Friday, August 30, 2013

Saying goodbye to the Gibson Amphitheatre

 Whether it be the classic intro to The Who's "Pinball Wizard," or Nancy Wilson's high energy riff on "Crazy on You" or even a ballad like Bryan Adams' "Have you Ever Really Loved a Woman," just hearing the first few chords of a guitar in any song stirs something in all of us...
About to play out its final chords is the namesake arena of Gibson Guitars, the Gibson Amphitheatre, home of numerous legendary performances since it opened in 1972.

Hosting legends such as Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Grateful Dead, Kanye West, and even Madonna, this amphitheatre is best known for its mind blowing acoustics. Former presidents have spoken here, musicals have taken over this stage, as well as a long list of awards shows over the years. The last awards show hosted at the venue ever was the Teen Choice Awards earlier this month. My friend and fellow performer Nicole Pano was there working on the show and created this inside peek behind the scenes while she shares some fun trivia and a partial tour of this amazing acoustic triumph that will be missed by many.

Here is a sign of the times......the Gibson is part of Universal Studios City Walk which is a larger part of the Universal Studios Theme Park.... The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme ride will replace this 41 year old arena.

Avril Lavigne performing Gibson Amphitheatre

Travel with Nicole Pano and friends to behind the scenes at the Teen Choice Awards while they share trivia and FUN facts of the Gibson Amphitheater!

There are still a few weeks to check out final farewell shows before the wrecking ball strikes!

The Gibson Amphitheatre was known as the Universal Amphitheatre until 2005.


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