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Perth Arena tops worldwide top venue chart
Perth Arena has ranked as the world’s top venue in its category of 10,000-15,000 capacity by Billboard, the world’s longest established music publication, for 2014 based on total box office gross for concerts.
Perth Arena's total box office gross was the highest of all arenas in Australia and Asia in 2014 and it ranked seventh in the world for a venue of any capacity.
Perth Arena General Manager Michael Scott is thrilled by the result which shows how Western Australians love live music at the two-year-old venue.
Scott explains “we can proudly say that thanks to the people of WA, it is more attractive than ever to bring a tour to Perth Arena.
“Since the venue opened, Perth has out-performed in ticket sales in proportion to its population and Perth Arena has become a must-play touring destination in Australia.
“This top ranking shows the excellent vision from the WA Government to build Perth Arena to a world-class standard which helps AEG Ogden to secure more great tours,” he said.
Contributing to the ranking was some of the world’s best music acts including The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Michael Bublé, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton, Andrea Bocelli, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and Queen & Adam Lambert.
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and The Rolling Stones both played more shows at Perth Arena than at any other Australian venue on their 2014 tours, with the two dates of The Rolling Stones ranking at number 22 for Billboard’s Top Performances in the world.
VenuesWest Chairman Graham Partridge OAM described the ranking as an extraordinary feat for a relatively new venue, adding “in just over two years of operation, Perth Arena attaining the number one position in the world for its size is a staggering result.
“Venue manager AEG Ogden has done a superb job in bringing the cream of Australian and international talent to the venue.
“Fifteen of the world’s top 25 tours according to the Billboard rankings for 2014 have included Perth Arena.
“Perth Arena was designed to be a world class venue for Western Australia to deliver experiences that would surpass many in the world, and its success is evident in this result.”
The top venue charts are released by Billboard among other annual music industry rankings which include tours, artists, genres and album sales.
The Billboard chart rankings are based on live music sales only and not on sporting events such as the Perth Wildcats or Hopman Cup, which returns to the venue on 4 January 2015.
Tours already announced for 2015 at Perth Arena include Roxette, Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart, Eagles, Drake, 5 Seconds of Summer, The Script, Ricky Martin, Kylie Minogue, Spandau Ballet and Nickelback.
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