This makes sense if this is a move from their newly hired executive director, who stated in a TU article:
“The community already loves the facility, and it’s just doing rentals,” said Carlon. “Can you imagine if were doing a lot more shows, bringing in more powerful acts? It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
If this keeps this up through the next few seasons, the Palace is going to be an absolute powerhouse when it comes to talent coming into Albany.