What do you call the Albany, NY building at 51 South Pearl Street? Today it is known as the MVP Arena but over the years you may have referred to it as the Pepsi Arena or the Times Union Center. We tend to stick with the name we first knew it as. Maybe it's been the Knickerbocker Arena to you since 1990.

Let's take a look back at the list of artists that played Knickerbocker Arena in it's inaugural season, 33 years ago, according to setlist.fm.

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The current day MVP Arena can accommodate up to 17,500 people, depending on the event. Many artists have had sold out performances here, including The Rolling Stones in 2005, Paul McCartney in 2014 and the Albany Empire Arena Football League sold out their first home game, April 2018.

Knickerbocker arena opened it's doors on January 30, 1990 with a performance by Frank Sinatra. See the long list of fellow artists that played the arena that year. Country, Rock, legends and more.

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World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has had several memorable moments at 52 South Pearl Street over the decades. You might remember the legendary moment when Stone Cold Steve Austin drove a beer truck to the ring and showered Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and The Rock a "beer bath". That happened in Albany.

Here is a look back at 1990 at the Knickerbocker Arena, Albany. Do you remember all of these shows?

LOOK BACK at Albany's Kickerbocker Arena 1990

Albany's legendary Knickerbocker Arena opened in 1990. Let's take a look back at that inaugural year to see some of the artists that came to the Capital Region of New York to perform. How many of these do you remember?

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