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Global Hotspots for Holding Musical Events

Following are some of the global hotspots (read venues) where live concerts and performances by music bands are organized on a regular basis.

  1. O2 London

O2 in London shot to worldwide fame when it played host to the opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics. The venue has also hosted world-famous singers like Paul McCartney, Michael Bubble, Adam Lambert, A.R. Rahman, and Queen. It has an 11-screen Cineworld complex, Up at O2 enabling visitors to take a walk on the roof, Brooklyn Bowl, and music hall that can seat up to 800 people.

  1. Madison Square Garden, NYC

The Madison Square Garden or simply the MSG was thrown open to the public on Feb 11, 1968 and is the fourth-most popular musical venue after O2, Manchester Arena, and the SSE Hydro. The premises have hosted basketball, ice-hockey, boxing, and wrestling events.

  1. Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Situated within the precincts of Melbourne Park, the Rod Laver Arena has been the primary venue for staging the Australian Open since 1988. The arena was commercially inaugurated in 1988 and has a seating capacity of 15,000.

  1. American Airlines Center, Dallas

The American Airlines Center is situated in Victory Park locality in close proximity to downtown Dallas. The arena has traditionally hosted fixtures of the NBA and is the home-ground of the Dallas Mavericks. The arena commercially opened in 2001 and is also used for staging live musical performances. Beyonce Knowles, Cher, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Metallica, Miley Cyrus, Janet Jackson, and Madonna have performed here.


  1. SSE Hydro, Glasgow

A multi-purpose indoor stadium situated within the grounds of the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre in Glasgow. The venue gets its name from the energy firm that sponsored its construction-SSE plc. The arena was officially inaugurated on 30th September in 2013 and Rod Stewart was the first to perform in the indoor spaces.



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