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Old 05-16-2018, 09:01 AM   #1
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May 2, 2017 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
GROSS: $2,188,948
ATTENDANCE: 16,570
SHOWS: 1
SELLOUTS: 1
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $132.10

May 4, 2017 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
GROSS: $2,001,462
ATTENDANCE: 16,300
SHOWS: 1
SELLOUTS: 1
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $122.79

May 7 & 8, 2017 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose
GROSS: $3,703,304
ATTENDANCE: 28,579
SHOWS: 2
SELLOUTS: 2
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $129.58

I will be genuinely surprised if this year’s shows sell 1 million tickets or gross $100 million. May have overdone my North American predictions...
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May 7 & 8, 2017 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose
GROSS: $3,703,304
ATTENDANCE: 28,579
SHOWS: 2
SELLOUTS: 2

AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $129.58
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Nothing screams sell out like curtained off upper level seats, and even with that there’s still empty seats scattered around. It’s embarrassing.
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They somehow “sold out” 2 SJ shows with about 20% less people than they had for 2015’s SJ shows.
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But all the tickets they sold were sold, so "sold out".
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But all the tickets they sold were sold, so "sold out".
That's some bulletproof logic there
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So far, are St. Louis and San Jose 2 the only shows that have had curtains hanging in the upper level behind the stage? I imagine Omaha and Chicago 2 will soon join the club, and possibly DC 2.
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At least this years St. Louis show beat Elevations attendance in the same arena by a few hundred people! Haha. Still about 3,000 short of 2005’s attendance in that venue.

In 2015 they had 35,000+ in the same San Jose venue. So yeah... that kinda sucks. Probably should’ve opted for 1 show, and then a show in Portland or SLC on May 9th.
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So far, are St. Louis and San Jose 2 the only shows that have had curtains hanging in the upper level behind the stage? I imagine Omaha and Chicago 2 will soon join the club, and possibly DC 2.


Vegas 2 was curtained off too.
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Well hopefully the unsold tickets get U2 pissed off enough that they get to the bottom of why it happened, and try to rectify it on the next tour.

So if San Jose 1 sold out (ish), how many were at night 2? 11-12,000? That’s unacceptable, I’d be mad as hell if I were them!
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Very interesting article about ticket prices and empty seats as it relates to Taylor Swift, but it clearly applies to U2 as well: https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-emp...ess-1526385600
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LA #2 was like 95% full but tickets were repriced downward significantly in the last few weeks (when they seemed half sold).

This might be an indication of the true size of the hardcore fan base. After the Joshua Tree tour, the casual fans will be buying Doobie Brothers tickets this year.
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So far, are St. Louis and San Jose 2 the only shows that have had curtains hanging in the upper level behind the stage? I imagine Omaha and Chicago 2 will soon join the club, and possibly DC 2.
Unless TicketMaster has a large number of tickets to release still, Omaha might just fill up in time with the reduced prices.

I certainly expect Chicago 2 to sell out.

DC 2 still has some time, so probably no worries there.

What's interesting is when GA tickets for the floor open up so close to the show. I suppose that's a way to try to push the expensive tickets -- sell a specified number of GA tickets initially, then when the seats have filled to a certain percentage get more people on the floor.

Interesting marketing.
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A sign that ticketprices a far too high. I know a lot of people who can't come to a show just because of the ticketprices.
And....I think they are too predictable. They should've started in Australia/Japan, and ending the tour inEurope/US.
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Yeah, I really thought they should’ve spent 2018 doing Australia/NZ/Asia, then a PROPER tour of Europe, and then saved North America for 2019. Give the spoiled, oversaturated US a chance to miss them.
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