Billboard Chart Ranking
Western Australians Love Live Music.
Western Australians are tremendously proud of Perth Arena as it continues to be ranked in the top venues throughout the world and receive praise from artists.
Perth Arena was 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, based on total box office gross for concerts in 2014. Perth Arena's total box office gross was the highest of all venues in Australia and Asia in 2014 and it ranked 7th in the world for a venue of any capacity.
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.
These results strongly highlight how Western Australians love live music at the venue. Since the venue opened, Perth has out-performed in ticket sales in proportion to its population. Live Performance Australia recorded a 44.9% increase in spending on live entertainment in Western Australia from 2012 to 2013, twice the growth of the national average.
Not only has Perth Arena added amazing vibrancy to the city, but it has provided a boost to the economy by fans who visit bars, restaurants and shops and who stay overnight in hotels, use limousines, taxis and the Perth public transport system. Increasingly, people from interstate and overseas are visiting Perth for the purposes of seeing a show or sporting event at the arena.
Perth Arena Number 1 in Worldwide Top Venue Billboard Chart:
- Number 1 in the world for our category (10,000-15,000 capacity)
- Number 1 grossing venue (any capacity) in Asia/Pacific
- Number 7 overall for all venues any capacity worldwide
- 15 of the world’s top 25 tours have included Perth Arena
- The Rolling Stones Perth performances were the 22nd highest grossing shows of any artist in the world for 2014