"It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world." - Kinks, Ray Davies

In 1975 the Summit, later named the Compaq Center, became home of the Houston Rockets and was a great venue for concerts until the City sold it in 2005 and it became the Godautorium. After the loss of the Summit, Houston lost it's last big hall suitable for concerts. Now we are stuck with Cynthia Woods Pavilion and the Toyota Center. The Summit had a rated seating capacity of 17,000 which I'm sure did not include floor seating for concerts. The acoustics were actually pretty good, far better then the old Coliseum. Many great acts performed there during it's 30 years of use as a concert venue.

The first concert at the Summit was The Who on Nov 20, 1975



(Note: These are the performances I have seen and can verify. If you see any groups not listed that you know played at this venue, please email me)

The Who   Wings
Rolling Stones   ZZ Top
Beach Boys   Eagles
Kenny Loggins   Queen
Marshall Tucker   Traffic
Tom Petty   Elvis
Neil Diamond   Tina Turner
Rod Stuart   Elton John
Neil Young   Aerosmith
Jerry Jeff Walker   Crosby, Stills and Nash
REM   David Bowie
Heart   Fleetwood Mac
Moody Blues   Genesis
Talking Heads   Madonna
Cars   Bad Company
38 Special   Billy Idol
Pretenders   Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Asia   Poison
Go Go's   Duran Duran
INXS   Police
Stevie Ray Vaughn   Journey
Yes   Van Halen
Clapton   Def Leapord
Steve Miller   Iron Maiden
Psychedelic Furs   Michael Jackson
Rush   Iron Maiden
Cindy Lauper   Queensryche
Simple Minds   Chicago
Jackson Browne   Kiss
Judas Priest   Ozzy Osborne
Robert Plant   Deep Purple
Kinks   America
James Taylor   The Band
Bob Seager   Electric Light Orchestra
Motley Crue   Lover Boy
U2   Linda Ronstadt
Billy Joel   The Replacements
Cheap Trick   Kansas
Boston   Sammy Hagar
Georgia Satellites   Dan Fogelberg
John Denver   Jefferson Starship
Soundgarden   Gun's & Roses