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Met Philadelphia Releases Initial Lineup! Bob Dylan Opens 12/3 + Ween, Pnb Rock, Kurt Vile, Amos Lee
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/11/18 3:03 pm | updated: 09/11/18 3:03 pm
 
The initial schedule for the Met Philadelphia was announced on Monday afternoon, 9/10, at a press conference held at the Divine Lorraine Hotel. Bob Dylan will headline on December 3rd for the first performance of the renovated concert hall. The $56 million renovation is nearing completion. It is a partnership with Live Nation, Eric Blumenfeld, and Holy Ghost Headquarters. The building is located on North Broad Street at Popular and takes up nearly an entire city block. It was built in 1908 by *Oscar Hammerstein I and called the Metropolitan Opera House. Over the years the building hosted the Philadelphia Opera Company, concerts, movies, boxing, basketball, theater, the circus, and church services. It was known worldwide for its superb acoustics and was used by the Philadelphia Orchestra as a recording hall. The 39,000 square foot building will seat between 2,200 and 3,500 people.

The initial schedule includes a variety of entertainment including the folk legend, alternative rock, r&b, hip hop, indie rock, comedy, jazz, bluegrass, and dance. Philadelphia artists include PnB Rock, Ween, Kurt Vile, and Amos Lee billed as part of the #hoMETownSHOW series.

You can find more information at http://themetphilly.com

Dec. 3: Bob Dylan
Dec. 12: Weezer
Dec. 14: Ween
Dec. 18: Lindsey Sterling
Dec. 22: WDAS Holiday Jam
Dec. 28: PnB Rock
Dec. 29: Kurt Vile & the Violators
Dec. 30-31: John Oliver
Jan. 11: Greensky Bluegrass
Jan. 19: Impractical Jokers starring the Tenderloins
Feb. 9: Jim Gaffigan
Feb. 24: Scott Bradlee's Post-Modern Jukebox
March 9: James Bay & his Electric Light Tour^
April 6: Amos Lee with Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
April 27: Brian Regan
June 14: Derek Hough^
^Previously announced

*Oscar Hammerstein I is the grandfather of Oscar Hammerstein II, famous theatrical lyricist. Hammerstein II lived at Highland Farm in Doylestown, Bucks County. http://hammersteincenter.org

 
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