Arizona Federal Theatre

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Coordinates: 33°26′55″N 112°4′45″W / 33.44861°N 112.07917°W / 33.44861; -112.07917

The Arizona Federal Theatre (formerly known as the Dodge Theatre and the Comerica Theatre) is a multi-use theatre in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The venue seats 5,000 people.

Arizona Federal Theatre
Dodge Theater - SEC - 2009-09-04.JPG
Exterior view of the theatre (c.2009)
Former namesDodge Theatre (2002-10)
Comerica Theatre (2010-19)
Address400 W Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85003-2165
LocationDowntown Phoenix
Owner
  • JDM Partners
  • City of Phoenix
[1]
Operator
Capacity5,000
OpenedApril 11, 2002 (2002-04-11)[2]
Website
Venue Website

HistoryEdit

Jerry Colangelo, longtime former owner of the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks, was one of the original investors. The facility, designed by Dan Meis of NBBJ, was designed to fill the need for performers that don't need a huge sports stadium, but are too large for the smaller, intimate venues.[3]

It opened in the spring of 2002 as part of the ongoing redevelopment efforts in Downtown Phoenix, and reached the 2 million mark in attendance in 2009. Live Nation began operating the venue in 2007.[4] The theater's name was first changed in October 2010 after Comerica Bank acquired the naming rights.[5]

On December 18, 2019, the theatre was renamed to Arizona Federal Theatre, as Arizona Federal Credit Union currently owns the naming rights.[6]

EventsEdit

The theatre is probably best recognized as the stage for the comedy movie Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie. In addition to this, George Lopez's most recent HBO Special, America's Mexican, was aired live at the venue. Rock group Chickenfoot recorded their live album Get Your Buzz On there and it also hosted the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. It is also a venue for Broadway and family stage shows that play the Phoenix area, and in the theater's first few years the Arizona edition of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular took place at the venue.

Mexican pop singer Paulina Rubio performed here on May 14, 2005, on her "Pau-Lenques" tour in support of her 2004 album Pau-Latina.[7] Lorde brought her Pure Heroine Tour to the theatre on April 17, 2014, performing here in between her two shows at Coachella.[8]

Janet Jackson performed a sold-out show at the theatre on April 8, 2011, as part of her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal World Tour.[9] She returned to the theatre on October 19, 2015, as part of her Unbreakable World Tour.[10]

Lana Del Rey performed her first show in Arizona at the theatre on April 15, 2014, as part of her Paradise Tour.[11] Latin singer Yuridia performed here on November 21, 2012, as part of her Para Mí Tour.

Troye Sivan has performed shows here for both his Suburbia Tour and Bloom Tour.

Noted concertsEdit

Event Date Artist(s) Supporting Act(s) Event Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
November 3, 2009 Ian Anderson N/A An Acoustic Evening with Ian Anderson 1,574 / 4,059 (39%) $66,233[12]
November 4, 2009 Widespread Panic Fall Tour 2009 1,884 / 2,477 (76%) $47,109[13]
November 20, 2009 John Prine N/A 1,304 / 2,084 (63%) $41,544[13]
December 15, 2009 The Brian Setzer Orchestra Jump Back Brothers Christmas Rocks! Tour 2,553 / 4,047 (63%) $102,305[14]
December 31, 2009 Joel McHale Donald Glover N/A 4,008 / 4,612 (87%) $140,281[14]
February 6, 2010 Gabriel Iglesias N/A The Fluffy Shop Tour 4,885 / 4,885 (100%) $148,837[15]
February 9, 2010 Chris Botti N/A 1,784 / 2,236 (80%) $79,972[16]
February 13, 2010 Martin Lawrence Melanie Comarcho 4,024 / 4,906 (82%) $195,463[17]
February 17, 2010 Alice in Chains Creature with the Atom Brain Black Gives Way to Blue Tour 4,517 / 4,910 (92%) $139,242[17]
March 3, 2010 Zac Brown Band N/A Southern Ground Tour 4,427 / 4,916 (90%) $152,193[18]
March 11, 2010 Chelsea Handler Josh Wolf Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang Tour 4,726 / 4,726 (100%) $229,898[19]
March 20, 2010 Mariah Carey RydazNrtisT Angels Advocate Tour 4,860 / 4,860 (100%) $319,355[17]
April 18, 2010 Mark Knopfler Pieta Brown Get Lucky Tour 2,906 / 2,906 (100%) $172,692[20]
April 24, 2010 Cheech & Chong Shelby Chong Get It Legal 2,404 / 3,035 (79%) $89,308[21]
April 25, 2010 Norah Jones Sasha Dobson The Fall Tour 3,518 / 3,518 (100%) $163,765[22]
April 30, 2010 Conan O'Brien Reggie Watts The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour 4,923 / 4,923 (100%) $270,346[21]
May 15, 2010 The Cast of Glee N/A Glee Live! In Concert! 9,539 / 9,539 (100%) $595,938[23]
May 16, 2010
May 21, 2010 Foreigner
Styx
Kansas United We Rock Tour 3,782 / 4,680 (81%) $211,009[23]
May 23, 2010 The Turtles Flo & Eddie
The Grass Roots
Mark Lindsay
Micky Dolenz
The Buckinghams
Happy Together Tour 1,274 / 2,343 (54%) $39,194[23]
July 24, 2010 REO Speedwagon Pat Benatar Love on the Run Tour 2,454 / 3,737 (66%) $113,303[24]
July 27, 2010 Scorpions Tesla Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour 4,696 / 5,000 (94%) $246,458[25]
October 6, 2010 America's Got Talent Finalists N/A America's Got Talent Live 2,134 / 3,741 (57%) $124,893[26]
June 21, 2011 Alison Krauss and Union Station Jerry Douglas Paper Airplane Tour 2,038 / 3,064 (67%) $112,077[27]
August 3, 2011 Katy Perry Robyn
DJ Skeet Skeet
California Dreams Tour 4,741 / 4,925 (96%) $186,145[28]
November 22, 2011 Sting N/A Back to Bass Tour 4,339 / 4,339 (100%) $319,989[29]
May 21, 2012 Daughtry SafetySuit
Mike Sanchez
Break the Spell Tour 2,271 / 2,860 (79%) $111,768[30]
July 12, 2012 Il Divo N/A Il Divo & Orchestra in Concert 2,474 / 4,587 (54%) $251,823[31]
October 28, 2012 SYTYCD Season 9 Finalists So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2,906 / 3,143 (92%) $154,273[32]
February 26, 2013 Ricardo Arjona Metamorfosis World Tour 4,311 / 4,932 (87%) $335,509[33]
March 11, 2013 André Rieu And The Waltz Goes On Tour 3,571 / 4,119 (87%) $281,989[34]
February 7, 2014 Alejandra Guzmán Primera Fila Tour 2,528 / 2,926 (86%) $152,778[35]
July 24, 2014 The Voice Finalists The Voice Tour 1,369 / 1,688 (81%) $61,313[36]
July 29, 2014 Austin Mahone The Vamps
Fifth Harmony
Shawn Mendes
Austin Mahone: Live on Tour 3,147 / 3,486 (90%) $145,036[37]
April 11, 2015 Ricardo Arjona N/A Viaje Tour 3,459 / 4,894 (71%) $318,437[38]
August 7, 2015 Fifth Harmony Bea Miller
Natalie La Rose
The Never Ending
The Reflection Tour 4,654 / 4,654 (100%) $186,160
September 12, 2015 Zedd Madeon
Alex Metric
True Colors Tour 3,724 / 5,000 (74%) $137,788[39]
July 22, 2016 Shawn Mendes James TW Shawn Mendes World Tour 4,628 / 4,628 (100%) $178,800[40]
March 23, 2017 Maluma N/A Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy World Tour 3,597 / 4,364 (82%) $239,760[41]
September 8, 2017 Ricardo Arjona Circo Soledad Tour 3,400 / 4,894 (69%) $321,581[42]
September 27, 2017 Paramore Best Coast After Laughter Tour 4,506 / 4,709 (96%) $239,079[43]
October 19, 2017 André Rieu Johann Strauss Orchestra 2017 World Tour 4,760 / 4,760 (100%) $400,272[44]
March 9, 2018 Bad Bunny N/A La Nueva Religión Tour 4,390 / 4,390 (100%) $418,268[45]
April 21, 2018 Vance Joy Lovelytheband Nation of Two World Tour 3,243 / 3,243 (100%) $111,288[46]
May 6, 2018 Maluma N/A F.A.M.E. Tour 4,782 / 4,782 (100%) $490,478[47]
May 11, 2018 Juanes Mon Laferte Amarte Tour 3,020 / 4,526 (67%) $202,463[48]
May 13, 2018 Luis Miguel N/A México Por Siempre Tour 4,779 / 4,779 (100%) $654,117[49]

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