First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

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Coordinates: 41°32′38.52″N 87°46′33.55″W / 41.5440333°N 87.7759861°W / 41.5440333; -87.7759861

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Former names World Music Theatre (1990-95)
New World Music Theatre (1995-2001)
Tweeter Center (2001-06)
Address 19100 Ridgeland Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Location Chicago metropolitan area
Owner Live Nation
Type amphitheatre
Capacity 28,000
Opened 1990 (1990)
Website
www.livenation.com

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (originally World Music Theatre and formerly New World Music Theatre and Tweeter Center) is an outdoor music venue, in Chicago's southwest suburb of Tinley Park, Illinois, that opened in 1990. It is one of the largest music venues in the Chicago area, with capacities of up to 28,000 spectators.[1]

It is a venue pulling fans from the city of Chicago, as well as surrounding suburbs and neighboring states. It is one of only a few large outdoor amphitheatres in the Chicago area.

Nederlander Concerts and Jam Productions co-managed the venue from 1994 to 1999.

First Midwest Bancorp acquired the naming rights, for seven years, beginning in 2006. The venue is owned by Live Nation.

The venue has hosted many concerts and music festivals, including All That! Music and More Festival, Anger Management Tour, Area Festival, B96 Pepsi SummerBash, Country Throwdown Tour, Crüe Fest, Crüe Fest 2, Curiosa Festival, Family Values Tour, Farm Aid, Furthur Festival, Gigantour, H.O.R.D.E. Festival, Honda Civic Tour, Lilith Fair, Lollapalooza, Loopfest, Mayhem Festival, Ozzfest, Projekt Revolution, Rock the Bells Festival, Sounds of the Underground Festival, Sprite Liquid Mix Tour, Uproar Festival, Vans Warped Tour and WKQX Q101.1's Jamboree and PIQNIQ.

Cher was the very first entertainer to perform at the venue - it was barely completed then - during her Heart of Stone Tour on June 2, 1990.

Depeche Mode performed over two nights during their World Violation Tour on July 2 and July 3, 1990, and live footage shot by longtime collaborator Anton Corbijn was used for the official music video to their song "World in My Eyes".

Phish performed during their Rift Tour on August 14, 1993, the show was recorded and later released, as Live Phish Volume 7, on April 16, 2002.

Rush performed during their Test for Echo Tour on June 14, 1997. Much of this show was featured on their live album, entitled Different Stages, released on November 10, 1998.

Disturbed performed during Q101.1's 2001 Jamboree, they used live footage of their song "Down with the Sickness" for its official music video.

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  1. ^ "First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre". In Concert With You. First Midwest Bank. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 

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