Music Venues Around the World
With music being as popular as it is, you certainly should not be surprised to hear that there are thousands of music venues around the world. We have visited some of the best known of those venues and, on this page you will find information about each one that we have been to. Every time we manage to visit a new one, we will add it to this page.
We visited the new Wembley Stadium on the 17th June 2007 to see the magnificent Muse perform. They had originally planned to do only one gig on the 16th June; however, the demand for tickets was so high and sold out so quickly (within a few hours) that they arranged to perform another gig the next day. Luckily we managed to get ourselves two tickets. Due to their popularity, Muse became the first-ever band to sell out the stadium. Overall, over the course of an epic 4 hours (2 hours each night), Muse performed in front of 180,000 fans. To this day, that gig is one of the best ones that we have attended.
Since Muse, Wembley has played host to a wide range of highly talented bands and artists. This has included The Killers, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, AC/DC, Take That and Eminem.
If you ever have the opportunity to go to a gig at Wembley, then do so; you will not regret it.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
We visited the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas back in April 2009. This entertainment resort sits on 16.7 acres and consists of a hotel, a huge casino, a beach and a swimming pool, retail shops, a spa and a music venue which is known as “The Joint”. This is what we were mainly interested in.
The Joint, which is a rock club, had been recently refurbished, and we had booked our stay with the intention of being there for its opening night on Friday 17th April and remainder of the weekend. The Killers performed the inaugural concert and, it is fair to say, they smashed it. Over the course of the weekend, we also saw very good performances from Avenge Sevenfold and sir Paul McCartney.
The renovated venue is nearly double the size of the old one with a capacity of 4,000. This might not seem like many when compared to the capacity of other stadiums/venues; however, in my opinion, you still get a fantastic experience and atmosphere. Well, we did anyway.
If you are ever in Las Vegas, this is a great venue to visit. They have new artists (both well-known and relatively unknown) visiting nearly every night, so you never know what you will experience; you might just come across a new band that you love.
Since the 1970s, the Bataclan has been one of Paris’s most well-known music venues. Up until the 13th November 2015, it had been known only for its great rock concerts. Unfortunately, it is now known as the place where 89 people tragically lost their lives because of a terrorist attack. The Bataclan has been closed since the attacks; however, it will be open again for business in November of this year. Pete Doherty will be the first act to play at the venue on the 16th November (one year and 3 days since the deadly attacks).
We visited the Bataclan on June 26th 2015 to see Franz Ferdinand and Sparks (aka FFS). It was a sellout crowd of 1,500 people. As you can see, it is not a very big music venue, but it is a venue which musicians love to perform at because of the electric atmosphere which is created due to many people being in a relatively small space.
Over the years, the likes of Oasis, Alice Cooper, Snoop Dogg, Manic Street Preachers, Jeff Buckley, Iron Maiden, Cyndi Lauper, The Police, The Verve and Nine Inch Nails have performed at this iconic music venue.