2006 – Barbara Streisand’s tour-opening performance at Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center is the highest single event gross in the 10-year history of the arena. Is Barbara a Rock chick…. oh yeah… she was funny girl… and Hello Dolly chick… she rocks.
2006 – The endlessly fascinating W. Axl Rose is forced to abandon a Guns N’ Roses show at London’s Wembley Arena due to “low blood pressure.” Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach takes his place for the encore.
2003 – Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora become co-owners of the Arena Football League expansion team the Philadelphia Soul.
2000 – Violence erupts during a concert at California’s 12,000-seat Oakland Arena starring Ginuwine and Eve. Chair-throwing fans rush the stage and gunfire resounds as
1999 – A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., comes to a close after grossing about
1998 – The first headlining tour of Matchbox 20 begins at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.
1997 – Though it’s not a sell-out, the Bee Gees’ show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas still manages to gross a stunning $1,681,100.
1997 – Fleetwood Mac’s reunion show at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., grosses a house record of $1,094,520.
1997 – Portugal’s pop phenomenon of the ’90s, the Delfins premiere their album “Azul” (“Blue”) in Madrid’s Las Ventas bullfight arena. Compatriots Madredeus and Dulce Pontes also play.
1991 – the first of three nights at Wembley Arena for The Brits 91, which featured the Happy Mondays, James, 808 state, The Cure, Jesus Jones, The Quire Boys, Thunder and The Little Angels. Tickets £12.50 ($21.25) for each day.
1990 – Outside of an AC/DC concert at New Jersey’s Brendan Byrne Arena, a man is attacked and later dies in the hospital. A state trooper is later cleared of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the incident.