An Orange County site for major concerts is the the Arrowhead Pond. Located just two miles east of Disneyland, and right across from Anaheim Stadium and the new Tinseltown Studios, its principal tenant is the ice hockey team, the Ducks (formerly owned by Disney and named 'The Mighty Ducks' after the Disney movie of the same name).
It's also home for the NBA's Clippers basketball, The arena also plays host to such varied events as the Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney On Ice, rodeos, WWF wrestling, and the Anaheim Splash soccer team.
In 2006, they announced that they had sold the naming-rights to the arena, and that from now on it will be called "The Honda Center" (which sounds like a car dealership, if you ask me...)
But the cavernous Pond is becoming an increasingly popular spot for concert performers. Its opening night in 1993 saw a concert from Barry Manilow, and the stars have just kept coming ever since then, including Elton John, Whitney Houston, Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, R.E.M., Tori Amos, Amy Grant, Bob Dylan / Joni Mitchell, Janet Jackson, Eric Clapton, Shania Twain, AC/DC, Mannheim Steamroller, Phil Collins, Neil Diamond, Depeche Mode, Yanni, Clint Black, George Straight, Traffic, LL Cool J, Travis Tritt, Aerosmith, Santana, Reba McEntire / Brooks & Dunn, and even Barbra Streisand. (Many of these same performers go on to play the Forum or Staples Center a few days later.).
Ricky Martin appeared in concert at the Pond on July 20, 2000; Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, and Brooks & Dunn soon after.
In February 1999, the Pond was the scene of the Rolling Stones "No Security" concert (with the best tickets going for $150.) The Stones' opening act was Bryan Adams.
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