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Offline BalconyTV

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Re: The NEXT TOUR?
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2013, 10:56:48 AM »
I did hear a source say they had booked the O2 arena in London for 30 nights towards the end of this year. I think it was booked, but they have the ability to pull out of it. But this would fit in with the thinking. Many artists have done this now...so it makes sense that U2 might do it. However, I would rather they tour. But again, they are not getting younger. So if they can keep it simple for themselves, and keep the profits high...then why not.
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Re: The NEXT TOUR?
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2013, 10:58:07 AM »
And they have considered this for a while... after a quick google... You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2013, 12:40:00 PM »
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That article was written in 2008  :-X

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Re: The NEXT TOUR?
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2013, 04:00:09 AM »
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1ST LEG OF POPMART: 29 SHOWS
GROSS: $53,798,240 ATTENDANCE: 1,096,547
AVERAGE GROSS: $1,855,112 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 37,812


POPMART TOUR 2ND LEG: EUROPE 32 SHOWS2ND LEG: EUROPE POPMART TOTALS
GROSS: $58,697,632 ATTENDANCE: 1,572,721
AVERAGE GROSS: $1,834,301 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 49,148


POPMART 3RD LEG: NORTH AMERICA 17 SHOWS
POPMART 3RD LEG: NORTH AMERICA 17 SHOWS TOTALS
GROSS: $26,036,837 ATTENDANCE: 575,742
AVERAGE GROSS: $1,531,579 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 33,867


POPMART 4TH LEG: South America, Australia, Japan, South Africa. 15 SHOWS
POPMART 4TH LEG: 15 SHOWS TOTALS
GROSS: $33,144,315 ATTENDANCE: 690,926
AVERAGE GROSS: $2,209,621 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 46,062



The Totals for the Entire 93 date POPMART TOUR are GROSS: $171,677,024 ATTENDANCE: 3,935,936 AVERAGE GROSS: $1,845,989.5 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 42,322


Soooo, basically what you're saying, if you look at the averages, the highest average attendance is Europe, then Aus/S. America/Japan/S. Africa, then N. America.
If we were to go by those averages, they should drop the North American leg and just tour the rest of the world.

BTW: Australian population 1998 - 18,700,000 approx. USA population 1998  - 270,000,000 approx.

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Re: The NEXT TOUR?
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2013, 03:41:56 PM »
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1ST LEG OF POPMART: 29 SHOWS
GROSS: $53,798,240 ATTENDANCE: 1,096,547
AVERAGE GROSS: $1,855,112 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 37,812


POPMART TOUR 2ND LEG: EUROPE 32 SHOWS2ND LEG: EUROPE POPMART TOTALS
GROSS: $58,697,632 ATTENDANCE: 1,572,721
AVERAGE GROSS: $1,834,301 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 49,148


POPMART 3RD LEG: NORTH AMERICA 17 SHOWS
POPMART 3RD LEG: NORTH AMERICA 17 SHOWS TOTALS
GROSS: $26,036,837 ATTENDANCE: 575,742
AVERAGE GROSS: $1,531,579 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 33,867


POPMART 4TH LEG: South America, Australia, Japan, South Africa. 15 SHOWS
POPMART 4TH LEG: 15 SHOWS TOTALS
GROSS: $33,144,315 ATTENDANCE: 690,926
AVERAGE GROSS: $2,209,621 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 46,062



The Totals for the Entire 93 date POPMART TOUR are GROSS: $171,677,024 ATTENDANCE: 3,935,936 AVERAGE GROSS: $1,845,989.5 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 42,322


Soooo, basically what you're saying, if you look at the averages, the highest average attendance is Europe, then Aus/S. America/Japan/S. Africa, then N. America.
If we were to go by those averages, they should drop the North American leg and just tour the rest of the world.

BTW: Australian population 1998 - 18,700,000 approx. USA population 1998  - 270,000,000 approx.

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     Not so fast, lets look at Australia on its own. 23,282 was the average attendance per show in Australia. Thats 10,000 less than the United States average. Also note that North America purchased more U2 tickets than any other region of the world. The United States purchased more U2 tickets than any other country around the world.


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Re: The NEXT TOUR?
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2013, 03:57:31 PM »
As for the next tour, given what Arthur Fogal and Adam Clayton said in "From The Ground Up", I think they will go indoors on the next tour, but will be prepared with options to play outdoors the following year if they choose to. If there is any decline in demand to see the band live from last time, they will be able to pick that up during the ticket selling period. If the arena's sellout at lightning speed which is most likely, they will likely be trying to determine what stadiums to play the following year.

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Re: The NEXT TOUR?
« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2013, 05:03:52 PM »
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1ST LEG OF POPMART: 29 SHOWS
GROSS: $53,798,240 ATTENDANCE: 1,096,547
AVERAGE GROSS: $1,855,112 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 37,812


POPMART TOUR 2ND LEG: EUROPE 32 SHOWS2ND LEG: EUROPE POPMART TOTALS
GROSS: $58,697,632 ATTENDANCE: 1,572,721
AVERAGE GROSS: $1,834,301 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 49,148


POPMART 3RD LEG: NORTH AMERICA 17 SHOWS
POPMART 3RD LEG: NORTH AMERICA 17 SHOWS TOTALS
GROSS: $26,036,837 ATTENDANCE: 575,742
AVERAGE GROSS: $1,531,579 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 33,867


POPMART 4TH LEG: South America, Australia, Japan, South Africa. 15 SHOWS
POPMART 4TH LEG: 15 SHOWS TOTALS
GROSS: $33,144,315 ATTENDANCE: 690,926
AVERAGE GROSS: $2,209,621 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 46,062



The Totals for the Entire 93 date POPMART TOUR are GROSS: $171,677,024 ATTENDANCE: 3,935,936 AVERAGE GROSS: $1,845,989.5 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 42,322


Soooo, basically what you're saying, if you look at the averages, the highest average attendance is Europe, then Aus/S. America/Japan/S. Africa, then N. America.
If we were to go by those averages, they should drop the North American leg and just tour the rest of the world.

BTW: Australian population 1998 - 18,700,000 approx. USA population 1998  - 270,000,000 approx.

 ::)

im afraid i need them to continue touring N America

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Re: The NEXT TOUR?
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2013, 12:47:14 AM »
I had a dream last night I saw U2 perform at a small venue, 2-3000 seats. Despite losing my ticket, I still got in. The gig started with NLOTH, but was plagued by sound problems. I met The Edge later, and he looked a lot older in person. Which is a strange dream, considering I'm his cat and he doesn't look that old from where I'm sitting on his favourite hat on his favourite chair right now.

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Re: The NEXT TOUR?
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2013, 12:54:04 AM »
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The gig started with NLOTH, but was plagued by sound problems.

Have you been messing around with Edge's pedals again? That may have been the problem. You know he doesn't like it when you use his custom pedalboard as a scratching post.

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« Reply #54 on: February 15, 2013, 05:20:06 PM »
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Have you been messing around with Edge's pedals again? That may have been the problem. You know he doesn't like it when you use his custom pedalboard as a scratching post.

I learnt the hard way not to use Larry's drums as a scratching post! It's the reason Bono wore leather pants during ZooTV.

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« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2013, 08:04:55 AM »
The one thing I'm really hoping for the next tour and interested in hearing other people's opinion,(especially older and long time fans and original U2 Propaganda fan club members like myself) is that I hope they finally get rid of the GA floors and start putting seats back on the floor.  The one thing that I really treasured and relished being in the fan club was the fact that when U2 went on tour I could look forward to a guaranteed seat on the floor in the first 10 rows from the stage.  This lasted from the JT tour to Popmart.  Every since that they have royally ticked me off going GA floors. JT tour I had 8th row floors, Zoo tv, 2nd row in montreal and 1st row from the b-stage in toronto, Popmart-5th row floors.  I don't know about everyone else, but I am getting too old to line up all day to get a good spot on the GA floors.  I tried it once and never again.  It takes a lot out of you, that by the time the show starts you are totally tired and drained from lining up all day.  And if you don't line up all day by the time you get to the show you are way back at the end of the floors and can't see anything except thousands of heads in front of you.  Paying 250 dollars would go down much easier if i knew is was guaranteed my seat on the floor.  As it was I ended up paying 250 on 360 for seat in the stands which doesn't sit well with me. So I hope this time around that they go back with the floor seats at least in North America. Anyone else feel the same?

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Re: The NEXT TOUR?
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2013, 12:38:44 PM »
I cannot agree with this. I'm 59. I had a mix of GA and $95 seats for 360 and GA wins my vote. Yes, I tire easily so waiting in line all day isn't an option. I was still able to get a great spot in the inner circle at their last Chicago show. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
I'd rather take my chances in GA.

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« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2013, 04:20:06 PM »
I agree, birdlover. First Melbourne 360 concert, I bought a seat which everyone on the internet said were the best seats ever. Instead, there was a huge 25m gap between the fence and the floor crowd/stage, so it felt like you were disconnected from everything. Cost me $200+, and I felt like I was watching the concert on tv at home. Plus, people were sitting down for some songs! I wasn't going to the second concert, but when I got home I bought a GA ticket for the second gig for $95, thinking I'd take my chances. If I ended up way at the back of the stadium surrounded by drunks, so be it. I went after work, two hours before U2 were to go on stage... and got a standing spot right next to the band entrance, side of the stage, and 5m from the special RED zone! I had a much better time and I have more memories of that concert.

Hopefully I'm rich and can pay someone to line up for me next time.  ::)

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Re: The NEXT TOUR?
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2013, 05:04:06 PM »
Although I accept that it's much easier for people like me to stand in line and wait around all day than for some others, I would hate it if U2 switched to seats on the floor. I have seen other bands do that and it just seems to completely kill the atmosphere in front of the stage. It means that it is those with the deepest pockets who get to be right in front of the band, rather than with the deepest dedication, and it would certainly create a more subdued atmosphere close to the stage.

In his autobiography, Neil Young actually notes that doing GA standing in front of the stage involves a financial hit to the band, but he always does it anyway because it lets the true fans get to the front rather than rich people who buy up the best seats and then sit with eyes glazed during all the album tracks. Given how often U2 are accused of only caring about money, I am glad that they still evidently care about things like this too.

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« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2013, 07:28:59 PM »
There's more chance of U2 performing sitting down, than seats in GA/standing happening. Larry's an exemption, of course!