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Offline BalconyTV

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U2 did not sell out
« on: January 18, 2017, 09:29:13 AM »
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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 10:13:38 AM »
Right off the bat:

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If Im anyone in the U2 organization, Id be worried about the state of North America. Something is wrong.

This is what we've been hearing for a decade and a half from them.

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 10:20:11 AM »
this article is ridiculous.  Neither I+E nor 360 sold out instantly either.  In fact, many show did not sell out at all.

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 10:29:14 AM »
Well as usual Europe sold out quickly - but partly because we only got half the shows US/Canada got despite population being similar.   They clearly could have (and will) quickly sell more tickets in certain cities and still that won't satisfy demand    A country the size of Germany getting one concert, Spain too etc etc   

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 10:39:15 AM »
I highly doubt they'd be scheduling two nights at some stadiums if they had trouble selling tickets here.

Plus, these shows are never truly "sold out" until the last minute anyway. They're fine.

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 11:13:08 AM »
Funny how the article states "Cleveland did not sell out" like it means lots of tickets are still available--yet there are very very few tickets available (look on Ticketmaster without reseller enabled to see this).

From what I've heard, GA tickets and other good tickets have been hard to come by at pretty much all of the venues--these pretty much sold out during the presale or in the first couple hours of the general public sale. The only tickets left are singles or those very expensive/very far away from the stage.

Also, I attended a show on the first NA leg of the 360 tour in one of U2's biggest cities (Chicago) and had no difficulty getting tickets during the general on sale. Tickets seemed to be readily available for that show in the weeks after they went on sale. Yet that show ended up sold out.

In short, sorry Alan, I'm not buying what you're selling here.

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2017, 11:16:59 AM »
It's Alan Cross. As a fellow Canadian, his journalistic skills have not been their sharpest lately. He tends to flub facts and exaggerate for drama often.

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2017, 12:42:55 PM »
What a load of rubbish. A 5 minute ticketmaster search just showed me that the only dates that have seats left in multiple sections (mostly higher up) are Houston and Tampa. Some of the shows they listed as not selling have no available tickets (Cleveland, Miami, Washington). So basically U2 sold out stadiums in Vancouver, Seattle, San Fran, LA, Chicago, NY, Boston, Washington, Philly, Miami, Cleveland, Toronto, and Dallas within 1 day of tickets going on sale to the public, with only Houston, Tampa, and Pittsburgh not being automatic sell outs and that is supposed to be looked at as a failure? North American dates alone have probably grossed more then $120m in 1 day. U2 must be devastated.

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2017, 01:06:36 PM »
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It's Alan Cross. As a fellow Canadian, his journalistic skills have not been their sharpest lately. He tends to flub facts and exaggerate for drama often.

I don't know Alan Cross at all, but to call that piece 'journalism' is a bit of a stretch.

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2017, 01:42:04 PM »
Philly seemed to sell out within in minutes.

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2017, 02:59:56 PM »
read the front page.  1.1 million tickets sold today.  He needs to check that headline out.

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2017, 05:42:19 PM »
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read the front page.  1.1 million tickets sold today.  He needs to check that headline out.

yea the dallas show sold out in like minutes.

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2017, 05:53:51 PM »
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read the front page.  1.1 million tickets sold today.  He needs to check that headline out.

yea the dallas show sold out in like minutes.

I threw the first tickets that came up for Dallas back in the pool. I even contemplated doing it again to try one more time. So glad I didn't.  After I bought them, I went back to peruse and got locked out.  My office window has no idea how close it came to having a computer thrown through it.

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2017, 05:56:41 PM »
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read the front page.  1.1 million tickets sold today.  He needs to check that headline out.

yea the dallas show sold out in like minutes.

Half of these tickets are to scalpers....

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Re: U2 did not sell out
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2017, 05:58:04 PM »
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read the front page.  1.1 million tickets sold today.  He needs to check that headline out.

yea the dallas show sold out in like minutes.

Half of these tickets are to scalpers....

For U2 those tickets are paid for and it's still a sell out.