Terminal 5 Ready to Open Doors

We are less than week out from the grand opening of NYC’s newest venue, Terminal 5, and it’s going to be a beast. According to the press release: “Architect Brian Swier designed the multi-million dollar renovation of Terminal 5, creating a clean, open layout for the 40,000-square-foot multilevel venue. A main floor with the performance space will feature 40′ ceilings, unobstructed sightlines, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and a first and second wrap-around mezzanine will provide excellent views to the stage from all areas of the venue. Three bars -one on each level – will provide easy access to refreshments.”

It will have a capacity of 3000, making it the “Largest Midtown Venue To Open In More Than a Decade.” In the past two months, I have been to Hammerstein Ballroom (amazing) and Music Hall of Williamsburg (need to give it another chance), so I am excited to have another venue popping up. Now for the downside… this beast is on W 56th between 11th and 12th Ave., which makes it a huge pain in the ass to get to.

The schedule for the first few months is looking pretty damn good. Here is how it’s shaping up:
The National 10/11
M.I.A. 10/18, 10/19
Justice 10/20, 10/22
The Shins 10/23, 10/24
The Decemberists 11/1, 11/2 <— my birthday, in case anyone is wondering
Gogol Bordello 11/3
Band of Horses 11/4
Jimmy Eat World 11/9
John Butler Trio 11/10
Polyphonic Spree / Rooney 11/16
Against Me! 11/17
The Hold Steady / Art Brut 11/21
State Radio 11/23
Ween 11/30, 12/1
**As of today, The National, the 10/20 Justice and both M.I.A. shows were already sold out

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    scrozie said,

    This venue sucks… saw Justice there and it blew. The sound sucks unless you are directly in front of the stage, its dark and you’re falling all over people, and there was water literally pouring from the ceilings the entire night. If anyone else has had a bad experience there, I am interested to hear about it.


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