A rendering shows Irving Plaza after a multimillion-dollar renovation. (Courtesy Live Nation)

More than 40 shows confirmed at renovated NYC venue starting in August

Live Nation confirmed 40 shows as part of the grand reopening of New York City’s Irving Plaza after a multimillion-dollar renovation. Ashley McBryde will be the first artist to perform on Aug. 17.

After closing in 2019 for renovations, the restored Irving Plaza is ready to host 1,200 fans with improved sightlines, state-of-the-art sound and lights, and world-class production. Live Nation focused on enhancing the overall concert experience for both artists and fans while maintaining the venue’s 19th-century charm.

Irving Plaza has been presenting iconic artists and emerging talent across all genres in NYC since 1978. Performers have including Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, U2, Green Day, Ariana Grande, The Ramones, Nine Inch Nails, Childish Gambino, Katy Perry, Eminem and Nas.

“We are excited to reveal our grand reopening series of shows and look forward to reopening our doors and bringing live music back to New York City. It will be great to finally be able to reconnect music fans with their favorite artists, especially here in this beautifully restored room,” said Geoff Gordon, Live Nation regional president, in a statement. “Irving Plaza is filled with incredible music memories, and these spectacular renovations will allow us to host even more amazing concerts.”

New additions include an upscale VIP lounge with private bar and balcony level boxes that offer unobstructed views of the stage. For the artists, two fully renovated balcony level artist dressing rooms feature direct stage access and an adjacent green room with a private bathroom and amenities. The expanded lobby and bar area provide a new space for multifunctional use, including artist merchandise and meet and greets, or for individually curated events.

Irving Plaza now boasts next-generation Cisco Wi-Fi 6.

Reports showed the venue averaging 1,013 tickets sold and a gross of $27,3230 over the last 18 months.

Tickets for the reopening series of shows begin going on sale Thursday:

Tickets on Sale on Thursday, May 20 at 10 a.m.: Middle Kids on Sept. 20; The Black Dahlia Murder on Oct. 10; Lotus on Oct. 15; Kevin Gates on Oct. 19; State Champs on Oct. 21; The Record Company on Oct. 25; Armor for Sleep on Nov. 5; Ruston Kelly on Nov. 10; Elder Island on Nov. 11; Pouya on Nov. 13; Jesse McCartney on Nov. 15; The Lemonheads on Nov. 23; The Slackers on Dec. 18; Lagwagon on Dec. 19; Mother Mother on Feb. 2;

Tickets on Sale on Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m.: Ashley McBryde on Aug. 17; Guided By Voices on Sept. 10; Ben Folds on Sept. 12; J.I. on Sept. 16; City Morgue on Oct. 30; JP Saxe on Nov. 6; Jelly Roll on Nov. 19; lovelytheband & Sir Sly on Dec. 1; Juice on Dec. 10; Ripe on Dec. 30-31; K. Flay on Feb. 17; Inhaler on March 10; Knuckle Puck on March 11.

Also Scheduled to Perform. Ticket information will be announced soon: Colter Wall on Sept. 11; Andy Mineo on Oct. 3; The Struts on Oct. 8; Toadies & Rev Horton Heat on Oct. 17; Governors Ball Presents Princess Nokia on Oct. 24; Envy on the Coast on Nov. 21; The Jungle Giants on Feb. 25; Relient K on March 18; Moonchild on April 2; Haken & Symphony X on May 10; and The Dead South on May 21.

Tickets for all Irving Plaza shows will be available at IrvingPlaza.com and LiveNation.com.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated since it was originally posted.