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[ WRIF AND HITACHI SALUTE THE JOE ]

Since 1979, Joe Louis Arena has played host to Detroit’s biggest concerts and sporting events. In this feature, we honor the Joe by remembering some of our favorite moments.

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1980: NHL All Star Game

February 5, 1980: In 1980, Joe Louis Arena hosted the 32nd NHL All Star Game. A young man by the name of Wayne Gretzky made his first all star appearance, while hockeytown hero Gordie Howe skated for his 23rd all star appearance. Watch the video below to see the introductions and check out some of…

1983: AC/DC Flick of the Switch Tour

Nov 17 and 18, 1983: AC/DC invaded Detroit in 1983 for the Flick of the Switch Tour. Check out the clips below with some classic shots of the Joe. Were you there? Leave a comment below and share your memories of the show. Guns for Hire AC/DC - Guns for Hire Music video by AC/DC…

1984: Isiah Thomas’ 16-points in 90-seconds

April 27, 1984: A scheduling conflict at the Silverdome forced the Pistons downtown to Joe Louis Arena for Game 5 against the Knicks. The arena temperature approached 120 degrees, but that was nothing compared to the heat brought by Isiah Thomas. In the final 90 seconds, Thomas scored a remarkable 16 points to force the game into overtime. Detroit…

1986: Metallica Damage Inc. Tour

March 4, 1986: Metallica visited Joe Louis Arena on their Damage Inc. tour in support of Master of Puppets, with Ozzy Osbourne. It was just months later that bassist Cliff Burton would pass away when the tour bus carrying the band crashed and flipped on the European leg of the tour. Check out the set list below.…

1997: The Brawl in Hockeytown

March 26, 2017: The rivalry between Detroit and Colorado came to a boiling point this day with a whopping nine brawls! Colorado Avalanche vs Detroit Red Wings - ''Brawl in Hockeytown'' - March 26, 1997 (NHL Classic) Follow my YouTube video updates on Twitter. http://twitter.com/HockeyWebCast The Detroit Red Wings-Colorado Avalanche brawl was a large-scale on-ice melee…

1997: Red Wings Stanley Cup Championship

Jun 7, 1997: The Detroit Red Wings sweeped the Flyers with a 2-1 victory at the Joe. This marked the eighth Stanley Cup for the franchise and its first in 42 years. Darren McCarty Stanley Cup Game Winning Goal 1997 - Full Sequence ESPN Darren McCarty scoring the Stanley Cup game winning goal in game…

Tour the Joe one last time

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN TOUR THE JOE? It's true, but you better hurry! Don't miss one of your last opportunities to tour the Joe. You'll Go behind-the-scenes and see areas rarely accessible to the public. Experience spots like the Alumni Room, Super Suite, Comerica Bank Legends Club, International Bancard Olympia Club, Visitor’s Locker Room, Visitor’s Bench, Press…

2007: Yzerman Retirement Cermeony

January 2, 2007: In a pre-game ceremony, Yzerman's 19 was lifted to the rafters of the Joe. In an emotional statement to the crowd, Yzerman said: "My jersey is going to go up there and I hope as you watch it go up, and when you come back and see it, you give yourself a…

2016: Horizon League Basketball Championship Tournament

MARCH 5- 8, 2016: In March of 2016, The Joe played host the Horizon League Basketball Championship Tournament. Check out the video below to see what it takes to transform the playing surface of the Joe. Hitachi was a proud supporter of the 2016 Horizon League Basketball Championship Tournament Motor City Madness Time Lapse (60 seconds)…