Madison Square Garden

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Billing itself as “The World’s Most Famous Arena” this has been home to many great rock concerts. This incarnation of The Garden opened on February 11, 1968, there were three previous venues using the same or a similar name. One of the more famous concerts/films held here was Led Zeppelin‘s 1976 “The Song Remains The Same” which was filmed during the band’s three-night concert series here in 1973.

On August 7th, 2008, The Police played their last ever concert as a band here.

Elton John has performed here over 60 times, Madonna has over 30 performances and U2 took to the famous stage at least 25 times. Elvis Presley gave four sold out performances in 1972.

The song “Garden Party” by Ricky Nelson tells the story of Nelson being booed off the stage at a concert at Madison Square Garden on October 15, 1971.

Madison Square Garden
4 Penn Plaza
New York NY 10001
212 307-7171