Playstation Theater is shuttering at the end of 2019

Epica headlined PlayStation Theater in 2017…

Located in the heart of Times Square, New York City concert venue PlayStation Theater (you might also remember their previous monikers: Nokia Theater and Best Buy Theater) will shut down at the end of 2019.

Variety broke the news earlier today. “The theater, which is located two stories beneath the skyscraper that houses Viacom and MTV’s headquarters, is closing because its existing lease is up,” they say. “In the middle of the always-crowded Times Square and the Theater District — and slightly awkward design meant it was never one of the city’s most popular venues; concertgoers must ride down two long escalators to reach the theater.”

We personally loved the space and caught some amazing acts in the past decade, like Dimmu Borgir, Sevendust, King Diamond, Steven Wilson, Avantasia, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Ministry, Vamps, Sixx:A.M., Skinny Puppy and so many more bands.

The venue’s last shows will be The Disco Biscuits on December 27, 28, 30 and 31.

Rest In Piece, PlayStation Theater.

Upcoming heavy shows at the venue include:

09/05 – Demons & Wizards, Lizzy Borden, Tyr
09/20 – Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin
10/14 – Eluveitie, Korpiklaani, Gone In April
11/02 – Sabaton, Hammerfall

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PlayStation Theater logo (PRNewsFoto/Sony Computer Entertainment Ame)