PLAQUE UNVEILED IN THEIR HONOUR
After 26 shows across Australia and New Zealand, global superstars One Direction performed their seventh and final Sydney show at Allphones Arena last Saturday night to another sell-out crowd breaking the venue’s record for ticket sales by a group and longest run for a single tour.
Ticket sales for One Direction’s seven Allphones Arena shows were 81,542 breaking the current record of 74,244 held by Metallica since 2010.
General Manager of Nine Live, Leon Spellson said “Nine Live and Sony Music as the tours co promoters are so proud to be associated with the One Direction 2013 Take Me Home Australian & New Zealand Tour. Congratulations to the boys for this remarkable achievement. The band put on a great show every night of the tour to their incredibly loyal and enthusiastic fans”
To celebrate the milestone, Allphones Arena presented each member of One Direction with a Gold Microphone and unveiled the very first Star honouring a musical group or entertainer in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct. The plaque now holds pride of place outside the main entrance to Allphones Arena to forever commemorate their achievement.
Allphones Arena General Manager, Guy Ngata, said today "Epic and extraordinary are words too commonly used these days. One Direction’s run of seven performances at Allphones Arena was just outstanding. 81,542 screaming fans across six perfect October days will be something difficult to ever repeat let alone break. Thank you Nine Live, Sony Music and everyone involved with this amazing tour and most importantly to One Direction, you gave us all reason to scream!"
Presented by Nine Live