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The Pavilion heats up summer.


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Photos Courtesy of Live Nation

 

The Concord Pavilion used to host up to 20 shows a month during the summer and fall, but over the past decade, the venue has been underused. This year, it received a multimillion dollar retrofit and is offering the busiest concert lineup in memory. Here’s how this summer compares to seasons of yore.


Then

May 1975: Frank Gehry–designed Concord Pavilion opens.
February 2000: Venue changes name to Chronicle Pavilion at Concord.
April 2006: Changes to Sleep Train Pavilion.

Now

Summer 2014: Venue changes name back to Concord Pavilion.
 

Linkin Park

Then

August 1977: Oscar winner Bing Crosby performs his last concert.

Now

September 19, 2014: Oscar winner Jared Leto performs with 30 Seconds to Mars.
 

 

 

Then

May 1976: First sold-out concert: Boz Scaggs and friends. Top ticket price: $6.50.

Now

July 29, 2014: Most likely to sell out concert: Journey with Steve Miller Band. Top ticket price: $254.
 

Lionel Richie

Then

September 8, 1988: Aerosmith with opening act Guns ’n’ Roses.

Now

August 13, 2014: Aerosmith with opening act Slash (formerly of Guns ’N’ Roses).
 

Then

Summer 1997, 2008, 2010, 2012 (and many more): Chicago.

Now

July 31, 2014: Chicago (with REO Speedwagon).
 

Then

Summer 1994: Number of classical music concerts: six.

Now

July 2, 2014: Does Kiss with Def Leppard count as classical music?

For the full summer lineup, go to livenation.com.

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