2.06.2015

DETROIT MASONIC TEMPLE PAYS OFF ELECTRIC BILL!!



Great news the Masonic caught up on their huge utility bills and with the help of a great team they are booking gigs and rolling right along! Not quite ready to announce this just yet but Dennis Thompson and I have joined forces and booked July 25, 2015 for a special one night only show....Machinegun Thompson's Detroit Special Forces is the tentative title and our line up is coming together nicely.....stay tuned for more on that...

Here is the Masonic Update from the Free Press....

The lights will stay on at the Detroit Masonic Temple.

As of last month, the landmark, which had owed hundreds of thousands of dollars to DTE Energy, is current on its gas and electric bills.

"We want the resilient people of Detroit to know that the Temple is here to stay," Bradley Dizik, special adviser to the Detroit Masonic Temple board of directors, said in an e-mail. "We accomplished this monumental feat by channeling Detroit's scrappy spirit to defend one of its most cherished institutions."

Scott Simons, a spokesman for DTE Energy, confirmed that the Masonic gas and electric bills are up to date.

The change marks a remarkable turnaround for the venerable venue on Temple Street near Cass Avenue that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is touted as the largest Masonic temple in the world. It also has a rich musical history, having hosted acts that included the Rolling Stones, the Who and MC5.

DTE Energy had threatened to shut off the Masonic's gas and electric service in August 2012, and the Masonic owed as much as $427,579 in gas and electric bills in May 2013.

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