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Old 01-06-2015, 02:42 PM   #46
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Yes, but it will help with his questions, like "what's with the Chris Gaines reference" and asking for interviews.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:18 AM   #47
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Garth's tour just hit 180 announced show with only a handful of dates in 2016. He should be past 200 announced shows very soon.

700 shows to match 360 WW gross
450 shows to match 360 WW attendance
285 shows to match 360 NA gross
203 shows to match 360 NA attendance
190 shows to match 360 US gross
132 shows to match 360 US attendance
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Old 11-25-2015, 05:46 PM   #48
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Garth's tour just hit 180 announced show with only a handful of dates in 2016. He should be past 200 announced shows very soon.

700 shows to match 360 WW gross
450 shows to match 360 WW attendance
285 shows to match 360 NA gross
203 shows to match 360 NA attendance
190 shows to match 360 US gross
132 shows to match 360 US attendance
He's not going to beat the worldwide gross, and is unlikely to beat the worldwide attendance. The only tours that could've topped 360 are a Pink Floyd reunion tour, or Led Zep... both of which the ship has sailed on. U2 won't be able to beat that record again. The Rolling Stones could probably do it, but due to their advanced age, they don't play enough shows to generate those numbers. Given the increasingly smaller number of bands who can even fill an arena, let alone a stadium, it's unlikely anybody will ever beat U2's record. Coldplay are probably the biggest CURRENT band in the world (mostly by default), but they'll never be able to sell 50,000 tickets in Oklahoma, for example. If Taylor Swift could be as popular everywhere as she is in the US, she'd have a shot... but she isn't. I honestly can't think of anybody who will ever be able to break U2's record.
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He's not going to beat the worldwide gross, and is unlikely to beat the worldwide attendance. The only tours that could've topped 360 are a Pink Floyd reunion tour, or Led Zep... both of which the ship has sailed on. U2 won't be able to beat that record again. The Rolling Stones could probably do it, but due to their advanced age, they don't play enough shows to generate those numbers. Given the increasingly smaller number of bands who can even fill an arena, let alone a stadium, it's unlikely anybody will ever beat U2's record. Coldplay are probably the biggest CURRENT band in the world (mostly by default), but they'll never be able to sell 50,000 tickets in Oklahoma, for example. If Taylor Swift could be as popular everywhere as she is in the US, she'd have a shot... but she isn't. I honestly can't think of anybody who will ever be able to break U2's record.
Adele could do it if she wanted to suddenly jump from theater act to stadiums.

If Garth wants to do this tour through 2017 and quietly announces it 1 city at a time the 450 show count needed for the "biggest tour of all time" bragging rights is within his grasp. Even if it's only 4 countries.
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One Direction could break the record if they wanted to. They kind of toured non stop for 3 years but under different tour names :/

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One Direction could break the record if they wanted to. They kind of toured non stop for 3 years but under different tour names :/

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Doubtful. Most of these numbers are much lower than 360's;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Road_Again_Tour

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_...(One_Direction)

My poor, poor friend got drug to a One Direction concert by his wife (he's 34... seriously, I feel for the guy) at the Ohio Stadium in Columbus last summer. The attendance was 31,000. I saw the Rolling Stones in the same stadium last summer, and there were 60,000 people there. U2 pulled 45,000 to this stadium during one of the better attended US Popmart shows.

Coldplay have surprised me with how well they're selling on their stadium tour, in South American, Europe, and so far 10 US shows. I think they've aimed too low in the US, they could've probably done another 10 stadium shows throughout the country, plus more in Canada. Rumors are they're going to announce more US shows very soon in arenas. I don't think they will challenge 360 Tour, but it'll still be an impressive showing, especially from a somewhat young band.
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Garth's tour just hit 180 announced show with only a handful of dates in 2016. He should be past 200 announced shows very soon.

700 shows to match 360 WW gross
450 shows to match 360 WW attendance
285 shows to match 360 NA gross
203 shows to match 360 NA attendance
190 shows to match 360 US gross
132 shows to match 360 US attendance
Garth's big tour is now at 310 shows.

Looks like U2's WW attendance record will be toast.
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He's also packing in 2 shows per day in some places. That said, it's a very good show at a reasonable price with a built-in bathroom break (Trisha Yearwood mini set).


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Well, in the end he sold 4 million tickets to u2s 7.3million, earned $263 million to U2s $736 million, not only failing to overtake 360, but Vertigo, Popmart and Zoo TV as well, assuming you adjust for inflation
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Well, in the end he sold 4 million tickets to u2s 7.3million, earned $263 million to U2s $736 million, not only failing to overtake 360, but Vertigo, Popmart and Zoo TV as well, assuming you adjust for inflation
Garth still has a year of dates to be announced. It's done one city at a time with only a couple months notice. There's still a big number of markets he has yet to hit.
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Plus Garth will actually play songs from POP


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Garth Brooks goal: to overtake the marks set by U2 360 tour

For me the most impressive statistic that is unmatched by any artist in history who has done a world tour of at least 50 shows(might be as few as 10 for all I know) is their per show average of ~65k.


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For me the most impressive statistic that is unmatched by any artist in history who has done a world tour of at least 50 shows(might be as few as 10 for all I know) is their per show average of ~65k.
Using Springsteen's 1985 dates in Europe/US/Canada gets you very close. I noticed you edited your post from 60k to 65k.
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Using Springsteen's 1985 dates in Europe/US/Canada gets you very close. I noticed you edited your post from 60k to 65k.

I did because 65k is closer to the real number not 60k(66k is the actual avg).

I haven't come across numbers for Springsteen Born in the USA tour, what was the total attendance and number of shows? I know he was immensely popular at the time but never found numbers on that tour.


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