LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Hollywood Palladium opened in September 1940 with shows from the likes of Frank Sinatra to The Rolling Stones and closed for renovations in 2007 with a Morrisey concert.
The renovations are coming to an end and the Palladium a new beginning opening with urban hip hop artist and Grammy award winner Jay-Z.
Live Nation said in a statement, "The venue is receiving a total renovation of all interior and exterior areas including a new dance floor, a new facade that emulates the building’s original architecture, expanded concessions, upgraded restrooms, improved interior lighting, as well as brand new paint and carpeting, all of which are congruent with the venue’s original look." In addition to sound improvements, the stage has also been upgraded to hold large and more modern acts according to The Los Angeles Times.
“I’m honored to play such an iconic venue,” Jay-Z said in a statement . "Just as Frank ushered in a golden era, I hope this opening will mark the beginning of a resurgence in generation-defining live music.”
Jay-Z will be opening the Hollywood Palladium on October 15 of this year and will be backed by a twelve piece band reminiscent of the golden years when the Palladium first opened. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers