We’re pleased to announce our venue partnership with The Ritz in San Jose!
Spaceland Presents is now taking charge of talent buying and promotions for the theater, adding to its roster of venues which include The Echo, Echoplex and Regent Theater in Los Angeles. The agreement will allow The Ritz to stay true to its entrepreneurial indie culture and offers Spaceland Presents the opportunity to widen imprint on the music scene.
The Ritz founded in 2013 by long-time indie promoter Corey O’Brien. The 530 capacity theater- style venue has become the preeminent live music and DJ destination in Silicon Valley. Despite its entire existence being subject to San Francisco’s radius clause, The Ritz continues to thrive in Northern California’s largest city by booking touring acts from indie, punk, hip-hop and DJ’s acts that one would usually need to drive to San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz or Berkeley to see.
“As The Ritz, Spaceland Presents is a progressive company run by industry veterans. “We wanted a legitimate relationship with a forward-thinking company with 300, 500, and 1,000 capacity rooms in Southern California. Spaceland Presents was doing everything right in our view. We quickly identified Spaceland as the perfect partner for The Ritz and what we are trying to do in San Jose,”
– Corey O’Brien
“Spaceland has been looking for the right opportunity to expand into Northern California. We built our reputation by nurturing young touring acts and turning neighborhoods into cultural hubs, epicenters for nightlife and dining. We hope to duplicate what we have done in Silverlake and Echo Park in the historic SoFa district. The Ritz is the perfect asset to complement our current venue portfolio,”
– Mitchell Frank, Managing Member of Spaceland Presents.
Chris Diaz, VP/Senior Talent Buyer for Spaceland Presents and The Regent Theater, will be spearheading The Ritz calendar. “Whether you’re preferred concert-going experience is a sweaty dive or a swanky, historic theater, The Ritz will have a vast array of options every night of the week. Every detail was thought of when building The Ritz, from the custom-built subwoofers, monitors and mixing board, to the two green rooms backstage – with private bathroom and a shower, it’s aimed to woo touring bands,” says Diaz. Initial bookings under the new arrangement include Growlers, This Will Destroy You, Mark Farina and MeWithOutYou.
A complete and up to date listing of upcoming shows can be found here.
Upcoming Spaceland Presents Shows at The Ritz Night Club
9/7 -The Growlers
9/14 – The Seeds
9/20 – This Will Destroy You
9/29 – Morgan Heritage
9/30 – Mark Farina
10/25 -The Needle Drop
10/30 – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult 30th Anniversary
11/2 – Save Ferris
11/3 – Hirie
11/14 – Fu Manchu
12/5 – Pere Ubu
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