Music venues are key to the overall success of the live entertainment business. The Billboard Touring Conference & Awards taking place Nov. 13-14 in New York will recognize the world's highest-grossing facilities for the 2013 touring season. Here's a look at the venue finalists, based on Billboard Boxscore results between Oct. 1, 2012, and Sept. 30, 2013.


The O2 Arena in London has hosted more than 200 events during the past 12 months, ranging from superstar concerts and music awards shows to basketball games and boxing matches.

Subscribe to billboard biz to continue reading this article and thousands more. subscribers get:
  • 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business with over 150 exclusive charts
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, chart info and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday
  • Billboard Magazine iPad Edition: An enhanced version of the magazine with video, photo galleries and playable charts
  • Archives: A rich history of articles and exclusive charts

Join now or Log In