According to Pollstar magazine, the concert industry’s leading trade publication, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ranked third in its listing of the top 50 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold during the first six months of 2012. The Pavilion’s ticket sales totaled 138,696 for shows played between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2012.
“Our 23rd season has been filled with a wide variety of performances and sold-out concerts. We are fortunate to be located in a strong market and have as our partner, Live Nation, the No. 1 concert promoter in the world,” said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion. “The venue itself, its location and our staff also contribute to our success.”
So far this season, The Pavilion has had four sold-out concerts including Buzzfest 28 April 21, Dave Matthews Band May 18, Jimmy Buffett June 2 and One Direction June 24.
“We are excited about The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s third-place ranking at this point in the season,” said Randy McElrath, Senior Vice President of Booking for Live Nation. “The management at The Pavilion really knows their customers and treats them as friends. It is no surprise that The Pavilion is one of the leading ticket sellers again this season.”
Upcoming concerts at The Pavilion include Joe Cocker & Huey Lewis and the News July 21, Chicago and The Doobie Brothers July 22, 94.5 The Buzz Bug Light Weenie Roast July 28, Pitbull Aug. 2, KISS and Mötley Crüe Aug. 3, IDentity Festival Aug. 11, Jason Mraz, Aug. 12, Sublime with Rome Aug. 14, Crosby, Stills & Nash Aug. 15, Iron Maiden Aug. 18, Journey Aug. 24, 94.5 The Buzz Honda Civic Tour with Linkin Park & Incubus Aug. 28, Def Leppard & Poison Sept. 1, Kelly Clarkson & The Fray Sept. 7, Toby Keith Sept. 8, Train Sept. 14, Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival Sept. 15, Florence & the Machine Sept. 29, Gotye Oct. 11 and Jason Aldean Oct. 26.
Upcoming performing arts events include Bugs Bunny at the Symphony July 26, Latin American Classical Sept. 6, Evening with Brahms Sept. 21, Hocus Pocus Pops Oct. 12, Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular Dec. 7 and the 17th Annual Children’s Festival Nov. 10 and 11.
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