AMPLIFY 2014: The History of the Hollywood Palladium

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Photo courtesy of Live Nation

Photo courtesy of Live Nation

We’re pretty stoked that we’ve been able to host our AMPLIFY shows at such an iconic venue in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Palladium is part of this city’s musical history, and while it’s obvious why the venue is so great, we thought it would be cool to find out some history about the place.

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We asked our friends over at the venue to send us some info, and they absolutely delivered. Here are some facts you may not know yet:

  • The first performer to grace the stage was a then, 24 year old Frank Sinatra. He played with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra during Opening Night in October of 1940. Can you imagine what that must have been like? Too cool.
  • The ribbon used during the ribbon cutting ceremony was covered in orchids.
  • The venue has hosted other things outside of shows, including an event to honor Martin Luther King Jr. after his Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, fundraisers attended by former President John F. Kennedy, and more.
  • Jay-Z played the re-opening of the venue after it was acquired by Live Nation. He was backed by a 12 piece orchestra.
  • In the late 60’s the venue hosted major rock bands like the Rolling Stones, The Who, The Grateful Dead and more.
Photo Courtesy of Live Nation

Photo Courtesy of Live Nation

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In recent years, the venue has hosted  AMP Radio artists like David Guetta, Justin Timberlake, Phantogram, Ellie Goulding, Ke$ha, Adele and more!

We can’t wait for March 22nd, when we finally get to get our groove on at the SOLD OUT AMPLIFY 2014 with Tiesto, Afrojack & a DJ set by ‘Turn Down For What?’ Lil Jon.

Ticket giveaways coming soon. Stay tuned.

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