VIDEO TIMELINE: See some of the biggest acts that have played Aloha Stadium
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Aloha Stadium’s history with musical acts dates back to the 1970s, with such household names as Chicago, Santana, The Beach Boys and the Eagles performing during the stadium’s first decade.
Through the years, other huge names have taken the stadium’s field, from Stevie Wonder to Frank Sinatra and even the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson.
Here’s a video timeline of some of the biggest concerts that have passed through Hawaii’s largest venue:
The British rock band made Honolulu their last stop in North America as part of their Synchronicity Tour.
The Eagles landed in Honolulu for shows at Aloha Stadium to promote their Hell Freezes Over album.
The “King of Pop” held the fourth leg of his HIStory World Tour in Honolulu. This was one of the only U.S. shows Jackson held during the 90s. Jackson was the first person ever to sell out Aloha Stadium, bringing in 35,000 fans, and the concert would end up being the final performance on American soil before his death.
The Cuban-American singer ended off her almost year-long Evolution World Tour in Honolulu. Estefan holds three Grammy Awards and is a well-renowned within Latin pop music.
The award-winning Whitney Houston held the last show of her Pacific Rim Tour in Honolulu. Bobby Brown opened the show with Houston singing in disguise as a background vocal. After the big reveal, fans went wild. Despite having a cold, she sang for almost 30,000 fans in attendance.
The English rock band traveled to Honolulu in the middle of their Bridges to Babylon Tour. 54,000 people were in attendance for the two-day show. The band rocked in over $3.3 million.
Mariah Carey ended her Butterfly World Tour in Honolulu, the tour’s first and only stop in North America. The R&B superstar attracted 30,000 people and the concert amassed over $1.7 million.
As part of The Velvet Rope Tour, Janet Jackson made an appearance Hawaii and brought in more fans than anticipated. The maximum capacity for this show expanded from 35,000 to 38,000 due to high ticket demand. The concert earned over $2.6 million.
The Canadian singer flew over to Honolulu on her Let’s Talk About Love World Tour. Over 22,000 fans were in attendance at Aloha Stadium and the concert earned over $1.3 million. Dion is most known for her signature song “My Heart Will Go On,” featured in blockbuster film “Titanic.”
This was U2’s first concert in Hawaii since 1985. The show at Aloha Stadium ended off their year-long Vertigo tour. Pearl Jam and Billie Joe Armstrong made special appearances for the Honolulu show. The Irish rock band brought in over 45,000 fans and the concert earned over $4.4 million.
Bruno Mars took Hawaii by storm when he announced his 24K Magic World Tour would cap off at Aloha Stadium. After selling out his first two shows, a third concert was added due to popular demand. Over 100,000 fans attended which set an all time record attendance for the stadium. The three-day concert brought in over $12 million.
Award-winning rapper Cardi B ended the year as the fourth major act to appear at Aloha Stadium in 2018. She brought along legendary rapper Snoop Dogg and punk band Sublime with Rome.
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