BancorpSouth Arena notes 2012 successes

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – BancorpSouth Arena has hosted three of the top 11 shows from Pollstar’s 2012 First Quartet Ticket Sales Chart. Those shows were Winter Jam, Jason Aldean and Eric Church.
Since 2009, the arena has hosted nine of the top 20, 10 of the top 25 and 12 of the top 50. Out of the current top 100 tours, 22 have played at
the arena.
Winter Jam was the No. 1 tour for 2012’s first quarter, Aldean was No. 5 and Church was No. 11, according to Pollstar, which tracks the concert business.
Arena director Todd Hunt said the arena’s success was due to faithful concert-goers.
“Thank you to the ticket buyers who make these events successful,” he said.