Who Are The Biggest Artists To Ever Play The Spokane Arena?

One of the most famous Beatles played the Spokane Arena this year and my co-worker couldn't believe that Paul McCartney was kicking off his world tour in a smaller city and venue than what I'm sure McCartney is famous for playing like Madison Square Garden.

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I love it when the biggest artists come to the smaller towns and cities. I recall seeing Cher at the Yakima Valley Sundome and Ellen Degeneres at the Capitol Theater in Yakima years ago, even Elton John has played the Yakima Sundome.

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I've often made jokes that Elton John didn't physically touch the ground in Yakima as he was whisked from his private plane, in a limo, to the venue and back again. I'm sure he had to look at a cue card even to know what city he was playing in that night.

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But on occasion, the biggest artists can play some of the smaller venues, and the Spokane Arena does seat 12,000 having broken ground back in 1993. I think the biggest show I saw there was Bryan Adams back in the day.

I thought we'd walk down memory lane and take a look at 10 artists who usually play 75,000 or more venues that once graced the stage at the Spokane Arena:

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As you can see, a very impressive list of who's who. My son made the comment about U2 being irrelevant but I'm sure if U2 performed at the arena, they'd sell out tickets in minutes.

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What's your favorite concert that you have ever seen at the Spokane Arena, let me know in the comments below.

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