Valley View Casino Center: Year in Photos

Valley View Casino Center went big in 2015 with Madonna, Neil Diamond, Garth Brooks and more.

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Madonna was just one of the music superstars who rolled through Valley View Casino Center in 2015.
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Garth Brooks finally returned to San Diego and performed a four-night, five-show stand at the arena in November.
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Country-music star Eric Church kicked off our photo coverage this year at the venue when he performed on Jan. 18, 2015.
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Interesting tidbit about Church: When his career was getting started, he was forced to deal with the heat from the stage lights drying out his contacts, so he always wears aviator sunglasses onstage now.
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Church's style has been described as country rock, outlaw country and Southern rock.
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"Sweet Caroline"? More like sweet San Diego! Neil Diamond headlined Valley View Casino Center on May 15.
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Diamond has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time.
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Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.
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Beloved Guadalajara, Jalisco-based rock band Mana played a sold-out Valley View Casino Center show on June 10.
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Mana has earned four Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America.
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In 1992, the band released "Donde Jugaran Los Ninos?," which sold more than 8 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling Spanish-language rock album of all time.
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Original "Material Girl" Madonna drew a crowd of more than 10,000 to her Oct. 29 show at Valley View Casino Center.
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Her first stop in San Diego was 30 years ago -- just five years into her career -- when the Beastie Boys opened for her at SDSU's Open Air Theatre.
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Garth Brooks performed at the Valley View Casino Center Nov. 5-9, 2015.
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We were there for his first show, where Brooks tore through his enormous catalog, playing hits like "Friends in Low Places," "The Beaches of Cheyenne," "The Dance" and "The Thunder Rolls."
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