Olly Murs has become part of an unusual milestone. One of the tickets for his show in April is the 15 millionth to be sold for The O2 in Greenwich.
Since the venue re-opened in 2007, it has become the most popular music venue in the world with 1,379 individual performances since Bon Jovi marked its new chapter.
The venue’s general manager Rebecca Kane said: “Getting to 15 million tickets sold is a remarkable achievement and demonstrates just how popular this venue has become.
“2014 was quite a year with many record breaking performances and we’re delighted and honoured that so many artists and their teams choose to play The O2.”
• 2,068,200 tickets sold to all arena events in 2014, with 1,818,742 to music shows.
• More than 9million people visited the venue over 12 months including a record breaking 416,858 during the ATP World Tour Finals.
• Some 14,832 pints of beer were served at the Premier League Darts, the most popular beer drinking event.
• Dolly Parton was a wine affair with 830 bottles drunk – white wine the clear favourite
• During the year 67,325 burgers were bought, 17,477 pizzas, 49,105 portions of chips and 13,551 burritos
• 280,462 pints of beer were served, 104,624 pints of cider and 6,380 bottles of champagne were purchased
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “London is the entertainment capital of the world, boasting a rich diversity of venues and cultural attractions.
"So it is fantastic to hear that The O2 has sold its 15 millionth ticket. This underlines its status as a top draw for Londoners as well as visitors from around the UK and beyond.”
Research by Media Insight Consulting reveals that 30% of the UK population has attended The O2, at least once, since the building opened.