Shins, Ween, M.I.A. Help Open New NYC Venue
Shows from the Shins, Ween, M.I.A., the National and the Decemberists are among the first confirmed for Terminal 5, a new venue opening in early October on the west side of midtown Manhattan. Launched by Bowery Presents, the venue at 610 W. 56th St. will boast a capacity of 3,000.
At present, the first show booked is the National on Oct. 11, followed by M.I.A on Oct. 19, up-and-coming French dance act Justice on Oct. 20 and the Shins with Vetiver on Oct. 23-24.
The Decemberists are booked for a Nov. 1-2 stand, followed by State Radio on Nov. 23 and Ween on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The latter shows will be Ween’s first non-private gigs in Manhattan since 2003. The group’s new album, “La Cucaracha,” is due this fall.
Tickets for the National, M.I.A., Justice, State Radio and Ween go on sale Friday (Aug. 17); tickets for the Shins go on sale Saturday.
Terminal 5 is the second new venue opened by Bowery Presents in recent months, following the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The company also recently promoted Daft Punk’s sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Keyspan Park and Muse and the White Stripes at Madison Square Garden.