POLLSTAR MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES TOP VENUES

Pollstar Ranked The Top Venues Per Revenue

The mid-year rankings  are in from Pollstar and are based on worldwide ticket sales from January 1 – June 30, 2017 for concerts, events and family shows in venues seating 15,001 or more, and the winners will surprise you.

The 1,039,455 people that came to see  The U2 – London show top the list, The SSE Hydro and Manchester Arena in the UK come in 2nd and 3rd, with Germany’s Lanxess Arena and Barclaycard Arena rounding out the top 5.  Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is the first US Venue to hit the list at number 9, and Tampa’s Amalie Arena coming in at 15.

“This is our highest Pollstar rating in several years, maybe in the history of the building,” said Steve Griggs, Chief Executive Officer of AMALIE Arena and the Tampa Bay Lightning. “It’s been a great year for major concert tours and a quick look at the remaining six months of the current year show the trend continuing. But we need to credit the Events team, led by Kevin Preast for excellent work in driving events of all types into AMALIE Arena. He’s done a fantastic job since joining the organization 18 months ago.”

Preast officially started on January 4, 2016 and is responsible for all event bookings at AMALIE Arena, serving as the company’s primary liaison with promoters and tour managers to identify, negotiate and facilitate operations, sales and marketing for all live performances in the venue. He also serves as a key member of the TBSE senior management team, contributing to organizational strategy, direction, long-term business planning and execution.

 

After very successful first six months of 2017, AMALIE recently hosted five sold-out concerts in July, 2017 with Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, New Kids on the Block’s “Total Package Tour” and Shawn Mendes.

 

“2017 has been one of the best years in the industry that I can remember,” Preast said. “We were fortunate to get off to a good start from a concert and event standpoint for the first six months of the year and we are pleased to be able to offer our guests a better slate of shows for the second half of the year. We appreciate the support of all the artists, tour managers and promoters, with Live Nation leading the charge, that continue to make AMALIE one of the busiest venues in the world.”

Preast officially started on January 4, 2016 and is responsible for all event bookings at AMALIE Arena, serving as the company’s primary liaison with promoters and tour managers to identify, negotiate and facilitate operations, sales and marketing for all live performances in the venue. He also serves as a key member of the TBSE senior management team, contributing to organizational strategy, direction, long-term business planning and execution.

After very successful first six months of 2017, AMALIE recently hosted five sold-out concerts in July, 2017 with Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, New Kids on the Block’s “Total Package Tour” and Shawn Mendes.

“2017 has been one of the best years in the industry that I can remember,” Preast said. “We were fortunate to get off to a good start from a concert and event standpoint for the first six months of the year and we are pleased to be able to offer our guests a better slate of shows for the second half of the year. We appreciate the support of all the artists, tour managers and promoters, with Live Nation leading the charge, that continue to make AMALIE one of the busiest venues in the world.”

The arena is welcoming John Mayer on August 13, first-ever Monster Jam on August 19, Ed Sheeran on August 29, Kendrick Lamar on September 1, Mumford & Sons on September 20, Disney On Ice presents FROZEN September 29 – October 1, Bruno Mars on October 19, Tim and Faith’s “Soul to Soul Tour” on October 20, Andre Rieu on November 1, Fall Out Boy on November 5, Lady Gaga on December 1, and Katy Perry on December 15 to close out the year. And 2018 is promising to be a strong year for AMALIE as well, with Lorde already booked for April 11, with many more show announcements to come.

Visit AMALIEArena.com for a full schedule of upcoming events.

 

The Philips Arena in Atlanta comes in at number 20. Orlando’s Amway Center at number 63. The BB&T Center in Sunrise hits in at 110 while Jacksonville Florida’s Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena comes in at 116. For a FULL List Click HERE.

 

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