Monday, March 29, 2010

This Week in History

In only our third year of operation, the concert industry publication Pollstar magazine named Philips Arena the number one concert arena in the U.S based on ticket sales for the third quarter of 2001. This was the year we welcomed Irish rock band U2.

Philips Arena hosted U2’s “Elevation Tour” on March 30th. The tour sold out in one hour and set our attendance record for that time of 20,596.

Nelly Furtado opened for U2. Soon after her set, Bono and the band walked onto the stage - with the house lights on - creating a casual, intimate atmosphere. Atlanta rocked out to U2’s greatest hits such as Elevation, Beautiful Day, Sunday Bloody Sunday, and With or Without You.

The concert was one of the most anticipated events of that year, and according to fans, the band did not disappoint.

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