Anne Erickson


(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

Pine Knob is back! I mean, it was always Pine Knob, right? Read on for five major moments in Pine Knob history!

  • Opening night

    Pine Knob had its grand opening on June 25, 1972, with a matinee performance by David Cassidy. When it opened, Pine Knob was the biggest amphitheater in the United States.

  • Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie dispute

    Pine Knob has a strict 11 p.m. noise curfew. It’s believed that there was a tiff between Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie on October 12, 2012, because Marilyn Manson took the stage late, forcing Rob Zombie to cut his set short.

  • Barenaked Ladies picked Pine Knob for their live DVD

    Barenaked Ladies famously released their “Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan” DVD recorded at Pine Knob. At the show, Steven Page called the crowd “Pine Knobbers!”

  • Peter Frampton also picked Pine Knob for a live set

    Peter Frampton released a live CD and DVD, “Live in Detroit,” featuring a July 17, 1999 Pine Knob show.

  • Bob Seger Drive

    Pine Knob’s address officially changed in June 2019 from 7774 Sashabaw Road to 33 Bob Seger Drive, in celebration of the 33 shows he has performed at the venue. His last show there was on June 21, 2019.

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