ATLANTA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta, was one of the victims of a tornado strike there on March 14th, and as crews work to put things back in order, the extent of the damage is becoming apparent.
The historic building, operated by Live Nation, suffered the brunt of the storm. According to a report in local newspaper The Emory Wheel, the building lost its roof, sustained damage to exterior ductwork and extensive damage to plaster.
Most of the building's trademark stained glass windows were broken and a chimney fell through the roof, destroying a large part of the stage.
"Weâ€™re working 24/7, to be honest with you." Live Nation's Peter Conlon told the Wheel. While no official opening date has been set, Conlon expects that the Tabernacle will be up and running by mid-May.
Live Nation has also been working diligently to move or reschedule as many of the afflicted shows as possible. Some shows have been outright cancelled while others have been moved to nearby venues such as the Variety Playhouse & the Masquerade. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers