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Lady Gaga will close New York's legendary Roseland Ballroom

No, she’s not some sort of evil developer looking to turn it into a parking lot in a terrible ’80s teen movie. Rather, Gaga—a born and bred New Yorker—will have the honor of sending the historic New York concert venue Roseland Ballroom to its Viking funeral with a series of shows.

Gaga will do a mini-residency at Roseland Ballroom on March 28, 30, 31 and April 2. Tickets for all the shows go on sale this Monday, November 25, at 10 AM Eastern.

Roseland Ballroom has been a staple of music performance in New York since the 1920s and will be closing its doors following the Gaga shows next year. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga’s new album ARTPOP will be debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 this week, though it’s limping there.

Roseland Ballroom set to shut down in April 2014

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.

On the scene at Vampire Weekend's AmEx 'Unstaged' concert in New York, directed by Steve Buscemi

Ivy League rockers Vampire Weekend have always been a unique musical math equation: One part house-party pop and two parts sonic safari, multiplied by Cape Cod plus keyboards, all squared by the new millennium.

The New York foursome took the stage at the Roseland Ballroom as part of American Express’ “Unstaged” series last night — its past alumni include Jack White, the Killers, and Coldplay, matched up with directors like Wernor Herzog and Gary Oldman; watch previous clips here — on the final night of the Tribeca Film Festival. And with the set’s turned-up bass drum and synchronized lights, the Roseland suddenly felt less like a rock venue than full-on dance hall. READ FULL STORY

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