The Goodyear Theater
The Goodyear Theater

Established in 1920, The Goodyear Theater was originally a private theater for Goodyear (headquarters in Akron) employees and their families. Akron, OH. 25 May 2017

The Newport Music Hall
The Newport Music Hall

The Newport Music Hall originally opened in 1923 as a movie House called State Theater. In the 70s it was bought out and was an Agora Theater. In 1984 it became the Newport Music Hall and has been ever since. Columbus, OH. 26 May 2017

Bogart's
Bogart's

Bogart's opened in 1905 as the Nordland Plaza Nickelodeon, closed in 1955, reopened in 1960 as a primarily German film house, then later rebranded as a restaurant with entertainment named Inner Circle, and finally underwent extensive remodeling and reopened as a 250 capacity club in the 1970s. It was expanded in the '80s, and expanded yet again into its current format of 1500 capacity in 1993. To this day you can still hear stagehands tell the story about the time the elevator broke and they had to push Slayer's gear - two trucks total - around the entire block. Cincinnati, OH. 27 May 2017

Electric Factory
Electric Factory

The current Electric Factory is the second iteration of a venue that originally began its life at 22nd and Arch as "Electric Factory & Flea Market" in 1968 with a concert by L.A. soul group The Chambers Brothers. This closed in 1973 and the new 2500-3000 capacity Electric Factory opened in 1994. To date, jam band The Disco Biscuits have played more shows there than any other band in its history. Philadelphia, PA. 28 May 2017

The NorVa
The NorVa

The NorVa Theater in Norfolk, Virginia began its life in 1917 as a vaudeville theater and thrived as a movie theater into the 1970s. In the 80s it saw use as an athletic club until it was renovated in 1998 to become what it is today. The inaugural show as the NorVa Theater was James Brown in 2000. Touring crews around the world love coming here because of the backstage amenities including a basketball court, hot tub, multiple showers, ping pong table, and arcade games. Norfolk, VA. 30 May 2017

 

The National
The National

The National Theater in Richmond, Virginia was built in 1923 as a vaudeville space and movie theater. In 1968 it became a dedicated cinema until it closed in 1983. In 2008 it was restored and reopened and is primarily a music venue. It is the only surviving, operating theater on Broad Street in Richmond in an area once known as Theater Row. Others remain but only as a facade. Richmond, VA. 1 June 2017

The Fillmore Charlotte
The Fillmore Charlotte

The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC is one of the newer in the Fillmore franchise which famously began with its first venue in San Francisco. This iteration is housed in a historic textile mill which has been renovated and themed in the tradition of the original Fillmore. The Charlotte outpost opened its doors in 2009. Charlotte, NC. 2 June 2017

Rams Head Live!
Rams Head Live!

Rams Head Live! which opened in 2004 is part of the Power Plant Live entertainment district of downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The Power Plant site has hosted a number of different things beginning in 1905 as a coal burning plant for United Railways and Electric Company. Later it saw life as a fish market, and most recently as a host of restaurants, bars, and clubs, of which Rams Head is most popular. Built initially as an expansion of the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD., the first band to sell it out was All Time Low. They also have Old Bay seasoning in catering. Always. Baltimore, MD. 3 June 2017

The State Theater
The State Theater

The State Theater in Portland, Maine began life as 2200 seat movie theater showing the latest "talkies".  By the 60s it was hosting dance and theatrical productions. In the late 60s in order to avoid being torn down it was bought out and became an X-rated theater, and stayed that way until 1990. In 1993 after being bought out once again, the State Theater re-opened. It struggled to stay afloat and went through a variety of owners and alternately opened and closed. Finally it was revamped and opened again in 2010 and has hosted many artists from Elvis Costello to Skrillex. Portland, ME. 6 June 2017

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts is a 5000 seat outdoor amphiteater. It opened in 1994 and has been known as Harbor Lights Pavilion, Bank of Boston Pavilion, BankBoston Pavilion, FleetBoston Pavilion, Fleet Pavilion,  and Bank of America Pavilion. I am tired of typing the word "pavilion". Famously Widespread Panic released a live version of one of their songs recorded here, as did Dream Theater who are basically the Widespread Panic of metal. Boston, MA. 8 June 2017

College Street Music Hall
College Street Music Hall

The College Street Music Hall in New Haven, Connecticut is on the site of the original Palace and Roger Sherman Theaters. As the Roger Sherman Theater is opened in 1926. The theater was reborn as the Palace Theater in 1984 and ran as that until 2002 hosting a variety of artists from Primus to B.B. King to Red Hot Chili Peppers. It reopened as the College Street Theater in May 2015 as a 2000 capacity theater. New Haven, CT. 9 June 2017

Hammerstein Ballroom
Hammerstein Ballroom

The Hammerstein Ballroom is a 2-tiered ballroom in the Manhattan Center in New York City. It has a capacity of 2500 with really low balconies. There are also an additional 6 small balcony boxes for VIP guests. It was constructed in 1906 as a home for the opera by Oscar Hammerstein. In 1910, $1.2 million was paid to keep it closed for 10 years. Ownership changed hands many times over the years and the space saw use as a church, a Freemason's temple, a trade union HQ, and finally fell into disuse in the 1970s. It was renamed Manhattan Center Studios in 1986 and renovated and renamed Hammerstein Ballroom in 1997. Dozens of landmark events have taken place here, including the Jane's Addiction live album, All Time Low's Straight to DVD live dvd, Pixies playing a week-long stint of sold out shows in 2004 for their reunion. Also, I saw Radiohead perform there in 1997 for an MTV 10 Spot show. New York, NY. 10 June 2017

The Goodyear Theater
The Newport Music Hall
Bogart's
Electric Factory
The NorVa
The National
The Fillmore Charlotte
Rams Head Live!
The State Theater
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
College Street Music Hall
Hammerstein Ballroom
The Goodyear Theater

Established in 1920, The Goodyear Theater was originally a private theater for Goodyear (headquarters in Akron) employees and their families. Akron, OH. 25 May 2017

The Newport Music Hall

The Newport Music Hall originally opened in 1923 as a movie House called State Theater. In the 70s it was bought out and was an Agora Theater. In 1984 it became the Newport Music Hall and has been ever since. Columbus, OH. 26 May 2017

Bogart's

Bogart's opened in 1905 as the Nordland Plaza Nickelodeon, closed in 1955, reopened in 1960 as a primarily German film house, then later rebranded as a restaurant with entertainment named Inner Circle, and finally underwent extensive remodeling and reopened as a 250 capacity club in the 1970s. It was expanded in the '80s, and expanded yet again into its current format of 1500 capacity in 1993. To this day you can still hear stagehands tell the story about the time the elevator broke and they had to push Slayer's gear - two trucks total - around the entire block. Cincinnati, OH. 27 May 2017

Electric Factory

The current Electric Factory is the second iteration of a venue that originally began its life at 22nd and Arch as "Electric Factory & Flea Market" in 1968 with a concert by L.A. soul group The Chambers Brothers. This closed in 1973 and the new 2500-3000 capacity Electric Factory opened in 1994. To date, jam band The Disco Biscuits have played more shows there than any other band in its history. Philadelphia, PA. 28 May 2017

The NorVa

The NorVa Theater in Norfolk, Virginia began its life in 1917 as a vaudeville theater and thrived as a movie theater into the 1970s. In the 80s it saw use as an athletic club until it was renovated in 1998 to become what it is today. The inaugural show as the NorVa Theater was James Brown in 2000. Touring crews around the world love coming here because of the backstage amenities including a basketball court, hot tub, multiple showers, ping pong table, and arcade games. Norfolk, VA. 30 May 2017

 

The National

The National Theater in Richmond, Virginia was built in 1923 as a vaudeville space and movie theater. In 1968 it became a dedicated cinema until it closed in 1983. In 2008 it was restored and reopened and is primarily a music venue. It is the only surviving, operating theater on Broad Street in Richmond in an area once known as Theater Row. Others remain but only as a facade. Richmond, VA. 1 June 2017

The Fillmore Charlotte

The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC is one of the newer in the Fillmore franchise which famously began with its first venue in San Francisco. This iteration is housed in a historic textile mill which has been renovated and themed in the tradition of the original Fillmore. The Charlotte outpost opened its doors in 2009. Charlotte, NC. 2 June 2017

Rams Head Live!

Rams Head Live! which opened in 2004 is part of the Power Plant Live entertainment district of downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The Power Plant site has hosted a number of different things beginning in 1905 as a coal burning plant for United Railways and Electric Company. Later it saw life as a fish market, and most recently as a host of restaurants, bars, and clubs, of which Rams Head is most popular. Built initially as an expansion of the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD., the first band to sell it out was All Time Low. They also have Old Bay seasoning in catering. Always. Baltimore, MD. 3 June 2017

The State Theater

The State Theater in Portland, Maine began life as 2200 seat movie theater showing the latest "talkies".  By the 60s it was hosting dance and theatrical productions. In the late 60s in order to avoid being torn down it was bought out and became an X-rated theater, and stayed that way until 1990. In 1993 after being bought out once again, the State Theater re-opened. It struggled to stay afloat and went through a variety of owners and alternately opened and closed. Finally it was revamped and opened again in 2010 and has hosted many artists from Elvis Costello to Skrillex. Portland, ME. 6 June 2017

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts is a 5000 seat outdoor amphiteater. It opened in 1994 and has been known as Harbor Lights Pavilion, Bank of Boston Pavilion, BankBoston Pavilion, FleetBoston Pavilion, Fleet Pavilion,  and Bank of America Pavilion. I am tired of typing the word "pavilion". Famously Widespread Panic released a live version of one of their songs recorded here, as did Dream Theater who are basically the Widespread Panic of metal. Boston, MA. 8 June 2017

College Street Music Hall

The College Street Music Hall in New Haven, Connecticut is on the site of the original Palace and Roger Sherman Theaters. As the Roger Sherman Theater is opened in 1926. The theater was reborn as the Palace Theater in 1984 and ran as that until 2002 hosting a variety of artists from Primus to B.B. King to Red Hot Chili Peppers. It reopened as the College Street Theater in May 2015 as a 2000 capacity theater. New Haven, CT. 9 June 2017

Hammerstein Ballroom

The Hammerstein Ballroom is a 2-tiered ballroom in the Manhattan Center in New York City. It has a capacity of 2500 with really low balconies. There are also an additional 6 small balcony boxes for VIP guests. It was constructed in 1906 as a home for the opera by Oscar Hammerstein. In 1910, $1.2 million was paid to keep it closed for 10 years. Ownership changed hands many times over the years and the space saw use as a church, a Freemason's temple, a trade union HQ, and finally fell into disuse in the 1970s. It was renamed Manhattan Center Studios in 1986 and renovated and renamed Hammerstein Ballroom in 1997. Dozens of landmark events have taken place here, including the Jane's Addiction live album, All Time Low's Straight to DVD live dvd, Pixies playing a week-long stint of sold out shows in 2004 for their reunion. Also, I saw Radiohead perform there in 1997 for an MTV 10 Spot show. New York, NY. 10 June 2017

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