After nearly a century of existence, the historic Roseland Ballroom will shut its doors early next year. A spokesperson for the historic New York City concert venue confirmed reports that the West 52nd Street club, which has featured acts including Madonna, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake, will shut down April 2014.
“The owners of 239 West 52nd Street have operated the Roseland Ballroom for over three decades,” the representative said in a statement. “Managing Roseland has been a labor of love, which is why the owners have deferred major changes for all these years. Though final plans for the property will not be made until next year, redevelopment of the property is the likely outcome. Roseland will cease operations at the end of April 2014.”
Roseland opened in 1919 as a dance club at Broadway and 51st Street. The venue moved to its current location, which was originally an ice-skating and then roller rink, in the late 1950’s. The current set-up holds approximately 3,200 people, and has acts booked through early February.