Sydney Entertainment Centre

  1. Brandle’s Global Bits: Sydney Entertainment Centre’s Name Change, Ian James’ Academic Turn, KickassTorrents Blocked

    January 23, 2014 2:01 AM EST SEC’s Two-Year Stay of Execution: The Sydney Entertainment Centre won’t be turned into a pile of rubble anytime soon after Qantas’ credit union flew in with a naming rights sponsorship deal. The venue will be renamed Qantas Credit Union Arena unti ...

  2. Pink Wraps Tour Down Under, Grosses $29M For Final Three Shows

    September 13, 2013 9:45 AM EDT Box office stats from three arenas have been reported for Pink following the wrap of the Australian leg of her “Truth About Love” tour that drew sellout crowds in five cities in Australia from late-June through early-September. Grosses reported ...

  3. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Tour Tops $50 Million Gross

    February 01, 2013 12:29 PM EST Justin Bieber takes his fifth turn at No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours recap since launching the North American leg of the "Believe" tour in late September. This week's chart-topping gross of $9.2 million comes from the nine sold out ...

  4. Gotye, Kimbra, Temper Trap Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 3:47 PM EST From left: Richard Wilkins and Taylor Swift presenting Gotye with one of his four ARIA Awards Gotye, Kimbra and The Temper Trap took the glory Thursday night at the ARIA Awards, between them collecting most of the big honors. The Australian record ...

  5. Aussie Bits: P!nk's Colossal Tour, Allans Billy Hyde Closes, Aria Awards Makeover

    October 24, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Allans Billy Hyde's flagship store on Melbrourne's Bourke Street is one of 25 instrument retail chain stores going out of business. (Photo: Lars Brandle) ALLANS BILLY HYDE CLOSING DOWN It's curtains for Australia's leading inde ...

  6. Sydney Entertainment Centre To Be Demolished

    April 18, 2012 1:22 PM EDT The Sydney Entertainment Centre, for many years the biggest arena in Australia's largest market, is facing the wrecking ball. The New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell today confirmed the site would be demolished in late 2013 as part o ...

  7. Radiohead Returns to Australia After 8 Years, Gaga Adds Dates Down Under

    February 27, 2012 11:21 AM EST Radiohead Return To Australia After 8 Years Radiohead will make the long haul to Australia this November for the band's first shows here in eight years, tour promoters Chugg Entertainment announced today. The band's trek will also includ ...

  8. Opera Australia Heading To Cinema Screens

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital broadcast facilitator CinemaLive has struck a multi-year arrangement to tape Opera Australia performances at the Sydney Opera House for cinematic releases locally and abroad. Sydney-based CinemaLive, a subsidiary of the Shooting Star Pictu ...

  9. Eagles To Play Australian Arenas

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles are swooping in for an Australian arena tour this December. Frontier Touring Company has secured the services of the giant American band for a series of shows beginning Dec. 2 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and visits Perth, Brisba ...

  10. Sydney Entertainment Centre To Relaunch

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The new operators of the Sydney Entertainment Centre have spoken for the first time about their determination to return the venue as a top concerts destination. "We're going to rebrand and relaunch the SEC," the venue's GM Stev ...

  11. Sydney Entertainment Centre Faces Uncertain Future

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The future of the Sydney Entertainment Centre appears to hang in the balance after a spiralling chain of events climaxed with the eviction of the venue's tenants. At least 20 staff involved in running the arena lost their jobs yesterday (Aug. ...

  12. Australia's Arena Management In Receivership

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian venues group Arena Management, operator of the troubled Sydney Entertainment Centre, has been placed into receivership. The news comes just weeks after AEG Ogden, managers of the largest network of venues in the Asia Pacific region, sai ...

  13. AEG Ogden, Arena Management Clash Over Sydney Entertainment Center

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Ogden still harbors ambitions of adding the Sydney Entertainment Center to its portfolio. But a war of words has ignited after the Australian venue management firm openly questioned the venue's financial situation. Sydney-based Arena Mana ...

  14. AEG Ogden Deal For Sydney Entertainment Centre Nixed

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arena Management, operator of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, has admitted competitor AEG Ogden had been circling the venue's operating lease, but said any such deal has since been nixed. Reports had emerged in recent days that AEG Ogden was ...

  15. Sony Music Launches Touring Division Down Under

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While the live return of Simon and Garfunkel rightly hogged the headlines in recent days, Sony Music Entertainment's Australian affiliate quietly launched one of the engines that will drive the tour. Sony Music Entertainment Australia has unv ...

  16. Pink Donates To Aus Bushfire Relief Program

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pink has pledged $250,000 Australian ($160,000) to Australia's bushfire relief program. The donation will assist the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal, which has worked at the frontline of support efforts for the thousands affected by rampant bushfir ...

  17. Elton Enters History Books In Sydney

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Rocket Man, Elton John, has been officially recognized for blasting his way into the record books Down Under. Michael Jacobsen, chairman of Arena Management, presented the veteran singer with a plaque Monday night at the Sydney Entertainment C ...

  18. Australia's Arena Management Taps Cunningham

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian venue operator Arena Management has hired veteran venue manager Ross Cunningham to fill its newly-created role of managing director. He starts in December, reporting to Sydney-based CEO and executive chairman Michael Jacobsen. Arena Man ...

  19. TM Names Huxley COO For Australia, New Zealand

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based Ticketmaster has appointed Matt Huxley to COO for Australia and New Zealand. He will be based in the company's Australia headquarters in Melbourne, reporting directly to Ticketmaster president and CEO, Sean Moriarty. In his ...

  20. Murdoch's News Ltd Buys Into Moshtix

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rupert Murdoch's News Ltd. has entered the Australian entertainment ticketing sector. The media conglomerate has bought Moshtix, the country's third largest ticketing group, through its News Digital Media (NDM) affiliate for an unspecifi ...

  21. Rocket Man Launches Into Record Books

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elton sets Sydney Entertainment Centre record. Elton sets Sydney Entertainment Centre record. News ...

  22. Rocket Man Launches Into Record Books

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elton John is poised to set a new record for the greatest number of performances at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Elton John is poised to set a new record for the greatest number of performances at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Promoters Mic ...

  23. Rocket Man Launches Into Record Books

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elton sets Sydney Entertainment Centre record. Elton John is poised to set a new record for the greatest number of performances at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Promoters Michael Chugg Entertainment today (Oct. 4) announced a third Sydney show ...

  24. Druery To Head SEC

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based venue operator Arena Management today (Aug. 11) promoted its operations manager David Druery to GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Sydney-based venue operator Arena Management today (Aug. 11) promoted its operations manager David ...

  25. Druery To Head SEC

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based venue operator Arena Management today (Aug. 11) promoted its operations manager David Druery to GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Sydney-based venue operator Arena Management today (Aug. 11) promoted its operations manager David ...

  26. Kylie To Resume Tour After Cancer

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her "Showgirl" tour in November, her promoter Frontier Touring Company said today (June 22). Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her "Showgirl" tour in ...

  27. Kylie To Resume Tour After Cancer

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her "Showgirl" tour in November, her promoter Frontier Touring Company said today (June 22). Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her "Showgirl" tour in ...

  28. Split Enz Aus Tickets Selling Out

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticket sales for Split Enz's first tour in 22 years made a brisk start today (Feb. 22), promoter the Frontier Touring Company reports. The act shifted 40,000 tickets, selling out its June 9 show at th Ticket sales for Split Enz's first t ...

  29. Split Enz Aus Tickets Selling Out

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticket sales for Split Enz's first tour in 22 years made a brisk start today (Feb. 22), promoter the Frontier Touring Company reports. The act shifted 40,000 tickets, selling out its June 9 show at th Ticket sales for Split Enz's first t ...

  30. Hansen Appointed Sydney Entertainment Centre GM

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.S. venue management manager Chris Hansen has been appointed GM of the 12,400-capacity Sydney Entertainment Centre, with immediate effect. U.S. venue management manager Chris Hansen has been appointed GM of the 12,400-capacity Sydney Entertainmen ...

  31. Hansen Appointed Sydney Entertainment Centre GM

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.S. venue management manager Chris Hansen has been appointed GM of the 12,400-capacity Sydney Entertainment Centre, with immediate effect. U.S. venue management manager Chris Hansen has been appointed GM of the 12,400-capacity Sydney Entertainmen ...

  32. MacTaggart To Head Sydney Entertainment Centre

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). A ...

  33. MacTaggart To Head Sydney Entertainment Centre

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). A ...