News April 4, 2019

Australian tour promoters crush it in Q1, collectively grossing $71.2m

Australian tour promoters crush it in Q1, collectively grossing $71.2m
Image: Michael Chugg & Michael Gudinski

The Australian touring circuit continued to thrive in Q1 2019, with major drawcards The Eagles, Kylie Minogue, Keith Urban, Slash, Arctic Monkeys and The Prodigy crisscrossing the country between January and March.

Data released by US-based global live music trade publication Pollstar reported that the six Australian promoters that made it into the global Top 50 and collectively grossed over US$50.7 million (AU$71.2 million).

The top two Aussie promoters will come as no surprise.

(#11) and (#32), who last week co-announced a partnership between Frontier Touring and Chugg Entertainment, remain Australia’s best-performing touring moguls.

Two shows at the 8,000-seat ICC Sydney Theatre in March, where Minogue kicked off her Golden tour, drew 12,659 fans and grossed $1.4 million in revenue.

The Prodigy’s six shows, their last with Keith Flint, sold 29,208 and grossed $1.9 million.

Two Eagles gigs at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on March 13-14 racked up $3.7 million from 21,795 sold seats.

Arctic Monkeys grossed $4.4 million from seven sold-out dates that were attended by 66,809 fans.


#11: Frontier, 284,999 sold, gross $19.1 million

#32: Chugg Entertainment, 107,235 sold, gross $7.1 million

#36: Illusive Presents, 94, 245 sold, gross $6.6 million

#42: Secret Sounds, 82, 523, gross $6.1 million

#44, TEG Live, 80, 708 sold, gross $7 million

#50 Roundhouse Entertainment, 64, 277 sold, gross $4.8 million


#35, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 101, 674 tickets sold, gross $8.6 million

#39: RAC Arena, Perth, 95, 256 sold, gross $7.7 million

#40 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, 94,725 sold, gross $8.3 million

#75, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, 49, 351 sold, gross $3.6 million

In addition, at #94 was Spark Arena, Auckland with sales of 33, 353 which gave it a gross of $2.1 million.


#25, Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 20,472 tickets, gross $631, 337

#35, Forum Theatre, Melbourne, 15,490 tickets, gross $784, 996


#26, ICC Sydney Theatre, 65,180 tickets, gross $3.3 million

 The data includes figures sent to from promoters and venues, and numbers rounded off by TMN for clarity.

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