Luna Park, Buenos Aires

Luna Park, Buenos Aires

Luna Park is an 8,000 seat arena located on the corner of Corrientes and Leandro N. Alem Avenues, in the barrio of San Nicolás, east Buenos Aires city, and near Puerto Madero. It is known for hosting sporting events (mainly boxing) and music concerts.

Begun in 1931 and completed in 1934 in 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, tennis and volleyball matches, circuses, the Harlem Globetrotters, Holiday on Ice, and many more. The arena hosted the final phase of the 1990 Basketball World Championship. [ [ El Campeonato Mundial vuelve a Yugoslavia] ]

During their South American tour in 2008 English Hard rock band Deep Purple had 2 totally sold out gigs in Luna Park, in 1 week. (on February 26 and on March 2)

The Luna Park ground was owned by the late Argentine businessman "Tito" Lectoure.

It is also famous for being the site of where Eva Duarte and Juan Peron met 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 Gibb have played here, among others.


External links

* [ Official site] [in Spanish]

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