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From (Bryan) Adams to ZZ Top, view a collection of top musical talents who have performed in the Northwest throughout the years.


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Bryan Adams brought his Waking up the World tour, June 8, 1992, to the Spokane Coliseum.


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Country superstar Garth Brooks sold out nine shows back to back in the Spokane Coliseum, June 25, 1992.


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Country superstar Garth Brooks visited the Spokane Coliseum on June 25, 1992.


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A young fan gets a thumbs up from Garth Brooks after giving the country superstar a bunch of flowers during the show, June 25, 1992 in the Spokane Coliseum.


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Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes flings his hair as he invites the crowd to come closer to the stage and nearly crushing those in front at the April 26, 1993 concert in the Spokane Opera House.


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Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards knocks out “Satisfaction,” November 29, 1997 in the Seattle Kingdome.


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Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger belts out “Satisfaction” to the Kingdome crowd, November 29, 1997, in Seattle.


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Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones brought their Steel Wheels Tour to BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, November 2, 1989.


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Keith Richards basks in the limelight, November 29, 1997 in the Seattle Kingdome.


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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards satisfy the Kingdome crowd during the Rolling Stones visit on December 15, 1994.


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Bruce Springsteen was white hot on the night of October 13, 1992 in the Tacoma Dome.


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Bruce Springsteen performs “Lucky Town” for the Tacoma Dome crowd, October 13, 1992.


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Bruce Springsteen closes the song “Luckytown” with a leap in the Tacoma Dome, October 13, 1992. It was his first tour without the E Street Band.


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Linda and Paul McCartney clown around during a press conference photo shoot before their concert in the Seattle Kingdome on March 29, 1990.


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Paul McCartney sings “Jet” at his sold out March 29, 1990 concert in the Seattle Kingdome.


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Not what it looks like. Paul McCartney, with a pick between his thumb and forefinger, signals the band to end the song, March 29, 1990 in the Seattle Kingdome.


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Paul McCartney plays “Flowers in the Dirt” for a sold out Kingdome crowd, March 29, 1990 in Seatle, Wash.


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Glenn Frey and Don Henley of the Eagles belt out “New Kid in Town” for the crowd at the Spokane Arena, June 17, 2002


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Long before the success of his Grammy-winning “Supernatural,” Carlos Santana makes his axe talk in a March 15, 1992 solo set in the Spokane Opera House.


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Neil Young played an acoustic set at the Spokane Opera House on January 25, 1992


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Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac, beats the skins during a July 3, 2004 show in the Spokane Arena.


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Founding member of the Doobie Brothers, Tom Johnston, performs classic Doobie songs, September 4, 1994 at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds in Colville, Washington.


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Kurt Cobain and Nirvana brought Grunge to the Spokane Coliseum on January 6, 1994. Three months and two days later, Cobain was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Seattle home.


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Kurt Cobain (bottom left) and Nirvana perform music from their In Utero album, January 6, 1994 in the Spokane Coliseum. Cobain died April 8, 1994 of a self-inflected shotgun wound to the head in his Seattle home.


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Rocker Rod Stewart delivers “Forever Young” to the crowd at the Spokane Arena on August 14, 2004.


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Rod Stewart (lower left) implores the Spokane Area crowd to clap along with him as he sings “Young Turks” August 14, 2004.


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Rod Stewart shakes loose as he sings “Forever Young,” his first song, August 14, 2004, in the Spokane Arena.


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Rod Stewart and his backup singers grind their way across the Spokane Arena stage, August 14, 2004, during a rendition of “Young Turks”.


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Melissa Etheridge pours out the energy at the Spokane Opera House on May 6, 1995.


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That little ol’ band from Texas, ZZ Top, and The Reverend Billy Gibbons rocked the Spokane Coliseum on September 8, 1994, shortly before the building was demolished to make way for the new arena.

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