Friday, December 2, 2011
The shows are in support of their new album, El Camino, due out December 6 on Nonesuch Records. In advance of the release, five tracks from the record are currently streaming on the band’s web site. Concert ticket and album packages are available at the band’s site. Additionally, The Black Keys are teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans access to some of the best seats in the house. Proceeds will benefit Community Support Services in Akron,
OH and W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville, TN.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 10 at 10AM. Prices are $29.50, $39.50, and $49.50. Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices, ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, or charge: 800-745-3000.
In anticipation of the release, the duo will join Steve Buscemi on tomorrow’s episode of Saturday Night Live. This is the band’s second time this year as musical guests on the show, a “rare distinction,” says Rolling Stone. Other television appearances next week include The Colbert Report on December 6 and the Late Show with David Letterman on December 7. Moreover, the band is being featured on several MTV programs, including the week-long series Road to Release: The Black Keys, an interview with Matt Pinfield on MTV2’s 120 Minutes, and a live stream of their album release show at New York’s Webster Hall on December 5 exclusively on MTV Hive.
Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys, El Camino was recorded in the band’s new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011. In advance of the release, the album’s first single, “Lonely Boy,” was released October 26, to acclaim from fans and press; the song has been climbing the radio charts rapidly and is rising toward #1 on the Alternative and AAA charts. Additionally, the accompanying video has been viewed nearly three million times on YouTube. See reverse for complete El Camino track list.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Offering some of country's hottest rhythms today, Paisley will be joined by 3-time CMA Award winner The Band Perry, who is returning to Van Andel Arena after recently performing on the Reba McEntire All the Women I Am Tour. Joining Paisley and The Band Perry is rising star and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 2 at 10 AM and are as low as $25.00, $39.75 and $59.75. Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice.
After his H2O Tour was 2010's top country tour in attendance, Paisley earned CMA's Entertainer of the Year award. Paisley has also garnered several Male Vocalist of the Year awards to go along with a record-setting five consecutive Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist honors. The three-time Grammy winner released his ninth studio album, This Is Country, just this past May.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The family group was nominated for a total of five awards and won awards for Best New Artist, Best Single and Best Song. The Tennessee natives were the big winners of the night and had to take a day out of their very busy tour schedule to attend the event. They will be bringing their award winning single "If I Die Young" back on tour quickly as they will be rolling into Van Andel Arena tonight with Reba, Steel Magnolia and Edens Edge. This star-studded line-up guarantees to be entertaining and begins at 7:30 PM.
Ticket prices are $27.50, $62 and $72. Tickets are still available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
ROGER WATERS MAKES HIS TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA IN 2012 WITH HIS EXTRAORDINARY AURAL AND VISUAL MASTERPIECE: “THE WALL”
Making a 36 show trek throughout North America, "The Wall" will be playing Van Andel Arena on June 6, 2012. Prices are $57.50, $77.50, $101.50, and $201.50 and tickets will go on sale November 14 at 10am. The tour also includes stadium stops in San Francisco at AT&T Park on May 11th, Chicago's Wrigley Field on June 8th and 23rd and Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on July 14th.
Waters' first reinvented his iconic stage production of "The Wall" in 2010 utilizing modern day technological advances and special effects which have been embraced by audiences around the globe with countless sold out performances and multiple-night stands including a record - breaking 9 sold out shows at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "The Wall" remains one of the most influential albums in the history of recorded music with a profound effect on pop culture, resonating with multiple generations of music fans.
Prior to 2010, "The Wall" show was simply too large to contemplate a tour, but new arenas and advances in touring technology have solved that dilemma. Waters has updated the look and feel of the show to ensure it matches the astonishing theatrical extravaganza that The Wall's live incarnation became so legendary for - thus allowing yet another generation to be inspired by the grandeur of the breathtaking visual and aural spectacle. The 1980 original production of "The Wall" had been performed live in-its-entirety just 29 times during Pink Floyd's 1980 tour in support of the album and once in Berlin in celebration of the fall of the Berlin wall.
The Associated Press described opening night in 2010 with, "Roger Waters tore down the house Wednesday night in Toronto... He walked out to thunderous applause beginning with the first track of the seminal concept album, 'In the Flesh', and the adulation never stopped." While during the New York stop, the New York Post declared, "When Roger Waters finished building "The Wall" in its entirety, at Madison Square Garden, it was just another brick on what was the best arena concert I've ever been to. Period."
In addition to Roger Waters (lead vocals, bass), "The Wall" live touring ensemble includes: Snowy White (Guitar), Dave Kilminster (Guitar), GE Smith (Guitar & Bass), Jon Carin (Keyboards), Harry Waters (Hammond Organ), Graham Broad (Drums), Robbie Wyckoff (Vocals), Jon Joyce, Pat Lennon, Mark Lennon and Kipp Lennon (Backing Vocals).
For complete ticket and tour information, please visit RogerWaters.com, Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Video news release, live press shots, EPK and interview material available to download at: Rogerwatersmedia.com
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Winter Jam will be in Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena on April 1. Winter Jam admission is $10 at the door, with no ticket required.
"With one of the most powerful line-ups of Christian music's top artists in Winter Jam history, we are thrilled to announce what promises to be our biggest tour yet," said NewSong founding member and Winter Jam creator Eddie Carswell. "After seeing more than 90,000 people make decisions for Christ during last year's tour, we enter Winter Jam's 17th year of ministry excited to begin the adventure of what God has in store for us - and audiences around the country."
Presented by Holt International, additional Winter Jam 2012 Tour Spectacular sponsors include E. Bailey Produce, Texas TransEastern, Premier Christian Cruises, Xtreme Conferences, and Camp Electric. Additionally, 2012 marks the continuations of the popular Jam Nation fan program, which will offer individual and group memberships guaranteeing free and early concert admission. Members also receive a limited-edition Jam Nation t-shirt, a collectible Jam Nation Platinum Access Pass, and can participate in a Jam Nation Q & A with select tour artists, among numerous exclusive benefits.
Since its formation by NewSong in 1995, Winter Jam has featured many of the top names in Christian music, including TobyMac, Third Day, Newsboys, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Jeremy Camp, among others. The Winter Jam 2011 Tour Spectacular outpaced attendance for all tours in the first quarter, including Bon Jovi, U2, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, according to Pollstar's 2011 Worldwide First Quarter Ticket Sales "Top 100 Tours" chart. In addition, for the first time in its history, the tour will hit 11 cities in the western United States this fall.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Featured Monster Trucks: Grave Digger, Hot Wheels, AAP Grinder, Superman, High Maintenance, Bad News, and Full Boar. *Lineup subject to change.
Pit Party: Saturday, March 10 from 11:30AM to 11PM. Free entry to pit party with valid 2PM event ticket for Saturday, March 10 show. Must have a valid 2PM ticket to enter.
Dates and times are as followed:
-Friday, March 9: 7PM
-Saturday, March 10: 2PM, 7PM
-Sunday, March 11: 2PM
*Doors open 1 hour prior to each performance.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.
There is an opening night discount of $10 for March 9th only - not valid for Gold Circle and Front Row Seats.
Ticket holders for Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic can keep their existing tickets to see Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey as they will be honored at the door, or they can request a refund by returning their tickets at the Van Andel Arena box office or Ticketmaster outlet they were originally purchased from. Tickets purchased over the phone on the Ticketmaster National Sales Line or online at ticketmaster.com can be refunded by calling 1-800-653-8000.
About Disney On Ice Presents Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey
Make imagination your destination! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a journey into the magical worlds of Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan and Lilo & Stitch. Discover Ariel and Sebastian's enchanting undersea kingdom; visit the Pride Lands with Dimba and Nala; soar through starry skies with Peter Pan and his sassy fairy friend Tinker Bell; and say "aloha" to fun with Lilo and Stitch. You'll be captivated by the music, beauty and laughter in a journey so magical, you'll never want to go home.
Tickets can be purchased at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Dates and show times are as followed:
-Thursday, March 22: 7PM
-Friday, March 23: 7PM
-Saturday, March 24: 11AM, 3PM, and 7PM
-Sunday, March 25: 2PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The Rock & Bus offers a shuttle service for patrons to get to the concert and back safely from various cities in the West Michigan region. Patrons need not worry about parking or gas, because the bus drops them off right at the door. This opportunity allows event-goers to have fun with their friends on the way to a concert and on the way back, all with the comfort of knowing that they will have a completely safe ride that drops them off right where they need to be. The buses are outfitted with many luxuries including TVs, comfortable seating, and more.
Rock & Bus prices are as low as $35 per round trip, depending on departure location, and reservations for the bus can be made at rockandbus.com. For more information on Rock & Bus, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit rockandbus.com.
For most show, patrons will need to purchase tickets for the event separately from the Rock & Bus service. However, the ticket price has been bundled into the Rock & Bus price for The Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival at DeVos Place November 17-19, 2011. Tickets for all other shows are available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices, Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Fans will be encouraged to submit their best trick shots on a weekly basis to be performed by a Harlem Globetrotter attempting to beat them at their own game. True to game tradition, "letters" and prizes will be awarded weekly, based on fan voting.
Each week, the winning shot will earn a Spalding BEAST portable basketball system for themsleves or to donate to their favorite youth group/non-profit. As presenting sponsor of the event, Spalding has generously provided nine BEAST portable basketball systems to be shipped to the destination of the weekly winner's choosing. Fans who don't submit videos can still win Globetrotter tickets, autographed basketballs, and other merchandise just for voting.
Tickets for shows on the North American portion of the Globetrotters' 2012 World Tour are available now. For complete event and ticket information, visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
Official Globetrotter Nation H.O.R.S.E. Contest Rules:
- A regulation 10' basketball hoop and regulation size rim (18 inches in diameter)
- A regulation size basketball (9 inches in diameter)
- Must be considered an everyday place to play basketball (driveway, street).
- Automatic disqualification will occur if the court used in the entry is a location that a basketball game would not normally occur (the woods, in a pool, etc...).
- "The Basketball" must be made into "The Basket" from anywhere on "The Court" or within a 15' perimeter of "The Court".
- Shot type modifiers - shooting(Hook shot, backwards, granny style) are accepted, but must be called on "The Video" before the shot was made.
- Shot type modifiers - making(bank/glass, swish/nothing but net, off the wall) are accepted, but must be called on "The Video" before the shot was made.
Automatic Disqualification will occure if a prop is used in any way at any time before the shot, during the shot, or after the shot. Using a wall to redirect the basketball, but it must be a non-movable wall, is allowed.
- Must be one continuous video and the ball must remain in frame the entire video.
- Must be specifically created for this contest.
- Must be intended for family audience viewing and contain content that, in the sole and unfettered discretion of Harlem Globetrotters International entry review panel, is consistent with the standards for a G, PG or PG-13 rating as such ratings are determined by the Motion Picture Association of America for feature films.
- Must not, in the sole discretion of Harlem Globetrotters International, contain any painful, injurious, deadly, sexually explicit, disparaging, libelous or other inappropriate content or content that favors one religion, any political party over another, or has any nudity; and
- Must not, in the sole discretion of Harlem Globetrotters International, contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service.
To enter, please visit the Harlem Globetrotters' Facebook page at www.facebook.com/harlemglobetrotters.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Two pairs of tickets will be hidden in different locations downtown, and the search will begin at noon on Wednesday. The tickets will be hidden outside and will be near some of the amazing art that is spread throughout the downtown area. The search area is defined by borders at the river going east to Division Ave. and Oakes St. north to Michigan St.
After receiving great feedback about past ticket hunts for Keith Urban and the Red Wings Red & White Game, this is a great opportunity for ticket hunt enthusiasts that want to win Reba tickets to redeem themselves for coming up empty in the other searches. The same rules from previous hunts will also apply here, as participants will need to check out the Van Andel Arena Facebook fan page shortly before noon tomorrow for clues on where the tickets are hidden (facebook.com/VanAndelArenaFanPage). It is supposed to be a beautiful day, so we hope that everyone can find time out of their busy schedules to join the ticket hunt!
Winners are encouraged to post their success on the Van Andel Arena Facebook fan page to keep their fellow ticket hunters informed of the progress of the hunt. We wish everyone the best of luck!
Tickets for Reba McEntire with The Band Perry, Steel Magnolia and Eden's Edge at Van Andel Arena November 10th are still available at Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices, Ticketmaster ticket centers, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at ticketmaster.com
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
As of this morning, special $10 Student Rush tickets to this game are available for purchase in person at the Van Andel Arena box office ONLY. Fans electing to take advantage of this offer may purchase a maximum of four (4) upper bowl tickets each while supplies last. A valid student identification card must be presented at time of purchase. Non-Student Rush upper bowl seats to next Tuesday's 6:00 pm contest are currently available at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office (313-396-7575), all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000) and online at both DetroitRedWings.com and GriffinsHockey.com.
Monday, September 19, 2011
DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena will hold the artist receptions on Wednesday, September 21 from 6-9 pm with food and beverages (cash bar). DeVos Place will hold the reception in the Grand Gallery. This is a great starting point for the "official" night as 63 different artists will have works represented in Grand Rapids' premiere convention center.
Van Andel Arena will host the artist reception at the same time in front of the Fifth Third Bank Vault (restaurant in the arena). The focus will be around the artists by our marquee. The restaurant will be open too. Food and beverages with the cash bar will be available also.
The public is encouraged to join us as we kick off the third annual ArtPrize in style! Not only will the public be able to mingle with more ArtPrize enthusiasts, they will also get to see some great art and learn more about the artists.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
"Offering a voucher redeemable for a free $25 ticket is a tremendous way to thank our donors for their dedication to Michigan Blood and our partner hospitals across the state," said Nick Wasmiller, manager of public relations at Michigan Blood.
The box office will be open at Van Andel Arena during the blood drive, making it even easier to redeem the voucher for a ticket. In addition, limited parking will be available for donors on Ottawa Avenue SW, just west of Van Andel Arena, throughout the blood drive. One hour of free parking also is available at the Monroe Center ramp (entrance off of Ionia Avenue) just one block northeast of Van Andel Arena. Donors can enter Van Andel Arena via the largest glass doors at the northwest side of the arena.
Michigan Blood conducts more than 3,700 blood drives a year in order to help meet the needs of local hospitals in Michigan. These blood drives account for 70 percent of the blood that Michigan Blood collects; the other 30 percent comes from donations at Michigan Blood's nine permanent donation centers across the state. Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to give blood every 56 days. Blood donors should bring photo ID (or two forms of non-photo ID). Appointments (preferred, but not required) can be made at www.miblood.org or by calling 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663).
For more information on The Greatest Show on Earth visit www.Ringling.com
Friday, September 2, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Want to learn how to raise money for your Non-Profit organization?
Being a part of the SAVOR... Non-Profit Volunteer Team at Van Andel Arena is a season-long commitment. We ask that a minimum of twelve (12) events, six (6) of which being hockey, be worked in order for us to provide consistent service to all of our guests.
- All volunteers must have completed a thorough training program before being able to participate at an event. This includes, but is not limited to, Alcohol Management Training (TIPS) and Non-Profit Concession Operational Training.
- All volunteers must be of at least eighteen (18) years of age or older.
- SAVOR... will provide an apron and hat per volunteer based on the size of the group only at the beginning of the season at no cost for up to twelve (12) volunteers.
- To ensure an optimal commitment, we do require groups to pay for their members to go through TIPS training. Cost for doing this is $20 per member. After twelve (12) group members have successfully completed TIPS certification, your group may become eligible to attend a "Free" TIPS class, typically offered four (4) times per year.
- It is suggested that each Non-Profit Volunteer Group provide General Limited Liability Insurance.
- We provide all Non-Profit Volunteer Groups with one core staff member and one fully trained cook in each necessary location.
- Typical time of volunteer shifts vary depending on the event, but usually average to be around 5-6 hours.
- The most successful groups currently enrolled in our program have one group lead, or point person, in charge of signing the group up and notifying them of new events. They also have a pool of 10-15 potential volunteers and work as many events as possible.
-We have locations for small and large groups based on the number of people in your pool of volunteers.
-The most successful groups are currently earning $8,000-$10,000 per month, with 15+ volunteers.
This program has been and continues to be a wonderful program allowing Non-Profit Groups the opportunity to raise funds for their cause. Should you have any further questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact SAVOR... Catering.
Lauren Doa 616-743-6233 or email@example.com
Friday, August 19, 2011
Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Featuring Avenged Sevenfold, along with Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape the Fate
The 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival featuring multi-platinum headliner Avenged Sevenfold, along with Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape the Fate, comes to Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, September 20th at 5:00 PM.
Tickets are $49.75. There also is a student 4 pack available. Students with proper student identification can purchase a 4 pack of tickets for $80. Tickets may be purchased at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, Ticketmaster ticket centers including D&W Stores and select Family Fare locations, charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000 and online at http://bit.ly/omA8KU.
Leading the festival is multiplatinum headliner Avenged Sevenfold, making their successful return after co-headlining the 2010 debut Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Avenged Sevenfold achieved worldwide success with their platinum 2005 album City Of Evil, which featured the wildly popular single “Bat Country.” They are the only band to have headlined the Vans Warped Tour and Ozzfest while simultaneously hitting number one on MTV’s TRL. Avenged Sevenfold’s fifth album, Nightmare, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Their current single, “So Far Away,” is quickly climbing the Active Rock and Modern Rock Charts.
In 2006, they won the fan-voted award for Best New Artist for “Bat Country” at the MTV Video Music Awards. The following year, their self-titled album, Avenged Sevenfold, sold more than a million copies around the world. Over the course of their career, Avenged Sevenfold has built a fanatical fan base resulting in excess of one million albums sold worldwide, amassed more than 6.8 million fans on Facebook and attracted 102 million plays on YouTube.
This past year, Three Days Grace brought their live act to fans with three successful North American tours promoting their latest album Life Starts Now, which debuted at number three on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album spawned three number one Active Rock songs including “The Good Life,” “World So Cold” and the number one Song of the Year at Active Rock, “Break.” Overall, Life Starts Now spent the year dominating the Modern, Heritage and Alternative rock radio-airplay charts across industry radio-monitoring services, BDS and Mediabase. Their latest single, “Lost In You,” follows suit and is currently climbing up the charts on Mediabase and BDS.
South African natives Seether debuted on the scene in 2002, have sold nearly four million units worldwide, and have become an impressive presence on the worldwide touring circuit, averaging more than 275 performances a year. Seether’s fourth album, Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray, was produced by the legendary Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against The Machine). The offering features the number one rock single “Country Song,” and showcases songwriter and frontman Shaun Morgan’s ability to successfully meld raw emotional lyrics with intensely melodic elements of heavy metal, post-grunge and alternative rock.
Bullet For My Valentine continue to tour and support their 2010 Top 3 release Fever and the follow up deluxe Fever Tour Edition CD/DVD, released in February. Fever Tour Edition features three new songs recorded live at XFM radio in the UK. The current single and title track “Fever” continues to climb the charts. Bullet For My Valentine were just nominated for three Kerrang! Awards including Best Single, Best Live and Best British Band.
Escape The Fate has been relentlessly touring in support of their recent self-titled album which debuted at number four on the Billboard Rock album chart, number three on the Billboard Alternative chart and number one on the Billboard Tastemakers Chart. The album features the singles “Issues” and “Gorgeous Nightmare.” Outburn declared “the band’s new album is a compelling modern day masterpiece.”
Thursday, August 18, 2011
3rd Annual “Rock and Worship Roadshow” Continues With Star-Studded Lineup: MERCYME, Jars Of Clay, Disciple, Hawk Nelson, Matt Maher and Group 1 Crew
Admission prices will be the traditional $10 at-the-door, making it an affordable event for the whole family. Compassion International will once again serve as a tour sponsor. Compassion International is a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. For more information on Compassion International go to www.compassion.com.
Kicking off Nov. 3 in Saginaw, MI, the tour will stop in cities such as Grand Rapids, MI, Cleveland, OH, Atlanta, GA, Columbia, SC, Oklahoma City, OK, and Kansas City, MO before wrapping on Nov. 20 in Memphis, TN.
Based on box office figures during the first half of this year, the SMG-managed Van Andel Arena ranks as a top venue in mid-year charts compiled by entertainment industry publications Billboard, Pollstar, and Venues Today.
“Being listed as high as we are in these three industry publications is yet again a great honor,” said Richard MacKeigan, SMG’s Regional General Manager for Van Andel Arena® and DeVos Place®, of the news. “But just being consistently listed is the greater accomplishment. The entire SMG staff is delighted with our venue’s rating. We are proud to work at Van Andel Arena and proud to work in Grand Rapids. These rankings are a testament to the incredible support we continue to receive from our community, the great promoters we work with and the value of the SMG network.”
Van Andel Arena has had a terrific year so far in 2011 (from October 16, 2010 through June 30, 2011) with 36 shows, six of which were sellouts. Sellout events included Trans-Siberian Orchestra (twice), Winter Jam, Lady Gaga, Kid Rock, and Bob Seger.
Billboard Magazine has ranked Van Andel Arena as the sixth highest grossing arena ($9,605,146) worldwide with a 10,001-15,000 seating capacity. The top five venues ranked are all overseas, making Van Andel Arena the No. 1 venue in North America. The rankings came from gross figures compiled between November 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011. The list was published in the July 30, 2011 issue.
Another SMG-managed building to make the list was Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, just behind Van Andel Arena at seventh.
Billboard Magazine has served the information needs of the entertainment business since 1894. Today, that means a core focus on the music business, providing charts, data, analysis, profiles, news and trend reporting for aspiring artists, top executives, tour promoters, publishers, radio programmers, lawyers, retailers and others. In the past few years, Billboard has committed to providing information and insight for the new industries that have sought opportunities in music, such as advertising, film, television, digital and mobile.
Van Andel Arena placed at number 55 worldwide on Pollstar Magazine’s Top 100 Arena Venues of all sizes in the July 18, 2011 issue. This ranking is based on an attendance of 102,525, as reported to Pollstar for shows played between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011.
In addition to Van Andel Arena’s no. 55 position, other SMG-managed buildings ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100, including The Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England in fifth; Coliseo De Puerto Rico in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico at eighth; BOK Center in Tulsa, OK at 37th; and Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA at 47th.
Pollstar is the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry. For more than 25 years Pollstar has provided music business professionals with the most reliable and accurate source of worldwide concert tour schedules, ticket sales results, music industry contact directories, trade news and unique specialized data services. Pollstar also publishes the concert industry’s leading trade publication.
Venues Today has named Van Andel Arena the sixth highest grossing arena ($8,474,485) worldwide with 10,001-15,000 seating capacity in the July 2011 issue. The Top Spot ranking is based on concert and event grosses, as reported to Venues Today from October 16, 2010 through May 15, 2011.
A few other SMG-managed arenas showed up on the top ten following Van Andel Arena, including INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas at eighth. Save Mart Center in Fresno, California came in at ninth followed by Long Beach Arena (Ca.) at tenth. Peoria (Ill.) Civic Center Arena is at 12 while Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena showed up at 14. North Charleston (S.C.) Coliseum came up at 17 and DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. is at 18.
DeVos Performance Hall also showed up on the Venues Today listing. DeVos Performance Hall, the only Michigan venue that hosts up to four different professional arts groups, came in 19th on the Top Spot list for venues of 2,001-5,000 capacity with a gross of $4,799,974. DeVos Performance Hall was followed at 20 by East Lansing’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts while fellow SMG–managed Orpheum Theater in Omaha, Nebraska came in at 14.
Venues Today is a leading international trade publication that covers the business side of entertainment and sports, particularly as it relates to venues. Readers include managers, owners, operators and bookers of arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums, performing arts centers, convention centers, fairgrounds and equestrian centers.