While many think of Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden as the top music venues in New York, locals often prefer the famed Roseland Ballroom as their venue of choice to catch a show. The city’s esteemed venue in the Theater District that has hosted Beyoncé, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Korn, Frank Sinatra, and Guns N’ Roses, has announced that it will be closing its doors for good in April 2014 after nearly 100 years.
New York City native Lady Gaga will headline seven concerts at the Manhattan staple to commemorate the occasion. After selling out (capacity 3,200) six shows – March 28, 30, 31 and April 2, 4, 6 – the Artpop singer added another. The seventh and final record-setting show to her residency at Roseland Ballroom will be April 7 (Gaga will hold the record for the most consecutive concerts in the historic NYC venue). She will celebrate her 28th birthday at the first of her seven performances where New York music goers can enjoy live music off her latest album including Gaga’s most recent single featuring R Kelly “Do What U Want”.
At the AMA’s Sunday when Gaga was asked about her upcoming tour, she answered:
“I can’t wait to bring my tour back to America… I’m going on tour next year and we’re announcing something in December.”
Last year’s Born this Way Ball Tour was cut short due to a hip injury. Until the cancellation, Lady Gaga’s third concert tour was one of the top tours among female artists.