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
50 Cent
A. R. Rahman
AC/DC
Adam Lambert
Aerosmith
Alan Jackson
Alanis Morrisette
Alice Cooper
Alicia Keys
Alt-J
Amity Affliction
Andrea Bocelli
Andre Rieu
Anna Vissi
Arctic Monkeys
Ariana Grande
Audioslave
Avril Levigne
Backstreet Boys
Barry Manilow
Barry White
BB King
Beach Boys
The Bee Gees
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
Bette Midler
Beyonce
BIG BANG
Billy Joel
Black Eyed Peas
Black Sabbath
Blink 182
Blur
Bob Dylan
Bon Jovi
Britney Spears
Brooks and Dunn
Bruce Springsteen
Bruno Mars
Bryan Adams
Bryan Ferry
Carole King
Charley Pride
Chris Brown
Christina Aguiliera
Celine Dion
Chemical Brothers
Cher
Chris Isaak
Cirque du Soliel
Cliff Richard
Cold Chisel
Coldplay
The Corrs
Counting Crows
Craig David
Creed
Crowded House
Crusty Demons
Culture Club
The Cure
Cyndi Lauper
Dalai Lama
Dannii Minogue
David Bowie
David Copperfield
David Gray
David Lee Roth
Deep Purple
Def Leppard
Delta Goodrem
Destiny’s Child
Depeche Mode
Diana Ross
Dido
Dire Straits
Disney on Ice
Disturbed
Diana Krall
Dixie Chicks
Dolly Parton
Dr Phil
Drake
Duran Duran
Eagles
Ed Sheeran
Ellie Goulding
Elton John
Elvis Costello
Enrique Iglesias
Eric Clapton
Eros Ramazzotti

Eminem
Eurythmics
Faith Hill
Fall Out Boy
Fleetwood Mac
Flight of the Conchords
Foo Fighters
Foreigner
Frankie Valli
Gabriel Iglesias
Garbage
Garth Brooks
George Dalaras
George Michael
Gloria Estefan
Good Charlotte
Gorillaz
Green Day
Grinspoon
Guns N Roses
Guy Sebastian
Gwen Stefani
Hans Zimmer
Hilary Duff
Hilltop Hoods
Hugh Jackman
Human Nature
Icehouse
Il Divo
Incubus
INXS
Iron Maiden
Ja Rule & Ashanti
James Blunt
James Brown
James Taylor
Jamiriquai
Janet Jackson
Jason Derulo
Jay Z
Jeff Dunham
Jennifer Lopez
Jimmy Barnes
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
John Edward
John Farnham
John Fogerty
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
Kings of Leon
KISS
Korn
Kris Kristoffersen
Kylie Minogue
Lady Antebellum
Lady Gaga
Leann Rimes
Lenny Kravitz
Leonard Cohen
Linkin Park
Lionel Richie
Live
Liza Minnelli
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Machine Gun Fellatio
Macy Gray
Mark Knopfler
Mary J Blige
Mariah Carey
Maroon 5
Matchbox Twenty
Meatloaf
Metallica
Michael Buble
Michael Crawford
Midnight Oil
Miley Cyrus
Missy Elliot
Motley Crue
Mumford and Sons
Muse

Neil Diamond
Neil Young
Nelly
New Kids on the Block
Nickelback
Nicki Minaj
Nine Inch Nails
Nitro Circus
Oasis
The Offspring
Olivia Newton-John
One Direction
Oprah
Ozzy Osbourne
Panic at the Disco
Paul Simon
Paul Van Dyk
Pavarotti
Pearl Jam
Pet Shop Boys
Peter Gabriel
Pink
Pink Floyd
Pitbull
Placido Domingo
Powderfinger
Pretenders
Prince
Pussycat Dolls
Queen
Radiohead
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
REM
Ricky Martin
Rihanna
Rob Thomas
Robbie Williams
Robert Plant
Robin Williams
Rod Stewart
Rolling Stones
Ronan Keating
Roxette
Roxy Music
Russell Brand
Russell Peters
Sade
Sam Smith
Sammy Davis Jnr
Santana
Savage Garden
The Script
Shania Twain
Shawn Mendes
Shaolin Monks
Silverchair
Simon & Garfunkel
Simple Minds
Simple Plan
Slipknot
Snoop Dog
Snow Patrol
Spandau Ballet
Split Enz
Status Quo
Steely Dan
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Wonder
Sting
Take That
Taylor Swift
Tears for Fears
Tim McGrath
Timbaland
Tina Arena
Tina Turner
Toby Keith
Tom Jones
Tool
Twenty One Pilots
U2
UB40
Usher
Village People
The Weeknd
Westlife
Whitney Houston
The Who
The Wiggles
WWE
Yiannis Ploutarhos
Youth Alive
Yusuf / Cat Stevens
ZZ Top