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From a long ago post elsewhere, here are all the concerts ever held at Met Center in the Twin Cities suburbs, including attendance. The arena was home to the NHL's Minnesota North Stars from 1967 to 1993. It closed after they moved and was torn down soon afterward. You'll notice some acts are missing. The St. Paul Civic Center opened in 1973 and was slightly larger. The Rolling Stones favored that arena. Minneapolis Auditorium marketed itself more for concerts in the 1980s and was smaller. Target Center opened in the fall of 1990 and despite atrocious acoustics in the early years, it was the preferred venue because it was new, modern, and larger.
 
There were also acts that skipped the Twin Cities from time to time. Pink Floyd never played here although they didn't tour much, certainly not as much as you'd imagine prior to going on tour without Roger Waters. David Bowie played the St. Paul Civic Center as he was moving from Ziggy Stardust to his Philadelphia Blue Eyed Soul sound and the new look and material got boos and confused silence from the fans. Bowie supposedly took it personally and frequently skipped the Twin Cities. The Eagles played Metropolitan Stadium next door instead of Met Center and drew 50,000 for a summer 1977 concert with The Steve Miller Band and Pablo Cruise on the undercard.
 
Despite some artists not playing Met Center, this list gives a nice sampling of who was touring and how popular they were with music fans during the 1967 to 1992 timeframe.
 
1967
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, 12/16/67, 3,154

1968
Lassie (I don't get it either, but the list does include stand up comics), 5/11/68, 4,751
Frank Sinatra, 7/26/68, 12,044
Lawrence Welk, 9/3/68, 6,281
Tiny Tim, 10/18/68, 4,639
Eddie Arnold, 11/3/68, 6,931
Andy Williams, 12/6/68, 15,844
Grand Ole Opry, 12/28/68, 1,758

1969
Vanilla Fudge, 4/11/69, 2,900
Johnny Carson, 4/26/69, 12,203
Eddie Peabody, 7/26/69, 10,500
Herb Alpert, 11/21/69, 12,003
Glen Campbell, 12/6/69, 12,917

1970
The Four Tops, 2/6/70, 3,716
Led Zeppelin, 4/12/70, 10,720
Bob Hope, 5/8/70, 6,282
Crosby, Stills, and Nash, 7/9/70, 9,214
Tom Jones, 7/19/70, 9,825
Iron Butterfly, 11/13/70, 6,120
Grand Funk Railrod, 11/22/70, 8,734

1971
Three Dog Night, 1/8/71, 11,717
The Faces, Savoy Brown, and The Grease Band, 2/20/71, 6,939
The Guess Who, 3/18/71, 4,590
The Grass Roots, 4/23/71, 3,755
Tom Jones, 6/3/71, 6,445
The Who, 8/15/71, 15,313
The Jackson Five, 9/8/71, 4,795
The Bee Gees, 9/24/71, 2,178
Three Dog Night, 10/15/71, 11,726
Jesus Christ Superstar, 10/19/71, 12,587
Grand Funk Railroad, 10/27/71, 10,282
Johnny Cash, 10/29/71, 8,186
Elvis Presley, 11/5/71, 17,084

1972
Deep Purple, 1/21/72, 14,354
Sly and The Family Stone, 2/4/72, 9,520
Henry Mancini and Roger Williams, 3/3/72, 13,348
Rock n Roll Revival, 3/4/72, 6,085
Joe Cocker, 4/3/72, 8,099
Ten Years After, 4/19/72, 9,863
James Brown, 4/28/72, 1,503
Credence Clearwater Revival, 5/5/72, 15,000
Jethro Tull, 6/5/72, 11,187
The Rolling Stones, 6/18/72, 17,385
Three Dog Night, 7/15/72, 13,545
The Osmond Brothers, 8/19/72, 8,866
Grand Funk Railroad, 10/13/72, 8,517
Chicago, 11/17/72, 16,494
Deep Purple, 12/3/72, 15,936

1973
Neil Young, 1/7/73, 12,617
Sha Na Na, 2/3/73, 10,823
The Guess Who, 2/16/73, 7,105
Santana, 3/19/73, 13,356
Ten Years After, 4/30/73, 10,972
Alice Cooper, 5/30/73, 9,293
Sonny and Cher, 6/8/73, 9,659
Jethro Tull, 7/3/73, 15,713
Roberta Flack, 7/27/73, 6,116
B.B. King and Quicksilver Messenger Service, 8/12/73, 4,214
Elton John, 8/23/73, 12,946
Three Dog Night, 9/2/73, 10,926
Sha Na Na, 10/7/73, 6,358
The Grateful Dead, 10/23/73, 8,410
The Allman Brothers Band, 11/11/73, 14,147
Loggins and Messina, 11/16/73, 5,285
The Doobie Brothers, 11/28/73, 4,327
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, 12/1/73, 6,612
The Guess Who and Poco, 12/7/73, 3,012

1974
Yes, 3/5/74, 13,338
Seals and Crofts, 3/20/74, 7,545
Bachman Turner Overdrive, 5/11/74, 8,673
Ten Years After, 5/31/74, 12,766
Cat Stevens, 7/6/74, 10,719
Uriah Heep, 7/28/74, 9,150
Mac Davis (matinee), 8/4/74, 9,250
Mac Davis, (evening), 8/4/74, 9,250
Steppenwolf, 9/29/74, 2,804
Deep Purple, 12/9/74, 6,710

1975
Led Zeppelin, 1/18/75, 16,772
Johnny Winter, 2/14/75, 6,296
Jethro Tull, 2/17/75, 12,435
ZZ Top, 4/26/75, 7,607
Alice Cooper, 6/28/75, 8,559
War, 7/3/75, 2,596
Eric Clapton, 7/7/75, 10,429
The Eagles, 8/11/75, 12,532
Ten Years After, 8/16/75, 10,390
Up With People, 9/13/75, 7,759
The Doobie Brothers, 9/25/75, 10,817
Chicago, 10/22/75, 9,432
Charlie Rich, 11/30/75, 2,963

1976
Sha Na Na, 3/5/76, 7,134
Roy Clark, 3/1/76, 5,650
Robin Trower, 3/20/76, 11,507
Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, 4/10/76
Bad Company, 5/28/76, 5,074
Seals and Croft, 8/8/76, 8,757
ZZ Top, 9/11/76, 12,956
The Charlie Daniels Band, 9/25/76, 12,111
Earth, Wind, and Fire, 10/7/76, 13,351
Elvis Presley, 10/17/76, 15,701
The Eagles, 11/18/76, 15,938
Waylon Jennings, 12/2/76, 8,322

1977
KISS, 2/6/77, 16,739
Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, 3/11/77, 9,195
Led Zeppelin, 4/12/77, 14,831
Engelbert Humperdink, 4/16/77, 7,062
Up With People, 5/12/77, 5,449
Tom Jones, 5/14/77, 5,792
Tammy Wynette and The Statler Brothers, 5/21/77, 5,635
Disco Dance Concert, 5/28/77, 1,797
Waylon Jennings, 7/15/77, 10,799
Frankie Valli, 8/17/77, 7,144
Frank Zappa, 9/25/77, 5,683
The Commodores and The Emotions, 9/28/77, 9,573
Hall and Oates, 11/22/77, 7,993

1978
1/27/78, Rush, 7,691
1/29/78, Willie Nelson, 12,039
2/5/78, Merle Haggard, 3.591
2/9/78, Maynard Ferguson, 1,933
2/18/78, Eric Clapton, 12,914
3/11/78, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, 8,865
4/22/78, Bob Seger, 9,068
4/29/78, The Statler Brothers, 10,774
6/10/78, Bruce Springsteen, 6,384
8/10/78, The Oak Ridge Boys, 2,164
10/27/78, Willie Nelson, 7,832
10/29/78, The Commodores, 9,158
11/2/78, David Gates and Bread, 4,956
11/19/78, Chicago, 8,362
11/27/78, Heart, 7,725

1979
1/25/78, The J. Geils Band, 6,201
2/23/79, Alice Cooper, 9,689
3/17/79, Boston, 16,763
4/12/79, The Tubes, 1,659
4/17/79, Jethro Tull, 11,220
4/20/79, The Statler Brothers, 12,194
4/24/79, Diana Ross, 9,549
4/28/79, Yes, 16,132
5/3/79, UFO and Judas Priest, 1,742
5/4/79, Parliament/Funkadleic, 7,613
5/15/79, Journey, 2,881
5/19/79, The Charlie Daniels Band, 12,078
5/25/79, Nazareth, 4,733
6/14/79, Supertramp, 12,017
6/20/79, The Village People, 6,459
6/24/79, The Allman Brothers Band, 8,432
7/8/79, Kansas, 7,892
7/21/79, Cheap Trick, 12,107
8/2/79, REO Speedwagon, 12,762
8/10/79, Sha Na Na, 9,875
9/28/79, KISS, 11,433
10/17/79, Engelbert Humperdink, 7,324
10/26/79, Blue Oyster Cult, 6,584
10/30/79, The Outlaws, 11,259
11/30/79, Merle Haggard and Marty Robbins, 5,561

1980
3/13/80, Kenny Rogers, 16,783
4/25/80, Con Funk Shun, 2,598
5/9/80, Fleetwood Mac, 13,812
5/10/80, Fleetwood Mac, 13,592
5/16/80, Bob Seger, 12,818
5/17/80, Bob Seger, 13,236
5/29/80, Mahogany Rush, 3,117
5/31/80, The Grateful Dead, 9,643
6/7/80, Waylon Jennings, 12,143
7/3/80, Alice Cooper, 4,677
7/18/80, Foghat, 11,002
7/26/80, Heart, 11,384
7/28/80, The Beach Boys, 9,765
7/30/80, Journey, 14,279
8/8/80, Sha Na Na, 8,208
8/19/80, Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult, 12,783
9/11/80, AC/DC, 11,578
10/28/80, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap, and Johnny Paycheck, 3,879
11/30/80, Molly Hatchet, 9,173
12/9/80, The Allman Brothers Band and The Outlaws, 7,142

1981
2/21/81, REO Speedwagon, 16,901
2/22/81, REO Speedwagon, 16,877
3/14/81, Kansas, 13,640
5/2/81, Sweet Comfort, 1,445
5/14/81, Judas Priest, 3,221
6/10/81, Joe Walsh, 6,867
7/2/81, Rush, 12,170
7/3/81, Rush, 11,713
7/4/81, Marshall Tucker Band, 6,159
7/8/81, Kenny Rogers, 17,029
7/20/81, Styx, 13,501
7/21/81, Styx, 13,971
8/13/81, Ronnie Milsap, 2,047
8/14/81, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 10,416
9/12/81, Waylon Jennings, 7,083
9/13/81, The Kinks, 4,450
10/13/81, Devo, 5,260
10/14/81, Blackfoot, 3,619
10/29/81, Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult, 12,660
11/15/81, Nazareth, 1,954
11/22/81, AC/DC, 12,458
11/23/81, AC/DC, 14,156
11/29/81, Foreigner, 16,072
12/8/81, Grand Funk Railroad, 2,611
12/13/81, Rossington Collins Band, 5,531

1982
1/10/82, Rod Stewart, 13,993
1/15/81, Ozzy Osbourne, 11,568
1/31/82, The J. Geils Band, 11,513
2/2/82, The Police, 16,920
2/12/82, Molly Hatchet, 6,717
2/18/82, The Cars, 13,334
3/7/82, Prince, 5,850
3/13/82, Black Sabbath, 12,023
3/21/82, Rock n Roll Revival, 3,067
4/17/82, Willie Nelson, 12,063
6/1/82, Kenny Rogers, 17,181
6/2/82, Rainbow, 5,629
6/7/82, Eric Clapton, 14,935
6/20/82, Cheap Trick, 2,599
6/23/82, 38 Special, 9,358
7/2/82, The Charlie Daniels Band, 9,731
7/10/82, Santana, 4,443
7/17/82, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, 3,456
7/30/82, The Scorpions, 4,866
7/31/82, Kansas, 9,761
8/13/82, Alabama, 11,908
8/14/82, The Imperials, 4,059
8/21/82, Todd Rundgren, 2,303
9/8/82, Heart, 13,181
9/14/82, REO Speedwagon, 14,217
9/17/82, Judas Priest, 7,005
9/23/82, Fleetwood Mac, 15,456
9/26/82, April Wine, 7,424
10/5/82, The Go Go's, 10,348
10/15/82, BJ Thomas, 3,027

1983
1/28/83, Aerosmith, 14,823
2/18/83, KISS, 5,370
3/11/83, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 10,338
3/15/83, Prince, 13,729
4/8/83, Billy Squier, 16,767
4/13/83, Kenny Rogers, 17,020
4/16/83, The Kinks, 8,825
4/30/83, Sammy Hagar and Molly Hatchet, 3,775
5/24/83, Bob Seger, 14,246
5/25/83, Bob Seger, 14,558
6/3/83, The (English) Beat, 4,070
7/7/83, Neil Young, 13,481
7/8/83, ZZ Top, 12,676
8/25/83, The Police, 14,709
8/29/83, Supertramp, 8,610
9/14/83, Iron Maiden, 4,555
9/23/83, The Imperials, 5,861
11/4/83, Alabama, 15,470
11/20/83, Black Sabbath, 13,029

1984
2/12/84, KISS, 4,784
3/9/84, Ozzy Osbourne, 13,685
4/11/84, Kenny Rogers, 16,960
4/14/84, Bob Barker and The Price Is Right, 16,518
5/4/84, Ted Nugent, 7,219
5/5/84, Dan Fogelberg, 10,972
6/8/84, Ronnie Milsap and Merle Haggard, 9,265
6/15/84, Blue Oyster Cult, 2,714
6/26/84, Rush, 10,993
6/27/84, Rush, 8,155
8/3/84, Neil Diamond, 16,666
8/4/84, Neil Diamond, 16,794
8/5/84, Neil Diamond, 16,778
8/6/84, Neil Diamond, 16,819
8/7/84, Night Ranger, 4,242
8/14/84, The Cars, 14,628
10/10/84, Barry Manilow, 10,652
11/16/84, Quiet Riot, 3,778
11/30/84, The Imperials, 6,048
12/20/84, Iron Maiden, 9,965

1985
1/13/85, REO Speedwagon, 13,040
1/27/85, Dio, 5,256
2/15/85, Deep Purple, 12,409
4/26/85, Kenny Rogers, 13,288
4/27/85, Kenny Rogers, 13,468
5/11/85, Petra, 4,703
9/17/85, Foreigner, 12,559
9/29/85, AC/DC, 12,078
10/16/85, Dio, 6,921
10/26/85, Marlboro Country Music Tour, 9,015
11/12/85, Ratt, 8,653
11/24/85, Thompson Twins, 3,375
12/2/85, Anne Murray, 5,514

1986
2/3/86, Twisted Sister, 4,386
4/11/86, Heart, 13,826
4/19/86, Amy Grant, 14,379
4/25/86, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, 17,922
5/5/86, The Firm, 8,082
5/9/86, Aerosmith, 16,566
6/29/86, Eddie Murphy, 13,507
7/2/86, Dio, 3,955
7/9/86, Ozzy Osbourne, 7,554
8/3/86, The Pointer Sisters, 6,547
8/29/86, AC/DC, 13,247
9/2/86, David Lee Roth, 6,842
9/7/86, Hank Williams Jr., 7,157
9/18/86, Sandi Patti, 11,833
9/25/86, Journey, 14,022
10/11/86, Bill Cosby, 18,143
10/12/86, 38 Special, 11,849
10/15/86, Triumph, 3,728
10/17/86, Neil Young, 10,970
11/5/86, Steve Winwood, 6,927
12/8/86, Cyndi Lauper, 5,987
12/15/86, Bob Seger, 11,711
12/16/86, Bob Seger, 12,574
12/28/86, Ratt, 8,862

1987
4/17/87, Iron Maiden, 10,043
4/22/87, Kenny Rogers, 11,514
4/28/87, Luciano Pavarotti, 14,433
6/6/87, Bon Jovi, 16,825
6/7/87, Bon Jovi, 16,894
6/9/87, Stevie Ray Vaughan, 4,248
6/16/87, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 7,048
7/11-13/87, Neil Diamond, averaged 17,533 for four shows over three days, 70,133 total
7/14/87, Motley Crue, 13,307
7/15/87, Motley Crue, 13,670
7/21/87, REO Speedwagon, 6,019
7/27/87, The Cure, 6,901
8/7/87, Huey Lewis and The News, 14,158
9/10/87. Roger Waters, 7,141
10/11/87, Boston, 16,190
11/15/87, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, 6,047

1988
2/12/88, John Cougar Mellencamp, 15,201
2/25/88, Dio, 6,443
3/22/88, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Liza Minelli, 13,406
4/4/88, Rush, 9,008
4/26/88, David Lee Roth, 10,073
5/4/88, Michael Jackson, 17,170
5/5/88, Michael Jackson, 17,402
5/6/88, Michael Jackson, 17,405
5/9/88, Bruce Springsteen, 17,396
5/10/88, Bruce Springsteen, 17,399
5/14/88, Bill Cosby, 15,082
5/20/88, The Oak Ridge Boys, 5,588
5/31/88, Robert Plant, 8,103
6/15/88, Lynard Skynard, 7,275
6/16/88, INXS, 14,492
6/17/88, The Grateful Dead, 14,869
6/18/88, Hank Williams Jr., 8,366
6/21/88, Iron Maiden, 10,990
7/6/88, Whitesnake, 10,341
7/7/88, George Strait, 4,389
7/8/88, Def Leppard, 17,383
7/9/88, Def Leppard, 17,385
7/10/88, Def Leppard, 17,387
8/27/88, Judas Priest, 18,026
9/14/88, Prince, 14,682
9/15/88, Prince, 16,221
9/17/88, Sandi Patti, 10,446
10/2/88, The Scorpions, 6,397
10/4/88, Eric Clapton, 13,459
10/16/88, Jimmy Page, 4,715
10/27/88, Rod Stewart, 8,823
10/28/88, Amy Grant, 12,896
11/4/88, Poison, 12,523
11/6/88, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, 12,301
11/10/88, Living Legends, 5,218
12/12/88, Jackie Mason, 2,457

1989
2/10/89, Ratt, 8,439
2/17/89, New Edition, 15,296
3/8/89, REM, 12,621
4/4/89, Bon Jovi, 16,450
4/7/89, Chicago, 10,470
4/17/89, The Grateful Dead, 15,405
4/19/89, Salt-N-Pepa, 2,895
4/21/89, Metallica, 13,889
5/14/89, Bobby Brown, 11,247
5/23/89, Poison, 12,878
6/10/89, Metallica, 13,478
6/14/89, The Doobie Brothers, 6,936
7/11/89, Cinderella, 7,414
7/15/89, Neil Diamond, 17,262
7/16/89, Neil Diamond, 17,265
7/17/89, Neil Diamond, 17,361
7/23/89, Eazy-E, 4,083
8/1/89, Bon Jovi, 16,604
8/9/89, LL Cool J, 4,249
8/11/89, Hank Williams Jr., 6,969
11/19/89, Country Explosion '89, 3,546

1990
1/16/90, New Kids On The Block, 16,727
1/30/90, New Kids On The Block, 16,757
2/20/90, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 12,757
3/6/90, Motley Crue, 14,651
3/8/90, Motley Crue, 14,023
3/9/90, The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson,, and Willie Nelson), 10,724
4/5/90, Janet Jackson, 16,331
4/6/90, Janet Jackson, 14,465
4/27/90, Whitesnake, 10,451
6/1/90, The Steve Miller Band, 12,653
6/4/90, Cher, 9,653
6/19/90, Rush, 10,725
7/15/90, The B-52's. 6,987
7/19/90, Milli Vanilli, 8,390
7/22/90, Don Henley, 8,390
9/2/90, Billy Idol, 7,384
9/23/90, MC Hammer, 12,390
9/25/90, James Taylor, 8,303
9/29/90, Robert Plant, 6,170
11/30/90, AC/DC, 15,187

1991
3/19/91, INXS, 8,528
4/3/91, The Scorpions, 7,062
6/27/91, AC/DC, 13,111
9/4/91, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 8,158
10/1/91, Kenny Rogers, 5,230

1992
1/24/92, Frank Sinatra, 13,352