The Paramount celebrates 500th show on March 24th with hometown band – Taking Back Sunday

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Huntington, N.Y. (Friday, March 13th, 2015):  The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, New York – the 12th highest attended club/venue worldwide – is proud to announce yet another milestone.  On March 24th, The Paramount will host a concert with Long Island’s own – Taking Back Sunday.  This concert will mark The Paramount’s 500th ticketed event since the doors opened in September 2011.  In honor of the 500th show, The Paramount will be giving out free gifts to the first 500 people through the door.  Additionally, 3 lucky guests will receive autographed posters from Taking Back Sunday.  These posters will be automatically given to the 1st guest through the door on the night of the show, as well as the 250th guest and the 500th guest.

“This is an exciting milestone for our venue” proclaimed The Paramount’s Directors.  “To host 500 shows in only 3 and a half years is a testament to the strength of the Long Island music market, and to have this show be played by a local Long Island band is even cooler” they continued.  “We would like to thank all our fans for getting us to this mark and of course…the hardest working staff in show business” they concluded.  This will be Taking Back Sunday’s fourth concert at The Paramount.  Band member Shaun Cooper stated “The Paramount is my favorite venue to play on Long Island.  We are so fortunate to have such a great sounding establishment right in our own backyard.  We are honored to be the 500th show there.”

In the coming months, The Paramount looks ahead to concerts with award winning artists such as; Jeff Beck, Michael Bolton, Primus, Slayer, Lyle Lovett / John Hiatt and Bollywood Star – A.R. Rahman.  With recent major announcements such as the construction of a radio studio inside the venue and surpassing 50,000 fans on Facebook, The Paramount is increasing its profile as a major theatre venue in the live entertainment industry.

About The Paramount:
Opened September 30, 2011, this live entertainment venue located in Huntington, Long Island, New York features; concerts, comedy, boxing and other special events. Booked by Live Nation with Ticketmaster ticketing, The Paramount hosts an average of 200 events per year. With over 50,000 Facebook fans, The Paramount clocked in at #12 worldwide in Pollstar Magazine’s list of best Club Venues for 2014 ticket sales.  The venue was also ranked by Billboard Magazine as the “23rd Hottest Club” in 2014. In just over three years since opening, The Paramount quickly established itself as the premier venue on Long Island – the 20th largest media market in the U.S., with nearly 2.5 million households* (*Arbitron: Nassau / Suffolk MSA).  Top artists who have taken the Paramount’s stage include: Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Steve Miller Band, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Weezer, Matchbox 20, Jewel, The Monkees, Steely Dan, John Fogerty, Slash, Limp Bizkit and many, many more Grammy-award winning entertainers.  The Paramount has the versatility to set up events in a standing, hybrid or fully-seated configuration in our upper level 1,573-capacity venue featuring; a large main dance floor, fixed side-loge balcony seating, mezzanine seating and “Skybar”.  The venue’s ambiance and intimacy have amazed bands, their fans and guests alike – especially the lower level 450-capacity V.I.P. Founder’s Room – styled as a 1920’s speakeasy. The Paramount hosts numerous special events including; weddings, sweet 16’s, bar/bat mitzvahs, fundraisers and corporate rentals.

The Paramount Comedy Series has featured such names as: Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, Jim Breuer, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Lovitz, Joan Rivers and Rob Schneider…to name just a few.  In partnership with STAR Boxing, The Paramount has hosted nationally televised live bouts on ESPN, Showtime’s “SHO-BOX” and NBC Sports as well as regionally on MSG Network; and is the hometown venue for WBO Welterweight Champion – Chris Algieri, “The Pride of Huntington”.  The Paramount has been mentioned on national television programs such as: ESPN’s Mike & Mike and Sunday NFL Countdown; ABC’s “The View”; NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and The Dan Patrick Show; FOX News and “Imus in the Morning,”; as well as on Howard Stern’s Sirius / XM Satellite Radio Show.  The Paramount has hosted nationally televised music programs such as; VH-1’s “Top 20 Countdown”, CW’s “The Next”, AXS Live concert specials with: Yellowcard, Trace Adkins and Pat Benatar / Neil Giraldo, Music Choice’s “You & A” with Cher Lloyd; MTV’s “This is How I Made It” with B.o.B., Jim Breuer’s “Coming Home Tour” on EPIX, as well as FUSE TV interviews with Karmin and Twenty One Pilots.  The Paramount has been reviewed and its events covered in countless websites & print publications – most notably; Newsday, N.Y. Times, N.Y. Post, Daily News, Rolling Stone, Billboard and Pollstar.  The Paramount will continue to present sold-out shows featuring the best in live entertainment for Long Islanders.
For more information contact:

The Paramount:
Adam Ellis
Director of Marketing
370 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Tel: 631.673.7300 x 303
Fax: 631.673.6311