Music Gear News
O2 is world's most popular music venue
Guitar heroes and singing legends are queuing up to play at the O2 Arena in London, helping it become the world's most popular music venue.
New figures show that the former Millennium Dome sold more than two million tickets last year, dwarfing the amounts sold by rival arenas.
This was fuelled by high-profile gigs from acts such as Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Sir Paul McCartney and Paul Weller.
Residencies by artists including Britney Spears, Tina Turner and Beyonce Knowles also sent music fans flocking to Greenwich in 2009.
David Campbell, president of AEG Europe, commented: "I want to thank all the artists, agents, managers, promoters, the more than 2,500 people who work at the O2 and all our partners.
The venue is now gearing up to host a residency by Bon Jovi, who will be sure to treat fans to classic hits such as Livin' on a Prayer.
However, the O2 Arena did experience one major setback last year, as singer Michael Jackson died in June - just before a planned run of 50 gigs.Posted on 17 Jan 2010 10:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.
Chief executive of UK Music expects difficulties in the near future for UK artists wishing to work in the USA
Ticket touters have been routinely slammed by artists and promoters for quite some time. Now, the government are to host an evidence session in which ticket touters and secondary tickets websites will be investigated.
Shure announce their 'Call for Legends- Live Contest' in which the company search high and low for the next living music legends.
In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.
In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.
Recent Music News
Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever
Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One
With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal
With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before
A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.
Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone