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Billboard Magazine Announces Moody Center of Austin, Texas as the "Best in the World of its Size"

Carol Lennox
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Billboard ranks Austin’s Moody Center is the #1 highest grossing venue in the world within the category of 10,001-15,000-person capacity arenas. Moody Center has surpassed every other national and international venue of its size in gross revenue generated by concert ticket sales.

Since April, 2022, Moody Center has hosted performers George Strait, Justin Bieber, Eagles, Kendrick Lamar, Dave Matthews Band, Roger Waters, Jimmy Buffett, Andrea Bocelli, Post Malone, Karol G, Michael Bublé, and The Killers.

Harry Styles drew 100,000 fans during his six sold-out “Love On Tour” performances.

“The high caliber of events brought to Moody Center allows us to achieve this significant recognition as the highest grossing venue worldwide” says Jeff Nickler, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Moody Center. “The credit truly belongs to the fans who have embraced this new arena in an unprecedented way through the purchase of tickets in record numbers.”
“Austin has had a long tradition of being a great music town and I’m thrilled that this wonderful city now has a great venue to showcase the all the great artists that perform here. We at Oak View Group are proud that both the Austin music community and artists worldwide have so enthusiastically embraced Moody Center in it’s very first year.” Says Irving Azoff, co-owner of Oak View Group.

Austin, TX, long known for the being the music capital of the world, didn’t have a modern, premium venue to host the world’s biggest artists, until recently.

That all changed with Moody Center,” said Tim Leiweke, chairman and CEO, Oak View Group. “On behalf of our partners, Live Nation, C3 Presents, Matthew McConaughey, and The University of Texas, we’re honored Moody Center is quickly leaving its mark on Austin and the industry, and all within seven months of opening.”

2023 looks to be as impressive and revenue producing as 2022. There are great performers in the line-up, and a surprise addition.

Recently, CMT and CBS announced that the CMT Music Awards, will be held at Moody Center Sunday, April 2, 2023 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) live from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center for the first time ever.

Other announced acts for next year include Bruce Springsteen, Morgan Wallen, Journey, Blink-182, Arctic Monkeys, Cody Johnson, Thomas Rhett, and MUSE.


Moody Center is a modern venue in the nation’s 11th largest city, Austin, TX. Moody Center and Austin, TX host the biggest international artists and acts on the planet. The new arena replaces the 45-year-old Frank C. Erwin Jr. Center at The University of Texas and is home to The University of Texas Women’s and Men’s basketball games, family shows, and other sporting and community events in addition to showcasing international performing artists and musical acts. Moody Center is the result of a partnership between Oak View Group, Live Nation/C3 Presents, The University of Texas at Austin and Minister of Culture, Matthew McConaughey.

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