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Pondering Lansdowne Street

Posted by Emily Sweeney September 12, 2007 11:46 AM

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I've been dying to know what's happening with Lansdowne Street. I'm still in denial that we're about to lose all of these nightclubs. Rumors have been flying for months, but it appears the end is near.

Avalon's website shows a bunch of events happening over the next couple weeks, but nothing past Sept. 22nd. The Boston Herald has reported that the clubs will close Oct. 1.

I've also heard that there are a few closing parties lined up:

* Armin Van Buuren will be the headlining DJ on Sunday Sept. 16 -- which is being advertised the "Avalon Closing Party" with invitations that scream out "This is the final show AVALON will EVER HAVE!"

* Then there's another Avalon closing party scheduled for Sept. 29: "Last Dance" hosted by Chris Harris and the Gay Mafia

* and then Dropkick Murphys will play Avalon on Sept. 30... (it's already sold out)

....but the question remains: who will play the very last song at Avalon?

That honor almost went to the David Crowder Band -- a Christian rock group from Waco, Texas. I'm not making this up. I've never heard of these guys, but apparently they had a gig lined up at Avalon on November 9. The venue has been changed to the Roxy.

So, from what I can tell, the Dropkicks concert will be the last show at Avalon. If anyone knows of any more closing parties, drop me a line. I'm going to make some phone calls later and try to find out more.

-- Emily Sweeney

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