Live Nation has been tapped to book and program the newly renovated Armory music venue in Minneapolis.

The iconic Armory reopened in December 2017 after extensive renovations which introduced cutting edge staging technologies, leading VIP amenities and a scalable floor plan able to accommodate a variety of live entertainment events, from concerts to sporting events, trade shows, corporate events and any other private functions.


Once the home of the Minneapolis Lakers, The Armory was also the backdrop for music videos including Prince’s “1999” and Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.”

“The Twin Cities has been lacking a great mid-size hall and the Armory fills that gap perfectly,” said Jason Wright, President of Live Nation Midwest in a release.  “With sight lines and amenities that are unmatched in the Midwest, music fans will marvel when they see a show in this space.”

While the venue will be open to all promoters, the strategic partnership will bring Live Nation’s vast array of touring artists to the Twin Cities for even more incredible shows.

“We look forward to delivering a constant stream of top talent to the city of Minneapolis and working with artists in leveraging our state of the art renovations to push the limits of their performances while providing an exceptional experience for fans.” said Ned Abdul, CEO of Armory Hospitality and owner of the Armory in a release.

Upcoming Live Nation events at the Armory include:

Thursday, 5/24            Slayer – SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 5/30        The Head And The Heart with Grouplove

Friday, 6/8                   Dropkick Murphys & Flogging Molly – SOLD OUT

Sunday, 6/24               Dua Lipa: The Self-Titled Tour

Tuesday, 7/3               Greta Van Fleet – SOLD OUT

Thursday, 7/5              Paramore: The After Laughter Summer Tour with Foster The People

Wednesday, 7/25        Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back Sunday with The Story So Far

Thursday, 7/26            3 Doors Down & Collective Soul: The Rock & Roll Express Tour

Thursday, 9/6              Rise Against with AFI and Anti Flag

Friday, 9/7                   NEEDTOBREATHE: Forever On Your Side Tour with JOHNNYSWIM

Sunday, 9/9                 5 Seconds of Summer: Meet You There Tour

Friday, 9/14                 Dispatch Summer Tour 2018 with Nahko And Medicine For The People

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