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Old 11-22-2018, 03:41 AM   #76
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U2 now has earned $2.15 billion on sales of 27.7 million concert tickets dating back to 1990 (when Billboard Boxscore first began tracking this stuff).

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So that’s from zoo tv , popmart, elevation, vertigo, 360, i&e, Joshua tree and e&i

That’s a lot of money :-) I’m guessing that would put u2 the top grossing artist since records began. Maybe the stones could be close
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:56 AM   #77
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U2 now has earned $2.15 billion on sales of 27.7 million concert tickets dating back to 1990 (when Billboard Boxscore first began tracking this stuff).

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So that’s from zoo tv , popmart, elevation, vertigo, 360, i&e, Joshua tree and e&i

That’s a lot of money :-) I’m guessing that would put u2 the top grossing artist since records began. Maybe the stones could be close
I don't know, but I'd expect the Stones to have out grossed U2 over the same span, if for no other reason tickets prices (in spite of 360 even).

As for this last tour, it was successful, but I do tire of the caveat:

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That's less overall than what the I+E tour did back in 2015, but that's because U2 played fewer shows this year -- 59, compared to 76 that year.
The fact is, U2 "only" performed 59 shows because that's all the market would support. Certainly in the U.S. at least. (the Australian market notwithstanding).

How many closed off sections with free upgrades does one need to convince otherwise?
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:33 AM   #78
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I don't know, but I'd expect the Stones to have out grossed U2 over the same span, if for no other reason tickets prices (in spite of 360 even).



As for this last tour, it was successful, but I do tire of the caveat:







The fact is, U2 "only" performed 59 shows because that's all the market would support. Certainly in the U.S. at least. (the Australian market notwithstanding).



How many closed off sections with free upgrades does one need to convince otherwise?


I disagree to a certain point. Those closed off sections were only to my knowledge the upper tier behind the stage. This is the section that the large majority of artists don’t even attempt to sell. Most seats behind the staging are blacked out.

They were only blacked out at the 2nd nights of any shows. So the demand was there just not to play at a full 360 configuration. Playing a second gig with just the upper tier behind the stage not sold is still a show that had demand.

They could have played a lot more shows in Europe. Europes demand is never met.

I also think if they weren’t charging ridiculous amounts for lower bowl and sometimes upper bowl seats then again more people would go and the demand would be there to play more gigs
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I think they must go to stadiums on the next tour and charge lower prices. It doesn't make any sense to fight for relevance and then having tickets that young people cannot afford to pay.
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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.f...d-sheeran/amp/

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Ed Sheeran’s tour is about a few months away from surpassing the Stones (and if it keeps going, possibly U2360°) to become one of the biggest tours ever. Fucking hell.
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Ed Sheeran’s tour is about a few months away from surpassing the Stones (and if it keeps going, possibly U2360°) to become one of the biggest tours ever. Fucking hell.


How longs he got left to go on his tour ?
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:09 PM   #83
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Sheehan’s tour lasts through next August. Lots of big shows. He’s got several from summer 2018 that haven’t been reported yet. I’d say that by the time it’s over the record could be his. Plus his production costs are so small, and it’s just him onstage... dude’s gonna make a shit load of money!
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Ed Sheeran’s tour is about a few months away from surpassing the Stones (and if it keeps going, possibly U2360°) to become one of the biggest tours ever. Fucking hell.
Not sure where you are coming up with this idea...

He has grossed a little under 300 million from 149 shows. And only has about 40 shows left. Which means he won't even crack 400 million.

360 grossed 736 million not adjusted for inflation. I don't see how this is even a thought of being in jeopardy.
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He has grossed 401 million from 168 shows. He plays another 50 next year. The 50 shows are all out door shows. But I really doubt he is going to gross nearly 400 million from 50 shows. If he has grossed 400 in 168 shows then there’s no way he is going to do the same number off 50 shows
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Sorry all, forgot to mention the source. I read this Pollstar article before posting that.

https://www.pollstar.com/article/3q-...-comers-136447

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Since the beginning of January, the number of sold tickets from the tour totals 4,377,488 with an overall gross of $383.2 million. Those chart-topping figures come from 83 headlining concerts at 42 venues.

Sheeran began 2018 with 106 performances under his belt and $125 million grossed from 1.5 million sold tickets on the ÷ tour’s opening legs through Europe, the Americas and Asia. With those 2017 figures added to this year’s stadium run, his overall tour grosses since launch have already topped half a billion dollars. From 189 headlining performances reported to Pollstar, Sheeran has already performed for 5.8 million fans.
I also don’t think he’ll make it to $736 million, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he beats the Stones.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:58 PM   #87
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Ed Sheeran is on track to beat U2’s record. According to this released by billboard today. The 50 shows he has left to play are more or less all stadium shows aswell.

Would be worth noting that he will play 257 shows on this tour where as u2 only played 110

https://www.billboard.com/articles/e...-swift-beyonce


Sheeran is scheduled to continue his expansive trek throughout 2019 before wrapping up on Aug. 26 at Chantry Park in Ipswich, England. After three shows Nov. 3 -9, 2018 (these grosses will count toward the 2019 year-end charts), $171.4 million separates The Divide Tour and U2’s 360 Tour, which remains the highest-grossing tour of all time. With 50 dates on the books next year, Sheeran needs to average $3.4 million per show to break U2’s record, significantly less than his 2018 average of $4.3 million. Come next fall, we could have a new reigning Boxscore champion.

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Yeah I think he’s gonna do it.

U2 could’ve and should’ve done more shows on 360. They could’ve easily cleared $800 million. There were no shows in Asia. They could’ve done more shows in Europe, North America, and even more in South America.
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It’s impressive. 4 million tickets sold in 1 year, multiple nights in stadiums and he’s returning to places already played.

And yes, U2 should have done a trip around Asia. Since 360° ended, it has turned into an important market for many acts.
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wow. its odd because there seems to be discrepancies in the numbers i see in different articles. But I guess even if he squeaks past them, U2 will still be number 1 with the numbers adjusted for inflation where they will sit at about 815-820 million or so by the end of next year...
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