By 1996, the club had relocated to a large building down the street due to the large demand of concert goers and the inability to fit all of the willing patrons in there small back room. The new building, complete with a stage mounted on rails to change the size of the indoor venue, could hold up to 1,200 concert goers. When the new building debuted in 1996, it opened with Smashing Pumpkins performing two sold out shows. The venue has hosted acts like Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and even old legends like Tony Bennet. Today the 9:30 Club continues to attract and support up and coming bands and well as music lovers from across the nation. It has consistently been named by, Rolling Stone and Billboard, as the top nightclub in the nation.