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Offline jralex12

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360 tour tickets still available
« on: April 10, 2009, 03:55:08 PM »
after last tour i wasnt expecting to go on ticketmaster 6 days after the tickets went on sale and find a ton of tickets still available for 3 different shows...



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Re: 360 tour tickets still available
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009, 03:59:14 PM »
i typed in 25 tickets and sure enough there they were...thats insane....

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Re: 360 tour tickets still available
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009, 04:54:42 PM »
its not really insane the world is in a recession

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Re: 360 tour tickets still available
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 05:18:09 PM »
It's not really that much of a surprise; the band have a history of holding back quite a few tickets from the first day of sales and then releasing them as the dates of the concerts gets closer.

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Re: 360 tour tickets still available
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2009, 05:45:26 PM »
This is not surprising at all, and very much expected.

Just wait until the tour starts and check out the eBay prices for the tickets.  They will be quite low and affordable and readily available.

Cheers,

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Re: 360 tour tickets still available
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2009, 01:27:03 AM »
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It's not really that much of a surprise; the band have a history of holding back quite a few tickets from the first day of sales and then releasing them as the dates of the concerts gets closer.

how are they holding tickets back when you can easily get tickets for most of the us shows? they want to hope that they aint holding any back seeing as the first batch hasnt sold out yet.

The 250$[150] seats are coming back to bite them in the ar*e its pathetic that there charging that much! they aint selling at most places!

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Re: 360 tour tickets still available
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2009, 02:27:45 AM »
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This is not surprising at all, and very much expected.

Just wait until the tour starts and check out the eBay prices for the tickets.  They will be quite low and affordable and readily available.

Cheers,

J

He's right - I just checked out ebay. I typed in 'Wembley U2 tickets' and got 372 hits. Most of the tickets had no bids - even the ones with minutes remaining on the auction.

It's a combination of a dodgy economy, a very average U2 album and a terrible U2 single. Plus people are a little bored of their marketing antics these days. 5 nights on Letterman? Why???





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Re: 360 tour tickets still available
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2009, 03:49:16 AM »
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This is not surprising at all, and very much expected.

Just wait until the tour starts and check out the eBay prices for the tickets.  They will be quite low and affordable and readily available.

Cheers,

J

He's right - I just checked out ebay. I typed in 'Wembley U2 tickets' and got 372 hits. Most of the tickets had no bids - even the ones with minutes remaining on the auction.

It's a combination of a dodgy economy, a very average U2 album and a terrible U2 single. Plus people are a little bored of their marketing antics these days. 5 nights on Letterman? Why???






why? because they know they are have beens. Thye knew that they had a crap album. They know that they had way too big mouth and that it put people off. Ok It's Bono's big mouth that really put people off. The rest of the band is actually pretty cool.

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Re: 360 tour tickets still available
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2009, 06:43:46 AM »
IMO it is an excellent album.  The economy is in a rut, and people are being cautious on spending, travelling to shows will be limited.  The size of the venues is also another factor.

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Re: 360 tour tickets still available
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2009, 07:03:07 AM »
remember this is a Stadium tour not an arena tour.  No stadium tour in history has completely sold out.  Not even U2's Joshua tree and Zoo Tv tours sold out completely or any of the Stones stadium tours. When it is all said and done 360 tour will probably be the biggest grossing tour in history.  I don' think U2 themselves believe they would sell out every venue, but they probably know that they would sell enough seats at each venue that still would make it profitable and why play 3 or 4 nights in an arena when you can play 1 stadium show with a few empty seats.  Saves on the vocal cords.
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Re: 360 tour tickets still available
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2009, 10:20:10 PM »
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after last tour i wasnt expecting to go on ticketmaster 6 days after the tickets went on sale and find a ton of tickets still available for 3 different shows...


5. Lets go through the shows so far and look at the records that have been broken:

30 June 2009 Camp Nou Barcelona SOLD OUT
02 July 2009 Camp Nou Barcelona nearing a sellout
07 July 2009 San Siro Milan IT SOLD OUT
08 July 2009 San Siro Milan IT SOLD OUT
11 July 2009 Stade De France Paris FR SOLD OUT
12 July 2009 Stade De France Paris FR SOLD OUT
15 July 2009 Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann Nice FR SOLD OUT
18 July 2009 Olympic Stadium Berlin DE nearing a sellout, only most expensive tickets available
20 July 2009 ArenA Amsterdam NL SOLD OUT
21 July 2009 ArenA Amsterdam NL SOLD OUT
24 July 2009 Croke Park Dublin IE SOLD OUT
25 July 2009 Croke Park Dublin IE SOLD OUT
27 July 2009 Croke Park Dublin IE nearing a sellout, only single 91 Euro tickets available.
31 July 2009 Ullevi Stadium Gothenburg SE SOLD OUT
01 August 2009 Ullevi Stadium Gothenburg SE SOLD OUT
03 August 2009 Veltins-Arena Gelsenkirchen DE nearing a sellout, only most expensive tickets still available
06 August 2009 Slaski Stadium Chorzow PL nearing a sellout, only most expensive tickets still available
09 August 2009 Stadium Makimir Zagreb HR SOLD OUT
10 August 2009 Stadium Makimir Zagreb HR SOLD OUT
14 August 2009 Wembley Stadium London GB SOLD OUT
15 August 2009 Wembley Stadium London GB nearing a sellout
18 August 2009 Hampden Park Glasgow GB nearing a sellout
20 August 2009 Don Valley Stadium Sheffield GB SOLD OUT
22 August 2009 Millenium Stadium Cardiff Wal. GB nearing a sellout

12 September 2009 Soldier Field Chicago IL US SOLD OUT
13 September 2009 Soldier Field Chicago IL US nearing a sellout
16 September 2009 Rogers Centre Toronto ON CA SOLD OUT
17 September 2009 Rogers Centre Toronto ON CA SOLD OUT
20 September 2009 Gilette Stadium Boston MA US SOLD OUT
21 September 2009 Gilette Stadium Boston MA US nearing a sellout
24 September 2009 Giants Stadium New York NY US SOLD OUT
25 September 2009 Giants Stadium New York NY US nearing a sellout, only $95 singles still available
29 September 2009 FedEx Field Washington DC US nearing a sellout, only multiples left in the $30 dollar ticket price on top level behind the stage, some single tickets available at lower levels.
01 October 2009 Scott Stadium Charlottesville VA US nearing a sellout
06 October 2009 Georgia Dome Atlanta GA US nearing a sellout
09 October 2009 Raymond James Stadium Tampa FL US nearing a sellout
25 October 2009 Rose Bowl Los Angeles CA US SOLD OUT
28 October 2009 BC Place Stadium Vancouver BC CA nearing a sellout, only singles available


Shows put on sale in Europe to date: 24
Shows in Europe SOLD OUT: 16

Shows on sale in North America to date: 14
Shows in North America SOLD OUT: 6

The 8 shows that have yet to sellout in Europe will all likely sellout. Remember, because of the new innovative stage set up, U2 will be playing to the largest capacity stadium shows in history. The stage set up allows for the seating of fans all the way around the stadium including area's that normally would have been behind the stage. This substantially increases the number of tickets that can be sold in most stadiums. But that also means it is more difficult to sellout.

In North America, sales have been very strong with 6 sellouts already. Several of those sellouts were in minutes or hours of going on sale. The other 8 shows all of the potential to sellout eventually, given the strong initial sales and limited ticket availability as a result. Sales in Charlottesville, just two hours south of DC have been very impressive. The U2 show in Atlanta will likely become the largest attended concert in the history of Georgia. U2 has a chance to surpass their largest attendance in Tampa Bay back on the Joshua Tree Tour when 58,000 tickets were sold.

Of the remaining 6 shows on the 1st North America leg that have not gone on sale yet, Phoenix and Las Vegas should both sellout. Its unlikely though that Raleigh, Houston, Dallas, and Norman will sellout. U2 have never completely soldout stadium shows in these 4 markets before.

It should also be noted that there has NEVER been a full scale worldwide tour done exclusively in stadiums that has sold every single ticket.

The U2 360 tour will likely become the highest grossing tour in history and possibly the highest attended tour in history as well, by the time it finishes in late 2010 or early 2011.

U2's show at the Rose Bowl sold all 90,000+ tickets in less than 6 hours. It sets the record for the fastest sellout in Rose Bowl concert history as well as the attendance record for a concert at the Rose Bowl.

In Chicago, the two shows there have broken U2's previous attendance record at Soldier Field as well as the Gross Record for Soldier Field. Live Nation reports that both shows will be the highest attended concerts in Chicago history.

In Boston, the first show has set the single day attendance record for Boston.

In New York, both shows are tied for the single day attendance record for a non-festival ticketed concert.

Provided the show in Washington DC does sellout, which appears very likely, it will set the single day attendance record for the Washington DC area, and could potentially set the attendance record for a non-festival ticketed concert in the United States.

Average ticket sales per show are currently OVER 66,000 per show out of the 38 shows to have gone on sale to this point. If that average continues over the course of the tour, it will set the record for the highest average attendance per show of any concert tour in history.