This Friday, Sun Life Stadium will play host to this summer’s biggest concert as the Legends of the Summer tour, featuring Justin Timberlake and Jay Z, makes its way to South Florida. In anticipation of this show, we take a look back at the other acts that have visited Sun Life Stadium.
The first concert to be held at the stadium featured the trio of Rod Stewart, Hall and Oats, and Chicago in an event titled “Happy Birthday America ’88,” on July 3, 1988. The concert also featured John Day with the Full Circle Band, and was the second stop of the two city tour following opening night at Tampa Stadium.
Over a two day period, nearly 100,000 fans attended The Paul McCartney World Tour, held on April 14 & 15, 1990. The tour featured 103 concerts across the world, and was the first time in thirteen years that McCartney performed in the United States.
As a part of The Police Reunion Tour, Sting and The Police performed at the stadium in front of a crowd of over 46,000. The 152 show, worldwide tour marked the 30th anniversary of the start of the band, and is ranked as the seventh highest grossing tour of all time.
The 85 city worldwide tour entitled the “Sticky & Sweet Tour” came to the stadium on November 26, 2008. Close to 48,000 people attended the show, which featured songs from her album Hard Candy. The tour was the fourth highest grossing tour of all time, and the highest on recorded for a solo artist.
Paul McCartney performed at Sun Life Stadium for second time on April 3, 2010 as a part of the Up and Coming Tour. The 42 city tour, which went across North America, Europe and South America, was attended by more than 35,000 fans.
Performed on one of the largest concert stages ever built, the U2 360 Tour came to Sun Life Stadium on June, 29 2011, bringing out a crowd of more than 73,000. In the end, the U2 360 Tour broke the record for the highest grossing concert tour of all time.
On November 23, 2011 the Black Eyed Peas performed on their last show ever on the night before Thanksgiving. The group’s final performance featured special guests, including Cee Lo Green, Jason DeRulo, T-Pain, Sean Kingston, Flo Rida and DJ Smiley. The evening’s show was hosted by Queen Latifah.
A limited number of tickets remain for this Friday’s Legends of the Summer Concert featuring Justin Timberlake and Jay Z. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to see this summer’s biggest concert! Find your tickets here today.