The 2010s marked Tulsa’s first full decade with BOK Center, which opened in 2008.
The highlight was a “10 for 10” concert series. It was part of a BOK Center 10th anniversary concert series that started in 2018 and spilled over into 2019. The series featured concerts by Pink, U2, Justin Timberlake, George Strait, the Eagles, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Imagine Dragons and Elton John. Metallica drew an arena-record crowd of 19,228.
Any list of BOK Center highlights would have to include Garth Brooks playing seven sold-out shows there in 2015.
Jason Aldean’s 2017 BOK Center show attracted global attention. It was his first performance since more than 50 people were killed and more than 500 were injured when a gunman opened fire on a Las Vegas music festival 11 days earlier.
“It’s a really weird thing for us being up here, doing this show and knowing what happened not too long ago,” Aldean told the crowd, adding that he wanted to give fans a show because that’s what they came to see.
“I just want to say thank you guys. You guys have helped us a ton tonight. You guys have helped us take the next step in doing what we need to do.”
Paul McCartney performed on back-to-back nights in 2013. Referencing a recent tornado outbreak that had caused damage in the central part of the state, McCartney said, “We would like to dedicate this song to those here who have suffered through the recent tragedy in Oklahoma.” He sang “Let it Be” amid a standing ovation.