September 5th, 2010 Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum di Assago (SOLD OUT)


Mediolanum Forum di Assago (formerly known as Fila Forum, Datch Forum & Forum di Assago) is an indoor sports arena, in Assago, near Milan, Italy. The arena holds up to 12,000 people.

It is primarily used for ice hockey, basketball, and tennis.

It is the home floor of the prominent Italian professional basketball team Armani Jeans Milano.

History

Opened in 1990, Mediolanum Forum di Assago also hosts live concerts.

Artists that have performed at the arena include Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Metallica, Tokio Hotel, Genesis, Phil Collins, Iron Maiden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Roger Waters, Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Depeche Mode, Cher, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Killers, U2, The Fatima Mansions, Anastacia, Madonna, David Bowie, The Smashing Pumpkins, Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Skunk Anansie, Tori Amos, Laura Pausini, The Offspring, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Christina Aguilera, System of a Down, Elisa, Laura Pausini, Eros Ramazzotti, Destiny’s Child, Rush, AC/DC, Shakira, Robbie Williams, Renato Zero, Tiziano Ferro, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Lemar, George Michael, Take That, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Jacopo Sarno, Gwen Stefani, Paul McCartney, KISS, Dream Theater, The Cure, Avril Lavigne, Justin Timberlake, Mika, Queen + Paul Rodgers, Roger Taylor, Michael Bublé & The Black Eyed Peas, among others.

Van Halen were scheduled to perform during their III Tour on June 13, 1998, but the show was cancelled.

Guns N’ Roses are scheduled to perform on September 5, 2010 as part of their Chinese Democracy World Tour.

Lady Gaga is scheduled to play two of her three concerts in Italy during her Monster Ball Tour on December 4-5, 2010.

Hosted the 1994 Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships.

Together with Lugano‘s Pista Resega, the Forum hosted the 2003 IIHF Continental Cup Superfinal (ice hockey).

It hosted the WWE RAW and SmackDown! tapings in April 16, 2007.

In January 2009, the arena changed its name to the current Mediolanum Forum replacing Datch Forum.[2]

It is the host venue of the World Amateur Boxing Championships in September 2009.

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