City: New York City
Neighborhood: Irving Plaza
Address: E. 14th St.
Closed doors in: 1997
Famous for: Graced the front cover of Clash's album London Calling; home to two extended sets by The Grateful Dead
Bigger than a club but smaller than the arena-sized Madison Square Garden, The Palladium brought in a number of world-class acts thanks to its prestige and killer acoustics. The venue was originally titled the Academy of Music and hosted a number of talents including the Rolling Stones, Blue Oyster Cult, and Iggy Pop. Later in its years, the Palladium came to house a number of new wave bands like the Clash and U2; hip-hop acts like Biggie, Tupac, and P. Diddy; and heavy metal outfits like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. After the success of Studio 54, the Palladium was turned into a premier dance club but was later bought out and demolished in 1997 by New York University.