Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE has record-setting month in September

Sep 30, 2014

The Downtown Los Angeles Venue has its Highest Grossing Month Since October 2007 Grand Opening

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 30, 2014) Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE had a record-setting month in September, hosting 11 shows that marked the venue's highest grossing month since its opening in October 2007. It was the hot spot for music fans of all ages and demos, as Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE hosted three sold-out shows by Latin pop superstar Marc Anthony, three sold-out performances by legendary Mexican crooner Juan Gabriel and two performances by Mexican artist and multi Latin GRAMMY Award winner Marco Antonio Solis. In addition to the Latin content at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, the month of September also hosted the third year of 93.5 KDAY's Fresh Fest, Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, The Soul Jam featuring The Stylistics and The Dramatics, another sold-out performance by world-renowned performer and composer Yanni, marking his fourth at the theatre since its opening, and the month closed out with popular Armenian singer Tata.

The three concert runs by Marc Anthony and Juan Gabriel hold the honor as the top grossing three-run shows in the history of Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, other artists on that list include pop artists Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, as well as comedian George Lopez. Nokia Theatre had a total gross for the month of September that reached over $8.5 million and sold over 76,300 tickets.

"We are incredibly honored to have hosted such a remarkable month of concerts at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE," Lee Zeidman, President, STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre and L.A. LIVE. "We are thankful to all of the artists, managers and promoters who chose to let us be the backdrop for their show and create a great experience for their fans. Since opening our doors in 2007, our staff continues to work incredibly hard year round to bring the top events in live entertainment to downtown Los Angeles."

Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE has established itself as the premier venue to see some of the top Latin artists in the business. Past acts have included Juanes, Luis Miguel, Ricardo Arjona, Caifanes, Alejandro Fernandez, Roberto Tapia, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Julion Alvarez, Espinoza Paz, Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Trevi, Prince Royce, Ricky Martin, Wisin Y Yandel, Gerardo Ortiz, the late Jenni Rivera, Enrique Bunbury and Aventura.

"There is clearly a large appetite for quality Latin content in Los Angeles and we are simply feeding the demand," Rebeca Leon, VP of Latin Talent, AEG Live/Goldenvoice. "It is exciting to see that Nokia Theatre and L.A. LIVE have become the capital of Latin entertainment and the success of so many shows is a reflection that people truly enjoy the live experience."

In October 2007, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE's grand opening month, the venue hosted six sold-out performances by Eagles with Dixie Chicks and sold-out shows from Sugarland, Queens of the Stone Age and Neil Young.