Paul McCartney One of Many Iconic Musicians to Visit Texas Tech

United Supermarkets Arena also hosted Elton John, George Strait, KISS and Aerosmith to name a few.

Coming this Thursday (October 2)

Sir Paul McCartney will take the United Supermarkets Arena (USA) stage Thursday as part of the U.S. leg of his “Out There” tour. His show on the Texas Tech University campus marks arguably the biggest musical act to visit Lubbock.

But no matter where you stand on that argument, there’s no denying that the USA has played host to a handful of big musical acts since its opening in 1999. From Elton John (twice) to George Strait (five times), KISS, Taylor Swift, Neil Diamond and Metallica, here’s a full list of artists and bands that have graced the USA stage.

Feb. 8, 2000: Elton John

March 29, 2000: KISS

June 12, 2000: Gaither Homecoming

Aug. 6, 2000: Dixie Chicks

Elton John

Elton John - 2000 and 2010

Oct. 12, 2000: Creed

Oct. 18, 2000: Pearl Jam

Feb. 19, 2001: Carman

April 8, 2001: Matchbox Twenty

Aug. 2, 2001: James Taylor

Sept. 28, 2001: Gaither Homecoming

Oct. 4, 2001: Rod Stewart

March 3, 2002: Don Henley

April 2, 2002: Chicago

May 1 2002: Alan Jackson

June 28 2002: Eagles

George Strait

George Strait - 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013

Oct. 1 2002: Creed

Oct. 4 2002: Gaither Homecoming

Oct. 17 2002: George Strait

Dec. 3 2002: Neil Diamond

Feb. 7 2003: Cher

April 12 2003: Kenny Chesney

Aug. 7 2003: Fleetwood Mac

Aug. 21 2003: Toby Keith

March 12 2004: Aerosmith

April 17 2004: Gaither Homecoming

June 26 2004: Shania Twain

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013

July 17 2004: Jessica Simpson

Aug. 20 2004: Hilary Duff

Sept. 17 2004: Metallica

Sept. 29 2004: Van Halen

Jan. 27 2005: George Strait

Feb. 12 2005: Steven Curtis Chapman

Sept. 16 2005: Gaither Homecoming

Oct. 2 2005: Motley Crue

March 6 2006: Nickelback

March 30 2006: Kenny Chesney

Nov. 24 2006: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac - 2003

Aug. 4 2007: ZZ Top

Nov. 14 2007: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Dec 1 2007: Gaither Homecoming

March 7 2008: George Strait

May 7 2008: Carrie Underwood

Dec. 30 2008: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Jan. 25 2009: Brad Paisley

May 14 2009: Alan Jackson

Oct. 18 2009: Creed

Oct. 23 2009: Gary Allan

Nov. 4 2009: Kelly Clarkson

Metallica

Metallica - 2004

Dec. 10 2009: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

April 9 2010: Elton John & Band

May 1 2010: Gaither Homecoming

Oct. 29 2010: Eagles

Jan. 30 2011: Jason Aldean

March 26 2011: George Strait & Reba McEntire

May 15 2011: ZZ Top/Lynyrd Skynyrd

May 26 2011: Sugarland

Oct. 14 2011: Taylor Swift

Nov. 14 2011: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Feb. 16 2012: Brad Paisley

Cher

Cher - 2003 and returning November 9, 2014

May 4 2012: Casting Crowns

June 29 2012: Alan Jackson

Jan. 18 2013: George Strait

March 17 2013: Bon Jovi

May 4 2013: Jason Aldean

Sept. 26 2013: Miranda Lambert

Oct. 4 2013: Rascal Flatts

Dec. 3 2013: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Jan. 30 2014: Luke Bryan

Oct. 2, 2014: Paul McCartney

Nov. 9, 2014: Cher



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