It is with heavy heart that we’re announcing that the Waiting Room has shuttered its doors at 334 Delaware Avenue. Four years ago, the concert venue opened, much to the delight of crowds that were catching bands that might not have passed through Buffalo otherwise.
Since opening, Waiting Room has become a staple part of the WNY music scene, which is why everyone is stunned to hear that it has closed, effective immediately. All of the upcoming shows have been diverted to other venues (see below).
Owner/operator Chris Ring issued the following statement, just moments ago:
To all of our friends, to all of the artists and to all of the patrons who have supported us over the past 4 years, I have some bad news. It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I have to report, effective immediately, the Waiting Room and Studio at Waiting have closed their doors.
Unfortunately, at the direction of our attorneys, we can’t get into the details of the why just yet but we hope to tell our full story down the road.
To all of the staff, past and present, that helped make Waiting Room what it is today I wanted to say “Thank You”. You made this so much more then a business. We became a family and for that I am forever grateful. This has been one hell of a rollercoaster ride and there is no one I would have rather ridden that with then all of you.
To all of the artists that chose to play Waiting Room, I wanted to say “Thank You”. Waiting Room existed because of our love for live music. Your shows made coming to work easy. Your shows made coming to work fun. As always, the show must go on and we will still be supportive of your shows at the other venues in town. Thanks for making Waiting Room your home away from home for the past 4 years.
To all of the people who supported Waiting Room shows and events over the years, I say “thank you, thank you, thank you!” Your unconditional support over the past 4 years has been nothing short of amazing. You were the driving force that kept us going and you are the driving force that keeps me fighting for whats right today and hopefully fighting to make things right for tomorrow.
As I sit here and write this I can’t help but reference the band and song we got our name from, Fugazi’s “Waiting Room”. Maybe this was the writing on the wall from the beginning… maybe it was just a coincidence, all I know is these words couldn’t be anymore relevant then as they are today. This isn’t good bye. To me this is a “see you soon” kind of moment. I promise we will be back, somewhere, some day.
Please see a list below of where our Fall Schedule has moved to. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the door.
Thanks again Buffalo, we’ll see you soon.
UPCOMING FALL SCHEDULE
Moving to Town Ballroom – 681 Main Street – Buffalo
Sept 7 – Raekwon
Sept 8 – The Fall Of Troy
Sept 13 – Never Shout Never
Sept 21 – Spag Heddy
Sept 23 – The Early November / The Movieline
Oct 3 – COIN – Town Ballroom
Oct 5 – Against Me!
Oct 8 – Twisted
Oct 11 – Figure & Midnight Tyrannosaurus
Oct 13 – Curren$y
Nov 11 – White Reaper
Nov 13 – Turnover
Dec 7 – Hatebreed
Moving to The Leopard Lounge at the Town Ballroom – 681 Main Street – Buffalo
Sept 16 BUKU w/ Luzcid
Sept 29 – Sandra
Oct 10 – Frankie Rose
Oct 12 – ¡Mayday!
Nov 7 – JR JR
Nov 18 – The Wrecks
Moving to VENU – 75 W. Chippewa – Buffalo
Sep 8 – Lauren Alaina
Sep 12 – Tank
Sep 20 – Maxo Kream
Oct 14 – One More Time *new date*
Nov 10 – Have Mercy
Nov 16 – Knuckle Puck
Nov 17 – Witt Lowry
Nov 30 – Pierce Fulton
Moving to The Landmark On Pearl – 320 Pearl St, Above Lucky Day – Buffalo
Sept 28 – Joyner Lucas
Moving to Mohawk Place – 47 E. Mohawk Place – Buffalo
Sep 15 – Beach Slang
Sep 21 – That 1 Guy
Oct 03 – Frankie Cosmos
Oct 17 – PEARS
Oct 20 – Smoking Popes
Nov 14 – Timber Timbre
CANCELED: Refunds available at their points of purchase
9/14 CHK CHK CHK (!!! !!! !!!) Refunds
TBD VENUES – Keep checking AfterDarkPresents.com for info
* Sept 16 – Slaves
* Sept 19 – The Get Up Kids
* Sept 22 – Com Truise
* Sept 28 – Joyner Lucas
* Sept 30 – The Werks
* Oct 10 – Atlas Genius
* Oct 23 – Bad Suns
* Dec 29 – Buried Alive