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Concert Venues in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is one of the top stops for bands touring in South America. The city has many terrific concert halls to accommodate the wide range of musicians, local and international, of every kind of music imaginable. Find out which venue is which, where they are located, and what bands have played there in the past.

Teatro Gran Rex

Teatro Gran Rex
Photo courtesy of Teatro Gran Rex.
When the Teatro Gran Rex opened in 1937, it was the largest cinema in South America. It was designed by the same architect, Alberto Prebisch, who designed the famous Buenos Aires Obelisk. The theater's interior was inspired by that of the Radio City Music Hall, in New York, and holds 3,300 seats.

Past Concerts: Regina Spektor, Jason Mraz, Cat Power, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Muse, Interpol, Björk, Coldplay
Address: 857 Corrientes Avenue, Buenos Aires, Argentina

River Plate Stadium (El Monumental)

El Monumental (River Plate Stadium)photo taken from an Aerolíneas Argentinas plane in 2005.
Photo courtesy of José Porras.
Officially called the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti - Monument Stadium of Antonio Vespucio Liberti - most people refer to this as River Plate Stadium or El Monumontal. The home to River Plate Athletic Club and soccer team, the "El Monumental" is considered the national stadium of Argentina and is the host stadium for both the River Plate and Argentine National Football Team games.

Given River Plate Stadium is the largest in Argentina, with room for 57,921 people, it isn't a surprise that it's the preferred venue when mega-stars tour through Argentina. Sting, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, and other acts have all thrilled fans at the River Plate Stadium.

Past & Upcoming Concerts: Roger Waters, Justin Bieber, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ricky Martin, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tracy Chapman, Guns N' Roses, Miley Cyrus, Madonna
Address: Av. Pte. Figueroa Alcorta 7597 CP 1428, Belgrano, Buenos Aires
Website: http://www.cariverplate.com/

La Plata Stadium (Estadio Único)

La Plata Stadium (Estadio Único)
Photo courtesy of Estadio Único.
This stadium is referred to as both La Plata Stadium and Estadio Único. It can hold up to 53,000 spectators and is regarded as one of the most modern in Latin America. Keep in mind that the city of La Plata is about an hour's bus ride from Buenos Aires.

Past & Upcoming Concerts: U2, Pearl Jam, Sharkira, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses,
Address: Avenida 32 y 35 - 1900, La Plata, Argentina
Website: http://www.estadiolp.gba.gov.ar/v3/

Luna Park

Luna Park Stadium
Photo courtesy of Alexis González Molina.
Luna Park, an 8,000-seat arena, is built on the site of the former amusement park of the same name in the barrio Puerto Madero. It has several unique reliefs on its front facade of boxers and wrestlers, as well as its signature neon sign. It is known for hosting sporting events (mainly boxing), music concerts, and important speakers. The Dalai Lama spoke at Luna Park in September.

Past & Upcoming Concerts: Nelly Furtado, Nora Jones, Megadeath, Smashing Pumpkins, ZZ Top, The Cranberries,
Address: Av. Madero 420, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
Website: http://www.lunapark.com.ar/

Niceto Club

Niceto Club, Palermo, Buenos Aires
Photo courtesy of Niceto Club.
Niceto Club offers an eclectic mix of local and international bands playing rock, reggae, techno, folkloric, soul, funk, and more. Opened in 1998, Niceto Club has gained a reputation as the place to go on Thursday nights. The Niceto converts to 'Club 69' which proves to be a crazy-club experience complete with transvestites, clowns, and sword swallowers.

Past Concerts: Blind Melon, The Wailers, Kevin Johansen
Address: Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo
Website: http://www.nicetoclub.com/

Velez Sarsfield Stadium (Estadio José Amalfitani)

Velez Sarsfield Stadium
The Velez Sarsfield Stadium, also known as Estadio José Amalfitan, is nicknamed El Fortín (in English: "The Small Fort") or El Fortín de Liniers ("The Small Fort of Liniers"). It is located in the Liniers neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The venue can hold over 49,000 spectators and is mainly used for football matches and is the home of the Argentine Primera División club Vélez Sársfield.

Past & Upcoming Concerts: Linkin Park, Guns N' Roses, Rod Stewart, Shakira, Sheryl Crow
Address: Avenida Juan B. Justo 9200, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: http://www.velezsarsfield.com.ar/

Estadio Cubierto Malvinas Argentinas

Microestadio Malvinas Argentinas
Photo courtesy of Microestadio Malvinas Argentinas.
This stadium holds different kinds of performances including music concerts, festivals, and recitals as well as sports events, religious ceremonies, and corporate events.

Past Concerts: Manu Chao, Alice Cooper, Mötley Crüe, Primus, Korn
Address: Gutenberg 350, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: http://microestadiomalvinas.com/

Konex Theater

Photo © Beatrice Murch
The Konex Cultural Center is located in the Abasto neighborhood near its famous mall. The center has areas enclosed as well as in the open air. The versatile space inspires open hearts and clouded minds with bizarre murals and metal sculptures looking down to the crowd spaces.

Although the space may be a bit too small for the big-name acts other venues attract, high quality local bands play regularly at the complex. Theater groups including Teatro Ciego (Blind Theater) put on shows and cultural events like the Pecha Kucha, a celebration of design with events world wide, are on the agenda as well.

Past Concerts: Bomba del Tiempo
Address: Sarmiento 3131, Abasto, Buenos Aires
Website: http://www.ciudadculturalkonex.org/web/

Teatro Colon

Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Photo courtesy of Robert Cutts.
Teatro Colon is more than a concert venue, it is a source of great pride in Argentina and South America. It is second largest performing arts theater in the southern hemisphere, second only to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and has been lauded as having some of the best acoustics for music in the world. The theater typically holds classical concerts, by the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, operas, and ballet performances.

Past Concerts: Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra
Address: Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: http://www.teatrocolon.org.ar/en/
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