SIRIUS Satellite Radio will broadcast the last performance at the legendary New York City rock club CBGB, featuring artist Patti Smith, on Sunday, October 15. SIRIUS announced today that they have the rights to the exclusive live broadcast. Fans can catch the action on channel 24, SIRIUS Disorder, starting at 9 pm ET.
Tickets to the October 15 final show with Smith were sold out in 8 minutes, according to CBGBs founder and owner, Hilly Kristal.
In 2005, a dispute between CBGB and the Bowery Residents Committee began. The Committee billed CBGBs owner Hilly Kristal, $91,000 in back rent, while Kristal claimed he had not been informed of increases in his $19,000 monthly rent. After the lease expired, they reached an agreement for the club to remain for fourteen more months while Kristal dropped his legal battles and his attempts to get historic landmark status for the club. While the club will close in October 2006, Kristal is seeking to open a Las Vegas club or relocate the club elsewhere in New York City.
CBGB (Country, BlueGrass, and Blues) is a legendary music club located at 315 Bowery in New York City, New York, United States. Founded by Hilly Kristal in 1972, it was originally intended to feature its namesake musical styles, but became legendary as a forum for American punk and punk-influenced bands like The Ramones, Television, Blondie, and the Talking Heads. The club will close following its final concert by Patti Smith this month.