MINNEAPOLIS (CelebrityAccess) — AEG's 2,000 capacity live music club Mill City Nights in Minneapolis is shutting down after just four years, effective Nov 30th.
AEG senior vice president Joe Litvag confirmed the club's planned closure to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
“It’s a business decision,” Litvag told the newspaper. “It was not easy to come to. We have a long-term strategy. We like to be profitable.”
The club, which opened in 2012 as The Brick, was infamous for its catastrophic opening night Janes Addiction concert when it was roundly panned by local music aficionados for overcrowding and bad sightlines.
"Absolutely the worst rock venue in the Twin Cities," one concertgoer posted after the show at the time. "If the billionaire owners of this club had any business acumen or a shred of decency, they'd have refund checks and apology letters in the mail TOMORROW!”
Following the show, the club closed down for a refurb and re=branding, reopening as Mill City Nights.
Among the remaining shows on the schedule for Mill City Nights include Hatebreed on Oct. 7, Sum 41 on Oct. 22, Yellowcard on Oct. 31 and Kelsea Ballerini on Nov. 19. – Staff Writers