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Gibson Amphitheatre to shut its doors in fall

The Gibson Amphitheatre is shown in this undated file image from the venue's website. (www.gibson-amphitheatre.net)
April 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Gibson Amphitheatre will close its doors in the fall, venue officials announced on Wednesday.

The iconic Los Angeles venue will cease operations in September, due to the end of the building's lease agreement, according to the announcement.

The Gibson will host a final farewell concert featuring artists who have played on its stage. The show will be assembled by Live Nation's Southern California office. The lineup has not yet been announced.

Those with tickets to shows scheduled beyond September are advised to hang on to those tickets. Officials say Live Nation is working to move those events into other venues and will notify ticketholders when new information is available. If a show cannot be moved, fans will receive a full refund.

The Gibson Amphitheatre opened as Universal Amphitheatre in 1972, originally as an outdoor venue on the Universal Studios lot. Those who have graced its stage include Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and Miles Davis.

Other A-list names to perform at the Gibson include Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Shakira, James Taylor, Elton John, Mary J. Blige and more.

Aside from music, the nearly 6,200-seat venue has also hosted Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.


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