Dreaming big: Some splashy gets for the new arena would be …

This Nov. 7, 2013, photo shows Bruce Springsteen onstage at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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Bruce Springsteen The Boss inexplicably hasn’t played here since he toured The Rising way back in 2002.

Radiohead Could there be any bigger get than the ultra-coveted, and traditionally Vegas-shy, English rock band?

Taylor Swift The pop star’s only non-festival Vegas performance happened seven years ago, before she’d crossed beyond the country crowd.

Pearl Jam The alt-rock giants celebrated their 10th anniversary with an epic MGM Grand show in 2000, but have now gone a decade since their last appearance here.

Dave Matthews Band For all their logged miles and past Vegas successes, these touring kings haven’t visited since ’09.

Eminem It would be a major coup to land this reluctant performer, last here in ’05.

U2 No Vegas shows since ’09. And we promise, if you’re not a fan your phone won’t force you to go anyway.

Arcade Fire The indie act-turned-festival headliner is due back after skipping Vegas in 2014.

Tom Petty It’s been almost 10 years since this reliable venue-filler played his last Vegas set, at the second Vegoose.

Adele The Billboard Top 200 mainstay has played exactly one Vegas gig, five years ago.

Red Hot Chili Peppers The formerly frequent Vegas visitors have been here just once since 2005, for a tough-ticket Cosmo New Year’s Eve gig in 2012.

Coldplay The British alt-pop band has limited recent visits to brief iHeartRadio Festival sets.

The Cure/Depeche Mode Demand always far outweighs supply for both bands’ local theater shows.

Daft Punk An electronic music act that could definitely fill T-Mobile … should the robot duo ever tour again.

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