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Frontier Touring First Australasian Promoter To Win Billboard Top Independent Promoter (International) Award

MELBOURNE, Australia (CelebrityAccess) — Frontier Touring is the first Australasian promoter to win the Top Independent Promoter (International) category at the 2015 Billboard Touring Awards, which took place at New York’s The Roosevelt Hotel.

The award caps off a big year for the independent promoter. In 2015 Frontier toured the Foo Fighters, Drake, Kylie, Eagles, Rod Stewart, alt-J, The Script, Chet Faker and more. The conclusion of the year will see sold out stadium tours from superstars Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran plus tours from Sam Smith, Rise Against, Rudimental, Lucinda Williams, Thurston Moore Band and Bully. Swift begins her Australian tour with the biggest show of the entire The 1989 World Tour, performing to more than 72,000 people at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Saturday 28 November.

Managing Director of Frontier Touring, Michael Gudinski said of the accolade “It is such an honor to be recognized as the leading Independent International Promoter by Billboard. Even more significantly we are the first ever Australasian promoter to receive this award.

“Frontier is fiercely independent and we pride ourselves on our ability to hold our own in an increasingly globalised business. In the past year we have toured some of the greatest talent in music today and I’m so proud of how our Frontier family has continued to set the bar higher and higher for concert promoting in Australia and New Zealand.”

In the July Billboard half yearly Boxscore results Frontier was listed as the #3 overall promoter and #1 Independent promoter in the world, ranking behind Live Nation and AEG Live.

2015 Tours Promoted By Frontier Touring
January 2015

The Vamps
James Bay

February 2015

The Angels & Cheap Trick
Foo Fighters
Die Antwoord

March 2015

Rise Against
Chet Faker
Good Life
Future Music Festival
The Prodigy
Adam Cohen
Giorgio Moroder
Rod Stewart
Billy Idol
Jessie J

April 2015

Paolo Nutini
Ed Sheeran
The Script
Charli XCX
Sam Smith

May 2015


June 2015

Ben Lee
Yellowcard with Mayday Parade

July 2015

Jenny Lewis
Johnny Marr
Ryan Adams
Jimmy Barnes

August 2015

James Bay
Mark Seymour & The Undertow
Passion Pit
Jamie Lawson

September 2015

Imagine Dragons

October 2015

Ellie Goulding
Conrad Sewell
Ben Lee

November 2015

David Guetta
Sol3 Mio
Chet Faker
Conrad Sewell
Cold Chisel

December 2015

Taylor Swift
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Lucinda Williams
Rise Against
Thurston Moore Band
John Farnham