February 28, 2013 via Pepsi
Music Venue Bucket List: 10 Music Venues to Visit Before You Die
From Tokyo to Dubai to Brooklyn, these are the places that will leave you just as in awe of the venue as the act on stage. Your quest? Visit every single one in your lifetime.
1. Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
As if Amsterdam needed another reason to be one of the most popular tourist cities in the world, the opening of the Ziggo Dome put in on the map for music lovers. A visit here in 2013 could include catching superstars like Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, or Alicia Keys perform in front of 15,000 screaming fans. Get your dancing shoes ready!
2. Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
The Telenor Arena right outside Oslo is the ultimate destination for world-class music events in Scandinavia. With luxury boxes and club seating it only makes sense that Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne Tour hit the stage there last year. That set the tone for artists like Justin Bieber and Rihanna to follow in 2013.
3. Luna Park, Sydney, Australia
Sydney’s Luna Park is technically an amusement park that doubles as a concert venue. Walk under the giant clown face that towers at the entrance to the Big Top where events like the Australian MTV Awards, the Australia’s Next Top Model finale and Calvin Harris concerts bring down the house.
4. Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
Take a page out of the past and visit the reconstructed Columbia Halle in Berlin. What started out as a theatre in the 1950’s was reopened in the 90’s as a music venue. Catch The Knife and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs there later this year!
5. Arena Moscow, Moscow, Russia
“Enthusiasm Without Conventions” is the tagline for this multi-stage area (arena?) that draws acts like Wu Tang Clan, David Guetta, and Skrillex. The lineup alone is enough to make us add this to our list.
6. The Big Egg AKA Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
The round ceiling at “The Big Egg” is held up solely by pressurized air! Some of the world’s biggest musical acts including Madonna, Britney Spears and both Janet and Michael Jackson, plus Asian superstars like TVXQ, Big Bang and Korean girl group Kara, are all on the roster for 2013. Tokyo Dome tickets are notorious for selling out quick, so get them while you can!
7. Chi Night Club, Oud Metha, Dubai
Where other than Dubai would you find a mega night club complete with an all-white hip hop room, a velvet draped VIP suite and and a Balinese outdoor garden? Spend a night out at Chi Night Club dancing to the sounds of one of their world-famous resident house and techno DJs, or see stars like Ciara and Jeremih perform live.
8. Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
The brand new, state of the art home of the Brooklyn Nets has also brought some of the biggest stars together on one stage, including a special New Years Eve performance by Coldplay and Jay-Z. Something tells us Beyoncé’s concert there will be extra special.
9. Ushuaia, Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza is the most infamous city in the world when it comes to non-stop parties. At Ushuaia Beach Resort, the best parties happen during summer daylight hours when EDM superstars like Swedish House Mafia and Avicii take month-long residencies on the DJ tables.
10. The Gorge Amphitheatre, Quincy, WA, USA
The view from the audience at The Gorge Amphitheatre is unlike anything else in the world. Overlooking the Columbia River, The Gorge is the site of the Sasquatch Music Festival held annually in May. The XX, Azealia Banks, and Grimes are just a few acts on the 2013 lineup that you can see live from a spot on its grassy fields.