Photo by Erik Aratari

Today marked the end of an era.

The demolition of the famed Palace of Auburn Hills was completed today (July 11), and the building went down with a “bang.”

Watch video of the Palace’s implosion below. Be warned, you might shed a tear.

So many great acts have graced the stage at the Palace, from Beyonce to Van Halen to Pink Floyd. The venue housed every genre of music imaginable. At this point, the question is who didn’t play the Palace, since it seems pretty much every major act did.

The Palace, of course, was also home to the Detroit Pistons for decades.

We miss you already, Palace!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!