First Ave., The Entry, and Cabooze named among world's top rock clubs by Pollstar
In what many still consider to be a downtime for both touring and the music industry, these strong representations from our local clubs only clarifies how passionate we are about our live music here in Minneapolis and throughout Minnesota. Fans continue to show up in droves to support the musicians and bands they love, and the ticket sales for the area clubs surely reflect their dedication to live music.
Arenas and amphitheaters are excluded from the list, and some venues don't choose to share their information and aren't represented, but that shouldn't diminish in any way the strong local representation found on the list. To see First Avenue in the top 10 amidst much larger cities like New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Brussels, and St. Louis only exemplifies just how many fans show up to the venerable Minneapolis club each and every night.
And 2012 shouldn't prove to be any different, as the Twin Cities music fans continue to support great live music in all the fine clubs we are truly fortunate to have here in Minnesota.