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Re: Sluggish ticket sales (are you kidding me )
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2015, 12:20:33 AM »
Some great points here first. But as someone who is very out of the loop of mainstream music I must ask, what bands or groups do sell out stadium tours now...? I sort of fear the answers...

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Re: Sluggish ticket sales (are you kidding me )
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2015, 12:16:09 PM »
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Some great points here first. But as someone who is very out of the loop of mainstream music I must ask, what bands or groups do sell out stadium tours now...? I sort of fear the answers...

One Direction, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney all sell very well in stadiums. The Stones as selling out most shows, but I think a few still have tickets available. My feeling lately with stadium shows is that a large portion of the crowd is really just there for the all day party in the parking lot with their friends. The show itself is secondary and the next day most probably couldn't tell you anything about it, but could tell you every minor detail about tailgating in the lots.

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Re: Sluggish ticket sales (are you kidding me )
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2015, 12:23:32 PM »
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Some great points here first. But as someone who is very out of the loop of mainstream music I must ask, what bands or groups do sell out stadium tours now...? I sort of fear the answers...

One Direction, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney all sell very well in stadiums. The Stones as selling out most shows, but I think a few still have tickets available. My feeling lately with stadium shows is that a large portion of the crowd is really just there for the all day party in the parking lot with their friends. The show itself is secondary and the next day most probably couldn't tell you anything about it, but could tell you every minor detail about tailgating in the lots.

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Re: Sluggish ticket sales (are you kidding me )
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2015, 09:14:08 AM »
Seems Rolling Stones tour is getting most of the press and staying in news vs U2 tour.

U2 should have moved city to city vs making folks spend 1000s with ticket and travel. People living close to were they are playing are happy campers.
Would be interesting what percentage of crowds are traveling more then 200 miles. Not sure if a stadium tour will materialize except to hit markets they didn't play arena's. Which is what stones are doing playing Columbus Indianapolis Raleigh etc.  Will the stage and setup work and how would they hang speakers from the roof of outdoor venue?

Are folks happy with the sound? I haven't heard a bootleg and wonder if they can catch a good recording with no speaker banks to aim mics!!!!

If you remember, to fill the stadiums last tour they had to drop most of the songs from NLOTH.


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Re: Sluggish ticket sales (are you kidding me )
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2015, 10:28:12 AM »
The original post mentions "sluggish ticket sales" which is different from "poor ticket sales".
Generally speaking, if a band have quick selling tickets, then youre left with nothing but the most expensive seats only a week after sales. At the London dates U2 still had tickets available in what I think is listed as Category B only a few weeks ago. If you still have tickets available for an arena show in that category 6 months after they went on sale, then thats probably sluggish.

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Re: Sluggish ticket sales (are you kidding me )
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2015, 12:10:56 PM »
All my U2 shows are more than 200 miles from me. If they were closer, I could see more shows! :)

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Re: Sluggish ticket sales (are you kidding me )
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2015, 12:21:29 PM »

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IMO, the only cause for alarm at these prices and in this economy and without airplay would be if U2 couldn't sell out two arena shows in the markets they are playing. Denver probably would have been fine with just the one show, but if they had played two shows each in Boston, LA, NYC and Chicago, I cannot even imagine what the ticket demand and scalpers would be like.

I was pleasantly surprised by how well-attended 360 was in the US. If they come back to stadiums in the US next year, they might want to play smaller stadiums where they can. For example, Bobby Dodd in Atlanta rather than the Georgia Dome, Vandy (again) in Nashville rather than LP Field.

Big difference between 45,000 seats and 75,000 in the secondary markets. As far as LA, Boston, Chicago, etc., they'll sell those stadiums out for one or two nights.
I pray they would play Bobby Dodd if they did a stadium tour. It's so intimate. The saw the stones just play their and it was perfect from even the top row of the stadium. They could sell if out like they sold out Vandy, which was an incredible show

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Re: Sluggish ticket sales (are you kidding me )
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2015, 12:37:43 PM »
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Someone on this board said the i and e tour had sluggish ticket sales. Are they serious look on u2,s website every show is practically sold out and i live in ny there doing 8 sold out nights in msg and broke an online record of 120,000 trying to get tickets for the first 4 ny shows .Sluggish  get your facts strait.
Ok so how many of those sold out shows have resold tickets waiting to be sold. I bet a lot of those tickets will get eaten, but they still count as being sold. In years past you couldn't get U2 Tickets an hour after they went on sale.

I think that's the limited cities with multiple nights factor.

If U2 had played 25 U.S. markets with one show in each except for 2-3 in LA, NYC, Boston and Chicago, it would have been the usual frenzy for tickets. The itinerary of this tour makes it impossible to compare to any other tour.