September 13th, 2010 Paris, France @ Palais omnisport de Paris-Bercy

Paris, ville lumière.

The most beautiful city in the world.  And tomorrow night, it will be even more beautiful, when the most dangerous band in the world, GUNS N ROSES will rock it.  One of my best friend saw them in Paris in 2006, and told me it was amazing.  I have no doubt that tomorrow night will be fucking EPIC.

What can be better than visiting the Eifel tower during the day, and get your ass kicked at night by Guns n Roses?

After an amazing show in Amnéville, I’m sure that the Gunners will give their all, and leave Paris, France completely amazed by the best rock band on earth.


The Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, often abbreviated as POPB or Bercy, is an indoor sports arena in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. The closest métro station is Bercy.

The Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy opened in 1984. It was designed by a team of architects: Andrault-Parat, Prouvé, Guvan. It is the venue for the Paris Masters ATP Tour tennis tournament and for many sports: handball, basketball, boxing, gymnastics, track cycling, show jumping and more.

The seating varies from 7,000 to 17,000, depending on the event.

POPB hosted the European gymnastics championship in 2000, the 1991 and 1996 FIBA European Championships Final Fours and the European Basketball Championship in 1999 among others. The POPB will also stage WWE Raw on September 28, 2008, marking the first ever time WWE Television has been taped in France. It also hosted the 2010 Euroleague Final Four.

It also hosted the Paris-Bercy Elf Masters kart race for well known and high ranking professional racing drivers from 1993.


Artists that have performed at the arena include AC/DC, Aerosmith, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Björk, Bon Jovi, Bonham, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Michael Bublé, Francis Cabrel, Mariah Carey, Cher, Coldplay, Phil Collins, The Corrs, The Cranberries, The Cure, Daft Punk, Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, Destiny’s Child, Dio, Céline Dion, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan, Fairuz, Mylène Farmer, Genesis, Jean Jacques Goldman, Green Day, Guns N’ Roses, Johnny Hallyday, Whitney Houston, Indochine, Iron Maiden, Janet Jackson, Elton John, Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, KISS, Korn, Lady Gaga, Lemar, Demi Lovato, Madonna, Marilyn Manson, Paul McCartney, Metal Church, Metallica, George Michael, Kylie Minogue, Muse, Oasis, Vanessa Paradis, Pearl Jam, P!nk, Pink Floyd, Michel Polnareff, Prince, Queen, Queen + Paul Rodgers, R.E.M., Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lionel Richie, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones, Diana Ross, Shakira, Simple Minds, Slash’s Snakepit, Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Britney Spears, Spice Girls, Gwen Stefani, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Justin Timberlake, Tokio Hotel, Toto, Tina Turner, Shania Twain, U2, Van Halen, Warrior Soul, Roger Waters, The Who, Robbie Williams & Zazie, among others.

Live DVD

The Cranberries‘ live DVD ‘Beneath The Skin’; the Depeche Mode live record One Night in Paris released in 2001; Placebo’s live DVD Soulmates Never Die (Live in Paris 2003); Lionel Richie‘s Live in Paris CD/DVD were filmed at the venue. Daft Punk also recorded their 2007 live album Alive 2007 at the arena. The best selling music DVD in France, Avant que l’ombre… à Bercy by Mylène Farmer was also filmed at the venue.

Madonna‘s concert video footage of her famous 1991 documentary Truth or Dare (aka In Bed With Madonna), chronicling her Blond Ambition Tour, was shot at this venue on July 3, 4 and 6, 1990. Fourteen years later, the concert video footage of Madonna’s 2005 documentary about her Re-Invention Tour, I’m Going to Tell You a Secret, was also shot in the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, on September 4 and 5, 2004.

In March 2008, the Orchestre de Paris under Christoph Eschenbach performed Mahler‘s massive Eighth symphony at the venue. Together with four mixed choruses, five children choruses and eight soloists the masses involved excessed 1.000 participants in “The symphony of a Thousand”.

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