Monday, June 24, 2013

Mumford & Sons to Play Forest Hills August 28th !

I bet it's been a long time since most of the old-timers reading this blog have read a headline like that! But yes, apparently the folks at the West Side Tennis Club have been hard at work restoring the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium and The New York Times is reporting this morning:

At 90, a Queens Stadium Is Poised for a Comeback

"Club officials and a promoter have an agreement to hold 19 concerts over the next three years....
A new entrance will be created away from residential blocks, and there will be a curfew of about 10 p.m., Mr. Luba said, adding that for the August show all tickets would be general admission and would cost $70. He hopes to attract 16,500 people."
Mr. Luba, who scouts and prepares unconventional concert sites for the band, said he took the members of Mumford & Sons on a tour of the stadium, “and they just fell in love with it."
Now I just need to score me some tickets! Here's a link to info on how to get tickets:

US TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: THE FULL ENGLISH TOUR & RESCHEDULED DATE



20 comments:

  1. This is so exciting! Please keep us up to date on how to buy tickets!

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  2. Let's hope it becomes a regular thing!

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  3. Crossing Queens Blvd.June 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    A lot of older Forest Hills residents will confuse them with Sanford & Son.

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    1. A bit whiter though!

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  4. Fantastic news for FH!

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  5. This is so great!

    I agree with the committee approval of which acts would be appropriate to play at the stadium. Only certain genres of music could be tolerated in the space, considering the residents who live near by.

    Acts whose music sound like a thumping club or hard rock should not play here. Have to consider the crowds that will come to these events as well.

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  6. Some good news. I am going to use my driving as a parking lot. I can probably fit 5 cars in there.

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    1. Can I reserve a spot? Seriously. I'm bringing my daughter and her friends down and I'm getting very nervous about parking. Email me at jgabsalot@aol.com........

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    2. Down from where exactly? Good luck. If I had a spot I'd rent it to you!

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  7. Wow! That would be a fantastic show!! Nice small venue, great music.

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  8. 17,000 people is a small venue?!

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    1. When you compare it to 100,000, why yes!

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    2. Not that small MSG holds 3,000 more for concerts..

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  9. Helen Marshall stated that she wished that there would be a diverse selection of performers to better reflect the DIVERSITY of Queens borough. Tell her to go away. She never stepped foot in Foreat Hills in the 12 years as BP, and now she decides to put her two cents in?????

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  10. Drake, can you please stop bashing Westside now? :)

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  11. Super excited! We need good music here! Hope I get some fix! It will be a historic event!

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  12. That's will be fantastic!!!! Hopefully people would appreciate the importance of this kind of event to our community and to the Historic West Side Tennis Club.

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  13. Me question is : where is the Burns street entrance?

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  14. This news gives me that goosebumpy tingly feeling that one gets when they've just had their face melted at a good show. I won't make this particular show since I'll be on the other side of the country for a weekend at the Gorge, but I couldn't be more excited for this news. It'll pump so much into the neighborhood and I might actually start to get some more visitors, lol.

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