Irving Plaza to be Renamed and Renovated

Beginning April 11th expect to see some big changes at Irving Plaza. The legendary New York concert venue is being renamed “Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza”. Like the famed Fillmore in San Francisco (and the recently opened Fillmore Aud in Denver), patrons will receive fresh apples upon entry and a commemorative poster upon exit. By opening night, the walls will be painted a rich red, vintage posters will be hung everywhere, flat panel tv’s will be installed, and sightlines from the balcony will be improved. By this summer the club’s sound and light systems will be upgraded and the bathrooms will be redone.

New York City was home to the storied Fillmore East from 1968-1971, just a few blocks away on 2nd Ave in the East Village (the building is currently an Emigrant Savings Bank). Irving Plaza is operated by Live Nation, who are also rechristening Philadelphia’s TLA as a Fillmore in late April. Lily Allen will be playing on opening night- April 11th at the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza.

2 Comments so far

  1. colby (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 9:43 am

    This is fantastic news!! We will finally all get “our” own Fillmore to be able to tell our kids about…Great stuff!!

  2. Blaine Zuver (unregistered) on March 31st, 2007 @ 7:58 pm

    I would bet that it will be very different – a sanitized,tourist-friendly,expensive experience.

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