AUSTIN (KXAN) – Even though it’s not slated to open for at least three months, the Moody Center has already surpassed $ 15 million in ticket sales.
The 15,000-seat arena still under construction on the University of Texas campus is slated to open in late April, one of its first performances being George Strait, Willie Nelson and the Randy Rogers Band. They are expected to christen the place during two sold-out shows on April 29 and 30.
Ahead of the opening celebration featuring Strait and Nelson, John Mayer (April 20, 21) and Justin Bieber (April 27) will perform on location. Other artists slated to perform later include The Killers, Andrea Bocelli, and Shawn Mendes.
“Austinites and the surrounding communities love live music and entertainment. Austin has a unique vibe and music is always at the center of it, ”Casey Sparks, deputy general manager of the Moody Center, said in a press release Tuesday. “In all my years of working in this industry, I haven’t seen such a full schedule of artists wanting to come to a city. It will be an inaugural year of non-stop entertainment.
Below is a full list of concerts already booked at the venue this year:
- April 20 – John Mayer Sob Rock Tour 2022
- April 21th – John Mayer Sob Rock Tour 2022
- April 27 – Justin Bieber Justice World Tour 2022
- April 29 – Opening Celebration of the “Detroit of Moody Center” presented by Bud Light: George Strait with special guests Willie Nelson & Family and Randy Rogers Band
- April 30 – Opening Celebration of the “Detroit of Moody Center” presented by Bud Light: George Strait with special guests Willie Nelson & Family and Randy Rogers Band
- May 19 – Visit of the Eagles hotel in California
- May 20 – Visit of the Eagles hotel in California
- May 25 – Jack White The Supply Chain Problems Tour
- June 22 – Andrea Bocelli Believe World Tour
- July 30 – Dude Perfect That’s Happy Summer Tour
- 25 august – Visit of the Swedish house Mafia Paradise Again
- September 9 – The Killers Implosing The Mirage Tour
- September 13 – Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast World Tour 2022
- October 3 – Shawn Mendes Wonder: The World Tour
In July 2021, the final beam of the concert hall was installed in a ceremony. In total, this is a $ 338 million project that will also serve as a future home for Longhorns basketball, in addition to concerts and shows.
The Moody Center also offers a concert membership program. Registrants will have the opportunity to purchase lower tier tickets for shows with elevated experiences, club access, and top notch concessions.