The Brick moves four sold-out shows, unveils renovation plans

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Marilyn Manson's Brick show has been moved to Myth.
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AEG Live's new Minneapolis venue the Brick has decided to forgo another Jane's Addiction nightmare, and is shifting four upcoming sold-out concerts to different venues while continuing to renovate.

The concerts affected include Incubus on May 9, Shinedown on May 15, Marilyn Manson on May 18, and the Shins on June 1. The first three of those shows are heading to Myth, and it's unclear where the Shins show will end up. All tickets purchased for these shows will be honored We previously announced that this weekend's Fun show is headed to Myth, as well.


So, the somewhat far-flung St. Paul venue Myth is getting a bevy of new concerts originally set to take place in downtown Minneapolis, and questions about the venue's overall direction now loom into June.

"The last thing we ever want to do is move a show, let alone a sold out show, but it's important to us to do what's right for the fans," Brick GM Jeff Kehr says in a release. "Until all of the new plans are complete, we would prefer to err on the side of caution and relocate a few shows, so as not to overcrowd the space, and to point ourselves toward success."

What exactly will be taking place as part of this renovation?
Some of the coming renovations to The Brick include:
- The reduction of sellable tickets per show to ensure a comfortable atmosphere;
- The raising of the stage height to increase sight lines;
- The addition of stadium-style tiers in the balcony to increase sight lines;
- The addition of over 25 flat screen monitors throughout the venue along with a high-definition camera for sharper screen viewing of the show;
- The addition of delay speakers under the balcony overhang for optimum sound quality;
- The addition and use of more building doors for entrance and exit to shorten lines;
- The reconfiguration of the main entrance to create better flow into the venue;
- The addition of local craft brews to the bar menu.
Sounds expensive, no? The work is expected to be completed in the next two months, but heaven knows how many craft brew sales (and creative ticket strategies) it's going to take to recoup all of these additional costs. Speaking of, fans of Incubus, Shinedown and Marilyn Manson can snag some extra tickets for those shows Wednesday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

Related:
Review: Jane's Addiction at The Brick
Gimme Noise: Fans start 'The Brick MN Sucks' site
The Brick apologizes for Jane's Addiction show, offers refund
Fun's show moved to Myth as the Brick undergoes renovations


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