Music Hall of Williamsburg Announces Initial Lineup of Shows ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Music Hall of Williamsburg Announces Initial Lineup of Shows

A few weeks ago, The Music Hall of Williamsburg announced Patti Smith as the opening night show (and the show sold out very quickly). Bowery Presents has just released the initial bookings for the club and there looks to be a number of solid acts.

The initial Fall lineup for the Music Hall of Williamsburg is as follows:


4: Patti Smith and Her Band (previously announced)

7: Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts

8: Vampire Weekend

10: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
*fan presale July 10

14: The Walkmen

15: Bonde do RolĂȘ with Plastic Little

19: The Black Lips with The Selmanaires and Nice Boys

21: Les Savy Fav
*tickets on sale July 18, presale July 14

27: Medeski, Martin & Wood

28: Fujiya & Miyagi with Dirty on Purpose

29: Jose Gonzalez
*tickets on sale July 17


3: BORIS and Damon & Naomi with Michio Kurihara

8: Sunset Rubdown

9: High On Fire with Mono, Panthers, Coliseum
*tickets on sale July 20, presale July 13

Tickets for the initial September and October shows will go on sale Friday, July 13 at noon, unless otherwise noted. Additional Music Hall of Williamsburg shows will be announced soon.

Through the new agreement with Ticketmaster, fans will be able to purchase tickets for events at all Bowery Presents venues at a fee structure virtually the same as that of former ticketing partner, TicketWeb.

"This decision to move to Ticketmaster allows us to maintain our dedication to providing easy access to tickets and entry into clubs, given our recent expansion," said Michael Swier, a partner in The Bowery Presents. "Considering our solid history with Ticketmaster as the owners of TicketWeb, we believe they have come to know not only our market but also our commitment to low ticketing fees."

In September, The Bowery Presents will open a second box office at the Music Hall of Williamsburg that will sell tickets to all of The Bowery Presents' venues -- Music Hall of Williamsburg, Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge and Webster Hall - and to select Bowery Presents concerts. As at the Mercury Lounge box office, this outpost will offer cash-only ticket sales with no additional fees.

The Music Hall of Williamsburg will open on September 4th with a sold-out performance by Patti Smith and Her Band and will be the first Brooklyn music venue to be managed and operated by The Bowery Presents. Inspired by the look and feel of the Bowery Ballroom, and committed to providing the best experience possible for bands and fans, the 550-capacity Music Hall of Williamsburg will have a focus on acoustics, sightlines and space. The venue will feature state-of-the-art sound, lighting, broadcasting and recording systems, which will also have the capability to be used for Internet, TV and radio broadcasts.

Please visit for ticket information and schedule updates.

About The Bowery Presents

The Bowery Presents is an independent promotion company based in New York City. With a core business based around great music, its mission is to bring the best bands to the NY metropolitan area and to provide the best concert experience for fans and artists, along with reasonable ticket prices. Over the years The Bowery Presents has worked with a vast cross-section of some of the most talented performing artists, including Arcade Fire, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, Billy Corgan, Guster, Interpol, John Mayer, Moby, Modest Mouse, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Sonic Youth, The Sea & Cake, The Shins and The White Stripes. Michael Swier and John Moore of The Bowery Presents have presented music at the Mercury Lounge, the Bowery Ballroom and Webster Hall over the past 15 years. Jim Glancy, former president of the New York division of Live Nation joined the company as partner in 2006. In addition to opening the Music Hall of Williamsburg in September 2007, The Bowery Presents, headquartered on Manhattan's Lower East Side, will open a larger venue in Manhattan in October 2007. For more information, visit