LN Partnership To Buy Paradise?

Live Nation and a local bar owner are set to buy the legendary Paradise Rock Club in Boston if the city’s licensing board greenlights the deal in an upcoming hearing.

Joe Dunne, who operates multiple restaurant/pubs that occasionally host live music in the area, will reportedly partner with LN for the venture, according to the Boston Globe. Exactly what the team plans for the 653-capacity Paradise Rock Club is unclear.

A purchase agreement has already been signed for the venue and a transfer of the liquor license from current owners the Lyons Group is pending, a Boston Licensing Board official reportedly told the paper.

A Paradise employee told the Boston Herald, "It’s going to stay a music venue from what I’ve been told." The club has acts booked through March.

A hearing for Paradise’s transfer of business is set for January 9th.

The club has hosted acts including U2, The Police, AC/DC, Blondie and R.E.M. during more than 25 years of operation.

Pollstar could not reach a Live Nation representative for comment at press time.