Business News Deals Live Business

New York’s The Bowery Presents to no longer present in The Bowery Ballroom

By | Published on Thursday 3 August 2017

The Bowery Ballroom

New York venue The Bowery Ballroom and New York-based concert promoter and venue management outfit The Bowery Presents are ending their long alliance, following the latter’s acquisition by AEG earlier this year.

The Bowery Presents doesn’t actually own The Bowery Ballroom or the Mercury Lounge, the two venues where the concert company first began promoting in the 1990s. It seems that when AEG bought the Bowery Presents business it was agreed with those two venues’ owner that it would continue to programme the spaces until their current contracts expired, and then they would part company.

According to Billboard, Bowery Presents boss John Moore has confirmed the development, stating that: “After careful thought and consideration, The Bowery Presents is parting ways with The Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge”.

Bowery Presents also operates a number of other venues in New York and elsewhere in the Northeastern United States, including Boston, Portland and Philadelphia, and will continue to run and programme those spaces as an AEG subsidiary.

Moore went on: “We have a long history with the venues as the exclusive booking and marketing arm and wish them well in the future. On the heels of our recently opened Brooklyn Steel and taking over booking duties for Webster Hall, we are constantly exploring new opportunities for music-lovers in New York City”.

The announcement has led some to suspect that AEG’s rival Live Nation might now bid to manage and programme the Bowery and Mercury Lounge venues.



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