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Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater

Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
File:Fblavb logo.jpg
Logo for 2011 venue rebranding
Address 3550 Cellar Door Way
Location Virginia Beach, Virginia
Coordinates

36°46′07.60″N 76°06′10.65″W / 36.7687778°N 76.1029583°W / 36.7687778; -76.1029583Coordinates: 36°46′07.60″N 76°06′10.65″W / 36.7687778°N 76.1029583°W / 36.7687778; -76.1029583

Type Outdoor amphitheatre
Opened 1996
Owner Live Nation Entertainment
Former name(s) Virginia Beach Amphitheater (1996, 2010-11)
GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater (1996-2006)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Virginia Beach (2006-2010)
Seating type Reserved and lawn seating
Capacity 20,000[1]
Website

Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach is a 20,000-seat outdoor concert venue, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

History

The amphitheater opened in 1996, and since then, due to its size and target audience, has hosted concerts by large names in the music industry. In March 2010, the venue removed its corporate prefix ("Verizon Wireless") for the first time in its 14-year history, to be known simply as "Virginia Beach Amphitheater".[2] In February 2011, the amphitheater was renamed "Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach", with naming rights coming from Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance.[3]

The amphitheater has 5 parking lots that are all adjacent to the facility. The parking fee is included in the price of tickets for most shows. The facility has two main seating areas; the main seating area being under a large roof, canopy structure, and the lawn area located directly behind the permanent seats. The lawn area is partially covered by the facilities roof. The facility rents small lawn chairs for patrons who have purchased lawn seats and allows concert-goers to bring blankets if they wish.

Events

The amphitheater has played host to many music festivals, including Crüe Fest, Crüe Fest 2, FM99 Lunatic Luau, H.O.R.D.E. Festival, Honda Civic Tour, Lilith Fair, Lollapalooza, Mayhem Festival, Ozzfest, Projekt Revolution, Uproar Festival and Vans Warped Tour.

The Dave Matthews Band performed and recorded their show, on June 4, 1996, which was later released as a live album, entitled Live Trax Vol. 18.

Aerosmith were scheduled to perform during their Just Push Play Tour on September 11, 2001, with Fuel as their opening act, but the show was cancelled, due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, during their Honkin' on Bobo Tour on June 16, 2004, with Cheap Trick as their opening act, but the show was cancelled, due to illness and during their Aerosmith/ZZ Top Tour on July 5, 2009, with ZZ Top as their opening act, but the show was cancelled, due to injuries sustained by frontman Steven Tyler.

P.O.D. also filmed the music video for their song "Satellite" on July 21, 2002, during the FM99 Lunatic Luau. They played the song 3 times with cameras rolling to make sure they had all of the footage they needed.

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