Seattle Office of Film + Music


DESPITE RECESSION CONCERT BUSINESS APPEARS THRIVING
May 26, 2009, 11:27 am
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Seattle Times
Recession? What recession? When it comes to live music, Seattle-area concerts are selling steadily despite the economic downturn. “All ticket sales in this area are up,” said Jeff Trisler, president of Live Nation Northwest. “We’re very happy doing so well, particularly in this rough economy.” Phish sold out two shows at the Gorge Amphitheatre in record time — less than half an hour. Coldplay’s Gorge date sold out in a day. And both the Billy Joel-Elton John show at KeyArena in November and July’s Death Cab for Cutie show at Marymoor Park sold out their first shows and had to add a second.


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