Huntington, N.Y. (January 19, 2015): In the 2014 year-end issue of Pollstar Magazine, a leading publication in the concert industry, The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, New York was ranked 12th highest worldwide for Club Venues (*ranking based on ticket sales from January 1 – December 31). 2014 marked a banner year in only the venue’s third year of operation, hosting over 150 shows including sold out concerts with music superstars: Steely Dan, Ed Sheeran, Steve Miller Band, Joe Walsh, John Fogerty, The Monkees and Ms. Lauryn Hill…just to name a few. A household name in the New York City DMA, 2014 also saw the venue publicized in national media such as: Howard Stern’s Sirius / XM satellite radio show, Billboard Magazine’s “Hottest Clubs of 2014” issue, Rolling Stone Magazine, ESPN, HBO Sports, ABC’s “The View” and NBC’s ”The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
The Paramount made its mark on the comedy scene in 2014 bringing legendary standup comedians to Long Island, as part of our Paramount Comedy Series, such as: Jim Breuer, Whoopi Goldberg, Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, Dave Attell, Rob Schneider, Frank Caliendo and the late Joan Rivers – in one of her final live shows ever performed. The venue also saw hometown hero, “The Pride of Huntington”, Chris Algeiri become WBO Light Welterweight Champion – after cutting his teeth fighting at The Paramount with Joe DeGuardia’s STAR Boxing. Algeiri began 2014 fighting on Long Island and ended the year losing a tough bout to World #1 Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao in China; Live on HBO.
So…whether it showcases concerts, comedy or boxing, The Paramount showed the world in 2014 that it is a venue built for the stars! With no intentions of slowing down, 2015 starts off with some “magic” as Long Island native Criss Angel brings his renowned Las Vegas “MINDFREAK LIVE!” show to his hometown January 23rd & 24th as well as hosting legendary, multi Grammy®-winning guitar virtuoso, and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Jeff Beck – for three consecutive live concerts in Huntington this April. While a Top 10 Worldwide finished is clearly in the sights of The Paramount in 2015, the only question that remains is how high the venue will go!