'Winter Jam' Breaks Its Own Attendance Record
April 19, 2012 at 6:36 AM (PT)
The "WINTER JAM TOUR SPECTACULAR" broke its own record this past WINTER. It was the #1 tour in the world in the first quarter of 2012 for the second consecutive year.
According to POLLSTAR's 2012 Worldwide First Quarter Ticket Sales Charts - Top 100 Tours, WINTER JAM outpaced attendance for all other tours including CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - "MICHAEL JACKSON: THE IMMORTAL," PINK FLOYD's ROGER WATERS, THE BLACK KEYS, JASON ALDEAN and BRAD PAISLEY.
The 47-city tour saw 32 sold-out concerts and surpassed last year's record attendance by more than 10,000 people, playing to a total of nearly 535,000 people. The tour launched on JANUARY 6th in CHARLESTON, WV and played to capacity audiences at ATLANTA'S PHILIPS ARENA, THE WOLSTEIN CENTER in CLEVELAND, OKLAHOMA CITY's CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA, NASHVILLE's BRIDGESTONE ARENA and the GREENSBORO COLISEUM in GREENSBORO, NC.
"Being the headliner on WINTER JAM was an incredible opportunity for SKILLET,” said the band’s front man JOHN COOPER. “The fans, the music, and the message were absolutely relevant and impacted people's lives each and every night. The worst part of WINTER JAM was having to end the tour and go back to ‘normal’ life!"