4) Madison Square Garden, New York City
It’s possibly the most iconic and certainly one of the most historic and well-known venues in the world. Home to the Knicks Basketball and the Rangers Hockey teams, the Garden has also hosted some of the worlds greatest musicians and concerts such as Billy Joel, a native New Yorker who has played there one-hundred times over his long career, beating Elton John’s record of sixty-four shows. Accessible by car, train and surface public transit, Madison Square Garden opened on February 11, 1968, and is the oldest major sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area. Over the years everyone from the Grateful Dead to Taylor Swift have performed there, calling it an iconic, holy temple of rock and roll for most touring acts who rave about the acoustics of the building.