The renowned Los Angeles venue will close its doors after a long history. An amazing grand finale concert lineup is planned for the final show before the venue’s end in September 2013.
Allegedly the building’s lease agreement will run out early this fall, ending a very significant era rich in musical history in Hollywood. Countless legendary artists have performed on this stage. In celebration of its extended and illustrious history, the Gibson Ampitheatre will finally close after a very special final mega-show, hosted by California’s chapter of Live Nation.
They have arranged for particularly renowned artists that are considered suitable for the venue’s farewell, but no details have been released to the public as of yet. The information will be readily available within a little while.
Live Nation has also stated that showgoers with tickets to performances after the venue’s September closing date need not worry; those shows will be moved to other locations and no one will lose money, fans being refunded if alternative locations cannot be worked out within the right amount of time.
The “acoustically sensational” building has been specifically sought out by many artists traveling through the Los Angeles area. Some of the greats who have performed in this venue include Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Beach Boys, Steely Dan, and Tom Petty—along with many others, including arena-commanding rock bands such as Pearl Jam and Rush who chose Gibson to play small, intimate concerts in place of their usual large-scale performances.
Contemporary top-forty artists such as One Direction, Bruno Mars, and Lil’ Wayne have also sold out this venue, along with various presidents, prime ministers, popes, and the fourteenth Dalai Lama. Special events have also been hosted here, including comedy nights and large radio events.
With this much historical relevance backing it, the beautiful venue will be sorely missed by all familiar with the Los Angeles music scene.