A mid-year report of the global live music scene by industry staple Pollstar has ranked Rod Laver Arena at number 32 in the world’s top 100 concert arenas, with 211,792 tickets shifted in the first half of 2015.

Ed Sheeran Crowd

The report paints a positive picture for the global touring scene, with the top 50 global tours generating $1.73 billion (USD) – up nearly 5% on 2014 figures, however still short of the 2013 record of $1.85 billion.

London’s The 02 predictably tops the list of leading concert arenas, with an impressive 973,902 tickets sold for shows played between 1 January and 30 June this year.

Rod Laver Arena has hosted some of music’s biggest names in the first half of 2015, with a diverse mix of contemporary stars and veteran performers bringing thousands through the turnstiles:

2015 concerts at Rod Laver Arena
(1 January – 30 June)

Alice Cooper
Backstreet Boys
The Eagles
Ed Sheeran
Guy Sebastian
John Farnham and Olivia Newton John
Kylie Minogue
Lady Antebellum
Motley Crue
Paul Simon & Sting
Rod Stewart
The Script
Spandau Ballet

With the likes of Def Leppard, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Kiss, Maroon 5, Neil Diamond Robbie Williams and Sam Smith set to appear in the second half of this year, Rod Laver Arena will continue to be at the forefront of global touring in 2015.