- LITTLE CAESARS ARENA #10 IN THE NATION, #11 IN THE WORLD
- FOX THEATRE #15 IN THE US, #16 IN THE WORLD
Pine Knob Music Theatre, booked and promoted by 313 Presents, Detroit’s premier live entertainment company in partnership with Live Nation, capped off its 50th anniversary season with the #1 ranking for Top 100 Amphitheaters in the world in Pollstar’s 2022 Year-End Rankings. Little Caesars Arena and the historic Fox Theatre in Detroit were ranked among the top 15 nationwide for their respective categories. Pine Knob Music Theatre is presented by Proud Partners United Wholesale Mortgage, Trinity Health and Ally. Comerica Bank is the exclusive presenting partner of the Fox Theatre.
Returning to a full summer concert schedule since topping the Pollstar chart in 2019, Pine Knob Music Theatre finished #1 in 2022 for Top 100 Amphitheaters in the world with $36.9 million in reported overall gross ticket sales. This summer was extremely special as 313 Presents welcomed back the name and tradition of Pine Knob Music Theatre thanks to Proud Partners United Wholesale Mortgage, Trinity Health and Ally, and celebrated the venue’s 50th anniversary. A 50-show slate opened with AJR just ahead of Memorial Day weekend and concluded with Five Finger Death Punch in early October. Highlights of the 50th anniversary season at Pine Knob Music Theatre included performances from 2022’s top touring acts including Pitbull, Imagine Dragons, Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett, Stevie Nicks, Backstreet Boys, ODESZA, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Chris Brown & Lil Baby, two Kid Rock shows, The Lumineers and Shinedown.
“It gives us immense pride to have Pine Knob Music Theatre recognized as the number one ranked amphitheater in the world,” said Howard Handler, President of 313 Presents. “From the moment we announced the return of Pine Knob Music Theatre thanks to our proud partners United Wholesale Mortgage, Trinity Health and Ally in January, concertgoers and artists showed overwhelming enthusiasm for the return to our roots. In addition to our Proud Partners, it’s important to thank Live Nation for their partnership in providing the very best in diverse, world-class entertainment. This remarkable accomplishment capped off a memorable 50th anniversary season.”
In the heart of downtown Detroit, Little Caesars Arena, which also serves as home to the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, ranked #10 in the U.S. for Top 200 Arenas in gross ticket sales with $75.4 million. This year’s concert highlights included two Elton John dates, My Chemical Romance, Justin Bieber, Andrea Bocelli, Eagles, Anita Baker, Post Malone, Eric Clapton and Eric Church.
One of the most iconic theaters and concert venues in the world, Fox Theatre ranked #15 in the country for Top 200 Theatres with $24.8 million in gross ticket sales. In addition to the Fox Theatre Series presented by Comerica Bank, which features a collection of award-winning Broadway musicals, interactive stage shows and treasured holiday favorites, this past year’s schedule was highlighted by Chris Rock, Van Morrison, Kadim Al Sahir, Live from The Streets starring Lil Durk, No Cap Comedy Tour starring DeRay Davis, DC Young Fly, Chico Bean, Karlous Miller, Lil Duval, Michael Blackson and Blaq Ron; The TakeOver 3 featuring Gucci Mane, E-40, Plies and Rich Homie Quan; All Star Comedy Festival featuring comedians EarthQuake, Guy Torry, Arnez J., Adele Givens, Don DC Curry, Ryan Davis and Henry Coleman; and two Katt Williams dates.
“This year marked our industry’s return to a full event schedule at our six venues since 2019, and it was great to see people gather and enjoy live entertainment once again,” added Handler. “To have three ranked in the top 15 in their respective categories, it shows Detroit truly is an entertainment mecca and we are extremely grateful for the continued patronage of our guests.”
Pollstar’s 2022 Year-End Rankings covered dates reported by tours and promoters from November 18, 2021 through November 16, 2022.