Top 10 Concert Highlights From Gibson Amphitheatre

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Timothy Norris
Yesterday's news that the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will be closing in September was met with mixed reaction. Haters weren't too fond of the venue's location, (frankly who wanted to navigate through thousands of clueless tourists?) nor the ridiculous parking fees. But one thing that was undeniable is that the mid-sized venue had impeccable sound and was intimate enough to house arena to stadium level musicians in its 40 years. What makes it worse that the venue is shutting down to make way for a Harry Potter themed park. Oy vey.

Here are some of the most memorable musical moments in Gibson Amphitheatre history (well at least the ones that were caught on YouTube since Frank Sinatra's performance hasn't made on there yet):

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10. The Gorillaz, 2010
Whenever the Damon Albarn-led group is in town to play a show, which isn't often, it's always a spectacle. No one has ever left a Gorillaz show disappointed, especially at a venue like this.


9. No Doubt, 2012
The group's six night stand at the venue proved to be one of the few times fans got to see them perform their new material in a live setting. All of the shows were sold out and with more new material on the way, No Doubt showed they could still bring it.


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38 comments
krisvaughan
krisvaughan

Seriously, NO Oingo Boingo mention at all? Oingo Boingo should be number #1 on this list. Just go's to show you, writer's don't do their homework. This is the one time "Google" isn't your friend.

rpedleyjr
rpedleyjr

Depeche Mode 1990 (World Violation Tour).

Gregg Condon
Gregg Condon

The fact that Oingo Boingo or Rush isn't on this list makes it completely invalid. You'd think this place was only 10 years old if you looked at this pathetic list.

Sharon Alexander
Sharon Alexander

Seriously?!?!? Not one mention of any of the Oingo Boingo shows? Including their Farewell--what idiot wrote this article anyway???

Tanya Pustelnik
Tanya Pustelnik

ummmm Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell reuniting and singing Hunger Strike in 2009! LIVE!!!!! WOW!!!!

Sal Sotomayor
Sal Sotomayor

That weezer memories show was great... awesome times... so sad :-(

Chelsea Harrinson
Chelsea Harrinson

how depressing, proving the lack and willingness to keep music entertainment business alive in the smaller venues. there will only be major stadium sized concerts, with huge upcharged prices. I was there for PJ, complete awesome...glad I got the chance to see them there while I still could.

Dennis Martinez
Dennis Martinez

L.A. LIVE TOOK ALL THE BUSINESS AWAY....$40 dollar parking,$50 dollar drinks, and cover charge for any concerts now $400.00.... it's a ripoff not priceless...

Cesar Torres
Cesar Torres

What about all of those amazing Oingo Boingo shows in the 80s and 90s?

J.A. Rosenberg
J.A. Rosenberg

I've seen so many good shows there too many to list. That's so sad. Long live The Troubadour and The Whiskey

Jackie Greig
Jackie Greig

Old person alert! I saw my first concert there when it was Universal Amphitheater, and actually was an amphitheater. It was Three Dog Night & America in the 70s. My mom worked for their management company & took me to see them. I also saw Oingo Boingo twice for their Halloween shows, including their last show.

Mike Cuda
Mike Cuda

That's what you call the top 10 shows??? Really??? What about Oingo Boingo's farewell show???

Tanya Weiss Batarse
Tanya Weiss Batarse

I'm sad....I've seen three KROQ acoustic Christmas shows, ND twice there, Stevie Nicks, Bette Midler.....I can't believe they are getting rid of it for Harry Potter!

tbatarse
tbatarse

Stevie Nicks played an amazing show in 2001...even had Don Henley come out and sing for" Leather and Lace".

Tony RI
Tony RI

HOB in sunset is also on the chopping block...when all is said n done ...their will be no place to catch a good show at

-paulc-
-paulc-

Any Oingo Boingo Halloween show.  The fact that, they are not on this list, makes it invalid

rd5813
rd5813

1990 Jane's Addiction w/ Nine Inch Nails

Bryan Cardwell
Bryan Cardwell

Iron Maiden and W.A.S.P. also Skynard and the original Deep Purple

Ollie RoxSteady
Ollie RoxSteady

yeap, i cant believe it if its true, the venues are gradually dropping off around LA

Sheena Garrett
Sheena Garrett

Aw, that's where I saw The Deftones before Chi Cheng passed away! ://

Ollie RoxSteady
Ollie RoxSteady

nope, its gonna b gone completely,universal expanding for harry potter ride i heard

Willie Ford
Willie Ford

That totally sucks!! First the Key Club now this. Best sound on the Strip for the Key Club and best midsize venue sound for the Gibson! Arggghhh!!! Don't forget the Slayer/Soulfly show and or Ministry/Danzig. Yeah buddy!!

Frankie Mosqueda
Frankie Mosqueda

LMFAO!!!! \m/ I RAWK! JK :P R THEY JUST CHANGING THE NAME? I SAW Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This COMEBACK TOUR THERE :D PUFF PUFF PASS! \m/

Gj Ubar
Gj Ubar

Uh, you forgot The Brian Setzer Orchestra, 2012. Best Setzer show I've ever seen.

Ollie RoxSteady
Ollie RoxSteady

Jenny Trejo and Kaylin Chase read #2, thank you Antonio Rivera for bringin us all here, and F U buddy Frankie Mosqueda for getin back stage!

Nabil Nathie
Nabil Nathie

I was at a few of these shows. And none of them were as great as the Beastie Boys show. Surprised it didn't even make the list.

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