Dallas' House of Blues is the Fourth Most Popular U.S. Club Venue

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Billboard, everybody's favorite trade music magazine, just put together a list of the 25 Most Popular Music Clubs is the U.S. There are many takeaways here, but the most pertinent one for Dallas music fans is that our local House of Blues was the fourth-most attended venue (222, 988) in the whole country during the calendar year stretching from May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014. So, Dallas, go ahead and pat yourself on the back or have an ice-cold Revolver. You did well.

Our next takeaway is that the House of Blues franchise is the most ubiquitous club venue in the country. Like, seriously: It shows up a whopping 12 times on a list of 25 venues, which basically accounts for half of the spots. Of course, if House of Blues is damn near the Wal-Mart of music clubs, then the list also champions another franchise -- the Target, if you will -- which is The Filmore. Those show up a still-surprising four times.

Since Billboard is first and foremost a trade publication, it's safe to say that this could lead to more label acts booking shows at the House of Blues. Spillover seasons are looking pretty good, folks. However, considering way more than half of the venues are in multiple spots around the country, it'd be nice to see how the clubs of local lore in Dallas and elsewhere would fare.

Shout out to Austin's Stubb's for rounding out the list at number 25. You did well. Pat yourself on the back. Have an ice cold Jester King. This time, however, Dallas is tops in Texas.

1. House of Blues -- Orlando, FL (339,470 attendance)
02. House of Blues -- Boston, MA (322,755)
03. 9:30 Club -- Washington, DC (268,727)
04. House of Blues -- Dallas, TX (222,988)
05. House of Blues -- Chicago, IL (211,446)
06. House of Blues -- Houston, TX (209,799)
07. House of Blues -- Anaheim, TX (192,424)
08. The Tabernacle -- Atlanta, GA (185,769)
09. House of Blues -- Los Angeles, CA (172,005)
10. House of Blues -- San Diego, CA (155,938)
11. House of Blues -- Cleveland, OH (155,556)
12. The Fillmore -- Silver Spring, MD (152,332)
13. The Fillmore -- Denver, CO (151,387)
14. Palladium -- Hollywood, CA (148,555)
15. House of Blues -- New Orleans, LA (145,077)
16. The Fillmore -- San Francisco, CA (140,100)
17. Irving Plaza -- New York, NY (135,398)
18. The Fillmore -- Charlotte, NC (133,212)
19. House of Blues -- Las Vegas, NV (131,208)
20. House of Blues -- Myrtle Beach, SC (129,528)
21. The Fillmore -- Detroit, MI (129,199)
22. Lifestyle Communities Pavilion -- Columbus, OH (128,975)
23. The Paramount -- Huntington, NY (127,730)
24. Stage AE -- Pittsburgh, PA (124,013)
25. Stubb's -- Austin, TX (116,582)

Source: Consequence of Sound

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House of Blues

2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas, TX

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8 comments
Mervis
Mervis

The writer must only have 4 fingers. I see 5 Fillmores on that list.

Everybody loves lists.

JustSaying
JustSaying

I will say one thing for the House of Blues. It is remarkably easy to get in without a ticket.

skeechi
skeechi

Oh no, the self ordained music capital has nothing in the top 20  lol

commiebiker
commiebiker

"Billboard, everybody's favorite trade music magazine,"    ......Let me know right away this was satire :)

yoyoyoyoyo
yoyoyoyoyo

Reads like Live Nation advertorial copy. But either way, it's a worthless list. Not that many venues are reporting to Billboard, compared to Pollstar. See Pollstar's top 100 music clubs published in July midyear report. Only 1 HOB makes the top 25. There is ZERO chance that 12 HOBs are in the top 25. Can't believe others are going with this and Billboard looks terrible here. Good for Live Nation / HOB though. Well played by their marketing.

JustSaying
JustSaying

@ChrisYu I so want to tell you how. Gavin clearly knows. If there was a way to PM you I would tell you. Shit got me in to a sold out Mastodon/Dethklok show the first time. Haven't paid for a show there since. 

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