The popular Irving Plaza in New York City is set to undergo a massive multi-million dollar renovation this summer and will be closed for up to eight months. The 150-year-old building is due for some upgrades as the venue is transformed and modernized.

While Live Nation books concerts there, the building has been owned by the Polish Army Veterans Association since the 1940s. Acts like The Ramones, Radiohead and the Foo Fighters have graced the stage there. According to a press release, the project will include upgrades to the concert hall and lobby along with new bars on each level. A VIP lounge will be added to the basement and the mezzanine will see the addition of some box seating.

Have you made the trip from the Hudson Valley to Irving Plaza? If so, what was your favorite show?

One of the best nights of my life happened at Irving Plaza. The day the Foo Fighters released the New York City episode for HBO's Sonic Highways, they showed the episode in the venue and it was followed by a two-plus hour long, high energy Foo Fighters show. Take me back. A friend and I managed to sneak our way into the meet and greet line that night after the show to meet the band only to get kicked out when we were next in line. See you next time Dave, thanks for having that restraining order lifted.

Photo by: Simon
Photo by: Simon

Watch the Foo Fighters perform 'Something From Nothing' at Irving Plaza from that night. 

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