With the indefinite closure of the legendary St. Andrew’s Hall, I started thinking about all the great shows I’ve seen there. Which led me to think about all the other legends who have played in Detroit. There’s a reason why Detroit is called “Rock City”. Everybody who’s anybody has played the city. It is universally one of the top places rockers love to play. Detroit knows how to rock. Were you at any of these shows?

Pine Knob 1974 lineup

Kiss Cobo Arena 1977

David Bowie Fisher Theatre 1972

Kiss Rose Arena 1976

Samhain Graystone 1985

Misfits Bookies 1981

Black Flag City Club 1983

Fugazi State Theatre 1998

Iggy and the Stooges Michigan Palace 1973

Pearl Jam St. Andrew’s Hall 1991

Blood, Sweat & Tears Grande Ballroom 1968

Big Brother & the Holding Co/MC5 Grande Ballroom 1968

Jimi Hendrix Experience/MC5 Masonic Temple 1968

MC5 Grande Ballroom 1968

Radiohead State Theatre 1997

Hole State Theatre 1999

Nine Inch Nails State Theatre 1994

State Theatre line up 1996

Nirvana St. Andrew’s Hall 1991

Jefferson Airplane Cobo Hall 1972

Nirvana Michigan State Fairgrounds 1993

Shinedown Fillmore 2015 courtesy of Meltdown

Ghost The Fillmore 2018 courtesy of Jade Springart
















Beatles Olympia Stadium courtesy of Screamin’ Scott















Kiss Cobo Arena courtesy of Screamin’ Scott
















While tracking down all of these iconic flyers I found this guy on TikTok. Look at all the Detroit show flyers he has from the 90’s!


Concerts used to cost so much less! —#90s #Fliers #TakeMeBack

♬ When I Grow Up - Garbage

#asktiktok The difference between hoarding and collecting is a plastic sleeve. #90s @Gwen Stefani @Foo Fighters

♬ Spiderwebs - No Doubt

Here’s to hoping St. Andrew’s comes back better than ever! We can’t lose another legendary venue in Detroit!