Bass player Rene Esparza of Grupo Bronco performs at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Saturday, July 21, 2018. Ben Torres/Special Contributor

Bass player Rene Esparza of Grupo Bronco performs at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Saturday, July 21, 2018. Ben Torres/Special Contributor

Ben Torres/Special Contributor

Monsta X will kick off a new era with its performance tonight in Grand Prairie.

The K-pop band is the first act performing under the venue's new name, basically announced when the Facebook page changed titles Friday afternoon: The Theatre at Grand Prairie. 

Verizon did not renew its contract for the naming rights on the venue, according to Ryan Brandon of promoter AEG Live. 

"We are in the process of searching for a new title sponsor," he says.

AEG Live runs the venue, which has hosted concerts ranging from The Wiggles to the recent Brandy and Babyface show. It's hosted events from Archer: Live to a rally for then-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

The Theatre at Grand Prairie has a seating capacity of 6,350. This isn't its first name change. It was once headlined by Nokia. The concert venue opened in 2002 and has more than 2,000 events to its credit.

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