Following more than a decade of concerts and night parties at their 431 West 16th St. location in lower Manhattan, long-running music venue and nightclub, Highline Ballroom, announced today that they will be shutting their doors in February. However, they plan to relocate in the near future.
Club owner, Steven Bensusan, writes:
Unfortunately after 12 years our landlord has decided not to renew Highline Ballroom’s lease. For over a year we were led to believe that a renewal was imminent, however it is now clear that the landlord has other plans for the building. This is obviously a growing trend within the New York real estate market impacting various entertainment venues and businesses.
We plan on reopening Highline Ballroom at a new location in the Chelsea/Meatpacking District and are currently looking at options. We hope to be able to announce our plans soon.
In the meantime our final show date and programming will be announced shortly.
We have been very fortunate to present some of music’s biggest names in a small club atmosphere; Lou Reed, Paul McCartney, The Killers, Amy Winehouse, The Black Keys, Artic Monkeys, Adele, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, The Roots and so many more have performed on the stage at Highline Ballroom. It is a shame that we have to close our doors, though we are grateful for the support we have received from fans and artists over the years in making the original Highline Ballroom location a truly unique experience.
Sad news, for now. The venue has hosted some popular rock and metal bands in the past years, like Alcest, Three Days Grace, Destruction, Avatar, Cro-Mags, Helmet, DragonForce, The Black Dahlia Murder, Anti-Flag, and more.