The shows will go on at the Trocadero
Yesterday, my esteemed colleague Joe DiStefano reported on his PhillyDeals blog that The Trocadero, the Chinatown rock venue owned by Joanna Pang, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Philadelphia cited the high cost of cutting Ticketmaster a piece of the pie on every ducat not sold at the Troc box office as one reason for the former burlesque house's financial woes.
This morning I spoke to Jon Hampton of concert promoter AEG Live, which is the sole booker at the Troc (and also the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, where Bob Dylan and Leon Russell are playing tonight.) Hampton said that the calendar of shows coming up at the Troc will go on as planned while the bankruptcy filing works its way though the courts.
"It's business as usual for us" at the Troc, Hampton said. "We will continue to book shows this fall, and into 2012. The restructuring has no impact whatsoever on the booking." Peter, Bjorn & John are due in Sept. 19, and James Blake (that's him) plays Oct. 8.
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