The Trocadero Theatre has been a part of Center City in Philadelphia since 1870. It began as an opera house, shifted to a burlesque theater, and has been a destination for rock shows since the 1980s.

Sadly, according to, the historic venue is closing their doors for good. Citing competition from other venues like World Cafe Live, the Theater of Living Arts, and the new Met Philadelphia, along with indie venues being squeezed out by LiveNation or AEG/Bowery, the Troc's owners decided they couldn't continue.

It's a shame to see small venues like this have to shut down, and if nothing else makes me appreciate that we have plenty of local spots like The Stone Pony for an intimate show.

Tesla's biggest hit, their cover of "Signs", was recorded live at the Troc.

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