VENUE AND EVENT INFO
It all started early one summer in 1972 when the first concert and sold out show took place at the Tower Theater. The day after the show, a reviewer from the Philadelphia Daily News wrote, "Philly Finally has its Fillmore," referring to the famous Fillmore East in New York.
Over the next few years, The Tower quickly grew a reputation as having its finger on the "pulse" of what was happening in music.
Then unknowns, David Bowie and The Spiders from Mars and Peter Gabriel with Genesis stood on the Tower's stage during its fledgling years and Bruce Springsteen introduced the E Street Band there in 1974.
Since then, the likes of Paul Simon, Neil Young and David Bowie have recorded live shows in this historic building and the list of talent that has come through is truly amazing. U2, Grateful Dead, Radiohead, Bob Marley, Tori Amos, Eddie Murphy, Mary J. Blige, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Kanye West, John Legend, The Decemberists, Robert Plant, The Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Janet Jackson, Eddie Vedder, The Smiths, The Rolling Stones, Phish, Steely Dan, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and literally thousands more.
Before you leave for the show, be sure to check out our Venue Info page for details regarding directions, parking, etc.
This is an all ages, general admission event. All attendees require a ticket.
Please see our enhanced venue safety guidelines: venue.thetowerphilly.com/safety-guidelines.
Per current mandatory health requirements from the City of Philadelphia, all attendees ages 5 and older must present proof of a COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the venue and attend the show. In attending the event, you certify and attest that you and all individuals in your party attending the event will abide by the following regulations: All fans ages 5 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after second dose) – and provide proof of vaccination prior to entering the venue. Masks will be required at all times except when actively eating or drinking. For those under 5 years of age or with a medical exemption, printed proof of negative test within 24 hours will be required along with the appropriate exemption documentation. These regulations will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed entry to the event and to any users of the tickets purchased by you.
Entry requirements and venue protocols are subject to change.