Ed Sheeran performs at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, which will be torn down in 2016.

Comparisons paint a very optimistic picture for the concert business in Australia and New Zealand, where the tour cycle is spot on for the upcoming fiscal year.

Tim Worton, group director-arenas for AEG Ogden, provided some stats:

• Allphones Arena, Sydney: 22 concerts in 2012; 50 expected in 2013 

• Brisbane Entertainment Centre: 34 in 2012; 56 in 2013 



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