What Artist Has Played The Civic Center/CIA the Most Times Over the Years?
With no concerts happening right now, we've been digging deep into the LIVE section of the Blimp Archives to get us all through. While we were digging through today we found some interesting stats about what bands have played the Cumberland County Civic Center, now the Cross Insurance Arena, more than any other. Any guesses? Here's the Top 10 from setlist.fm
1) AEROSMITH with 12 appearances, The KINGS of New England!
2) ZZ TOP with 11 shows, including the VERY FIRST show at the CCCC back in 1977. They say they were still bolting in the seats when they opened the doors for the first time. Nice!
3) KENNY ROGERS with 10 shows. Yup, we double-checked!
4) KISS-also with 10 shows. And not one of them together with Kenny Rogers.
5) HEART-8 shows. Thank you Wilson Sisters!
6) GRATEFUL DEAD-also with 8 shows
7) DISTURBED-8 shows
8-JAMES TAYLOR-7 shows
10) DEF LEPPARD-7 shows. Including one where we married a couple onstage during the show!
If you're missing concerts as much as we are, make sure to tune into the WBLM Saturday Night Concert Series. This Saturday at 7pm we have The WHO and things WILL get loud. Hang in there, we'll get back to the Cross Insurance Arena and all our favorite concert venues soon enough!