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Old 08-28-2008, 12:26 PM   #586
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The Police tour finished August 7, 2008 at Madison Square Garden and although there are 6 individual shows that have yet to be reported to Billboard Boxscore, the final attendance and Gross totals for the tour have been reported and they are:

THE POLICE TOUR 2007-2008 TOTALS WORLDWIDE:
GROSS: $358,825,665
ATTENDANCE: 3,300,912
SHOWS: 143




Arthur Fogel, the promoter of the tour as well as the promoter of U2's tours for over a decade now, as well as U2's upcoming tour in 2009 had this to say about the tour:

Quote:
Calling from the Garden just prior to that final show, Fogel shared his thoughts on the final Police action from Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summer. "It's somewhat surreal," he said. "It's hard to believe 16 months have blown past this quickly."" I have a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment on this one," he said. "Clearly, they're one of the biggest bands of all time, and this tour has just proven how strong an act they are around the world. They weren't together that long, and so much time has passed, yet the music has endured." "Rarely do you say, 'I think it's as it should have been,' as opposed to, 'I should have done it this or that way,'" Fogel said. "I really feel that it played out perfectly."


Here are the top 8 grossing tours of all time! Notice the Police are at #3 with $358 million in gross. Also, notice that there are only 8 tours that have actually made it past the $200 million mark, which is only a little more than half of what the Police just did.

1. Rolling Stones "A Bigger Bang Tour" 2005-2006 $558 million

2. U2 "Vertigo Tour" 2005-2006 $389 million

3. The Police "Tour" 2007-2008 $358 million

4. Rolling Stones "Bridges To Babylon/No Security Tour" 1997-1999 $339 million

5. Rolling Stones "Voodoo Lounge Tour " 1994-1995 $319 million

6. Rolling Stones "Licks Tour" 2002-2003 $300 million

7. Bruce Springsteen "Rising Tour" 2002-2003 $238 million

8. Bon Jovi "Tour 2007-2008" $207 million



The Police tour grossed nearly FOUR times what the Van Halen Reunion tour was able to do. The Van Halen reunion with David Lee Roth finished out at a $94 million dollar gross.

Here are all the individual figures reported by Billboard Boxscore to date. Only 6 shows remain unreported at this time.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2007 1ST LEG



May 28 & 30, 2007
Vancouver, BC
GM Place
Capacity: 37,018
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $4,046,518 USD
Average Ticket Price: $109.31 USD

June 2, 2007
Edmonton, AB
Commonwealth Stadium
Capacity: 29,592
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $3,216,118 USD
Average Ticket Price: $108.68 USD

June 6 & 7, 2007
Seattle, WA
Key Arena
Capacity: 29,022
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $3,314,875
Average Ticket Price: $114.22

June 9 & 10, 2007
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Capacity: 33,736
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $3,762,755
Average Ticket Price: $111.54

June 13, 2007
Oakland, CA
McAfee Coliseum
Capacity: 47,202
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $4,572,620
Average Ticket Price: $96.87

June 15, 2007
Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Capacity: 16,165
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $2,863,954
Average Ticket Price: $177.17

June 18, 2007
Phoenix, AZ
US Airways Arena
Capacity: 16,710
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,970,365
Average Ticket Price: $117.92

June 20, 2007
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center
Capacity: 17,036
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $2,656,145
Average Ticket Price: $155.91

June 21, 2007
Anaheim, CA (Los Angeles area)
Honda Center
Capacity: 13,663
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $2,059,675
Average Ticket Price: $150.75

June 23, 2007
Los Angeles, CA
Dodger Stadium
Capacity: 55,623
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $6,106,010
Average Ticket Price: $109.77

June 26 & 27, 2007
Dallas, Texas
American Airlines Center
Capacity: 33,708
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $3,784,600
Average Ticket Price: $112.27

June 29, 2007
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
Capacity: 16,651
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,847,945
Average Ticket Price: $110.98

June 30, 2007
New Orleans, LA
Arena
Capacity: 15,992
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,677,470
Average Ticket Price: $104.89

July 2, 2007
St. Louis, MO
Scottrade Center
Capacity: 17,821
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,872,140
Average Ticket Price: $105.05

July 3, 2007
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center
Capacity: 17,185
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,943,310
Average Ticket Price: $113.08

July 5 & 6, 2007
Chicago, IL
Wrigley Field
Capacity: 79,458
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $9,494,248
Average Ticket Price: $119.49

July 10, 2007
Miami, FL
Dolphins Stadium
Capacity: 46,105
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $ 5,094,870
Average Ticket Price: $110.50

July 11, 2007
St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa area)
Times Forum
Capacity: 18,690
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $2,064,875
Average Ticket Price: $110.48

July 14, 2007
Louisville, KY
Churchill Downs
Capacity: 25,413
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $2,899,375
Average Ticket Price: $114.09

July 16, 2007
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
Capacity: 18,881
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,885,040
Average Ticket Price: $99.84

July 17, 2007
Auburn Hills, MI (Detroit area)
The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Capacity: 19,342
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $2,069,428
Average Ticket Price: $106.99

July 19, 2007
Philadelphia, PA
Citizen's Bank Park
Capacity: 42,599
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $4,128,705
Average Ticket Price: $96.92

July 20, 2007
Hershey, PA
Hersheypark Stadium
Capacity: 30,318
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $3,101,630
Average Ticket Price: $102.30

July 22 & 23, 2007
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Capacity: 38,031
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $4,456,636 USD
Average Ticket Price: $117.18 USD

July 25 & 26, 2007
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Capacity: 41,275
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $4,571,063 USD
Average Ticket Price: $110.75 USD

July 28 & 29, 2007
Boston, MA
Fenway Park
Capacity: 67,154
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $7,644,400
Average Ticket Price: $113.83

July 31, 2007
Hartford, CT
Rentschler Field
Capacity: 32,450
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $3,318,015
Average Ticket Price: $102.25

August 1, 3, 2007
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden
Capacity: 37,487
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $4,753,610
Average Ticket Price: $126.81

August 5, 2007
East Rutherford, N.J.
Giants Stadium
Capacity: 55,247
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $6,415,610
Average Ticket Price: $116.13


NORTH AMERICAN 1ST LEG TOUR TOTALS TO DATE:
GROSS: $107,592,005
ATTENDANCE: 949,574
AVERAGE GROSS: $2,831,369
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 24,989
SHOWS: 38
SELLOUTS: 38
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE PER SHOW: $113.31







EUROPEAN TOUR 2007 1ST LEG


August 29,30, 2007
Stockholm, Sweden
Globe Arena
Capacity: 24,286
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $2,098,632
Average Ticket Price: $86.41

September 1, 2007
Aarhus, Denmark
Vestereng
Capacity: ?
Attendance: ?
Gross: ?
Average Ticket Price: ?

September 4, 5, 2007
Birmingham, United Kingdom
National Indoor Arena
Capacity: 24,099
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $3,579,363
Average Ticket Price: $148.53

September 8, 9, 2007
London, United Kingdom
Twickenham Stadium
Capacity: 104,417
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $15,369,280
Average Ticket Price: $147.19

September 11, 2007
Hamburg, Germany
AOL ARENA
Capacity: 34,596
Attendance: 29,150
Gross: $3,191,128
Average Ticket Price: $109.47

September 13, 14, 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam Arena
Capacity: 93,790
Attendance: 93,211
Gross: $10,216,228
Average Ticket Price: $109.60

September 16, 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
Stade de Geneve
Capacity: 21,878
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $2,238,986
Average Ticket Price: $102.34

September 19, 2007
Vienna, Austria
Stadthalle
Capacity: 15,463
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,460,708
Average Ticket Price: $94.47

September 22, 2007
Munich, Germany
Olympiastadion
Capacity: 44,740
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $4,451,894
Average Ticket Price: $99.51

September 25, 2007
Lisbon, Portugal
National Stadium
Capacity: ?
Attendance: ?
Gross: ?
Average Ticket Price: ?

September 27, 2007
Barcelona, Spain
Olympic Stadium
Capacity: 54,553
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $5,554,320
Average Ticket Price: $101.82

September 29, 30, 2007
Paris, France
Au Stade de France
Capacity: 157,906
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $15,319,076
Average Ticket Price: $97.01

October 2, 2007
Turin, Italy
Stadio Della Alpi
Capacity: 62,604
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $5,164,887
Average Ticket Price: $82.50

October 6, 2007
Dublin, Ireland
Croke Park
Capacity: 81,640
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $11,837,425
Average Ticket Price: $145

October 8, 2007
Antwerp, Belgium
Sportpaleis
Capacity: 17,905
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $2,002,164
Average Ticket Price: $111.82

October 19, 2007
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Millenium Stadium
Capacity: 48,065
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $5,964,008
Average Ticket Price: $124.08

October 20, 2007
London, United Kingdom
Wembley Arena
Capacity: 11,301
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,852,912
Average Ticket Price: $163.96



EUROPEAN TOUR 2007 TOTALS TO DATE:
GROSS: $90,301,011
ATTENDANCE: 791,218
AVERAGE GROSS: $4,515,051
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 39,561
SHOWS: 20
SELLOUTS: 17
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $114.13
SHOWS PLAYED BUT NOT REPORTED YET: 2




NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2007 2ND LEG

October 31, November 2, 2007
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden
Capacity: 34,961
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $4,530,450
Average Ticket Price: $129.59

November 3, 2007
Atlantic City, NJ
Boardwalk Hall
Capacity: 12,394
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $2,440,031
Average Ticket Price: $196.87

November 5, 2007
Washington DC
Verizon Center
Capacity: 14,050
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,676,406
Average Ticket Price: $119.32

November 6, 2007
Charlottesville, VA
John Paul Jones Arena
Capacity: 10,496
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,075,090
Average Ticket Price: $102.43

November 8, 9, 2007
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Capacity: 31,286
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $3,828,654
Average Ticket Price: $122.38

November 11, 2007
Boston, MA
TD BankNorth Garden
Capacity: 14,256
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,804,535
Average Ticket Price: $126.58

November 12, 2007
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Capacity: 12,615
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,419,151
Average Ticket Price: $112.50

November 15, 2007
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Arena
Capacity: 13,741
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $1,523,560
Average Ticket Price: $110.88

November 17, 18, 2007
Atlanta, GA
Philips Arena
Capacity: 27,665
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $3,249,155
Average Ticket Price: $117.45

November 20, 2007
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center
Capacity: 8,967
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $978,905
Average Ticket Price: $109.17

November 24, 2007
Mexico City, MX
Foro Sol
Capacity: ?
Attendance: ?
Gross: ?
Average Ticket Price: ?

November 27, 28, 2007
Monterrey, MX
Arena Monterrey
Capacity: 12,552
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,298,400
Average Ticket Price: $103.44



NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2007 2ND LEG
GROSS: $23,824,337
ATTENDANCE: 192,983
AVERAGE GROSS: $1,588,289
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 12,866
SHOWS: 15
SELLOUTS: 15
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $123.45
SHOWS PLAYED BUT NOT REPORTED YET: 1





SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR 2007

December 1, 2, 2007
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Estadio River Plate
Capacity: 87,967
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $4,972,415
Average Ticket Price: $56.53

December 5, 2007
Santiago, Chile
Estadio National
Capacity: 48,725
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $2,767,710
Average Ticket Price: $56.80

December 8, 2007
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Maracana Stadium
Capacity: 59,200
Attendance: Sold Out
Gross: $5,410,606
Average Ticket Price: $91.40

December 11, 2007
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Capacity: 11,089
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,203,483
Average Ticket Price: $108.53





SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR 2007
GROSS: $14,354,214
ATTENDANCE: 206,981
AVERAGE GROSS: $2,870,843
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 41,396
SHOWS: 5
SELLOUTS: 5
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $69.35





5TH LEG OF THE POLICE TOUR: AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, JAPAN, HAWAII, CHINA, SINGAPORE


January 17, 2008
Wellington, New Zealand
Westpac Stadium
Capacity: 21,614
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $2,156,344
Average Ticket Price: $99.77

January 19, 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
Western Springs Stadium
Capacity: 26,665
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $2,397,286
Average Ticket Price: $89.90

January 22, 2008
Brisbane, Australia
Suncorp Stadium
Capacity: 25,928
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $3,306,646
Average Ticket Price: $127.53

January 24, 2008
Sydney, Australia
ANZ Stadium
Capacity: 43,725
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $4,840,514
Average Ticket Price: $110.70

January 26, 2008
Melbourne, Australia
Cricket Ground
Capacity: 29,655
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $3,865,205
Average Ticket Price: $130.34

January 28-29, 2008
Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Capacity: 13,950
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,502,462
Average Ticket Price: $107.70

February 1-2, 2008
Perth, Australia
Members Equity Stadium
Capacity: 36,518
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $4,340,778
Average Ticket Price: $118.87

February 4, 2008
Singapore
Indoor Stadium
Capacity: 10,690
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $2,002,692
Average Ticket Price: $187.34

February 7, 2008
Macau, China
The Venetian Arena
Capacity: 7,416
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $919,527
Average Ticket Price: $123.99

February 10, 2008
Osaka, Japan
Kyocera Osaka Dome
Capacity: 21,526
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $2,763,164
Average Ticket Price: $128.36

February 13-14, 2008
Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Dome
Capacity: 56,706
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $7,062,008
Average Ticket Price: $124.54

February 16-17, 2008
Honolulu, Hawaii
Neal S. Blaisdell Center
Capacity: 16,444
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $2,192,890
Average Ticket Price: $133.36



5TH LEG TOUR TOTALS TO DATE:
GROSS: $37,349,516
ATTENDANCE: 310,837
AVERAGE GROSS: $2,334,345
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 19,427
SHOWS: 16
SELLOUTS: 16
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $120.16





6TH LEG OF THE POLICE TOUR: NORTH AMERICA



May 1, 2008
Ottawa, Ontario
Scotiabank Place
Capacity: 10,509
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,245,428
Average Ticket Price: $118.51

May 3, 2008
Buffalo, N.Y.
HSBC Arena
Capacity: 12,091
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,146,350
Average Ticket Price: $94.81

May 4, 2008
Columbus, Ohio
Nationwide Arena
Capacity: 11,438
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,088,290
Average Ticket Price: $95.15

May 10, 2008
Rosemont, Illinois
Allstate Arena
Capacity: 12,471
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,589,480
Average Ticket Price: $127.45

May 11, 2008
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Van Andel Arena
Capacity: 7,624
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $690,620
Average Ticket Price: $90.59

May 13, 2008
Kansas City, Mo.
Sprint Center
Capacity: 12,314
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,378,942
Average Ticket Price: $111.98

May 14, 2008
Omaha, Nebraska
Qwest Center
Capacity: 10,701
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,134,045
Average Ticket Price: $105.98

May 16, 2008
Orlando, Florida
Amway Center
Capacity: 11,972
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,378,670
Average Ticket Price: $115.16

May 17, 2008
West Palm Beach, Florida
Cruzan Amphitheatre
Capacity: 18,523
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,416,930
Average Ticket Price: $76.50

May 20, 2008
Houston, Texas
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Capacity: 11,624
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,020,092
Average Ticket Price: $87.76

May 21, 2008
Dallas, Texas
Superpages.com Center
Capacity: 10,305
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $859,730
Average Ticket Price: $83.43

May 23, 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada
MGM Grand Garden
Capacity: 9,697
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,694,228
Average Ticket Price: $174.72

May 24, 2008
Phoenix, Arizona
Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Capacity: 10,765
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $909,320
Average Ticket Price: $84.47

May 26, 2008
Chula Vista, California
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Capacity: 17,764
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,681,110
Average Ticket Price: $94.64

May 27-28, 2008
Hollywood, California
Hollywood Bowl
Capacity: 33,270
Attendance: 32,730
Gross: $3,854,713
Average Ticket Price: $117.77






6TH LEG TOUR TOTALS TO MAY 28, 2008:
GROSS: $21,087,948
ATTENDANCE: 200,528
AVERAGE GROSS: $1,317,997
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 12,533
SHOWS: 16
SELLOUTS: 14
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $105.16







7TH LEG OF THE POLICE TOUR: EUROPE

June 3, 2008
Marseille, France
Stade Velodrome
Capacity: 47,337
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $5,290,050
Average Ticket Price: $111.75

June 5, 2008
Mannheim, Germany
SAP Arena
Capacity: 13,735
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,510,408
Average Ticket Price: $109.97

June 8, 2008
Dusseldorf, Germany
LTU Arena
Capacity: 46,894
Attendance: 46,000
Gross: $5,139,564
Average Ticket Price: $111.73

June 10, 2008
Saint-Etienne, France
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
Capacity: 38,193
Attendance: 28,964
Gross: $2,721,354
Average Ticket Price: $93.96

June 12, 2008
Zurich, Switzerland
Hallenstadion
Capacity: 8,896
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $839,957
Average Ticket Price: $94.42

June 17-18, 2008
Manchester, England
Manchester Evening News Arena
Capacity: 35,603
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $4,578,672
Average Ticket Price: $128.60

June 20, 2008
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Stormont
Capacity: 15,000
Attendance: 10,588
Gross: $1,313,814
Average Ticket Price: $124.09

June 24, 2008
Belgrade, Serbia
USCE
Capacity: 35,000
Attendance: 27,104
Gross: $1,309,651
Average Ticket Price: $48.32

June 26, 2008
Chorzow, Poland
Silesian Stadium
Capacity: 47,693
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $3,137,631
Average Ticket Price: $65.79

June 28, 2008
Leipzig, Germany
Messehalle 1
Capacity: 17,544
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,531,333
Average Ticket Price: $87.29

July 2, 2008
Valencia, Spain
Estadio Ciutat de Valencia
Capacity: 17,532
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $2,193,508
Average Ticket Price: $125.12






7TH LEG TOUR TOTALS:
GROSS: $29,565,942
ATTENDANCE: 300,996
AVERAGE GROSS: $2,463,829
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 25,083
SHOWS: 12
SELLOUTS: 8
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $98.23









8TH LEG OF POLICE TOUR: NORTH AMERICA


July 11, 2008
Ridgefield, Washington
Amphitheater in Clark County
Capacity: 14,253
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,195,200
Average Ticket Price: $83.86

July 12, 2008
George, Washington
The Gorge
Capacity: 10,255
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,150,923
Average Ticket Price: $112.23

July 14, 2008
Mountain View, California
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Capacity: 16,084
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,301,091
Average Ticket Price: $80.89

July 16, 2008
Concord, California
Sleep Train Pavilion
Capacity: 11,673
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $951,206
Average Ticket Price: $81.49

July 17, 2008
Marysville, California
Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Capacity: 10,519
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $810,149
Average Ticket Price: $77.02

July 19, 2008
West Valley City, Utah
USANA Amphitheatre
Capacity: 15,655
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,142,350
Average Ticket Price: $72.97

July 21-22, 2008
Morrison, Colorado
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Capacity: 17,313
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $2,520,256
Average Ticket Price: $145.57

July 25, 2008
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Marcus Amphitheatre
Capacity: 15,042
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,349,740
Average Ticket Price: $89.73

July 26, 2008
Clarkston, Michigan
DTE Energy Music Center
Capacity: 14,696
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,324,029
Average Ticket Price: $90.10

July 28, 2008
Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Post Gazette Pavilion
Capacity: 13,431
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $867,200
Average Ticket Price: $64.57

July 29, 2008
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wachovia Center
Capacity: 12,415
Attendance: 11,133
Gross: $1,270,215
Average Ticket Price: $114.10

July 31, 2008
Mansfield, Massachusetts
Comcast Center
Capacity: 13,523
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,352,730
Average Ticket Price: $100.03

August 1, 2008
Saratoga Springs, New York
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Capacity: 19,010
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,504,138
Average Ticket Price: $79.12

August 3, 2008
Holmdel, New Jersey
PNC Bank Arts Center
Capacity: 16,857
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,537,688
Average Ticket Price: $91.22

August 4-5, 2008
Wantagh, New York
Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Capacity: ?
Attendance: ?
Gross: ?
Average Ticket Price: ?

August 7, 2008
New York City, New York
Madison Square Garden
Capacity: ?
Attendance: ?
Gross: ?
Average Ticket Price: ?







8TH LEG TOUR TOTALS:
GROSS: $18,276,915
ATTENDANCE: 199,444
AVERAGE GROSS: $1,218,461
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 13,296
SHOWS: 15
SELLOUTS: 14
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $91.64
SHOWS PLAYED BUT NOT REPORTED YET: 3
















THE POLICE TOUR 2007-2008 TOTALS WORLDWIDE:
GROSS: $342,351,888
ATTENDANCE: 3,152,561
AVERAGE GROSS: $2,498,919
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 23,011
SHOWS: 137
SELLOUTS: 127
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $108.60
SHOWS PLAYED BUT NOT REPORTED YET: 6
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:44 PM   #587
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So will the Tweeter Center in Mansfield MA show be listed as a sellout even though I can currently buy a pair of 7th row seats, or if I choose I can buy 50 seats together (not lawn, but actual seats), becuase in the end when they sell 8,500 seats, Arthur Fogel will list the Tweter's capacity for the Police at 8,500 and not the 19,900 it holds for every other artist?
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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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Capacity: 13,523
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,352,730
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To end this discussion:
Sold out my ass.
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George, Washington
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Capacity: 10,255
Attendance: Soldout
Gross: $1,150,923
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50% real Capacity(check wiki or radiohead from last week), Ouch. Now I can see why they skipped Vancouver/Western Canada in 2008.
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I really think they overdid it with this tour. Obviously there was significant demand. But they should have just stuck with arenas, and put multiple shows in the cities that could actual sell out 2 shows. I saw them last year in Louisville, and though the show is listed as a sellout, it was not sold out by a long shot.

U2 were wise to not try stadiums again in the US, and I would never recommend they do again. If the Police, one of the biggest bands of the
80's, reunites and can't even sell out stadiums in LA, that means the touring business is not what it once was. The Rolling Stones also had trouble selling out stadiums on their last tour. It sounds much better to say "U2 played 6 sold out arena shows in the LA area" than to say "The Police sold half the tickets available for Dodger stadium".
Do you still think U2 shouldn't play stadiums? I know hindsight is 20-20 but it sounds better to say "U2 sold out the Rose Bowl at 97,000 in attendance" than it does to say "U2 sold out 6 arena shows at 15k each". You could argue that some of U2 shows were not really "sold out" but they did average 63k per show in NA....not to bad.
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Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the U2360 tour turning out the way it did. 50,000+ in Raleig, Norman and Charlottesville? 70,000 in Tampa and Dallas? 85,000 in DC? 97,000 in LA? Absolutely amazing. Meanwhile still charging high prices for tickets. Makes you realize how much they underplayed America in 2001 and 2005, when they probably had greater drawing power then they do now.

I still wish U2 would do arenas so that Ohio could get a show or 2, but I understand they are getting older and have families, thereby needing to do fewer shows.
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Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the U2360 tour turning out the way it did. 50,000+ in Raleig, Norman and Charlottesville? 70,000 in Tampa and Dallas? 85,000 in DC? 97,000 in LA? Absolutely amazing. Meanwhile still charging high prices for tickets. Makes you realize how much they underplayed America in 2001 and 2005, when they probably had greater drawing power then they do now.

I still wish U2 would do arenas so that Ohio could get a show or 2, but I understand they are getting older and have families, thereby needing to do fewer shows.
I personally like Arena shows better because I feel "closer" to the band. It has a much more intimate feeling. However, I was at Giants Stadium night 2 for 360 and there are few things that match 84,000 people singing along to songs you love. As for Ohio....maybe they will play Ohio State University (they are playing Michigan State).

I too was really taken by surprise by 360's success. I mean, I really thought North America would turn out just like POPMART but I couldn't have been more wrong. POPMART tour they played to 45k in DC, 17k in Tampa and 65k in LA. This year, they like you mentioned, they played to 85k in DC, 72k in Tampa and 97k in LA.... it's pretty amazing. I think
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