LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Music Box, one of Los Angeles' top mid-sized venues, has quietly shut its doors.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the venue's promoter Goldenvoice confirmed that the 1,300 capacity venue was shuttered but added that they hoped to continue to stage events in the space and that concerts set to go onsale this weekend would still take place.
"At this time, it is our understanding that the closing of The Music Box is a short term closure, please be patient with us as we work out the details as they pertain to our previously scheduled shows," the promoter noted in a statement.
The reasons for the closure are not entirely clear, but a post on the facebook page of Blue Palms Brewhouse, an adjacent tenant in the building reported that their landlords had lost their lease.
According to the blog LA Weekly, the sound system and lighting fixtures have already been removed from the building. They also reported that after "The Pee-Wee Herman Show" was moved to Club Nokia last January, two of of the club's three owners sold their share in the venue. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers