#8 Roy Wilkins Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
The Roy Wilkins Auditorium is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in St. Paul, Minnesota. Designed by renowned African American municipal architect Clarence W. Wigington, it was built in 1932 as the St. Paul Auditorium, and was renamed for Roy Wilkins in 1985. It is located next door to the Xcel Energy Center, home of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild. It would be interesting to see My Bloody Valentine perform here.
#7 Aragon Ballroom (Chicago, IL)
The Aragon Ballroom is a ballroom in Chicago, Illinois. It is located on West Lawrence Avenue, Approx. five miles (8 km) north of downtown, in the Uptown neighborhood. Construction was completed in 1926. The Aragon was designed in the Moorish architectural style, with the interior resembling a Spanish village. Named for an autonomous community of Spain, the Aragon was an immediate success and remained a popular Chicago attraction throughout the 1940s. The Aragon’s proximity to the Chicago ‘L’ (elevated railway) train provided patrons with easy access, and often crowds in excess of 18,000 would attend during each six-day business week. It would be interesting to see My Bloody Valentine perform here.
#6 The Kool Haus (Toronto, ON)
The Guvernment is the name of a nightclub complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Opened in 1996, it was incarnated from the former RPM nightclub, which closed its doors after several years at the same location. The Kool Haus is often used as a venue for concerts and live performances. Recent events have included Gov’t Mule, My Chemical Romance, Switchfoot, Paper Route, Nine Inch Nails, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Paramore, Nas, Pink, Katy Perry, Lepa Brena, Rancid, NOFX, The Prodigy, The Black Eyed Peas, Far East Movement, Wolfmother, Kings of Leon, Kesha, Joss Stone and Slash, among others (like Fatboy Slim, when the club started as The Warehouse). It would be interesting to see My Bloody Valentine perform here.
#5 Metropolis (Montreal, QC)
Métropolis is a performing arts centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Métropolis club is located in the central part of the city’s downtown, on Sainte-Catherine Street between St-Dominique, and De Bullion Streets, in an area now known as the Quartier des Spectacles. The hall plays primarily to rock music groups. Accommodating up to 2,350 people per concert, the Métropolis club has been listed as one of the world’s 100 best rock concert venues. It would be interesting to see My Bloody Valentine perform here.
#4. House of Blues (Boston, MA)
House of Blues is a chain of 13 live music concert halls and restaurants in major markets throughout the United States. House of Blues first location was in Cambridge’s Harvard Square. It was opened in 1992 by Isaac Tigrett, co-founder of Hard Rock Cafe, and Dan Aykroyd, co-star of the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. It would be interesting to see My Bloody Valentine perform here.
#3 Electric Factory (Philadelphia, PA)
The Electric Factory is a concert venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The original “Electric Factory” venue was a converted tire warehouse at 22nd and Arch Streets, which opened in 1968, and was originally called the “Electric Factory and Flea Market.” A few doors down on the north side of Arch Street, between 21st and 22nd streets, was the first concert venue in that area, independent of the Electric Factory, a place called the “Trauma.” It would be interesting to see My Bloody Valentine perform here.
#2 Hammerstein Ballroom (New York, NY)
The Hammerstein Ballroom is a two-tiered, 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) ballroom located within the Manhattan Center Studios at 311 West 34th Street in Manhattan in New York City. It is known for its elegant appearance and excellent acoustic design. The capacity of the ballroom is dependent on the configuration of the room; it seats 2,500 people for theatrical productions and musical performances, and several thousand for events held within a central ring. It would be interesting to see My Bloody Valentine perform here.
#1 Hammerstein Ballroom (New York, NY)
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11.01.13 - Chicago, IL - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
11.03.13 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
11.05.13 - Toronto, ON - The Kool Haus
11.06.13 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
11.07.13 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
11.09.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
11.11.13 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
11.12.13 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
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