As reported by Pollstar, Billboard, Celebrity Access, Venues Today, and other industry trades this past December, NYC's Manhattan Center announced that it was opening its doors to all promoters. They ended their exclusive booking contract, thereby opening up the 3,500-capacity standing room concert hall, the Hammerstein Ballroom, to major and independent promoters.
“By going open-house, we solidified our ever-evolving brand of elegance and, more importantly, versatility. Our shows are indicative of a diverse market. Our goal? To become the keystone of NYC venues… and this is just the beginning.” – Clifton Pierce/Sales & Marketing Associate, Manhattan Center
Due to this recent announcement, a wide array of promoters have been bringing their sell-out shows to the Hammerstein stage, including the nation's leading Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, Country, and EDM artists who have come flocking in. The venue recently hosted sold-out shows featuring Odd Future, Swedish House Mafia's Axwell, who headlined the new event series, Cosmic Opera, and Eric Church. Most recently, Hammerstein Ballroom announced this summer's now sold-out Tenacious D concert on June 28. Last time they were in NYC, they played to a sold-out Madison Square Garden. Now Manhattan Center are pleased to announce the booking for one of this year's most revered artists, M83 on October 2. Tickets are on sale today at noon. Click here to purchase tickets.
"We're beyond excited to host M83's critically acclaimed live show this October. M83's visual ambience combined with Anthony Gonzalez' intense stage presence promises to deliver an unforgettable evening at the Hammerstein Ballroom." - Sarah-Jane Bennison /Director of Sales and Marketing, Manhattan Center.
Hammerstein Ballroom combines a magnificent, century-old former opera house with fully integrated 21st century media and entertainment production technology. It is one of New York’s most elegant and versatile special event destinations and so it should come as no surprise that the nation's top charting artists request the venue for their NYC dates. Numerous magazines and blogs have praised the decor of Hammerstein when reviewing live performances.
“The beautiful layout of Hammerstein, with its curved balconies and high ceilings, was the ultimate exoskeleton for this experimental EDM experience. It was a refreshing change of pace from Lavo & Pacha, as the large ground level and balcony levels had plenty of space for both dancing and relaxing when your feet needed a break.”
- Stop Breathe Bump
“For those who haven’t been to Hammerstein, it is undoubtedly one of NYC’s best concert venues...
Hammerstein is a classic, old, and beautiful theater, with a spacious open floor plan, tiered semi-circular balconies above, and a soaring, domed ceiling.”
- I Can Give You House
"Cosmic Opera, a two-night show at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, was the latest in this onslaught of novel concert ideas. It was billed as the first chapter in an "extrasensory dance event series," a blend of the dazzling modern technology behind EDM concerts and the Broadway-caliber spectacle evoked by the historic venue." - Rolling Stone Magazine
“Hammerstein was the perfect venue to hold such an event. The beauty of its interior meshed with its stages capabilities, made this theater the ultimate choice.”
- Elektro Daily