Ghoulish fiends! A very exclusive Halloween Meltdown event is scheduled to commence at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 27, 2012. Tickets are onsale now…. if you dare… We strongly encourage you to break out your best costumes; contests will be announced shortly!
PLEASE BE ADVISED: Once you pass through the security check point, there will be no turning back. You enter the Hammerstein Nuclear Reactor at your own risk. Under US law section 2BN69 we are obligated to advise you that government officials have warned that this particular nuclear reactor is extremely faulty and unsafe, advising for the severe possibility of a critical meltdown. So before you commit your attendance, ask yourself, can you endure this possibility? Could you survive the radioactive fallout? Are you fast enough to escape the ravenous flesh eating undead? Or will you succumb to the ultimate HALLOWEEN MELTDOWN with Nero, Adventure Club, Fareoh, Alex English… and party as if it was your last night on earth.
“For the 1st time, Webster Hall are presenting their amazing concept-event and line-up at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom! This absolutely shows that Webster Hall develops artists and supports their careers, in their venue and beyond. Hammerstein is your destination come October 27th!”
– Sarah-Jane Bennison, Director of Marketing & Sales, Manhattan Center
Nero are British-born producers, remixers, DJs, and artists Dan Stephens and Joe Ray, who are joined by dynamic vocalist Alana Watson. Nero have been touring all year in support of their debut album Welcome Reality, which was released by Cherrytree/Interscope Records to rave reviews from Spin, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Billboard. Nero’s smash single “Promises” stormed straight to the top of the UK charts and has now also hit Gold status in the U.S. With its thunderous bass, hail of house rhythms, lightning flashes of rave synths, and showers of guitar, the album “pulls dubstep toward the arena-pop spotlight without leaving its shadows behind,” as the New York Times put it in its review, while Billboardnoted that Nero “comes off like a dubstep-powered pop band.
“Nero have performed to sold out crowds at Webster Hall. As a venue, we pride ourselves on helping to develop and expose the world’s greatest and most cutting edge talent. Our Halloween collaboration with Hammerstein Ballroom will not only showcase the top electronic talent on the planet, it will create a theatrical and interactive
apocalyptic Halloween experience that Webster Hall has developed a reputation for over the years. Halloween Meltdown 2012 will inspire revelers to party as if it was their last night on earth! Come. We dare you.”
– Kenny Schachter, VP Marketing, Webster Hall
Adventure Club is an electronic music duo hailing from Montreal, Canada. Comprised of Christian Srigley and Leighton Callou, this production outfit specializes in meshing dubstep’s chainsaw synths with delicate vocals and surprisingly upbeat melodies, creating a sound that’s uniquely theirs.
Having remixed the likes of Brand New, Thrice, Alexisonfire, and Metric, the duo is now concentrating on creating original productions. After 12 weeks of sitting in the top 10 on the iTune’s Electronic Chart, it’s safe to say that their productions are garnering mainstream caliber attention.
Starting in late 2010, blogs were alight with excitement about the complex yet melodic sound of this 20-year-old newcomer’s productions, including various original tracks and carefully crafted remixes, like his soaring take on Calvin Harris’ “Flashback.”
Flash forward to 2012, and there’s no mystery about this New York-born DJ and producer. Fareoh was recently handpicked by Kaskade to open for him on this summer’s Freaks of Nature tour, hitting large-scale venues nationwide. A SoundCloud preview of his upcoming single “Halo” garnered an impressive 20,000 listens in just two days. And his remix of “Let’s Go,” the new single from Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo, has already been downloaded over 10,000 times through Twitter.
“GBH, Webster Hall and Alex English have been having a great time working together as partners on the Girls & Boys parties over the last few years. We’ve held a ton of top-notch events with some killer artists, and now we are really excited about taking our Halloween party to a beautiful space like Hammerstein Ballroom – especially with the lineup we scored. Now I’ve just got to figure out my costume…”
– Tom Dunkley, GBH
Manhattan Center is located centrally in mid-town Manhattan at 311 West 34th Street, with prime access to all transportation, and is comprised of the following:
Hammerstein Ballroom: with a concert capacity of 3,500, Hammerstein Ballroom combines a magnificent, century old former opera house with fully integrated 21st century media and entertainment production technology. One of New York’s most elegant and versatile special event destinations, Hammerstein Ballroom is the venue of choice for corporate event planners, producers, and show promoters.
Grand Ballroom: with a concert capacity of 1,200, Grand Ballroom integrates elegance and grandeur with a state-of-the-art concert sound system. Located 7 floors directly above Hammerstein Ballroom, Grand Ballroom is a luxuriously appointed ballroom perfect for banquets, award shows, benefits, television productions, product launches, receptions, and fashion shows.
Recording Studios: Manhattan Center has operated two world-class recording studios since the early1990s. Studio 4 is affectionately called “The Log Cabin” by the many producers, engineers, composers, and musician who call it home. Studio 7 is a superb control room connected to Grand Ballroom, where countless orchestral film scores, classical recordings, and performances have been immortalized.
Television Studios: Television Studios at Manhattan Center are fully HD. The two principal studios (TV1 and TV2) easily accommodate both stage and studio audiences.TV1 and TV2 are self-contained studios complete with private lobbies, green rooms, dressing rooms, hair and make-up facilities, turnkey production offices, adjacent editing suites, and production support spaces.