• Petitioned Worcester Palladium

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Worcester Palladium

Stop the demolition of a great venue.

    1. Alex Mooney
    2. Petition by

      Alex Mooney

      Dunstable, MA

Taken from Worcester Mag:
“Word spread to the Worcester Mag office pretty quickly on Tuesday that the owners of the Palladium were filing – or at least threatening to file – paperwork for the demolition of the music hot spot and regional Juggalo headquarters in order to create more parking for the courthouse across the street. Worcester attorney and Palladium owner John Fischer, when asked to comment on the rumors, said he hadn’t made a decision yet but added, “It has a lot to do with taxes.” Like a number of the city’s commercial property owners, the Palladium has seen a huge spike in its fiscal year 2012 assessment and subsequent tax bill, jumping from an assessed value of $689,000 in 2011 to $2.27 million this year. “We’re still debating what we’re going to do,” Fischer lamented. “We’ll know by August 1.””

Can anyone in the New England metal scene really think of the Palladium being gone? This venue was a gateway for myself into the amazing Massachusetts metal scene, and is one of the only all ages venues that I know of in the area. I've seen so many great bands there, and I know that those great bands love playing at the Palladium. Please sign this petition and make sure that our second home is not laid to waste.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. Palladium is not closing!

      Alex Mooney
      Petition Organizer

      So according to the website, the Palladium will not be shutting its doors down! There's still a major tax hike, and I would like to put something together for that (however, it will take time and resources, and I will bring updates about whatever I can muster together), but let the records show that the venue will NOT be closing its doors. You can read the post in the news section on http://thepalladium.net/

      Thanks again for your support everyone! Anyone who feels the same way as I do about this place is family to me, and I know that you all feel the same way. Our home stays!

    3. Reached 4,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Patrick Lynch HARPSWELL, ME
      • about 2 years ago

      The Palladium hosted one of the best concerts I've ever seen. I would go to thousands more there.

    • Ryan Lynch DANVERS, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      The Palladium is one of my favorite venues. I'm looking forward to seeing more shows there throughout my whole life!

    • katey frye UNADILLLA, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      It's a piece of history. Don't destroy something so historical to make spaces for parking. That's just encouraging more laziness by encouraging driving. People can walk.

    • Brett Richard GRAFTON, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      The Palladium is probably the best venue for growing metal bands in all of New England. Without it, not only will Worcester lose the revenue brought in by bands and their fans around the country and world, but it will be the death of the culture that so many kids in the area have grown to be a part of. Money isn't all this is about. Its about troubled youth, and the risk of them losing one of the places they love most.

    • Pamela Hill CHARLTON, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      I have been to the palladium many times and now my daughter goes to shows here; kids need accessible music!


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