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Amica Mutual Pavilion (Providence, USA)

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Amica Mutual Pavilion

Amica Mutual Pavilion

The Amica Mutual Pavilion (originally Providence Civic Center and formerly Dunkin' Donuts Center ("The Dunk")) is an indoor arena located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

Led Zeppelin performed there on July 6, October 31, 1969, and July 21, 1973. Jimmy Page was quoted saying this was one of the best concerts of the Houses of the Holy Tour.

The Grateful Dead recorded half of their live album Dick's Picks Volume 12 there on June 26, 1974.

Queen performed there in 1977, 1978 and 1980.

Yes performed there in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1984, and 1987.

Pink Floyd performed there in 1973 on their tour for The Dark Side of the Moon and again in 1987 for two sold-out shows on their A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour, their first tour without Roger Waters (who also performed in Providence in 1987 on his Radio KAOS Tour and again on the last night of his 2000 US In the Flesh Tour in July 2000).

Former Beatle George Harrison held a concert there on December 11, 1974, during his "Dark Horse Tour" (so called because it occurred near the launch of Harrison's Dark Horse Records). Performers included Harrison, Ravi Shankar, Harrison's session common session drummer Jim Keltner, and keyboardist Billy Preston. At one point in the show, a girl tried to climb onstage, but was stopped and assaulted by police; Harrison stopped mid-song and shouted "Krishna! Krishna!".

Some of the songs on the Eric Clapton album E. C. Was Here were recorded live at the Civic Center, on June 25, 1975.

The arena played host to The Rolling Thunder Revue Tour on November 4, 1975, headed by Bob Dylan.

The Who played there on December 13, 1975.

Elvis Presley performed there three times – once each in 1974, 1976, and 1977.

Frank Sinatra performed 10 times at the then-Providence Civic Center. His first was to a sold-out crowd including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for his Variety Club International Tour on April 15, 1974, and the last on October 3, 1992. During many of Sinatra's performances, Rhode Island State Police would attend, searching for organized crime members in the audience. During a 1979 appearance in Providence, Mayor Buddy Cianci named Sinatra an honorary fire chief, complete with a helmet bearing the name "F. SINATRA" with nickname "Ol' Blue Eyes" beneath.

David Bowie's concert on May 5, 1978, was one of three recorded for his live album Stage.

The Bee Gees performed two sold-out concerts there on August 28–29, 1979, as part of their Spirits Having Flown Tour.

The Kinks recorded much of their live album and video One for the Road at the Civic Center on September 23, 1979.

In 1979, Providence mayor Buddy Cianci cancelled a concert at the Civic Center by the rock band The Who after hearing about a Who concert in Cincinnati earlier that month where 11 fans had been trampled to death. 33 years later, the band returned to Providence and announced they would honor any tickets from the 1979 show. Ten fans, then middle-aged, traded in 14 tickets to see the performance.

In 1979 Kiss scheduled a show on their Dynasty Tour for August 1, 1979, and a second show was added for July 31, 1979, when the first date sold out. Both were threatened with cancellation by Cianci in light of The Who situation and a stabbing at a Bad Company concert ten days prior to the first date. After controversy, which included rock fans picketing the Ciancis' home, the shows were allowed and Cianci attended the first night's performance to observe.

The Jacksons performed at the Civic Center on July 15, 1973, April 10, 1976, August 13, 1981

The Civic Center also received publicity in 1983 for a planned Kiss concert which never occurred. Rhode Island promoter Frank J. Russo scheduled the band on their Creatures of the Night Tour/10th Anniversary Tour for shows at both the Worcester Centrum on January 22, 1983, and the following night at the Civic Center, but canceled the Civic Center show when it sold only 2,000 tickets. Russo publicly offered to trade tickets to the Centrum show for Civic Center show tickets in lieu of refunds, with a free ride to and from Worcester. Hundreds of fans participated and were picked up by several chartered buses on Sabin Street in front of the Civic Center. A week later the situation was featured in a two-part WPRI Channel 12 news story by reporter Brian Rooney, citing it as a prime example of how the newly built Centrum was cutting deeply into the Civic Center's business by providing aggressive competition for events.

Talking Heads performed in support of their album Speaking In Tongues on October 4, 1983.

Van Halen performed at the Civic Center on March 17 and 18, 1984. The music video for the song "Panama" was partially filmed during a soundcheck at the venue.

Journey performed at the Civic Center on November 2, 1986, in support of their Raised on Radio Tour.

Phish have performed at the venue eight times, and three of their concerts there have been released on compact disc: Live Phish Volume 20 features the band's concert of December 29, 1994, and Live Phish 04.04.98 and Live Phish 04.05.98 feature the band's performances on April 4 and 5, 1998, which were part of their 1998 "Island Tour".

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt performed at the venue in March 2019.

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