Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Tinley Park, Illinois)
|Former names||World Music Theatre (1990-95)
New World Music Theatre (1995-2001)
Tweeter Center (2001-06)
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (2006-15)
|Address||19100 Ridgeland Ave.|
|Location||Tinley Park, Illinois|
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (originally World Music Theatre and formerly New World Music Theatre, Tweeter Center and First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre) is an outdoor music venue located in Tinley Park, Illinois that opened in 1990. It is one of the largest music venues in the Chicago area, with a capacity of up to 28,000 spectators; 11,000 reserved seats, 17,000 lawn seats.
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.
Concerts and music festivals
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, The Grateful Dead, H.O.R.D.E. Festival, Honda Civic Tour, Lilith Fair, Lollapalooza, Loopfest, Mayhem Festival, Ozzfest, PIQNIQ, 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 101WKQX's Piqniq.
Depeche Mode performed 2 consecutive shows during their World Violation Tour on July 2–3, 1990, with Nitzer Ebb as their opening act. Live footage shot by longtime collaborator Anton Corbijn was used for the official music video to their song "World in My Eyes".
Fall Out Boy and Paramore performed during their co-headlining Monumentour on July 11, 2014, with The New Politics as their opening act. Paramore used live footage from this show in the music video for their new song "Last Hope". Fall Out Boy returned on July 11, 2015, this time on tour with rapper Wiz Khalifa.
Bruno Mars was the headliner on June 20, 2014.
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