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Slane Castle - Rock Farm Slane

I think it’s easy to assume people like to travel all over the world to visit sites, scenes, cultures, and places (maybe even concert venues…?) they could never imagine in their wildest dreams. Why? To, for one, be exposed to cultural differences they don’t get to experience every day.

While it’s okay to spice up your routine by exploring your city as if you’re visiting it for the first time, it’s also okay to want to go out and explore the world! It’s full of opportunities. So, where to next? Why don’t you plan your next trip on marking off seeing these 7 breathtaking concert venues around the world?

The Must-See Concert Venues List

Red Rocks Amphitheater 

Red Rocks Ampitheatre
Morrison, CO, U.S.A.

This is one pretty iconic venue in Colorado, and it sells out regularly. Red Rocks is made up of 300-foot rocks and sandstone, with a capacity near 10,000 and an overwhelming view of the surrounding Denver area. This one’s a no-brainer.

Hollywood Bowl 

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

Looking to keep your travels stateside? This is the largest natural amphitheater in the United States, meaning yes, it’s outdoors. Enjoy that California sunshine and soak up the sun in one of the best-known concert venues of the U.S., where legendary artists like Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, and Frank Sinatra have performed.

Théâtre Antique d’Orange

Theatre D'orange
Orange, France

This theatre was built in the 1st Century AD. That makes it the oldest operating concert venue on this list. As the best maintained Roman theatre, it’s a site to see and immerse yourself in ancient culture (while listening to your favorite band).

National Centre for the Performing Arts

National Centre for the Performing ArtsBeijing, China
This venue is known as “The Giant Egg” is a titanium dome surrounded by an artificial lake. National Centre for the Performing Arts seats around 5,000.

Slane Castle

Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland

Well, you might not actually be inside the ancient castle in the Irish countryside, but what difference does it make? The castle hosts outdoor concerts on the sloping castle grounds, which creates a natural amphitheater many concert venues try to replicate.

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade - Theatres on the BaySingapore
These dual spaces within Singapore’s city core are homes to cultural and performing arts, and the triangulated glass with panoramic views transform the space’s light and texture throughout the day.

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia
This one’s another no-brainer for the list of magnificent concert venues. You can take architectural tours during the day, but be warned: there’s no photography inside.

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