By Diamond Bodine Fischer
Remember when we told you — first! — that The Music Box was closing and how sad we all were? Remember how we predicted that there would be a night in (golden) shining armor? Looks like we called it. And yeah, it’s kinda what everybody in music circles knew (hoped) would happen: Goldenvoice is officially taking over the space.
Better yet, things are already lined up, papers filed and the venue will be awoken from its slumbers March 17 – for those who’ve never worked in the nightlife industry in Los Angeles, that’s lightning fast. Goldenvoice will be the exclusive operator and promoter of the venue which goes back to using a Hollywood-star inspired moniker: it will now be called “The Fonda Theatre.” They have shows regularly booked all the way into June already, the first being FEED ME with TEETH.
Let us all raise our glasses and toast to the Goldenvoice-Fonda marriage, and the years of incredible shows at one of LA’s best places to see live music. Fonda, we’ve missed you, never leave us again!
See schedule and announcement, as sent out by Goldenvoice yesterday, below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, CA – March 13th, 2012
LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD VENUE, THE MUSIC BOX SET TO RE-OPEN
AS THE NEWLY NAMED THE FONDA THEATRE
(Los Angeles, CA; March 13th, 2012) – Los Angeles promoter Goldenvoice is excited to announce The Music Box is set to re-open with the first show on March 17th. Goldenvoice will be the exclusive operator and promoter for the venue which will be re-named THE FONDA THEATRE.
The Fonda Theatre is located at 6126 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Gower. New website forthcoming; visit www.fondatheatre.com. For complete show details visit www.goldenvoice.com.
17 FEED ME with TEETH
20 Nada Surf
7 Super Mash Bros
16 Manchester Orchestra
18 The Horrors / Black Angels
19 Sub Focus
27 Esperanza Spalding
5 Washed Out
11 Delta Spirit
12 Yann Tiersen
22 Trampled by Turtles