List of music concerts at the National Stadium, Cardiff Arms Park

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The National Stadium, Cardiff Arms Park

Music concerts were held at the National Stadium, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales, between 1987 and 1996 and included U2, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones. The last concert at the stadium was performed by Tina Turner on 14 July 1996. In 1997 the National Stadium was demolished to make way for the Millennium Stadium.

Year Day/month Headline artist Tour Supporting artists
Concerts
1987 21 June David Bowie[1][2] Glass Spider Tour Big Country and The Screaming Blue Messiahs
25 July U2[3] Joshua Tree Tour The Pretenders, The Alarm, The Silencers
1988 26 July Michael Jackson[4] Bad World Tour
1989 5 August Simple Minds[5][6] Street Fighting Years Tour The Silencers, The Pixies, Texas
1990 16 July The Rolling Stones[7] Urban Jungle Tour Dan Reed Network
1992 23 May World Choir[8] 10,000 Voices at Cardiff Arms Park Tom Jones, Dennis O'Neill, Gwyneth Jones
and Owain Arwel Hughes (conducting)
11 June Dire Straits[9] European Tour
19 July Bryan Adams Waking Up the World Tour Squeeze
5 August Michael Jackson[10] Dangerous World Tour
1993 29 May World Choir II[8] World Choir II at Cardiff Arms Park Shirley Bassey
18 August U2[11] Zoo TV Tour Stereo MCs and Utah Saints
1995 21 June Bon Jovi[12] These Days Tour Van Halen (The Balance Tour), Thunder, Crown Of Thorns[13]
23 July R.E.M.[14] Monster Tour The Cranberries, Del Amitri and Belly
1996 14 July Tina Turner[15] Wildest Dreams Tour Toto
Cancelled concerts
1991 27 June Status Quo[16] and Rod Stewart[17] Rockin' All Over The Years Tour Joe Cocker

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1987 The Glass Spider World Tour (June)". Paul Kinder. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Gig history". www.screamingbluemessiahs.com. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Joshua Tree Tour Leg 2 - Europe". U2achtung.com. Archived from the original on July 23, 2007. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Michael Jackson Bad World Tour Dates". Michael Jackson Trader. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Simple Minds @ Cardiff Arms Park". flickr.com. Retrieved 4 September 2008. 
  6. ^ "Discography - Street Fighting Years". simpleminds.com. Archived from the original on October 24, 2007. Retrieved 17 October 2008. 
  7. ^ "The Rolling Stones Chronicle, 1990, Head back to the jungle". Time Is On Our Side (Ian McPherson). Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "10,000 Voices II". www.songsofshirleybassey.co.uk. Retrieved 27 February 2008. 
  9. ^ "MK diary, 1992". MK diary. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  10. ^ "Michael Jacksons Dangerous Tour Dates". Michael Jackson Trader. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  11. ^ "Zoo TV Tour - U2, 18 August 1993: Arms Park - Cardiff, Wales". Matthias Mühlbradt & Martin Stieglmayer. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  12. ^ "These days tour". Alexandr Smolin. Retrieved 18 September 2008. 
  13. ^ "Behind Closed Doors Tour". www.thunderonline.com. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  14. ^ "23 July 1995 Cardiff, Wa". remchronicle.com. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  15. ^ "Wildest Dreams World Tour 1996/97". marco-skulschus.de. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  16. ^ "Tour Information 1991". Wolfgang Guhl. Retrieved 4 September 2008. 
  17. ^ South Wales Echo, Monday 10 June 1991, Page 1