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15 famous artists who performed at The Broadmoor World Arena

The World Arena opened with a show by comedian Bill Cosby on Jan. 17, 1998.

Elton John

Elton John

March 16, 2017 | Elton John made a return appearance at the World Arena. With more than 9,000 tickets sold, the show became the arena's highest-grossing event in its history. John also played the World Arena in 2009.

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Bob Dylan

June 6, 1999 | Bob Dylan performed at the World Arena during the opening stop of a 30-city tour with fellow musician Paul Simon.

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Eagles 30th Aniversery World Tou

The Eagles 

Sept. 22, 2002 | The Eagles played a three-hour show. World Arena general manager Dot Lischick calls it her favorite concert. "I remember just standing in the tunnel with their agent, singing along."

Adam Welch

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Aerosmith

Aerosmith

April 22, 1998 | Rock legend Steven Tyler of the rock band Aerosmith performs in a concert.

(AP Photo/Axel Seidemann)

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Cher

Cher 

Oct. 1, 2003 | Cher performed on her Farewell Tour with more than 7,000 in attendance. It wasn't quite a farewell, however, as she returned in 2005.

Kevin Kreck

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Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Jan. 17, 1998 | The Colorado Springs World Arena - with 7,000 to 9,000 seats available depending on the event - opened with comedian Bill Cosby.

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Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire

Nov. 14, 2004 | Reba McEntire performed at the World Arena.

Kevin Kreck

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Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

March 29, 2016 | Carrie Underwood, with special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers, performed at the World Arena.

Jeff Kearney

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Joan Jett and Def Leppard

Jan. 16, 2000 | Joan Jett and Def Leppard performed at the World Arena.

Matt Sayles via AP

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Linkin Park

Linkin Park

Feb. 2, 2004 | Chester Bennington of Linkin Park sings to a sold-out crowd at the World Arena. Bennington died in July 2017.

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Bull riders with the Professional Bull Riders association stand at attention during pre-event activities at the World Arena on Friday, April 18, 2003.

Professional Bull Riders Association 

May 2-4, 2014 | The Professional Bull Riders Association made its debut at The Broadmoor World Arena. The PBA would return for three consecutive years.

David Bitton

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Sting

Sting 

Dec. 8, 2001 | Sting performed a medley of favorites and some new material during his show at the World Arena.

heather ainsworth

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Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard

April 19, 2010 | Willie Nelson played with Merle Haggard, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel at the World Arena.

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Randy Travis

Randy Travis

Oct. 17, 2004 | Country star Randy Travis performed at the World Arena.

Kevin Kreck

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Neil Young

Neil Young

Feb. 29, 2004 | Legendary rocker Neil Young and Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot performed songs from the Greendale album and other classics at the World Arena.

Bryan Oller

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Kenny Rogers

Dec. 3, 2003 | Kenny Rogers performed during his "Christmas from the Heart" show at the World Arena

Kevin Kreck

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