Records & Performers

Rod Laver Arena has facilitated concert spectaculars across every genre of music and entertainment - from Metallica to the Wiggles; Pavarotti to Lady Gaga. Millions have passed through the turnstiles to see the latest stars or revisit their youth and enjoy the biggest names from yesteryear. Some artists have returned so many times they've had a backstage room named after them (John Farnham) or captured the public's imagination so much in one tour they've inspired super banners, pink themed auditorium doors, backstage poles and plaques and permanent Hollywood stars in their honour!

Here's a selection of some of the most notable.

First concert:

AC/DC - 4 February 1988

Highest attendances:

1. 16,183 - Justin Timberlake, 18 November 2007
2. 16,156 - Metallica, 20 November 2010
3. 16,123 - Metallica, 18 November 2010
4. 16,039 - Bruce Springsteen, 27 March 2013

Most shows by artist/band in a tour run:

18 - P!nk, The Truth About Love Tour, 2013
17 - P!nk, Funhouse Tour, 2009

Most shows by a production:

39 - Riverdance, 1997 (reduced capacity mode)
22 - Jesus Christ Superstar, 1992

Most Ticket Sales for a Single Tour

P!nk - The Truth About Love Tour (238,000)

Highest grossing year:

2009 - $60.5m (3rd highest grossing venue in the world)

Highest annual attendance:

2010/11 - 942,510 (94 events)

Most Events in a Single Month

26 - October 2013





Roll Call of the Stars

At Rod Laver Arena, it's not so much a question of 'who has played here?' but more 'who hasn't'! How many have you seen?

5ive (Five)
5 Seconds of Summer
AC/DC
Adam Lambert
Aerosmith
Alan Jackson
Alanis Morrisette
Alice Cooper
Alicia Keys
Alt-J (coming soon)
Amity Affliction
Andrea Bocelli
Andre Rieu
Avril Levigne
Backstreet Boys
Barry Manilow
Barry White
BB King
Beach Boys
The Bee Gees
Bette Midler
Beyonce
BIG BANG
Billy Joel
Black Eyed Peas
Black Sabbath
Blur
Bob Dylan
Bon Jovi
Britney Spears
Bruce Springsteen
Bryan Adams
Bryan Ferry
Carole King
Cat Stevens
Charley Pride
Chris Brown
Christina Aguiliera
Celine Dion
Cher
Chris Isaak
Cirque du Soliel
Cliff Richard
Cold Chisel
Coldplay
The Corrs
Counting Crows
Crowded House
Crusty Demons
Culture Club
The Cure
Cyndi Lauper
Dannii Minogue
David Bowie
David Lee Roth
Deep Purple
Def Leppard
Delta Goodrem
Destiny’s Child
Depeche Mode
Diana Ross
Dido
Dire Straits
Dixie Chicks
Dolly Parton
Drake
Eagles
Ed Sheeran
Elton John
Elvis Costello
Eric Clapton
Eminem
Eurythmics
Fleetwood Mac

Fall Out Boy
Fleetwood Mac
Foo Fighters
Foreigner
Gabriel Iglesias
Garth Brooks
George Dalaras
George Michael
Gloria Estefan
Good Charlotte
Gorillaz
Green Day
Guns N Roses
Guy Sebastian
Gwen Stefani
Hilary Duff
Hilltop Hoods
Hugh Jackman
Human Nature
Icehouse
Il Divo
INXS
Iron Maiden
James Blunt
James Brown
James Taylor
Jamiriquai
Janet Jackson
Jason Derulo
Jay Z
Jimmy Barnes
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
John Farnham
John Mayer
John Mellencamp
Johnny Cash
Jose Carreras
Julio Iglesias
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
Kanye West
Kate Ceberano
Katy Perry
Keith Urban
Kelly Clarkson
Kendrick Lamar
Kenny Rogers
Kevin Hart
KISS
Kris Kristoffersen
Kylie Minogue
Lady Antebellum
Lady Gaga
Lenny Kravitz
Leonard Cohen
Linkin Park
Lionel Richie
Live
Liza Minnelli
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Macy Gray
Mark Knopfler
Mary J Blige
Mariah Carey
Maroon 5
Matchbox Twenty
Metallica
Michael Buble
Midnight Oil
Miley Cyrus
Motley Crue
Muse
Neil Diamond

Neil Young
New Kids on the Block
Nickelback
Nine Inch Nails
Nitro Circus
Oasis
The Offspring
Olivia Newton-John
One Direction
Oprah
Paul Simon
Pavarotti
Pearl Jam
Pet Shop Boys
Peter Gabriel
Pink
Pink Floyd
Pitbull
Placido Domingo
Powderfinger
Prince
Pussycat Dolls
Queen
Radiohead
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
REM
Ricky Martin
Rihanna
Rob Thomas
Robbie Williams
Rod Stewart
Rolling Stones
Ronan Keating
Roxette
Russell Brand
Russell Peters
Sam Smith
Sammy Davis Jnr
Santana
Savage Garden
The Script
Shania Twain
Silverchair
Simon & Garfunkel
Simple Minds
Snoop Dog
Snow Patrol
Spandau Ballet
Split Enz
Status Quo
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Wonder
Sting
Take That
Taylor Swift
Tears for Fears
Tim McGrath
Timbaland
Tina Arena
Tina Turner
Tom Jones
Tool
U2
UB40
Usher
Village People
Whitney Houston
The Who
The Wiggles
WWE
Yusuf Islam