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Date posted: 06/25/2013

Enjoy Farewell Concerts at the Gibson

Don’t miss out on seeing a concert at one of the most historic and well-known venues in Los Angeles, the Gibson Amphitheatre.  With the recent announcement of its closing this September, this may be your last chance to enjoy seeing a concert at this popular landmark.  In April, a promoter from Live Nation announced that Gibson Amphitheatre will be closing its doors to make room for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.   There has been a long list of legendary artists who have performed at this venue including Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley just to name a few.  Many concert goers will undoubtedly miss this concert especially because of its proximity to Universal Studios and its intimate yet spacious setting.  So what makes this venue distinct and special from other LA venues?  For one, it is considered to be third largest mid-sized music venues in California.  It is also best known for its sound settings, particularly its acoustics and its sightlines.  The Gibson has been hosting concerts by popular touring artists since 1972 and has also held award shows like the MTV Movie Awards and the Teen Choice Awards.   Music fans that have gone to watch a concert at the Gibson will miss the great vibes, energetic atmosphere and great staff.  If you have not yet seen a concert at the Gibson, this summer is your time to do so.   Below are a few concerts that will be held before the amphitheatre closure as part of the farewell summer series.  Catch one or more of these headliners if you’re staying at a hotel near  Universal Citywalk this summer.

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Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls- July 17

Guess which two 90’s alternative rock bands will be hitting the road together this summer?  Matchbox Twenty and the Goo Goo Dolls!  Part of this 2013 summer tour will include performing at the Gibson on July 17.  Both bands will be promoting their new albums.  Goo Goo Dolls will be performing their new upbeat songs from their 10th album “Magnetic” while Matchbox Twenty will be promoting their album “North.”  Enjoy singing along to your favorite 90’s songs from these two bands.  Let this concert bring you back to reminiscing about the good old days. 

Jonas Brothers Live Tour- August 16

For younger fans who aren’t familiar with Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, then catch the Jonas Brothers live tour in mid-August at the Gibson.   Join Nick, Joe, and Kevin while they tour around 26 cities this summer including Hollywood.  After a three year break, this trio has come together again to entertain fans young and old.  This concert is dedicated to all fans that have been waiting for this reunion.  So don’t miss out on this highly anticipated concert. 

Queens of the Stone Age- August 17

Let the Gibson Amphitheatre take you back to 90’s rock at the Queens of the Stone Age concert.  They will be promoting their newly released album “Like Clockwork.”  Fans should mark their calendars for when tickets become available since tickets usually get sold out quick.  Fans will appreciate the mix of old and new songs that will be performed.  This is a not to be missed event. 

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