N.Y.'s Madison Square Garden, L.A.'s Forum Named Top-Grossing U.S. Arenas For 2015
December 22, 2015 at 3:52 AM (PT)
NEW YORK’s MADISON SQUARE GARDEN and L.A.’s “FABULOUS” FORUM finished 1-2 as the top U.S. arenas in year-end rankings based on box office revenues with a capacity greater than 15,000. For the period of DECEMBER 6th, 2014, through NOVEMBER 28th, 2015, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN staged 120 shows with a total gross exceeding $130,000,000 and the FORUM grossed more than $62,000,000 with 76 shows. Both venues are owned and operated by THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN CO.
“We could not be more proud of the success of our venues over the past year and specifically that MADISON SQUARE GARDEN and the FORUM rank as the top two grossing venues in the country,” said THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN COMPANY Pres./CEO DOC O'CONNOR. “Our venues continually host the hottest shows on tour as well as unique, one-of-a-kind residencies, like 'BILLY JOEL at the GARDEN,' that can only be seen in our venues. Both MSG and the FORUM firmly anchor THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN CO. as the leader in live entertainment, in the two most important cities in the country for music.”
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN’s 2015 concert highlights include eight headlining nights of U2; BILLY JOEL’s on-going residency which recently announced the 30th consecutive monthly performance of the run; multi-night sell-out performances by DEAD & COMPANY; MADONNA; PHISH; comedian LOUIS C.K.; JACK WHITE and STROMAE.
The “FABULOUS” FORUM’s 2015 concert highlights include five headlining U2 shows; multi-night sell-out performances by THE WEEKND, FLEETWOOD MAC and MAROON as well as SAM SMITH, MUMFORD & SONS, FOO FIGHTERS, MADONNA and RUSH.