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BetteBack January 16, 2000: The Top New Year’s Eve Concerts 1999-2000

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
January 16, 2000

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Many big names played big-ticket New Year’s Eve shows. Some did boffo box office, some did OK and others fizzled. Here’s a report from Amusement Business, a trade journal.

– Phish, Dec. 30-31, Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, 75,000 tickets, $11.6 million in ticket sales.

– Eagles, Dec. 31, Staples Center, Los Angeles, 16,600, $6.3 million.

– Billy Joel, Dec. 31, Madison Square Garden, New York, 19,000, $4.5 million.

– Metallica, Dec. 31, Silverdome, Pontiac, Mich., 54,707, $3 million.

Barbra Streisand, Dec. 31, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, sold out, top ticket price was $2,500.

Bette Midler, Dec. 31-Jan. 1, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, sold 70 to 80 percent of arena capacity.

– Bee Gees, Dec. 31, National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, Fla., 10,018 tickets.

Gloria Estefan, Dec. 31, AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, 10,000 tickets.

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