FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept 4th, 2009
STEREO NIGHTCLUB: The Party Will Go on!
Montreal’s Stereo Nightclub was victim to a small fire, although minimal damage was made in the early hours of Tuesday 1st September. Stereo was scheduled to launch an extravagant five-day reopening during this Labor Day Weekend starting Thursday 3rd September – Monday 7th September.
Stereo owner Tommy Piscardeli commented, “I’m not even angry. Something bad happened here, but something good is going to come out of it.” Piscardeli’s partner and Stereo co-owner Mike Rein added, “we have a plan and a vision for Stereo, and nothing is going to stop us from achieving what we have set out to accomplish.”
Angel Moraes, one of the originators of Stereo was set to kick start the festivities on Thursday September 3rd, as part of a very special media VIP industry night, which unfortunately had to been cancelled. Moraes added, “Stereo has become a home for DJ's and clubbers here in Montreal and from around the world who love this place very much, regardless of what's happened in the last few days you CANNOT break down that love or spirit. We will prevail and Stereo will be as it always has been, one of the best clubbing experiences one could ever have. Thanks to everyone for their love and support. WE’RE ALMOST HOME”.
Hector Romero who is and has been one of Stereo’s resident artists for the past several years commented, “I consider Stereo my home and when I heard the news about the fire it truly affected me. The Montreal clubbing community wants and needs Stereo in their lives – and now more than ever! And the haters can’t stop them from dancing – ‘cause Music is The Key!"
Over one hundred volunteers showed up on Tuesday & Wednesday night, working around the clock, to help with the clean up of Stereo, proving how this legendary nightclub still stands as a Mecca to clubbing fans all over the world. †The Commercial Development Society (SDC) of Montreal’s Village along with the city’s Tourism Board, the office of the Mayor of Montreal, Montreal’s Chief of Police and Fire Department; are conscientious about the current situation and, together have all agreed to hold a formal meeting with Stereo’s team next week (Friday, September 11th) to discuss long term solutions for the efficient operation of Stereo as well as the success of this world class institution.
Grammy Award winner, Sharam from Deep Dish was scheduled to showcase Stereo’s new live staged set-up, Tonight - Friday September 4th, with his infamous “Get Wild Live Show” with midget cowboys and Get Wild dancers, which also featured vocalist Anousheh Khalili, as well as additional support from Sultan and Ned Shepard. Although this event has been cancelled, it will be a show not to be missed. Additional information concerning the possible rescheduling of this event along with instructions for current event ticket holders will be released promptly during the day on by end of today on Friday, September 4th.
The highly anticipated “Stereo Saturday’s” event on September 5th, will also go ahead as planned (pending final approval from Montreal’s fire department inspectors) introducing their new Saturday concept, where a surprise hi-profile guest DJ will grace the Stereo decks….all will be revealed on the new and improved Stereo dance floor!
Roger Sanchez is set to perform as scheduled (pending final approval from Montreal’s fire department inspectors), his 8 hour + marathon set marking his long awaited return to Stereo on Sunday 6th September, followed by the finale event on the waterfront of Montreal’s old port at Ile de Bonsecours in association with Neon. Artists include Tiga, Adam Beyer, Clive Henry, Audiofly, Martin Buttrich Live, Jordan Dare and Maher Daniel all confirmed for this outdoor event.
This most recent fire marks the second time in just over a year that the legendary nightclub has been targeted. The Stereo team had worked diligently around the clock for the past eight months, (after a fire gutted it in July 2008) developing the new face of Stereo, with hopes of revitalizing Montreal’s nightlife. World renowned dj/producer Mark Farina simply states, “Stereo Montreal is setting an example, and raising the bar in global clubbing”.
After having concluded a formal meeting on Thursday with city officials, Representatives of Stereo’s management team stated, “we are very confident that we will have a firm decision by end of day, (Friday September 4th) regarding Stereo’s official re-opening. And, It looks very positive!” Please visit www.stereonightclub.net for further information.