- Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Luna Park is an 8,000 seat
arenalocated on the corner of Corrientes and Leandro N. Alem Avenues, in the barrio of San Nicolás, east Buenos Airescity, and near Puerto Madero. It is known for hosting sporting events (mainly boxing) and music concerts.
1931and completed in 1934in the heart of the city, Luna Park has hosted countless internationally famous personalities, including Pope John Paul II, Julio Iglesias, Frank Sinatra, Luciano Pavarotti, Oasis, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, several ballets, tennisand volleyballmatches, circuses, the Harlem Globetrotters, Holiday on Ice, and many more. The arena hosted the final phase of the 1990 Basketball World Championship. [ [http://www.elmundo.es/1998/08/10/deportes/10N0006.html El Campeonato Mundial vuelve a Yugoslavia] ]
During their South American tour in 2008 English
Hard rockband Deep Purplehad 2 totally sold out gigs in Luna Park, in 1 week. (on February 26 and on March 2)
It is also famous for being the site of where
Eva Duarteand Juan Peronmet for the first time. Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Roxette, Paul Anka, Liza Minelli, Ray Charles, Ray Coniff, B.B. King, Ricky Martin, Calle 13, Eros Ramazzotti, Jeff Beck, Björk, Oasis, Inxs, Simple Red, Deep Purple, Earth, Wind & Fire, Alanis Morissette, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pet Shop Boys, David Byrne, Chrissie Hynde, James Brown, Jamiroquai, Placebo, Diana Krall, Bryan Adams, Franz Ferdinand, Lily Allen, Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Andrea Boccelli, Norah Jones, Jethro Tull, Artic Monkeys, Incubus, Motörhead, Il Divo, Deftones, Jamie Cullum, Yellowcard, Lalo Schifrin, Megadeth, Alpha Blondy, Foreigner, Nine Inch Nails, The White Stripes, Faithless, Dream Theater, Joss Stone, Seal, G3, Mark Knopfler, Robin Gibbhave played here, among others.
* [http://www.lunapark.com.ar Official site] [in Spanish]
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