VIDEO: The Most Memorable Performances at NYC's Roseland Ballroom

3.21.2014

By Neal Broverman

Roseland Ballroom is closing for good on April 7, but not before Lady Gaga brings the house down with seven closing performances. Before her first show on March 28, relive the venue's most legendary performances.

Consummate New Yorker Lady Gaga is the perfect artist to close out Roseland Ballroom, the famed venue that opened in its current 52nd Street location in 1956 and replaced an ice skating rink — earlier incarnations of the Roseland first appeared in 1919 — and closes April 7. An institution in New York's music scene, the ballroom hosted everything from swing parties to disco nights to intimate performances of the some of the world's biggest artists. See some of those performances below and click here for info on Gaga's shows, the last time to see Roseland before it's torn down and turned into a 50-story skyscraper.

Beyoncé held a revue show titled ‘4 Intimate Nights’ with Beyoncé on August 14, 16, 18 and 19, 2011.

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