A new amphitheatre to "replace" Irvine Meadows, has been approved by the city. Along with Live Nation, there are plans to open an interim facility by early August of this year.
The eventual venue will only be 12K, quite a bit smaller than Irvine Meadows was, so it might be tough for a band as popular as DMB to perform there.
Might we see D&T there this August though? Here's the email:
We did it...We saved live music in Irvine!
Before an overflow crowd, the Irvine City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a 12,000-seat outdoor amphitheater next to the Orange County Great Park. While we can never replace the beloved Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, which closed last fall after a memorable 35 years, we are thrilled to usher in a new era of live music.
If all goes well, the new interim venue with all the conveniences, amenities and high quality experience concert fans have come to expect, could open by early August for the second half of the 2017 summer concert season.
Thanks to Save Live Music Irvine, all 35,000 strong, we accomplished something many thought was impossible. Live Nation and FivePoint now have the green light to build and operate a new outdoor concert venue to keep the rich summer tradition started with Irvine Meadows alive in Irvine.
Your support, messages and well wishes were critical to our success. Stay tuned for updates about the new venue and info about the upcoming season. We’re stoked and hope you share our excitement about the power of live music. Cheers!