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Remembering the Civic Arena

October 6, 2020

Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena was a technological marvel when it opened in 1961. The unique, retractable roof was the largest dome in the world at that time. The roof could be opened in two-and-a-half minutes. Although concerts were a part of its original intended uses, it was also home for the Pittsburgh Hornets of the American Hockey League and the American Basketball League’s Pittsburgh Rens.

The Arena’s distinctive bubble-like look led immediately to a wide array of nicknames: the Silver Derby, the Chrome Dome, the Flipped Lid, the Costly Cupcake, the Big Beanie, and eventually — after the Penguins took up residency at the Arena in 1967 — the Igloo.

From the beginning, the Civic Arena was a vital component to the live music scene in the region. Civic Arena concerts were a rite of musical passage for pop and rock fans in Southwestern Pennsylvania. For many, the Civic Arena was the site of their very first major concert experience. The Arena hosted more than a thousand concerts in its 49-year history.

Browsing the timeline of concerts that took place at the Arena, one can see the major ebbs and flows of popular music history during its time: the mini-festivals of early rock ‘n’ roll shows… the rise of psychedelic rock in the late ’60s… the prog-rock and dance music of the ’70s… the hard rock, glam metal, and emergence of college rock in the ’80s… the return of country in the ’90s… the sprouting of new teen pop and rap-rock around the turn of the century….

And yet some artists were fairly steady, at least within certain eras, and returned to the Arena seemingly year after year during their heydays. All of the following artists performed at least 10 times at the Arena: Neil Diamond, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Chicago, Kiss, ZZ Top, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Jethro Tull, Rush, James Brown, Rod Stewart, The Beach Boys, and Kenny Rogers.

One thing that was not steady through the Arena’s existence is its name. For much of its final decade, it was known as Mellon Arena due to a naming-rights sponsorship. And other practical realities affected the Arena as a concert venue. While the Arena dominated the concert scene for artists too large for theaters but not ready for a stadium, its bookings began to decrease when other large-but-not-too-large venues opened up, especially the Palumbo Center in the late ’80s, the former amphitheater at Station Square in 1989, and the outdoor Burgettstown pavilion which would eventually have many names in 1990 (Star Lake, etc.).

Although the Arena was demolished in 2010 to make a newer arena across the street, the memories of the old space continue to be felt by music lovers. And so, WYEP has done exhaustive research to reconstruct as much Civic Arena history as possible. Below you will find a comprehensive list of popular music concerts that took place at the Arena. If you spot any errors or omissions, please let us know!

All of the below information was compliled from historical newspaper accounts, band websites (both official and fan-sourced), and concert archival websites.

DateHeadlining ActOther ActsNotes
10/19/61Judy Garland The first music concert at the Arena. There were 12,365 people in attendance for this sold-out show.
10/20/61Fats DominoBrenda LeeThere were 9,385 people in attendance.
10/31/61Johnny Mathis  
5/11/62Jackie WilsonThe Drifters, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, The Flamingos, The Marvelettes, Jerry Butler, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, Bobby Vinton, Hank Ballard, Gene Pitney, plus many more including local singers Cecil Barber and Johnny JackPart of a series of rock ‘n’ roll shows under the name “Porky Chedwick’s Groove Spectacular,” that were mostly held at other venues.
9/13/62Ray CharlesGloria LynneThere were 8,109 people in attendance.
6/14/63DionThe Chiffons, The Shirelles, Freddie Cannon, The Impressions, Mary Jo Tropay, Little Peggy March, Al Caiola 
10/3/63Perry Como Como returned to his home region to broadcast nationally for his “Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall” series of monthly TV specials. Guests included June Allyson, George Burns, Cyd Charisse, James Mitchell, and Allan Sherman. There were around 6,000 people in attendance.
6/5/64The Dave Clark FiveLou Christie, Bobbie Comstock and the Counts, The Secrets, The FenwaysThere were about 6,000 people in attendance (one source claimed “4,759 youngsters”). Advertisements promised 2 1/2 hours of “star entertainment.” The show had to be stopped three times when audience members jumped on stage. After more people tried to get onstage the police ordered the show over. When the show was ended, more than 50 of the audience members headed to the Carlton House Hotel, where the band was staying, to try to meet them.
9/14/64The BeatlesJackie DeShannon, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, The Exciters, The Bill Black ComboThere were 12,603 people in attendance (some sources said 12,392). Songs performed by The Beatles included “Twist And Shout,” “You Can’t Do That,” “All My Loving,” “She Loves You,” “Things We Said Today,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “If I Fell,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Boys,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” and “Long Tall Sally.” DJ Chuck Brinkman recalls The Searchers performing instead of The Exciters.
11/27/64Roger MillerFerlin Husky, Ernest Tubb, Skeeter Davis, Bill Anderson, David Houston, Connie Smith, Jack Green, Jimmy Gately, Simon Crum“Grand Ole Opry” tour
9/1/65The Beach BoysPeter and Gordon 
11/24/65The Rolling StonesThe Byrds, Bo Diddley, Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Vibrations, We FiveThere were 9,131 people in attendance. Some sources say Simon & Garfunkel was on the bill, but this is unconfirmed.
12/28/65The Four SeasonsChuck Berry, Little Anthony and The Imperials, The Yardbirds, Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs, Simon & Garfunkel, Maxine Brown, Lou Christie, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, The Thunderballs 
2/10/66Johnny MathisThe Young GenerationMathis was backed by a 26 piece orchestra.
4/11/66James BrownElsie Mae, The Famous Flames, Bobby Byrd, Vicki Anderson, James Crawford, The Jewels, Swanee Quintette 
5/31/66Duke EllingtonPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 
6/25/66The Rolling StonesSyndicate of Sound, The Standells, the McCoys, The DeejaysBefore the music performance began, a teen fashion show was scheduled sponsored by Joseph Horne.
9/16/66James BrownThe Jewels, Swanee Quintette, The Famous Flames, Bobby Byrd, Vicki Anderson, James Crawford 
10/14/66Harry Belafontecomedian Nipsey Russell, Nana MouskouriThere were 11,000 people in attendance.
10/16/66Lou Rawls  
11/23/66Sonny & CherGary Lewis & The Playboys, Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs, Brian Hyland and the Jokers 
11/27/66Marty RobbinsSonny James, Webb Pierce, Stonewall Jackson, Tex Ritter, Jan Howard, Warner Mack, David HoustonGrand Ole Opry tour; 2 shows
12/8/66The Lovin’ SpoonfulThe Association 
12/30/66The Monkees  
2/3/67The SupremesThe SpinnersThe show was promised to be 2 1/2 hours long, and was a sell-out.
2/14/67Bill CosbyNina Simone 
4/10/67Sammy Davis, Jr.  
4/16/67Ernest TubbFaron Young, Minnie Pearl, Kitty Wells, Connie Smith, Grandpa Jones, Johnny Wright, Bill Phillips, Bobby Wright, Texas Troubadours, Country Deputies, The Sundowners, Jack GreenGrand Ole Opry tour; 2 “gigantic 3 hour stage shows”
4/22/67Righteous BrothersSergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 
6/25/67The Mamas and the PapasThe Buckinghams, Moby Grape 
7/2/67Frank SinatraSergio Mendes & Brasil ’66There were two sellout shows on this date, with about 12,000 audience members at each to see Sinatra’s reported first visit to Pittsburgh in over 25 years. Songs performed by Sinatra included “Summer Wind,” “At Long Last Love,” “Day In, Day Out,” “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Moonlight in Vermont,” “A Foggy Day,” “This Is All I Ask,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Nancy (With the Laughing Face),” “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You,” “Ol’ Man River,” “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars,” “My Kind of Town,” “That’s Life,” “Strangers in the Night,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” and “That’s Life.”
9/3/67Herman’s HermitsThe Who, The Blues Magoos, The Racket Squad 
10/15/67The Four TopsMartha and the Vandellas, Peaches and Herb 
11/25/67The Young RascalsLittle Anthony and the Imperials, Lou Christie, The Groov-U, Robert Knight 
11/26/67Harry BelafonteEsther Morrow 
3/28/68Lou RawlsThe Fifth Dimension 
4/15/68The AssociationThe Esquires, Sly & The Family Stone, The Delphonics, Billy Vera & Judy Clay, and The Entertainers 
4/21/68Ferlin HuskyJan Howard, Bill Anderson, Jim Ed Brown, Grandpa jones, Billy Walker, Don Bowman, Hugh X. LewisGrand Ole Opry tour. 2 shows.
4/26/68Judy GarlandThe Marcels 
5/12/68Tony BennettDuke Ellington, Jack E. Leonard 
5/29/68Creedence Clearwater RevivalThe Buchanan Brothers, MercyThis show was cancelled and never took place. Two days prior to the show, it was announced that a television taping came up for CCR unexpectedly on the West Coast, so they cancelled.
6/16/68Herb Alpert and the Tijuana BrassThe CheckmatesThe show was sold out with about 8,500 people in attendacnce. It began 15 minutes late. Alpert performed songs including “Whipped Cream,” “Mame,” “The Lonely Bull,” “Tijuana Taxi,” “This Guy’s In Love With You,” “What Now My Love,” “Getting Sentimental Over You,” “A Taste of Honey,” “Zorba’s Dance.” The Checkmates opened with a 40-minute set and played songs including “Sunny” and “Baby, I Need Your Loving.”
6/22/68Ray CharlesThe Raylettes, Walt HarperPart of the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival.
6/23/68Dionne WarwickHugh Masekela, Thelonious Monk, Gary Burton, Cannonball Adderly, Herbie MannPart of the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival. Wes Montgomery was scheduled to appear but he died about a week prior to the show.
7/5/68The Young RascalsTommy James & The Shondells, The Entertainers, The Magistrates, Cliff Nobles & Company, The Tidal Waves 
7/7/68Frank Sinatra  
10/3/68Aretha FranklinThe DriftersThere were over 11,000 people in attendance.
10/13/68Vanilla Fudge  
11/17/68Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesEddie Floyd, Al Wilson, The Monitors 
11/29/68SteppenwolfThe Turtles, The Grass Roots, The New Hudson Exit, The 5×5, The Ohio Express, The Shadows of Knight 
12/29/68Iron ButterflyCanned Heat, Bob Seger System, The Goodies, Derek, Tommy James and The ShondellsIt’s unclear whether Tommy James & The Shondells performed.
1/18/69Blood, Sweat & TearsThe Hello People, New Hudson Exit, Rebecca & Sunnybrook FarmersThe show was heavily promoted for its light show. Rebecca & Sunnybrook Farmers wwas a 6-piece band from Mt. Lebanon.
1/19/69Sonny JamesConway Twitty, Del Reeves, Johnny Bush, Billie Jo Spears, The Osborne Brothers, The Hardens, Johnny CarverTwo shows were performed this day.
2/14/69Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66Bossa Rio 
3/9/69The Temptations  
4/20/69Carl SmithFaron Young & the Deputies, Jack Greene & The Jolly Giants, George Hamilton IV & The Numbers, Nat Stuckey & The Sweet Things, John Wesley Ryles I, Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys, Penny DeHavenTwo shows were performed this day.
5/31/69James BrownMarva Whitney, comedian Clay Tyson 
8/2/69Buck OwensMerle Haggard, Don Gibson, Stonewall Jackson 
8/8/69Aretha Franklin  
8/9/69Vanilla Fudge  
8/22/69Dionne Warwick  
8/29/69Iron Butterfly  
9/20/69The DoorsLarry CoryellSongs performed by The Doors included “Break On Through (to the Other Side),” “Back Door Man,” “When the Music’s Over,” “The Soft Parade,” “Light My Fire,” and “Soul Kitchen.”
11/2/69Janis JoplinSantanaArena staff and police tried to get attendees to stay in their seats or the show would be cut off, but Joplin disagreed, reportedly announcing to the arena “Nothing doing, I’ve been through bigger crowds than this and have never had one person get hurt at one of my shows!” Songs performed by Joplin included “Raise Your Hand.”
11/17/69Herb Alpert and the Tijuana BrassO.C. SmithThe show originally scheduled for 10/13/1969 but was postponed because Alpert took longer than expected to finish taping a television special that was to air 10/29/1969.
11/28/69Gary Puckett and the Union GapThe Dells, Steam, The Guess Who, The Jaggerz, Junior Walker and the All Stars 
12/11/69Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tickets were $4, $5, and $6. Songs performed included “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” and “On the Way Home.”
1/30/70Porter WagonerDolly Partton, Spec Rhodes, Snuffy Miller, The Wagonmasters, Bill Anderson, Jan Howard, Buck Trent, Jimmy Gatley, The Po’ Boys 
2/6/70Three Dog NightHoyt Axton, Mind Garage 
3/20/70Waylon JenningsJeannie Seely, Charlie Louvin, The Waylors, The Jolly Giants, Jack Greene, Lefty Frizzell, Peggy Little, Tommy Overstreet, The Midnight Cowboys 
3/30/70Led Zeppelin There were 12,300 people in attendance, selling out the arena. Songs performed by Led Zeppelin included “We’re Gonna Groove,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Heartbreaker,” “Bring It On Home,” “White Summer/Black Mountain Side,” “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” “Thank You,” “What Is and What Should Never Be,” “Moby Dick,” “Whole Lotta Love.”
4/24/70Engelbert HumperdinckLulu, comedian Alan DrakeThere were 8,236 people in attendance.
4/25/70The TemptationsThe El PooksThere were 11,540 people in attendance.
5/2/70The DoorsBlues ImageSongs performed by The Doors included “Back Door Man,” “Love Hides,” “Five to One,” “Roadhouse Blues,” “Mystery Train,” “Away in India,” “Cross Road Blues,” “Universal Mind,” “Someday Soon,” “When the Music’s Over,” “Break On Through (To the Other Side),” “Push Push,” “The Soft Parade,” “Close to You,” and “Light My Fire.” Following the show, The Doors and their crew went to Primanti’s to eat dinner. This concert was released as a live album in 2008.
5/17/70James BrownBobby Byrd, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Vicki Anderson, Honey & the Bees, and comedian Clay Tyson 
6/21/70Miles DavisRamsey Lewis, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Joe Williams, Eric Kloss, Frank Cunimundo, Walt HarperPart of the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival.
7/18/70Tom JonesGladys Knight & the Pips, Count Basie and his Orchestra, comedian Norm CrosbyTickets were $7.50 and $10. About 13,323 people were in attendance.
7/25/70Three Dog NightThe Exceptions, The Contrails 
7/31/70Johnny Mathis This show was cancelled and did not take place.
8/8/70Dionne Warwick  
8/14/70ChicagoThe Blues Image, James TaylorAbout 13,000 people were in attendance. There were reports that the show was interrupted to admonish the attendees to get back away from the stage.
9/1/70Grand Funk RailroadThy Brothers Blood, ExumaAbout 6,000 people were in attendance. One person in the audience later complained in a letter to the editor of a newspaper, “several times during the performance obscene words and vulgar suggestions were made by the ‘performers.’ “
10/8/70John Mayall  
10/16/70Peter, Paul & Mary  
10/30/70Jethro TullMountain 
11/11/70Chicago  
11/15/70Merle HaggardWebb Pierce, Hank Snow, Dave Dudley, Bonnie Owens, Rusty Adams, Rainbow Ranch Boys, Road Runners2 shows
11/28/70Sly & The Family StoneThe Six, Ruth Copeland 
12/28/70Rare EarthThe Five Stairsteps, Dawn, The Presidents, Stillwater, Katz-N-Jammer Kidz 
2/5/71The TemptationsJunior Walker and the All Stars, Little Sister 
2/26/71James TaylorCarole King, Jo MamaTaylor began his set wearing a blue-sequined jacket and got a standing ovation when he walked out and stated “Hi, Pittsburgh.” Songs performed by Taylor included “Fire and Rain” and “Lady Jane.” King accompanied herself on piano, and performed “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Tonight,” “Up on the Roof.”
3/28/71Bill AndersonSonny James, Tom T. Hall, Nat Stuckey, Barbara Fairchild, Jan Howard, Crash Craddock, The Southern Gentlemen, The Po’ Boys2 shows
4/12/71Grateful Dead songs performed: “Cold Rain and Snow,” “Me and My Uncle,” “Bertha,” “Next Time You See Me,” “Playing in the Band,” “Loser,” “Cumberland Blues,” “Hard to Handle,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Truckin’,” “Drums,” “The Other One,” “Wharf Rat,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Casey Jones,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Deal,” “Not Fade Away,” “Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad,” “Turn On Your Love Light.”
4/16/71John Sebastian One source said this show was at the Syria Mosque.
4/29/71Johnny CashJune Carter, The Carter Family, Carl Perkins, the Statler Brothers, the Tennessee Three, and Glen ShirleyThe show was a sell-out, with 13,076 people in attendance. At the tim, it was a record crowd for a country show at the Arena (and the only prior shows to have “comparable” sized audiences at the Arena were The Beatles, Tom Jones, Lawrence Welk, Frank Sinatra, and Chicago). Johnny and June performed for an hour and 20 minutes.
4/30/71James BrownJackie Wilson, Sante Fe Train, Bobby Byrd, Tyrone Davis, the Detroit Emeralds, Honey & the Bees, comedian Clay TysonThere were 8,307 people in attendance. Songs performed by Brown included “Soul Power.”
6/2/71Mothers Of Invention Songs performed included “Billy the Mountain.”
6/5/71Engelbert Humperdinck  
6/19/71Isaac HayesThe Bar Kays, Luther IngramWith 4,452 people in attendance, the low turnout was blamed on the 1971 newspaper strike.
7/17/71Tom JonesPat Henry, The Blossoms, Jeff Sturge’s Universe 
7/24/71Stephen StillsDallas Taylor, Crazy Horse 
7/30/71Jackson Five  
7/31/71Glen Campbell Prior to his performance, Campbell visited Glen Campbell, PA, a small hamlet in Indiana County, for a TV Guide photo shoot. Campbell performed with 8,060 people in attendance.
8/10/71The Who Songs performed by The Who included “Love Ain’t for Keepin’,” “Pure and Easy,” “My Wife,” “I Can’t Explain,” “Substitute,” “Bargain,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “I Don’t Even Know Myself,” “Baby Don’t You Do It,” “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me, Feel Me,” “My Generation,” and “Magic Bus.”
8/14/71The Osmond BrothersThe HeywoodsSongs performed by the Osmonds included “One Bad Apple,” “Double Lovin’,” “Sweet and Innocent,” “Go Away Little Girl,” “Put Your Hand in the Hand,” “Motown Special.”
9/1/71Chicago  
9/3/71Lawrence Welk  
9/4/71James Brown  
9/18/71Black Sabbath  
10/8/71Neil Diamondcomedian Fred Smoot 
10/21/71Jethro Tull Songs performed included “My God,” “Up to Me,” “Mother Goose,” “Locomotive Breath,” “Wind-Up,” “Hymn 43,” “Cross-Eyed Mary,” “The Judge,” “Shuffle,” “Nothing Is Easy,” “A New Day Yesterday”
11/1/71Grand Funk RailroadBlack Oak ArkansasSongs performed by Grand Funk included “Gimme Shelter” and “Feelin’ Alright.”
11/26/71Emerson, Lake & PalmerJ. Geils Band 
12/27/71Alice CooperBloodrockSongs performed by Alice Cooper included “Be My Lover,” “You Drive Me Nervous,” “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,” “I’m Eighteen,” “Halo of Flies,” “Is It My Body,” “Dead Babies,” “Killer,” “Long Way to Go,” and “Under My Wheels.”
1/17/72The James GangRed Bone 
1/22/72Little RichardJackie Wilson, Fats Domino, The Flamingos, Harvey & the MoonlowsPart of a ’50s rock & roll tour.
1/28/72TrafficEdgar Winter’s White TrashA new practice was instituted at this show (or, at least, first noticed by newspaper reporters) to frisk attendees going to the floor section. This caused a back-up, leading to ticket holders waiting in the cold to get into the arena. Songs performed by Traffic included “The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys.” Songs performed by Winter included “Keep Playing That Rock and Roll,” “Tobacco Road,” and a cover of “Johnny B. Goode.”
2/19/72David Cassidy Songs performed by Cassidy included “I Can Feel Your Heartbeat,” “Lonely Too Long,” “Could It Be Forever,” “Everybody I Love You,” “Ricky’s Tune,” “Rock Me Baby,” “Brown Eyes,” “I’ll Meet You Halfway,” “Only the Beginning,” “Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted,” “It’s One of Those Nights (Yes Love),” “I Woke Up in Love This Morning,” “Two Time Loser,” “Cherish,” and “I Think I Love You.”
3/27/72Black SabbathWild TurkeySongs performed by Black Sabbath included “N.I.B.,” “Tomorrow’s Dream,” “War Pigs,” “Sweet Leaf,” “Iron Man,” “Snowblind,” “Wicked World,” “Embryo,” “Children of the Grave,” “Paranoid,” and “Fairies Wear Boots.”
4/6/72The Osmond Brothers  
4/19/72The CarpentersRandy EdelmanThe Carpenters performed with a 24-piece orchestra.
4/29/72Charley PrideJohnny Duncan, Bill Anderson, Jan Howard, Alex Houston, Elmer 
5/1/72Joe CockerTodd Rundgren 
5/26/72James BrownDetroit City Emeralds and the Cha-Cha-Chas 
5/28/72Jerry Lee LewisKitty Wells, David Rogers, Johnny Paycheck, Kenny Biggs and the Talismen, Peggy Little, The Four GuysThis show was a benefit for March of Dimes.
6/16/72Johnny CashJune Carter, The Carter Family, Carl Perkins, and the Statler BrothersSongs performed by Cash included “A Boy Named Sue,” “These Hands,” “Kate,” “Me and Bobby McGee.” Before his Civic Arena show, Cash performed for inmates at the State Correctional Insitution in Pittsburgh from 1:30 to 3:30p.
6/17/72Buddy RichCarmen McRae, Cannonball Adderly, Billy Taylor Trio, The SilhouettesPart of the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival. There were 4,232 people in attendance.
6/18/72B.B. KingOscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Walt HarperPart of the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival. There were 5,775 people in attendance.
7/8/72Engelbert HumperdinckThe Celebration, Allan Drake 
7/9/72Rod Stewart/FacesBadfingerThere were about 8,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Rod Stewart and Faces included “Maggie May” and “Stay With Me.”
7/11/72Chicago  
7/15/72Jackson FiveUndisputed TruthThe show was the 5th most attended Civic Arena event of the year, with 13,759 people in attendance.
7/22/72The Rolling StonesStevie Wonder, Martha ReevesTickets for the show sold-out about two weeks prior to the concert. Since there had been violence on other dates of the Stones’ tour, the Pittsburgh police detailed an additional 65 officers in addition to the ones usually assigned to a concert at the arena. Security for the band was so tight that even concert promoter Pat DiCesare reportedly did not know how and in what manner the Stones would arrive at the venue. They were driven in a beige Dodge camper with out-of-state license plates, which drove into the Arena through an underground ramp twenty minutes after the opening acts had begun performing. 13,845 people were in attendance at the show, a new Arena record at the time (some sources reported 13,911 or 14,044). Songs performed by the Stones included “Brown Sugar,” “Bitch,” “Rocks Off,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Happy,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Love in Vain,” “Sweet Virginia,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “All Down the Line,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Bye Bye Johnny,” “Rip This Joint,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and “Street Fighting Man.”
8/7/72Funkadelic MovementJames Wesley Jackson, Isley Brothers, Leon ThomasIn a 1980 report, this concert was listed as the poorest drawing show ever at the Arena, with only 1,102 people in attendance.
8/12/72Emerson, Lake & PalmerLooking Glass 
8/15/72Sonny & Chercomedian David BrennerThe sell-out crowd was a then-arena record at 14,200. Songs performed included “I Got You Babe,” “The Beat Goes On,” “Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves,” “All I Ever Need Is You,” “A Cowby’s Work Is Never Done,” “You Better Sit Down Kids,” “The Way of Love,” “Without You,” “Rainy Day Feeling,” “United We Stand,” “You’ve Got a Friend.”
8/25/72Deep PurpleFleetwood Mac, Silverhead 
9/16/72Loretta LynnConway Twitty 
9/27/72T. Rex This show was cancelled and did not take place. Some sources say the show was booked at the Syria Mosque.
10/6/72Ten Years AfterEdgar Winter 
10/17/72Jethro TullGentle GiantThe show was a sell-out. Songs performed by Jethro Tull included “Aqualung” and “Thick as a Brick.”
11/5/72James TaylorTom Rush, The Staple Singers, Mother Earth, Linda HopkinsThis was a rally and concert at the Arena in support of presidential candidate George McGovern held two days before the election. The evening included not only the music performances and candidate speaking, but actor Warren Beatty acting as M.C.
11/7/72YesJ. Geils BandThe show took place on election day in which Richard Nixon was re-elected President. Songs performed by Yes included “Siberian Khatru,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Mood for a Day,” “Clap,” “And You and I,” “Heart of the Sunrise,” “Close to the Edge,” and “Roundabout.”
11/24/72Grand Funk RailroadBilly PrestonThere were about 10,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Grand Funk included “Footstompin’ Music,” “Closer to Home-I’m Your Captain,” “Loneliness and End of the Sun,” and “Gimmie Shelter.” Songs performed by Preston during his half-hour set included “Outta-Space” and “I Wrote a Simple Song.”
12/11/72Curtis MayfieldThe Spinners, The Manhattans, Millie Jackson 
12/28/72Humble PieGrin 
1/5/73Ike and Tina Turner This show was cancelled and did not take place.
2/1/73TrafficFree, John MartynThere were 13,219 in attendance. Songs performed by Traffic included “Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory,” “Glad,” and “Roll Right Stones.” Songs performed by Martyn included “Man Walks Inside,” “Jelly Roll Baker,” and “I’d Rather Be the Devil.”
2/16/73Al GreenBilly Preston, The Main IngredientThis concert might not have taken place. One source suggests there was a Sly & The Family Stone/Rare Earth concert at the Arena on this date.
3/27/73Stephen Stills  
4/6/73Alice CooperFlo and EddieCooper told the crowd, “I haven’t been insulted once tonight. Let’s hear the dirtiest thing you can think of” and he leaned his microphone towards people in the front row who duly let loose with lots of nasty words. His show included his infamous guillotine stunt. The concert led County Commissioner Thomas Foester to write a letter to Civic Arena director Charles Strong urgin him to “screen” rock shows before being allowed at the arena to protect possible 12 and 13-year-olds in the audience. The arena, Foester wrote, should not be used “to shock and indecently exploit our people.” Songs performed by Alice Cooper included “Hello Hooray,” “Billion Dollar Babies,” “Elected,” “I’m Eighteen,” “Raped and Freezin’,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “My Stars,” “Unfinished Sweet,” “Sick Things,” “Dead Babies,” “I Love the Dead,” “School’s Out,” and “Under My Wheels.”
4/8/73The O’JaysThe Chi-Lites, The Moments, Millie Jackson, The Main Ingredient, Detroit Emeralds 
4/9/73The Steamroller Some sources said that this show was a “rock festival,” so there may have been more acts on the bill.
4/21/73Merle Haggard  
4/25/73Conway TwittyLoretta Lynn 
4/27/73Uriah Heep This show was cancelled and did not take place.
5/5/73Leon Russell  
5/31/73Deep PurpleBilly Preston, David BlueSongs performed by Deep Purple included “Smoke on the Water.”
6/3/73Buddy Rich  
6/9/73The TemptationsThe SpinnersIn a 1980 report, this show was listed as among the poorest selling concerts ever at the Arena, with only 3,292 people in attendance.
6/19/73Pink Floyd The show began two hurs late due to a transportation problem. Songs performed included “Obscured by Clouds,” “When You’re In,” “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,” “Careful With That Axe, Eugene,” “Echoes,” “Speak to Me,” “Breathe,” “On the Run,” “Time,” “Breathe (Reprise),” “The Great Gig in the Sky,” “Money,” “Us and Them,” “Any Colour You Like,” “Brain Damage,” “Eclipse,” “One of These Days.” The band’s production and backstage demands included a 100-foot long black drape, 600 pounds of dry ice, two bottles of Southern Comfort, four bottles of Dom Perignon, and a cold buffet for 15 people.
6/25/73Elvis PresleySweet Impressions, unknown comedianThere were 14,000 people in attendance, reportedly “mostly in the 25-40 bracket” in age. Songs performed included “Hound Dog,” “Love Me Tender,” “Steamroller Blues,” “See See Rider,” “I Got a Woman,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “What Now My Love?,” “I’m Leaving,” “I’ll Remember You,” “Suspicious Minds,” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” Elvis threw three scraves into the audience over the course of the show and did a split during “Suspicious Minds.” This was Presley’s first concert in Pittsburgh ever.
6/26/73Elvis Presley Setlist included “See See Rider,” “I’ve Got a Woman,” “Amen,” “Love Me Tender,” “Steamroller,” “You Gave Me a Mountain,” “Love Me,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” “Flip Flop and Fly,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “I’m Leavin’,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Hound Dog,” “Fever,” “What Now My Love,” “Suspicious Minds,” “I’ll Remember You,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “An American Trilogy,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “A Big Hunk O’ Love,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Closing Vamp”
7/15/73Burt Bacharach This show was cancelled (supposedly due to a movie comittment, but likely due to poor ticket sales) and did not take place.
7/20/73Jackson Five  
8/7/73The Osmond Brothers  
8/8/73Engelbert Humperdinck  
8/18/73Roberta Flack This show was cancelled (ostensibly due to Flack taping a TV special) and did not take place. Ads said the show was postponed.
8/30/73Sonny & Cher There were 14,001 people in attendance. Songs performed included “A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done.”
9/11/73Jethro TullLivingston TaylorThere were a disappointing 9,800 people in attendance. Songs performed by Jethro Tull included “Prelude,” “The Silver Cord,” “Re-Assuring Tune,” “Best Friends,” “Critique Oblique,” “Forest Dance #1,” “The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles,” “Forest Dance #2,” “The Foot of Our Stairs,” “Overseer Overture,” “Flight from Lucifer,” “10:08 to Paddington,” “Magus Perde,” “Epilogue,” “Thick as a Brick,” “Cross-Eyed Mary,” “No Rehearsal,” “Thick as a Brick (reprise),” “Aqualung,” “Wind-Up,” “Locomotive Breath,” “Hard-Headed English General,” and “Wind-Up (reprise).”
9/12/73Jethro Tull This date was cancelled and did not take place.
9/15/73James BrownHarold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Lyn Collins, Maceo & the Macks Variations“Soul Bowl ’73.”
9/22/73Liza MinelliThe New Seekers 
9/24/73Grateful Dead Songs performed by the Dead included “Promised Land,” “Sugaree,” “Jack Straw,” “They Love Each Other,” “Mexicali Blues,” “Loose Lucy,” “Looks Like Rain,” “Row Jimmy,” “Big River,” “China Cat Sunflower,” “I Know You Rider,” “Around and Around,” “Ramble On Rose,” “El Paso,” “Mississippi Half-Step,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “China Doll,” “Truckin’,” “Nobody’s Fault But Mine,” “Eyes of the World,” “WRS Prelude,” “WRS Part 1,” “Let It Grow,” and “Sugar Magnolia.”
10/9/73Elton JohnThe Sutherland Brothers, QuiverThis was reportedly John’s first performance in Pittsburgh. Songs performed included “Daniel,” “Hercules,” “Have Mercy on the Criminal,” “Madman Across the Water,” “Crocodile Rock,” and “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.”
10/18/73Mott the HoopleAerosmith, SpiritSome listings for this show said it was to take place at the Civic Arena, but that was in error. It was to take place at the Syria Mosque.
10/25/73The Moody BluesNicky JamesThe were 14,534 people in attendance. This was the first time The Moody Blues performed in Pittsburgh. The Moody Blues’ equipment was held up crossing the border from Montreal, so the show did not begin until two hours and 45 minutes after the scheduled start time of 8 PM. The scheduled opening act, Nicky James, did not perform. Songs performed by The Moody Blues included “Higher and Higher,” “Out and In,” “The Story in Your Eyes,” “One More Time to Live,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Legend of a Mind,” “Watching and Waiting,” “Eternity Road,” “Melancholy Man,” “Are You Sitting Comfortably?,” “The Dream,” “Have You Heard (Part 1),” “The Voyage,” “Have You Heard (Part 2),” “Nights in White Satin,” “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band),” and “Question.”
11/8/73J. Geils BandBackdoor, John Mayall11,268 people were in attendance. J. Geils Band songs performed included “Whammer Jammer,” “I Just Can’t Go On,” “Take a Chance,” “Truck Drivin’ Man,” “Serve You Right.”
11/23/73Bill Haley & The CometsLloyd Price, The Shirelles, The Skyliners, The Five Satins, Danny & The Juniors, The Flamingos, The Moonglows 
12/11/73Johnny WinterElectric Light Orchestra, James Montgomery BandThere were 9,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Johnny Winter included “All Over Now,” “Rock and Roll Hootchie-Koo,” “Super Train,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and “Johnny B. Goode.” Songs performed by E.L.O. included “Daybreaker,” “Showdown,” “Day Tripper,” “Ocean Breakup/King of the Universe,” “Bluebird Is Dead,” “Oh No Not Susan,” “New World Rising/Ocean Breakup (Reprise),” “10538 Overture,” “Violin Solo,” “Ma-Ma-Ma Belle,” “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Roll Over Beethoven.” Songs performed by the James Montgomery Band included “Love Is the Thing,” “Early in the Morning,” and “Train.”
1/19/74MandrillOhio Players, Kool & The GangMandrill entered from the rear of the arena and walked up the aisles to the stage. Songs performed by Mandrill included “Hang Loose,” “Ape Is High,” “Love Song,” “Polk Street Carnival,” “Fencewalk.”
1/25/74Charley PrideRonnie Milsap, The Four Guys 
2/1/74Black Sabbath There were 14,552 people in attendance. Songs performed by Black Sabbath included “Tomorrow’s Dream,” “Sweet Leaf,” “Killing Yourself to Live,” “Snowblind,” “War Pigs,” “A National Acrobat,” “Cornucopia,” “Sabbra Cadabra,” “Sometimes I’m Happy,” “Supernaut,” “Embryo,” “Children of the Grave,” and “Paranoid.”
2/21/74Yes There were 14,710 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Siberian Khatru,” “And You and I,” “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” and “Tales from Topographic Oceans” (which ran for an hour and a half, in four movements).
3/6/74Deep PurpleSavoy Brown, Tucky BuzzardAttendance was 14,517. Songs performed by Deep Purple included “Smoke on the Water,” “Burn,” “Might Just Take Your Life,” “Lay Down, Stay Down,” “Mistreated,” “You Fool No One,” “Space Truckin’.” Songs performed by Savoy Brown included “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star,” “My Love’s Lying down,” and “Wang Dang Doodle.” Songs performed by Tucky Buzzard included “Rainbow Rider.”
3/23/74Chuck BerryJackie Wilson, the Coasters, The Angels, Johnny Maestro, Chubby CheckerThere were over 13,000 people in attendance. Berry’s performance was sidetracked by his repeated on-mic complaints about the sound equipment and the concert promoter, for whom, Berry loudly proclaimed, he would never work again. Songs performed by The Coasters included “Yakety Yak,” “Poison Ivy,” and “Charlie Brown.”
3/28/74Seals & CroftsWalter Heath 
4/2/74Sly & The Family StoneThe Funkadelic Parliaments, Rare Earth 
4/17/74The Beach BoysSteely DanSongs performed by Steely Dan included “Do It Again” and “Reelin’ in the Years.”
4/30/74Steve Miller BandBoz ScaggsThere were a very disappointing 4,370 people in attendance.
5/10/74Grand Funk RailroadWet WillieThere were 14,505 people in attendance. Songs performed included “We’re an American Band,” “Footstompin’ Music,” “Shinin’ On,” “The Loco-Motion.”
6/8/74James BrownLyn Collins, Blue Magic, Maceo & The Macks, Shades of SoulIn a 1980 report, this concert was listed as among the poorest drawing shows ever at the Arena, with only 2,791 people in attendance.
6/22/74Barry White This show was cancelled and did not take place.
7/1/74Edgar Winter GroupRick Derringer, James GangThe roof was opened between the James Gang’s set and Winter’s. Songs performed by Winter included “Keep Playing That Rock and Roll,” “Free Ride,” “Do Like Me,” “Uncomplicated,” “Easy Street,” “Rock and Roll Woman,” “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo,” “Teenage Love Affair,” “Undercover Man,” “New Orleans/Long Tall Sally” and a 13-minute version of “Frankenstein.” Songs performed by the James Gang included “Ride the Wind,” “Funk 49,” “It Must Be Love,” “Stratus,” “Standing in the Rain,” “Walk Away,” and “Wildfire.”
7/4/74DiFranco Family This show was moved to the Syria Mosque.
7/11/74Allman Brothers BandDuke Williams and the ExtremesThe roof was open for the concert. Songs performed by the Allman Brothers included “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,” “Jessica,” “Les Brers in A Minor,” “Wasted Words,” “One Way Out,” “Ramblin’ Man,” “Troubled No More,” “Southbound,” “Stormy Monday,” “You Don’t Love Me.” Songs performed by Duke Williams included “One-Night Affair,” “Chinese Chicken,” “Funky Broadway,” “I Don’t Wanna Smile.”
7/13/74Gladys Knight & The PipsRipple, and comedian Richard PryorThere were 14,498 people in attendance.
7/19/74Jackson FiveMandrillSongs performed by the Jackson 5 included “Never Can Say Goodbye,” “Ben,” “ABC,” “The Love You Save,” “Dancing Machine,” “I’ll Be There,” “Daddy’s Home,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.” Songs performed by Mandrill included “Positive Thing,” “Fencewalk,” and “Get It On.”
7/20/74Canned HeatThe Jaggerz, Seneca Trail, Wild Cherry, Brighton, Gravel, Dear-FlyThe show was a seven-hour long benefit concert for the Variety Club’s Fund for Handicapped Children in the Tri-State. The show was scheduled to run from 10 AM to 5 PM. No tickets were sold per se; attendees had to collect money for the fund to earn tickets. The ticket gambit didn’t work, and only around 1,000 people were in attendance.
7/26/74James TaylorAmerica, Linda RonstadtThe roof was open about a quarter of the way until Taylor’s set, when it was opened fully. Hanging around backstage was Albert Brooks, who was then dating Ronstadt and also is a former CMU student. Songs performed by Taylor included “Blossom,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “Migration,” “Long Ago and Far Away,” “Anywhere Like Heaven,” “I’m a Night Owl, Honey,” “Me and My Guitar,” “One Man Parade,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Music Now,” “Parade,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” “Sweet Baby James,” and “Fire and Rain.” Songs performed by Ronstadt included “That’ll Be the Day,” “Silver Thread and Golden Needles,” “Break My Mind,” “You’re No Good,” “Colorado,” “Desperado,” and “Love Has No Pride.” Songs performed by America included “A Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “Tin Man,” “Moon Song,” “Wind Wave,” “Rainbow Song,” “Sandman,” “California Highway,” “Green Monkey,” “I Need You,” “Lonely People,” “Don’t Cross the River.”
8/2/74Emerson, Lake & PalmerSnafu14,427 people were in attendance. The sound system used was the first quadrophonic one ever used at the arena. Songs performed by ELP included “Lucky Man,” “Karn Evil 9,” “Tocata,” “Tarkus,” and “Still You Turn Me On.” Songs performed by Snafu included “Said He the Judge,” “Lock and Key,” and “Funky Friend.”
8/12/74Marvin GayeOhio PlayersGaye set the record for attendance to date at the Arena, with 14,864. It was reportedly Gaye’s first ever concert in Pittsburgh. Songs Gaye performed included “Let’s Get It On.”
8/14/74Uriah HeepManfred Mann’s Earth Band, RushThere were about 12,000 people in attendance. This was Neil Peart’s first concert with Rush. Prior to the concert, Mann reportedly held a recording session, doing some overdubs at a recording studio in East Liberty (Fox Studios). Songs performed by Uriah Heep included “I Won’t Mind,” “Suicidal Man,” “Something or Nothing,” “Sweet Freedom,” “Wonderworld,” “July Morning,” “E-Z Living,” “Sweet Lorraine,” “Look at Yourself,” “Gypsy,” “Roll Over, Beethoven,” “I Got a Woman,” and “Blue Suede Shoes.” Songs performed by Manfred Mann included “Mercury,” “Father of Day, Father of Night,” “Cap’n Bobby Strut,” “Buddah,” and “The Mighty Quinn.” Songs performed by Rush included “Workingman,” “In the Mood,” “Bad Boy” and “Finding My Way.”
8/25/74Lawrence Welk The were 14,617 people in attendance. The show began at 3 in the afternoon, and after it was over Welk and his musicians went to the downtown Chatham Cinema to see a movie.
9/23/74TrafficJoe Cocker, LindisfarneReviews of the show were lukewarm-to-poor, with Cocker singled out as as being subpar. A reporter, by chance, saw Cocker and members of Traffic out drinking the afternoon before the show at a hotel bar downtown. Songs performed by Traffic included “40,000 Headmen” and “Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys.” Songs performed by Cocker included “High Time We Went,” “Pardon Me Sir,” and “Drownin’.”
9/28/74Bachman Turner OverdriveBob Seger, Wet WillieThis concert was sold-out, with 14,759 people in attendance.
10/3/74Kool & The GangGraham Central Station, Blue MagicThis show was cancelled due to an illness of a Graham Central Station member and did not take place.
10/9/74Frank Sinatra There were 14,876 people in attendance. During the concert, a man robbed the Civic Arena concession office and made off with around $5,000. The robber shot and wounded a man in the knee and took his car to make a getaway. Songs performed included “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Let Me Try Again,” “My Kind of Town,” “Ol’ Man River,” “Angel Eyes,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Send in the Clowns,” “If,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” “Nancy (With the Laughing Face),” and “My Way.”
10/11/74Rick Wakeman Wakeman was performing “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”
10/24/74Earth, Wind & FireDonald Byrd & Blackbyrds, RippleSongs performed by EW&F included “Drum Song,” “Power,” “Evil,” “Time Is on Your Side,” “Kalimba Story,” “Keep Your Head to the Sky,” “Devotion,” “Mighty Mighty”
10/25/74ZZ Top  
11/5/74Black Oak ArkansasRobin Trower, Golden Earring 
11/8/74James BrownTavares, Lyn Collins, Maceo & The Macks, Shades of Soul 
11/12/74Elton JohnKiki Dee BandThis was reportedly John’s second performance in Pittsburgh (after a 10/9/73 show at the Arena). There were 15,040 people in attendance, a new arena record. Before the concert, Elton was wearing a floor-length mink coat over bib denim overalls. Songs performed by Elton included “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Grimsby,” “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time),” “Take Me to the Pilot,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Daniel,” “Grey Seal,” “Burn Down the Mission,” “You’re So Static,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “Honky Cat,” “All the Girls Love Alice,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” “Crocodile Rock,” and “The Bitch Is Back.” Songs performed by Kiki Dee included “Loving and Free,” “Heart and Soul,” “Six Days on the Road,” and “I’ve Got the Music in Me.”
11/19/74David Bowie Reviewers described this show as a dud, saying that the nearly-full house of 12,348 only applauded “politely,” and the sound was said to be a problem as was Bowie’s lack of animation and theatrics. Songs performed by Bowie during his 65-minute set included “Memory of a Free Festival,” “Rebel Rebel,” “John, I’m Only Dancing (Again),” “Sorrow,” “Changes,” “Young Americans,” “1984,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me,” “The Jean Genie,” “Moonage Daydream,” “Can You Hear Me,” “Somebody Up There Likes Me,” “Suffragette City,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide,” “Future Legend,” and “Diamond Dogs.”
11/20/74The Spinners  
11/29/74J. Geils BandFoghat, Duke Williams and the ExtremesJ. Geils Band songs performed included “Whammer Jammer,” “Must’ve Got Lost,” “South Side Shuffle,” “Get On Out,” “Detroit Breakdown,” “Looking For a Love,” “Chimes,” “House Party,” “Truck Drivin’ Man.”
12/13/74YesGryphonSongs performed by Yes included “Sound Chaser,” “Close to the Edge,” “To Be Over,” “The Gates of Delirium,” “And You and I,” “Ritual (Nous sommes du soleil),” and “Roundabout.” Songs performed by Gryphon included “Ethelion,” “Midnight Mushrumps,” “Checkmate,” and “Sailor’s Hornpipe.”
1/17/75Ohio PlayersThe B.T. Express, The Funkadelics, The ParliamentsThere were 7,561 perople in attendance.
1/24/75Mel TillisRonnie Milsap, Statler Brothers, Dolly Parton, Sherry Bryce, Joe Walsh and BarnstormLater advertisements for the show did not include Dolly Parton, so it appears she did not perform. Before the concert, Ronnie Milsap did a guest DJ gig at country station WEEP.
2/1/75Led Zeppelin There were 14,850 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Rock and Roll,” “Sick Again,” “Over the Hills and Far Away,” “In My Time of Dying,” “The Song Remains the Same,” “The Rain Song,” “Kashmir,” “No Quarter,” “Trampled Under Foot,” “Moby Dick,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Black Dog.”
2/21/75Humble PieREO SpeedwagonThere were 8,012 people in attendance. Reviews said that Humble Pie’s Steve Marriott was the “worst display” of vulgar language in Pittsburgh’s rock history. Songs performed by Humble Pie included “I Don’t Need No Doctor,” “30 Days in the Hole,” “Hallelujah, I Love Her So,” “The Fixer,” “Doctor,” and “Honky Tonk Women.” Songs performed by REO Speedwagon included “Throw the Chains Away,” “Like You Do,” and “Down By the Dam.”
3/5/75Jethro Tull There 12,550 people in attendance.
3/31/75Seals & CroftsWalter HeathThere were 8,631 people in attendance. Songs performed by Seals & Crofts included “Summer Breeze,” “I’ll Play For You,” “Hummingbird,” “Ashes in the Snow,” “Ruby Jean and Billie Lee,” “We May Never Pass This Way Again,” “Windflowers,” “Blue Bonnet Nation,” “Wisdom,” “Ugly City,” “Black-Eyed Girl,” and “Diamond Girl.” Songs performed by Heath included “Put Your Love In My Hands,” “I Am Your Leader,” and “You Know You’re Wrong, Don’t you Brother.”
4/21/75Rufus This show was cancelled and did not take place.
4/23/75ZZ Top  
4/25/75Loretta LynnConway Twitty and the Twitty Birds, Cal SmithMayor Pete Flaherty presented Lynn with a key to the city at the concert.
5/10/75Earth, Wind & FireGil Scott Heron, Brian Jackson and the Midnight BandTickets costs $5.25, $6.25, and $7.25. EWF songs performed: “Shining Star,” “Happy Feelin’,” “Yearnin’ Learnin’,” “Sun Goddess,” “Interlude,” “Evil,” “Kalimba Story,” “Reasons,” “Mighty Mighty,” and “That’s the Way of the World.”
5/28/75Bad CompanyMaggie BellSongs performed by Bad Company included “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “Rock Steady,” “Movin’ On,” “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad,” “Can’t Get Enough,” “Shooting Star,” “Little Miss Fortune,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Easy on My Soul,” “Ready For Love,” “Deal With the Preacher,” and “Wildfire Woman.” Maggie Bell performed for 45 minutes and her songs included “Comin’ On Strong,” “What You Got Is So Good,” “If You Don’t Know, I Can’t Tell You,” and “Penicillin Blues.”
5/30/75The O’JaysNew Birth 
6/14/75RufusChaka Khan, Funkadelic, Mandrill 
6/28/75Bee GeesRevelationBilled as “with their band and a symphony orchestra,” however, only a very disappointing crowd of around 3,500 people showed up. It was later described as among the poorest draws of a concert at the Arena.
6/30/75Eric ClaptonSantanaClapton’s band consisted of Carl Radle, Jamie Oldaker, Dick Simms, George Terry, Yvonna Elliman, and Marcy Levy. The roof of the Arena was open during Clapton’s performance, and when he was playing “Let It Rain” it suddenly began raining heavily onto the audience.
7/11/75Alice Cooper The show was cancelled due to an injury Cooper sustained falling off a stage at previous concert.
8/1/75Chicago Songs performed by Chicago included “Saturday in the Park,” “It’s All Right,” “Does Anyone Know What time It Is,” and “Mononucleosis.” The roof was opened in the middle of Chicago’s set.
8/9/75Graham Central StationNew Birth 
8/11/75The Osmonds The night before the show, the Osmonds appeared at a Mormon church in Greentree to speak about their faith. Songs performed by The Osmonds included “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Can’t Get Next to You,” and “Paper Roses.”
8/15/75Uriah HeepBlue Oyster Cult 
8/23/75The Beach BoysThe Captain and TennilleAfter the concert sold out, a date was added on 8/29/75. Songs performed by The Beach Boys included “Barbara Ann,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Good Vibrations,” “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “You Are So Beautiful,” “Sloop John B,” “Do It Again,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Good Vibrations,” and “Surfin’ USA.” The arena roof was opened during the show as Carl Wilson joked, “Might as well put the top down!”
8/27/75WarKC and the Sunshine Band, Parliament FunkadelicSongs performed by Parliament Funkadelic included “Chocolate City,” “Standing on the Verge of Getting It On,” “Sh**, Damn, Get Off Your Ass and Jam,” “We’re Going to Turn This Mother Out.” Songs performed by KC and the Sunshine Band included “Get Down Tonight.”
8/29/75The Beach BoysAmbrosiaAfter the 8/23/75 date sold out, this show was added — which also sold out.
9/5/75The Guess WhoMcKendree Spring 
9/6/75James Brown In a 1980 report, this concert was listed as among the poorest drawing shows ever at the Arena, with only 2,917 people in attendance.
9/27/75Isley BrothersDynamic Superiors 
10/9/75Rod Stewart and FacesPeter FramptonAccording to an attendee, Frampton’s set was essentially the same as the Frampton Comes Alivetracklisting.
10/15/75Jefferson StarshipFleetwood MacSongs performed by Jefferson Starship included “Miracles,” “Ride the Tiger,” “Somebody to Love,” “Wooden Ships,” “There Will Be Love,” “Play on Love,” “That’s For Sure,” “Better Lying Down,” “Have You Seen the Saucers?,” “White Rabbit,” “Sweeter Than Honey,” and “Volunteers.” Songs performed by Fleetwood Mac: “Get Like You Used to Be,” “Station Man,” “Spare Me a Little of Your Love,” “Rhiannon,” “Monday Morning,” “Why,” “Landslide,” “Crystal,” “Frozen Love,” “Over My Head,” “Say You Love Me,” “I’m So Afraid,” “Oh Well,” “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown),” “World Turning,” “Blue Letter,” “Don’t Let Me Down Again,” “So Afraid,” and “Hypnotized.”
10/18/75Eagles This date was listed on a fan website in the 1975 tour itinerary, but it’s unclear whether this show actually occurred. Songs reportedly performed: “Already Gone,” “James Dean,” “Too Many Hands,” “Good Day in Hell,” “One of These Nights,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Doolin’-Dalton/Desperado (Reprise),” “Desperado,” “Visions,” “Witchy Woman,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Funk #49,” “Turn to Stone,” “Take It Easy.” One source suggests that this concert might have been Joe Walsh’s first performance with the band.
10/19/75Herbie MannGrover Washington, Weather Report, George Benton, Natalie Cole, David “Fathead” Newman, Cissy Houston and the Hijackers, Pat RebilliotWorld Series of Jazz. During his set, Mann through frisbees out into the audience which were labeled with his latest album title, offending some purists in attendance who felt it was like an undignified move of a “fly-by-night rock act” and not worthy of someone of his statue. Songs performed by Natalie Cole included “Joey” and “This Will Be.” Songs performed by Washington included “Children of the Night.” Songs performed by Mann included “Memphis Underground,” “Waterbed,” and “Hi-jack.” Songs performed by Cissy Houston included “Never Can Say Goodbye.”
10/23/75Doobie BrothersThe OutlawsThe show was a sellout with 15,500 people in attendance, a new record for the arena at the time. Songs performed by the Doobies included “China Grove,” “Listen to the Music,” “Long Train Running,” “Black Water,” “Jesus Is Just Alright,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “I Cheat the Hangman,” “Road Angel,” “Eyes of Silver,” “Sweet Maxine,” “Take Me in Your Arms,” “South City Midnight Lady.” Flo and Eddie of The Turtles fame joined the Doobie Brothers as unexpected guests to sing backup on “Listen to the Music.” Songs performed by The Outlaws included “Stick Around” and “There Goes Another Love Song.”
10/24/75Marvin GayeThe CommodoresSome sources says Ohio Players were also on the bill.
11/7/75Frank Zappa and the MothersDr. JohnSongs performed by Dr. John included “I’ve Been Hoodooed,” “New Island Soiree,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “Swanee River Boogie,” “Mama Don’t Allow.” Despite Zappa being an anti-drug performer, 18 people were arrested by police during an after the concert. The police seized 557 doses of LSD, 250 grams of marijuana, 2 grams of hashish, and 6 amphetimine pills.
11/14/75KC and the Sunshine BandBT Express, People’s ChoiceSome listings said Jimmy Castor Bunch instead of BT Express.
11/20/75Edgar Winter GroupLittle Feat, Climax Blues BandRick Derringer was a featured performed in Edgar Winter’s band. Some listings said Peter Frampton instead of Little Feat. Songs performed by Winter included “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo,” “Frankenstein,” “Free Ride,” and “Undercover Man.”
11/24/75Henry ManciniVikki CarrThis was a Syria Shrine benefit show.
11/25/75Henry ManciniVikki CarrThis was a Syria Shrine benefit show.
11/28/75J. Geils BandGary Wright, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band 
12/9/75Dave Mason  
12/20/75KissMott (formerly Mott the Hoople), RushThere were 15,165 people in attendance. Songs performed by Kiss included “Deuce,” “Strutter,” “Got to Choose,” “Hotter Than Hell,” “Firehouse,” “She,” “Nothin’ to Lose,” “C’mon and Love Me,” “100,000 Years,” “Black Diamond,” “Cold Gin,” “Rock and Roll All Nite,” and “Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll.”
1/16/76Deep PurpleNazareth 
2/12/76FoghatRory Gallagher, AceThe show set a new attendance record for the arena, with 17,433 people in the audience. Songs performed by Foghat included “Slow Ride,” “Fool For the City,” “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” and “Chateau Lafitte ’59 Boogie.” Songs performed by Gallagher included “I Take What I Want,” “Messing With the Kid,” “Where’s My Baby Gone? (Garbage Man),” “Cradle Rock,” “Let Me In,” “Souped-Up Ford,” and “Bullfrog Blues.” Songs performed by Ace included “Lazy Day,” “This Is What You Find,” and “Sniffin’ About.”
2/13/76The O’JaysThe Commodores, Blue MagicThere were 13,054 people in attendance.
2/14/76Joni MitchellL.A. ExpressThere were 11,287 people in attendance. Songs performed by Mitchell included “Help Me,” “Free Man in Paris,” “Shades of Scarlet Conquering,” “Shadows and Light,” “Coyote,” “Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter,” “Raised on Robbery,” “Jungle Line,” and “Twisted.”
2/27/76Ohio PlayersWar, Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds 
3/11/76David Bowie Songs performed by Bowie included “Station to Station,” “Suffragette City,” “Fame,” “Word on a Wing,” “Stay,” “I’m Waiting for the Man,” “Queen Bitch,” “Life on Mars?,” “Five Years,” “Panic in Detroit,” “Changes,” “TVC15,” “Diamond Dogs,” and “Rebel Rebel.”
3/25/76Robin Trower  
4/1/76RufusChaka Khan, Eddie KendricksSome listings had Ron Banks & The Dramatics instead of Eddie Kendricks.
4/7/76Bad CompanyRushBad Company played 16 songs during their concert, including “Bad Company,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “Simple Man,” “Ready For Love,” “Wildfire Woman,” “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad,” “Deal With the Preacher,” “Run With the Pack,” “Shooting Star,” “Sweet Li’l Sister,” “Movin’ On,” “Can’t Get Enough,” and “Rock Steady.” Songs performed by Ruch included “2112 Part I: Overture,” “2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx,” “2112 Part III: Discovery,” “2112 Part IV: Presentation,” “2112 Part VI: Soliloquy,” “2112 Part VII: Grand Finale,” “Bastille Day,” “Working Man,” and “Fly by Night.”
4/10/76Tony Orlando & Dawn The stage was set up in the center of the arena floor. Attendance was record-breaking for the arena, with 17,524 people in the audience. After starting a performance of “Mack the Knife” in tribute to Bobby Darin, who had died three years previously, Orlando stopped his orchestra and announced to the heavens, “I just can’t finish this song, Bobby, because it belongs to you!”
4/14/76MandrillBrass Construction, Hot ChocolateSome listings had The Masqueraders instead of Hot Chocolate.
4/17/76Lynyrd SkynyrdThe Outlaws, Steve Marriott’s All Stars 
4/30/76AmericaEric CarmenAmerica’s songs performed were (in sequence): “Three Roses,” “Don’t Cross the River,” “Muskrat Candlelight,” “Riverside,” “Ventura Highway,” “I Need You,” “Miniature,” “Tin Man,” “Baby It’s Up to You,” “Amber Cascades,” “Moon Song,” “Lonely People,” “Today’s the Day,” “Old Virginia,” “Old Man Took,” “Daisy Jane,” “Jet Boy Blue,” “She’s a Liar,” “Woman Tonight,” “Don’t Let It Get You Down,” “Company,” “A Horse With No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Sandman”
5/10/76Blue Oyster CultStyx, Star CastleSongs performed by Blue Oyster Cult included “Sinful Love,” “Stairway to the Stars,” “Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll,” “Flaming Telepaths,” “Then Came the Last Days of May,” “This Ain’t the Summer of Love,” “5 Guitars,” “Born to Be Wildand,” “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.” Songs performed by Styx included “Midnight Ride” and “22 Years.” Songs performed by Star Castle included “Sunfield” and “Lady of the Lake.”
5/15/76Parliament FunkadelicCoke Escovedo & Vida, Bootsy’s Rubber Band 
6/4/76Fats DominoChubby Checker, Bo Diddley, The Drifters, The Marvelettes, The Coasters, The 5 Satins, The Shirelles, The Flamingos 
6/22/76YesPousette-Dart Band25 people were arrested at the concert for various charges including drug possession, intoxication, disorderly conduct, and selling T-shirts without a permit. Songs performed by Yes included “Apocalypse,” “Siberian Khatru,” “Sound Chaser,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “The Gates of Delirium,” “Long Distance Runaround,” “Ram,” “Clap,” “Heart of the Sunrise,” “Ritual (Nous sommes du soleil),” and “Roundabout.”
7/10/76Jefferson StarshipHenry Gross 
7/15/76The Stills-Young BandPocoThere were 17,274 people in attendance.
7/26/76Jethro TullBlackmore’s RainbowSongs performed by Blackmore’s Rainbow included “Kill the King,” “Mistreated,” “Sixteenth Century Greensleeves,” “Catch the Rainbow,” “Man on the Silver Mountain,” “Stargazer,” “Still I’m Sad,” and “Do You Close Your Eyes.”
7/28/76Graham Central StationBrass Construction 
8/10/76Earth, Wind & FireRamsey Lewis, The EmotionsThere were 17,058 people in attendance. Songs performed by EW&F included “Celebrate,” “Happy Feelin’,” “Shining Star,” “Sing a Song,” “Can’t Hide Love,” “Reasons,” “Sunshine,” “That’s the Way of the World.” Songs performed by Ramsey Lewis included “Brazilica,” “Spiderman,” and “Hot Dog It.” Songs performed by The Emotions included “I Don’t Want to Lose Your Love,” “Flowers,” and “No Place for Tomrrow.”
8/18/76Average White BandKool & the Gang, Wild CherryThe arena roof was open during the show. AWB songs performed include “Pick Up the Pieces,” “Person to Person,” “Cut the Cake,” “Goin’ Home,” “Love Your Life,” “If I Ever Lose This Heaven,” and “A Love of Your Own.” Songs performed by Kool & the Gang included “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness,” “Carribean Festival,” and “Universal Sound.” Songs performed by Wild Cherry included “Play That Funky Music,” “Don’t Go Near the Water,” and “Nowhere To Run To.”
8/28/76Marvin GayeNatalie Cole, Tavares 
9/3/76Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons  
9/4/76KissBob SegerSongs performed by Kiss included “Detroit Rock City,” “King of the Night Time World,” “Flaming Youth,” “Watchin’ You,” “Hotter Than Hell,” “Cold Gin,” “Nothin’ to Lose,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “Do You Love Me,” “God of Thunder,” “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Deuce,” “Firehouse,” and “Black Diamond.”
9/10/76Isley BrothersWild Cherry, Black Smoke 
10/1/76Jeff BeckREO Speedwagon 
10/10/76Frank SinatraSam Butera and the Witnesses, comedian Pat HenryThere were 14,704 people in attendance. Songs performed by Sinatra included: “I Write the Songs,” “Where or When,” “Stargazer,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “Embraceable You,” “My Funny Valentine,” “I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes),” “For Once in My Life,” “Like a Sad Song,” “This Is All I Ask,” “Never Gonna Fall in Love Again,” “Empty Tables,” “It Was a Very Good Year,” “Night and Day,” “My Way.” An hour before the show when a local reporter met Sinatra backstage, the singer asked “What happened to my Steelers?’ (the team had started the season with only one win after 5 games) and wanted infomation about an injury sustained by quarterback Terry Bradshaw in a game against the Cleveland Browns earlier that day.
10/12/76Chicago There were 15,362 people in attendance. Songs performed included “25 or 6 to 4,” “Color My World,” “Saturday in the Park,” “Uptown,” “Got To Get You Into Me Life,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “Only the Beginning,” “Does Anybody Know What Time It Is,” “Just You ‘n’ Me,” “Old Days,” “You Get It Up,” “Skin Tight,” “Make Me Smile,” “Once or Twice,” “Call on Me,” “Scrapbook,” “Something In the City,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “I’ve Been Searchin’ So Long,” “Mongonucleosis.”
10/15/76The SpinnersThe Blackbyrds, Donald Byrd, Michael Henderson, Phyllis Hyman 
10/20/76Neil Diamond The show had no opening act and started 50 minutes late. Songs performed included “Missa,” “Soolaimon,” “Beautiful Noise,” “Solitary Man,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Sweet Caroline,” “The Last Picasso,” “Morningside,” “Play Me,” “Longfellow Serenade,” “Street Life,” “Surviving the Life,” “Stargazer,” “Lady-Oh,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Holly Holy,” “I Am … I Said,” “Be,” “Dear Father,” “Lonely Looking Sky,” “Sanctus,” “Skybird,” “Be (Reprise),” “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” “I’ve Been This Way Before.”
10/27/76New BirthKool & The Gang, L.T.D.The show was cancelled and did not take place.
10/28/76Ohio PlayersKC and the Sunshine Band 
10/30/76KansasAmbrosia 
11/10/76AerosmithRick DerringerThere were 16,470 people in attendance. Aerosmith’s songs included “Mama Kin,” “Write Me a Letter,” “S.O.S. (Too Bad),” “Lick and a Promise,” “Big Ten Inch Record,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Rats in the Cellar,” “Dream On,” “Lord of the Thighs”
11/16/76Doobie BrothersBostonThere were 15,475 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Doobie Brothers included “Listen to the Music,” “China Grove,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Black Water,” “Jesus Is Just alright,” “Long Train Running,” “Little Maxine,” “Wheels of Fortune,” “For Someone Special,” “Get Up and Dance,” and “Eyes of Silver.”
11/18/76Parliament FunkadelicBootsy’s Rubber BandSongs performed by Parliament Funkadelic included “Give Up the Funk,” “Get Off Your Ass and Dance,” “Red-Hot Mama,” “Cosmic Slop,” “If You Ain’t Gonna Get It On,” “Do That Stuff,” “Dr. Funkenstein,” “P. Funk,” and “Children of Production.” Songs performed by Bootsy’s Rubber Band included “Psychoticbumpschoo!,” “Another Point of View” and “Physical Love.”
11/26/76Rory GallagherMontrose, Automatic ManThis show was cancelled three days beforehand.
12/4/76Chuck BerryBo Diddley, Bobby Vee, Jay & the Americans, Little Anthony, Lou ChristieThe show was cancelled four days beforehand due to “contractual difficuties.”
12/8/76Black SabbathTed NugentThere were 15,183 people in attendance. Songs performed by Black Sabbath included “Symptom of the Universe,” “Snowblind,” “All Moving Parts (Stand Still),” “War Pigs,” “Gypsy,” “Black Sabbath,” “Dirty Women,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Doctor,” “Electric Funeral,” “Iron Man,” “Paranoid,” and “Children of the Grave.” Songs performed by Nugent included “Stranglehold,” “Free-for-All,” “Stormtroopin,” “Hibernation,” and “Motor City Madhouse.” 21 arrests were made the night of the show. When a police officer attempted to make an arrest on the Civic Arena floor, the officer was attacked and the incident led to what was described as a “bottle and can throwing melee” during which one arena security guard was hit in the head by a bottle.
12/17/76FoghatBob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, James GangSongs performed by Foghat included “My Babe,” “Night Shift,” “Drivin’ Wheel,” “Fool for the City,” “Honey Hush,” “Burnin’ the Midnight Oil,” “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” “Take Me to the River,” “Wild Cherry,” and “Slow Ride.” Songs performed by Seger included “Nutbush City Limits,” “Katmandu,” and “Night Moves.” Songs performed by James Gang included “Funk #49,” “Walk Away,” and “Rocky Mountain Way.”
12/27/76Lynyrd SkynyrdThe Charlie Daniels BandThere were 17,413 people in attendance. Ten minutes before the start of the show, it was announced at the Civic Arena box office that the show was sold out. Some people waiting in line to buy tickets tried to crash through the gates, resulting in 19 arrests.
12/31/76Elvis Presley There were 16,937 people in attendance. It was Presley’s second appearance in Pittsburgh ever (counting a two-night stand in June 1973 as one booking. Songs performed by Presley included “See See Rider,” “I Got A Woman/Amen,” “Big Boss Man,” “Love Me,” “Fairytale,” “You Gave Me A Mountain,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never,” “My Way,” “Funny How Time Slips Away,” “Auld Lang Syne,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Trying To Get To You,” “Polk Salad Annie,” “Early Morning Rain,” “What’d I Say,” “Love Letters,” “School Days,” “Fever,” “Hurt,” “Hound Dog,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight?,” “Reconsider Baby,” “Little Sister,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rags To Riches,” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”
1/19/77The Beach Boys There were 16,631 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Barbara Ann,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “California Girls,” “Little Duece Coupe,” “I Get Around,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Be True to Your School,” “You Are So Beautiful,” “Feel Flows,” “Back Home,” “California Saga,” “It’s Okay,” “Everyone’s In Love With You,” “Airplane,” and “Love Is a Woman.” Brian Wilson was performing with the group. During “Be True To Your School,” Mike Love pointed out he was wearing a “Pitt #1” button on his shirt.
1/28/77Ronnie MilsapTammy Wynette, The Statler Brothers, special guest performer Terry BradshawIt was Steelers quarterback Bradshaw’s first major area concert. There were only about 6,500 people in attendance. Songs performed by Ronnie Milsap included “That Girl Who Waits on Tables,” “I Can’t Help It If I’m Still in Love With You,” “Let My Love Be Your Pillow,” “Kaw-Lija,” and “Honky Tonk Women.” Songs performed by Tammy Wynette included “Stand By Your Man.” Songs performed by the Statler Brothers included “Flowers on the Wall,” “Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord,” and “How Great Thou Art.” Songs performed by Terry Bradshaw included “Rollin’ in My Sweet Baby’s Arms,” “Oh Lonesome Me,” “Four Walls,” “Jambalaya,” “Cold, Cold Heart,” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”
2/17/77Electric Light OrchestraJourney, Steve HillageSongs performed by ELO included “Evil Woman,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Tightrope,” “Do Ya,” “Poker,” “Night Rider,” “Show Band,” “Can’t Get It Out of My Head.” Songs performed by Journey included “I’m Gonna Leave,” “She Makes Me,” “Next,” “You’re On Your Own,” “Of a Lifetime.” Songs performed by Steve Hillage included “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Hurdy Gurdy Glissando,” and “Lunar Musick Suite.”
3/10/77Genesis songs performed included “Squonk,” “One for the Vine,” “Robbery, Assault and Battery,” “Your Own Special Way,” “Firth of Fifth,” “The Carpet Crawlers,” “…In That Quiet Earth,” “Afterglow,” “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe),” “Eleventh Earl of Mar,” “Supper’s Ready,” “Dance on a Volcano,” Drum Duet, “Los Endos,” “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway,” and “The Musical Box.”
3/17/77Marshall Tucker BandThe Outlaws 
3/20/77Tony Orlando & Dawn  
4/6/77Rufus featuring Chaka KahnSantanaBrick was scheduled to open the show but did not performed reportedly due to a disabled equipment truck. Songs performed by Rufus included “Everlasting Love,” “Tell Me Something Good,” “Close the Door,” “Hollywood,” and “Mid-nite,” and “Have a Good Time.” Songs performed by Santana included “Black Magic Woman,” “Carnival/Let the Children Play/Jugando,” “Dance, Sister, Dance,” and “Europa.” Carlos Santana and some of his band joined Rufus onstage for the show-closing “Have a Good Time.”
4/18/77AmericaBurton CummingsThe show had a near-sellout crowd. America songs performed included “Ventura Highway,” “Horse With No Name,” “Tin Man,” and “Muskrat Love.” Cummings performed “Stand Tall” and hits from The Guess Who.
4/27/77Boston There were 17,461 people in attendance. Songs performed included “More Than a Feeling” and “Peace of Mind.”
5/6/77Average White BandWild Cherry 
5/12/77HeartForeignerSongs performed by Heart included “Barracuda.” Songs performed by Foreigner included “Feels Like the First Time.”
5/15/77Natalie ColeRoy Ayers, Brick 
5/31/77Jeff Beck This concert appears on some show lists, but evidence of this date hasn’t yet been found.
6/11/77Crosby, Stills & Nash There were 16,957 people in attendance. Songs performed by CSN included “Pre-Road Downs,” “Love the One You’re With,” “The Lee Shore,” “I Used to Be a King,” “Just a Song Before I Go,” “Shadow Captain,” “Turn Back the Pages,” “Long Time Gone,” “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “You Don’t Have to Cry,” “Guinnevere,” “Our House,” “Cathedral,” “Cross Road Blues / You Can’t Catch Me,” “Helplessly Hoping,” “Blackbird,” “Carry Me,” “To the Last Whale,” “Déjà Vu,” “I Give You Give Blind,” “Military Madness,” “Carry On,” “Wooden Ships,” and “Teach Your Children.” The Arena roof was opened during “Wooden Ships” in the encore.
6/12/77Lawrence Welk  
6/18/77Emerson, Lake & Palmer The show was originally going to be at Three Rivers Stadium with J. Geils Band and Ted Nugent opening. Then it was to be ELP at the arena with a 70 person orchestra; then it was just ELP at the Arena.
6/30/77Ted NugentForeigner, Mahogany Rush 
7/1/77The Commodores  
7/9/77Boz ScaggsSouthside Johnny & The Asbury JukesLittle Feat was originally advertised as opening artist.
7/27/77Eagles  
7/28/77Steve Miller Band  
7/30/77Ted NugentForeigner, The DictatorsSongs performed by Nugent included “Hibernation.” Songs performed by Foreigner included “”Feels Like the First Time,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” “Cold as Ice,” “Starrider,” “Fool for You Anyway,” “At War With the World,” “The Damage Is Done,” and “Woman Oh Woman.” Songs performed by The Dictators included “(I Live for) Cars and Girls.”
8/3/77Bad Company This show was cancelled and did not take place.
8/9/77Led Zeppelin This show was cancelled and did not take place. Robert Plant’s 7 year-old son died in England on July 26, and Plant subsequently flew home. Over 30,000 tickets had been sold for the two shows, and it was on pace to become among the biggest events in arena history. The show was officially cancelled on 8/5/77, four days before the first show was to take place.
8/10/77Led Zeppelin This show was cancelled and did not take place.
8/17/77Sonny & Cher This show was cancelled and did not take place. The duo cancelled their entire tour, reportedly due to poor ticket sales.
8/19/77YesDonovanSongs performed by Yes included “Roundabout,” “Your Move,” “Close to the Edge,” “And You and I,” “Starship Trooper,” “Awaken,” “Parallels,” “Wondererous Stories,” and “Turn of the Century. ” Songs performed by Donovan included “Sunshine Superman,” “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Mellow Yellow,” “Brave New World,” “Dare to Be Different,” “The Light.”
8/30/77Jackson BrowneThe SectionThe show drew only a paltry crowd of 3,300.
8/31/77Linda Ronstadt This date may not have occurred.
9/2/77The O’Jays This show was cancelled and did not take place. The O’Jays cancelled their entire tour. Some listings said 9/1 was the intended date for the show.
9/10/77Bill MonroeHank Snow, Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Ernest Tubb, Del Reeves, Grandpa Jones, Don Gibson, Jack Green and Jeannie Seeley, the Osborne Brothers, Charlie Louvin, The Wilburn Brothers, Bob Luman, Billie Jo Spears, Benny Dean, the Ralph Case CloggersGrand Ole Opry tour. 2 shows. Acuff and Pearl came out of retirement for this tour. Pittsburgh was the third date on the tour. The audience was described as two “sparse crowds.”
9/30/77Robin TrowerBlack Oak, Ram Jam 
10/5/77Chicago Songs performed by Chicago included “Saturday in the Park,” “Colour My World,” “Baby What a Big Surprise,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Make Me Smile,” “Uptown,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Mongonucleosis,” “I’m a Man,” “Dialogue,” “Wake Up Sunshine,” “This Time,” “Just You ‘n’ Me,” “Take Me Back to Chicago,” “Mississippi Delta,” and “Hit By Varese.”
10/13/77Tom JonesThe Blossoms, comedian Freddy RomanThe stage was set up in the center of the arena floor. Songs performed by Jones included “She’s a Lady,” “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” “Green, Green Grass of Home,” “Daughter of Darkness,” “I (Who Have Nothing),” and “Love Me Tonight.”
10/14/77AerosmithStyxThis show was cancelled two days prior. During a Philadelphia show before the Pittsburgh date, someone threw a firecracker on the stage and injured Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. The cornea of Tyler’s left eye was burned, and Perry’s left hand recived a severe cut. The show was rescheduled for January 1978.
10/20/77Earth, Wind & Fire  
10/27/77Rod StewartAir SupplySongs performed by Stewart included “Three Time Loser,” “Big Bayou,” “You Wear It Well,” “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” “Hot Legs,” “Sweet Little Rock & Roller,” “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You),” “The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II),” “Maggie May,” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” “Stay With Me,” “Twistin’ the Night Away,” and “The First Cut Is the Deepest.”
11/8/77Linda RonstadtStephen BishopThere were 11,757 people in attendance. Songs performed by Ronstadt included “You’re No Good,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Silver Threads and Golden Needles,” “When Will I Be Loved,” “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me,” “It’s So Easy,” “Tumblin’ Dice,” “Heat Wave,” “Blue Bayou,” “Faithless Love,” “Desperado,” “Love Me Tender,” “Simple Man, Simple Dream,” and “Crazy.” Songs performed by Bishop included “Everybody Needs Love,” “Sinking in an Ocean of Tears,” “The Same Old Tears,” “Let Her Go,” “Save It For a Rainy Day,” and “Vagabond From Heaven.”
11/10/77KansasNazarethThere were 17,524 people in attendance.
11/11/77Parliament FunkadelicBrainstormThis date was cancelled and did not take place.
11/23/77J. Geils BandEdgar Winter’s White Trash, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 
11/27/77Gino Vanelli About 6,000 tickets were sold, but only around 3,800 people showed up due to a snowstorm.
12/2/77BrickMandrill 
12/5/77The Charlie Daniels BandAtlanta Rhythm Section, Stillwater 
12/9/77Hall & Oates  
12/27/77The OutlawsMuddy Waters, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes 
1/3/78Earth, Wind & FireDeneice Williams, PocketsThere were 16,142 people in attendance. The show started 45 minutes late. Songs performed by EW&F included “Shining star,” “That’s the Way of the World,” “Kalimba Story,” and “Sing a Song.” Songs performed by Williams included “It’s Important to Me,” “We Have Love For You,” and “If You Don’t Believe.” EW&F’s show contained several illusions designed for them by magician Doug Henning.
1/13/78KissRocketsThere were 17,053 people in attendance. Songs performed by Kiss included “Christine Sixteen,” “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Shock Me,” “Love Gun,” “Beth,” “Black Diamond,” “I Stole Your Love,” “Kings of the Nighttime World,” “God of Thunder,” “Dr. Love,” “Makin’ Love,” and “Ladies Room,” “Firehouse.” Drummer Peter Criss reportedly passed out halfway through the set, although he returned shortly.
1/27/78Aerosmith The show was rescheduled from 10/14/77, but this show was also cancelled.
2/3/78Parliament FunkadelicThe Bar-KaysThere were 13,542 people in attendance. Songs performed by Parliament Funkadelic included “Cosmic Slop” and “Flash Light.” Songs performed by The Bar-Kays included “Spellbound,” “Let’s Have Some Fun,” and “Shake Your Rump to the Funk.”
3/23/78John Denver There were 17,078 peope in attendance. Denver played 31 songs over slightly more than 2 hours, with no opening act. Songs included “Grandma’s Feather Bed,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Deal With the Ladies,” “Baby You Look Good to Me Tonight,” “Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio,” “Today,” “Looking for Space,” “Fly Away,” “How Can I Leave You Again,” “Singing Skies and Dancing Waters,” “My Sweet Lady,” “Annie’s Song,” “Druthers,” “High Sierra,” “Bet on the Blues,” “Love Is Everywhere,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Back Home Again,” “Calypso,” “High Sierra,” “Poems, Prayers and Promises,” “I Want to Live.”
3/29/78Eric Clapton There were 16,060 people in attendance.
4/9/78Shaun Cassidy  
4/12/78Rufus with Chaka KhanHeatwave, StargardThere were only 7,788 people in attendance.
4/16/78Loretta LynnConway Twitty, Mickey GilleyThere were only 4,394 people in attendance.
4/18/78Grateful Dead There were only 6,018 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Dead included “New Minglewood Blues,” “Sugaree,” “Looks Like Rain,” “Dire Wolf,” “Beat it on Down the Line,” “Loser,” “El Paso,” “Tennessee Jed,” “Lazy Lightnin’,” “Supplication,” “Scarlet Begonias,” “Dancin’ in the Streets,” “Samson and Delilah,” “Terrapin Station,” “Around and Around,” and “U.S. Blues.”
 
4/22/78Average White BandKool & The Gang, Peabo Bryson 
4/26/78David Bowie There were only 5,671 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Warszawa,” “Heroes,” “What in the World,” “Be My Wife,” “The Jean Genie,” “Blackout,” “Sense of Doubt,” “Breaking Glass,” “Fame,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Five Years,” “Soul Love,” “Star,” “Hang On to Yourself,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” “Art Decade,” “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar),” “Station to Station,” “Stay,” “TVC15,” “Rebel Rebel.”
5/6/78Bootsy’s Rubber BandThe Bar-Kays, RaydioThere were 17,286 people in attendance.
5/13/78Bob SegerToby Beau 
5/23/78FoghatWet WillieSongs performed by Foghat included a nine-minute version of “Slow Ride,” plus “Fool for the City,” “My Baby,” “Drivin’ Wheel,” “Stone Blue,” “It Hurts Me Too,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” and “I Just Want to Make Love to You.” Songs performed by Wet Willie included “Grits Ain’t Groceries,” “Rainman,” “Make You Feel Love Again,” “Don’t Turn Me Away,” “Street Corner Serenade,” “One Track Mind,” and “Dixie Rock.”
6/1/78Barry Manilow This show was postponed.
6/2/78Isley BrothersTeddy Pendergrass, BrainstormThere were a very disappointing 4,192 people in attendance, the lowest drawing concert at the Arena in 1978.
6/3/78Jefferson StarshipBob Welch 
6/15/78ForeignerJourney 
6/24/78Ted NugentBlack OakThere were 17,154 people in attendance.
7/22/78Genesis Songs performed by Genesis included “Eleventh Earl of Mar,” “In the Cage,” “Burning Rope,” “Ripples…,” “Deep in the Motherlode,” “The Fountain of Salmacis,” “Scenes From a Night’s Dream,” “One for the Vine,” “Squonk,” “Say It’s Alright Joe,” “Ballad of Big,” “The Lady Lies,” “The Cinema Show,” “Afterglow,” “Follow You Follow Me,” “Dance on a Volcano,” “Los Endos,” and “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe).”
7/26/78Crosby, Stills & Nash Songs performed included “Our House,” “Teach Your Children,” “For What It’s Worth,” “Guinnevere,” “Deja Vu,” “Long Time Coming,” “Wooden Ships,” “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Wind on the Water,” “Not Fade Away,” “Crossroads,” “Preroad Downs,” “I Give It to You Blind,” “Calypso,” “Save the Whales,” “Turn Back,” “Shadow Captain,” “Just a Song Before I Go,” “Cathedral,” and “For Free.” Stills was reportedly nearly electrocuted during the show.
7/28/78The Commodores There were 17,082 people in attendance.
8/3/78Fleetwood Mac This show was cancelled with short notice when Lindsey Buckingham became ill (he reportedly suffered complications from a spinal tap). Refunds had to be made to 14,500 ticketholders. Mick Fleetwood and John McVie appeared on the show date in Pittsburgh for the media to explain their cancellation. They said they could reschedule the date since they were due in Los Angeles to begin recording their next album (which would be released as Tusk in October 1979).
8/9/1978Kris Kistofferson & Rita CoolidgeBilly SwanThis show was originally booked at the Arena but was moved to the Stanley Theater.
8/10/78BostonSammy HagarThere were 17,316 people in attendance. Songs performed by Boston included “Rock & Roll Band,” “Party,” “Peace of Mind,” “Feelin’ Satisfied,” “Smokin’,” “Foreplay/Long Time,” “Something About You,” “Don’t Look Back,” “The Journey,” and “More Than a Feeling.”
9/2/78Black SabbathVan HalenThere were 17,123 people in attendance. Songs performed by Black Sabbath included “Snowblind,” “Black Sabbath,” “Dirty Women,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Doctor,” “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” “Electric Funeral,” “Iron Man,” “Fairies Wear Boots,” “Children of the Grave,” and “Paranoid.” Songs performed by Van Halen included “Runnin’ With the Devil,” “Eruption,” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.”
9/9/78The O’JaysThe Bar-Kays, Sun 
9/25/78Electric Light OrchestraTricksterSongs performed by ELO included “Fire on High,” “Poker,” “Nightrider,” “Eldorado Overture,” “Can’t Get It Out of My Head,” Cello Solo, “Showdown,” “Tightrope,” “Telephone Line,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Rockaria!,” Violin Solo, “Strange Magic,” “Evil Woman,” “Do Ya,” “Ma-Ma-Ma Belle,” and “Roll Over Beethoven.” Songs performed by Trickster included “Tomorrow Belongs to Me,” “Listen to My Music,” “So Far,” and a cover of “Live and Let Die.” At least one critic was miffed that ELO did not bring their 60 foot wide, $300,000 spacehip prop to the Pittsburgh show. One area high school student told a local music writer that the concert featured a”mind blasting laser light show.”
10/4/78Steve MartinSteve Goodman 
10/10/78Bobby Vinton  
10/16/78Heart Songs performed included “Cook With Fire,” “Silver Wheels,” “Crazy on You,” “High Time,” “Heartless,” “Kick It Out,” “Barracuda,” “Devil Delight,” “Straight On,” “White Lightning & Wine,” “Magic Man,” “Rock and Roll,” “Love Alive,” “Magazine,” “Without You,” “Mistral Wind,” “Dog & Butterfly.”
10/26/78Jethro TullUriah HeepSongs performed by Uriah Heep incluced “Falling in Love,” “Woman of the Night,” “Stealin’,” “Look at Yourself,” “July Morning,” “One More Night (Last Farewell),” “Who Needs Me,” “Easy Livin’,” and “Sweet Lorraine.” Police arrested 16 people at the concert: seven with drug violations, eight for public intoxication, and one with a firearms charge.
11/2/78AerosmithGolden EarringSome listings said the Doobie Brothers were opening. Songs performed by Aerosmith included “Toys in the Attic,” “S.O.S. (Too Bad),” “Mama Kin,” “I Wanna Know Why,” “Big Ten Inch Record,” “Sight for Sore Eyes,” “Lick and a Promise,” “Come Together,” “Back in the Saddle,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Lord of the Thighs,” “Seasons of Wither,” “Get the Lead Out,” “Chip Away the Stone,” “Walk This Way,” “Draw the Line,” “Same Old Song and Dance,” “Rats in the Cellar,” “Milk Cow Blues,” and “The Train Kept A-Rollin’.” A Post-Gazette music writer named the backstage scene with local radio personalities as the “worst party of the year.”
11/13/78Doobie BrothersSammy HagarThis show was cancelled and did not take place.
11/24/78The OutlawsNick GilderThere were around 11,500 people in attendance. Michael Stanley Band was originally scheduled to performed as well but did not because of someone in the band being sick. Songs performed by The Outlaws included “Hurry Sundown,” “Holiday,” “A Real Good Feelin’,” “Freeborn Man,” “Take It Anyway You Want It,” “There Goes Another Love Song,” and “Green Grass and High Tides.” Songs performed by Gilder included “Frustration,” “Got to Get out,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Show,” and “Hot Child in the City.” During Gilder’s set, audience members booed and tossed cups, cans, and bottles onto the stage.
12/8/78Neil Diamond Sold-out concert, with 17,506 in attendance. It was the most attended single concert in Pittsburgh in 1978. The show began about a half-hour late; according to one reporter, the delay was due to a “heated” ping-pong game backstage. Songs performed included “Sweet Caroline,” “Cherry Cherry,” “Shilo,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Play Me,” “I Am, I Said,” “Desiree,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Soolaimon,” “Brothers Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” “The Dancing Bumble-Bee,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Flight of the Bumblebee,” “Beautiful Noise,” and “For My Children.”
12/11/78Billy Joel There were about 13,500 people in attendance. joel perfomed for over two hours. Songs performed included “Piano Man,” “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” “My Life,” “Just the Way You Are,” “She’s Always a Woman,” “Angry Young Man,” “Movin’ Out,” “New York State of Mind,” “Only the Good Die Young,” “The Entertainer,” “The Stranger,” “Get It Right the First Time,” “Until the Night,” “Vienna,” “Zanzibar,” “osalinda’s Eyes,” “The Ballad of Billy the Kid,” and “Big Shot.” The concert was named the year’s best by the Post-Gazette music critic.
12/14/78StyxAngelSongs performed by Styx included “Renegade,” “Grand Illusion,” “Fooling Yourself,” “Lady,” “Blue Collar Man,” and “Come Sail Away.” Songs performed by Angel included “Don’t Leave Me Lonely,” “Flying With Broken Wings,” “Tower,” and a cover of “I Aion’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Any More.”
12/29/78Bob SegerMolly HatchetSongs performed by Seger included “Old Time Rock & Roll,” “Rock and Roll Never Forgets,” “Travelin’ Man,” “Katmandu,” “Beautiful Loser,” “Let It Rock,” “Hollywood Nights,” “Night Moves,” “Mainstreet,” “Feel Like a Number,” “Fire Down Below,” “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” and a cover of “Nutbush City Limits.” Songs performed by Molly Hatchet included “Bounty Hunter,” “Big Apple,” and “Dreams I’ll Never See.”
1/19/79RushStarzStarting this month, the Civic Arena decided to require all concerts to be reserved seating and eliminate “festival seating” (an open floor of standing room). It would be later in December 1979 that eleven attendees to a concert by The Who were trampled to death in a mad rush to get the best viewing locations for the show. (At some point during 1979, the Arena began allowing festival seating but limited it to a small maximum number of tickets for the festival seating area (less than 2,000). Songs performed by Rush included “Anthem,” “A Passage to Bangkok,” “By-Tor & The Snow Dog,” “Xanadu,” “Something for Nothing,” “The Trees,” “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part I: Prelude,” “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part II: Apollo,” “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part III: Dionysus,” “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part IV: Armageddon,” “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part V: Cygnus,” “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part VI: The Sphere,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Circumstances,” “A Farewell to Kings,” “La Villa Strangiato,” “2112 Part I: Overture,” “2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx,” “2112 Part III: Discovery,” “2112 Part IV: Presentation,” “2112 Part VI: Soliloquy,” “2112 Part VII: Grand Finale,” “Working Man,” “Bastille Day,” and “In the Mood.”
3/26/79BostonEddie MoneySongs performed by Boston included “Party,” “Rock and Roll Band,” “Feelin’ Satisfied,” “Smokin’,” “Don’t Look Back,” “Long Time,” “More Than a Feeling,” “A Man I’ll Never Be,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Something About You.” Song performed by Eddie Money included “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Can’t Keep a Good Man Down,” “Baby Hold On,” “Gimme Some Water,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll the Place,” and “I’m a Gamblin’ Man.”
4/8/79The Statler BrothersBarbara Mandrell, Lee LaundreOnly a disappointing 4,395 people were in attendance.
4/9/79Parliament FunkadelicBrides of Funkenstein 
4/11/79Yes There were over 17,000 people in attendance. The stage was set up in the center of the floor, and rotated during the show. Songs performed included “Awaken,” “Perpetual Change,” “Long Distance Runaround,” “Don’t Kill the Whale,” “Heart of the Sunrise,” “Circus of Heaven,” “Rejoice,” “Time and a Word,” “Starship Trooper,” “Your Move/I’ve Seen All Good People,” and “Roundabout.”
4/19/79Village PeopleGloria GaynorSongs performed by the Village People included “In the Navy,” “YMCA,” “Get Away Holiday,” “Go West,” “Village People,” “I Wanna Shake Your Hand,” and “Macho Man,” “Fire Island,” and “San Francisco.” Songs performed by Gaynor included “I Will Survive,” “Never Can Say Goodbye,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “I Said Yes,” and “You’re All I Need to Get By.”
4/20/79Bill Gaither Trio  
4/25/79Gino Vanelli Vanelli performed at the Arena on 11/27/77 and while nthat show took place, a snowstorm prevented many ticketholders from coming to the show. Anyone holding a full ticket from the 1977 show were allowed to exchange it for a new ticket to this 1979 concert.
4/29/79Mel TillisThe Country Gentlemen, Brenda Casey’s Golddiggers, Sunset, Backup and Push 
5/2/79The New Barbarians Featuring Keith Richards and Ron Wood, and also including Stanley Clarke, Ian McLaughlin, and Bobby Keys. The Arena was reportedly “three-fifths full.” Songs performed by The New Barbarians included “Sweet Little Rock & Roller,” “Buried Alive,” “F.U.C. Her,” “Mystifies Me,” “Infekshun,” “Rock Me Baby,” “Lost and Lonely,” “Sure the One You Need,” “Love in Vain,” “Breathe on Me,” “Let’s Go Steady Again,” “Apartment No. 9,” “Worried Life Blues,” “I Can Feel the Fire,” “Come to Realise,” “Am I Grooving You,” “Seven Days,” “Before They Make Me Run,” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”
5/12/79The Beach BoysIan Matthews 
5/29/79Rod Stewart Songs performed included “Hot Legs,” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” (performed twice!), “Maggie May,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “You’re in My Soul,” “If Lovin’ You Is Wrong,” “I Just Want to Make Love To You,” “Born Loose,” “Get Back,” “Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller,” “Twisting the Night Away,” “You’re in My Heart,” “I’m Losing You,” and “Standing in the Shadows of Love.”
6/4/79Supertramp Songs performed by Supertramp included “School,” “Bloody Well Right,” “Hide in Your Shell,” “Asylum,” “Dreamer,” “Rudy,” “Ain’t Nobody but Me,” “A Soapbox Opera,” “Another Man’s Woman,” “Two of Us,” “Give a Little Bit,” “Even in the Quietest Moments,” “Downstream,” “Fool’s Overture,” “The Logical Song,” “Goodbye Stranger,” “Breakfast in America,” “Oh Darling,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Child of Vision,” and “Crime of the Century.”
6/16/79Peter FramptonThe Granati Brothers 
6/23/79The Charlie Daniels BandPure Prairie League, Henry Paul Band 
7/21/79KissNew EnglandSongs performed by Kiss included “King of the Night Time World,” “Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “Move On,” “Calling Dr. Love,” “Firehouse,” “New York Groove,” “I Was Made for Lovin’ You,” “Christine Sixteen,” “2000 Man,” “Love Gun,” “God of Thunder,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “Detroit Rock City,” “Beth,” and “Rock and Roll All Nite.” Songs performed by New England included “Don’t Ever Wanna Lose Ya.”
7/27/79Teddy PendergrassMaze featuring Frankie Beverly 
8/3/79Ted NugentAC/DC, ScorpionsThere were around 16,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Nugent included “Free For all,” “Dog Eat Dog,” “Great White Buffalo,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Need You Bad,” “Paralyzed,” “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang,” “Motor City Madhouse,” and “Just What the Doctor Ordered.” Songs performed by AC/DC included “Live Wire,” “Problem Child,” “Sin City,” “Bad Boy Boogie,” “The Jack,” “Rocker,” “Dog Eat Dog,” and “Highway to Hell.” Songs performed by Scorpions included “Lovedrive,” “Loving You Sunday Morning,” “Top of the Bill,” and “Another Piece of Meat.”
8/12/1979Shaun Cassidy This show was moved to the Stanley Theater for an 8/26/79 concert, which was then cancelled entirely.
8/17/79KansasFrank Marino & Mahogany RushThere were around 15,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Kansas included “America’s Yes,” “On the Other Side,” “People of the South Wind,” “Away From You,” “Angels Have Fallen,” “Stay Out of Trouble,” “A Glimpse of Home,” “How My Soul Cries Out for You,” “Reason to Be,” “Dust in the Wind,” “Point of Know Return,” “Portrait (He Knew),” and “Carry On, Wayward Son.” Songs performed by Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush included “A New Rock & Roll,” “Down, Down, Down,” “I’m a King Bee,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Electric Reflections of War,” “World Anthem.”
8/18/79KansasFrank Marino & Mahogany RushThe 2 nights of Kansas drew a combined 30,866 people.
8/20/79ChicagoOrleansThis show was cancelled three days beforehand, due to lead singer Peter Cetera falling ill.
8/27/79Marshall Tucker BandBlackfootSongs performed by the Marshall Tucker Band included “Running Like the Wind,” “Last of the Singing Cowboys,” “Can’t You See,” “Searchin’ For a Rainbow,” “Desert Skies,” “Heard It in a Love Song,” “Take the Highway,” “My Best Friend,” “Fire on the Mountain,” and “24 Hours at a Time.” Songs performed by Blackfoot included “Train, Train,” “Highway Song,” and “Wishing Well.”
9/4/79Bee GeesThe Sweet InspirationThe audience was around 17,000. Songs performed by the Bee Gees included “Tragedy,” “Night Fever,” “Stayin’ Alive,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “Night on Broadway,” “Jive Talkin’,” “Too Much Heaven,” “Words,” “Love So Right,” “To Love Somebody,” “Edge of the Universe,” “I Started a Joke,” “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” “Massachusetts,” “Run to Me.” Songs performed by the Sweet Inspirations included “Hot Stuff,” “Knock on Wood,” “Hot Butterfly,” “Sweet Inspiration,” and “I Will Survive.”
9/5/79Bee GeesThe Sweet Inspiration 
10/5/79Blue Oyster CultRainbowSongs performed by Blue Oyster Cult included “Dominance and Submission,” “Dr. Music,” “Mirrors,” “Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll,” “The Great Sun Jester,” “The Vigil,” “E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence),” “Astronomy,” “ME 262,” “Godzilla,” “Hot Rails to Hell,” “5 Guitars,” “Born to Be Wild,” and “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.”
10/14/79The JacksonsLTD, Five SpecialThere were only 7,400 people in attendance.
10/16/79ForeignerCharlieSongs performed by Foreigner included “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “I’ll Get Even With You,” “Head Games,” “I Need You,” “The Modern Day,” “Women,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Headknocker,” “Hot Blooded,” “Starrider,” “Cold As Ice,” “Double Vision,” “Feels Like the First Time,” and “Love on the Telephone.” Songs performed by Charlie included “Runaway,” “Killer Cut,” and “Red lips.”
10/18/79Eagles This concert was apparently cancelled.
10/25/79Jethro TullUKSongs performed by Jethro Tull included “Warm Sporran,” “Dark Ages,” “Home,” “Orion,” “Dun Ringill,” “Elegy,” “Something’s on the Move,” “Aqualung,” “Pastime With Good Company,” “No Lullaby,” “Songs From the Wood,” “Jams O’Donnell’s Jig,” “Thick as a Brick,” “Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young to Die,” “Cross-Eyed Mary,” “Minstrel in the Gallery,” “Locomotive Breath,” “The Dambusters March,” and “Minstrel in the Gallery.”
 
10/30/79StyxApril WineThis show was cancelled due to a strike by Arena workers. It was made up on 2/4/80 (without April Wine).
11/8/79Billy Joel This show was sold out, with 14,500 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Only the Good Die Young,” “Movin’ Out,” “Honesty,” “My Life,” “Piano Man,” “All For Leyna,” “Angry Young Man,” “New York State of Mind,” “The Stranger,” “Sometimes a Fantasy,” “She’s Always a Woman,” “Stiletto,” “Zanzibar,” “You May Be Right,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Big Shot,” “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” and “Get It Right the First Time.” During “Zanzibar,” Joel replaced the song’s reference to Pete Rose with a mention of Willie Stargell.
11/9/79Billy Joel  
11/23/79The OutlawsMolly Hatchet, John CougarThere were over 17,000 people in attendance. Although Cougar was included in ads for the concert, he was not mentioned in reviews so it’s unknown whether he performed. Songs performed by The Outlaws included “There Goes Another Love Song,” “Freeborn Man,” “Comin’ Home,” “Miracle Man” (an Elvis Costello cover!), “Holiday,” “Lover Boy,” “Hurry Sundown,” “Blueswater,” and a 26-minute version of “Green Grass and High Tides.” Songs performed by Molly Hatchet included “Good Rockin’,” “Let the Good Times Roll,” “Gator Country,” “Flirtin’ With Disaster,” and “Boogie No More.”
11/26/79Fleetwood MacDanny Douma & Night EyesFleetwood Mac performed over 2 hours to a smaller-than-expected audience of around 10,000 fans. Songs performed by Fleetwood Mac included “Don’t Stop,” “Oh Daddy,” “The Chain,” “Tusk,” “Landslide,” “World Turning,” “Sara,” “Second Hand News,” “Sisters of the Moon,” “Say You Love Me,” “Not That Funny,” “I’m So Afraid,” “Go Your Own Way,” “What Makes You Think You’re the One,” “Angel,” “Rhiannon,” “Dreams,” and “Save Me a Place.” Songs performed by Danny Douma & Night Eyes included “Hurt to Pride,” “Love Now,” “Carnival Boy,” and “Hate You.”
12/2/79The Who The show was sold out. There were more than 17,000 people in attendance. Songs performed included “My Generation,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Bowis the Spider,” “Sister Disco,” “Substitute,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me, Feel Me,” “I Can See For Miles,” “Underture,” “Magic Bus,” “Dancin’ in the Street,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” and “Who Are You.” The band’s next concert was the infamous tragedy in Cincinnati.
12/9/79AerosmithScorpions, Mothers FinestThis show was postponed to 1/24/80 after Steven Tyler collapsed onstage at a 12/6/79 concert in Portland, Maine.
12/30/79The Charlie Daniels Band  
1/24/80Aerosmith This show was postponed from 12/09/79. The Scorpions and Mothers Finest were scheduled to open the November date, but it’s unknown if they performed at the rescheduled date. Songs performed by Aerosmith included “Back in the Saddle,” “Mama Kin,” “I Wanna Know Why,” “Big Ten Inch Record,” “Three Mile Smile,” “Reefer Head Woman,” “Bone to Bone (Coney Island White Fish Boy),” “Walk This Way,” “Dream On,” “Rats in the Cellar,” “No Surprize,” “Lord of the Thighs,” “Same Old Song and Dance,” “Milk Cow Blues,” “Toys in the Attic,” “Come Together,” and “The Train Kept A-Rollin’.”
2/4/80StyxThe BabysThis concert was originally scheduled for 10/30/1979; that date was cancelled due to a strike by Arena workers. There were nearly 17,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Styx included “Lady,” “Sweet Madam Blues,” “Babe,” “Why Me,” “Borrowed Time,” “Lights,” “Great White Hope,” “Miss America,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” “The Grand Illusion,” “Fooling Yourself,” “Crystal Ball,” and “Come Sail Away.” Songs performed by The Babys included “True Love True Confession,” “Midnight Rendezvous,” “Back on My Feet Again,” “Everytime I Think of You,” “Isn’t It Time,” “Head First,” “True Love, True Confessions,” and a cover of “Money.”
3/26/80ZZ TopThe Rockets 
4/7/80Linda RonstadtDanny KortchmarThere were 13,500 people in attendance. Ronstadt performed while wearing a Pittsburgh Penguins T-shirt. Songs performed by Ronstadt included “Can’t Let Go,” “It’s So Easy,” “Just One Look,” “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me,” “You’re No Good,” “Living in the USA,” “Heat Wave,” “Lies,” “Look Out for My Love,” “Girls Talk,” “Blue Bayou,” “Mad Love,” “Cost of Love,” “I Can’t Help It If I’m Still in Love With You,” “Silver Threads and Golden Needles,” “Party Girl,” “Faithless Love,” “Hurt So Bad,” “How Do I Make You,” and “Desperado.” Kortchmar was also part of Ronstadt’s backing band.
4/25/80Bill Gaither TrioAmy Grant 
4/30/80Van HalenRailSongs performed by Van Halen included “Romeo Delight,” “Bottoms Up!,” “Runnin’ With the Devil,” “Tora! Tora!/Loss of Control,” “Take Your Whiskey Home,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Women in Love,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” “Feel Your Love Tonight,” “Bright Lights, Big City,” “Atomic Punk,” “And the Cradle Will Rock…,” “Light Up the Sky,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” “Ice Cream Man,” and “You Really Got Me.”
5/3/80Cheap Trick This concert was postponed until 6/4/80. That date was eventually moved to the Stanley Theater.
5/10/80JourneyThe Babys 
5/14/80RushSue Saad & The NextSongs performed by Rush included “2112 Part I: Overture,” “2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx,” “2112 Part III: Discovery,” “2112 Part IV: Presentation,” “2112 Part VI: Soliloquy,” “2112 Part VII: Grand Finale,” “Freewill,” “By-Tor & The Snow Dog,” “Xanadu,” “The Spirit of Radio,” “Natural Science,” “A Passage to Bangkok,” “The Trees,” “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part I: Prelude,” “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part IV: Armageddon,” “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part V: Cygnus,” “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part VI: The Sphere,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Beneath, Between & Behind,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Working Man,” “Finding My Way,” “Anthem,” “Bastille Day,” “In the Mood,” and “La Villa Strangiato.”
5/16/80Nazareth  
5/18/80Rufus featuring Chaka KahnBrothers Johnson, Narada, Michael WaldonThis show was moved to the Stanley Theater.
6/4/80Cheap TrickOff Broadway 
6/6/80Bob SegerPoint BlankThis show was sold out. Songs performed by Seger included “Her Strut,” “The Horizontal Bop,” and “Fire Lake.”
6/7/80Bob SegerPoint BlankThis show was sold out.
6/17/80EaglesLittle River BandSongs performed by Eagles included “Hotel California,” “Already Gone,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “I Can’t Tell You Why,” “Desperado,” “Take It Easy,” “In the City,” “Those Shoes,” “Heartache Tonight,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Life’s Been Good,” “The Sad Cafe,” “Disco Strangler,” “The Long Run,” and “Sea Cruise.” Songs performed by Little River Band included “The Rumor,” “Don’t Let the Needle Win,” “Mistress of Mine,” “Happy Anniversary,” “Cool Change,” “Reminiscing,” “Lady,” “Help Is On Its Way,” “Red Shoes,” “It’s a Long Way There,” and “Lonesome Loser.”
6/19/80John Denver The concert was delayed 45 minutes due to a traffic jam outside the Arena. Songs performed included “Rocky Mountain High,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” “Annie’s Song,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Take Me Home Country Roads,” “Follow Me,” “Leavin’ on a Jet Plane,” “Goodbye Again,” “Song for the Life,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Calypso,” “Fly Away,” “Memphis,” “Dancing With the Mountains,” “Mother Nature’s Son,” “Autograph,” “Poems, Prayers and Promises,” “I’m Sorry,” “Back Home Again,” “Sweet Surrender,” “Wrangell Mountain Song,” “Matthew,” “You Say That Battle Is Over,” “How Mountain Girls Can Love,” “The Ballad of St. Anne’s Reel,” “Grandma’s Feather Bed,” “High Sierra,” and “Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio.”
7/2/80Jackson Browne Songs performed included “Rock Me on the Water,” “Running on Empty,” “You Love the Thunder,” “The Fuse,” “Here Come Those Tears Again,” “Fountain of Sorrow,” “Call It a Loan,” “Hold Out,” “Walking Slow,” “Before the Deluge,” “That Girl Could Sing,” “Boulevard,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “The Pretender,” “Hold On Hold Out,” “The Load Out/Stay,” and “Disco Apocalypse.”
7/14/80HeartThe Joe Perry ProjectSongs performed by Heart inclided “Barracuda,” “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Down on Me,” “Raised on You,” “Straight On,” “Bebe Le Strange,” “Rockin’ Heaven down,” “Strange Night,” “Just the Wine,” “Dog and Butterfly,” “Even It Up,” and “Break.” Songs performed by The Joe Perry Project included “Life at a Glance,” “Discount Dogs,” “Bone to Bone,” “The Mist Is Rising,” “Rockin’ Train,” “Let the Music Do the Talking,” “Break Tune,” and “Heartbreak Hotel.”
7/17/80The CommodoresPatti LaBelleThis concert was postponed until 8/16/80, and then postponed again until 9/13/80.
8/9/80Isley BrothersLarry Graham, CameoSome listings had the S.O.S. Band instead of Cameo.
8/14/80The Marshall Tucker BandHenry Paul BandThere were about 14,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Marshall Tucker Band included “Running Like the Wind,” “It Takes Time,” “Cattle Drive,” “See You One More Time,” “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Ramblin’,” “Fire On the Mountain,” “In My Own Way,” “24 Hours at a Time,” “Can’t You See,” and “Searchin’ For a Rainbow.” Songs performed by the Henry Paul Band included “Turn It Up,” “Go Down Rockin’,” “Whiskey Talkin’,” “Feel the Heat,” “So Long,” “Grey Ghost,” and “Knoxville Girl.” Two police officers after an attempt to arrest a concertgoer for disorderly conduct turned into a brawl between police and the man’s friends.
8/16/80The CommodoresPatti LaBelleThis concert was postponed until 9/13/80.
8/24/80QueenDakotaSongs performed by Queen included “Jailhouse Rock,” “We Will Rock You,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Need Your Loving Tonight,” “Play the Game,” “Mustapha,” “Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to…),” “Killer Queen,” “I’m in Love With My Car,” “Get Down, Make Love,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Save Me,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Now I’m Here,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Love of My Life,” “Keep Yourself Alive,” “Brighton Rock,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Tie Your Mother Down,” “Sheer Heart Attack,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions,” and “God Save the Queen.” Only about 8,000 people attended the concert, leading a newpaper reviewer to ponder why the turnout was so bad. Queen’s Brian May subsequently wrote a letter to the editor to explain why the band felt it important to go through with the concert and to not move it to a smaller venue. May expressed generosity towards the band’s fans and said that on Queen’s part, they “care for the City of Champions.”
9/11/80Ted NugentHumble PieSongs performed by Nugent included “Hard As Nails,” “Jail Bait,” “Scream Dream,” “Free-For-All,” “Put Up or Shut Up,” “My Love Is Like a Tire Iron,” “Great White Buffalo,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Land of 1000 Dances,” “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.” During “Cat Scratch Fever” the Arena roof opened a bit, reportedly for the first time in years.
9/18/80Yes Songs performed by Yes included “Apocalypse,” “Does It Really Happen?,” “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Into the Lens,” “Clap,” “And You and I,” “Go Through This,” “Man in the White Car Suite,” “We Can Fly From Here,” “Tempus Fugit,” “Amazing Grace/Whitefish,” “Machine Messiah,” “Starship Trooper,” and “Roundabout.”
9/20/80Kenny RogersDottie West, Dave & Sugar RowlandThe show sold out in less than a day, so an early matinee at 3:30 PM was added. The evening show had 17,522 people in attendance, and the matinee had 11,123. Songs performed by Rogers included “The Gambler,” “Coward of the County,” “Ruby,” “Lucille,” “All I Need Is You,” “I Feel Sorry for Anyone Who Isn’t Me Tonight,” “Don’t Fall in Love With a Dreamer.”
10/3/80Blue Oyster CultBlack Sabbath, SaxonIt was technically a co-headlining tour with Black Sabath but Blue Oyster Cult ended the concert. Shakin’ Street was supposed to be the opening act but they were replaced by Saxon. Songs performed by Blue Oyster Cult included “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” “Godzilla,” “Born to be Wild,” “Dr. Music,” “Divine Wind,” and “Black Blade.” Songs performed by Black Sabbath included “Iron Man,” “Neon Knights,” “Children of the Sea,” and “Black Sabbath.” Songs performed by Saxon included “Motorcyle Man,” “Wheels of Steel,” “Machine Gun,” “Frozen Rainbow,” and “747 (Strangers in the Night).”
10/7/80Jethro Tull This concert was cancelled.
11/9/80Stevie WonderGil Scott HeronThe Arena was described by reviewers as only half-full. Songs performed by Wonder included “For Once in My Life,” “Mon Cherie Amour,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “If You Really Love Me,” “You and I,” “All in Love Is Fair,” “Lately,” “Golden Lady,” “Boogie On Reggae Woman,” “Living for the City,” “Let’s Get Serious,” “Sir Duke,” “I Wish,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” “Superstition,” and “Master Blaster.”
11/13/80Barry Manilow There were about 13,000 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Bermuda Triangle,” “Ready to Take a Chance Again,” “Rain,” “Nickles and Dimes,” “New York City Rhythm,” “Bobbie Lee,” “Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again,” “Even Now,” “Weekend in New England,” “Copacabana,” “It’s a Miracle,” “Daybreak,” “This One’s For You,” “Looks Like We Made It,” “Could It Be Magic,” “Mandy,” “One Voice,” and “I Write the Songs.”
11/16/80KansasMichael Stanley BandSongs performed by Kansas included “Dust in the Wind” and “Hopelessly Human.”
11/28/80The OutlawsIron City Houserockers, Johnny Van Zant BandSongs performed by The Outlaws included “Stick Around For Rock and Roll,” “There Goes Another Love Song,” “Angels Hide,” “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” and “Green Grass and High Tides.” This was the Houserockers first arena show. Songs performed by them included “Love So Tough,” “Don’t Let Them Push You Around,” “Junior’s Bar,” “Have a Good Time (But Get Out Alive),” “Hideaway,” and “Turn It Up.” Songs performed by Van Zant included “No More Dirty Deals,” “Only the Strong Survive,” and “Standing in the Darkness.”
11/30/80Bruce Springsteen This show was sold out, with 15,075 people in atrendance. Songs performed by Springsteen included “Prove It All Night,” “Two Hearts,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “Factory,” “Independence Day,” “Jackson Cage,” “The Promised Land,” “Out in the Street,” “Racing in the Street,” “The River,” “Badlands,” “Thunder Road,” “Cadillac Ranch,” “Sherry Darling,” “Hungry Heart,” “Fire,” “Candy’s Room,” “Because the Night,” “I Wanna Marry You,” “Growin’ Up,” “Stolen Car,” “Wreck on the Highway,” “Point Blank,” “The Ties That Bind,” “Ramrod,” “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch),” “Backstreets,” “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” “Jungleland,” “Born to Run,” and the Detroit Medley.
12/1/80Bruce Springsteen There 16,623 people in attendance. Songs performed by Springsteen included “Born to Run,” “Prove It All Night,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch),” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “Independence Day,” “Factory,” “Two Hearts,” “The Promised Land,” “Out in the Street,” “The Price You Pay,” “The River,” “Badlands,” “Thunder Road,” “Cadillac Ranch,” “Hungry Heart,” “Fire,” “Candy’s Room,” “Because the Night,” “Fade Away,” “For You,” “The Ties That Bind,” “Wreck on the Highway,” “Point Blank,” “Crush on You,” “Ramrod,” “Drive All Night,” “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” “I’m a Rocker,” “Jungleland,” and the Detroit Medley.”
12/9/80Charlie Daniels BandMcGuffey LaneSongs performed by Daniels included “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Trudy,” “Down and Dirty,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp,” “Blind Man,” “Jitterbug,” “The South’s Gonna Do It,” “Can’t You See,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Lonesome Boy From Dixie,” “No Potion for Pain,” “In America,” “Long Haired Country Boy,” “Uneasy Rider,” “Cumberland Mountain No. 9,” “Texas,” “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Silent Night,” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Songs performed by Lane included “People Like You,” “Ain’t No One,” “Stagecoach,” and “Stay in Love with You.”
1/13/81Allman Brothers BandJohn HammondThere were about 8,000 people in attendance, with the Arena curtained off to give a smaller, theater-style configuration to the space. Gregg Allman performed while wearing a Steelers jersey. Songs performed by Allman Brothers included “Pegasus,” “Southbound,” “Ramblin’ Man,” “Statesboro Blues,” “Cross to Bear,” “Blue Sky,” “One Way Out,” “Whipping Post.” John Hammond performed solo.
2/16/81Cheap TrickUFOThe arena was set up in a theater-style configuration. Songs performed by Cheap Trick included “Heaven Tonight,” “I Want You to Want Me,” “Clock Strikes Ten,” “Baby Loves to Rock,” “Surrender,” “I Love You Baby But I Hate Your Friends,” “Gonna Raise Hell,” “Dream Police,” “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Day Tripper,” “Who D’King,” and “High Priest of Rhythmic Noise.” Songs performed by UFO included “Chains Chains,” “Too Hot to Handle,” “Lights Out,” “The Wild the Willing and the Innocent,” “Only You Can Rock Me,” “Love to Love You,” and “Mystery Train.” The band altered the lyrics of “Lights Out” from “lights out in London” to lights out in Pittsburgh.”
3/26/81Styx This concert sold out, so a second date on 4/2/81 was added. Songs performed included “Rocking the Paradise,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Grand Illusion,” “Foolin’ Yourself,” “Babe,” “Lights,” “Sweet Madam Blue,” “Renegade,” “Miss America,” “Come Sail Away,” and “Lady.”
4/2/81Styx After the 3/26/81 date sold out, this date was added.
4/18/81REO Speedwagon There were 17,350 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Tough Guys,” “In Your Letter,” “Take It On the Run,” “Say You Love Me Or Say Goodnight,” “Riding the Storm Out,” and “Only the Strong Survive.”
5/6/81RushFMSongs performed included “2112,” “La Villa Strangiato,” “Freewill,” “The Camera Eye,” “YYZ,” “The Trees,” “Xanadu,” “The Spirit of Radio,” “Red Barchetta,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Tom Sawyer,” “Vital Signs,” and “Natural Science.” Songs performed by FM included “One O’Clock Tomorrow,” “It’s Up to You,” “Journey,” “Phasers on Stun,” and a version of The Yardbirds’ “Shapes of Things.”
6/12/81Lawrence Welk  
6/14/81ZZ TopLoverboy 
6/18/81James Taylor Kim Carnes was scheduled to open, but she cancelled. Songs performed included “Stand and Fight,” “Money Machine,” “Twelve Gates to the City,” “Steamroller,” “Wandering,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Riding on a Railroad,” “Walking Man,” “Summer’s Here,” “Up on the Roof,” “Fire and Rain,” “Millworker,” “Lighthouse,” “Blossom,” “I Will Follow,” “Her Town Too,” “Looking for Love on Broadway,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “How Sweet It Is,” “Hard Times,” “Your Smiling Face,” and “Hey Good Lookin’.”
6/26/81Santana Songs played included “Incident at Neshabur,” “Europa,” “Soul Sacrifice,” “Primera Invasion,” “American Gypsy,” “Searchin’,” “E Papa Re,” “The Sensitive Kind,” “Winning,” “Tales of Kilimanjaro,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Savor,” “Jingo,” “Body Surfing,” “Well All right,” “Transcendence,” “Open Invitation,” “She’s Not There,” and “Shake Your Moneymaker.”
7/14/81Van HalenThe FoolsSongs performed by Van Halen included “On Fire,” “Sinner’s Swing!,” “Hear About It Later,” “So This Is Love?,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” “Runnin’ With the Devil,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Sunday Afternoon in the Park,” “Romeo Delight,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “Ice Cream Man,” “Mean Street,” “Feel Your Love Tonight,” “You Really Got Me,” “Unchained,” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.”
8/4/81Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersJoe ElySongs performed by Petty included “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Nightwatchman,” “A Thing About You,” “Here Comes My Girl,” “I Need to Know,” “A Woman in Love,” “Shadow of a Doubt,” “Even the Losers,” “The Waiting,” “Kings Road,” “Refugee,” “Breakdown,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Shout,” and “Good, Good Lovin’.” Songs performed by Ely included “Hard Livin’,” “Road Hawg,” “I Keep Gettin’ Paid the Same,” “Musta Notta Gotta Lotta,” “Wishin’ for You,” “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” “Matchbox,” “Not Fade Away,” and “Fingernails.” This was reportedly Ely’s first performance in Pittsburgh.
8/7/81The Marshall Tucker BandFranke and the KnockoutsThere were about 12,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Marshall Tucker Band in their over 90-minute-long set included “Take the Highway,” “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Takes Time,” “Special Someone,” “I’ll Be Lovin’ You,” “Let’s Tell the Blues,” “This Ol’ Cowboy,” “Fire on the Mountain,” “Something’s Missing in My Life,” “Can’t Ya See,” “Ramblin’,” “Bob Away My Blues,” “Let’s Tell the Blues,” “Searching for a Rainbow,” and “Long, Hard Ride.”
8/13/81The Jacksons Songs performed by The Jacksons included “Can You Feel It,” “Things I Do for You,” “Off the Wall,” “Ben,” “This Place Hotel,” “She’s Out of My Life,” “I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save,” “I’ll Be There,” “Rock With You,” “Lovely One,” “Workin’ Day and Night,” “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” and “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground).”
8/19/81Kenny RogersSusan Anton, GallagherThere were 17,679 people in attendance. Songs performed by Rogers included “Lucille,” “Greybeard,” “Coward of the County,” “The Gambler,” “I Don’t Need You,” “Lady,” “Love the World Away,” “Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” and “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town.” Songs performed by Anton included “Somebody Knockin’,” “Angel of the Monring,” “The Rose,” “Queen of Hearts,” and “Killing Time.”
8/26/81Little AnthonyThe Chiffons, Lou Christie, the Skyliners, the Del VikingsOnly a paltry 1,500 (or less) people were in attendance. Songs performed by Little Anthony included “Tears on My Pillow,” “Take Me Back,” “Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop,” “I’m on the Outside Looking In,” “Hurts So Bad,” and “Goin’ Out of My Head.” Songs performed by Lou Christie included “I’m Gonna Make You Mine,” “The Gypsy Cried,” “Two Faces Have I,” “Lightning Strikes,” and “Mickey’s Monkey.” Songs performed by The Skyliners included “This I Swear,” “Since I Don’t Have You,” and “Where Have They Gone.” Songs performed by the Chiffons included “One Fine Day,” “Sweet Talkin’ Guy,” and “He’s So Fine.” Songs performed by The Del Vikings included “Come Go With Me.” At the end of the show, all of the performers together sang a medley of “I’m So Young,” “Please Say What You Want,” “Maybe,” and “Sincerely.”
9/17/81Blue Oyster CultFoghatSongs performed by Blue Oyster Cult included “Fire of Unknown Origin,” “Dr. Music,” “E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence),” “Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll,” “Joan Crawford,” “Burnin’ for You,” “Flaming Telepaths,” “Veteran of the Psychic Wars,” “Heavy Metal: The Black and Silver,” “ME 262,” “Hot Rails to Hell,” “Godzilla,” and “Born to Be Wild.” Songs performed by Foghat included “Love Zone,” “Weekend Driver,” “Take It Easy,” and “I Just Wanna Make Love To You.” One review suggested a third band on the bill.
9/24/81Def LeppardBlackfoot 
10/5/81JourneyPoint BlankSongs performed by Journey included “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Who’s Crying Now,” “Wheel in the Sky,” “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Where Were You,” “Line of Fire,” “Stone in Love,” “Keep On Running,” “Stay Awhile,” “Lay It Down,” “Lovin’ You Was Easy,” “Dead or Alvice,” “Too Late,” “The Party’s Over,” and “Dixie Highway.”
10/16/81Electric Light OrchestraHall & OatesSongs [erfpr,ed by ELO included “Twilight,” “Yours Truly, 2095,” “Evil Woman,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Telephone Line,” “From the End of the World,” “Showdown/Ma-Ma-Ma Belle/Can’t Get It Out of My Head/Strange Magic/Fire on High/Turn to Stone/Standin’ in the Rain/Mr. Blue Sky/Sweet Talkin’ Woman/Shine a Little Love/Last Train to London/Confusion/Rockaria!,” “Hold on Tight,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Do Ya,” and “Roll Over Beethoven.” Songs performed by Hall & Oates included “Sara Smile,” “Private Eyes,” “Kiss on My List,” “Rich Girl,” “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,” and “You Make My Dreams Come True.”
10/23/81ForeignerBilly SquierThere were over 16,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Foreigner included “Long, Long Way From Home,” “Cold As Ice,” “Head Games,” “Starrider,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Urgent,” “Double Vision,” “Dirty White boy,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “The Modern Day,” “Juke Box Hero,” and “Headknocker.” Songs performed by Squier included “The Stroke,” “In the Dark,” “Too Daze Gone,” “Lonely Is the Night,” “You Should Be High Love,” “You Know What I Like,” and “Whadda You Want.”
10/24/81NazarethThe Joe Perry Project, Vic Vergat 
11/1/81The Moody BluesJimmy SpheeroisThis was only the second time The Moody Blues performd in Pittsburgh (their first was on 10/25/73, also at the Civic Arena). Songs performed by the Moody Blues in their 2+ hour-long set included “I’m Just A Singer in a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Nights in White Satin,” “Ride My See-Saw,” “The Voice,” “Question,” “Universe,” “Meanwhile,” “Legend of a Mind,” “Gemini Dream,” “The Story in Your Eyes,” “Twilight Time,” “Nervous,” “Steppin’ in the Slide Zone,” “Gypsy,” “22,000 Days,” “Painted Smile,” “Reflective Smile,” and “Veteran Cosmic Rocker.” Songs performed by Spheerois included “In Your Eyes,” “You’ll Be Coming,” and the Beatles cover “A Day in the Life.”
11/5/81Rossington Collins BandHenry Paul Band, Balance 
11/19/81Genesis Songs performed included “Behind the Lines,” “Duchess,” “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway,” “Dodo/Lurker,” “Abacab,” “The Carpet Crawlers,” “Me and Sarah Jane,” “Misunderstanding,” “No Reply at All,” “Firth of Fifth,” “Man on the Corner,” “Who Dunnit?,” “Cage Medley,” “In the Cage,” “The Cinema Show,” “Afterglow,” “Turn It On Again,” “Dance on a Volcano,” “Los Endos,” and “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe).”
11/23/81Barry Manilow The show was performed in the round on a rotating stage and was filmed for cablecasting on the Showtime TV network (it began running on 3/8/82). Songs performed included “I Write the Songs,” “Jump Shout Boogie,” “Can’t Smile without You,” “Weekend in New England,” “If I Should Love Again,” “The Old Songs,” “Trying to Get the Feeling Again,” “Even Now,” “Beautiful Music,” “I Made It Through the Rain,” “I Was a Fool,” “Somewhere Down the Road,” “Break Down the Door,” “Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed,” “Copacabana,” “It’s a Miracle,” “Daybreak,” “This One’s For You,” “Looks Like We Made It,” “Could It Be Magic,” “Mandy,” “Let’s Take All night,” and “One Voice.” At one point in the concert, Manilow took off his vest and shirt with puffy silver sleeves to show a Terry Bradshaw jersey underneath, much to the delight of the crowd.
11/24/81Barry Manilow Songs performed by Manilow included “I Write the Songs,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “The Old Songs/I Don’t Want To Walk Without You/Let’s Hang On,” “Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again,” “Even Now,” “Nickels and Dimes,” “I Was a Fool (to Let You Go),” “Beautiful Music,” “I Made It Through the Rain,” “Weekend in New England,” “Break Down the Door / Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed,” “If I Should Love Again,” “It’s a Miracle,” “Bandstand Boogie,” “Daybreak,” “This One’s for You,” “Looks Like We Made It,” “Mandy/Could It Be Magic,” “Let’s Take All Night,” and “One Voice.”
11/27/81Black SabbathAlvin Lee with Mick TaylorSongs performed by Black Sabbath included “Neon Knights,” “N.I.B.,” “Children of the Sea,” “Turn Up the Night,” “Black Sabbath,” “War Pigs,” “Slipping Away,” “Iron Man,” “The Mob Rules,” “Heaven and Hell,” “Paranoid,” and “Children of the Grave.”
11/29/81Grateful Dead Songs performed by the Dead included “Shakedown Street,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Friend of the Devil,” “C.C. Rider,” “Candyman,” “Me and My Uncle,” “Big River,” “Althea,” “Looks Like Rain,” “Might As Well,” “Samson and Delilah,” “Ship of Fools,” “Lost Sailor,” “Saint of Circumstance,” “He’s Gone,” “Truckin’,” “Black Peter,” “Satisfaction,” and “U.S. Blues.”
12/29/81Allman Brothers BandMolly HatchetSongs performed by the Allmans included “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,” “Blue Sky,” “One Way Out,” “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa,” and “Never Knew How Much.” Songs performed by Molly Hatchet included “Flirtin’ With Disaster,” “Gator Country,” and a cover of “Long Tall Sally.” The Post-Gazette published a concert review highly critical of Gregg Allman’s voice, prompting Allman to subsequently telephone the reviewer to complain.
1/26/82Rod Stewart There were around 15,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Stewart included “Give Me Love,” “You’re in My Heart,” “If Lovin’ You Is Wrong,” “I Was Only Joking,” “Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller,” “Hot Legs,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “You Wear It Well,” “Maggie May,” “Gasoline Alley,” “I’m Losing You,” “Rock My Plimsoul,” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy,” “Passion,” and “I Was Only Joking.”
2/2/82Ozzy OsbourneStarfightersSongs performed by Osbourne included “Crazy Train,” “Suicide Solution,” “I Don’t Know,” “Goodbye to Romance,” “Iron Man,” “Over the Mountain,” “Mr. Crowley,” “Steal Away,” and “Paranoid.” Songs performed by Starfighters included “Silver Lady,” “Killing Time,” and “Giddy Up Ding Dong.”
4/9/82The PoliceBow Wow WowThere were nearly 15,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by The Police included “Message in a Bottle,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Spirits in the Material World,” “The Bed’s Too Big Without You,” “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da,” “One World,” “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” “Roxanne,” “Voices Inside My Head,” “Bring On the Night,” “Can’t Stand Losing You,” “Secret Journey,” “Demolition Man,” “Invisible Sun,” and “Shadows in the Rain.” Songs performed by Bow Wow Wow included “I Want Candy.” The music writer for the Pittsburgh Press declared Bow Wow Wow “the worst band I’ve ever heard.”
5/2/82AlabamaMickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, The Thrasher Brothers, comedian Eddie JayeSongs performed by Alabama included “Love in the First Degree,” “Feels So right,” “Tennessee River,” and “Why Lady Why.” Songs performed by Gilley included “Girls Get Prettier at Closing Time,” “Object of My Affection,” “Stand By Me,” “Headache Tomorrow or a Heartache Tonight,” “Don’t Let your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” and “Cherokee Fiddle” (the latter two songs joined by Lee). Songs performed by Lee included “One in a Million,” “Pickin’ Up Strangers,” “Bet Your Heart on Me,” and “Lookin’ For Love.”
5/4/82Frank Sinatracomedian Charlie CallasSongs performed during the 65-minute set included “Night and Day,” “In the Still Of the Night,” “All Or Nothing At all,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “The One That I Love Belongs to Somebody Else,” “Without a Song,” “I Can’t Get Started,” “It Had to Be You,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “New York, New York,” “Monday Morning Quarterback,” “For Once in My Life,” “Gonna Fall in Love Again,” “Like a Sad Song,” “Stargazer,” “Laura,” “The House I Live In,” “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “Oh, Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess.”
6/7/82Neil Diamond This night sold out, so a second show was added on 6/8/82. Songs performed during the nearly three-hour show included “America,” “Solitary Man,” “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Sweet Caroline,” “For My Children,” “Love on the Rocks,” “Play Me,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “Hello Again,” “September Morn,” “I Am I Said,” “Skybird/Lonely Looking Boy/Dear Father,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Amazed and Confused,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Desiree,” “Song Sung Blue,” and “Dancing in the Street.”
6/8/82Neil Diamond This show was sold out. Songs performed by Diamond included “America,” “Love on the Rocks,” “Desiree,” “I’m Glad You’re Here With Me Tonight,” “Solitary Man,” “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Play Me,” “Beautiful Noise,” “Surviving the Life,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “Hello Again,” “On the Robert E. Lee,” “Amazed and Confused,” “Summerlove,” “Songs of Life,” “Dancing in the Street,” “September Morn,” “Yesterday’s Songs,” “On the Way to the Sky,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Holly Holy,” “I Am, I Said,” “Skybird,” “Lonely Looking Sky,” “Dear Father,” “Sanctus,” “Be,” “Soolaimon,” “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” and “America.”
6/12/82The Charlie Daniels BandMcGuffey LaneJimmy Hall was originally advertised as the opening act.
7/5/82Rick JamesAl Hudson and One Way, Cameo 
8/3/82REO SpeedwagonSurvivorSongs performed by REO included “Take It On the Run,” “Keep On Lovin’ You,” “Keep Pushin’,” “Time For Me to Fly,” “Back On the Road Again,” “Roll With the Changes,” “Ridin’ the Storm Out,” “Say You Love Me Or Say Goodnight,” “Flying Turkey Trot,” “Tough Guys,” “Shakin’ It Loose,” “Good Trouble,” “Don’t Let Him Go,” “Girl With the Heart of Gold,” and “The Key.” Songs performed by Survivor included “Eye of the Tiger,” “Feels Like Love,” “Children of the Night,” “Poor Man’s Son,” “Hesitation Dance,” “Take You On a Saturday,” and “I’m Not That Man Anymore.”
8/4/82REO SpeedwagonSurvivor 
8/9/82Crosby, Stills & Nash There were 17,243 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Blackbird,” “Teach Your Children,” “Our House,” “For What’s It’s Worth,” “Love the One You’re With,” “Turn Your Back on Love,” “Delta,” “Southern Cross,” “Wasted On the Way,” “Since I Met You,” “Just a Song Before I Go,” “Turn Back,” “Wind on the Water,” “Cathedral,” “Dark Star,” “Wooden Ships,” and “Carry On.”
8/11/82Santana There were 10,000 people in attendance. Songs performed during the two and a half hour set included “Black Magic Woman,” “Oye Coma Va,” “Jingo,” “She’s Not There,” “All I Ever Wanted,” “Primera Invasion,” “Savor,” “Across the Sky,” “Europa,” “Gypsy Queen,” “Incident at Neshabur,” “Soul Sacrifice,” “Across the Sky,” “Searchin’,” “Body Surfing,” “Open Invitation,” “American Gypsy.”
8/13/82Kenny RogersLarry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Band, comedian Lonnie ShorrSongs performed by Rogers included “You Turn the Light On,” “So In Love with you,” “Love Will Turn You Around,” “Blaze of Glory,” “Love the World Away,” “Share Your Love,” “Through the Years,” “Lady,” “A Love Song,” “Fighting Fire With Fire,” “The Gambler,” “Lovers and Friends,” “Coward of the County,” “Lucille,” “Ruby (Don’t Take Your Love to Town).” Songs performed by the Gatlin Brothers included “Broken Lady,” “Take Me to Your Lovin’ Place,” “Midnight Choir,” and “All the Gold in California.” Prior to the show, Rogers reportedly relaxed playing tennis at the Monroeville Raquet Club.
8/18/82The Gap BandGrand Master Flash, Zapp, GoodieThe roof opened for the show for the first time since a Boston concert on 8/10/1978. Two attendees were arrested after it was noticed they were carrying loaded guns.
8/21/82J. Geils BandThe Motels 
8/31/82Ted NugentAxeSongs performed by Nugent included “No, No, No,” “Fightin’ Words,” “Bound and Gagged,” “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang,” “Dog Eat Dog,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Free-For-All,” “Hey Baby,” “Wango Tango,” and “Great White Buffalo.” Songs performed by Axe included “I Got the Fire,” “Silent Soldiers,” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Party.”
9/9/82Willie NelsonDelbert McClintonThe show was nearly sold out. It was Nelson’s first Pittsburgh concert. Songs performed by Nelson included “Whiskey River,” “Crazy,” “Funny How Time Slips Away,” “Sweet Memories,” “Lovin’ You Is Easier Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again,” “Night Life,” “If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Let It Be Me,” “Stay All Night, Stay A Little Longer,” “You Were Always on My Mind,” “Workingman’s Blues,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” and “Amazing Grace.”
9/11/82KansasCheap Trick 
9/15/82Olivia Newton-John Songs performed in Newton-John’s 90-minute set included “Summer Nights,” “If You Love Me,” “Heart Attack,” “Xanadu,” “Magic,” “If Not For You,” “Have You Never Been Mellow,” “Deeper Than the Night,” “Jolene,” “Let Me Be There,” “Please Mr. Please,” “A Little More Love,” “Make a Move on Me,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “Let’s Get Physical,” “I Honestly Love You.” She performed “Let’s Get Physical” wearing a Steelers jersey. During her encore performance of “I Honestly Love You,” the Arena roof opened and fireworks were set off.
9/16/82Rick SpringfieldGreg Kihn BandThere were 7,000 people in attendance. Song performed by Springfield included “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “What Kind of Fool Am I,” “Don’t Talk,” “I’ve Done Everything (For You),” “I Get Excited,” “Everybody’s Girl,” “The American Girl,” “April 24, 1981,” “Carry Me Away,” “Red Hot and Blue Love,” “Calling All Girls,” “Kristina,” “Just One Kiss,” and “Inside Sylvia.” Songs performed by Kihn included “The Breakup Song,” “Testify,” “Higher and Higher,” and “Just My Imagination.”
9/17/82Jethro TullSagaSongs performed by Tull included “Something on the Move,” “Swirling Pits,” “A Song For Jeffrey,” “Fallen on Hard Times,” “Broadsword,” “Pussy Willow,” “Clasp,” “Watching Me Watching You,” “Beastie,” “Seal Driver,” “Too Many Too,” “Fat Man,” “Hunting Girl,” “Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young to Die,” “Locomotive Breath,” “Aqualung,” “Cheerio.”
9/28/82The WhoDavid JohansenWhen tickets were going on sale on 8/23/81, around 1,500 fans were waiting in line. Several people fainted in the push to get to the ticket windows and six people were arrested. There were 17,177 people in attendance. Songs performed during The Who’s 2-and-a-half-hour long set included “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “I’m One,” “The Punk Meets the Godfather,” “Drowned,” “5:15,” “Love, Reign O’er Me,” “Substitute,” “I Can’t Explain,” “Dangerous,” “Sister Disco,” “The Quiet One,” “It’s Hard,” “Eminence Front,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me, Feel Me,” “Long Live Rock,” “Dancing in the Streets,” “I Can See For Miles,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “Magic Bus,” “You Better You Bet,” “Squeeze Box,” “It’s Your Turn,” “Naked Eye,” “Athena,” “Summertime Blues,” and “Twist and Shout.” Songs performed by Johansen included “Funky But Chic,” “Bohemian Love Pad,” “Melody,” “Frenchette,” “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” the Animals Medley (We Gotta Get Out Of This Place/Don’t Bring Me Down/It’s My Life), “Stranded in the Jungle.” Johansen performed wearing a Terry Bradshaw jersey.
10/2/82HeartJohn Mellencamp (as John Cougar)Billed as first Pittsburgh appearance by John Cougar. There were around 10,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Heart included “City’s Burning,” “Even It Up,” “Bebe Le Strange,” “Straight On,” “Magic Man,” “Love Alive,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Silver Wheels,” “Mistral Wind,” “Raised on You,” “The Situation,” “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Rock and Roll,” “Born to Be Wild,” “The Rover,” and “Sweet Darlin’.” Songs performed by Mellencamp included “30 Days in the Hole,” “Jack & Diane,” “Hurts So Good,” “Ain’t Even Done with the Night,” “This Time,” and “I Need a Lover.”
10/13/82Judas PriestIron MaidenThere were around 7,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Judas Priest included “Electric Eye,” “Riding on the Wind,” “Heading Out to the Highway,” “Metal Gods,” “Bloodstone,” “Breaking the Law,” “Sinner,” “Desert Plains,” “The Ripper,” “Diamonds & Rust,” “Devil’s Child,” “Screaming for Vengeance,” “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’,” “Victim of Changes,” “Living After Midnight,” “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown),” and “Hell Bent for Leather.” Songs performed by Iron Maiden included “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “Wrathchild,” “Run to the Hills,” “Children of the Damned,” “The Number of the Beast,” “22 Acacia Avenue,” “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” “Iron Maiden,” and “Drifter.”
10/21/82Diana Ross The 10/22/82 show was announced first, and it sold so well this date was added. Songs performed by Ross included “I’m Coming Out,” “Mirror, Mirror,” “Fool for Your Love,” “Upside Down,” “It’s My Turn,” “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand),” “Touch Me in the Morning,” “I Cried for You,” “My Man,” “Good Morning Heartache,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To),” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Muscles,” “T’Ain’t Nobody’s Biz’ness If I Do,” and “Work That Body.”
10/22/82Diana Ross This show was announced first, and it sold so well a second date was added on 10/21/82.
11/1/82Van HalenJoe Whiting and the Bandit BandSongs performed by Van Halen included “Running With the Devil,” “Jamie’s Crying,” “Where Have All the Good Time Gone,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Everybody Wants Some,” “Somebody Get Me a Doctor,” “Ice Cream Man,” “Pretty Woman,” and “You Really Got Me.” Songs performed by Whiting included “Can’t Turn You Loose,” “I’ll Be On My Way,” “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” “Devil With a Blue Dress On,” and “Good Golly Miss Molly.”
11/11/82Billy Joel Songs performed included “Allentown,” “My Life,” “Prelude/Angry Young Man,” “Honesty,” “Don’t Ask Me Why,” “The Stranger,” “Scandinavian Skies,” “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “She’s Always a Woman,” “Pressure,” “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Goodnight Saigon,” “Stiletto,” “Until the Night,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” “Sometimes a Fantasy,” “Big Shot,” “You May Be Right,” “Only the Good Die Young,” “Piano Man,” and “The Entertainer.”
11/26/82AerosmithPat Travers Band, Rose TattooSongs performed by Aerosmith included “Back in the Saddle Again,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Walk This Way,” “Jig Is Up,” “Jailbait,” “Bitch’s Brew,” “Same Old Song and Dance,” “Rock in a Hard Place,” “Big Ten Inch,” “Mamma Kin,” “Train Kept a Rolling,” “Lick and a Promise,” and “Lord of Thighs.” Songs performed by Travers included “I La La La Love You,” “I’d Rather See You Dead,” “The Fifth,” “Rockin’,” “Can’t Stop the Heartache,” “Snortin’ Whiskey and Drinking Cocaine,” and “Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights).”
11/29/82Pat BenatarSaga 
1/18/83Billy SquierSagaSongs performed by Squier included “Emotion in Motion,” “The Stroke,” “Everybody Wants You,” “In the Dark,” “Lonely Is the Night,” “Whadda You Want From Me,” “I Need You,” “Learn How to Live,” “Too Daze Gone,” “She’s a Runner,” “Listen to the Heartbeat,” “My Kinda Lover,” “Keep Me Satisfied,” and a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Rip This Joint.” Songs performed by Saga included “On the Loose,” “It’s Time,” “Careful Where You Step,” and “Wind Him Up.” It was Saga’s third appearance at the Civic Arena as an opening act in a 6-month span.
2/18/83Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersNick Lowe & Paul CarrackThis show was postponed to 3/28/83 after Petty was booked to be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
2/28/83PrinceVanity 6, The TimeThis concert took place while the final episode of M*A*S*H was being broadcast. Songs performed by Prince included “Controversy,” “Let’s Work,” “Do Me, Baby,” “D.M.S.R.,” “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore,” “Lady Cab Driver,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Dirty Mind,” “International Lover,” and “1999.” Songs performed by The Time included “Girl,” “Gigolos Get Lonely Too,” “Get It Up,” and “Cool.” Songs performed by Vanity 6 included “Nasty Girl.”
3/3/83Eric ClaptonRy CooderThere were 10,550 people in attendance. Songs performed by Clapton included “I Shot the Sheriff,” “After Midnight,” “Cocaine,” “Crossroads,” “Someday Baby,” “Ramblin’ on My Mind,” “Slow Down Linda,” and “I’ve Got a Rock and Roll Heart.” Songs performed by Cooder included “Smack Dab in the Middle,” “Money Honey,” and “How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times.” Cooder joined Clapton during his encore, performing “Crossroads.”
3/5/83Hall & OatesSteel BreezeThe Rockats were originally scheduled to open the show, but were replaced by Steel Breeze several days before the concert. There were 16,852 people in attendance.
3/25/83TriumphFoghatThere were around 8,500 people in attendance. Songs performed by Triumph included “Magic Power,” “Lay It on the Line,” “Fight the Good Fight,” “Never Surrender,” “Hold On,” “Too Much Thinking,” “A World of Fantasy,” “Blinding Light Show,” “Rock & Roll Machine,”and a cover of “Rocky Mountain Way.” Songs performed by Foghat included “Slow Ride,” “And I do Just What I Want,” “My Babe,” “Fool For the City,” and “Third Time Lucky.”
3/28/83Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersNick Lowe & Paul CarrackThis show was scheduled for 2/18/83 but was postponed because Petty got booked to be musical guest on Saturday Night Live. There were about 6,100 people in attendance. Songs performed by Petty included “The Waiting,” “You Got Lucky,” “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “A Woman in Love,” “Breakdown,” “Change of Heart,” “Here Comes My Girl,” “Straight Into Darkness,” “Kings Road,” “Even the Losers,” “Refugee,” “A One Story Town,” “She Don’t Need You,” “A Thing About You,” and covers of “Hang On Sloopy” and “Shout.” Songs performed by Lowe & Carrack included “Cruel to Be Kind,” “I Knew the Bride,” “Raging Eyes,” “Lesson in Love,” “So Right (So Wrong),” “Saint Beneath the Paint,” “Cool Reaction,” “How Long.”
4/4/83RushJon Butcher AxisThere were 14,187 people in attendance. Songs performed by Rush included “Tom Sawyer,” “Subdivisions,” “New World Man,” “Digital Man,” “The Weapon,” “The Spirit of Radio,” “Freewill,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Chemistry,” “The Analog Kid,” “Limelight,” “The Trees,” “Red Barchetta,” “The Weapon,” “Countdown,” “The Temples of Syrinx,” and “Vital Signs.”
4/18/83Dan Fogelberg There were more than 14,000 people in attendance. Fogelberg performed entirely solo acoustic. Songs performed by Fogelberg included “Once Upon a Time,” “The Innocent Age,” “Old Tennessee,” “Hard to Say,” “To the Morning,” “Beggar’s Game,” “Black Orpheus,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Same Old Lang Syne,” “Morning Sky,” “Leader of the Band,” “Longer,” “Part of the Plan,” and “There’s a Place in the World for a Gambler.”
5/28/83JourneyBryan AdamsThe show was sold out.
5/29/83JourneyBryan AdamsThe show was sold out.
6/5/83Def LeppardKrokus, Gary MooreThere were 14,308 people in attendance. Songs performed by Def Leppard included “Bringin’ On the Heartache,” “Photograph,” “Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop),” “Another Hit and Run,” “Foolin’,” “Let It Go,” “Wasted,” “Travelin’ Band,” and “Rock Brigade.” Songs performed by Krokus included “Screaming in the Night,” “American Woman,” “Headhunter,” “Heatstrokes,” “Eat the Rich,” and “Easy Rocker.” Songs performed by Gary Moore included “Wishing Well,” “Don’t Take Me For a Loser,” “Cold Hearted,” “Always Gonna Love You,” “Rockin’ Every Night,” “Nuclear Attack,” and “End of the World.”
6/6/83Bob SegerThe RocketsThe show was sold out, with 13,681 people in attendance. Songs performed by Seger included “Hollywood Nights,” “Old Time Rock & Roll,” “Against the Wind,” “Turn the Page,” “Night Moves,” “Her Strut,” “Get Out of Denver,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “The Horizontal Bop,” “I Feel Like a Number,” “Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight,” “Fire Down Below,” “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” “Makin’ Thunderbirds,” “Tryin’ to Live My Life Without You,” “House Behind a House,” “Even Now,” “Mainstreet,” “Shame on the Moon,” “Roll Me Away,” and a cover of “Fortunate Son.” Songs performed by The Rockets included “”Record Machine.”
6/7/83Bob SegerThe Rockets 
6/28/83Stevie NicksJoe WalshSongs performed by Nicks included “Gold Dust Woman,” “Outside the Rain,” “Dreams,” “Gold and Braid,” “I Need to Know,” “Angel,” “If Anyone Falls,” “Leather and Lace,” “Stand Back,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Gypsy,” “How Still My Love,” “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Edge of Seventeen,” and “Rhiannon.” Songs performed by Walsh included “Shadows,” “Space Age Whiz Kids,” “The Bomber: Closet Queen/Bolero/Cast Your Fate to the Wind,” “Life’s Been Good,” and “Rocky Mountain Way.”
6/30/83Rick SpringfieldSparksThere were about 8,700 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Jessie’s Girl,” “Calling All Girls,” “Living in Oz,” “Just One Kiss,” “Kristina,” “Human Touch,” and “Tiger By the Tail.” Songs performed by Sparks included “Rockin’ Girls,” “Cool Places,” “Mickey Mouse,” and “Amateur Hour.”
7/8/83Marvin GayeAshford & SimpsonThis concert was moved to the Stanley Theater due to poor ticket sales.
7/16/83Styx This concert was postponed nine days prior ot the show after guitarist Tommy Shaw injured his hand was unable to play. The show was rescheduled for 9/14/83.
7/19/83Jackson Browne There were 5,800 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Somebody’s Baby,” “Here Comes Those Tears Again,” “That Girl Could Sing,” “Boulevard,” “For Everyman,” “Call It a Loan,” “Say It Isn’t True,” “Lawyers in Love,” “On the Day,” “Cut It Away,” “Downtown,” “Running on Empty,” “The Pretender,” “Coming Away,” “Hold On Hold Out,” “The Load Out/Stay,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Rosie,” and “For a Rocker.”
7/23/83ZZ TopSammy Hagar 
7/30/83Dolly Parton This date was cancelled only two days after tickets went on sale.
8/5/83The O’JaysKool & the Gang, the Bar-Kays, Lakeside, Angela BofillOnly 5,912 people were in attendance. Songs performed by Kool & the Gang included “Steppin’ Out,” “Get Down With It,” “Ladies Night,” “Celebration,” and “No Show.” Songs performed by Lakeside included “Turn the Music Up,” “Something About That Woman,” and a cover of The BEatles’ “I Want To Hold your Hand.” Songs performed by the Bar-Kays included “Shake Your Rump,” “Freaky Behavior,” “She Talks to Me With Her Body,” and “Anticipation.” Songs performed by Angela Bofill included “Something About You,” “Is This a Dream?,” “Tonight I give In,” and “I Try.”
8/6/83ChicagoWarren ZevonAdvertisements promised the roof opened and a fireworks display, weather permitting. There were only 6,864 people in attendance.
8/8/83The PoliceJoan Jett & The BlackheartsThere were 15,750 people in attendance. Songs performed by the police included “Message in a Bottle,” “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” “Can’t Stand Losing You,” “So Lonely,” “Synchronicity I,” “Walking In Your Footsteps,” “Demolition Man,” “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da,” “Spirits in the Material World,” “One World,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Hole In My Life,” and “Tea in the Sahara.” Songs performed by Jett included “I Love Rock and Roll,” “Bad Reputation,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Victim of Circumstances,” “The French Song,” “Handyman,” and covers of “Star Star,” “Crimson and Clover,” and “Nag.” Jett was dressed in black and gold.
8/10/83Supertramp The show was cancelled the day of the show, reportedly for “personal reasons” although it was noted that tickets had been selling poorly.
8/13/83AsiaChris DeBurghThere were only 6,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Asia included “Wildest Dreams,” “Time Again,” “The Heat Goes On,” “Eye to Eye,” “Only Time Will Tell,” “Midnight Sun,” “Don’t Cry,” “The Last to Know,” “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes,” and “Sole Survivor.” Songs performed by DeBurgh included “Ship to Shore,” “The Getaway,” “Borderline,” “The Revolution,” “Light a Fire,” “Liberty,” and “Don’t Pay the Ferryman.”
8/16/83Iron MaidenFastway, Coney HatchSongs performed by Iron Maiden included “Run to the Hills,” “Flight of the Icarus,” “The Number of the Beast,” “Where Eagles Dare,” “Trooper,” “Revelations,” “To Tame a Land,” “Sanctuary,” “22 Acacia Avenue,” “Wrathchild,” “Die With Your Boots On,” “Hallowed,” “Iron Maiden,” and “Drifter.” Songs performed by Fastway included “Say What You Will” and “Easy Living.”
8/17/83Kenny RogersB.J. Thomas, The Righteous BrothersThere were around 16,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Rogers included “The Gambler,” “Coward of the County,” “You Turn the Light On,” “Love Or Something Like It,” “You Are So Beautiful,” “Lucille,” “Lady,” “Through the Years,” and “Ruby.” Songs performed by B.J. Thomas included “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “Hooked On a Feeling,” “New Looks From an Old Lover,” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Lullaby,” “Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” Songs performed by the Righteous Brothers included “Unchained Melody,” “Sometimes When We Touch,” “Soul Man,” and “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration.”
8/18/83Men at Work This show was moved to the Stanley Theater.
9/3/83AC/DC This show was postponed until 11/30/83.
9/7/83Neil Young There were about 16,000 people in attendance. The first half of the concert was Young alone (with, occasionally, some backing singers) with the second half of the show was Neil backed by the Shocking Pinks. Songs he performed included “Comes a Time,” “Love Is a Rose,” “Down by the River,” “Only Love Can Break Your Heart,” “Old Man,” “The Needle and the Damage Done,” “Helpless,” “Dance, Dance, Dance,” “Heart of Gold,” “Don’t Be Denied,” “Sail Away,” “Powderfinger,” “Ohio,” “After the Gold Rush,” “I Got a Problem,” “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue),” “Mr. Soul,” “Sugar Mountain,” “Jellyroll Man,” “Wonderin’,” “Payola Blues,” “Get Gone,” “Don’t Take Your Love Away From Me,” “Everybody’s Rockin’,” “Do You Wanna Dance?”
9/8/83Willie Nelson There were about 10,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Nelson included “Stay All Night,” “All of Me,” “Beer Barrel Polka,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Stardust,” “Whiskey River,” “If You’ve Got the Money, Honey, I’ve Got the Time,” “Working Man Blues,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Amazing Grace,” “Little Old-Fashioned Karma,” “Til I Can Gain Control Again,” “Help Me Make It Through the night,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again),” “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain,” and “Who’ll Buy My Memories.”
9/9/83LoverboyZebraSongs performed by Zebra included “Tell Me What You Want.”
9/14/83Styx There were 12,177 people in attendance. Songs performed by Styx included “Mr. Roboto,” “Haven’t We Been Here Before,” “Rockin’ the Paradise,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Heavy Metal Poisoning,” “Foolin’ Yourself,” “Lady,” “Snowblind,” “Cold War,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Crystal Ball,” “Sweet Madame Blue,” “The Best of Time,” “Miss America,” “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” and a cover of “Twist and Shout.”
9/17/83Lionel RichieThe Pointer Sisters 
10/26/83The Moody BluesStevie Ray VaughanThere were only 5,681 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Moody Blues included “The Voice,” “Blue World,” “Going Nowhere,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Nights in White Satin,” “Legend of a Mind,” “Sitting at the Wheel,” “Gemini Dream,” “Talking Out of Turn,” “Running Water,” “I’m Just a Singer in a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Gypsy,” “The Story in Your Eyes,” “Question,” “Ride My See-Saw,” “Hole in the World,” “Under My Feet,” “Painted Smile,” “Reflective Smile,” and “Veteran Cosmic Rocker.” Songs performed by Vaughan included “Texas Flood,” “Testify,” “Lovestruck,” “Rude Mood,” and a cover of Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child.”
10/28/83AlabamaJuice Newton, The Thrasher BrothersSongs performed by Alabama includd “Mountain Music,” “Dixieland Delight,” “Feels So Right,” “Tennessee River,” “Lady Down on Love,” “Take Me Down,” “Old Flame,” and “My Home’s in Alabama.” Songs performed by Newton included “Queen of Hearts,” “Angel of the Morning,” “Break It to Me Gently,” and “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me.”
11/30/83AC/DC This show was postponed from 9/3/83. There were about 12,000 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Let There Be Rock,” “Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution,” “Sin City,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Hell’s Bells,” “For Those About to Rock,” “This House Is on Fire,” “Flick of the Switch,” and “Bad Boy Boogie.”
12/7/83Genesis Songs performed by Genesis included “Dodo/Lurker,” “Abacab,” “That’s All,” “Mama,” “Eleventh Earl of Mar/Squonk/Firth of Fifth,” “Illegal Alien,” “Man on the Corner,” “Who Dunnit?,” “Home by the Sea,” “Second Home by the Sea,” “The Carpet Crawlers,” “Keep It Dark,” “It’s Gonna Get Better,” “Follow You Follow Me,” “In the Cage/The Cinema Show/…In That Quiet Earth/The Colony of Slippermen/Afterglow,” “Los Endos,” and “Turn It On Again.”
12/14/83HeartKansasOnly around 5,000 people were in attendance. Songs performed by Heart included “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Bebe Le Strange,” “Sleep Alone,” “City’s Burning,” “Straight On For You,” “Even It Up,” and “How Can I Refuse.” Songs performed by Kansas included “Dust in the Wind,” “Carry On, Wayward Son,” “Hold On,” “Point of Know Return,” “Portrait (He Knew),” “Play the Game Tonight,” “Mainstream,” “Get Rich,” and “Everybody’s My Friend.”
2/2/84Ozzy OsbourneMotley Crue, WaystedThere were 11,600 people in attendance. During the concert, unruly fans ripped a sink from the wall in a men’s room. Earlier in the day, Osbourne signed autographs at an Oakland record store causing traffic issues as an overflow of fans spilled out into the street. Songs performed by Osbourne included “I Don’t Know,” “Mr. Crowley,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel,” “Bark at the Moon,” “Revelation (Mother Earth),” “Steal Away (The Night),” “Suicide Solution,” “Centre of Eternity,” “Flying High Again,” “Iron Man,” “Crazy Train,” and “Paranoid.” Songs performed by Motley Crue included “Shout at the Devil,” “Take Me to the Top,” “Knock ’em Dead, Kid,” “Too Young to Fall in Love,” “Red Hot,” “Piece of Your Action,” “Looks That Kill,” and “Live Wire.”
2/14/84Neil Diamond There were 17,416 people in attendance. Songs performed during the two-and-a-half-hour set included “America,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Cherry Cherry,” “You Don’t Send Me Flowers,” “Play Me,” “Beautiful Noise,” “Love on the Rocks,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “For My Children,” “Fire on the Tracks,” “Shiloh,” “Hello Again,” “Songs of Life,” “You Baby,” “On the Robert E. Lee,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “I Am I Said,” and “The Dancing Bumble Bee.”
2/15/84Neil Diamond This show was sold out, with 17,471 people in attendance. Songs performed by Diamond included “America,” “Love on the Rocks,” “I’m Alive,” “I’m Glad You’re Here With Me Tonight,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Morningside,” “Shilo,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “Hello Again,” “On the Robert E. Lee,” “You Baby,” “Primitive,” “Dancing in the Street,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Heartlight,” “The American Popular Song,” “Teach Me Tonight,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” “Golden Slumbers,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “I Am, I Said,” “Skybird,” “Lonely Looking Sky,” “Dear Father,” “Anthem,” “Be,” “Soolaimon,” and “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.”
2/17/84.38 SpecialHuey Lewis & The NewsThere were about 8,300 people in attendance. Songs performed by .38 Special inclided “Hold On Loosely,” “Caught Up in You,” “Back on the Track,” “Take ‘Em Out,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Rough Housin’,” and “Back Where You Belong.” Songs performed by Lewis included “The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “I Want a New Drug,” “Workin’ For a Living’,” “Heart and Soul,” “Walking on a Thin Line,” “Do You Believe in Love,” “Some of My Lies Are True,” and “It’s Alright.”
2/28/84Duran DuranChristmas PastThere 9,407 people in attendance. Songs performed by Duran Duran included “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “Rio,” “Girls on Film,” “New Moon on Monday,” “Is There Something I Should Know,” “Union of the Snake,” “Save a Prayer,” “Cracks in the Pavement,” “My Own Way,” “The Seventh Stranger,” “The Chauffeur,” and “The Seventh Stranger.” Songs performed by Christmas Past included “Laughter Inside” and “Naked Greed.”
3/7/84Van HalenAutographSongs performed by Van Halen included “Unchained,” “Hot for Teacher,” “On Fire,” “Runnin’ With the Devil,” “Little Guitars,” “Cathedral,” “House of Pain,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” “I’ll Wait,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “Girl Gone Bad,” “1984,” “Jump,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Panama,” “You Really Got Me,” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.”
3/24/84Billy Joel The show was sold out, with 16,629 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Don’t Ask Me Why,” “Stiletto,” “Mt Life,” “Piano Man,” “An Innocent Man,” “Scene From an Italian Restaurant,” “It’s Still Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me,” “Uptown Girl,” “Big Shot,” “Tell Her About It,” “You Mau Be Right,” and “Only the Good Die Young.”
4/4/84Culture ClubExotic BirdsThere were about 14,000 people in attendance. Songs performed included “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,” “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Karma Chameloen,” “Church of the Poison Mind,” “Victims,” “That’s the Way,” “Miss Me,” “White Boy,” “Take Control,” “It’s a Miracle.” This was the first concert with a younger audience at which the Arena sold beer. Previously the Arena would only sell beer at sporting events and concerts with an obvious older audience, like Frank Sinatra or Kenny Rogers, and not at rock and pop concerts.
4/9/84Judas PriestGreat WhiteThere were 8,321 people in attendance. Songs performed included “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,” “Breaking the Law,” “Electric Eye,” “Love Bites,” “Jaw Breaker,” “Heavy Duty,” “Heads Will Roll,” “Night Comes down,” “Defenders of the Faith,” “Metal Gods,” “Sinner,” “The Green Manalishi,” “Desert Plains,” “Grinder,” “Victim of Changes,” “Freewheel Burning,” “The Sentinal,” and “Rock Hard, Die Free.”
4/11/84Frank SinatraBuddy Rich, comedian Tom DreesenThere were 15,648 people in attendance. Songs performed by Sinatra included “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “At Long Last Love,” “When Your Lover Has Gone,” “This Is All I Ask,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “My Way,” “Here’s to the Band,” “I Can’t Get Started,” “Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “Strangers in the Night,” and “New York, New York.” Boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini was in the audience, noted by Sintatra from the stage.
5/1/84Yes There were more than 13,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Yes included “Cinema,” “Leave It,” “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Hold On,” “Hearts,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Solly’s Beard,” “Changes,” “And You and I,” “Soon,” “Make It Easy,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “It Can Happen,” “Long Distance Runaround,” “Whitefish/Amazing Grace,” “City of Love,” “Starship Trooper,” and “Roundabout.”
5/29/84Lionel RichieTina Turner 
6/20/84ScorpionsBon JoviThere were 8,579 people in attendance. Songs performed by Scorpions included “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” “No One Like You,” “Top of the Bill,” “Coming Home,” “Blackout,” “Bad Boys Running Wild,” “Loving you Sunday Morning,” “Big City Nights,” “Holiday,” “Still Loving You,” “Another Piece of Meat,” “Dynamite,” “The Zoo,” and “Can’t Get Enough.” Songs performed by Bon Jovi included “Breakout,” “Come Back,” “Roulette,” “Shot Through the Heart,” “Get Ready,” and “Runaway.”
7/8/84RushPat TraversSongs performed by Rush included “Spirit of the Radio,” “Subdivision,” “New World Man,” “Red Barchetta,” “Closerto the Heart,” “Tom Sawyer,” “The Enemy Within,” “The Weapon,” and “Red Section A.” Songs performed by Travers included “Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights).:
7/27/84The CarsWang ChungThe concert was sold out, with 14,126 people in attendance. Songs performed by The Cars included “Hello Again,” “Touch and Go,” “Candy-O,” “A Dream Away,” “Drive,” “You Might Think,” “My Best Friend’s Girl,” “Magic,” “Let’s Go,” “Jacki,” and “You’re All I Got Tonight.” Songs performed by Wang Chung included “Dance Hall Days” and Don’t Let Go.”
8/4/84Rod Stewart Songs performed by Stewart included “Hot Legs,” “She Won’t Dance With Me,” “Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me),” “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” “Sweet Little Rock & Roller,” “Baby Jane,” “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” “Hungry Heart,” “Maggie May,” “Infatuation,” “Bad for You,” “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” “Some Guys Have All the Luck,” “Young Turks,” “Passion,” and “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
8/13/84Ronnie James DioTwisted SisterLita Ford was schedule to be the first act on the bill, but she canceled. There were about 6,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Dio included “Stand Up and Shout,” “The Last in Line,” “Mystery,” “Egypt (The Chains Are On),” “Man on the Silver Mountain,” “If You Listen to Folls, The Mob Rules,” and Black Sabbath’s “Heaven and Hell.” Songs performed by Twisted Sister included “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “I Wanna Rock,” “and Stay Hungry.”
8/24/84The Everly Brothers This concert was cancelled due to poor advance ticket sales and did not take place.
8/29/84Kenny RogersThe Oak Ridge Boys, SylviaSongs performed by Rogers included “You Turn the Light On,” “Reuben James,” “Blaze of Glory,” “Through the Years,” “She’s a Mystery,” “Love or Something Like It,” “Love Will Turn You Around,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town,” “You Decorated My Life,” “She Believes in Me,” “Coward of the County,” “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” “Lady,” and “Islands in the Stream.” Songs performed by the Oak Ridge Boys included “You’re the One,” “Dream On,” “Thank God for Kids,” and “Elvira.”
9/5/84Neil YoungWaylon Jennings, The Waylors, Jessi ColterJennings and Young were co-headliners but Young played last. There were about 10,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Young included “Old Man,” “Heart of Gold,” “Comes a Time,” “Four Strong Winds,” “Field of Opportunity,” “It Might Have Been,” and “Needle and the Damage Done.” Songs performed by Jennings included “Are You Ready for the Country?,” “Mama, Don’t Let your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” “Luckenbach, Texas,” “Good Hearted Woman,” “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line,” “Are You Sure Hank Done It This-a-Way,” “Clyde,” and “Gemini Song.” Songs performed by Colter included “Storms Never Last,” “Ridin’ Shotgun,” “What’s Happened to Blue Eyes?,” and “I’m Not Lisa.”
9/11/84Billy SquierRattThere were 8,141 people in attendance. Songs performed by Squier included “The Stroke,” “Everybody Wants You,” “Rock Me Tonite,” “Take a Look Behind Ya,” “My Kinda Lover,” “Lonely Is the Night,” “In the Dark,” “Keep Me Satisfied,” “Hand-Me-Downs,” “Reach For the Sky,” and “Learn How to Live.” Songs performed by Ratt included “Round and Round,” “Wanted Man,” and “The Morning After.”
9/16/84The Go-GosRed RockersThere were around 4,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by The Go-Go’s included “Head Over Heels,” Cool Jerk,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Capture the Light,” “Yes or No,” “Turn to You,” “We Got the Beat,” “Vacation,” and “I’m the Only One.” Songs performed by Red Rockers included a cover of “Eve of Destruction.”
9/18/84Crosby, Stills & Nash There were 8,917 people in attendance. Songs performed by CSN included “Love the One You’re With,” “Turn Your Back,” “Stranger,” “Just a Song Before I Go,” “Wooden Ships,” “Teach Your Children,” “Barrel of Pain,” “Southern Cross,” “Mr. Soul,” “Blackbird,” “Suite: Judy Eyes,” “Cathedral,” “Chicago,” “Turn Your Back on Love,” “Long Time Gone,” “Vote,” “All Along the Lee Shore,” “Wind on the Water,” “You Don’t Have to Cry,” “Wasted on the Way,” “Almost Cut My Hair,” “For What It’s Worth,” and “Carry On.”
9/21/84Bruce Springsteen This date was sold out, with 17,087 people in attendance. Songs performed during the nearly three-and-a-half hour set included “Sherry Darling,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “I’m Goin’ Down,” “The Promised Land,” “Badlands,” “Thunder Road,” “Hungry Heart,” “Cadillac Ranch,” “Cover Me,” “Pink Cadillac,” “Rosalita,” “Born to Run,” “Atlantic City,” “Johnny 99,” “Reason to Believe,” “Mansion on the Hill,” “Glory Days,” “My Hometown,” “Racing in the Street,” and covers of “Street Fighting Man,” “Twist and Shout,” “Do you Love Me,” “Travelin’ Band,” and the Detroit medley. According to reports, Bruce was in town the night before the show (9/20/84) and went out for hot dogs in Oakland before getting onstage at the Decade to play a few songs unannounced (he joined the band Bon Ton Roulet in performing “Just Raise Your Hand” and “Lucille”).
9/22/84Bruce Springsteen This date was added after the 9/21/84 date sold out almost immediately. This date was sold out as well. Songs performed by Springsteen included “Born in the U.S.A.,” “Out in the Street,” “Spirit in the Night,” “Atlantic City,” “State Trooper,” “Highway Patrolman,” “Prove It All Night,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” “Glory Days,” “The Promised Land,” “The River,” “Trapped,” “Badlands,” “Thunder Road,” “Hungry Heart,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “Cadillac Ranch,” “Candy’s Room,” “Downbound Train,” “I’m on Fire,” “Cover Me,” “Growin’ Up,” “Bobby Jean,” “Jersey Girl,” “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” “Jungleland,” “Born to Run,” the Detroit Medley, “Twist and Shout,” “Do You Love Me?,” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”
10/2/84Chicagocomedian Allan KayeThere were 8,159 people in attendance. Songs performed by Chicago included “Stop the Hurtin’,” “Make Me Smile,” “Colour My World,” “Saturday in the Park,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Love Me Tomorrow,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “Limelight,” “Stay the Night,” “Prima Donna,” “Beginnings,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is,” “Along Comes a Woman,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “We Can Stop the Hurtin’,” “Get Away,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Get Away,” and “I’m a Man.”
10/7/84Diana Ross There 14,678 people in attendance. Songs performed during her 90-minute set included “It’s My Turn,” “Reach Out and Touch,” “Touch Me in the Morning,” “Missing You,” “Let’s Go Up,” “Touch By Touch,” “Swept Away,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Mirror Mirror,” “I’m Coming Out,” “Upside Down,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Muscles,” “Rescue Me,” “So Close,” “Why Do Fools Fall In Love,” “Baby Love,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Itchin’ In My Heart,” “Endless Love,” and a cover of Dylan’s “Forever Young.”
10/18/84Elton John This was reportedly John’s third performance in Pittsburgh (after 10/9/73 and 11/12/74 shows, both also at the Arena). There were 14,205 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Tiny Dancer,” “Levon,” “L’il ‘Frigerator,” “Rocket Man,” “Daniel,” “The Bitch Is Back,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Funeral for a Friend,” “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “Who Wears These Shoes?,” “Sad Songs,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “In the Mood,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Blue Eyes,” “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues,” “Kiss the Bride,” “I’m Still Standing,” “Your song,” “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and “Crocodile Rock.”
10/23/84Sammy HagarKrokusThere were 3,999 people in attendance. Songs performed by Hagar included “This Planet’s on Fire,” “I Don’t Need Love,” “Three Lock Box,” “Baby’s on fire,” “Two Sides of Love,” “I Can’t Drive 55,” “Swept Away,” “Remember the Heroes,” “VOA,” and a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Songs performed by Krokus included “Ready to Rock,” “Stayed Awake All Night,” “Midnite Maniac,” “Screaming in the Night,” and a cover of “American Woman.”
10/26/84Barry Manilow Songs performed by Manilow included “Come With Me,” “At the Dance,” “The Old Songs,” “It’s a Miracle,” “Let’s Hang On!,” “How Do I Stop Loving You,” “Even Now,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Love Me Just a Little Bit,” “Some Kind of Friend,” “No Other Love/Mandy,” “Some Sweet Day,” “That’s Why They Call Her Sugar,” “Paradise Café,” “Big City Blues,” “When Love Is Gone,” “When October Goes,” “Read ’em and Weep,” “Run to Me,” “Copacabana,” “Ready to Take a Chance Again/Daybreak/Somewhere in the Night/This One’s for You,” “I Write the Songs,” “Who Needs to Dream,” “I Made It Through the Rain,” and “One Voice.”
10/31/84Jethro TullHoneymoon SuiteThere were about 10,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Jethro Tull included “Locomotive Breath,” “Hunting Girl,” “Under Wraps #1,” “Later, That Same Evening,” “Nobody’s Car,” “Fly by Night,” “Thick as a Brick,” “Level Pegging,” “Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day,” “Clasp,” “Living in the Past,” “Serenade to a Cuckoo,” “Fat Man,” “Black Sunday,” “Songs From the Wood,” “Minstrel in the Gallery,” “My Sunday Feeling,” “Aqualung,” “Locomotive Breath,” “Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young to Die,” and “Different Germany.”
11/4/84Hall & OatesXavionThere were 12,926 people in attendance. Songs performed by Hall & Oates ioncluded “Out of Touch,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Family Man,” “Kiss On My List,” “Say It Isn’t So,” “Rich Girl,” “Possession Obsession,” “I Can’t Go For That,” “Method of Modern Love,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Maneater,” “Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid,” “Adult Education,” and “Going Through the Motions.” Songs performed by Xavion included “You’re My Type.”
11/11/84Dan Fogelberg  
11/30/84Run DMCKurtis Blow, Newcleus, Whodini, The Fat BoysThere were 9,518 people in attendance. Part of a packaged tour called the Swatch Watch NYC Fresh Festival, which also featured the breakdancing groups the Uptown Express Dancers, The Fantastic Duo, The Mag Force Swatch Breakers, and The Dynamic Breakers. Songs performed by Run DMC included “The Way It Is” and “Hard Times.” Songs performed by Kurtis Blow included “The Breaks,” “Eight Million Stories,” and “Christmas Rapping.” Songs performed by Whodini included “Friends.” Songs performed by Newcleus included “Jam on It” and “Wickie Wickie Wickie.” Songs performed by The Fat Boys included “Jailhouse Rock” and “The Human Beat Box.”
12/4/84Cyndi LauperBanglesThe arena was set up in a smaller, theater-type configuration and there were 7,919 people in attendance (some sources say 7,857). Lauper’s songs performed included “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “All Through the Night,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” “Money Changes Everything,” “When You Were Mine,” “Witness,” “Baby Workout,” “I’ll Kiss You,” “Good Enough.”
12/10/84The KinksTommy ShawThere were 3,719 people in attendance in the Arena’ theater-like configuration. Songs performed by The Kinks included “Come Dancing,” “Around the Dial,” “State of Confusion,” “Where Have All the Good Times Gone,” “Living on a Thin Line,” “Destroyer,” “Give the People What They Want,” “Lola,” “You Really Got Me,” “All Day and All of the Night,” “Low Budget,” “Missing Person,” and “Don’t Forget to Dance.” Songs performed by Shaw included “Blue Collar Man,” “Renegade,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Come In and Explain,” “Lonely School,” “The Race Is On,” and “Girls With Guns.”
2/11/85REO SpeedwagonSurvivorThere were 10,711 people in attendance. Songs performed by REO Speedwagon included “Don’t Let Him Go,” “Tough Guys,” “I Do’Wanna Know,” “Take It On the Run,” “Time For Me to Fly,” “Shakin’ It Loose,” “Keep the Fire Burnin’,” “Thru the Window,” “Live Every Moment,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Keep on Loving You,” “Flying Turkey Trot,” “Gary’s Guitar Solo,” and “Riding the Storm Out.” Songs performed by Survivor included “Feels Like Love,” “Eye of the Tiger,” “It’s the Singer Not the Song,” “Poor Man’s Son,” “I Can’t Hold Back,” and “I’m Not That Man Anymore.”
2/24/85Deep Purple The show was sold out. Songs performed by Deep Purple included “Highway Star,” “Nobody’s Home,” “Strange Kind of Woman,” “A Gypsy’s Kiss,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Under the Gun,” “Lazy,” “Child in Time,” “Knocking at Your Back Door,” “Difficult to Cure,” “Space Truckin’,” “Woman From Tokyo,” “Speed King,” and “Smoke on the Water.”
3/26/85KissW.A.S.P.There were 8,759 people in attendance. Songs performed by Kiss included “Black Diamond,” “Cold Gin,” “Love Gun,” “Creatures of the Night,” “Under the Gun,” “Heaven’s on Fire,” “Young and Wasted,” “I Still Love You,” and “Rock and Roll All Night.” Songs performed by W.A.S.P. included “School Daze,” “The Flame,” “L.O.V.E. Machine,” and “Sleeping (In the Fire).”
4/9/85U2Lone JusticeThere were 16,049 people in attendance. Songs performed by U2 included “11 O’Clock Tick Tock,” “I Will Follow,” “Seconds,” “MLK,” “The Unforgettable Fire,” “Wire,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “The Electric Co.,” “A Sort Of Homecoming,” “Bad,” “October,” “New Year’s Day,” “Pride,” “Party Girl,” “Gloria,” and “40.” Songs performed by Lone Justice included “Sweet Sweet Baby,” “You Are the Light,” “Train Song,” and a cover of “Fortunate Son.”
4/21/85George Thorogood & The Delaware DestroyersJohnny WinterThere were 6,408 people in attendance. Songs perfomed by Thorogood included “Long Gone,” “Who Do You Love,” “Wanted Man,” “Cocaine Blues,” “In the Night Time,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, one Scotch, One Beer,” “The Sky Is Crying,” “Madison Blues,” “Bad to the Bone,” “Gear Jammer,” “Move It On Over,” “Ride On Josephone,” and “Reelin’ and Rockin’.” Songs perfomed by Winter included an untitled 11-minute jam plus “Rock Me Baby,” “Don’t Take Advantage of Me,” “Mad Dog,” “Johnny B. Goode,” and “I Smell Trouble.”
4/30/85ForeignerGuiffriaThere were 12,295 people in attendance. Sons performed by Foreigner included “Feels Like the First Time,” “Waiting For a Girl Like You,” “Urgent,” “A Love in Vain,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Double Vision,” “Cold As Ice,” “Head Games,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “Head Games,” “That Was Yesterday,” “Reaction to Action,” “Stranger in My Own House,” “Tooth and Nails,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Juke Box Hero.”
5/3/85The Statler BrothersRonnie Milsap, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, Larry Lee JonesThere were around 13,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Statler Brothers included “Do You Remember These?,” “Class of ’57,” “Bed of Roses,” “Flowers on the Wall,” “Elizabeth,” “Atlanta Blue,” and “Hello, Mary Lou.” Songs performed by Milsap included “What a Difference She Made in My Life,” “Pure Love,” “Am I Losing You,” “Wouldn’t Have Missed It For the World,” “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “Stranger in My House,” “She Keeps the Home Fires Burning,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Songs performed by Skaggs included “Highway 40 Blues,” “Hallelujah, I’m Ready to Go,” “Uncle Pen,” “Something In My Heart,” “Wheel Hoss,” and “Heartbroke.” Songs performed by Greenwood included “God Bless the U.S.A.,” and “Dixie Road.” Songs performed by Larry Lee Jones included “Atlanta Station.” Jones was a local performer who won a band contest to appear at the start of the show.
5/5/85The Firm There were 10,736 people in attendance. Songs performed by The Firm included “Radioactive,” “Closer,” “Morning After the Night Before,” “Satisfaction Guaranteed,” “Make Or Break,” “Together,” “Live in Peace,” “Prelude,” “Money Can’t Buy,” “Midnight Moonlight,” “The Chase,” “Someone to Love,” and a covers of “Johnny B. Goode” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.”
5/9/85TriumphMountainThere were 10,225 people in attendance. Song performed by Triumph included “Blinding Light Show,” “Time Canon,” “Never Surrender,” “Allied Forces,” “Lay It on the Line,” “Killing Time,” “Fight the Good Fight,” “Spellbound,” “Follow Your Heart,” “Rock & Roll Machine,” and “Midsummer’s Daydream.”
5/28/85MadonnaBeastie BoysIt was a sold out show, with 15,060 people in attendance. Songs performed by Madonna included “Burning Up,” “Material Girl,” “Angel,” “Everybody,” “Borderline,” “Lucky star,” “Like a Virgin,” “Gambler,” “Over and Over,” and “Crazy for You.” The Beastie Boys played for a half-hour and were described in one newspaper review as “talentless urchins.”
6/5/85Iron MaidenAcceptThere were 7,485 people in attendance. Songs performed by Iron Maiden included “Powerslave,” “Iron Maiden,” “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” “The Trooper,” “The Prisoner,” “Run to the Hills,” and “Sanctuary.” Songs performed by Accept included “London Leatherboys,” “Midnight Mover,” and “Screaming for a Love Bite.”
6/6/85John Denver  
6/8/85Petra  
6/9/85Santana The show was moved to the Syria Mosque due to poor ticket sales.
6/21/85Pointer SistersShannon, comedian Byron AllenThe Pointer Sisters played an hour and 25 minutes to a disappointing crowd size of around 5,000. Songs performed by The Pointer Sisters included “I’m So Excited,” “Wang Dang Doodle,” “Slow Hand,” “Fire,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Fairy Tale,” “Dare Me,” “Should I Do It,” “Lay It On the Line,” “Baby Come and Get It,” “Neutron Dance,” “Jump (For My Love).” Songs performed by Shannon included “Let the Music Play,” “Give Me Tonight,” and “It’s You.”
6/30/85Bryan AdamsFionaThere were 16,121 people in attendance.
7/2/85Grateful Dead There were 11,286 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Dead included “Jack Straw,” “It Must Have Been the Roses,” “New Minglewood Blues,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Cassidy,” “Big Railroad Blues,” “Promised Land,” “Man Smart/Woman Smarter,” “Crazy Fingers,” “Lost Sailor,” “Saint of Circumstance,” “Terrapin Station,” “Wharf Rat,” “Throwin’ Stones,” “Turn on Your Love Light,” “Revolution,” and “Brokedown Palace.”
7/19/85Air Supply There were 4,678 people in attendance. Songs performed by Air Supply included “Just As I Am,” “When the Time Is Right,” “Here I Am,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Lost in Love,” “I Wanna Hold You Tonight,” “Don’t Be Afraid,” “Black and Blue,” “The One That You Love,” “All Out of Love,” “Making Love Out of Nothing At All,” “I Can’t Stay Away,” “This Heart Belongs to Me,” and “Make It Right.”
7/20/85Robert Plant This show was cancelled on the day it was to take place, due to Plant becoming ill with sinusitis and laryngitis.
7/26/85Huey Lewis & The NewsThe Neville BrothersThere were 16,868 people in attendance. Songs performed by Lewis inclduded “The Power of Love,” “Do You Believe in Love,” “If This Is It,” “Heart and Soul,” “The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “I Want a New Drug,” “Trouble in Paradise,” “Change of Heart,” “Only One,” “Walking on a Thin Line,” “Finally Found a Home,” “Workin’ For a Livin’,” “Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do,” “So in Love,” “Bad Is Bad,” “Flip, Flop and Fly,” and “Take Me to the River.” Songs performed by The Nevilles included “Midnight Key,” “Tell It Like It Is,” “New Suit,” and “Big Chief.” The Nevilles joined Lewis onstage for the 7+ minute-long show-closing performance of “Take Me to the River.”
7/27/85Al JarreauDavid Sanborn 
7/28/85The Beach BoysJohn Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, Flash KahanThere were 12,756 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Beach Boys included “California Girls,” “Sloop John B,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “I Get Around,” “Barbara Ann,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Good Vibrations,” “Surfin’ Safari,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Come Go With Me,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Rockin’ All Over the World,” “California Calling,” “It’s Gettin’ Late,” “She Believes in Love Again,” “Darlin’,” “Do It Again,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “Heaven,” “Getcha Back,” and “God Only Knows.” Songs performed by Cafferty included “Wild Summer Nights,” “Runaround Sue,” “On the Dark Side,” “Tough All Over,” “Voice of America’s Sons,” “C-I-T-Y,” and “Hang Up My Rock ‘n’ Roll Shoes.” Songs performed by Flash Kahan included “Shake,” “I’m Walkin’,” “One At a Time,” “Rockanomics,” and “The Girl Can’t Help It.” Participants in a beauty contest were introduced in between bands. The Arena roof was opened during the show.
8/2/85Crosby, Stills & NashThe BandThere were 12,401 people in attendance. Songs performed by CSN included “Love the one You’re With,” “Carry On,” “Teach Your Children,” “Just a Song Before I Go,” “Wind On the Water,” “Our House,” “Wasted on the Way,” “Southern Cross,” “Long Time Gone,” “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Lonely Man,” “Magical Child,” “The Word Game,” and “Stranger.” Songs performed by The Band included “The Shape I’m In,” “The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show,” and “Willie and the Hand Jive.”
8/3/85Willie NelsonWaylon Jennings, Jessi ColterThere were 9,222 people in attendance. Songs performed by Nelson included “Whiskey River,” “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” “Good Hearted Woman,” “Stardust,” “Always on My Mind,” “Amazing Grace,” and “On the Road Again.” Songs performed by Jennings included “Are You Ready For the Country?,” “Rainy Day woman,” “Luckenbach, Texas,” and “Amanda.” Songs performed by Colter included “I’m Not Lisa.” Nelson was wearing a T-shirt that said “Pittsburgh is No. 1.”
8/4/85George Bensoncomedian Bob JoyceThere were only 3,040 people in attendance. Songs performed by Benson included “On Broadway,” “Beyond the Sea,” “Being With You,” “Affirmation,” “My Latin Brother,” “In Your Eyes,” “Moody’s Mood,” “Unforgettable,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “No One EMotion,” “I Just Want to Hang Around You,” “20/20,” “Turn Your Love Around,” “The Greatest Love
of All,” “Gimme the Night,” “Masquerade,” “Everything Must Change,” and “Never Give Up.”
8/7/85Motley CrueY&TThere were 9,150 people in attendance. Songs performed by Crue included “Looks That Kill,” “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room,” “Ten SEconds to Love,” “Fight For Your Rights,” “Shout at the Devil,” and “Louder Than Hell.”
8/13/85Amy Grant Grant had cameras rolling during the concert to make a music video of the song “Wise Up.” She performed the song twice during the concert (the band lip-synched, actually), and then returned to the Arena the next day to film close-up shots without an audience present. This was reportedly the first time a music video clip was filmed at the Arena. There were 7,239 people in attendance. Songs performed by Grant (in addition to “Wise Up”) included “Love Of Another Kind,” “I Love You,” “Find a Way,” “Gospel Ship,” and “Standin’.”
8/22/85Anne Murray Before tickets for this show went on sale, it was postponed indefinitely.
8/23/85Tina TurnerGlenn FreyThere were 13,337 people in attendance. Songs performed by Turner included “Show Some Respect,” “Nutbush City Limits,” “Private Dancer,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” “Proud Mary,” “Let’s Stay Together,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It?,” “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” “Better Be Good to Me,” “Steel Claw,” “Let’s Dance,” “I Might Have Been Queen,” and covers of ZZ Top’s “Legs,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark,” and The Beatles’ “Help!” Songs perfomed by Frey in his 50-minute set included “Smuggler’s Blues,” “The Heat Is On,” “Heartache Tonight,” “Slow Down,” “The Allnighter,” “Sexy Girl,” and “The One You Love.”
8/27/85Kenny RogersMac Davis, Sawyer BrownThere were 15,112 people in attendance. Songs performed by Rogers included “Crazy,” “She’s a Mystery,” “Love Or Something Like It,” “The Gambler,” and “The Coward of the County.” Songs performed by Davis included “Hooked On Music,” “Hard to Be Humble,” and “In the Ghetto.” Songs performed by Brown included “Maybelline” and “Used to Blue.”
9/10/85AC/DCYngwie Malmsteen’s Rising ForceThere were 7,605 people in attendance (some reports said 7,065), a disappointing total as the Arena was not set up in its theater configuration with a smaller audience capacity. Songs performed by AC/DC included “Highway to Hell,” “The Jack,” “Fly On the Wall,” “Back in Black,” and “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Hells Bells,” “Shake Your Foundations,” “Shoot to Thrill,” “Whole Lotta Rosie,” “Sink the Pink,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.” Songs performed by Malmsteen included “I’ll See the Light Tonight,” “Don’t Let It End,” “On the Run Again,” “Caught in the Middle,” “Far Beyond the Sun,” and “Anguish and Fear.”
9/12/85HeartCheap TrickThere were 5,913 people in attendance. Songs performed by Heart included “If Looks Could Kill,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” “Never,” “These Dreams,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Nobody Home,” “Shell Shock,” “Bebe Le Strange,” “The Wolf,” “Even It Up,” “What About Love,” “Magic Man,” “Allies,” and “Crazy on You.” Songs performed by Cheap Truck included “Baby Loves to Rock,” “I Want You to Want Me,” “Little Sister,” “Need Your Love,” “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Dream Police,” and “Surrender.”
9/14/85AlabamaCharlie Daniels Band, Reba McIntire 
9/22/85Ronnie James DioRough CuttThere were 6,591 people in attendance. Songs performed by Dio included “Sacred Heart,” “King of Rock and Roll,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “The Last in Line,” “Hungry for Heaven,” “Rainbow in the Dark,” “Man on the Silver Mountain,” “Stand Up and Shout,” and “We Rock.” Songs performed by Rough Cutt included “Black Widow,” “Try a Little Harder,” “Never Gonna Die,” “Take Her,” and a cover of “Piece of My Heart.”
10/2/85RattBon JoviThere were 5,810 people in attendance. Songs performed by Ratt included “In Your Direction,” “Sweet Cheater,” “Round and Round,” “Lay It Down,” “Walkin’ the Dog,” “Back For More,” and “Never Use Love.” Songs performed by Bon Jovi included “Tokyo Road,” “Only Lonely,” “Runaway,” “Breakout,” “In and Out of Love,” and a cover of Southside Johnny’s “I Don’t Want to Go Home.”
10/28/85AlabamaJuice Newton, Bill MedleyThere were 17,300 people in attendance. Songs performed by Alabama included “The Closer You Get,” “The Red River,” “Love in the First Degree,” “Take Me Down,” “Country Side of Life,” “When We Make Love,” “Dixieland Delight,” “Roll On,” “Fire in the Night,” “Lady Down on Love,” “Old Flame,” “Feels So Right,” “Wildwood Flower,” “My Home’s in Alabama,” “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band,” and “Mountain Music.” Songs performed by Juice Newton included “Angel of the Morning,” “Sail Away,” “Heart of the Night,” “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me,” “Heading for a Heartache,” “Can’t Wait All Night,” “Sweetest Thing,” “See You Later, Alligator,” “Break It to Me Gently,” “Little Love,” “Let’s Dance,” and “Queen of Hearts.” Songs perfomed by Bill Medley included “Till Your Memory Is Gone,” “Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “I Still Do,” “Sometimes When We Touch,” “I Just Wanna Make Love to You,” “What I Sat,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.”
11/7/85ZappReady for the World, The Gap Band, Klymaxx, Andre CymoneThere were 5,912 people in attendance for this show, billed as the Body Blast Jam. Songs performed by Zapp included “I Can Make you Dance,” “Dance Floor,” “Doo Wa Ditty,” and “Be Alright.” Songs performed by Ready for the World included “Digital Diplay,” “Human Toy,” “Slide Over,” “Tonight,” and “Oh Sheila.” Songs performed by The Gap Band included “Early in the Morning,” “I Don’t Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance,” and “Yearning For Your Love.” Songs performed by Andre Cymone included “Lipstick Lover,” “Kelly’s Eyes,” “Neon Pussycat,” “The Dance Electric.” Songs performed by Klymaxx included “I Miss You.”
11/21/85Night RangerStarshipThere were 7,745 people in attendance. Songs performed by Night Ranger included “Suster Christian,” “Sentimental Street,” and “The Boy Needs to Rock.” Songs performed by Starship included “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit.”
11/28/85John Mellencamp Mellencamp performed his 2 and a half hour set on Thanksgiving Day with no opening act to the 15,935 people in attendance. He began with “Small Town,” and other songs performed included “Jack & Diane,” “Lonely Ol’ Night,” “Rain on the Scarecrow,” “Hand To Hold On To,” “Crumblin’ Down,” “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.,” “I Need a Lover,” “Authority Song,” “Hurts So Good,” “Pink Houses,” “Minutes to Memories,” “Golden Gates,” “Face of the Nation,” “Rumbleseat,” “Play Guitar,” “Mickey’s Monkey,” “Mony Mony,” “Nobody But Me,” “Proud Mary,” “Under the Boardwalk,” and “Cold Sweat.”
12/18/85Rush Songs performed by Rush included “The Spirit of Radio,” “Limelight,” “The Big Money,” “New World Man,” “Subdivisions,” “Manhattan Project,” “Middletown Dreams,” “Witch Hunt,” “Red Sector A,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Marathon,” “The Trees,” “Mystic Rhythms,” “Distant Early Warning,” “Territories,” “YYZ,” “Red Lenses,” “Tom Sawyer,” “2112 Part I: Overture,” “2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx,” “Grand Designs,” and “In the Mood.”
12/19/85The Thompson TwinsOrchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkSongs performed by Thompson Twins included “Here’s to Future Days,” “You Take Me Up,” “Lies,” “Sister of Mercy,” “The Gap,” “In the Name of Love,” and “Lay Your Hands on Me.” Songs performed by OMD during their 45-minute set included “Enola Gay,” “So In Love,” “Locomotion,” “Tesla Girls,” “Secret,” “Women III,” “She’s Leaving,” “Crush.”
1/14/86Twisted SisterDokkenThere were only 3,985 people in attendance. Songs performed by Twisted Sister included “Come Out and Play,” “I Believe in Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “I Wanna Rock,” and a cover of “Leader of the Pack.” Songs performed by Dokken included “The Hunter” and “It’s Not Love.”
2/18/86Pat BenatarThe AlarmThere were only 6,917 people in attendance. Songs performed by Benatar included “Heartbreaker,” “Fire and Ice,” “You Better Run,” “Shadows of the Night,” “Run Between the Raindrops,” “Walking in the Underground,” “Painted Desert,” “We Belong,” “Love Is a Battlefield,” “We Live For Love,” “Promises in the Dark,” “Sex As a Weapon,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Invincible,” “Hell Is For Children,” “Le Bel Age,” “Ooh Ooh Song,” and “7 Rooms of Gloom.” Songs performed by The Alarm included “Marching On,” “Knife Edge,” “Blaze of Glory,” “Sixty-Eight Guns,” and “Spirit of 76.”
2/27/86LoverboyThe HootersThere were 12,650 people in attendance. Songs performed by Loverboy included “The Kid Is Hot Tonight,” “Too Much Too Soon,” “Steal the Thunder,” “Lady of the ’80s,” “Take Me to the Top,” “Dangerous,” “Lucky Ones,” “Gangs in the Street,” “Destination Heartbreak,” “This Could Be the Night,” “Lead a Double Life,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “Jump,” “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “Turn Me Loose,” “Working for the Weekend,” “When It’s Over,” and “Friday Night.” Songs performed by The Hooters in their 10-song set included “Day By Day,” “And We Danced,” “Blood From a Stone,” “Hanging on a Heartbeat,” “Don’t Take My Car Out Tonight,” “Where Do the Children Go,” and “All You Zombies.”
3/20/86AerosmithTed NugentThere were 14,852 people in attendance. Songs performed by Aerosmith during their 88-minute-long included “Dream On,” “Big Ten-Inch Record,” “My Fist Your Face,” “Walk This Way,” “Let the Music Do the Talking,” “Back in the Saddle,” “Toys in the Attic,” “Train Kept A=Rollin’,” “The Hop,” “Can’t Stop Rockin’,” “Walkin’ the Dog,” “She’s on Fire,” and “Red House.” Songs performed by Nugent during his 64-minute set included “Little Miss Dangerous,” “Angry Young Man,” “Just What the Doctor Ordered,” “Free-For-All,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang,” “Motor City Madhouse,” and “Great White Buffalo.”
3/27/86The FirmVirginia WolfThere were 7,313 people in attendance. Songs performed by The Firm included “Fortune Hunter,” “Closer,” “Make Or Break,” “Prelude,” “Money Can’t Buy,” “Satisfaction Guaranteed,” “Radioactive,” “Live in Peace,” “All the King’s Horses,” “Midnight Moonlight,” “Spirit of Love,” “Someone to Love,” “Cadillac,” and a cover of “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.”
4/3/86KissKing CobraA main electrical transformer for the Arena failed several hours before the show was to begin, forced it to be cancelled. The show was rescheduled for 4/12/86.
4/7/86Neil Diamond There were 16,604 people in attendance. Songs performed by Diamond during the two-hour show included “Cherry, Cherry,” “Sweet Carolne,” “I Am, I Said,” “Love on the Rocks,” “September Morn,” “Brooklyn Roads,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “Hello Again,” “Heartlight,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “America,” “Soolaimon,” “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation show,” “Beautiful Noise,” “Jungletime,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” and “Forever in Blue Jeans.”
4/8/86Neil Diamond  
4/9/86ZZ TopJimmy BarnesThis date was added after the 4/10/86 and 4/11/86 dates sold out, making ZZ Top the first musical act ever to perform for three consecutive nights at the Arena. There were 14,127 people in attendance. Songs performed by ZZ Top during the their 84-minute set included “Got Me Under Pressure,” “Sleeping Bag,” “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” “Tube Snake Boogie,” “La Grange,” “Arrested for Driving While Blind,” “Rough Boy,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Stages,” and “Tush.” Songs performed by Barnes included “Without Your Love,” “Resurrection Shiffle,” “Ride the Night Away,” “American Heartbeat,” and “Daylight.”
4/10/86ZZ TopJimmy BarnesSongs performed by ZZ Top included “Got Me Under Pressure,” “Sleeping Bag,” “Waitin’ for the Bus,” “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Ten Foot Pole,” “Manic Mechanic,” “Heard It on the X,” “Rough Boy,” “Cheap Sunglasses,” “Arrested for Driving While Blind,” “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Can’t Stop Rockin’,” “Stages,” “Velcro Fly,” “Tube Snake Boogie,” “La Grange,” and “Tush.”
4/11/86ZZ TopJimmy Barnes 
4/12/86KissKixThis show was rescheduled from 4/3 (King Cobra was scheduled to open the earlier date). Songs performed by Kiss incluced “Detroit Rock City,” “Fits Like a Glove,” “Creatures of the Night,” “Cold Gin,” “Calling Dr. Love,” “Uh! All Night,” “War Machine,” “Love Gun,” “I Love It Loud,” “Heaven’s on Fire,” “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Oh! Susanna,” “Tears Are Falling,” “Strutter,” “Deuce,” “Round and Round,” and “Lick It Up.” Songs performed by Kix included “Red Hot (Black and Blue).”
4/15/86HeartHoneymoon SuiteThere were 14,013 people in attendance. Songs performed by Heart included “If Looks Could Kill,” “Shell Shock,” “Straight On,” “Nothin’ At all,” “These Dreams,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Nobody Home,” “Barracuda,” “Bebe Le Strange,” “Even It Up,” “How Can I Refuse,” “Never,” “What About Love?,” “Magic Man,” “Allies,” “Crazy On You,” and a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.”
4/19/86Andy Williamscomedian Jerry LewisIt was a show saluting CMU’s 85th anniversary and Andrew Carnegie’s 150th birthday.
5/1/86Hank Williams, Jr.The John Anderson BandThere were about 8,500 people in attendance. Songs performed by Williams included “Leave Them Boys Alone,” “Move It On Over,” “The Hey Song,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” “Dixie on My Mind,” “Attitude Adjustment,” “Man of Steel,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Honky Tonkin’,” “Country Boy Can Survive,” “All My Rowdy Friends,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Trouble in Mind,” “If Heaven Ain’t a Lot Like Dixie,” “Here I Am Falling Again,” “The Pressure Is On,” “When Something’s Good, Why Does It change,” and “Family Tradition.” Songs performed by Anderson included “Tokyo, Oklahoma,” “Milk Cow Blues,” “Long Black Veil,” “Just Came Home to Count the Memories,” “Down in Tennessee,” and “Swingin’.”
5/5/86Sandi Patti1st CallThere were 6,690 people in attendance. Songs performed by Patti included “Let There Be Praise,” “He Is the King of Kings,” “Love in Any Language,” “Was It a Morning Like This?,” “Blessed Assurance,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Amazing Grace.”
5/13/86Van HalenBTOThere were 15,899 people in attendance. Songs performed by Van Halen during their nearly 2-and-a-half-hour set included “Jump,” “You Really Got Me,” “Wild Thing,” “Rock and Roll,” “Summer Nights,” “Why Can’t This Be Love,” “Panama,” “Best of Both Worlds,” “Love Walks In,” “Good Enough,” “I Can’t Drive 55,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” and “There’s Only One Way to Rock.”
6/7/86New EditionForce MDs, CherelleThe concert was originally to have a 7:30 start time, but it was changed to a 3 PM start.
6/11/86Stevie NicksPeter FramptonThere were 12,707 people in attendance. Songs performed by Nicks in her 14-song set included “Dreams,” “Leather and Lace,” “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “I Need to Know,” “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “No Spoken Word,” “I Can’t Wait,” “Stand Back,” “Edge of Seventeen,” and “Rhiannon.” Songs performed by Frampton included “Premonition,” “Lying,” “Moving a Mountain,” and “Lines on My Face.”
6/14/86Ronnie James DioAcceptSongs performed by Dio included “King of Rock and Roll,” “Like the Beat of a Heart,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “Hungry for Heaven,” “The Last in Line,” “Holy Diver,” “Heaven and Hell,” “Sacred Heart,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children,” “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Man on the Silver Mountain,” “Stand Up and Shout,” and “Rainbow in the Dark.”
6/24/86Jimmy Buffett “Roof opens weather permitting” promised advance ads for the show. The roof was, indeed, completely open althugh it turned out to be a breezy and unseasonably chilly evening. It was breezy enough that a wind-whipped tropical-imagery backdrop behind the stage had to be taken down partway through Buffett’s set. There were 6,014 people in attendance (some sources said 6,148). Songs performed by Buffett included “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Fins,” “I Love the Now,” “Gypsies in the Palace,” “Creola,” “Ragtop Day,” “Grapefruit and Juicy Fruit,” “Boat Drinks,” “Volvano,” “Meet Me in Memphis,” “Jackie Blue,” “African Friend,” “If the Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’s Me,” “He Went To Paris,” “Come Monday,” “Pencil Thin Mustache,” “A Pirate Looks at 40,” “Old Folk’s Boogie,” “Margaritaville,” and a cover of “Brown-Eyed Girl.”
6/28/86Run DMCWhodini, LL Cool J, and Beastie BoysThere were about 9,000 people in attendance. Violence erupted near the Arena in the hours after the concert ended, leading to 25 arrests and 22 people being treated at hospitals. Pittsburgh Public Safety Director John Norton said he had no doubt that drugs, alcohol, and the provocative and pornographic lyrics from the concert contributed to the violence.
7/8/86Will AckermanMichael Hedges, ShadowfaxA tour called “Windham Hill: The Summer Concert,” with roof conpletely open, weather permitting. There were 2,155 people in attendance. Songs performed by Hedges included “All Along the Watchtower” and “Love Bazaar.” Songs performed by Ackerman included “Processional.”
7/9/86The MonkeesHerman’s Hermits, Gary Puckett & Union Gap, The Grass RootsThere were about 9,800 people in attendance. The Arena roof was opened prior to the Monkees taking the stage. Songs performed by The Monkees included “Last Train to Clarksville,” “A Little Bit Me, A little Bit You,” “Steppin’ Stone,” “Daydream Believer,” “I Wanna Be Free,” “She,” “That Was Then, This Is Now,” “Your Auntie Grizelda,” “No Time,” “Valleri,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” and “I’m a Believer.” Songs performed by Puckett included “Woman, Woman,” “This Girl Is a Woman Now,” and “Young Girl.” Songs performed by Hermans’ Hermits included “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “There’s a Kind of Hush,” and “The End of the World.”
7/12/86Eddie MurphyThe Weather GirlsThere were about 8,300 people in attendance. The show started about an hour late after an anonymous call to the Arena declaring Murphy would be shot during the concert prompted an evacuation and search of the Arena.
7/18/86.38 SpecialHoneymoon SuiteThis show was postponed until 10/7/86 due to “routing problems.”
7/23/86The Moody BluesThe FixxThere were 7,580 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Moody Blues included “Gemini Dream,” “The Voice,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Over You,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Your Wildest Dreams,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “The Story in Your Eyes,” “New Horizons,” “It May Be a Fire,” “Painted Smile,” “Reflective Smile,” “Veteran Cosmic Rocker,” “Talking Out of Turn,” “The Other Side of Life,” “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band),” “Nights in White Satin,” “Legend of a Mind,” “Question,” and “Ride My See-Saw.” Songs performed by The Fixx included “Deeper and Deeper,” “Red Skies,” “Secret Separation,” and “Stand or Fall.”
7/25/86Luther VandrossPatti LaBelle, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Atlantic StarrThere were 12,394 people in attendance. Songs performed by Vandross included “Give Me a Reason,” “Wait for Love,” “Til My Baby Comes Back,” “Never Too Late,” and “Creepin’.” Songs performed by LaBelle included “Lady Marmalade,” “On My Own,” “New Attitude,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Oh, People,” “You Are My Friend,” “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” and “How Great Thou Art.” Songs performed by Atlantic Starr included “Silver Shadow,” “Calm, Cool, Collected,” “Send For Me,” and “When the Heart Isn’t In It.”
8/1/86The Beach BoysKatrina & The WavesThere were 11,077 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Beach Boys included “Good Vibrations,” “Darling,” “Dance, Dance, Dance,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Sloop John B,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Do It Again,” “California Girls,” “Barbara Ann,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “God Only Knows,” “In My Room,” “Surfin’ Safari,” “Surf City,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “Little Old Lady From Pasadena,” “Hey Little Cobra,” “Shut Down,” “409,” “GTO,” “I Get Around,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “Come Go With Me,” and “California Dreamin’.” Songs performed by Katrina & The Waves included “Walking On Sunshine,” “Is That It?,” “Do You Want Crying,” “Rock Myself to Sleep,” “Mexico,” and “Lovely Lindsey.”
8/5/86Judas PriestKrokusThe city initially refused to issue a permit to the concert after concerns about violence following the 6/28/86 Run DMC show. New city guidelines enacted after the Run DMC show required concerts to submit data about crowd size estimates, genre of music being performed, and whether there have been past incidents of violence at previous concerts by the artist. Dokken was advertised as the opening act, but Krokus actually opened. There were 6,741 people in attendance. Songs performed by Judas Priest included “Love Bites,” “The Sentinel,” “Breaking the Law,” “Some Heads Are Gonna Roll,” “Freewheel Burning,” “Heading Out to the Highway,” and “Hellion.” Songs performed by Krokus included covers of “School’s Out,” “American Woman,” and “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.” Krokus was reportedly recording songs for a potential live album at the concert.
8/8/86Julio Iglesiascomedian Rosanne BarrThere were 9,635 people in attendance. Songs performed by Iglesias included “Some Enchanted Evening,” “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” “Begin the Beguine,” “As Time Goes By,” and “The Girl From Ipanema.”
9/11/86Bob SegerThe Fabulous ThunderbirdsThere were about 14,000 people in attendance for this sold-out show. Songs performed by Seger included “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” “Katmandu,” “Get Out of Denver,” “Heavy Music,” “American Storm,” “Tryin’ to Life My Life Without You,” “Makin’ Thunderbirds,” “Old Time Rock & Roll,” “Miami,” “The Aftermath,” “Boomtown Blues,” “Even Now,” “Main Street,” “It’s You,” “Like a Rock,” “We’ve Got tonight,” “Night Moves,” and “Turn the Page.”
9/12/86Bob SegerThe Fabulous ThunderbirdsThis date was added after the 9/11/86 date sold out; the second show sold out just as quickly.
9/13/86AlabamaThe Charlie Daniels Band, The Bellamy BrothersThere were 16,200 people in attendance. Songs performed by Alabama included “Can’t Keep a Good Man Down,” “Fire in the Night,” “Take Me Down,” “Love in the First Degree,” “The Closer You Get,” “When We Make Love,” “Roll On,” “She and I,” “My Home’s In Alabama,” “There’s No Way,” “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas, You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band,” “Dixieland Delight,” “40-Hour Week,” “Lady Down on Love,” and “Old Flame.” Songs performed by Daniels included “Wooley Swamp,” “Uneasy Rider,” “In America,” “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Drinking My Baby Off My Mind,” “What’d I Say,” “Texas,” “South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Songs performed by the Bellemay Brothers included “Old Hippie,” “I’d Lie to You For Your Love,” “Let Your Love Flow,” “Redneck Girl,” “Kids of the Baby Boom,” and “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me?”
9/14/86Quiet RiotKeelSongs performed by Quiet Riot included “The Wild and the Young,” “Mama Weer All Crazee Now,” “Cum On Feel the Noize,” and “Metal Health (Bang Your Head).”
9/22/86Emerson, Lake & PowellYngwie MalmsteenThis show was moved to the Syria Mosque.
9/25/86David Lee RothCinderellaThere were 10,492 people in attendance. Songs performed by Roth included “Everybody Wants Some,” “Bump and Grind,” “Pretty Woman,” “Panama,” “Yankee Rose,” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.” Songs performed by Cinderella included “Once Around the Ride,” “Nothin’ for Nothin’,” “In From the Outside,” “Somebody Save Me,” “Night Songs,” “Push Push,” “Nobody’s Fool,” “Hell on Wheels,” and “Shake Me.”
9/28/86Neil Young & Crazy Horseno opening actThere were 12,887 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Mr. Soul,” “Cinnamon Girl,” “Touch the Night,” “Born to Rock,” “Like a Hurricane,” “Computer Age,” “When You Dance I Can Really Love,” “Violet Side,” “Powderfinger,” “Heart of Gold,” “After the Gold Rush,” “The Needle and the Damage Done,” “Cortez the Killer,” “Hippie Dreams,” “Down By the River,” and “Opera Star.”
10/7/86.38 SpecialBon JoviThis show was postponed from 7/18/86.
10/8/86The MonkeesHerman’s Hermits, Gary Puckett & Union Gap, The Grass RootsThere were 9,077 people in attendance. Songs performed by The Monkees included “Last Train to Clarksville,” “A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “Cuddly Toy,” “Goin’ Down,” “I Wanna Be Free,” “Your Auntie Grizelda,” “She,” “Cripple Creek,” “For Pete’s Sake,” “That Was Then, This Is Now,” “Shades of Gray,” “Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow),” “No Time,” “Daydream Believer,” “Zilch,” “Randy Scouse Git,” “(I’ll) Love You Forever,” “MGB-GT,” “Valleri,” “I’m a Believer,” “Listen to the Band,” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday.”
10/19/86JourneyGlass TigerThere were 16,344 people in attendance. Songs performed by Journey included “Faithfully,” “Open Arms,” “Who’s Crying now,” “Oh, Sherrie,” “Only the Young,” “Stone in Love,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Separate Ways,” “Ask the Lonely,” “Girl Can’t Help It,” “Strung Out,” “Wheel in the Sky,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Lights,” “Raised on Radio,” and “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’.” Songs performed by Glass Tiger included “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone),” “Ancient Evenings,” and “Thin Red Line.”
10/20/86JourneyGlass TigerAfter the 10/19/86 date sold out, this date was added.
10/21/86Chicago  
10/27/86Billy Joelno opening actThe show took place the same night as game 7 of the World Series, pitting Joel’s hometown Mets against the Red Sox. Joel warned the crowd that there would be game updates throughout the concert. Songs performed by Joel included “Allentown,” “A Matter of Trust,” “Pressure,” “Goodnight Saigon,” “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” “Big Shot,” “Baby Grand,” “You May Be Right,” “Prelude/Angry Young Man,” “The Ballad of Billy the Kid,” “Big Man on Mulberry Street,” “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” and “Piano Man.”
11/3/86Lionel RichieSheila E.Songs performed by Richie during his hour-and-45-minute set included “Hello,” “Easy,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Penny Lover,” “Running With the Night,” “All Night Long,” “Se La,” “Truly,” “Endless Love,” “Don’t Stop,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” Sheila E. joined Richie onstage to duet on a version of “Higher Love” and also “Love Will Conquer All.” Songs performed by Sheila E. during her 45-minute set included “Bedtime Story,” “Erotic City,” “Love Bizarre,” “Holly Rock,” and “Glamorous Life.”
11/8/86Peter GabrielYoussou N’DourSongs performed by Gabriel included “Sledgehammer,” “San Jacinto,” “Big Time,” “Shock the Monkey,” In Your Eyes” (with Youssou N’Dour), “Family Snapshot,” “No Self Control,” “Mercy Street,” “This Is The Puctire (Excellent Birds),” “The Family and the Fishing Net,” “Lay Your Hands on Me,” “Biko,” “Red Rain,” “I Have the Touch,” “No Self Control,” “Don’t Give Up,” “Here Comes the Flood.”
11/25/86Lionel RichieSheila E.After the 11/3/86 date sold out, this date was added.
1/9/87Iron MaidenYngwie MalmsteenAt this show, the Arena debuted a parents room for parents who drive their kids to a concert but do not want to pay for a ticket nor see the show. Complimentary soft drinks and a TV were to be a part of the room. Songs performed by Iron Maiden included “Caught Somewhere in Time,” “2 Minutes to Midnight,” “Children of the Damned,” “Stranger in a Strange Land,” “Wasted Years,” “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” “Heaven Can Wait,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” “Iron Maiden,” “The Number of the Beast,” “Run to the Hills,” and “Running Free.” Songs performed by Malmsteen included “Liar,” “Queen in Love,” “Far Beyond the Sun,” “Fury,” “I Am a Viking,” and “You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget.”
1/15/87Billy Joel  
2/6/87The O’JaysMillie Jackson 
3/19/87Kenny RogersRonnie Milsap, T. Graham Brown 
3/27/87Bon JoviCinderellaThere were 16,851 people in attendance. Songs performed by Bon Jovi included “Pink Flamingos,” “Raise Your Hands,” “Breakout,” “Tokyo Road,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Wild in the Streets,” “Silent Night,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Let It Rock,” “In and Out of Love,” “Runaway,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Drift Away,” and “Get Ready.”
4/29/87Deep PurpleBad CompanyThere were 10,100 people in attendance. Songs performed by Deep Purple included “Highway Star,” “Strange Kind of Woman,” “Child in Time,” “Dead or Alive,” “Knockin’ at Your Back Door,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Smoke on the Water,” “Space Truckin’,” and “Lazy.” Songs performed by Bad Company included “If I’m Sleeping,” “Tell Ut Like It Is,” “Movin’ On,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” and “Can’t Get Enough.”
5/3/87AlabamaGeorge Strait, The Judds, BullroperSongs performed by Strait included “All My Exes Live in Texas.” Songs performed by The Judds included “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Grandpa,” and “Turn It Loose.”
5/5/87Bon JoviCinderellaThere were 16,729 people in attendance.
5/7/87Huey Lewis & The NewsLonnie MackThere were 15,354 people in attendance. Songs performed by Lewis included “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Heart and Soul,” “If This Is It,” “I Want a New Drug,” “Stuck with you,” “The Power of Love,” “Hip to Be Square,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “I Know What I Like,” “Walking on a Thin Line,” “Whole Lotta Lovin’,” “The Boys Are Back in Town,” “Simple As That,” “Workin’ For a Livin’,” “Bad Is Bad,” and “Naturally.”
5/8/87Huey Lewis & The NewsLonnie MackThis date was added due to strong sales of the 5/7/87 date.
5/23/87Luther VandrossShirley Murdock 
6/20/87Hank Williams, Jr.Tanya Tucker 
6/22/87Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersThe Georgia Satellites, Del FuegosThe show was billed as a “Rock ‘n’ Roll Caravan,” and a surprisingly small 5,400 were in attendance. Songs performed by Petty during his one-and-three-quarter-hour set included “Breakdown,” “Think About Me,” “My Life/Your World,” “Runaway Trains,” “For What It’s Worth,” “Should I stay Or Should I Go,” “Here Comes My Girl,” “Listen to Her Heart,” “Even the Losers,” “Refugee,” “Jammin’ Me,” “It’ll All Work Out,” “The Wainting,” and “Don’t come Around Here No More.” Songs performed by Georgia Satellites included “Battleship Chains,” “School Days,” “Can’t Stand the Pain,” “Railroad Steel,” and “Keep Your Hands to Yourself.” Songs performed by The Del Fuegos during their nine-song, 37-minute set included “Name Names,” “Hand in Hand,” “I Still Want You,” “He Had a Lot to Drink Today,” and “Wear It Like a Cape.”
6/24/87The Beach BoysThe Washington SquaresThere were 8,963 people in attendance. The roof opened at 9:12 PM. Six tons of sand were used to create a temporary beach near the stage. Songs performed included “Don’t Worry, Baby,” “Blue Skies,” “Disney Girls,” “California Girls,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Darling,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Little Surfer Girl,” “Good Vibrations,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Little Duece Coupe,” “Little Old Lady From Pasadena,” “Shtudown,” “409,” “Little GTO,” and “I Get Around.”
7/3/87Bryan AdamsThe HootersSongs performed by Adams during the near-sellout concert included “Cuts Like a Knife,” “This Time,” “Hearts on Fire,” “Heat of the Night,” “Run to You,” “Kids Wanna Rock,” “Only the Strong Survive,” and “Another Day.” Songs performed by The Hooters included “Nervous Night,” “All You Zombies,” “Where Do the Children Go,” “Satellite,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “Karla With a K,” and “And We Danced.”
7/6/87Grateful Dead There were about 15,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Dead included “Feel Like a Stranger,” “Franklin’s Tower,” “New Minglewood Blues,” “Row Jimmy,” “Mama Tried,” “Big River,” “Far From Me,” “Stagger Lee,” “Desolation Row,” “Don’t Ease Me In,” “Shakedown Street,” “Samson and Delilah,” “Iko Iko,” “Banana Boat Song,” “Man Smart/Woman Smarter,” “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” “Good Lovin’,” and “Johnny B. Goode.” There were rumors that Dylan would appear with the Dead, but instead, The Neville Brothers (who were scheduled to perform at Griffiti in Oakland the following night) joined the Dead for “Iko Iko,” “Banana Boat Song,” and “Man Smart/Woman Smarter.”
7/8/87Dan FogelbergWendy WaldmanThere were 6,370 people in attendance. Although the roof was advertised to be open for the concert, it opened only a small bit due to an electrical problem. Songs performed by Fogelberg included “Exiles,” “Part of the Plan,” “It Doesn’t Matter,” “Power of Gold,” “Language of Love,” “Over and Over,” “Intimidation,” “Make Love Stay,” “Leader of the Band,” “Run for the Roses,” “What You’re Doing,” “You’re No Good,” “Missing You,” and “She Don’t Look Back.” Songs perfomed by Waldman included “Tonight” and “Living in Hard Times.”
7/11/87Duran DuranErasureSongs performed by Duran Duran included “A View to a Kill,” “Notorious,” “American Science,” “Union of the Snake,” “Vertigo (Do the Demolition),” “New Religion,” “Meet El Presidente,” “Election Day,” “Some Like It Hot,” “A Matter of Feeling,” “The Chauffeur,” “Save a Prayer,” “Skin Trade,” “Hold Me,” “Is There Something I Should Know?,” “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “The Wild Boys,” and “The Reflex.”
7/16/87The Moody BluesTil TuesdayThere were 8,447 people in attendance (some reports said “about 5,000”). Songs performed by The Moody Blues included “Gemini Dream,” “The Voice,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Over You,” “Voices in the Sky,” “New Horizons,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Nights in White Satin,” “Dear Diary,” “Your Wildest Dreams,” “It May Be A Fire,” “Talking Out of Turn,” “Veteran Cosmic Rocker,” “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band),” “Question,” and “Story in Your Eyes.” Songs performed by Til Tuesday included “Voices Carry.”
7/18/87Bon JoviCinderellaSongs performed by Bon Jovi included “Pink Flamingos,” “Raise Your Hands,” “I’d Die for You,” “Tokyo Road,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Wild in the Streets,” “Twist and Shout,” “Never Say Goodbye,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Let It Rock,” “In and Out of Love,” “Runaway,” and “Travelin’ Band.” Bon Jovi invited Pittsburgh’s Norm Nardini on stage to join the band in their set-closing cover of “Travelin’ Band.”
7/28/87Tommy James & The ShondellsThe Turtles, Herman’s Hermits, The Byrds, Mark Lindsay, The Grass Roots 
7/30/87Whitney HoustonKenny G.There were 17,160 people in attendance. Songs performed by Houston during this sold-out show included “Let the Feeling Flow,” “How Will I Know,” “You Give Good Love,” “Love Is a Contact Sport,” “Just the Lonely Talking Again,” “Love Will Save the Day,” “Saving All My Love for You,” “You’re Still My Man,” “For the Love of You,” “He/I Believe,” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “Sweet Love,” “Control,” “Sweet Thing,” “Stop to Love,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” and “The Greatest Love of All.”
7/31/87Motley CrueWhitesnakeThere were about 14,700 people in attendance. Songs performed by Motley Crue included “All in the Name Of…,” “Dancing on Glass,” “Looks That Kill,” “Ten Seconds to Love,” “Red Hot,” “Wild Side,” “Shout at the Devil,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Too Young to Fall in Love,” “Live Wire,” “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Helter Skelter/Highway to Hell/Walk This Way/Rock and Roll,” and “Girls, Girls, Girls.” Songs performed by Whitesnake included “Bad Boys,” “Slide It In,” “Here I Go Again,” “Love Ain’t No Stranger,” “Crying in the Rain,” and “Still of the Night.”
8/15/87Kenny Loggins This concert was originally scheduled for 8/16/87, but was moved to this date instead.
8/16/87Kenny Loggins This show was rescheduled to the the day prior.
8/22/87StarshipCutting Crew 
8/23/87Crosby, Stills & NashThe Fabulous ThunderbirdsThere were about 12,800 people in attendance. Songs performed by CSN included “Change Partners,” “Wasted on the Way,” “Blackbird,” “Almost Cut My Hair,” “Compass,” “Simple Man,” “Try to Find Me,” “Word Game/Crossroads,” “Guinnevere,” “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Love the One You’re With,” “Night Time for the Generals,” “Dark Star,” “Soldiers of Peace,” “To the Last Whale…A. Critical Mass B. Wind on the Water,” “Long Time Gone,” “For What It’s Worth,” “Southern Cross,” “Wooden Ships,” “Teach Your Children,” and “Our House.” Songs performed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds included “Tuff Enuff,” “Full Time Lover,” “She’s Tuff,” “Stand Back,” and “Look at That, Look at That.”
9/4/87The Monkees  
9/5/87New OrderEcho & The Bunnymen, Gene Loves JezebelThe show had a disappointing crowd of around 4,000. Echo & New Order alternated headlining on this tour, and New Order went last in Pittsburgh. Songs performed by New Order included “Bizarre Love Triangle,” “True Faith,” “Ceremony,” “Sunrise,” “Every Little Counts,” “1963,” “Subculture,” “Weirdo,” “Face Up,” “Temptation,” “Blue Monday,” “The Perfect Kiss.” Echo & The Bunnymen played a 75 minute set, including “Over the Wall,” “Rescue,” “Bombers Bay,” “Crocodiles,” “Seven Seas,” “Bedbugs and Ballyhoo,” “The Killing Moon,” “The Cutter,” “New Direction,” “Ocean Rain,” “Lips Like Sugar,” “Thorn of Crowns,” “Do It Clean.”
9/11/87Boston After this date sold out, the second night on 9/12/87 was added.
9/12/87Boston After the first night on 9/11/87 sold out, this second date was added.
10/4/87Lynyrd SkynyrdRossington Collins Band 
10/14/87Fleetwood MacCruzadosThere were 12,179 people in attendance. Songs performed by Fleetwood Mac included “Say You Love Me,” “The Chain,” “Dreams,” “Isn’t It Midnight,” “Rhiannon,” “Oh Well,” “Seven Wonders,” “Rattlesnake Shake,” “Everywhere,” “Over My Head,” “Gold Dust Woman,” “Don’t Let Me Down Again,” “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?,” “I Loved Another Woman,” “Brown Eyes,” “World Turning,” “Little Lies,” “Stand Back,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Blue Letter,” “Don’t Stop,” and “Songbird.” Songs performed by the Cruzados included “Small Town Love,” “Strange Face,” “Bed of Lies,” and “Motorcycle Girl.”
10/23/87R.E.M.10,000 ManiacsThere were 5,100 people in attendance. Songs performed by R.E.M. included “Finest Worksong,” “These Days,” “Welcome to the Occupation,” “West of the Fields,” “Disturbance at the Heron House,” “Exhuming McCarthy,” “Orange Crush,” “Feeling Gravitys Pull,” “King of Birds,” “I Believe,” “Title,” “Moral Kiosk,” “Auctioneer (Another Engine),” “Superman,” “Oddfellows Local 151,” “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” “Begin the Begin,” “The Flowers of Guatemala,” “Fall on Me,” “See No Evil,” “The One I Love,” and “So. Central Rain.” 10,000 Maniacs performed to a smaller audience as a significant number of audience members hadn’t arrived until the band’s set was partway completed. Natalie Merchant sang some songs sitting down on the front of the stage, her “black stocking-clad legs” dangling over the front of the stage. Songs performed by 10,000 Maniacs included “Don’t Talk,” “What’s the Matter Here,” “Gun Shy,” and “Scorpio Rising.”
10/31/87HeartBourgeois TaggThere were 12,263 people in attendance. Songs performed by Heart included “Bad Animals,” “The Wolf,” “Barracuda,” “Nothin’ at All,” “What About Love,” “Dreamboat Annie,” “These Dreams,” “Straight On,” “Even It Up,” “I Want You So Bad,” “Wait for an Answer,” “Who Will You Run To,” “Never,” “How Can I Refuse,” “Crazy on You,” “If Looks Could Kill,” “Bebe Le Strange,” “Magic Man,” “Alone,” and “Rock and Roll.”
11/4/87Tina TurnerLevel 42There were 6,600 people in attendance. Songs performed by Turner included “What You Get Is What You See,” “Break Every Rule,” “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” “Typical Male,” “The Acid Queen,” “Girls,” “Two People,” “Back Where You Started,” “Better Be Good to Me,” “Addicted to Love,” “Private Dancer,” “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome),” “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “Help!,” “Let’s Stay Together,” “Proud Mary,” “Show Some Respect,” “It’s Only Love,” “Overnight Sensation,” “Nutbush City Limits,” and “Paradise Is Here.” Songs performed by Level 42 included “Something About You,” “Chinese Way,” “The Chant Has Begun,” “Lessons in Love,” and “It’s Over.”
11/5/87AerosmithDokkenThere were over 12,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Aerosmith during their 17-song set included “Toys in the Attic,” “Lightning Strikes,” “Draw the Line,” “Walk This Way,” “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Red House,” and “Draw the Line.”
11/12/87John Mellencampno opening artistThere were around 15,000 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Paper on Fire,” “Check It Out,” “Rain on the Scarecrow,” “Empty Hands,” “Down and Out in Paradise,” “The Real Life,” “Jack & Diane,” “Lonely Ol’ Night,” “Rumbleseat,” “Hand to Hold On To,” “Chain Gang,” “Small Town,” “Minutes to Memories,” “Hotdogs and Hamburgers,” “Cherry Bomb,” “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.,” “Crumblin’ Down,” “Play Guitar/Gloria,” “Pink Houses,” “Hurts So Good,” “The Authority Song,” and a cover of “Like a Rolling Stone.”
11/15/87The CarsIcehouseThis show was moved to 11/16/87 at the Syria Mosque due to a “scheduling conflict.”
11/27/87Yes There were 7,919 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Almost Like Love,” “Hold On,” “Heart of the Sunrise,” “Changes,” “Big Generator,” “Shoot High, Aim Low,” “Holy Lamb (Song for Harmonic Convergence),” “Solly’s Beard,” “Make It Easy,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Amazing Grace,” “And You and I,” “Starship Trooper,” “Love Will Find a Way,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” and “Roundabout.” The band showed a Popeye cartoon peior to taking the stage.
12/16/87RushTommy Shawthere were 6,945 people in attendance. Songs performed by Rush included “The Big Money,” “Subdivisions,” “Limelight,” “Marathon,” “Turn the Page,” “Prime Mover,” “Manhattan Project,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Red Sector A,” “Force Ten,” “Time Stand Still,” “Distant Early Warning,” “Lock and Key,” “Mission,” “Territories,” “YYZ,” “Red Lenses,” “The Spirit of Radio,” “Tom Sawyer,” “2112 Part I: Overture,” “2112 Part II: The Temples of Syrinx,” “La Villa Strangiato,” and “In the Mood.” Songs performed by Shaw in his 8-song set included “Blue Collar Man,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Fooling Yourself,” “Renegade,” “Are You Ready For Me,” “Dangerous Game,” and “Ambition.”
1/16/88KissTed Nugent 
1/17/88Def LeppardTeslaThere were 15,800 people in attendance. Songs performed by Def Leppard included “Stagefright,” “Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop),” “Women,” “Another Hit and Run,” “Too Late for Love,” “Hysteria,” “Gods of War,” “Die Hard the Hunter,” “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak,” “Foolin’,” “Animal,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Let It Go,” “Rock of Ages,” “Photograph,” and a cover of “Good Golly Miss Molly.” Songs performed by Tesla included “Cumin’ Atcha Live,” “Gettin’ Better,” and “Rock Me to the Top.”
2/3/88WhitesnakeGreat WhiteSongs performed by Whitesnake included “Bad Boys,” “Slide It In,” “Slow an’ Easy,” “Here I Go Again,” “Guilty of Love,” “Is This Love,” “Love Ain’t No Stranger,” “Crying in the Rain,” “Still of the Night,” “Give Me All Your Love,” and a cover of “Tush.”
2/14/88Earth, Wind & Fireno opening act 
2/19/88Randy TravisConway Twitty, George JonesThere were 12,506 people in attendance (one source said 12,400). Songs performed by Travis included “Too Gone, Too Long,” “1982,” “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “On the Other Hand,” “Promises,” “Diggin’ Up Bones,” “I Won’t Need You Anymore,” “What’ll You Do About Me?,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart/Take These Chains From My Heart/I Can’t Help It,” and “Tumbling Tumbleweeds.” Songs performed by Twitty included “The Rose,” “Hello, Darling,” “Boogie Grass Band,” “Linda on My Mind,” “Slow Hand,” “Lay You Down,” “Tight Fittin’ Jeans,” “That’s My Job,” and “You’ve Never Been This Far Before.” Songs performed by Jones included “No Show Jones,” “Bartender’s Blues,” “Wine Colored Roses,” “Right Left Hand,” “The Race Is On,” “I’m Not Ready Yet,” “Corvette Song,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Black Mountain Rag,” and “Fire on the Mountain.”
3/3/88Barry Manilow There were 6,957 people in attendance. Songs performed by Manilow included “Mandy,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Stomping at the Savoy,” “Summertime,” “Stardust,” “Brooklyn Blues,” “Read ’em and Weep,” “Even Now,” “I’m Your Man,” “You’re Lookin Hot Tonight,” “Sweet Life,” “Ships,” and “Big Fun on Swing Street.”
3/17/88Kenny RogersRicky Skaggs, the Forester SistersThere were about 10,400 people in attendance. Songs performed by Rogers included “Love Will Turn You Around,” “Love the World Away,” “Through the Years/You Decorated My Life/She Believes in Me,” “Blaze of Glory,” “Reuben James,” “Daytime Friends,” “The Gambler,” “Morning Desire,” “Twenty Years Ago,” and “Lucille.” Songs performed by Skaggs in his 40-minute set included “San Antonio Rose,” “Cryin’ My Heart Out Over You,” “Cajun Moon,” “Angel on My Mind That’s Why I’m Walkin’,” “Uncle Pen,” “Country Boy,” “Old Kind of Love Goin’ Round,” “Walkin’ in Jerusalem,” “Tired of Livin’ This Ole Way,” “Heartbroke,” and “Honey.” Songs performed by the Forester Sisters included “Lyin’ In His Arms Again,” “You Again,” “Oh, Lonesome Me,” “Rock-a-Bye Boogie,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.”
3/20/88Bruce Springsteenno opening actThe show was sold out, with 17,250 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Tunnel of Love,” “Be True,” “Adam Raised a Cain,” “Two Faces,” “All That Heaven Will Allow,” “Seeds,” “Roulette,” “Cover Me,” “Brilliant Disguise,” “Spare Parts,” “War,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “Tougher Than the Rest,” “She’s the One,” “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch),” “I’m a Coward,” “I’m on Fire,” “One Step Up,” “Part Man, Part Monkey,” “Backstreets,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “Light of Day,” “Born to Run,” “Hungry Heart,” “Glory Days,” “Love Me Tender,” “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” the Detroit Medley, and “Raise Your Hand.” Quarterback Dan Marino was spotted picking up tickets at will-call and signed some autographs.
3/26/88Frank SinatraSammy Davis, Jr.Dean Martin was scheduled to be on the bill but a kidney ailment forced him to drop out of the tour. There were about 16,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Sinatra included “September of My Years,” “Where or When,” “Bewitched,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “Mack the Knife,” “This Is All I Ask,” “Soliloquy,” “My Way,” and “New York, New York.” Songs performed by Davis included “Mr. Bojangles,” “What Kind of Fool Am I?,” and “I Gotta Be Me.” The two together performed “The Oldest Established Permenent Floating Crap Game in New York.” The Steelers’ Franco Harris was among those in the audience.
3/30/88George Thorogood & The Delaware Destroyers There were 5,460 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Long Gone,” “Who Do You Love?,” “I Drink Alone,” “No Particular Place to Go,” “Hand Jive,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “I Really Like Girls,” and “Born to Be Bad.”
4/29/88AlabamaMerle Haggard, Eddy Raven, K.T. OslinThere were 12,022 people in attendance. Songs performed by Alabama in their hour-long set included “Old Flame,” “Lady Down on Love,” “Feels So right,” “Face to Face,” “The Closer I Get,” “Love in the First Degree,” and “Wildwood Flower.” Songs performed by Haggard in his 40-minute long set included “Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star,” “Think I’ll Just Sit Here and Drink,” “Big City,” “Ida Red,” “Faded Love,” “Right or Wrong,” “Tulare Dust/Mama Tried,” and a version of “Folsom Prison Blues.” Songs performed by Oslin in her 30-minute set included “’80s Ladies,” “I’ll Always Come Back,” “Round the Clock Lovin’,” and “Do you?” Songs performed by Raven in his 30-minute set included “I Got Mexico,” “Shine, Shine, Shine,” “Right Hand Man,” “Little Bit Crazy,” and “Big Mamou.”
5/15/88AC/DCL.A. Gunsthere were 12,672 people in attendance. Songs performed by AC/DC included “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “Back in Black,” “Hell’s Bells,” “Highway to Hell,” “TNT,” “High Voltage,” “Heatseeker,” “Let There Be Rock,” and “The Jack.”
5/19/88Sandi PattiBilly CrockettThere were around 7,300 people in attendance. Songs performed by Patti included “Someone Up There Loves Me” and “Make His Praise Glorious.” Songs performed by Crockett included “Portrait of Love.”
6/8/88Lynyrd SkynyrdRossington BandThere were around 10,200 people in attendance (one source claimed 10,400). Songs performed by Skynyrd included “Workin’ For MCA,” “That Smell,” “Call Me the Breeze,” “The Needle and The Spoon,” “Saturday Night Special,” “What’s Your Name,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” an instrumental version of “Free Bird,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “I Know a Little,” “Comin’ Home,” “The Ballad of Curtis Loew,” and “Simple Man.”
6/25/88Hank Williams, Jr.Restless Heart 
6/26/88Grateful Dead Songs performed by the Dead included “Mississippi Half-Step,” “Little Red Rooster,” “When Push Comes to Shove,” “Mama Tried,” “Big RIver,” “Cumberland Blues,” “Gentlemen Start Your Engines,” “Big Railroad Blues,” “Music Never Stopped,” “Touch of Grey,” “Playin’ in the Band,” “Uncle John’s Band,” “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” “Black Peter,” “Turn on Your Love Light,” and “Black Muddy River.”
6/29/88Bill MedleyEric Carmen, The Contours, Merry ClaytonThere were 7,580 people in attendance. Songs performed by Bill Medley included “Let the Good Times Roll” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Songs performed by Eric Carmen included “Make Me Lose Control” and “Hungry Eyes.” Songs performed by The Contours included “Higher and Higher,” “Still of the Night,” “Cry to Me,” and “Do You Love Me.” Songs performed by Clayton included “Yes,” “Overload,” “Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss),” and “Steamroller.”
6/30/88John Mellencamp  
7/2/88The Beach BoysPep Boys 
7/5/88Iron MaidenFrehley’s CometThere were only about 3,700 people in attendance. Songs performed by Maiden included “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son,” “The Number of the Beast,” “Heaven Can Wait,” “The Trooper,” and “Wasted Years.”
7/9/88Salt-n-PepaEU, Keith Sweat, Johnny KempPart of a tour called Super Slam ’88. Rapper Heavy D, who was performing with Salt-n-Pepa at the show, was arrested at the show after he encouraged audience members to set paper on fire. He was given a citation for risking a hazardous condition.
7/14/88Bachman Turner OverdriveMark Farner of Grand Funk, The Guess Who, Dr. Hook’s Ray Sawyer, Rare EarthA “Super ’70s Fest” concert. There were 3,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by BTO included “Let It Ride,” “Hey You,” “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” and “Blue Collar/Not Fragile.” Songs performed by Farner included “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “The Locomotion.” Songs performed by The Guess Who included “American Woman,” “These Eyes,” and “No Time.” Songs performed by Rare Earth included “I’m Losing You” and “Get Ready.” Songs performed by Sawyer included “The Cover of the Rolling Stone.”
7/17/88David Lee RothPoisonThere were around 7,200 people in attendance. Songs performed by Roth included “Just Like Paradise,” “Just a Gigolo,” “Easy Street,” “California Girls,” “Tankee Rose,” “Hot For Teacher,” and “Skyscraper.” Song performed by Poison included “Fallen Angel,” “Nothing But a Good Time,” and “I Want Action.”
7/27/88ChicagoHenry Lee SummerThere were 6,540 people in attendance. Songs performed by Chicago in their one-and-a-half-hour set included “Heart in Pieces,” “Come In From the Night,” “Just You and Me,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “I Stand Up,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “You Are the Love of My Life,” “Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?,” “We Can Stop the Hurt,” “We Can Make It Happen,” “Free,” and “I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love.” Songs performed by Summer during his 30-minute set included “Wish I Had a Girl.”
7/30/88James Taylor There were 9,267 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Something In the Way She Moves,” “Lookin’ For Love on Broadway,” “Riding on a Railroad,” “Everyday,” “Sweet Potato Pie,” “First of May,” “Sun on the Moon,” “Country Road,” “Steamroller,” “Shower the People,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “How Sweet It Is,” “Fire and Rain,” and “One Man Dog.” Though the roof was scheduled to be open, it was kept closed thanks to windy conditions outside.
8/4/88The Moody BluesJohn KilzerThere were 5,110 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Moody Blues included “Gemini Dream,” “The Voice,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Over You,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” “The Story in Your Eyes,” “Want to Be With You,” “Veteran Cosmic Rocker,” “Your Wildest Dreams,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Here Comes the Weekend,” “New Horizons,” “Talking Out of Turn,” “The Other Side of Life,” “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band),” “Nights in White Satin,” “Legend of a Mind,” “Question,” and “Ride My See-Saw.” Songs performed by Kilzer included “Red Blue Jeans” and “Green, Yellow and Red.”
8/7/88INXSZiggy Marley & The Melody MakersThere were around 13,100 people in attendance. Songs performed by INXS during their 90-minute set included “What You Need,” “New Sensation,” “Devil Inside,” “Guns in the Sky,” “Mediate,” “Need You Tonight,” “Calling All Nations,” “Listen Like Thieves,” and “This Time.” Songs performed by Marley included “What’s True,” “We Propose,” “New Love,” “Have You Ever Been to Hell,” “Lee and Molly,” “Tumblin’ Down,” “Tomorrow People,” and “Rebel in Disguise.”
8/24/88Kenny Loggins There were 5,015 people in attendance. Songs performed by Loggins included “Enter My Dream,” “Nobody’s Fool,” “This Is It,” “Back to Avalon,” “She’s Dangerous,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Whenever I Call You Friend,” “Come Go With Me,” “Danny’s Song,” “A Love Song,” “Now and Then,” “Forever,” “Celebrate Me Home,” “House on Pooh Corner,” “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” “Footloose,” “I’m Alright,” “Danger Zone,” and “Meet Me Half Way.” Loggins sang “When You Wish Upon a Star” when the roof dramatically opened.
8/26/88Huey Lewis & The Newsno opening actSongs performed during the two-and-a-half-hour show included “Perfect World,” “Give Me the Keys,” “I Know What I Like,” “Naturally,” “Whole Lotta Lovin’,” “Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do,” “Hip to Be Square,” “I Want a New Drug,” “Old Antone’s,” “Small World,” “Power of Love,” “The Boys Are Back in Town,” “Give Me Some Keys,” “You’re Still a Young Man,” and “The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
8/31/88AerosmithGuns N’ RosesSongs performed by Aerosmith included “Dream On,” “Walk This Way,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Rag Doll,” “Same Old Song and Dance,” “Draw the Line,” and “Permenent Vacation.” Songs performed by Guns N’ Roses included “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”
9/1/88George MichaelDeon Estus 
9/4/88Eric ClaptonBuckwheat ZydecoEric Clapton performed a two-hour show for 14,199 people. Mark Knopfler and Alan Clark of Dire Straits were playing in Clapton’s band. Clapton told the audience at the outset that “we’re gonna start out in the ’60s and try to get up to date,” kicking off with “Crossroads.” Other songs performed included “White Room,” “Sunshine of Your Love,” “Wonderful Tonight,” “I Shot the Sheriff,” “Can’t Find My Way Home,” “After Midnight,” “Layla,” “Have You Ever Loved a Woman,” “Motherless Children,” “Ramblin’ on My Mind,” “Money For Nothing” (with Knopfler on lead vocal), “Tearing Us Apart,” “Behind the Mask.”
9/11/88Boz Scaggs This show was cancelled and did not take place (Scaggs’ entire tour was cancelled).
9/12/88Hall & Oatesno opening actThere were 5,479 people in attendance (one source said 5,498). Songs performed included “Downtown Life,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Every Time You Go Away,” “Possession Obsession,” “Method of Modern Love,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” “Talkin’ All Night,” “Sara Smile,” “Missed Opprtunity,” “She’s Gone,” “Maneater,” “Adult Education,” “You Make My Dreams,” and a cover of “Hot Fun in the Summertime.”
9/13/88Bob DylanSteve ForbertThere were 7,141 in attendance. Songs performed by Dylan included “Like a Rolling Stone,” “I Shall Be Released,” “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “Highway 61 Revisited,” “Maggie’s Farm,” “Silvio,” “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” “Shelter From the Storm,” “Simple Twist of Fate,” “To Ramona,” “Girl From the North Country,” “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “All Along the Watchtower,” “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” and “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”
9/21/88Lynyrd SkynyrdWheeling 
9/26/88Michael Jackson This date sold out in less than two hours, so the 9/27/88 and 9/28/88 were immediately put on sale. There were 16,760 people in attendance. Songs performed by Jackson included “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” “This Place Hotel,” “Another Part of Me,” “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “She’s Out of My Life,” “I Want You Back/The Love You Save/I’ll Be There,” “Rock With You,” “Human Nature,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Dirty Diana,” “Thriller,” “Bad Groove,” “Workin’ Day and Night,” “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and “Man in the Mirror.”
9/27/88Michael Jackson This date and the 9/28/88 one were put on sale after 9/26/88 sold out in less than two hours. This date was also sold out. Songs performed by Jackson included “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” “This Place Hotel,” “Another Part of Me,” “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “She’s Out of My Life,” “I Want You Back/The Love You Save/I’ll Be There,” “Rock With You,” “Human Nature,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Dirty Diana,” “Thriller,” “Bad Groove,” “Workin’ Day and Night,” “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and “Man in the Mirror.”
9/28/88Michael Jackson This date and the 9/27/88 one were put on sale after 9/26/88 sold out in less than two hours. This date was also sold out. Songs performed by Jackson included “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” “This Place Hotel,” “Another Part of Me,” “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “She’s Out of My Life,” “I Want You Back/The Love You Save/I’ll Be There,” “Rock With You,” “Human Nature,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Dirty Diana,” “Thriller,” “Bad Groove,” “Workin’ Day and Night,” “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and “Man in the Mirror.”
10/12/88Amy GrantMichael W. Smith, Gary Chapman 
10/13/88Rod Stewart Stewart fell ill on the day of the concert, and it had to be postponed to 12/2/88.
10/24/88Robert PlantJoan Jett and the BlackheartsSongs performed by Plant included “Heaven Knows,” “Tall Cool One,” “Nobody’s Fault But Mine,” “Going to California,” “In the Mood,” “Immigrant Song,” “Ship of Fools,” and “Communication Breakdown.”
10/26/88Bill MedleyThe ContoursPart of a packaged “More Dirty Dancing: The Concert Tour.”
10/28/88Prince  
11/9/88New EditionBobby Brown, Al B. Sure! 
11/28/88Ozzy OsbourneAnthraxThere were about 7,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Osbourne included “I Don’t Know,” “Flying High Again,” “Mr. Crowley,” “Shot in the Dark,” “Bloodbath in Paradise,” “Sweet Leaf,” “War Pigs,” “Tattooed Dancer,” “Fire in the Sky,” “Miracle Man,” “Suicide Solution,” “Iron Man,” and “Crazy Train.”
12/2/88Rod Stewart This date was postponed from 10/13/88 after Stewart became ill. Songs performed by Stewart included “Hot Legs,” “Infatuation,” “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” “Some Guys Have All the Luck,” “Love Touch,” “Young Turks,” “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” “Sweet Little Rock & Roller,” “You Wear It Well,” “Lost in You,” “Dynamite,” “Forever Young,” “People Get Ready,” “Mandolin Wind,” “Baby Jane,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” “Crazy About Her,” “Passion,” “Reason to Believe,” “Maggie May,” “Twistin’ the Night Away,” “Tear It Up,” and “Try a Little Tenderness.”
12/9/88Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band This show was moved to the South Hills Theatre in Dormont.
12/11/88Luther VandrossAnita Baker, comedian SinbadSongs performed by Vandross included “Never Too Much” and “Wait For Love.” Songs performed by Baker duirng her 90-minute set included “With the Same Old Love,” “Sweet Love,” “Just Another Part of Me,” and “God Bless the Child.”
12/16/88John Denver 40 children from the Elm Grove Elementary School in McMurray joined Denver as a choir on several Christmas classics..
1/29/89Neil Diamond There were 17,120 people in attendance. Songs performed by Diamond during his two-hour-and-five-minute-long set included “Skybird,” “Desiree,” “Hello Again,” “September Morn,” “Everything’s Gonna Be Fine,” “This Time,” “Solitary Man,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Red Red Wine,” “I’m a Believer,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Soolaimon,” “Beautiful Noise,” “Home Is a Wounded Heart,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “The Best Years of Our Lives,” “Baby Can I Hold You,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Heartlight,” “Headed for the Future,” “Love on the Rocks,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “I Am, I Said,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Holly Holy,” “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” and “America.”
1/30/89Neil Diamond Songs performed by Diamond included “Skybird,” “Desiree,” “Hello Again,” “September Morn,” “Everything’s Gonna Be Fine,” “This Time,” “Solitary Man,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Red Red Wine,” “I’m a Believer,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Soolaimon,” “Beautiful Noise,” “Home Is a Wounded Heart,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “The Best Years of Our Lives,” “Baby Can I Hold You,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Heartlight,” “Headed for the Future,” “Love on the Rocks,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “I Am, I Said,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Holly Holy,” “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” and “America.”
2/7/89New EditionBobby Brown, Al B. Sure! 
2/10/89PoisonTeslaThis show was cancelled the day before it was to take place due to an illness suffered by Poison singer Bret Michaels.
2/17/89Randy TravisConway Twitty, Tammy WynetteSongs performed by Randy Travis included “What’ll You Do About Me,” “I Won’t Need You Anymore (Always and Forever),” “No Place Like Home,” “Honky Tonk Moon,” “I Told You So,” “On the Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “Too Gone Too Long,” “Send My Body Home,” and “Diggin’ Up Bones.” Songs performed by Conway Twitty included “Hello Darlin’,” “I’d Love to Lay You Down,” “The Rose,” “I Want to Know You Before We Make Love,” “You’ve Never Been This Far Before,” “That’s My Job,” “Julia,” “Tight Fittin’ Jeans,” “It’s Only Make Believe,” and “Why Me.” Songs performed by Tammy Wynette included “One More Chance,” “Apartment No. 9,” “I Don’t Wanna Play House,” “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad,” “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” “‘Til I Can Make It on My Own,” “Rocky Top,” “Dueling Banjos,” “Stand by Your Man,” “Amazing Grace,” and “I Saw the Light.”
3/4/89MetallicaQueensrycheThere were about 13,200 people in attendance. Songs performed by Metallica included “Blackened,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” “Harvester of Sorrow,” “Eye of the Beholder,” “Master of Puppets,” “One,” “Seek & Destroy,” “…And Justice for All,” “Creeping Death,” “Fade to Black,” “Battery,” “Last Caress,” “Am I Evil?,” “Whiplash,” and “Breadfan.” Songs performed by Queensryche included “Queen of the Reich,” “Anarchy-X,” “Revolution Calling,” “Operation: Mindcrime,” “Speak,” “Spreading the Disease,” “Take Hold of the Flame,” “The Needle Lies,” “Chemical Youth (We Are Rebellion),” and “Eyes of a Stranger.”
4/2/89Grateful Dead There were 17,700 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Dead during their three-hour-plus set included “Iko Iko,” “Little Red Rooster,” “Dire Wolf,” “It’s All Over Now,” “We Can Run But We Can’t Hide,” “Brown Eyed Women,” “Queen Jane Approximately,” “Tennessee Jed,” “Music Never Stopped,” “Shakedown Street,” “Man Smart/Woman Smarter,” “Foolish Heart,” “The Wheel,” “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” “Around and Around,” “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad,” “Turn on Your Love Light,” and “Baby Blue.” Police arrested 32 people in relation to the concert, mostly for public intoxication. A significant number of fans were sleeping in cars or setting up tents in the area near the Arena.
4/3/89Grateful Dead Songs performed by the Dead included “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Bertha,” “Walkin’ Blues,” “Jack-a-Roe,” “El Paso,” “Built to Last,” “Victim or the Crime,” “Tom Thumb’s Blues,” “Don’t Ease Me In,” “Blow Away,” “Estimated Prophet,” “Crazy Fingers,” “Uncle John’s Band,” “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “I Need a Miracle,” “Stella Blue,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Johnny B. Goode,” and “Black Muddy River.” As police were trying to arrest an unruly person outside of the Arena, a crowd of several hundred people began throwing rocks and bottles at the officers. Later, Mayor Sophie Masloff said that the band’s fans shouldn’t be welcome back to the city, calling them “Deadenders” erroneously.
4/28/89Bobby BrownTone Loc, Karyn White, LeVert 
5/29/89New Kids on the BlockThe Boys, Kid N Play, Tracy Spencer, Brandon Adams 
6/13/89Bon JoviSkid RowAfter this date sold out, 6/14/89 was added. There were 16,205 people in attendance. Songs performed by Bon Jovi included “Lay Your Hands on Me,” “I’d Die for You,” “Wild in the Streets,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Tokyo Road,” “Born to Be My Baby,” “Let It Rock,” “I’ll Be There for You,” “Blood on Blood,” “Runaway,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Ride Cowboy Ride,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Bad Medicine,” and a cover of “Gimme Some Lovin’.” Bon Jovi brought out Pittsburgh friends Norm Nardini, Paul Shook, and Nason Gieg to perform with the band on “Gimme Some Lovin’.”
6/14/89Bon JoviSkid RowThis date was added after 6/13/89 sold out. Songs performed by Bon Jovi included “Lay Your Hands on Me,” “I’d Die for You,” “Wild in the Streets,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Tokyo Road,” “Born to Be My Baby,” “Let It Rock,” “I’ll Be There for You,” “Blood on Blood,” “Runaway,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Ride Cowboy Ride,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and “Bad Medicine.” Songs performed by Skid Row included “Makin’ a Mess,” “Piece of Me,” “Big Guns,” “18 and Life,” “Sweet Little Sister,” “Rattlesnake Shake,” “I Remember You,” “Here I Am,” and “Youth Gone Wild.”
7/1/89Jackson BrowneDavid LindleySongs performed included “How Long” and “Running on Empty.” Songs performed by Lindley (who also performed with Browne) included “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.”
7/9/89New EditionMC Hammer, Guy, Kool Moe Dee, K-9 PosseThe concert was cancelled at the last minute after members of the Guy road crew attacked a member of the New Edition road crew with a baseball bat. The conflcit escalated, ending up with the security manager for Guy shot and killed by New Edition’s production manager.
7/11/89MetallicaThe CultThere were 9,121 people in attendance. Songs performed by Metallica in their two-hour-and-fifteen-minute set included “Blackened,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” “Harvester of Sorrow,” “The Four Horsemen,” “The Thing That Should Not Be,” “Master of Puppets,” “Fade to Black,” “Seek & Destroy,” “…And Justice for All,” “Creeping Death,” “One,” “Battery,” “Last Caress,” “Am I Evil?,” “Whiplash,” and “Breadfan.”
7/15/89Allman Brothers Band This show was apparently moved to the A.J. Palumbo Center.
7/19/89The Beach BoysChicagoSongs performed by Chicago included “Along Came a Woman,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “Make Me Smile,” “Saturday in the Park,” “25 or 6 to 4,” and “Beginnings.” Songs performed in the Beach Boys’ hour-long set included “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Be True to Your School,” “Little Surfer Girl,” “Little Duece Coupe,” “Studown,” “I Get Around,” “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” and “Good Vibrations.” After Chicago’s set, The Beach Boys returned to join them onstage for several songs including “Wishing you Were Here.”
7/26/89Tone LocWas (Not Was), Milli Vanilli, Information SocietyA “Club MTV” tour, MC’ed by the channel’s “Downtown” Julie Brown. The show sold so poorly that tickets were eventually selling for half-price, or being given away in two-for-one ticket deals. Paula Abdul was advertised as the headliner for this tour but it appears she did not perform on this date. There were 5,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Tone Loc included “Wild Thing.” Songs performed by Was (Not Was) included covers of “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and “Man in the Mirror.”
7/28/89Bob DylanSteve EarleSongs performed by Dylan included “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” “One Irish Rover,” “Masters of War,” “Shelter From the Storm,” “Just Like a Woman,” “Highway 61 Revisited,” “Gates of Eden,” “Mama, You Been on My Mind,” “Boots of Spanish Leather,” “Silvio,” “I’ll Remember You,” “I Shall Be Released,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” and “All Along the Watchtower.”
7/31/89Stevie Nicks This show was postponed to 9/1/89 due to a scheduling conflict.
8/3/89Doobie BrothersThe Fabulous ThunderbirdsThere were 7,228 people in attendance. Songs performed by The Doobie Brothers included “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Dependin’ on You,” “Road Angel,” “Dark Eyed Cajun Woman,” “Time Is Here and Gone,” “One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison),” “Take Me to the Highway,” “One Step Closer,” “Neal’s Fandango,” “South of the Border,” “Black Water,” “The Doctor,” “Down in the Track,” “Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While),” “Little Taste of Love,” “Jesus Is Just Alright,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Without You,” and “Listen to the Music.”
8/13/89LL Cool JSlick Rick, Big Daddy Kame, EPMD, De La SoulThere were almost 9,000 people in attendance. The show was MC’ed by Chuck D. of Public Enemy. Songs performed by LL Cool J included “I Need Love,” “I’m Bad,” and “Nitro.” Songs performed by Slick Rick included “Treat Her Like a Prostitute.” Songs performed by De La Soul included “Me, Myself and I.”
8/16/89Richie HavensCanned Heat, John Sebastian, Buddy Miles & Ricky HendrixPart of a Woodstock Reunion Tour: “69-89 Twentieth Anniversary Celebration Tour.” Rick Danko & Garth Hudson of The Band, Melanie, and Country Joe & The Fish were all announced as performing but they did not appear at the Civic Arena show. There were only 3,031 people in attendance. The Arena roof was fully opened. Songs performed by Havens included “Connections,” and “Freedom.” Songs performed by Canned Heat included “Let’s Work Together,” “On the Road Again,” “Going Up the Country,” and “The Mercury Blues.” Songs performed by Buddy Miles & Ricky Hendrix (Jimi’s brother) included “Sand Castle Magic,” “I Should Have Quit You,” and “All Along the Watchtower.” Songs performed by Sebastian included “Nashville Cats,” “Welcome Back,” and a medley of Lightnin’ Hopkins songs.
9/1/89Stevie NicksThe HootersThis show was postponed from 7/31/89 due to a scheduling conflict. There were 10,277 people in attendance. Songs performed by Stevie Nicks included “Outside the Rain,” “Dreams,” “Rooms on Fire,” “Gold Dust Woman,” “Alice,” “No Spoken Word,” “How Still My Love,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Juliet,” “Talk to Me,” “Whole Lotta Trouble,” “Two Kinds of Love,” “Edge of Seventeen,” “Stand Back,” and “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?” Songs performed by The Hootewrs included “Brother, Don’t You Walk Away,” “And We Danced,” and “Mr. Big Baboon.”
9/10/89R.E.M.Throwing MusesSongs performed by R.E.M. included “Stand,” “The One I Love,” “So. Central Rain,” “Turn You Inside-Out,” “Belong,” “Orange Crush,” “Exhuming McCarthy,” “Feeling Gravitys Pull,” “Sitting Still,” “World Leader Pretend,” “I Believe,” “These Days,” “Cuyahoga,” “Pretty Persuasion,” “Get Up,” “1,000,000,” “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” “Pop Song 89,” “Fall on Me,” “You Are the Everything,” “Begin the Begin,” “King of Birds,” and “Life and How to Live It.”
9/19/89Elton John There were 16,150 people in attendance. Songs performed by John during his two-and-a-half-hour set included “Tumblweed Connection,” “Madman Across the Water,” “The Bitch Is Back,” “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Your Song,” “Sacrifice,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding,” “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” “Daniel,” “Your Song,” “Levon,” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.”
9/24/89MC HammerKool Moe Dee, Heavy D and the Boyz, The Boys, Oaktown’s 3-5-7There were 7,703 people in attendance. Songs performed by MC Hammer included “Let’s Get It Started,” and “Turn This Mutha Out.” Songs performed by Kool Moe Dee included “They Want Money” and “Go See the Doctor.”
10/20/89AlabamaGeorge Strait, Restless Heart, Ricky Van Shelton, UnwoundThere were 11,800 people in attendance. Songs performed by Alabama included “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas,” “Mountain Music,” “Lady Down on Love,” “Feels So Right,” and “Old Flame.” Songs performed by Strait in his 14-song set included “Ace in the Hole,” “If You Ain’t Lovin’,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “All My Exes Live in Texas,” “You’re Something Special to Me,” and “The Fireman.” Songs performed by Van Shelton included Loving Proof,” “From a Jack to a King,” “Life Turned Her That Way,” “Crime of Passion,” and “Thanks a Lot.” Songs performed by Restless Heart included “Big Dreams in a Small Town” and “60-Minute Man.” Songs performed by Unwound included “Chance to Be Me.”
11/17/89Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machinecomedian Chas ElstnerThere were about 6,700 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Conga,” “Let It Loose,” “Dr. Beat,” “Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice),” “Cuts Both Ways,” “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “I Can’t Stay Away From You,” “Don’t Wanna Lose You,” “Get On Your Feet,” and “Bad Boy.”
12/2/89Kenny RogersThe Oak Ridge Boys, Lorrie Morgan, Garth BrooksSongs performed included “Workin’ For a Living,” “Love Will Turn You Around,” “You Are So Beautiful,” “Daytime Friends,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town,” “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “A Christmas Song,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Winter Wonderland.” The Oak Ridge Boys joined Rogers on “Winter Wonderland.”
12/3/89New Kids on the BlockDino, The Cover GirlsWhen this date sold out, the 12/4/89 show was added. There were about 17,000 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind),” “I’ll Be There,” “My Favorite Girl,” and “You Got It (The Right Stuff).”
12/4/89New Kids on the BlockDino, The Cover GirlsThis date was added after the 12/3/89 show sold out.
12/20/89Motley CrueWarrantSongs performed by Motley Crue included “Kick Start My Heart,” “Red Hot,” “Rattlesnake Shake,” “Shout At the Devil,” “Shout,” “Same Old Situation,” “Looks That Kill,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room,” and “Home Sweat Home.” Songs performed by Warrant included “Where the Down Boys Go” and “Sometimes She Cries.”
1/25/90AerosmithSkid RowSongs performed by Aerosmith included “Heart’s Done Time,” “Same Old Song and Dance,” “F.I.N.E.,” “Monkey on My Back,” “Don’t Get Mad, Get Even,” “Permanent Vacation,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Mama Kin,” “Angel,” “Hangman Jury,” “Voodoo Medicine Man,” “Red House,” “Rag Doll,” “Draw the Line,” “Dream On,” “Love in an Elevator,” “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Sweet Emotion,” “The Train Kept A-Rollin’,” and “Walk This Way.”
2/4/90Paul McCartneyno opening actThere were around 14,850 people in attendance for the sold-out show. He had performed his previous show in Detroit and began his show here by saying “People of Detroit– you’re not! People of Pittsburgh, you are!” McCartney was feeling a bit under the weather for the show, leading to his voice being a little rough. There was an afternoon press conference scheduled, but it was cancelled due to McCartney not feeling well. Songs performed included “Figure of Eight,” “Jet,” “Rough Ride,” “Got to Get You Into My Life,” “Band on the Run,” “Ebony and Ivory,” “We Got Married,” “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “The Long and Winding Road,” “The Fool on the Hill,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Good Day Sunshine,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Put It There,” “Things We Said Today,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “This One,” “My Brave Face,” “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Twenty Flight Rock,” “Coming Up,” “Let It Be,” “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Live and Let Die,” “Hey Jude,” “Yesterday,” “Get Back,” “Golden Slumbers”/”Carry That Weight”/”The End.”
2/5/90Paul McCartney Songs performed included “Figure of Eight,” “Jet,” “Rough Ride,” “Got to Get You Into My Life,” “Band on the Run,” “Ebony and Ivory,” “We Got Married,” “The ,” “The Fool on the Hill,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Good Day Sunshine,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Put It There,” “Things We Said Today,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “This One,” “My Brave Face,” “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Twenty Flight Rock,” “Coming Up,” “Let It Be,” “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Live and Let Die,” “Hey Jude,” “Yesterday,” “Get Back,” and “Golden Slumbers”/”Carry That Weight”/”The End.”
2/27/90WhitesnakeKixWhitesnake guitarist Steve Vai visited Duquesne University prior to the show to talk to students and answer questions. There were 9,764 people in attendance. Songs performed by Whitesnake included “Judgment Day,” “Kitten’s Got Claws,” “Here I Go Again,” “Gimme All Your Love,” and “Fool For Your Loving.” Songs performed by Kix during their 40-minute set included “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” “Shame,” “Blow My Fuse,” and “Cold Blood.”
3/13/90Janet JacksonChuckii BookerThere were around 16,300 people in attendance at the sold-out show. Songs performed by Jackson included “Escapade,” “Miss You Much,” “Black Cat,” “Rhythm Nation,” and “Alright.”
5/16/90Chercomedian Dom IrreraThis show sold out the same day tickets went on sale and then the 5/17/90 date was added. There were 12,880 people in attendance. Darlene Love was one of Cher’s backup singers. Songs performed during her hour-and-fifteen-minute set included “We All Sleep Alone,” “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),” “After All,” “I’m No Angel,” “If I Could Turn Back Time,” “Perfection,” “I Found Someone,” “Talkin’ It to the Streets,” “Tougher Than the Rest,” “Baby Hold On,” “Many Rivers to Cross,” and “Take It to the Limit.”
5/17/90Chercomedian Dom IrreraThis show was added after the 5/16/90 show sold out.
6/7/90RushMr. BigThere were about 11,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Rush during their two-hour set included “Force Ten,” “Freewill,” “Distant Early Warning,” “Time Stand Still,” “Subdivisions,” “Marathon,” “Red Barchetta,” “Superconductor,” “Show Don’t Tell,” “The Pass,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Manhattan Project,” “Xanadu/YYZ,” “Scars,” “War Paint,” “Mission,” “Tom Sawyer,” “The Spirit of Radio,” “2112 Part I: Overture,” “La Villa Strangiato,” “In the Mood,” and a cover of “Wipe Out.”
6/16/90Carmen Free concert.
7/7/90Public EnemyHeavy D And The Boyz, Digital Underground, Kid N’ Play, Chill Rob G.The artist order was Chill Rob G–>Kid ‘N’ Play–>Digital Underground–>Heavy D–>Public Enemy. Digital Underground’s songs performed included “Doowutchyalike,” “Freaks of the Industry,” “Sex Packets,” “The Humpty Dance.” Advertisements said that En Vogue was on the bill, but they did not perform (Chill Rob G was there in their place).
9/15/90Luciano Pavarotti Originally scheduled for 9/30/90. There were 12,042 people in attendance.
10/19/90Randy TravisTammy Wynette, Shenandoah 
11/7/90AC/DCLove/HateThere were about 15,200 people in attendance. Songs performed by AC/DC included “Thunderstruck,” “Shoot to Thrill,” “Back in Black,” “Fire Your Guns,” “Sin City,” “Heatseeker,” “Who Made Who,” “Jailbreak,” “The Jack,” “The Razors Edge,” “That’s the Way I Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Moneytalks,” “Hells Bells,” “High Voltage,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “Whole Lotta Rosie,” “Let There Be Rock,” “Highway to Hell,” “T.N.T.,” and “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).” Songs performed by Love/Hate included “Wasted in America.”
11/19/90Fleetwood Mac There were about 10,500 people in attendance. Songs performed by Fleetwood Mac included “In the Back of My Mind,” “The Chain,” “Dreams,” “Isn’t It Midnight,” “Love Is Dangerous,” “Oh Well,” “Rhiannon,” “Stop Messin’ Around,” “Save Me,” “Gold Dust Woman,” “I Loved Another Woman,” “Landslide,” “World Turning,” “Everywhere,” “Stand on the Rock,” “Little Lies,” “Stand Back,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Tear It Up,” “Don’t Stop,” and “Songbird.”
11/23/90New Kids on the Block  
12/12/90Billy Joel Songs performed by Joel included “Storm Front,” “Allentown,” “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “Jingle Bells,” “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” “Honesty,” “Beer Barrel Polka,” “The Downeaster Alexa,” “Goodnight Saigon,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “I Go to Extremes,” “Pressure,” “My Life,” “An Innocent Man,” “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” “You May Be Right,” “Only the Good Die Young,” “A Matter of Trust,” “Big Shot,” “Keeping the Faith,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and “Piano Man.”
12/22/90Keith SweatBell Biv DeVoe, Johnny GillThere were more than 13,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Bell Biv DeVoe included “Poison” and “Do Me.” Songs performed by Gill included “My, My, My.”
2/13/91INXSThe Soup DragonsThere were 7,670 people in attendance. INXS songs performed included “Suicide Blonde,” “Calling All Nations,” “Guns in the Sky,” “Hear That Sound,” “Wild Life,” “Bitter Tears,” “Need You Tonight,” “Mediate,” “Shine Like It Does,” “Faith in Each Other,” “Tiny Daggers,” “Know the Difference,” “Who Pays the Price,” “Listen Like Thieves,” “The Loved One,” “Lately,” “What You Need,” “New Sensation,” “Disappear,” “Kick,” “Devil Inside,” “The Stairs,” “Original Sin,” “Never Tear Us Apart,” and “Don’t Change.” Songs performed by The Soup Dragons included “Dream-On (Solid Gone).”
2/17/91Neil Young & Crazy HorseSonic Youth, Social DistortionThere were 13,750 people in attendance. Songs performed by Young included “Hey Hey, My My,” “Crime in the City,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Cinnamon Girl,” “Cortez the Killer,” “Powderfinger,” “Rockin’ in the Free World,” “Welfare Mothers,” “Tonight’s the Night,” and “Farmer John.” Songs performed by Sonic Youth included “Kill Yr Idols,” “Expressway to Yr Skull,” and “Superstar.”
3/6/91Kenny RogersThe Gatlin Brothers, Patty LovelessThere were 10,359 people in attendance. Songs performed by Rogers included “Love Will Turn You Around,” “She’s the Best to Me,” “Workin’ For a Livin’,” “Lady,” “The Gambler,” “If I Were a Painting,” “Ruby,” “Daytime Friends, Nighttime Lovers,” “You Decorated My Life,” “Blaze of Glory,” “Lucille,” and “Islands in the Stream.” Songs performed by the Gatlins in their 45-minute set included “Star Spangled Broken Heart,” “She Used to Be Somebody’s Baby,” “Nighttime Magic,” “Houston,” “I Wish You Were Somebody I Love,” “Broken Lady,” and “All the Gold in California.” Songs performed by Loveless included “I’m That Kind of Girl,” “Chains,” “On Down the Line,” “Timber, I’m Falling in Love,” and “Don’t Toss Us Away.”
3/10/91Paul Simon There were 11,259 people in attendance. This was his first show in Pittsburgh in eight years. Songs performed by Simon during his two-and-a-half-hour show included “The Obvious Child,” “The Boy in the Bubble,” “She Moves On,” “Kodachrome,” “Train in the Distance,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Rhythm of the Saints,” “Dogs in the Wine Shop,” “Graceland,” “Hearts and Bones,” “America,” “The Boxer,” “Cecilia,” and “The Sound of Silence.”
3/14/91ZZ TopThe Black CrowesThere were 13,443 people in attendance for the sold out show. Songs performed by ZZ Top included “Planet of Women,” “Sleeping Bag,” “Tell It,” “Waitin’ for the Bus,” “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” “Ten Foot Pole,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Concrete and Steel,” “My Head’s in Mississippi,” “Manic Mechanic,” “Heard It on the X,” “2000 Blues,” “Blue Jean Blues,” “Just Got Paid,” “Lovething,” “Got Me Under Pressure,” “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Give It Up,” “Legs,” “Tube Snake Boogie,” “La Grange,” and “Tush.” Songs performed by the Black Crowes included “She Talks to Angels.”
3/15/91ZZ TopThe Black CrowesSongs performed by ZZ Top included “Tell It,” “Waitin’ for the Bus,” “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” “Ten Foot Pole,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Concrete and Steel,” “My Head’s in Mississippi,” “Manic Mechanic,” “Heard It on the X,” “2000 Blues,” “Blue Jean Blues,” “Just Got Paid,” “Lovething,” “Got Me Under Pressure,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Give It Up,” “Legs,” “Tube Snake Boogie,” “La Grange,” and “Tush.”
3/22/19Sandi PattiLarnelle HarrisThere were about 8,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Patti included “He’ll Bring You Freedom.” Songs performed by Harris included “Didn’t You Know” and “I Can Be Glad.”
5/4/91ScorpionsGreat White, TrixterSongs performed by Scorpions included “Tease Me, Please Me,” “Hit Between the Eyes,” “The Zoo,” “Don’t Believe Her,” “Can’t Explain,” “Wind of Change,” “Holiday,” “Big City Nights,” “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” and “No One Like You.” Songs performed by Great White included “Call It Rock and Roll,” “Original Queen of Sheeba,” “Cold Hearted Lovin’,” “Desert Moon,” “Mista Bone,” “Save All Your Love,” and “Once Bitten, Twice Shy.” Songs performed by Trixter included “One in a Million,” “Give It to Me Good,” and “Ride the Whip.”
5/16/91Frank SinatraSteve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, comedian Tom DreesenThere were 13,253 people in attendance. Songs performed by Sinatra during his 75-minute set included “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “For Once in My Life,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “The September of My Years,” “The Best Is Yet to Come,” “Summer Wind,” “What Now My Love,” “The House I Live In,” “Mack the Knife,” “I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry,” “New York, New York,” “Night and Day,” “Saturday Night,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” “All the Way,” “One for My Baby (And One More for the Road),” “When You’re Smiling,” and “My Way.”Songs performed by Steve & Eydie included “This Could Be the Start of Something Big” and “If He Walked Into My Life.”
6/5/91QueensrycheSuicidal TendenciesThere were 7,996 people in attendance. Songs performed by Queensryche included “Resistance,” “Walk in the Shadows,” “Best I Can,” “The Thin Line,” “Jet City Woman,” “Roads to Madness,” “Empire,” “Anarchy-X,” “Revolution Calling,” “Operation: Mindcrime,” “Speak,” “Spreading the Disease,” “The Mission,” “Suite Sister Mary,” “The Needle Lies,” “Electric Requiem,” “Breaking the Silence,” “I Don’t Believe in Love,” “Waiting for 22,” “My Empty Room,” “Eyes of a Stranger,” “Take Hold of the Flame,” and “Silent Lucidity.”
8/15/91Clint BlackMerle Haggard, Matraca Berg 
8/23/91Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machinecomedian Chas ElstnerThere were 7,028 people in attendance. Songs performed by Estefan during her two-hour set included “Nayib’s Song,” “Seal Out Fate,” “Conga,” “Rhythm Is Gonna Get Ya,” “1, 2, 3,” “Remember Me With Love,” “Cuts Both Ways,” and “Coming Out of the Dark.”
10/26/91The SpinnersMartha Reeves, Gary Puckett, The BuckinghamsWolfman Jack served as host of the show.
10/28/91RushEric JohnsonThere were 14,581 people in attendance. Songs performed by Rush included “Force Ten,” “Limelight,” “Freewill,” “Distant Early Warning,” “Time Stand Still,” “Dreamline,” “Bravado,” “Roll the Bones,” “Show Don’t Tell,” “The Big Money,” “Red Sector A,” “Subdivisions,” “The Pass,” “Where’s My Thing?,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Xanadu,” “Superconductor,” “Tom Sawyer,” “The Spirit of Radio,” and “2112 Part I: Overture/Finding My Way/La Villa Strangiato/Anthem/Red Barchetta.” Songs performed by Eric Johnson during his 40-minute set included “Righteous,” “High Landrons,” “Trademark,” “Forty Mile Town,” “Pavilion,” “Desert Rose,” and “Cliffs of Dover.”
11/7/91Paula AbdulAftershockSongs performed by Abdul included “Opposites Attract,” “The Way That You Love Me,” and “Straight Up.”
11/21/91Metallica There were 16,212 people in attendance. Songs performed by Metallica during their two-and-a-half-hour set included “Enter Sandman,” “Creeping Death,” “Harvester of Sorrow,” “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” “Sad but True,” “Wherever I May Roam,” “Through the Never,” “The Unforgiven,” “Justice Medley,” “The Four Horsemen,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Fade to Black,” “Whiplash,” “Master of Puppets,” “Seek & Destroy,” “One,” “Last Caress,” “Am I Evil?,” “Battery,” and “Stone Cold Crazy.”
11/29/91Luther VandrossLisa Fischer, The Sounds of Blackness, comedian SinbadThere were 14,811 people in attendance. Songs performed by Vandross included “Stop to Love,” “Never Too Much,” “Power of Love,” “Creeping,” “Superstar,” “The Rush,” and “Give Me the Reason.” Songs performed by Sounds of Blackness included “Stand,” “Pressure, Pt. 1,” and “Optimistic.”
1/11/92John Mellencampno opening actThere were about 17,000 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Love and Happiness,” “Paper in Fire,” “Jack & Diane,” “Lonely Ol’ Night,” “Check It Out,” “Rain on the Scarecrow,” “Martha Say,” “Jackie Brown,” “Small Town,” “Pop Singer,” “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.,” “Hurts So Good,” “Authority Song,” “Pink Houses,” and “Cherry Bomb.”
1/20/92Rod Stewart There were around 14,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Stewart during his two-and-a-half-hour set included “Maggie May,” “Twistin’ the Night Away,” “Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller,” “Hot Legs,” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” “Reason to Believe,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” “The First Cut is the Deepest,” “Rhythm of My Heart,” “Downtown Train,” “Forever Young,” and “Broken Arrow.”
3/1/92Neil Diamondno opening actThere were 17,899 people in attendance for this sold-out show. Songs performed by Diamond during his 130-minute set included “I Am, I Said,” “Beautiful Noise,” “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” “Hello Again,” “September Morn,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Forever in Bluejeans,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Hear Them Bells,” “America,” “Soolaimon,” “Mountains of Love,” “Cherry Cherry,” “Holly Holy,” “One Hand, One Heart,” and “Headed For the Future.”
3/2/92Neil Diamondno opening actSongs performed by Diamond included “Mountains of Love,” “Hello Again,” “Solitary Man,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Sweet Caroline,” “September Morn,” “Hear Them Bells,” “Beautiful Noise,” “Jungletime,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “Soolaimon,” “Play Me,” “Red Red Wine,” “I’m a Believer,” “Love on the Rocks,” “America,” “If There Were No Dreams,” “Fortune of the Night,” “One Hand, One Heart,” “Hooked on the Memory of You,” “Lonely Lady #17,” “Sweet L.A. Days,” “All I Really Need Is You,” “Walk, Don’t Run,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Headed for the Future,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Forever in Blue Jeans
,” “Holly Holy,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “I Am, I Said,” “Crunchy Granola Suite,” “Be,” and “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.”
3/20/92Bryan AdamsStormThere were 14,823 people in attendance. Songs performed by Adams during his two-hour-and-ten-minute set included “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Heaven,” “When the Night Comes,” “There Will Never Be Another Tonight,” “House Arrest,” “Hey Honey, I’m Packing You In,” “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” “Run to You,” “Heat of the Night,” “Summer of ’69,” and “C;mon Everybody.”
3/27/92Randy TravisAlan Jackson, Trisha YearwoodThere were 12,514 people in attendance. Songs performed by Travis included “1982,” “Is It Still Over,” “I Told You So,” “Heroes and Friends,” “It’s Good to Know There’s Still a Few Ole Country Boys Around,” “I Thought He Walked on Water,” and “On the Other Hand.” Songs performed by Jackson during his 45-minute set included “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Someday,” “Working Class Hero,” “Midnight in Montgomery,” “I’d Love You All Over Again,” “Here in the Real World,” and “Don’t Rock the Jukebox.” Songs performed by Yearwood during her 30-minute set included “She’s in Love With the Boy,” “Like We Never Had a Broken Heart,” “The Wemon Before Me,” “That’s What I Like about You,” and “Wrong Side of Memphis.”
5/8/92HammerBoyz II Men, Jodeci, Oaktown 3-5-7 
8/11/92Eric Clapton  
8/29/92Reba McEntireVince Gill 
10/16/92KissFaster Pussycat, TrixterSongs performed by Kiss during their 90-minute set included “Creatures of the Night,” “I Just Wanna,” “Parasite,” “Heaven’s on Fire,” “Unholy,” “Domino,” “Hotter Than Hell,” “Fire House,” “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Lick It Up,” and “Cold Gin.” Songs performed by Faster Pussycat included “Cat Bash,” “Body Thief,” “Bathroom Wall,” “Jack the Bastard,” and “House of Pain.” Songs performed by Trixter included “On the Road Again,” “Road of a Thousand Dreams,” “Line of Fire,” “Play Rough,” “Rockin ‘ Horse,” and “Give It To Me Good.”
10/24/92Garth Brooks Before the show, Brooks visited a Steelers practice.
11/7/92Def Leppardno opening actSongs performed inckluded “Let’s Get Rocked,” “Tear It Down,” “Women,” “Too Late for Love,” “Hysteria,” “Make Love Like a Man,” “White Lightning,” “Foolin’,” “Animal,” “Gods of War,” “Rocket,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want (acoustic),” “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak (acoustic/electric,” “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad,” “Armageddon It,” “Rock of Ages,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Love Bites,” and “Photograph.”
12/11/92Bruce Springsteen High winds and flooding prevented Springsteen from making it to Pittsburgh to do the show, so it was postponed at the last minute to 12/16/32.
12/16/92Bruce Springsteen This show was postponed from 12/11/92. There were around 16,000 people in attendance. Songs performed in his three-and-a-half-hour set included “Leap of Faith,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “Trapped,” “Badlands,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “Light of Day,” “Thunder Road,” and “Born to Run.” Joe Grushecky joined Bruce on stage to perform “Glory Days” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”
1/25/93MegadethStone Temple PilotsSongs performed by Megadeth included “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due,” “Skin o’ My Teeth,” “Wake Up Dead,” “Hangar 18,” “Countdown to Extinction,” “Foreclosure of a Dream,” “This Was My Life,” “Lucretia,” “Sweating Bullets,” “In My Darkest Hour,” “The Conjuring,” “Tornado of Souls,” “Ashes in Your Mouth,” “Symphony of Destruction,” “Peace Sells,” and “Anarchy in the U.K.” Songs performed by STP included “Crackerman,” “Wicked Garden,” “No Memory,” “Sin,” “Plush,” “Where the River Goes,” “Dead & Bloated,” “Sex Type Thing,” and “Naked Sunday.”
2/26/93Bon JoviJeff Healey BandSongs performed by Bon Jovi included “I Believe,” “Wild in the Streets,” “I’d Die for You,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Born to Be My Baby,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Bed of Roses,” “Keep the Faith,” “Blood Money,” “Blaze of Glory,” “Lay Your Hands on Me,” “In These Arms,” “Blood on Blood,” “Bad Medicine,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” and “Never Say Goodbye.” Songs performed by Healey included “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
8/20/93Reba McEntireBrooks & Dunn 
9/15/93Billy Ray CyrusKentucky HeadhuntersThere were 12,102 people in attendance. Songs performed by Cyrus included “Achy Breaky Heart,” “She’s Not Cryin’ Anymore,” “In the Heart of a Woman,” “It Could’ve Been Me,” and “Ain’t Your Dog Anymore.” Songs performed by Kentucky Headhunters included “Let’s All Go Down to Dumas Walker’s” and “Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine.”
9/17/93Depeche ModeThe TheDepeche Mode’s setlist was as follows: “Higher Love,” “Policy of Truth,” “World in My Eyes,” “Walking in My Shoes,” “Behind the Wheel,” “Halo,” “Stripped,” “Condemnation,” “A Question of Lust,” “Death’s Door” (acoustic), “Mercy in You,” “I Feel You,” “Never Let Me Down Again,” “Rush,” “In Your Room,” “Personal Jesus,” “Enjoy the Silence,” “Fly on the Windscreen,” “Everything Counts.”
9/20/93Luther VandrossEn Vogue 
10/8/93Frank Sinatracomedian Don RicklesThere were 12,347 people in attendance. Songs performed by Sinatra included “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “At Long Last Love,” “All Or Nothing At All,” “For Once in My Life,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Mack the Knife,” “Summer Wind,” and “Strangers in the Night.”
11/28/93Bell Biv DevoeSWV, Silk, ShaiSongs performed by Bell Biv Devoe included “When Will I See You Smile Again?” and “Something in Your Eyes.”
12/7/93BeBe and CeCe WinansSandi Patti, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael English, First Call, Steve Green, Twila Paris, Larnelle Harris, Wayne Watson, 4HIMPart of a packaged “Young Messiah” tour.
12/15/93Janet JacksonTony! Toni! Toné!This show was cancelled about a week prior due to “production problems.”
1/12/94Billy Joel Songs performed included “No Man’s Land,” “Pressure,” “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel),” “The River of Dreams,” “The Ballad of Billy the Kid,” “Allentown,” “Listen to the Music,” “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” “My Life,” “I Go to Extremes,” “An Innocent Man,” “All About Soul,” “Goodnight Saigon,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” “You May Be Right,” “Only the Good Die Young,” “Big Shot,” and “Piano Man.”
2/3/94Willie NelsonWaylon Jenings, Tammy Wynette 
2/20/94AerosmithBrother CaneSongs performed by Aerosmith included “Eat the Rich,” “Toys in the Attic,” “Rag Doll,” “Fever,” “Draw the Line,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Amazing,” “Mama Kin,” “The Other Side,” “Cryin’,” “Shut Up and Dance,” “Mannish Boy,” “Walk On Down,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Lookin’ for a Love,” “Love in an Elevator,” “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Sweet Emotion,” “Dream On,” “Livin’ on the Edge,” and “Walk This Way.”
3/9/94Rod Stewart Songs performed by Stewart included “Hot Legs,” “Cut Across Shorty,” “Reason to Believe,” “Handbags and Gladrags,” “You Wear It Well,” “Every Picture Tells a Story,” “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” “Maggie May,” “Having a Party,” “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” “Forever Young,” “Downtown Train,” “Infatuation,” “Some Guys Have All the Luck,” “Rhythm of My Heart,” “All for Love,” “Maybe Baby,” “Lost in You,” “Sweet Little Rock & Roller,” “My Girl,” “People Get Ready,” “Have I Told You Lately,” “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You),” “The Motown Song,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” and “Twistin’ the Night Away.”
4/18/94Alan JacksonPam TillisThere were around 10,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Jackson during his 70-minute set included “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Love’s Got a Hold on Me,” “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “What Kind of Man,” “Here in the Real World,” “Dallas,” “If I Had You,” “She’s Got the Rhythm and I Got the Blues,” “Chattahoochee,” and “Midnight in Montgomery.” Songs performed by Tillis included “Put Yourself in MY Place,” “Do You Know Where Your Man IS Tonight?,” and “Don’t Tell Me What to Do.”
4/20/94RushCandleboxSongs performed by Rush included “Dreamline,” “The Spirit of Radio,” “The Analog Kid,” “Cold Fire,” “Time Stand Still,” “Nobody’s Hero,” “Roll the Bones,” “Animate,” “Stick It Out,” “Double Agent,” “Limelight,” “Bravado,” “Mystic Rhythms,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Show Don’t Tell,” “Leave That Thing Alone,” “The Trees,” “Xanadu,” “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres Part I: Prelude,” “Tom Sawyer,” “Force Ten,” and “YYZ.” 42 attendees were cited by police for underage drinking.
5/20/94Bryan Adams Songs performed by Adams included “Lonely Nights,” “House Arrest,” “Kids Wanna Rock,” “All I Want Is You,” “Hey Honey – I’m Packin’ You In!,” “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started,” “This Time,” “Please Forgive Me,” “Touch the Hand,” “Cuts Like a Knife,” “One Night Love Affair,” “Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven,” “Somebody,” “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” “Run to You,” “When the Night Comes,” “There Will Never Be Another Tonight,” “C’mon Everybody,” “Shake,” “You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover,” “Little Red Rooster,” “She’s Only Happy When She’s Dancin’,” “Summer of ’69,” and “All for Love.”
5/29/94Meat Loaf  
6/24/94ZZ TopGeorge Thorogood & The Delaware Destroyers 
7/31/94Crosby, Stills & NashFleetwood MacSongs performed by CSN included “Love the One You’re With,” “Marrakesh Express,” “Helplessly Hoping,” “Déjà Vu,” “It Won’t Go Away,” “Till It Shines on You,” “Unequal Love,” “In My Life,” “Long Time Gone,” “Street to Lean On,” “Find a Dream,” “Camera,” “Carry On/Questions,” “Wooden Ships,” “Southern Cross,” and “Woodstock.”
8/7/94Van Cliburn  
10/11/94Luciano Pavarotti There were more than 9,000 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Vesti La Giubba.”
10/16/94Eric ClaptonJimmie VaughanSongs performed by Clapton included “Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time,” “Malted Milk,” “How Long Blues,” “Kid Man Blues,” “County Jail Blues,” “Forty-Four,” “Blues All Day Long (Blues Leave Me Alone),” “Goin’ Away Baby,” “Standin’ Round Crying,” “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man,” “It Hurts Me Too,” “Blues Before Sunrise,” “Third Degree,” “Reconsider Baby,” “Sinner’s Prayer,” “I Can’t Judge Nobody,” “Someday After a While,” “I’m Tore Down,” “Have You Ever Loved a Woman,” “Cross Cut Saw Blues,” “Five Long Years,” “Born Under a Bad Sign,” “Groaning the Blues,” “Crossroads,” “‘Taint Nobody’s Bizness If I Do,” and “Sweet Home Chicago.”
11/19/94Michael Bolton  
11/28/94Nine Inch NailsMarilyn Manson, The Jim Rose CircusSongs performed by NIN included “Mr. Self Destruct,” “Sin,” “March of the Pigs,” “Piggy,” “Reptile,” “Gave Up,” “Happiness in Slavery,” “Eraser,” “Hurt,” “The Downward Spiral,” “Wish,” “Suck,” “The Only Time,” “Down in It,” “Head Like a Hole,” “Closer,” “Dead Souls,” “I Do Not Want This,” and “Something I Can Never Have.” Songs performed by Manson included “Cake and Sodomy,” “Snake Eyes and Sissies,” “Get Your Gunn,” “Dope Hat,” “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “Organ Grinder,” “Lunchbox,” “My Monkey,” and “Misery Machine.”
12/2/94Aaron Neville Neville performed as part of a “Christmas on Ice” show, starring skater Nancy Kerrigan. Songs performed by Nevile included “Ave Maria” and “Silent Night.”
2/15/95Boyz II MenBabyface, Brandy 
3/10/95Eagles There were 11,209 people in attendance for this sold-out concert. Songs performed by the Eagles included “Hotel California,” “New Kid in Town,” “Wasted Time,” “The Girl From Yesterday,” “I Can’t Tell You Why,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “One of These Nights,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Love Will Keep Us Alive,” “The Heart of the Matter,” “You Belong to the City,” “The Boys of Summer,” “Funk #49,” “Heartache Tonight,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Get Over It,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Already Gone,” “Desperado,” and “Take It Easy.”
3/14/95Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersPete DrogeSongs performed by Petty included “Love Is a Long Road,” “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” “Listen to Her Heart,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “Free Fallin’,” “You Wreck Me,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” “Into the Great Wide Open,” “Learning to Fly,” “Time to Move On,” “Girl on LSD,” “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” “Wildflowers,” “Yer So Bad,” “It’s Good to Be King,” “Drivin’ Down to Georgia,” “Refugee,” “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” “Honey Bee,” “American Girl,” and “Alright for Now.”
3/17/95Amy GrantGary Chapman 
3/25/95Robert Plant & Jimmy PageRusted RootSongs performed by Plant & page included “Tales of Bron,” “Immigrant Song,” “The Wanton Song,” “Bring It On Home,” “Ramble On,” “Thank You,” “Shake My Tree,” “Lullaby,” “No Quarter,” “Gallows Pole,” “Nobody’s Fault but Mine,” “The Song Remains the Same,” “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” “Friends,” “Calling to You,” “Four Sticks,” “In the Evening,” “Black Dog,” and “Kashmir.”
3/31/95Lorrie MorganClay Walker 
10/19/95JodeciMary J. Blige, Junior M.A.F.I.A., Craig Mack, Notorious B.I.G., Naughty By NatureSongs performed by Jodeci inlcuded “Freekin’ You.” Songs performed by Blige included “Real Love,” “Love No Limit,” “I Wanna Be Happy,” “You’ve Gotta Believe.” Songs performed by Mack included “Flava in Ya Ear.” Songs performed by Naughty By Nature included “O.P.P.”
11/24/95Phish Songs performed by Phish included “The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony,” “AC/DC Bag,” “The Curtain,” “Sparkle,” “Stash,” “Tela,” “I’m Blue,” “I’m Lonesome,” “Maze,” “Suzy Greenberg,” “Chalk Dust Torture,” “Theme From the Bottom,” “Reba,” “Catapult,” “Scent of a Mule,” “Bathtub Gin,” “Acoustic Army,” “Hold Your Head Up,” “Bike,” “Hold Your Head Up,” “Fee,” “Julius,” “Life on Mars?,” and “Rocky Top.”
12/31/95Rusted RootDonna the BuffaloSongs performed by Rusted Root included “Back to the Earth,” “Drum Trip,” “Ecstasy,” “Come Down,” “Cat Turned Blue,” “Big White Bird,” “Infinite Space,” “Voodoo,” “Rain,” “Dangle,” “Tree,” “Cruel Sun,” “Laugh as the Sun,” “Martyr,” “Lost in a Crowd,” “Primal Scream,” “Run,” “Artificial Winter,” and “Send Me on My Way.”
2/19/96Rod Stewart Songs performed by Stewart included “Get Back,” “Some Guys Have All the Luck,” “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” “Maggie May,” “Stay With Me,” “Reason to Believe,” “Twistin’ the Night Away,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You),” “The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II),” “Hot Legs,” “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” “Passion,” “Young Turks,” “Lost in You,” “Forever Young,” “Rhythm of My Heart,” “Downtown Train,” “Have I Told You Lately,” “The Motown Song,” “Having a Party,” “All for Love,” “Soothe Me,” and “Sweet Little Rock & Roller.”
2/24/96Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet BandJohn Hiatt 
3/14/96Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Toadies, SpacehogSongs performed by RHCP included “Freaky Styley,” “Suck My Kiss,” “Give It Away,” “Aeroplane,” “Warped,” “Walkabout,” “Backwoods,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Southern Man,” “My Friends,” “Venus in Furs,” “Higher Ground,” “Pea,” “Coffee Shop,” “Sound and Vision,” “One Big Mob,” “Under the Bridge,” “Me & My Friends,” “Deep Kick,” “Nevermind,” and “Manic Depression.” Songs performed by Spacehog included “Crack City,” “Cruel to Be Kind,” “In the Meantime,” “Spacehog,” “Candyman,” “Space Is the Place,” “Never Coming Down Part I,” and “Finale.”
3/25/96AC/DCThe PoorSongs performed by AC/DC included “Back in Black,” “Shot Down in Flames,” “Thunderstruck,” “Girls Got Rhythm,” “Cover You in Oil,” “Shoot to Thrill,” “Boogie Man,” “Hard as a Rock,” “Hells Bells,” “Dog Eat Dog,” “The Jack,” “Ballbreaker,” “Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution,” “T.N.T.,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Whole Lotta Rosie,” “Let There Be Rock,” “Highway to Hell,” and “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).”
4/16/96BushGoo Goo Dolls, No DoubtSongs performed by No Doubt included “Just a Girl.”
6/25/96Neil Diamond Songs performed included “Crunchy Granola Suite,” “Hello Again,” “Solitary Man,” “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Jungle Time,” “Beautiful Noise,” “Play Me,” “September Morn,” “Shiloh,” “Can Anybody Hear Me,” “One Good Love,” “No Limit,” “Everybody,” “Marry Me,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “The Last Picasso,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Soolaimon,” “Love on the Rocks,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Shilo,” “Holly Holy,” “I Am, I Said,” “America,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” and “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.”
7/16/96Smashing Pumpkins This date was rescheduled for 9/6/96.
7/17/96The Cure Songs performed by The Cure included “Want,” “Club America,” “A Night Like This,” “Pictures of You,” “Lullaby,” “Piggy in the Mirror,” “This Is a Lie,” “Mint Car,” “In Between Days,” “Jupiter Crash,” “Round & Round & Round,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Lovesong,” “Strange Attraction,” “Primary,” “Return,” “Trap,” “Treasure,” “Prayers for Rain,” “From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea,” “Bare,” “Disintegration,” “Catch,” “Friday I’m in Love,” “The Walk,” “Why Can’t I Be You?,” “Gone!,” “Boys Don’t Cry,” “10:15 Saturday Night,” “Killing an Arab,” and “A Forest.”
7/21/96KissThe NixonsAfter this show sold out, the 7/22/96 date was added. Songs performed by Kiss included “Deuce,” “King of the Night Time World,” “Do You Love Me,” “Calling Dr. Love,” “Cold Gin,” “I Stole Your Love,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “Watchin’ You,” “Firehouse,” “Shock Me,” “Strutter,” “Rock Bottom,” “God of Thunder,” “New York Groove,” “Love Gun,” “100,000 Years,” “Black Diamond,” “Detroit Rock City,” “Beth,” and “Rock and Roll All Nite.”
7/22/96KissD GenerationThis date was added after the 7/21/96 date sold out.
8/30/96Gloria Estefan There were 10,500 people in attendance. Songs performed by Estefan in her two-hour, 15-minute set included “Conga,” “Live for Loving You,” “Get on Your Feet,” “Anything for You,” “Don’t Wanna Lose You,” “Destiny,” “Here We Are,” “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Oye Mi Canto,” “Steal Your Heart,” “Along Came You (A Song for Emily),” “Don’t Leave Me This Way/Lady Marmelade/Papa Was a Rolling Stone/Oye Como Va,” “Mi Tierra,” “Con Los Años Que Me Quedan,” “Tradición,” “Everlasting Love,” “Cuts Both Ways,” “I See Your Smile,” “Words Get in the Way,” “Can’t Stay Away From You,” “Always Tomorrow,” “Coming Out of the Dark,” “Abriendo Puertas,” “You’ll Be Mine (Party Time),” “Turn the Beat Around,” “Dr. Beat/Conga/Rhythm Is Gonna Get You/1-2-3/Get On Your Feet,” “Higher/Tres Deseos,” and “Reach.”
9/6/96The Smashing PumpkinsGrant Lee BuffaloSongs performed by Smashing Pumpkins included “Where Boys Fear to Tread,” “Zero,” “Cherub Rock,” “To Forgive,” “Tonight, Tonight,” “Today,” “Thru the Eyes of Ruby,” “Disarm,” “Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” “F*** You (An Ode to No One),” “Porcelina of the Vast Oceans,” “Muzzle,” “Siva,” “X.Y.U.,” “1979,” “Bodies,” and “Silverf***.” Songs performed by GLB included “The Shining Hour,” “Drag,” “Lone Star Song,” “Mockingbirds,” “Bethlehem Steel,” and “Two & Two.”
10/18/96Phish Songs performed by Phish included “Runaway Jim,” “Guelah Papyrus,” “The Old Home Place,” “Cars Trucks Buses,” “Stash,” “Strange Design,” “The Divided Sky,” “Billy Breathes,” “Taste,” “Sample in a Jar,” “Suzy Greenberg,” “Maze,” “You Enjoy Myself,” “Reba,” “Waste,” “Harry Hood,” and “Julius.”
11/1/96ZZ Top  
11/3/96Rush Songs performed by Rush during their three-hour set included “Closer to the Heart,” “Where’s My Thing,” “The Big Money,” “The Trees,” “Red Barchetta,” “Freewill,” “Tom Sawyer,” and “the Spirit of Radio.”
11/8/96The WhoBilly Idol, Gary Glitter, Linda PerryThe Who performed the Quadrophenia rock opera start to finish, with Idol playing Ace Face and Glitter playing the Godfather. After the Quadrophenia set, The Who also played “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” and “Who Are You.” Songs performed by Perry included “House of the Rising Sun.”
11/23/96Brooks & DunnDavid Lee Murphy, Jo Dee Messina 
12/31/96Rusted RootDonnie Iris & The CruisersSongs performed by Rusted Root included “Faith I Do Believe,” “Ecstasy,” “Virtual Reality,” “Infinite Space,” “Voodoo,” “Lost in a Crowd,” “Beautiful People,” “Cruel Sun,” “Primal Scream,” “Heaven,” “Cover Me Up,” “Sister Contine,” “Silver-N-Gold,” “Laugh as the Sun,” “Martyr,” “Back to the Earth,” and “Send Me on My Way.” Songs performed by Iris included “Ah! Leah!”
1/11/97New EditionKeith Sweat, Blackstreet, 702Songs performed by New Edition included “Hit Me Off,” “Can You Stand the Rain,” “Mr. Telephone Man,” “My Prerogative,” “Poison,” and “My, My, My/What’s Goin’ On.” Songs performed by Sweat included “I Want Her” and “Twisted.” Songs performed by Blackstreet included “No Diggety.”
1/24/97Kenny G.Toni Braxton 
3/7/97Phil Collins Songs performed by Collins included “Hand in Hand,” “Hang in Long Enough,” “Don’t Lose My Number,” “River So Wide,” “Take Me Down,” “Find a Way to My Heart,” “Another Day in Paradise,” “Against All Odds,” “Just Another Story,” “Lorenzo,” “Separate Lives,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” “Do You Remember,” “Long Long Way to Go,” “One More Night,” “In the Air Tonight,” “Timbantiocha,” “Loco in Acapulco,” “Dance Into the Light,” “Easy Lover,” “Wear My Hat,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Two Hearts,” “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven,” “Sussudio,” “The Same Moon,” and “Take Me Home.”
3/26/97MetallicaCorrosion of ConformitySongs performed by Metallica included “So What,” “Creeping Death,” “Sad but True,” “Ain’t My Bitch,” “Hero of the Day,” “King Nothing,” “One,” “Wasting My Hate,” “Nothing Else Matters,” “Until It Sleeps,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Wherever I May Roam,” “Fade to Black,” “Seek & Destroy/Fight Fire With Fire,” “Last Caress,” “Master of Puppets,” “Enter Sandman,” “Am I Evil?,” and “Battery.”
4/4/97Celine DionKeb’ Mo’Songs performed by Dion included “The Power of Love,” “Seduces Me,” “All by Myself,” “Love Can Move Mountains,” “Misled,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Declaration of Love,” “Pour Que Tu M’Aimes Encore,” “J’Irai Où Tu Iras,” “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” “To Love You More,” “Le Ballet,” “Love Can Move Mountains,” “Call the Man,” “The Power of the Dream,” “Twist and Shout,” and “Because You Loved Me.”
4/9/97BushVeruca Salt, SoulsSongs performed by Bush included “A Tendency to Start Fires,” “Machinehead,” “Greedy Fly,” “Personal Holloway,” “Comedown,” “Mouth,” “Cold Contagious,” “Body,” “Synapse,” “Distant Voices,” “Everything Zen,” “Bomb,” “X-Girlfriend,” “Bonedriven,” “Glycerine,” “Swallowed,” and “Little Things.”
5/4/97Marilyn MansonHelmet, RasputinaSome people called for a boycott future Civic Arena events in response to the booking of a Marilyn Manson concert there, prompting the city to eximne whether there were legal means to prevent the concert from taking place. No such means were found so the concert was allowed to take place, although the city’s Public Auditorium Authority assured citizens that the concert would be immediately stopped if anything illegal by the band took place. Songs performed by Marilyn Manson included “Angel With the Scabbed Wings,” “Get Your Gunn,” “Cake and Sodomy,” “Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World,” “Tourniquet,” “Lunchbox,” “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “Minute of Decay,” “Little Horn,” “Apple of Sodom,” “Antichrist Superstar,” “The Beautiful People,” “The Reflecting God,” “Irresponsible Hate Anthem,” and “Man That You Fear.” Before the show, Helmet made an in-store appearance at Vibes in Oakland to sign autographs.
7/15/97The O’JaysPancho SanchezA benefit concert in conjunction with an NAACP Convention taking place in the city.
8/15/97Reba McEntireBrooks & Dunn 
9/17/97Bone Thugs-n-HarmonyMary J. Blige, Dru Hill, DJ Kid Capri, Alliyah, GinuwineThere were about 8,500 people in attendance.
9/20/97The Artist (Prince)Graham Central StationSongs by The Artist Formerly Known as Prince included “Jam of the Year,” “Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing,” “Purple Rain,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Get Yo Groove On,” “Six,” “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” “Face Down,” “The Ride,” “When You Were Mine,” “The Cross,” “One of Us,” “Do Me, Baby,” “Adore,” “Insatiable,” “Scandalous,” “Sexy M.F.,” “If I Was Your Girlfriend,” “Diamonds and Pearls,” “The Beautiful Ones,” “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore,” “Take Me With U,” “Raspberry Beret,” “Let’s Work,” “Kiss,” “Gett Off,” and “When Doves Cry.”
10/3/97Luther VandrossVanessa WilliamsSongs performed by Vandross included “Here and Now” and Til My Baby Comes Home.” Songs performed by Williams included “Peel Me a Grape,” “Comfort Zone,” and “Save the Best for Last.”
10/13/97Garth Brooks This show was sold out. Songs performed included “Friends on Low Places,” “American Honky-Tonk Bar Association,” “The BEaches of Cheyenne,” “Shameless,” “We Shall Be Free,” “The Thunder Rolls,” “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old),” and “Unanswered Payers.”
10/14/97Garth Brooks This show was sold out. Songs performed by Brooks included “Rodeo,” “Papa Loved Mama,” “The Beaches of Cheyenne,” “Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House,” “The Thunder Rolls,” “We Shall Be Free,” “Unanswered Prayers,” “The River,” “That Summer,” “Callin’ Baton Rouge,” “Shameless,” “Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up),” “Fever,” “Friends in Low Places,” “The Dance,” “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old),” “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” and “Standing Outside the Fire.”
10/15/97Garth Brooks This show was sold out.
10/16/97Garth Brooks This show was sold out.
10/17/97Garth Brooks This show was sold out.
10/18/97Garth Brooks This show was sold out.
10/19/97Motley CrueCheap Trick, DJ LarcenySongs performed by Motley Crue included “Find Myself,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Wild Side,” “Shout at the Devil,” “Looks That Kill,” “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away),” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Glitter,” “Live Wire,” “Too Fast for Love,” “Afraid,” “Flush,” “Primal Scream,” “Same Ol’ Situation,” “Generation Swine,” “Brandon,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Anarchy in the U.K.,” “Helter Skelter,” and “Kickstart My Heart.” Arena management seized a video which was shown during DJ Larceny’s set that allegedly depicted sexual acts. Police investigated whether state obscenity laws were violated.
12/1/97Amy GrantMichael W. SmithCeCe Winans was advertised as performing, but it is uncluear whether she did or not.
12/5/97Puff DaddyBusta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Mase, Jay-Z, 112, Foxy Brown, Usher, Lil Cease and the LoxSongs performed by Usher included “You Make Me Wanna.” Songs performed by Rhymes included “Dangerous.”
1/9/98AerosmithKenny Wayne ShepherdThe opener was originaly advertised as Talk Show. Songs performed by Aerosmith incuded “Nine Lives,” “Love in an Elevator,” “Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees),” “Rats in the Cellar,” “Hole in My Soul,” “Livin’ on the Edge,” “Taste of India,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Rag Doll,” “Pink,” “Draw the Line,” “Stop Messin’ Around,” “Last Child,” “Kiss Your Past Good-Bye,” “Back in the Saddle,” “Dream On,” “Cryin’,” “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Walk This Way,” “What It Takes,” “Sweet Emotion,” and “Dazed and Confused.”
2/8/98Yanni Songs performed by Yanni included “Renegade,” “DEliverance,” “Marching Season,” “Waltz in 7/8,” and “Aria.”
3/17/98Elvis — The Concert A video projection of Elvis Presley singing backed by a live band.
5/11/98Eric Clapton Songs performed by Clapton included “My Father’s Eyes,” “Pilgrim,” “One Chance,” “River of Tears,” “Goin’ Down Slow,” “She’s Gone,” “Driftin’ Blues,” “Tears in Heaven,” “Layla,” “Change the World,” “Old Love,” “Crossroads,” “Have You Ever Loved a Woman,” “I Shot the Sheriff,” “Wonderful Tonight,” “Tearing Us Apart,” “Cocaine,” and “Sunshine of Your Love.”
7/1/98Robert Plant & Jimmy Page Songs performed by Plant & Page included “The Wanton Song,” “Bring It On Home,” “Heartbreaker,” “Ramble On,” “Walking Into Clarksdale,” “No Quarter,” “Shining in the Light,” “Going to California,” “Tangerine,” “Gallows Pole,” “Heart in Your Hand,” “How Many More Times,” “Down by the Riverside,” “How Many More Times,” “Most High,” “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Thank You,” and “Rock and Roll.”
7/10/98Isley BrothersWhisperers 
7/17/98Andrea Bocelli  
8/27/98HansonAdmiral TwinSongs performed by Hanson included “Gimme Some Livin’/Shake a Tail Feather,” “Sunshine of Your Love,” “Sometimes,” “Where’s the Love,” “Stories,” “Madeline,” and “Money (That’s What I Want).”
9/12/98Celine Dion The concert was postponed after workers discovered shortly before the show that one cable helping to hold up 90,000 pounds of production rigging was loose. The sold-out show was moved to 11/29/98.
9/14/98Billy Joel This date was postponed to 11/16/98, due to throat problems suffered by the singer.
9/29/98KornIce Cube, Limp Bizkit, Rammstein, Orgy, DJ Punk RocPart of the “Family Values” tour. Songs performed by Korn included “It’s On!,” “Twist,” “Chi,” “Children of the Korn/Wicked,” “A.D.I.D.A.S.,” “B.B.K.,” “Blind,” “Got the Life,” “Dead Bodies Everywhere,” “Faget,” and “All in the Family.” Songs performed by Rammstein included “Du Hast” and “Bringer.” Songs performed by Ice Cube included “F*** tha Police.” Songs performed by Limp Bizkit included “Faith,” “Nobody Loves Me,” and “Jump Around.” Songs performed by Orgy included “Stitches” and “Blue Monday.”
10/23/98Reba McEntireBrooks & Dunn, Terri Clark, David KershSongs performed by Brooks & Dunn included “Rock My World Little Country Girl,” “Husbands and Wives,” “You’re Gonna Miss Me,” “My Maria,” “Neon Moon,” “Little Miss Honky Tonk,” and “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” Songs performed by McEntire included “I’d Rather Ride Around With You,” “Whoever’s in New England,” and “The World Didn’t Stop for My Broken Heart.” Song performed by Kersh in his 20-minute set included “Day In, Day Out” and “Goodnight Sweetheart.” Songs performed by Clark during her 20-minute set included “Better Things to Do” and “Now That I’ve Found You.”
11/6/98Tori AmosUnbelievable TruthSongs performed by Amos included “Precious Things,” “She’s Your Cocaine,” “Past the Mission,” “i i e e e,” “Caught a Lite Sneeze,” “Little Earthquakes,” “Winter,” “Merman,” “Northern Lad,” “Talula,” “Spark,” “The Waitress,” “God,” “Raspberry Swirl,” “Tear in Your Hand,” “Pandora’s Aquarium,” and “Marianne.”
11/16/98Billy Joel This show was a makeup for a postponed 9/14/98 date, but the sold-out concert was postponed for a second time after he was sidelined by the flu. The new postponed date was 3/4/99.
11/29/98Celine Dion  
12/4/98KissEconoline CrushSongs performed by Kiss include “Psycho Circus,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “Deuce,” “Do You Love Me,” “Firehouse,” “Shock Me,” “Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “Calling Dr. Love,” “Into the Void,” “King of the Night Time World,” “God of Thunder,” “Within,” “Cold Gin,” “Love Gun,” “100,000 Years,” “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Beth,” “Detroit Rock City,” and “Black Diamond.”
12/5/98Vince Gill  
12/28/98Barenaked Ladies For parents bringing their kids to the concert but weren’t interested in seeing the show themseves, a “quiet room” was available for this show. Parents could sequester themselves in this room for the duration of the concert and meet up with their kids following the performance.
1/4/99AerosmithCandleboxSongs performed by Aerosmith included “Back in the Saddle,” “Love in an Elevator,” “Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees),” “Eat the Rich,” “Dream On,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “What Kind of Love Are You On,” “Kiss Your Past Good-Bye,” “Same Old Song and Dance,” “Lord of the Thighs,” “Pink,” “Draw the Line,” “Stop Messin’ Around,” “Mother Popcorn,” “Walk This Way,” “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” “Cryin’,” “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Mama Kin,” “What It Takes,” “Sweet Emotion,” and “Heartbreaker.”
1/29/99Black SabbathPantera, DeftonesThis show was postponed to 2/19/99 due to an illness in the band.
2/19/99Black SabbathPanteraSongs performed by Black Sabbath included “War Pigs,” “N.I.B.,” “Fairies Wear Boots,” “After Forever,” “Electric Funeral,” “Into the Void,” “Black Sabbath,” “Snowblind,” “Iron Man,” “Children of the Grave,” and “Paranoid.” Songs performed by Pantera included “Domination,” “A New Level,” “Walk,” “Becoming,” “Use My Third Arm,” “Primal Concrete Sledge,” “F***ing Hostile,” “This Love,” and “Cowboys From Hell.” The show took place on Black Sabbath guitarist Tommy Iommi’s 51st birthday, so Ozzy Osborne had the audience sing “Happy Birthday” to him. Listings for the concert also included Deftones as an opening act, but that doesn’t appear to have occured.
3/4/99Billy Joel Songs performed included “You May Be Right,” “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “Allentown,” “Summer, Highland Falls,” “This Is the Time,” “Don’t Ask Me Why,” “Pressure,” “An Innocent Man,” “My Life,” “I Go to Extremes,” “Prelude/Angry Young Man,” “Goodnight Saigon,” “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel),” “The River of Dreams,” “She Loves You,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” “Only the Good Die Young,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” and “Piano Man.”
3/6/99The OffspringOzomatli, The Living End 
3/8/99N’Sync  
3/11/99The Rolling StonesThe CorrsSongs performed by the Stones included “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Bitch,” “You Got Me Rocking,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Fool to Cry,” “Saint of Me,” “Some Girls,” “Paint It Black,” “You Got the Silver,” “Before They Make Me Run,” “Out of Control,” “Route 66,” “When the Whip Comes Down,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Tumbling Dice,” “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It),” “Start Me Up,” “Brown Sugar,” and “Sympathy for the Devil.”
3/14/99Jay-ZDMX 
4/16/99Marilyn MansonMonster Magnet, Nashville PussySongs performed by Marilyn Manson included “The Reflecting God,” “Great Big White World,” “Get Your Gunn,” “Mechanical Animals,” “The Speed of Pain,” “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “Rock Is Dead,” “The Dope Show,” “Lunchbox,” “I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me),” “Irresponsible Hate Anthem,” “Antichrist Superstar,” and “The Beautiful People.” James Iha of Smashing Puimpkins was reported to have been in the audience.
7/19/99Limp BizkitKid Rock, StaindSongs performed by Limp Bizkit included “Break Stuff,” “9 Teen 90 Nine,” “Pollution,” “Show Me What You Got,” “Stuck,” “Sour,” “Just Like This,” “Jump Around,” “I’m Broke,” “No Sex,” “Don’t Go Off Wandering,” “Counterfeit,” “Re-Arranged,” “Faith,” “Nookie,” and “A Lesson Learned.” Songs performed by Staind included “Suffocate,” “Just Go,” “Crawl,” “Spleen,” “Mudshovel,” and “Raw.”
9/21/99Limp BizkitFilter, Crystal Method, Mobb Deep, Ja RuleIt was the opening night for the Family Values ’99 tour. Some sources say DMX and/or Staind were also on the bill.
10/3/99ZZ TopLynyrd Skynyrd 
10/15/99Gaither Vocal BandHappy Goodmans, the Easters, The Hoppers, Jessy Dixon, Candy Hemphill-Christmas, Janet Paschal, Jake Hess, Rex Nelon 
11/4/99Bette Midler Songs performed by Midler included “From a Distance,” “I’m Beautiful,” “You Make Me Feel,” “Do You Wanna Dance?,” “Lullaby in Blue,” “The Rose,” “I Regret Everything,” “Otto Titsling,” “Marahuana,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “Sophie Tucker,” “South Seas,” “My Way,” “Delores Delago,” “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,” “Mary,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Stay With Me,” and “One for My Baby (And One More for the Road).”
11/5/99Bob DylanPhil Lesh & FriendsSongs performed by Dylan included “Roving Gambler,” “Love Minus Zero/No Limit,” “Desolation Row,” “Cocaine Blues,” “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” “Shelter From the Storm,” “Tombstone Blues,” “Blind Willie McTell,” “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” “Highway 61 Revisited,” “Love Sick,” “Cat’s in the Well,” “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” and “Not Fade Away.” Songs performed by Lesh included “Dark Star,” “Mr. Fantasy,” “Unbroken Chain,” “Help Is On the Way”/”Slipknot”/”Franklin’s Tower.” Lesh’s band included Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks.
11/20/99TLCMarc Nelson, Ideal, Destiny’s ChildK-Ci and Jojo were scheduled to perform but they did not appear. Songs performed by TLC included “FanMail,” “Silly Ho,” “If They Knew,” “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” “What About Your Friends,” “Baby-Baby-Baby,” “Creep,” “Red Light Special,” “Crazy,” “Come on Down/I Miss You So Much,” “Touch Myself/If I Was Your Girlfriend/Dear Lie,” “Unpretty,” “I’m Good at Being Bad,” “My Life,” “Shout,” “Waterfalls,” and “No Scrubs.” Songs performed by Nelson included “Chocolate Mood” and “15 Minutes.” Songs performed by Ideal included “Get Gone.” Songs performed by Destiny’s Child included “No, No, No” and “Bills, Bills, Bills.”
3/12/00DMXLil Wayne, Juvenile, The Lox, Drag-On, Swizz Beatz, Eve, BG and Turk, Made Men, Rah DiggaSongs performed by DMX included “What These Bitches Want.” Songs performed by Juvenile included “Back That Ass Up” and “U Understand.” Songs performed by Lil Wayne included “The Block Is Hot.” Songs performed by The Lox included “It’s all About the Benjamins” and “Money, Power, Respect.” Songs performed by Eve included “What Yall Want.”
3/18/00Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young There were about 17,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by CSN&Y included “Eight Miles High,” “Carry On,” “Southern Man,” “Heartland,” “Faith in Me,” “Stand and Be Counted,” “Slowpoke,” “Marrakesh Express,” “Almost Cut My Hair,” “Cinnamon Girl,” “Helplessly Hoping,” “Our House,” “Teach Your Children,” “Dream For Him,” “Guinnevere,” “Old Man,” “Looking Forward,” “After the Gold Rush,” “Woodstock,” “Ohio,” and “Rockin’ in the Free World.”
4/14/00CreedSevendust, U.P.O.Songs performed by Creed included “Ode,” “Torn,” “Are You Ready?,” “Beautiful,” “Say I,” “Wash Away Those Years,” “My Own Prison,” “What If,” “Unforgiven,” “Illusion,” “Faceless Man,” “With Arms Wide Open,” “What’s This Life For?,” “One,” and “Higher.”
4/25/00Bruce Springsteen The show was sold out. Songs performed by Springsteen included “My Love Will Not Let You Down,” “Prove It All Night,” “Two Hearts,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The Promised Land,” “Mansion on the Hill,” “The River,” “Youngstown,” “Murder Incorporated,” “Badlands,” “Out in the Street,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Human Touch,” “She’s the One,” “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” “Backstreets,” “Light of Day,” “Idiot’s Delight,” “Ramrod,” “Bobby Jean,” “Born to Run,” “Thunder Road,” “If I Should Fall Behind,” and “Land of Hope and Dreams.” Joe Grushecky joined the band to perform his song “Idiot’s Delight.”
4/26/00Bruce Springsteen The show was sold out. Songs performed included “The Ties That Bind,” “My Love Will Not Let You Down,” “Adam Raised a Cain,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “Two Hearts,” “Trapped,” “Darlington County,” “Factory,” “Point Blank,” “Youngstown,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Loose Ends,” “Back in Your Arms,” “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” “Light of Day,” “Jungleland,” “Spirit in the Night,” and “Born to Run.” During the encore, Bruce brought Joe Grushecky onstage to perform “Hungry Heart” with the band.
6/7/00Blink 182Bad Religion, Fenix TXThere were over 8,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Blink 182 during their 70-minute set included “Dumpweed,” “Don’t Leave Me,” “Aliens Exist,” “Family Reunion,” “Going Away to College,” “What’s My Age Again?,” “Dick Lips,” “Blow Job,” “Voyeur,” “Pathetic,” “Adam’s Song,” “Peggy Sue,” “Wendy Clear,” “Carousel,” “Genie in a Bottle,” “All the Small Things,” “Mutt,” “The Country Song,” and “Dammit.” Songs performed by Bad Religion included “The New America,” “Don’t Sell Me Short,” “Generator,” and “21st Century Digital Boy.”
6/16/00Diana Ross and The Supremes This date was postponed until 7/10/00.
6/27/00Ricky Martin Songs performed by Martin included “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” “Love You for a Day,” “Bombón De Azúcar,” “Spanish Eyes,” “Lola, Lola,” “Vuelve,” “She Bangs,” “Loaded,” “Marcia Baila,” “Private Emotion,” “I Am Made of You,” “Shake Your Bon-Bon,” “La Bomba,” “Por Arriba, Por Abajo,” “María,” “She’s All I Ever Had,” and “The Cup of Life.”
7/3/00Snoop DoggDr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eminem, Waggen G.The show was postponed to 7/26/00 due to “routing conflicts.”
7/10/00Diana Ross and The Supremes The day the concert was to have taken place, the entire tour was cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
7/26/00Snoop DoggDr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eminem, Waggen G.This was was postpooned from 7/3/00. The Arena’s “Quiet Room” was open for this concert, a place where parents could go after dropping off their kids and wait out the show. Songs performed by Eminem included “Criminal,” “Kill You,” “Dead Wrong,” “Under the Influence,” “The Way I Am,” “Bitch Please II,” “The Real Slim Shady,” and “Marshall Mathers.” Songs performed by Warren G. included “I Want It All.”
8/6/00AC/DCSlash’s SnakepitSongs performed by AC/DC included “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Stiff Upper Lip,” “Shot Down in Flames,” “Thunderstruck,” “Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be,” “Hard as a Rock,” “Shoot to Thrill,” “Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution,” “Get It Hot,” “Bad Boy Boogie,” “Hells Bells,” “Satellite Blues,” “The Jack,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell,” “Whole Lotta Rosie,” “Let There Be Rock,” “T.N.T.,” and “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).” Songs performed by Slash’s Snakepit included “Life’s Sweet Drug,” “Been There Lately,” “Just Like Anything,” “Shine,” “Mean Bone,” “Back to the Moment,” “Serial Killer,” “It’s So Easy,” “Mr. Brownstone,” “Ain’t Life Grand,” and “Speed Parade.”
9/2/00Faith Hill & Tim McGrawThe Clark Family ExperienceSongs performed included “Wild One,” “It’s Your Love,” “This Kiss,” “Let Me Let Go,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Something Like That,” “Where the Green Grass Grows,” “Refried Dreams,” “Don’t Take the Girl.” Songs performed by the Clark Family Experience in their 20-minute set included “Orange Blossom Special.”
9/30/00Tina TurnerJoe CockerSongs performed by Turner included “I Want to Take You Higher,” “Absolutely Nothing’s Changed,” “A Fool in Love,” “The Acid Queen,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome),” “Better Be Good to Me,” “Private Dancer,” “Let’s Stay Together,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “When the Heartache Is Over,” “Hot Legs,” “Help!,” “Whatever You Need,” “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” “Try a Little Tenderness,” “Steamy Windows,” “Addicted to Love,” “The Best,” “Proud Mary,” “Nutbush City Limits,” and “Twenty Four Seven.” Songs performed by Cocker included “Could You Be Loved,” “You Can Leave Your Hat On,” “Up Where We Belong,” “You Are So Beautiful,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” and “Cry Me a River.”
10/15/00Dixie ChicksRicky SkaggsSongs performed by the Dixie Chicks included “You Were Mine,” “Tonight the Heartache’s On Me,” “Cowboy, Take Me Away,” “Sin Wagon,” and “Goodbye, Earl.” Songs performed by Skaggs included “Rollin’ in My Sweet Baby’s Arms,” “A Voice From on High,” and “Uncle Penn.”
10/20/00Stone Temple PilotsGodsmack, DisturbedSongs performed by STP included “Crackerman,” “Vasoline,” “Big Empty,” “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart,” “Sour Girl,” “Creep,” “Interstate Love Song,” and “Plush.”
11/10/00CarmenZOEGirl 
11/12/00Bon JoviLess Than JakeSongs performed by Bon Jovi included “One Wild Night,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Captain Crash & the Beauty Queen From Mars,” “Blood on Blood,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Born to Be My Baby,” “It’s My Life,” “Bed of Roses,” “Ride Cowboy Ride,” “Blaze of Glory,” “I Got the Girl,” “Just Older,” “Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night,” “Lay Your Hands on Me,” “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” “Bad Medicine,” “Next 100 Years,” “I’ll Be There for You,” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.”
11/14/00PanteraKittie, Morbid AngelThe concert was postponed to 3/6/01 due to “illness.”
11/26/00Barenaked LadiesGusterSongs performed by BNL included “Too Little Too Late,” “Alcohol,” “Life, in a Nutshell,” “Falling for the First Time,” “Sell Sell Sell,” “Pinch Me,” “The Old Apartment,” “It’s All Been Done,” “Conventioneers,” “Never Is Enough,” “Off the Hook,” “All Song Medley,” “One Week,” “Never Do Anything,” “Brian Wilson,” “If I Had $1,000,000,” “When I Fall,” “Go Home,” and “Call and Answer.”
11/28/00Mannheim Steamroller Songs performed included “Joy to the World,” “Leonardo: The Infinite Thinker,” “Come Home to the Sun,” “Deck the Halls,” “Christmas Sweet,” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”
11/30/00Gaither Vocal BandHoppers, Mark Lowry, Old Friends Quartet, Martins 
12/7/00NellyJuvenile, Joe, Kandi, Trick Daddy, Ja Rule, Trina, Junior M.A.F.I.A., Cash Money Millionaires, Profyle, Philly’s Most Wanted, Red EyeLil Kim was scheduled to be part of the concert but did not appear. Songs performed by Nelly included “EI” and “Country Grammar.” Songs performed by Ja Rule included “Between Me and You.” Songs performed by Cash Money Millionaires included “Block is Hot,” “Baller Blockin,” “Everybody Get Ya Roll On,” and “Number One Stunna.”
12/8/00Steven Curtis ChapmanTwila Paris, Crystal Lewis, Russ Taff, Wayne Watson, Clay Crosse, Aaron Benward, Rachael Lampa, Russ Lee, Jumpstart, Avalon, 4Him 
12/9/00Marilyn MansonCold, GodheadSongs performed by Marilyn Manson included “Irresponsible Hate Anthem,” “The Death Song,” “Great Big White World,” “Tourniquet,” “The Fight Song,” “My Monkey,” “Rock Is Dead,” “The Dope Show,” “Cruci-Fiction in Space,” “Burning Flag,” “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” “Valentine’s Day,” “The Love Song,” “The Beautiful People,” “Dope Hat,” and “1996.”
12/12/00The OffspringCypress Hill, MxPxSongs performed by The Offspring included “Bad Habit,” “All I Want,” “Come Out and Play,” “Million Miles Away,” “Gone Away,” “Have You Ever,” “Americana,” “Gotta Get Away,” “Staring at the Sun,” “Dammit, I Changed Again,” “Original Prankster,” “Why Don’t You Get a Job?,” “Session,” “Smash,” “The Kids Aren’t Alright,” “Self Esteem,” “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy),” and “Want You Bad.” Songs performed by Cypress Hill included “I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That,” “War Pigs,” “How I Could Just Kill a Man,” “Cock the Hammer,” “I Wanna Get High,” “Stoned Is the Way of the Walk,” and “(Rock) Superstar.” Sen-Dog of Cypress Hill wore a Jerome Bettis jersey during the show.
2/2/01Alan JacksonSara EvansSongs performed by Jackson during his 80-minute set included “I’m in Love With You Baby and Don’t Even Know Your Name,” “It Must Be Love,” “Pittsburgh Stealers,” “Here in the Real World,” “Wanted,” “Midnight in Montgomery,” “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” and “Chattahoochie” Songs performed by Evans duirng her 45-minute set included “Born to Fly,” “Let’s Dance,” and “No Place That Far.”
2/8/01Backstreet BoysKrystalThis show was sold out. Songs performed by the Backstreet Boys included “This One Goes Out to You,” “Larger Than Life,” “I Want It That Way,” “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely,” and “The Call.”
2/9/01Backstreet BoysKrystalThis show was sold out.
3/6/01PanteraNothingface, Morbid Angel, SoulflyThis concert was postponed from 11/14/00.
3/9/01Matchbox 20Everclear, LifehouseSongs performed by Matchbox 20 included “Crutch,” “Bent,” “Argue,” “Girl Like That,” “3 A.M.,” “Last Beautiful Girl,” “The Burn,” “Long Day,” “You Won’t Be Mine,” “Rest Stop,” “Angry,” “Mad Season,” “Real World,” “If You’re Gone,” “Back 2 Good,” “Push,” and “Black & White People.” Songs performed by Everclear included “Song from an American Movie, Part 1,” “When It All Goes Wrong Again,” “Everything to Everyone,” “AM Radio,” “Father of Mine,” “Rock Star,” “Fire Maple Song,” “Wonderful,” “I Will Buy You a New Life,” “Santa Monica.” Songs performed by Lifehouse included “Cling and Clatter,” “Somebody Else’s Song,” “Quasimodo,” “Sick Cycle Carousel,” and “Hanging by a Moment.”
3/30/01Sarah Brightman Songs performed included “Figlio Perduto,” “A White Shade of Pale,” “Pie Jesu,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Hijo de la Luna,” “First of May,” “Nessun Dorma,” “Twisted Every Way,” and “Phantom Overture.”
5/6/01U2PJ HarveySongs performed by U2 included “Elevation,” “Beautiful Day,” “Until The End Of The World,” “New Year’s Day,” “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of,” “Gone,” “Kite,” “I Will Follow,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Sweetest Thing,” “In A Little While,” “Angel Of Harlem,” “Stay (Faraway, So Close!),” “Bad,” “Where The Streets Have No Name,” “Mysterious Ways,” “The Fly,” “Bullet The Blue Sky,” “With Or Without You,” “Pride,” “One,” and “Walk On.” Songs performed by PJ Harvey included “Rid of Me,” “The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore,” “The Sky Lit Up,” “Good Fortune,” “You Said Something,” “Somebody’s Down Somebody’s Name,” “This Is Love,” “C’mon Billy,” “Down by the Water,” “Horses in My Dreams,” and “Big Exit.”
8/8/01Janet Jackson This show was postponted until 10/20/01 because Jackson had the flu and a “dental emergency.”
9/12/01The Guess WhoJoe CockerThe show was cancelled due to “a scheduling conflict.”
9/25/01Gaither Homecoming  
9/28/01ToolFantomasSongs performed by Tool included “The Grudge,” “Stinkfist,” “Forty Six & 2,” “Prison Sex,” “Pushit,” “Schism,” “Disposition,” “Reflection,” “Parabol,” “Parabola,” “The Patient,” “Aenema,” and “Lateralus.”
10/19/01Jane’s AddictionLive, Stereo MCsJane’s Addiction performed for 90 minutes, performing “Kettle Whistle,” “Ocean Size,” “Ain’t No Right,” “Three Days,” “Stop!,” “Summertime Rolls,” “Jane Says,” “Classic Girl,” “Hungry,” “Happy Birthday Jubilee,” “Obvious,” instrumental, “Mountain Song,” “Ted, Just Admit It…,” “Chip Away.” Live performed acoustically, including the song “I Alone.”
10/20/01Janet Jackson This show was postponed from 8/8/01. Songs performed by Jackson included “Come Back to Me,” “Let’s Wait Awhile,” “Again,” “Runaway,” “Miss You Much,” “When I Think of You,” “Escapade,” “What Have You Done For Me Lately?,” “Control,” “Nasty,” “Alright,” “Someone to Call My Lover,” “Together Again,” amd “Love Will Never Do Without You.” Jackson’s performances of “Someone to Call My Lover” and “Together Again” were simulcast live to Madison Square Garden for the Concert for New York City, the star-studded September 11th fundraiser organizaed by Paul McCartney.
10/26/01SlipknotRammstein, System of a Down, Mudvayne, American Head ChargeAlthough briefly mentioned in early September 2001 in a listing for Pittsburgh, this show actually took place at Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA.
10/27/01AerosmithThe CultThe show was cancelled because Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler became ill.
11/2/01Britney SpearsO-TownSongs performed by Spears included “Oops!… I Did It Again,” “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” “Overprotected,” “Born to Make You Happy/Lucky/Sometimes,” “Boys,” “Stronger,” “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman,” “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “What It’s Like to Be Me,” “Lonely,” “Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know,” “Anticipating,” “I’m a Slave 4 U,” and “Baby One More Time.”
2/18/02WeezerSaves the DaySongs performed by Weezer included “Island in the Sun,” “In the Garage,” “Dope Nose,” “Why Bother?,” “Knock-Down Drag-Out,” “Death and Destruction,” “My Name Is Jonas,” “The Good Life,” “Keep Fishin’,” “Photograph,” “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “Burndt Jamb,” “Don’t Let Go,” “Tired of Sex,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Hash Pipe,” “Only in Dreams,” “Buddy Holly,” and “Surf Wax America.”
2/25/02Neil Diamond There were around 15,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by Diamond included “America,” “A Mission of Love,” “Solitary Man,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Red Red Wine,” “I’m a Believer,” “Play Me,” “Soolaimon,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “Beautiful Noise,” “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon,” “I Haven’t Played This Song in Years,” “You Are the Best Part of Me,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “Star Flight,” “Captain Sunshine,” “Holly Holy,” “Sweet Caroline,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Yes I Will,” “Lady Magdalene,” “Shilo,” “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” “I Am, I Said,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” and “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.”
3/6/02Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Songs performed by CSN&Y included “Carry On,” “Questions,” “Military Madness,” “Goin’ Home,” “Wooden Ships,” “Feed the People,” “You’re My Girl,” “I Used to Be a King,” “Southern Man,” “Southern Cross,” “Almost Cut My Hair,” “Cinnamon Girl,” “Helplessly Hoping,” “Our House,” “Old Man,” “Guinnevere,” “The Lee Shore,” “Harvest Moon,” “Ole Man Trouble,” “Half Your Angels,” “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Let’s Roll,” “Long Time Gone,” “Two Old Friends,” “Woodstock,” “Eight Miles High,” “Rockin’ in the Free World,” and “Teach Your Children.”
4/22/02N’SyncP. Diddy, Mr. CheeksSongs performed by N’Sync included “Do Your Thing,” “Bye Bye Bye,” “It’s Gonna Be Me,” “For the Girl Who Has Everything,” “(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You,” “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” “Celebrity,” “Up Against the Wall,” “She Loves You/I Want to Hold Your Hand/Hey Jude/Twist and Shout,” “My Girl/The Way You Do The Things You Do/I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Sailing,” “Tell Me, Tell Me…Baby,” “No Strings Attached,” “This I Promise You,” “Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy),” “I Want You Back,” “Gone,” “Girlfriend,” and “Pop.”
6/13/02IncubusPhantom PlanetSongs performed by Incubus included “Circles,” “Nice to Know You,” “Stellar,” “Glass,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Warning,” “Vitamin,” “Make Yourself,” “Echo,” “Mexico,” “Pardon Me,” “New Skin,” “Privilege,” “Are You In?,” “Just a Phase,” “Nowhere Fast,” “Drive,” “A Certain Shade of Green,” “The Warmth,” and “Aqueous Transmission.”
6/29/02KornPuddle of Mudd, DeadsySongs performed by Korn included “Here to Stay,” “Twist,” “Good God,” “A.D.I.D.A.S.,” “Trash,” “Dead Bodies Everywhere,” “Blind,” “Embrace,” “Divine,” “Faget,” “Falling Away From Me,” “Make Me Bad,” “Freak on a Leash,” “Somebody Someone,” “Thoughtless,” “Kill You,” “Shoots and Ladders,” and “Got the Life.”
7/5/02CherCyndi LauperSongs performed by Cher included “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “(This Is) A Song for the Lonely,” “A Different Kind of Love Song,” “All or Nothing,” “We All Sleep Alone,” “I Found Someone,” “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),” “All I Really Want to Do,” “Half-Breed,” “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves,” “Dark Lady,” “Take Me Home,” “The Way of Love,” “After All,” “Just Like Jesse James,” “Heart of Stone,” “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss),” “Strong Enough,” “Save Up All Your Tears,” “If I Could Turn Back Time,” and “Believe.” Songs performed by Lauper included “Shine,” “Change of Heart,” “Sisters of Avalon,” “Madonna Whore,” “Still with Me,” “True Colors,” “All Through the Night,” “It’s Hard to Be Me,” “Money Changes Everything,” “Time After Time,” and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”
8/15/02Bow WowB2K, IMX, TG4Songs performed by Bow Wow included “Bounce With Me,” “Thank You,” “Basketball,” “Ghetto Girls,” “You Make Me Feel So Good,” “Where My Dogs At,” and “Take Ya Home.” Songs performed by B2K included “Why I Love You,” “Uh-Huh,” and “Gots Ta Be.” Songs performed by IMX included “My Very First Time.”
11/22/02Guns N’ RosesCKY, Mixmaster MikeThe show started three hours late. Frontman Axl Rose began the show wearing a Jerome Bettis jersey and later changed into a Mario Lemieux sweater. Songs performed by Guns N’ Roses included “Welcome to the Jungle,” “It’s So Easy,” “Mr. Brownstone,” “Live and Let Die,” “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” “Think About You,” “You Could Be Mine,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Out Ta Get Me,” “Madagascar,” “November Rain,” “Rocket Queen,” “Street of Dreams,” “Patience,” “Chinese Democracy,” “Nightrain,” and “Paradise City.”
11/29/02The Other OnesRobert HunterThere were 10,274 people in attendance. Susan Tedeschi was a member of The Other Ones. Songs performed by The Other Ones included “Here Comes Sunshine,” “Only the Strange Remain,” “Drums,” “Space,” “I’m a Hog for You,” “China Cat Sunflower,” “The Eleven,” “Unbroken Chain,” “Mason’s Children,” “Dire Wolf,” “Bird Song,” “He’s Gone,” “Mr. Charlie,” “Throwing Stones,” “Not Fade Away,” “Stella Blue,” and “Box of Rain.” Songs performed by Hunter included “Wharf Rat,” “Loose Lucy,” “Loser,” “Into the Blue,” “Black Muddy River,” “Promontory Rider,” “Ripple,” and “Boys in the Barroom.”
12/4/02Bruce Springsteen Songs performed by Springsteen included “The Rising,” “Lonesome Day,” “No Surrender,” “Night,” “Empty Sky,” “You’re Missing,” “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day,” “Out in the Street,” “Worlds Apart,” “Badlands,” “She’s the One,” “Mary’s Place,” “Countin’ on a Miracle,” “Youngstown,” “Into the Fire,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “Code of Silence,” “Glory Days,” “Born to Run,” “My City of Ruins,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “Land of Hope and Dreams,” “Thunder Road,” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Joe Grushecky joined the band on “Code of Silence,” “Glory Days,” and “Born to Run.”
12/14/02Gaither Christmas HomecomingVestal Goodman 
1/10/03The Rolling StonesRyan AdamsSongs performed by the Stones included “Street Fighting Man,” “Start Me Up,” “If You Can’t Rock Me,” “Don’t Stop,” “Monkey Man,” “Angie,” “Live With Me,” “Let It Bleed,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Slipping Away,” “Happy,” “Gimme Shelter,” “You Got Me Rocking,” “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It),” “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Brown Sugar,” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”
2/8/03George StraitTammy CochranSongs performed by Strait included “Heartland,” “Run,” “Amarillo By Morning,” and “Murder on Music Row.”
3/7/03Billy Joel/Elton John Songs performed by John solo included “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding,” “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “The Wasteland,” “I Want Love,” “Rocket Man,” “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues,” “Take Me to the Pilot,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” and “Crocodile Rock.” Songs performed by Joel solo included “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “Prelude/Angry Young Man,” “Allentown,” “An Innocent Man,” “The River of Dreams,” “I Go to Extremes,” “New York State of Mind,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” and “Only the Good Die Young.” Songs performed by John and Joel together included “Your Song,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “My Life,” “The Bitch Is Back,” “You May Be Right,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Piano Man.”
3/22/03Yanni Songs performed by Yanni included “On Sacred Ground,” “Felitsa,” “Keys to Imagination,” “If I Could Tell You,” “Playtime,” “Enchantment,” “Rainmaker,” “The Promise,” “Within Attraction,” “Aria,” “For All Seasons,” “Nightingale,” “Dance With a Stranger,” “Jivaeri,” “Never Too Late,” “Nostalgia,” “Marching Season,” “Acroyali,” “Standing in Motion,” “Niki Nana,” “World Dance,” “Reflections of Passion,” anmd “Santorini.”
3/24/03Bon JoviGoo Goo DollsSongs performed by Bon Jovi included “Bounce,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Wild in the Streets,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Everyday,” “Undivided,” “Runaway,” “Just Older,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “The Distance,” “It’s My Life,” “Bed of Roses,” “Misunderstood,” “I’ll Be There for You,” “Hook Me Up,” “Blaze of Glory,” “Raise Your Hands,” “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” “Born to Be My Baby,” “Have a Little Faith in Me,” “Keep the Faith,” and “Bad Medicine.” Songs performed by Goo Goo Dolls included “Dizzy,” “Slide,” “Big Machine,” “Black Balloon,” “Smash,” “Tucked Away,” “Name,” “All Eyes on Me,” “Here Is Gone,” “What a Scene,” “Broadway,” “Sympathy,” and “Iris.”
3/28/03Tim McGraw and the Dance Hall Doctors During the show, McGraw singled out an audience member wearing a Philadelphia Phillies jersey, prompting boos from the Pirates fans in the audience. McGraw got angry and walked offstage for a brief time.
4/26/03Pearl JamSpartaSleater-Kinney was originally scheduled to open the concert. Songs performed included “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town,” “Hail Hail,” “Save You,” “Corduroy,” “Insignificance,” “Cropduster,” “Daughter,” “Even Flow,” “Faithfull,” “Whipping,” “Immortality,” “Blood,” “Down,” “Love Boat Captain,” “Wishlist,” “Better Man,” “Go,” “Last Kiss,” “Breakerfall,” “Once,” “Alive,” “Footsteps,” “Rearviewmirror,” “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away,” “Know Your Rights,” “Do the Evolution,” “Porch,” and “Yellow Ledbetter.”
4/28/0350 CentLudacris, Clipse, Strict FlowSongs performed by 50 Cent included “In Da Club.” Songs performed by Ludacris included “What’s Your Fantasy.”
5/9/03Matchbox 20Sugar Ray, Maroon 5Songs performed by Matchbox Twenty included “3 AM,” “Real World,” “Bent,” “Mad Season,” “Disease,” “Unwell,” “Feel,” and “Bright Lights.” Songs performed by Sugar Ray during their 50-minute set included “When It’s Over,” “Someday,” “Every Morning,” “Mr. Bartender (It’s So Easy),” “Answer the Phone,” and “Mean Machine/Blitzkrieg Bop.”
5/10/03Fleetwood Mac There were 12,126 people in attendance. Songs performed by Fleetwood Mac included “The Chain,” “Dreams,” “Eyes of the World,” “Peacekeeper,” “Second Hand News,” “Say You Will,” “Never Going Back Again,” “Rhiannon,” “Come,” “Gypsy,” “Big Love,” “Landslide,” “Say Goodbye,” “What’s the World Coming To,” “Beautiful Child,” “Gold Dust Woman,” “I’m So Afraid,” “Silver Springs,” “Stand Back,” “Tusk,” “Go Your Own Way,” “World Turning,” “Don’t Stop,” and “Goodbye Baby.”
6/14/03Dixie ChicksJoan OsborneThere were around 17,000 people in attendance. Songs performed by the Dixie Chicks during their 100+ minute set included “Goodbye Earl,” “Long Time Gone,” “Tortured, Tangled Hearts,” “Travelin’ Soldier,” “Hello, Mr. Heartache,” “White Trash Wedding,” “Landslide,” “Godspeed,” and “Top of the World.” Opener Osborne joined the Dixie Chicks for a performance of “Am I the Only One (Who Ever Felt This Way).”
6/28/03JourneyREO Speedwagon, Styx 
7/15/03Ruben StuddardClay Aiken, Kimberly Caldwell, Julia DeMato, Kimberley Locke, Rickey Smith, Charles Grigsby, Carmen Rusmusen, TrenyceThere were around 10,000 people in attendance.
7/17/03B2KMarques Houston, Mario, Nick CannonThis show was postponed to 8/29/03 due to “routing issues.”
7/28/03Justin Timberlake & Christina AguileraBlack Eyed PeasThere were 12,349 people in attendance. Songs performed by Timberlake included “Rock Your Body,” “Right for Me,” “Gone,” “Girlfriend,” “Señorita,” “Still on My Brain,” “Nothin’ Else,” “Cry Me a River,” “Let’s Take a Ride,” “Last Night,” “Take It from Here,” and “Like I Love You.” Songs performed by Aguilera included “Dirrty,” “Get Mine, Get Yours,” “The Voice Within,” “Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You),” “Genie in a Bottle,” “Can’t Hold Us Down,” “Make Over,” “Impossible,” “At Last,” “I Prefer You,” “Lady Marmalade,” “Contigo En La Distancia/Falsas Esperanzas,” “Walk Away,” “Fighter,” “What a Girl Wants,” and “Beautiful.” Songs performed by the Black Eyed Peas during their 15-minute set included “Where Is the Love?”
8/29/03B2KMarques Houston, Mario, Nick Cannon 
9/22/03Red Hot Chili PeppersQueens of the Stone AgeSongs performed by RHCP during their almost 2-hour set included “By the Way,” “Scar Tissue,” “Around the World,” “Maybe,” “Universally Speaking,” “Parallel Universe,” “The Zephyr Song,” “Throw Away Your Television,” “Havana Affair,” “Otherside,” “Purple Stain,” “Don’t Forget Me,” “Right on Time,” “I Could Have Lied,” “Can’t Stop,” “Californication,” “What Is Soul?,” “Give It Away,” “Under the Bridge,” and “The Power of Equality.” Songs performed by QOTSA included “No One Knows,” “The Sky Is Fallin’,” “You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar,” and “Song for the Dead.”
9/29/03Shania Twain  
10/11/03Eagles Songs performed by the Eagles included “Boys of Summer,” “You Belong to the City,” “Hole in the World,” “Peaceful, Easy Feeling,” “Already Gone,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Hotel California,” “Sunset Grill,” “Turn to Stone,” “Life’s Been Good,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “I Can’t Tell You Why,” “Walk Away,” “Funk 49,” “Dirty Laundry,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Take It Easy,” and “Desperado.”
11/21/03The Isley BrothersEarth, Wind & Fire 
11/30/03Martina McBride  
12/23/03Trans-Siberian Orchestra Songs performed included “Boughs of Holly,” “An Angel Came Down,” “O Come All Ye Faithful/O Holy Night,” “The Prince of Peace,” “First Snow,” “A Mad Russian’s Christmas,” “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24),” “Good King Joy,” “Ornament,” “Old City Bar,” “Promises to Keep,” “This Christmas Day,” “An Angel Returned,” “Epilogue,” “The Three Kings and I,” “A Last Illusion,” “Mozart/Figaro,” “A Final Dream,” “Carmina Burana,” “Nutrocker,” “The First Noel,” “Christmas Canon,” “Beethoven,” “Requiem (The Fifth),” and “Find Our Way Home.”
12/28/03Bo DiddleyHarold Melvin’s Bluenotes, Speedo & the Cadillacs, Kenny Vance & the Planotones, Willie Winfield & the Harptones, the Cleftones, Johnny of Santo & Johnny, and Eugene Pitt & the Jive Five 
1/8/04Bette Midler Songs performed by Midler included “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Tenderly,” “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,” “Shiver Me Timbers,” “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “From a Distance,” “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “September,” and “The Rose.” She also did a duet with Fred Rogers (via pre-recorded video) on “I Like to Be Told.”
3/3/04Rod Stewart  
4/2/04Gaither Vocal BandAnthony Burger, Sarah Delane, Jessy Dixon, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Hoppers, The Isaacs, Taylor Mason, Lynda Randle, Ben Speer, Kevin Williams, Lisa Daggs, The Crabb Family 
4/14/04Prince  
4/30/04Alan JacksonMartina McBrideSongs performed by Jackson included “Song For the Life,” “Drive,” “Remember When,” “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning,” “Gone Country,” “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere,” “Mercury Blues,” and “Summertime Blues.” Songs performed by McBride included “Wild Angels,” “Happy Girl,” “This One’s For Girls,” “When God Fearing Women Get the Blues,” “In My Daughter’s Eyes,” “How Far,” “Relucant Daughter,” and “Wrong Again.”
5/6/04Andre Rieu  
6/16/04Simon & GarfunkelThe Everly BrothersThere were 9,415 people in attendance.
9/9/04Fantasia BarrinoAmy Adams, Camile Velasco, Diana DeGarmo, George Huff, Jasmine Trias, Jennifer Hudson, John Stevens, Jon Peter Lewis, LaToya London 
9/22/04MetallicaGodsmackThere were 10,481 people in attendance. Songs performed by Metallica included “Blackened,” “Fuel,” “Wherever I May Roam,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Frantic,” “I Disappear,” “Disposable Heroes,” “St. Anger,” “Fade to Black,” “Master of Puppets,” “Battery,” “Creeping Death,” “Nothing Else Matters,” “Sad but True,” “One,” “Enter Sandman,” “The Wait,” and “Seek & Destroy.”
9/26/04Phil Collins This show was cancelled.
10/6/04UsherKanye WestThe show was sold-out with 9,816 people in attendance.
10/8/04Barry Manilow There were 9,839 people in attendance. Songs performed included “It’s a Miracle,” “Daybreak,” “Somewhere in the Night,” “Mandy,” “I Made It Through the Rain,” “Even Now,” “Weekend in New England,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Harmony,” “Copacabana,” “I Write the Songs,” “Guillaume Tell Ouverture,” and “Let Freedom Ring.”
10/30/04Sarah Brightman  
2/5/05Yanni  
4/23/05Green DayMy Chemical RomanceThe show was sold-out. Songs performed by Green Day included “American Idiot,” “Jesus of Suburbia,” “Holiday,” “Are We the Waiting,” “St. Jimmy,” “Longview,” “Brain Stew,” “Jaded,” “Basket Case,” “She,” “Hitchin’ a Ride,” “King for a Day,” “Shout,” “Knowledge,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Minority,” “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” and “We Are the Champions.” Songs performed by My Chemical Romance during their 45-minute set included I’m Not OK” and “Thank You For the Venom.”
5/13/05Andre Rieu  
5/25/05Sarah McLachlanThe PerishersSongs performed by McLachlan included “Adia,” “Witness,” “Stupid,” “Fallen,” “World on Fire,” “Push,” “Fumbling Towards Exstasy,” “Hold On,” “Ice Cream,” and “Solsbury Hill.” Songs performed by The Perishers included “Pills,” during which McLachlan joined the opening act on stage.
6/12/05Felix CavaliereLou Christie, The Crystals, Jimmy Beaumont & The Skylines, The Vogues, The Marcels, The Jaggers, Johnny Angel & The Halos. 
7/20/05Destiny’s ChildAmerie, MarioSongs performed by Destiny’s Child included “Say My Name,” “Independent Women, Pt. 1,” “No, No, No (Part 2),” “Bug a Boo,” “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Bootylicious,” “Jumpin’, Jumpin’,” “Soldier,” “Dilemma,” “Do You Know,” “Baby Boy,” “Naughty Girl,” “Cater 2 U,” “Girl,” “Free,” “If,” “Through With Love,” “Bad Habit,” “Dangerously in Love,” “Crazy in Love,” “Survivor,” and “Lose My Breath.”
8/26/05Neil Diamond Songs performed by Diamond during his 2-hour set included “Crunchy Granola Suite,” “Desiree,” “Remember Me,” “Beautiful Noise,” “Thank the Lord for the Night Time,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Play Me,” “Love on the Rocks,” “America,” “Holly Holy,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Wake Up the Band,” “Signs,” “Be,” “Lonely Looking Sky,” “Skybird,” “Sweet Caroline,” “I’m a Believer,” “Glory Road,” “And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind,” “Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow),” “You Got to Me,” “Shilo,” “Red Red Wine,” “Soolaimon,” “I Am, I Said,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” and “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.”
9/3/05Carrie UnderwoodAnthony Federov, Contantine Maroulis, Anwar Robinson, Scott Savol, Jessica Sierra, Nikko Smith, Venzell Solomon, Nadia TurnerBo Bice was scheduled to be a part of the show, but he dropped out of the tour for health reasons.
9/23/05The ClarksDonnie Iris, Rusted Root, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Bill Deasy, Povertyneck Hillbillies, B.E. Taylor, Rick Witkowski, Margot B., Good Brother Earl, CraveThere were 8,000 people in attendance. It was officially billed as “P.L.E.A.S.E.” (or “Pittsburgh Lends Emergency And Saving Efforts”), to raise money for the American Red Cross in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans. Former members of the Pittsburgh Steelers appeared onstage between performances, including Franco Harris and Louis Lipps. Songs performed by The Clarks included “Better Off Without You,” “Shimmy Low,” “Penny on the Floor,” “Cigarette,” and all-star versions of “What’s Going On” and “For What It’s Worth” with members of many of the artists joining in. Songs by Rusted Root included “Ecstasy” and “All Along the Watchtower.” Songs performed by Iris included “Ah! Leah!” and “Love is Like a Rock.” Songs performed by Deasy included “Lost in America.”
10/22/05U2Damien MarleySongs performed by U2 included “City Of Blinding Lights,” “Vertigo,” “Elevation,” “I Will Follow,” “The Electric Co.,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “Beautiful Day,” “Miracle Drug,” “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own,” “Love And Peace Or Else,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Bullet The Blue Sky,” “Miss Sarajevo,” “Pride,” “Where The Streets Have No Name,” “One,” “The First Time,” “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of,” “Party Girl,” “With Or Without You,” “All Because Of You,” “Yahweh,” and “40.”
11/26/05AerosmithLenny KravitzSongs performed by Aerosmith included “Love in an Elevator,” “Walk This Way,” “Same Old Song and Dance,” “Cryin’,” “Don’t Get Mad, Get Even,” “Livin’ on the Edge,” “No More No More,” “Shakin’ My Cage,” “Sweet Emotion,” “Seasons of Wither,” “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” “Dream On,” “Lord of the Thighs,” “Baby, Please Don’t Go,” “The Train Kept A-Rollin’,” “Back in the Saddle,” and “Draw the Line.” Songs performed by Kravitz included “Are You Gonna Go My Way.” One of the members of Kravitz’s 8-person backing band was a 19 year-old Trombone Shorty.
12/6/05Bon Jovi Songs performed by Bon Jovi included “Last Man Standing,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Complicated,” “Born to Be My Baby,” “Story of My Life,” “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” “Runaway,” “Just Older,” “Novocaine,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “Have a Nice Day,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” “It’s My Life,” “I’ll Be There for You,” “Blaze of Glory,” “Bed of Roses,” “Captain Crash & the Beauty Queen From Mars,” “Bad Medicine,” “Raise Your Hands,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Last Cigarette,” “I Got the Girl,” “Treat Her Right,” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.”
12/17/05Gaither Homecoming Concert  
12/18/05Trans-Siberian Orchestra Songs performed included “Wizards in Winter,” “An Angel Came Down,” “O Come All Ye Faithful/O Holy Night,” “The Prince of Peace,” “First Snow,” “A Mad Russian’s Christmas,” “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24),” “Good King Joy,” “Ornament,” “Old City Bar,” “Promises to Keep,” “This Christmas Day,” “An Angel Returned,” “Epilogue,” “Christmas Nights in Blue,” “Rock and Roll,” “A Last Illusion,” “Siberian Sleigh Ride,” “An Angel’s Share,” “Mozart/Figaro,” “Christmas Canon Rock,” “Carmina Burana,” “Queen of the Winter Night,” “Beethoven,” “Requiem (The Fifth),” “Wish Liszt (Toy Shop Madness),” and “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
3/20/06Queen & Paul Rogers Songs performed included “Reaching Out,” “Tie Your Mother Down,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “I Want to Break Free,” “Take Love,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Love of My Life,” “Hammer to Fall,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “Under Pressure,” “Let There Be Drums,” “I’m in Love With My Car,” “Last Horizon,” “Bad Company,” “Can’t Get Enough,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Dragon Attack,” “These Are the Days of Our Lives,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “The Show Must Go On,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “All Right Now,” and “We Are the Champions.”
5/13/06Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Songs performed by Hill solo included “Mississippi Girl,” “The Way You Love Me,” “Sunshine and Summertime,” “Fireflies,” “This Kiss,” “Let Me Let Go,” “Stealing Kisses,” “The Lucky One,” “Cry,” “It Is Well With My Soul,” “There Will Come a Day,” “Breathe,” and “Piece of My Heart.” Songs performed by McGraw solo included “Real Good Man,” “Where the Green Grass Grows,” “Just to See You Smile,” “Don’t Take the Girl,” “My Little Girl,” “Something Like That,” “When the Stars Go Blue,” “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Unbroken,” “The Cowboy in Me,” “I’ve Got Friends That Do,” and “I Like It, I Love It.” Songs performed by Hill & McGraw together included “Like We Never Loved at All,” “Angry All the Time,” “Let’s Make Love,” “Shotgun Rider,” “It’s Your Love,” “No Woman, No Cry,” and “I Need You.”
5/17/06Andre Rieu  
6/23/06Pearl JamRobert PollardSongs performed by Pearl Jam included “Throw Your Arms Around Me,” “Release,” “Life Wasted,” “Severed Hand,” “Corduroy,” “Do the Evolution,” “Dissident,” “Even Flow,” “Marker in the Sand,” “In Hiding,” “Better Man,” “Daughter,” “Garden,” “I Got Id,” “State of Love and Trust,” “Inside Job,” “World Wide Suicide,” “Porch,” “Man of the Hour,” “Waiting on a Friend,” “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town,” “Black,” “Alive,” “Go,” “Why Go,” “Comatose,” “Smile,” “Rockin’ in the Free World,” and “Yellow Ledbetter.” Songs performed by Pollard included “Gold,” “I Surround You Naked,” “Blessed In An Open Head,” “Get A Faceful,” “Dancing Girls And Dancing Men,” “The Right Thing,” “Dolphins Of Color,” “Boxing About,” “Fresh Threats, Salad Shooters And Zip Guns,” “Conquerer Of The Moon,” “I’m A Widow,” “I Feel Gone Again,” “Game of Pricks,” and “Love Is Stronger Than Witchcraft.” During the concert, PJ singer Eddie Vedder made reference to the Steelers’ win over the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl four months earlier and told the audience, “Pittsburgh is not our favorite place on the place.” Audience members let loose with some boos and then started singing “Here we go, Steelers!”
7/22/06Dixie ChicksAna NalickSongs performed by the Dixie Chicks included “Lubbock or Leave It,” “Truth #2,” “Goodbye Earl,” “The Long Way Around,” “Landslide,” “Everybody Knows,” “Cowboy Take Me Away,” “Wide Open Spaces,” “White Trash Wedding,” “Lil’ Jack Slade,” “Lullaby,” “Not Ready to Make Nice,” “Travelin’ Soldier,” and “Mississippi.”
7/27/06Taylor HicksElliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, Bucky Covington, Paris Bennett, Lisa Tucker, MandisaThere were 11,750 people in attendance. Songs performed by Hicks included “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hollywood Nights,” “Living for the City,” “Do I Make You Proud,” and “Takin’ It to the Streets.”
10/6/06Elton John Songs performed during the two-and-a-half-hour concert included “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Believe,” “Tiny Dancer,” “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues,” “Take Me to the Pilot,” “I Want Love,” “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” “Postcards from Richard Nixon,” “Tinderbox,” “Blues Never Fade Away,” “The Bridge,” “The Captain and the Kid,” “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters,” “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” “Rocket Man,” “Levon,” “Crocodile Rock,” “The Bitch Is Back,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” and “Your Song.”
12/1/06Trans-Siberian Orchestra Two shows. Songs performed included “March of the Kings,” “An Angel Came Down,” “O Come All Ye Faithful/O Holy Night,” “The Prince of Peace,” “First Snow,” “A Mad Russian’s Christmas,” “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24),” “Good King Joy,” “Ornament,” “Old City Bar,” “Promises to Keep,” “This Christmas Day,” “An Angel Returned,” “Epilogue,” “Christmas Nights in Blue,” “Layla,” “Tracers,” “A Last Illusion,” “An Angel’s Share,” “Mozart/Figaro,” “Wizards in Winter,” “Christmas Canon Rock,” “Queen of the Winter Night,” “Carmina Burana,” “Beethoven,” “Requiem (The Fifth),” and “Wish Liszt (Toy Shop Madness).”
12/8/06Little Anthony & The ImperialsThe Drifters, Shirley Alston Reeves, Kenny Vance and the Planotones, The Dubs, Larry Chance and The Earls 
12/14/06Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Songs performed included “Roll Me Away,” “Tryin’ to Live My Life Without You,” “Wreck This Heart,” “Mainstreet,” “Old Time Rock & Roll,” “Wait for Me,” “Face the Promise,” “No Matter Who You Are,” “Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Turn the Page,” “Travelin’ Man,” “Beautiful Loser,” “Simplicity,” “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” “You Never Can Tell,” “Sightseeing,” “Satisfied,” “Sunspot Baby,” “The Horizontal Bop,” “Katmandu,” “Night Moves,” “Hollywood Nights,” “Against the Wind,” and “Rock and Roll Never Forgets.”
12/17/06The Cheetah Girls  
1/6/07Vanessa HudgensDrew Seely, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman 
2/16/07George StraitRonnie Milsap, Taylor SwiftSongs performed by Strait included “Honk If You Honky Tonk,” “Check Yes or No,” “She’ll Leave You With a Smile,” “I Just Want to Dance With You,” “Run,” “Amarillo by Morning,” “There Stands the Glass,” “The Fireman,” “The Chair,” “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls,” “Somewhere Down in Texas,” “Wrapped,” “Give It Away,” “I Can Still Make Cheyenne,” “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” “Milk Cow Blues,” “I Ain’t Her Cowboy Anymore,” “Seashores of Old Mexico,” “Texas,” “It Just Comes Natural,” “Cowboys Like Us,” “A Better Rain,” “As Far as It Goes,” “I Hate Everything,” “Unwound,” “High Tone Woman,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “The Cowboy Rides Away.” Songs performed by Milsap during his 55-minute set included “Stranger in My House,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Houston Solution,” “Lost in the Fifties Tonight,” “Smoky Mountain Rain.” Songs performed by Swift in her 5-sing set included “Our Song,” “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “Should’ve Said No,” “Tim McGraw,” and “Picture to Burn.”
2/17/07Rod Stewart Songs performed by Stewart included “Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me),” “You Wear It Well,” “Lost in You,” “Reason to Believe,” “Infatuation,” “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” “Father and Son,” “I Don’t Want to Talk About It,” “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You),” “Having a Party,” “Have I Told You Lately,” “Hot Legs,” “Cut Across Shorty,” “Dirty Old Town,” “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?,” “Forever Young,” “It’s a Heartache,” “Downtown Train,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” “Young Turks,” “Rhythm of My Heart,” and “Maggie May.”
3/9/07Gaither Homecoming  
3/19/07Justin TimberlakePinkSongs performed by Timberlake in his over 2-hour set included “FutureSex/LoveSound,” “Like I Love You,” “My Love,” “Señorita,” “Sexy Ladies,” “Until the End of Time,” “What Goes Around… Comes Around,” “Chop Me Up,” “Rock Your Body,” “Gone,” “Take It from Here,” “Last Night,” “Damn Girl,” “Summer Love,” “Losing My Way,” “Cry Me a River,” “LoveStoned,” “SexyBack,” and “(Another Song) All Over Again.” Songs performed by Pink in her 45-minute set included “Stupid Girls,” “Cuz I Can,” and “Dear Mr. President.”
4/14/07Christina AguileraThe Pussycat Dolls, Danity KaneSongs performed by Aguilera included “Ain’t No Other Man,” “Back in the Day,” “Understand,” “Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You),” “Slow Down Baby,” “Still Dirrty,” “Can’t Hold Us Down,” “Makes Me Wanna Pray,” “What a Girl Wants,” “Oh Mother,” “Welcome,” “Dirrty,” “Candyman,” “Nasty Naughty Boy,” “Hurt,” “Lady Marmalade,” “Beautiful,” and “Fighter.” Songs performed by the Pussycat Dolls included “Stickwitu.”
5/11/07Allison Krauss & Union StationTony Rice, Jerry DouglasThe show was scheduled to take place at the Capitol Music Hall in Wheeling, WV, but fire code violations at the theater forced late move of the show to the Arena.
7/17/07Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Songs performed by Hill solo included “Wild One,” “Lucky One,” “The Secret of Life,” “Cry,” “Sunshine and Summertime,” “This Kiss,” “Stronger,” “Lost,” “The Way You Love Me,” “Breathe,” “Piece of My Heart,” and “Mississippi Girl.” Songs performed by McGraw solo included “The Joker,” “Last Dollar,” “Something Like That,” “When the Stars Go Blue,” “Everywhere,” “For A Little While,” “She’s My Kind of Rain,” “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Suspicions,” “Real Good Man,” “The Ride,” “Cowboy In Me,” “Between the River and Me,” “Indian Outlaw,” and “If You’re Reading This.” Songs performed by Hill and McGraw together included “Chasing Cars,” “Angry All the Time,” “Like We Never Loved At All,” “Shotgun Rider,” “It’s Your Love,” “It’s Only Love,” and “I Need You.”
7/251/07Lil WayneYoung Jeezy, Lil Mama, DJ Unk, Maio, Crave, Lil Scrappy, Wiz Khalifa 
8/4/07Josh GrobanAngelique Kidjo 
8/22/07Jordin SparksBlake Lewis, Chris Richardson, Chris Sligh, Gina Glocksen, Haley Scarnato, Lakisha Jones, Melinda Doolittle, Phil Stacey, Sanjaya Malakar 
9/9/07Genesis Songs performed included “Behind the Lines,” “Duke’s End,” “Turn It On Again,” “No Son of Mine,” “Land of Confusion,” “In the Cage,” “The Cinema Show,” “Duke’s Travels,” “Afterglow,” “Hold on My Heart,” “Home by the Sea,” “Second Home by the Sea,” “Follow You Follow Me,” “Firth of Fifth,” “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe),” “Mama,” “Ripples,” “Throwing It All Away,” “Domino,” “Los Endos,” “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight,” “Invisible Touch,” “I Can’t Dance,” and “The Carpet Crawlers.”
11/9/07Stevie Wonder Songs performed by Wonder included “Love is in Need of Love Today,” “Visions,” “Living For the City,” “Master Blaster,” “Golden Lady,” “If You Really Love Me,” “Since I Donj’t Have You,” “Ribbon in the Sky,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “MY Cherie Amour,” “For Once in My Life,” “I Was Made to Love Her,” “Do I Do,” “Superstition,” “A Time to Love,” and “So What the Fuss.”
11/11/07Keith UrbanGary AllanSongs performed by Urban included “Once in a Lifetime,” “Where the Blacktop Ends,” “Faster Car,” “Shine,” “Stupid Boy,” “Raining on Sunday,” “She’s Gotta Be,” “Used to the Pain,” “You’re My Better Half,” “Making Memories of Us,” “You’ll Think of Me,” “I Told You So,” “Days Go By,” “You Look Good in My Shirt,” “Tonight I Wanna Cry,” “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me,” “Somebody Like You,” “Blister in the Sun,” “Got It Right This Time,” “Better Life,” and “Everybody.” At one point during the show, Urban sang “Here We Go, Steelers.”
11/14/07Bruce Springsteen Songs performed included “Radio Nowhere,” “The Ties That Bind,” “Lonesome Day,” “Gypsy Biker,” “Magic,” “Reason to Believe,” “Night,” “She’s the One,” “Livin’ in the Future,” “The Promised Land,” “Code of Silence,” “Backstreets,” “Working on the Highway,” “Devil’s Arcade,” “The Rising,” “Last to Die,” “Long Walk Home,” “Badlands,” “Youngstown,” “Girls in Their Summer Clothes,” “Kitty’s Back,” “Born to Run,” “Dancing in the Dark,” and “American Land.” Joe Grushecky joined the band onstage to perform “Code of Silence” and “Youngstown.”
11/18/07Trans-Siberian Orchestra Two shows. Songs performed included “March of the Kings,” “An Angel Came Down,” “O Come All Ye Faithful/O Holy Night,” “The Prince of Peace,” “First Snow,” “A Mad Russian’s Christmas,” “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24),” “Good King Joy,” “Ornament,” “Old City Bar,” “Promises to Keep,” “This Christmas Day,” “An Angel Returned,” “Epilogue,” “Christmas Nights in Blue,” “Tracers,” “Proud Mary,” “A Last Illusion,” “Siberian Sleigh Ride,” “An Angel’s Share,” “Mozart/Figaro,” “Christmas Canon Rock,” “Queen of the Winter Night,” “Carmina Burana,” “Beethoven,” “Requiem (The Fifth),” “Wizards in Winter,” and “Wish Liszt (Toy Shop Madness).”
12/7/07Jerry ButlerThe Skyliners, The Crystals, Gene Chandler, Kenny Vance and the Planotones, Jay and the Americans, Johnnie & Joe 
1/3/08Miley CyrusJonas BrothersSongs performed by Cyrus included “Start All Over,” “Good and Broken,” “See You Again,” “Let’s Dance,” “Right Here,” “East Northumberland High,” “G.N.O. (Girl’s Night Out),” “The Best of Both Worlds,” “I Miss You,” and “Ready, Set, Don’t Go.” Songs performed by the Jonas Brothers included “Kids of the Future,” “Just Friends,” “That’s Just the Way We Roll,” “Goodnight and Goodbye,” “Hello Beautiful,” “Hold On,” “S.O.S.,” “When You Look Me in the Eyes,” and “Year 3000.”
3/15/08Bon JoviDaughtrySongs performed by Bon Jovi included “Lost Highway,” “Born to Be My Baby,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Raise Your Hands,” “I Love This Town,” “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” “Just Older,” “Blood Money,” “Blaze of Glory,” “Miss Fourth of July,” “Whole Lot of Leavin’,” “Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night,” “We Got It Goin’ On,” “It’s My Life,” “Bad Medicine,” “These Days,” “(You Want to) Make a Memory,” “I’ll Be There for You,” “Blood on Blood,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” “Have a Nice Day,” “Keep the Faith,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Bells of Freedom,” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.”
Songs performed by Daughtry included “Gone,” “What I Want,” “It’s Not Over,” “Breakdown,” “What About Now,” “Feels Like Tonight,” “Over You,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Home,” and “There And Back Again/Hey Man Nice Shot.”
3/17/08Celtic Woman  
3/21/08Van HalenKy-Mani MarleyThis date was postponed until 4/30/08 because singer Eddie Van Halen was receiving medical treatment.
4/18/08Billy Joel Songs performed included “Prelude/Angry Young Man,” “My Life,” “You’re My Home,” “The Entertainer,” “Zanzibar,” “New York State of Mind,” “Allentown,” “Don’t Ask Me Why,” “She’s Always a Woman,” “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “Captain Jack,” “Keeping the Faith,” “And So It Goes,” “The River of Dreams,” “A Matter of Trust,” “Highway to Hell,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” “You May Be Right,” “Only the Good Die Young,” “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” and “Piano Man.” The performance of “Highway to Hell” was sung by the tour’s guitar tech “Chainsaw.”
4/30/08Van Halen This date was postponed from 3/21/08. Ky-Mani Marley was scheduled to open the earlier date, but it is unclear when he remained as opening act on this date. Songs performed by Van Halen during their 25-song set included “You Really Got Me,” “I’m the One,” “Runnin’ With the Devil,” “Romeo Delight,” “Somebody Get Me a Doctor,” “Beautiful Girls,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Atomic Punk,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “So This Is Love?,” “Mean Street,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Unchained,” “I’ll Wait,” “And the Cradle Will Rock,” “Hot for Teacher,” “Little Dreamer,” “Little Guitars,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” “Ice Cream Man,” “Panama,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” “1984,” and “Jump.”
5/17/08Lynyrd SkynyrdHank Williams, Jr. 
7/29/08David CookDavid Archuleta, Chikezie, Ramiele Malubay, Michael Johns, Kristy Lee Cook, Carly Smithson, Brooke White, Jason Castro, Syesha Mercado 
8/18/08Neil Diamond Songs performed included “Holly Holy,” “Beautiful Noise,” “Street Life,” “Love on the Rocks,” “Play Me,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Thank the Lord for the Night Time,” “Home Before Dark,” “Don’t Go There,” “Pretty Amazing Grace,” “Crunchy Granola Suite,” “Done Too Soon,” “Brooklyn Roads,” “I Am, I Said,” “Solitary Man,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “Sweet Caroline,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Song Sung Blue,” “I’m a Believer,” “Man of God,” “Hell Yeah,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “America,” and “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.”
9/26/08Gaither Homecoming  
10/17/08Kelly ClarksonReba McEntire 
11/21/08Eagles Songs performed included “Seven Bridges Road,” “How Long,” “Take It to the Limit,” “Hotel California,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “I Can’t Tell You Why,” “Witchy Woman,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Walk Away,” “The Boys of Summer,” “In the City,” “The Long Run,” “Life’s Been Good,” “Dirty Laundry,” “Funk #49,” “Heartache Tonight,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Take It Easy,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” and “Desperado.”
12/12/08Little Anthony & The Imperials  
12/17/08Trans-Siberian Orchestra Songs performed included “Night Enchanted,” “March of the Kings,” “An Angel Came Down,” “O Come All Ye Faithful/O Holy Night,” “The Prince of Peace,” “First Snow,” “A Mad Russian’s Christmas,” “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24),” “Good King Joy,” “Ornament,” “Old City Bar,” “Promises to Keep,” “This Christmas Day,” “An Angel Returned,” “Epilogue,” “Wizards in Winter,” “Queen of the Winter Night,” “The Mountain,” “Believe,” “A Last Illusion,” “Siberian Sleigh Ride,” “An Angel’s Share,” “Tracers,” “Mozart/Figaro,” “Christmas Canon Rock,” “Carmina Burana,” “Requiem (The Fifth),” and “Wish Liszt (Toy Shop Madness).”
1/8/09AC/DCThe AnswerThere were 12,937 people in attendance. Songs performed by AC/DC included “Rock ‘n’ Roll Train,” “Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be,” “Back in Black,” “Big Jack,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “Thunderstruck,” “Black Ice,” “The Jack,” “Hells Bells,” “Shoot to Thrill,” “War Machine,” “Anything Goes,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “T.N.T.,” “Whole Lotta Rosie,” “Let There Be Rock,” “Highway to Hell,” and “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).”
3/1/09Fleetwood Mac There were 11,854 people in attendance. Songs performed included “Monday Morning,” “The Chain,” “Dreams,” “I Know I’m Not Wrong,” “Gypsy,” “Go Insane,” “Rhiannon,” “Second Hand News,” “Tusk,” “Sara,” “Big Love,” “Landslide,” “Never Going Back Again,” “Storms,” “Say You Love Me,” “Gold Dust Woman,” “Oh Well,” “I’m So Afraid,” “Stand Back,” “Go Your Own Way,” “World Turning,” “Don’t Stop,” and “Silver Springs.”
3/27/09Britney SpearsThe Pussycat DollsSongs performed by Spears included “Circus,” “Piece of Me,” “Radar,” “Ooh Ooh Baby/Hot as Ice,” “Boys,” “If U Seek Amy,” “Me Against the Music,” “Everytime,” “Freakshow,” “Get Naked (I Got a Plan),” “Breathe on Me,” “Touch of My Hand,” “Do Somethin’,” “I’m a Slave 4 U,” “Toxic,” “Baby One More Time,” and “Womanizer.”
5/12/09Yanni  
5/17/09Andre Rieu  
5/19/09Bruce Springsteen Songs performed included “Badlands,” “Candy’s Room,” “Outlaw Pete,” “Jackson Cage,” “She’s the One,” “Working on a Dream,” “Seeds,” “Johnny 99,” “Youngstown,” “Good Lovin’,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day,” “The Promised Land,” “I’m on Fire,” “Kingdom of Days,” “Lonesome Day,” “The Rising,” “Born to Run,” “Hard Times Come Again No More,” “Thunder Road,” “Land of Hope and Dreams,” “American Land,” “Glory Days,” and “Mony Mony.” Joe Grushecky joined the band onstage to perform “Glory Days.”
7/6/09Barry Manilow Songs performed included “It’s a Miracle,” “Daybreak/Somewhere in the Night/This One’s for You,” “The Old Songs,” “Ready to Take a Chance Again,” “Weekend in New England,” “Bandstand Boogie,” “Looks Like We Made It,” “Islands in the Stream,” “Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again,” “Even Now,” “Brooklyn Blues,” “New York City Rhythm,” “Memory,” “I Made It Through the Rain,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Ships,” “Mandy/Could It Be Magic,” “I Write the Songs,” “Copacabana,” “It’s a Miracle,” “Let Freedom Ring,” and “Somewhere Down the Road.”
7/22/09Green DayThe BraverySongs performed by Green Day included “Song of the Century,” “21st Century Breakdown,” “Know Your Enemy,” “East Jesus Nowhere,” “Holiday,” “The Static Age,” “Before the Lobotomy,” “Are We the Waiting,” “St. Jimmy,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “2000 Light Years Away,” “J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva),” “At the Library,” “Going to Pasalacqua,” “Brain Stew/Jaded,” “Longview,” “Basket Case,” “She,” “King for a Day,” “Shout,” “21 Guns,” “American Eulogy,” “American Idiot,” “Jesus of Suburbia,” “Minority,” “Drama Queen,” and “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life).” Songs performed by The Bravery included “Unconditional,” “Swollen Summer,” “Believe,” “Hatef***,” “Red Hands and White Knuckles,” “Time Won’t Let Me Go,” “Every Word Is A Knife In My Ear,” and “An Honest Mistake.”
7/25/09Jonas BrothersJordin Sparks, Honor SocietySongs performed by the Jonas Brothers included “Paranoid,” “That’s Just the Way We Roll,” “Poison Ivy,” “Hold On,” “Play My Music,” “Fly With Me,” “Black Keys/A Little Bit Longer,” “Much Better,” “Year 3000,” “Tonight,” “Gotta Find You,” “Turn Right,” “When You Look Me in the Eyes,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Live to Party,” “BB Good,” “World War III,” “Battlefield,” “Lovebug,” “S.O.S.,” and “Burnin’ Up.” Sparks joined the Jonas Brothers onstage to perform “Battlefield.”
8/13/09Keith UrbanJason AldeanSongs performed by Urban included “Hit the Ground Runnin’,” “Days Go By,” “Stupid Boy,” “Where the Blacktop Ends,” “You’re My Better Half,” “Once in a Lifetime,” “Making Memories of Us,” “Only You Can Love Me This Way,” “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me,” “Sweet Thing,” “‘Til Summer Comes Around,” “Raining on Sunday,” “Kiss a Girl,” “I Told You So,” “You’ll Think of Me,” “You Look Good in My Shirt,” “Somebody Like You,” “Tonight I Wanna Cry,” and “Better Life.” Songs performed by Aldean included “She’s Country,” “Amarillo Sky,” “Why,” “Hicktown,” “Laughed Until We Cried,” “Johnny Cash,” “Heaven,” and “Big Green Tractor.”
8/22/09Kris AllenAdam Lambert, Anoop Desai, Michael Sarver, Lil Rounds, Scott MacIntyre, Matt Giraud, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta, Megan Joy 
10/1/09Taylor SwiftKellie Pickler, GloriannaSongs performed by Swift included “You Belong With Me,” “Our Song,” “Tell Me Why,” “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “Fearless,” “Forever & Always,” “Hey Stephen,” “Fifteen,” “Tim McGraw,” “White Horse,” “Love Story,” “The Way I Loved You,” “You’re Not Sorry,” “Picture to Burn,” “I’m Only Me When I’m With You,” and “Should’ve Said No.”
11/22/09TobyMacReliant K, Stephanie Smith, B. Reith 
12/13/09KissBishop ClaySongs performed by Kiss included “Deuce,” “Strutter,” “Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “Hotter Than Hell,” “Shock Me,” “Calling Dr. Love,” “Modern Day Delilah,” “Cold Gin,” “Say Yeah,” “100,000 Years,” “I Love It Loud,” “Black Diamond,” “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “Lick It Up,” “Love Gun,” and “Detroit Rock City.”
12/16/09Trans-Siberian Orchestra Two shows.
2/25/10Eric ClaptonRoger DaltrySongs performed by Clapton included “Goin’ Down Slow,” “Key to the Highway,” “Tell the Truth,” “Old Love,” “I Shot the Sheriff,” “Driftin’ Blues,” “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out,” “Running on Faith,” “I’ve Got a Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart,” “Badge,” “Little Queen of Spades,” “Before You Accuse Me,” “Wonderful Tonight,” “Cocaine,” and “Crossroads.” Songs performed by Daltrey included “I Can See for Miles,” “The Real Me,” “Days of Light,” “Freedom Ride,” “Gimme a Stone,” “Real Good Looking Boy,” “I’m a Man,” “My Generation,” “Young Man Blues,” and “Baba O’Riley.”
2/27/10Casting Crowns  
3/4/10Black Eyed PeasLudacris, LMFAOSongs performed by Black Eyed Peas included “Let’s Get It Started,” “Rock That Body,” “Meet Me Halfway,” “Don’t Phunk With My Heart,” “Imma Be,” “My Humps,” “Missing You,” “Bebot,” “Mare,” “Rockin to the Beat,” “Fergalicious,” “Glamorous,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Now Generation,” “Pump It,” “Where Is the Love?,” “Party All the Time/Showdown,” “Boom Boom Pow,” and “I Gotta Feeling.”
3/16/10Jay-ZYoung Jeezy, Trey SongzThere were 11,185 people in attendance. Songs performed by Jay-Z included “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune),” “Run This Town,” “Can I Live,” “Public Service Announcement,” “Already Home,” “Where I’m From,” “Encore,” “Show Me What You Got,” “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love),” “Big Pimpin’,” “Dead Presidents II,” “All I Need,” “99 Problems,” “Empire State of Mind,” “My President,” “Dirt off Your Shoulder,” and “Thank You.”
3/19/10Celtic Woman  
3/26/10Gaither Homecoming  
6/26/10James Taylor & Carole King Songs performed included “Something in the Way She Moves,” “So Far Away,” “Machine Gun Kelly,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “Way Over Yonder,” “Smackwater Jack,” “Country Road,” “Sweet Seasons,” “Mexico,” “Song of Long Ago,” “Long Ago and Far Away,” “Beautiful,” “Shower the People,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Secret o’ Life,” “Crying in the Rain,” “The Loco-Motion,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Jazzman,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?,” “Your Smiling Face,” “It’s Too Late,” “Fire and Rain,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Up on the Roof,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You),” and “You Can Close Your Eyes.”
    

And here are some shows that likely did not take place, but there is at least some evidence for them:

6/23/72Uriah Heep Although there are online references to this concert, it’s unlikely this show took place.
    
10/18/75Eagles This date was listed on a fan website in the 1975 tour itinerary, but it’s unclear whether this show actually occurred.
8/31/77Linda Ronstadt This date may not have occurred.
12/?/1984Pretenders A December 1984 Arena concert by Pretenders was referenced in a newspaper article, but no other reference to such a show can be found.
12/30/1992Bobby BrownTLC, Shabba RanksThere are sources which list this concert, but it’s unclear whether it actually took place.
11/1/96ZZ Top This show was announced on 9/25/96, but it is unclear whether it actually took place.