Top 11 Staples Center Artists Appearances
The Los Angeles Staples Center is the premier concert venue in Los Angeles with a capacity of up to 19,000 concert fans being able to attend their favorite show or artist playing the venue. Since the Staples Center opening in October 1999 the Staples Center hosts over 250 concert, sports, and theatrical events a year bringing over 4 million fans to the venue each year. The Staples Center is also the only place in the United States that currently is home to two NBA teams. The Staples Center had also hosted over 850 concerts since the first show in 1999 when Bruce Springsteen made a stop there on his “Reunion Tour” on October 17th, 1999.
Since opening its doors to Los Angeles concert goers in 1999 here is a list of the Top 20 Staples Center Artists Appearances to date.
Number 1 of the top 10 Staples Center Artists Appearances is Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has performed at the Staples Center 25 times. Starting on August 21st 2007 and performing “Teardrops on My Guitar” she has also played the 2009 Grammy Awards. Taylor Swift also played the Staples Center during her “Speak Now World Tour, “Fearless Tour”, “The Red Tour”, KIIS FM Jingle Ball concert as well as five nights at the Staples Center during her “The 1989 World Tour”.
Number 2 of the top 10 Staples Center Artists Appearances is U2
U2 has performed at the Staples Center 13 times. U2 first played the Staples Center during the 43rd annual Grammy Awards on February 21st 2001. In 2001 there was four stops at the Staples Center during their Elevation concert tour. U2 also played the Staples Center during their Vertigo tour in 2005. On February 8th U2 played the Grammy awards during their No Line On The Horizon Promo Tour.
Number 3 of the top 10 Staples Center Artists Appearances is Mana
Mana has performed at the Staples Center 13 times with their first time being in 2007 with four concerts September 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Mana also made appearances at the Los Angeles Staples center four times in 2011, three times in 2012 and twice in 2015 during their Cama Incendiada Tour.
Number 4 of the top 10 Staples Center Artists Appearances is Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga first played at the Staples Center on October 8th, 2008 during the New Kids on the Block Live tour. Her Staples Center setlist included Haus, Beautiful Dirty, Pop Ate My Heart and Paparazzi. Lady Gaga returned to the Staples Center three times in 2010 as well as three times in 2011. In 2013 Lady Gaga had two concerts at the Staples Center. Lady Gaga stopped at the Staples Center for two concerts in 2014 during her “ArtRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour.
Number 5 of the top 10 Staples Center Artists Appearances is Justin Timberlake.
Justin Timberlake stopped at the Staples Center three times in 2003 during his “Stripped/Justified” concert tour playing June 16th, 17th and 20th. Justin made one more stop for the “Stripped/Justified tour on February 8th, 2004. In 2007 Justin made five appearances at the Staples Center. On February 11th Justin Timberlake performed “What Goes Around, Comes Around,” Ain’t No Sunshine and My Love at the 49th Grammy Awards. Justin also made four stops at the Staples Center in 2007 during his “FutureSex/Love Show on January 16th. He also played on September 16th, 17th, and 19th. In 2008 Justin played the Staples Center on Jan 8th, 2008. In 2013 Justin played the 55th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center performing Suit & Tie as well as Pusher Love Girl. On November 26th, 2013 he made his first concert tour stop during his The 20/20 Experience World Tour on November 26th, 2013. Justin Timberlake Staples Center concert on August 12th 2014 was during his 20/20 experience world tour.
Number 6 of the top 10 Staples Center Artists Appearances is Beyonce.
The first time Beyonce played the Staples Center was back on December 5th 2003 during the KIIS FM Jingle Ball concert. Beyonce was on her Dangerously in Love Concert tour during the stop. In 2004 she performed Dangerously in Love at the 46th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center. In 2007 she sang “Listen” at the 49th Grammy Awards on February 11th, 2007. Later that year on September 2nd, 2007 Beyonce stopped at the Staples Center for her “The Beyonce Experience” concert tour. She returned to the Staples Center during her “I Am…World Tour” on July 13th, 2009. Beyonce made three stops at the Los Angeles Staples Center in 2013 during her “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” playing three sold out nights on June 28th, July 1st and again on December 3rd, 2013. On January 26th, 2014 Beyonce once again played the Grammy Awards at Staples singing “Drunk in Love” she also played the 57th annual Grammy Awards on February 8th, 2015 belting out “Take My Hand and Precious Lord.”
Number 7 of the top 10 Staples Center Artists Appearances is Madonna.
Madonna made her first appearance at the Staples Center on February 21st 2001 during the 43rd Grammy Awards singing “Music”. In 2001 she had four Staples Center concerts for her Drowned World Tour on September 9th, 13th, 14th, and 15th. On February 8th, 2006 she performed “Hung Up” at the 48th Grammy Awards as well as making a stop at the Staples Center on June 3rd during her “Confessions Tour.” Madonna didn’t return to the Staples Center again until October 10th and 11th 2012 when she played two nights during her The MDNA Tour. Her set list included Virgin Mary, Papa Don’t Preach, Express Yourself, Give me all your Luvin as well as Revolver. Madonna played the Staples Center 56th Grammy Awards performing “Open Your Heart and Same Love” on January 26th, 2014. Madonna came back the following year on February 8th, 2015 for the 57th Grammy Awards to sing “Living for Love.”
Number 8 of the top 10 Staples Center Artists Appearances is Keith Urban.
There have been 10 Keith Urban Staples Center performances dating back to the first on February 13th 2005 at the 47th Grammy Awards where he played Sweet Home Alabama and Fooled Around and Fell in Love. On February 8th, 2006 Keith played the 48th Grammy Awards performing You’ll think of The Lucky One and me. On June 6th, 2007 during his “Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy World Tour.”
Keith Urban chose the Staples Center as his Los Angeles stop. In 2009 Keith Urban performed twice at the Staples Center once during the 51st Grammy Awards singing Bo Diddley and Let’s Stay Together then again during his Escape Together World Tour 2009. On January 29th, 2010 Keith played “Rockin in the Free World” at the Staples Center. Keith Urban made three stops at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with the first one being the 53rd Grammy Awards playing “Jolene” then on February 15th, 2011 and the last stop on October 8th, 2011 during his “Get Closer 2011 World Tour. His last performance at the Los Angeles Staples Center was at the 56th Grammy Awards on Jan 26th, 2014 where he performed “Cop Car”.
Number 9 of the top 10 Staples Center Artists Appearances is Britney Spears
Britney Spears has played the Los Angeles Staples Center ten times since her first performance on February 23rd 2000 during the 42nd Grammy Awards where Britney Spears sang “From the Bottom of my Broken Heart and Baby one more time. In 2001 on November 21st then again in 2002 on June 4th and 6th Britney Spears made the Staples Center her stop during her “Dream within a Dream concert tour. On December 5th, 2003 Britney Spears played three songs at the KIIS FM Jingle Ball concert performing Toxic, Breathe on Me and Me against the World.
Number 10 of the top 10 Staples Center Artists Appearances is Rhianna
Rhianna first performed at the Los Angeles Staples Center in 2008. The Rhianna “Glow in the Dark” world tour made three stops at the Staples Center on April 21st, April 22nd, and June 7th. The 2008 Rhianna concert tour setlist included Breaking Dishes, Rehab, Break It Off, Pon de Replay, Who Am I, Paper Planes, Doo Wop (That Thing), Scratch, SOS, Hate That I Love You, Take a Bow and Unfaithful. Rihanna returned to the Staples Center again on July 21st, 2010 during her “Last Girl on Earth Tour.” In 2011 June 28 Rihanna chose the Staples Center for her stop on the “Loud Tour. The Rhianna Staples Center concert for her” Diamonds World Tour” was on April 8th 2013. Rhianna has also performed at the Staples Center during multiple Grammy Award appearances including the 53rd Grammy Awards singing “Love the Way You Lie (Part 2) and “What’s my name.” She played “We Found Love and Princess of China at the 53 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12th, 2012 and for the 55th Grammy Awards she sang “Stay” and “Could You Be Loved.” Rihanna also played the September 6th, 2012 MTV Video Awards in Los Angeles performing Cockiness (Love IT) and “We found Love.”
Number 11 of the top 10 Staples Center Artists Appearances is Katy Perry
There has been 9 Katy Perry Staples Center appearances dating back to 2011 when she played the 53rd Grammy Awards as well as making two stops of her worldwide California Dreams concert tour. During her California Dream tour her setlist included Teenage Dream, Hummingbird Heartbeat, Waking Up in Vegas, Ur So Gay, Peacock, I Kissed a Girl, Circle the Drain, E.T., Who Am I Living For?, Pearl, Not Like the Movies and The One That Got Away. In 2012 Katy Perry played “Hey Jude” during the February 10th 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year show at the Staples Center as well as signing E.T. and Part of Me at the 54 Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Staples Center. Katy Perry returned to the LA Staples Center again in 2014 to play the 56 Grammy Awards singing “Dark Horse” on January 16th. Katy Perry hit the Staples Center later on that year for two sold out concerts on September 19th and 20th during her The Prismatic World Tour. Katy Perry last returned to the Staples Center for the February 8th, 2015 57th Grammy Awards singing By the Grace of God. One of the biggest events during her career was Katy Perry Super Bowl Halftime concert.
Other Staples Center Artists Appearances of note are
5 Seconds of Summer has played the Los Angeles Staples Center a total of five times with four of those being in 2013. 5 Seconds of Summer played four nights at the Los Angeles Staples Center during their Take Me Home Tour on August 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th 2013.
Pink Staples Center Appearances
There have been seven Pink Staples Center appearances with once in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Pink performed three times at the Staples Center in 2013 during her The Truth About Love Tour on February 16th, October 12th & 13th in 2013. In 2014 Pink played the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center doing “Try” and “Just give me a reason”.
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