The Brick Is Real

AEG Live officially announced the addition of The Brick to the Minneapolis music scene.

The Brick had an inauspicious beginning. It appeared on routing for Jane’s Addiction before a formal announcement was ever made. The Star-Tribune then reported that licensing documents confirmed that the tentatively 2,100-seat venue would be run by AEG, which also manages the city-owned Target Center.

AEG made the official announcement Jan. 13.

“At AEG Live, our objective is to enhance the live concert experience for the fans and for the artist alike,” the company’s Joe Litvag said. “We’ve been searching for several years for the right space and the right time to become more deeply entrenched in the vibrant Twin Cities marketplace. The Brick will complement AEG’s already-positive presence at Target Center, and we’re thrilled to offer a first-class intimate option for the music lovers that will set us apart from others in town.”

Others in town include the 1,500-capacity First Avenue and 2,800-cap Epic Event Center.

The venue is expected to open mid-March. It will feature three levels of public space with full-service bars on each. It will include “The Basement @ The Brick,” a lower-level bar where patrons can grab a drink before and after shows.