StubHub, the fan’s ticket marketplace, today announced its 20 Most Rockin’ Cities for 2007 based on overall gross ticket sales in each market. Over 90 North American cities/regions populate event listings on StubHub. A stellar line-up of tours sent fans rushing to buy tickets to watch their favorite pop stars and legendary reuniting bands. Many shows sold out, some within minutes of going on sale, but a record number of fans turned to the StubHub marketplace for access despite “sold out” signs at the box office. With so many tickets changing hands, StubHub has compiled its second annual list of America’s 20 Most Rockin’ Cities. Summer concerts in these top 20 cities have been the most active sellers on StubHub with rankings based on total sales for concert events only, occurring between May 15th and September 15th.
Additionally, StubHub has included the three best selling shows in each city. New York, Los Angeles and Chicago held their distinctions again this year as the top three Most Rockin’ Cities. The Police tour was the top grossing and most popular act in more than half of the top 20 cities.
America’s 20 Most Rockin’ Cities:
2007 City Rank (2006 City Rank) Top Selling Shows:
New York Metro (1) The Police – 8/3,8/1, 8/5
Los Angeles (2) The Police - 6/23, 6/20, 6/21
Chicago (3) The Police - 7/6, 7/5, Eric Clapton
Boston (5) The Police - 7/28, 7/29, Kenny Chesney
Philadelphia (4) Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, The Police 7/19
San Francisco Bay Area (6) The Police, Roger Waters, Soul 2 Soul
Dallas (7) The Police - 6/26, 6/27, Kenny Chesney
Las Vegas (11) The Police, Soul 2 Soul, Roger Waters
Detroit (12) The Police, Nickelback, Soul 2 Soul
Hartford (9) The Police, Dave Mathews Band 8/4, 8/5
Miami (8) The Police, Kenny Chesney, Roger Waters
Atlanta (15) Soul 2 Soul, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban
Denver (16) The Police 6/9, Rush, The Police 6/10
Phoenix (14) The Police, Keith Urban, Soul 2 Soul
Washington DC Metro (10) Soul 2 Soul, John Mayer, Beyonce
Seattle (17) Kenny Chesney, The Police - 6/6, 6/7
Richmond, VA. (13) Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Rush
Houston (19) The Police, Rush, Kenny Chesney
Atlantic City, NJ (18) Jimmy Buffett, Tool, Josh Groban
Tampa, FL (NR) The Police, Kenny Chesney, Soul 2 Soul
*Data based on sales through StubHub as of 8/13/07
“The populations of our 20 Most Rockin’ Cities have shown their great affinity for this summer’s live music,” said Sean Pate, spokesperson for StubHub. “People of all ages came to see The Police reunite, it wasn’t uncommon to see a 19 year-old standing next to a 50 year-old both singing the lyrics to ‘Roxanne’. Similarly, the legendary Jimmy Buffett continues to pack ‘em in year after year while country acts like Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban have firmly entrenched themselves as major draws across the land.”
More FanStats(SM) Summer Concert Stats (as of 8/13/07)
· The Police tour is the best selling tour in the history of StubHub, surpassing the success of the Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang Tour in 2005/2006 with roughly half as many dates. Police ticket sales also doubled the gross sales of Madonna’s entire 2006 tour.
· Though demand was high, Police tickets sold for as low as $9 for seats at the Pepsi Center in Denver but as high as $10,000 for floor seats at Madison Square Garden in New York.
· The most expensive concert ticket sold this summer was $10,000 for a front row seat to the Police concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on August 1st. The buyer from California purchased a pair for a total cost of over $20,000.
· The most expensive purchase was $28,038 for a suite at the Police concert on August 3rd at Madison Square Garden in New York.
· StubHub’s Top 5 concerts in America will each support over $2 million in ticket sales by the end of the tour:
Top 5 Concerts Average Ticket Price
The Police $207
Justin Timberlake $181
Kenny Chesney $162
Jimmy Buffett $131
Dave Matthews Band $135
*Based on total gross sales
About StubHubStubHub is the world’s largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets at fair market value to a vast selection of sporting, concert, theater and other live entertainment events, even those that are "sold out." StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead through innovation. The company's unique open marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered via StubHub's patent-pending FanNetwork(SM) ticket delivery service, supported by seven-day toll free customer service at 1-866-STUBHUB, and backed by an industry-first FanProtect™ Guarantee. Company partners include MLB.com and over 30 teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL and NCAA along with numerous media companies including AOL and CBS.
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