Ed Sheeran and Fleetwood Mac announced as Ticketmaster’s ‘tickets of the year’
Ticketmaster in Australia and New Zealand has announced the acts that ticket buyers thought were the Tickets of the Year – Fleetwood Mac in New Zealand and Ed Sheeran in Australia.
In a statement, Ticketmaster announced that “having fought off strong competition from some of this year’s hottest live acts ... Ed Sheeran has been crowned Ticket of the Year 2015 (for Australia)!
“This one-man show has sold out stadiums and arenas with nothing more than a guitar and a microphone, wowing fans far and wide.”
Sheeran is only one of two music acts on Australia’s Ticketmaster Ticket of the Year top five list. In second place is Matilda the Musical, swiftly followed by Les Miserables in third and The Lion King in fourth.
Fifth place went to veteran rockers AC/DC.
In New Zealand, Fleetwood Mac appeared on the Ticket of the Year top five list twice, taking number one with their Auckland show and fifth place with their Dunedin concert. These five rockers have had a legendary On with the Show world tour with the return of former band member Christine McVie.
Ed Sheeran, the only solo artist to appear in the top five, placed second on the New Zealand list followed by the Eagles and the Foo Fighters.
As for the most anticipated event of 2016, as voted for in Ticketmaster’s Ticket of the Year, both Australian and New Zealand ticket buyers are looking forward to Adele.
Ticketmaster explained that Adele “is the hottest act in the world right now with her latest album 25 smashing record sales ... across the world.”
Live Nation Entertainment subsidiary Ticketmaster polled its 85 million live entertainment fans across its database to discover who put on the greatest shows this year, as part of the Ticketmaster’s Ticket of the Year 2015. This vote was all about giving a voice to the Ticketmaster fan to shout about their favourite live event of 2015.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management.
For more information go to www.livenationentertainment.com.
Image shows Ed Sheeran at Melbourne's AAMI Park.
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