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A Record-Setting August At The Greek Theatre

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — August proved to be a busy month for the Greek Theatre and the venue saw its busiest month in more than a decade, hosting more shows in August than The Staples Center, The Nokia Theatre, The Forum and The Hollywood Palladium combined.

In all, The Greek staged a record-breaking 22 shows in August, seven of them standing room only events, including shows by Chicago / REO Speedwagon, Sara Bareilles, ZZ Top / Jeff Beck, Counting Crows, John Legend, and two shows by Jack Johnson.

Total gross revenue for The Greek in August topped $5 million with more than 102,720 music fans making the scene. The Greek is booked and operated by Nederlander Concerts.

Other facts about The Greek's busy August include the following:

  • • 24 trees were dedicated on behalf of each Greek Theatre headliner in August to Tree People
  • • 1 couple got engaged during the show (that was documented)
  • • $300,000 in concert merchandise sold
  • • 41 semi-trucks unloaded for production
  • • 61 tour busses arrived throughout the month
  • • 3,066 meals served in backstage catering (340 breakfasts, 1,021 lunches & 1,705 dinners)
  • • 72 Hours of concerts
  • • 5,521 hours worked by Greek stagehands
  • • 21,669+ hours worked by Greek part-time staff
  • • 48 Greek specific customer service emails were deployed the month of August with set times and show information (Avg per month 20)
  • • Over 1,017,985 twitter impressions (tweets, retweets, mentions, etc.) which is 312.7% more impressions than the previous month
  • • 31,067 Cars parked