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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Slayerville's STARLAND BALLROOM Closed Until Spring 2013 "Thanks" To Hurricane Sandy - Statement Available!


A MESSAGE FROM THE STARLAND BALLROOM:

The last two weeks in New Jersey have been a testament to our state’s resilience. We’ve witnessed New Jersey’s worst days, but also its greatest humanity. We’ve seen destruction, but we’ve also seen hope, hard work and determination.

Our situation at Starland is a microcosm of these scenarios -- yet one we realize is significantly less important than one’s home, family or livelihood. Hurricane Sandy devastated our electrical system and damaged our sound, lighting, heating / cooling and plumbing systems – all necessary ingredients in operating a public venue. Given the demand for these components in the regional housing and commercial sectors, we do not anticipate being able to open again until Spring 2013.

Speaking of 2013, it’s the year in which we intend to celebrate Starland Ballroom’s 10th anniversary. So we’re dedicated to taking this time to rebuild the state’s best concert venue, and make it even better. We’ll take inspiration from all of our New Jersey neighbors who are working hard to get their lives back to normal. When it’s all said and done, we’ll be here for some of the best live concert celebrations available.

You can help in this effort: Send us an email to info@starlandballroom.com with your suggestions and ideas on how to make Starland even better. We’ll read every last one of them.

Most of our shows will be canceled. A few will be moved to new locations. We'll have them listed HERE and at Starland Ballroom ASAP.

Fans holding tickets to the canceled shows will receive a full refund, including fees. If you bought tickets online or via phone, you will receive an automatic refund within 7-10 business days. If you bought your tickets from a Ticketmaster retail outlet, you may return your tickets to that exact location for your refund. Tickets purchased here at Starland can be turned in for a full refund plus service fees during new hours of operation - Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. The Box Office will not be open on Thanksgiving. Fans holding tickets to relocated shows, but unable to attend due to the new location, are also entitled to a refund. 2012 Starland SeasonPass holders will be permitted to use their passes for shows in 2013.

We regret that any of these shows are going away, but not as much as we regret the pain, suffering and destruction experienced by our customers throughout the Garden State. Much like the spirit of New Jersey, you can't stop Rock N' Roll. And we don’t intend to.

Jersey proud, Starlanders. We’ll see you soon.

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1 comment:

Ethan Murphy said...

Very sorry to hear about the extensive damages sustained. Hopefully no injuries or worse accompanied Sandy's wrath for you and your families. I honestly have no suggestion for building a better Starland. That venue just plainly kicks ass!!! As a musician, one of my earlier goals was to perform on stage at SLAYERVILLE's Sickest club. I have since achieved that goal and have attended dozens of shows there after. Truthfully... Starland brings in ALL the BEST bands, Global,National & Local. Thanks for so many years of entertainment and for so many yet to come!

I look forward to the RE-OPENING in the Spring of 2013... I'll BE THERE!!

Ethan Murphy
SCARS OF ENVY