believe that a renewal was imminent, however it is now clear that the landlord has other plans for the building. This is obviously a growing trend within the New York real estate market impacting various entertainment venues and businesses."
The venue currently has select shows slated as far as April, but they have not announced an official final show. Those details are expected shortly. In the meantime, Bensusan said they are looking into reopening the venue at a nearby location.
"We plan on reopening Highline Ballroom at a new location in the Chelsea/Meatpacking District and are currently looking at options. We hope to be able to announce our plans soon," the statement read.
The intimate club has hosted The Roots, The Killers, The Black Keys and Swedish pop star Robyn for her first U.S. show.
"It is a shame that we have to close our doors, though we are grateful for the support we have received from fans and artists over the years in making the original Highline Ballroom location a truly unique experience," Bensusan added.
Highline Ballroom is one of several New York venues to shutter its doors in recent years. Last year the city lost clubs including American Beauty, Output, Cielo and Cornelia Street Café. Highline owner Blue Note Entertainment closed the Times Square B.B. Kings Blues Club last year as well.