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Keith News Update…Keith Sets A Record At Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada…January 5, 2014

From the bizjournal.com Buffalo Business First…

 

Keith Sets ‘Urban’ Record In Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada…

James Fink – Buffalo Business First Reporter-Buffalo Business First

 

By all accounts the free New Year’s Eve concert in Niagara Falls, Ont.’s Queen Victoria Park was a massive hit.

Niagara Falls officials confirmed that not only were hotel rooms hard to come by in a city with more than 14,000 available rooms, but the concert — headlined by musician Keith Urban on a very chilly night — attracted more than 60,000 people, making it the largest in the city’s history.

The show was telecast live in Canada via the Global network and ratings increased 30 percent, thanks in large part to Urban’s star power.*

Global reported the show peaked with 4.2 million viewers just as Urban took the stage around 11 p.m.

Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati said he was ecstatic with the turnout, the filled hotel rooms and international exposure his city received.

“It’s a ripple effect, so it will feed unto itself,” Diodati told the Niagara Falls (Ont.) Review.

The show cost $3 million to produce with funds coming the City of Niagara Falls, Niagara Parks Commission, Niagara Fallsview Casino, Global and “ET Canada.”

 

*Edited by blog owner in keeping with the spirit and direction of this blog…

 

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Published at 9:37 AM CT…Monday, January 5, 2014…Nashville, Tennessee…

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I am a fan of Keith Urban. I found him, or he found me, in 1999.

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