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Pink named TM’s global Ticket of the Year 2019

Ticketmaster has named Pink its global ‘ticket of the year’ 2019, after once again polling fans globally from its database of more than 200 million people to discover the most popular live events of the year.

Pink – whose Beautiful Trauma world tour was voted the most anticipated event of 2019 in last year’s poll, which was ultimately won by BTS – was also chosen as the UK ticket of the year.

She comments: “What an honour! I had such an incredible team and touring family as part of the Beautiful Trauma world tour. We worked really hard to create the best show we could for all the fans and I’m so proud of all of us.”

“We worked really hard to create the best show we could for all the fans and I’m so proud of all of us”

After placing fourth overall in 2018 in terms of ticket sales, the Beautiful Trauma tour continued as one of the stand-out runs of 2019, selling more than 3m tickets in America, Australia and New Zealand and 1.2m in Europe across a total 157 shows.

Slipknot, meanwhile, are the most anticipated tour in the UK next year, with their 2020 trek kicking off at 3Arena in Dublin on 14 January.

Now in its fifth year, Ticketmaster’s Ticket of the Year welcomed more votes than ever, with fans in 23 countries taking part. The top three global, and top six UK, tickets are listed below:

Global ticket of the year 2019
1. Pink
2. Metallica
3. BTS

UK ticket of the year 2019
1. Pink
2. BTS
3. Take That
4. Muse
5. Spice Girls
6. Hamilton

 


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BTS win Ticketmaster’s ticket of the year 2018

World-conquering Korean boy band BTS has been crowned ticket of the year 2018 by Ticketmaster, which polled fans globally from its database of 200m people to discover the most popular live events of 2018.

The K-pop phenomenon recently became the first Korean act to surpass a billion streams on Apple Music, while their Burn the Stage movie sold more than 1.4m tickets, toppling a record previously held by One Direction.

Ed Sheeran’s mammoth ÷ tour was second, with long-running Dutch festival Pinkpop taking third.

In the UK, Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges becomes the first comedian to take ticket of the year, for last month’s shows at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, with Pink’s Beautiful Trauma and the Spice Girls’ Spice World named the most anticipated UK tours of 2019.

Hamilton, meanwhile, is Britain’s favourite theatre show.

“It’s been a while since the result of a vote has made me happy”

Bridges comments: “Thank you to everybody who came out to see me live this year, and a very special thank you to those who went as far as voting for me as their favourite show of the year.

“It’s been a while since the result of a vote has made me happy. You have restored my faith in democracy. Thank you all and see you another time.”

“What an honour from my beautiful UK fans,” says Pink. “A huge thank you to everyone that voted for the Beautiful Trauma tour as the Ticketmaster most anticipated event 2019. It’s been nearly five years since I’ve toured the UK – I can’t wait to get back and party with all of you.”

The winners in full are:

UK ticket of the year 2018
1. Kevin Bridges – The SSE Hydro
2. Hamilton – Victoria Palace Theatre
3. Ed Sheeran – Wembley Stadium
4. Taylor Swift – Wembley Stadium
5. Ed Sheeran – Hampden Park National Stadium

UK most anticipated events 2019
1. Pink
2. Spice Girls
3. Muse
4. Fleetwood Mac
5. Take That

Global ticket of the year 2018
1. BTS
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Pinkpop

 


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Stadium shows up 200% in UK this year

2016 has been a record year for music in Britain’s stadia, with the number of stadium shows up threefold on 2015, according to new data from Ticketmaster.

The ticketing giant also reports a 50% increase in stadium tours in the UK compared to last year.

“It’s great to see the live event industry in fantastic health, with a record year for stadium shows and popularity for outdoor events,” comments Ticketmaster UK’s managing director, Andrew Parsons. “This year has seen an unprecedented number of world-class acts taking their huge productions on the road and fans enjoying these gigs in stadiums and fields far and wide.”

Ticketmaster also today released the results of its Ticket of the Year survey, which polled its database of 85 million customers to discover their favourite live events of 2016.

“This year has seen an unprecedented number of world-class acts taking their huge productions on the road”

After surveying fans in Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the US, the company has crowned Coldplay – specifically their shows at Wembley Stadium in June – as ‘ticket of the year’, both globally and in the UK.

“We’re honoured to receive the Ticketmaster Ticket of the Year award,” says Coldplay’s Chris Martin. “Thank you to everyone who voted for us. The shows that we’ve played this year have been very special to us, so it’s wonderful to know that they’ve been special to the fans as well.

Despite a slight decline in attendance, the Netherlands’ Rock Werchter festival remains as popular as ever, placing second, with Justin Bieber in Arnhem, the UK’s Download festival and Beyoncé in London (again, at Wembley) rounding out the top five.

And looking ahead to next year, Robbie Williams’s Heavy Entertainment Show tour, which kicks off next June, is the most-anticipated trek of 2017.

The full survey results are below:

UK Ticket of the Year 2016
1. Coldplay (Wembley Stadium, London)
2. Download (Donnington Park, Derby)
3. Beyoncé (Wembley Stadium, London)
4. The Stone Roses (Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
5. Coldplay (Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
6. Creamfields (Daresbury, Cheshire)
7. Coldplay (Hampden Park, Glasgow)
8. NFL International Series (Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium, London)
9. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (Wembley Stadium, London)
10. Biffy Clyro/Glasgow Summer Series (Bellahouston Park, Glasgow)

UK most anticipated event 2017
1. Robbie Williams
2. Coldplay
3. Take That
4. Drake
5. Guns N’ Roses
6. Bruno Mars
7. Download
8. Kings of Leon
9. The Weeknd
10. Radiohead

Global Ticket of the Year 2016
1. Coldplay (London, UK)
2. Rock Werchter (Belgium)
3. Justin Bieber (Arnhem, Netherlands)
4. Download (Donington Park, UK)
5. Beyoncé (London, UK)
6. Lollapalooza (Berlin, Germany)
7. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (The Hague, Netherlands)
8. The Stone Roses (Manchester, UK)
9. Coldplay (Manchester, UK)

 


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