THE O2 – 28 MARCH 2014 – LONDON
In June 2007, the former Millenniom Dome was renamed and opened as The O2, by AEG EUROPE, one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, to be UK’s most exciting and technically advanced music, sport and entertainment destination.
The centerpiece of the multi-million pound development is the 20,000 capacity indoor arena, the most popular music arena in the world. There is also a live music venue – indigO2 – with a capacity of 2,350, The O2 bubble – a state of the art exhibition space that is host to the British Music Experience, the UK’s interactive museum of popular music – an 11 screen cinema complex, and a vibrant ‘Entertainment District’ featuring a variety of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and leisure facilities.
The O2 arena sold more tickets than any other arena in the world in 2011 (breaking all previous records) – making it the most popular music venue in the world for the fifth year running.
Since opening The O2 has picked up many industry awards including Venue of the Year at the Music Week Awards, Pollstar International Arena of the Year (5 years running) and Best New Major Concert Venue, Venue of the Year at The Event Services Association and Favourite Venue at the TPI Awards.
The O2 is an official venue for the 2012 Olympics hosting both the gymnastic and basketball events.
London, SE10 0DX
ZÉNITH PARIS – LA VILLETTE – 23 FEBRUARY 2014 – PARIS
Zénith Paris – La Villette is an indoor arena located in the 19th arrondissement in Paris.
The arena was built in 1983 at the site of the former music hall, Pavillon de Paris, by architects Phillippe Chaix and Jean-Paul Morel. The construction of the arena was initiated by Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, to maintain the rock and roll scene to Paris.
The first musician to perform at the venue was French singer-songwriter, Renaud Séchan. Over the years, the venue has played host to many French artists including: Jenifer, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Vanessa Paradis, Mr. Hankey, Johnny Hallyday and Michel Sardou. Also, several international artists have played the venue including: Nas, Lara Fabian, Alizée, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Korean Kpop Super Junior, Japanese band Nightwish, L’Arc-en-Ciel.
The arena has also played host to the MTV Europe Music Awards in 1995, World Wrestling Entertainment in 2007 and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2010.
Zénith Paris – La Villetta
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès,
75019 Paris, France