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The Garden opened on November 17, 1928 and was originally known as “Boston Madison Square Garden”, the name was later shortened to Boston Garden. The venue was demolished in 1997, a few years after the completion of the FleetCenter, which is now known as TD Garden.
Many historic concerts were held here including The Beatles during their first US tour on September 12th, 1964. James Brown played here the night after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Brown’s commentary and mere presence were credited with helping to keep the peace in Boston while other cities such as Los Angeles and Detroit were erupting in riots.
In 1976, KISS was banned from performing at the Garden because they would not comply with the venue’s no pyrotechnic policy after fire marshals had watched their flamethrowers hit the ceiling at the Orpheum.
The Rolling Stones played here in 1965, 1969, 1972 and 1975. In 1973. The Who played here on their Quadrophenia tour. Other noted acts that played here over the years included Yes, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bob Dylan, Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin, KISS, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Bad Company, The Grateful Dead (24 times!), Bob Seger, The J. Geils Band, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, CSNY, Phish, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull.
150 Causeway St.
Boston MA 02114