Oblastnaya Gazeta recently reported that the Yekaterinburg Concert Club was ranked 90th among Pollstar’s top 200 most visited clubs around the world.
Pollstar, a prestigious American magazine that conducted the ranking, included Yekaterinburg’s Tele-Club, one of the largest concert halls in all of Urals, in its rankings. Pollstar estimated that Tele-Club has sold 43,386 tickets in the past year alone.
Most of the clubs that were included in the ranking are based in the United States. Out of the first hundred clubs listed in the ranking, only three were located in Europe. Tele-Club was the only Russian club included in the first 100 venues.
Simon Halperin, the regional producer of Yekaterinburg’s Tele-Club, states that this is an unexpected but great achievement for Tele-Club.
Halperin concluded that this great achievement for Yekaterinburg will not stop the devaluation of the Russian ruble. He warned that the economic crisis will significantly lessen the number of international artists performing their concerts in Yekaterinburg.