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Old 07-29-2017, 06:09 PM   #106
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Garth isn't going to touch the Gross record ever. Coldplay are gonna come close. If anybody can beat 360, it'll be Coldplay someday, provided they don't royally fuck things up.

Coldplay Surpasses Madonna for No. 5 Highest Grossing Tour of All Time | Billboard

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So far, they have the 5th highest grossing tour of all time. They still have a 20+ show North American leg beginning next week, which is a combination of stadiums and arenas. Then 5 stadium shows to close things out in Brazil and Argentina. They should easily beat out ACDC and Rogers Waters tours, and end up with the 3rd highest grossing tour of all time by the time they're done. If they wanted to make the commitment, they could add a bunch more shows and overtake the Stones #2 spot. U2's 360 record is unlikely to be broken anytime soon.
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Looks like Garth Brooks tour finally came to an end after three years. He only toured the US and sold 6.4 million tickets but never reported nothing officially.

https://www.pollstar.com/article/is-...-artist-133970


Of course who knows if he’ll add dates in Australia or Europe later on... I think I read a billboard article saying that all his world tours are three years long... but how can it be a world tour if he only tours the US?
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Odd that a guy so consumed with sales numbers and records wouldn't have kept an official count.
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I don’t think every show was sold out in the first place.
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:23 AM   #110
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Looks like Garth Brooks tour finally came to an end after three years. He only toured the US and sold 6.4 million tickets but never reported nothing officially.

https://www.pollstar.com/article/is-...-artist-133970


Of course who knows if he’ll add dates in Australia or Europe later on... I think I read a billboard article saying that all his world tours are three years long... but how can it be a world tour if he only tours the US?
Canada isn't part of the US and I can tell you that Garth Brooks had 9 shows in Edmonton where I live and all of them sold out within minutes. Difference between Garth Brooks and U2 is that Garth Brooks actually ensures his tickets are affordable and will continue playing shows until the demand is met.

U2, Rolling Stones, Madonna set records for one simple reason they fleece every cent they can out of their fanbase. 500 dollars for a concert ticket in a 20 thousand seat arena or 350 in a 60 thousand seat stadium is ridiculous - but they get away with it because they have fans that have money and loyalty.
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While U2 does have higher priced tickets, they also ensure that GA is affordable. There are options. And these days, I don’t think an artist has as much control over prices as in the past. Record sales are minimal - touring is where the money is. And everyone has a hand out.
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Garth Brooks goal: to overtake the marks set by U2 360 tour

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U2, Rolling Stones, Madonna set records for one simple reason they fleece every cent they can out of their fanbase. 500 dollars for a concert ticket in a 20 thousand seat arena or 350 in a 60 thousand seat stadium is ridiculous - but they get away with it because they have fans that have money and loyalty.


U2 360 set the record with an average ticket price around $100. What’s even more insane is that they sold over 7.2 million tickets at $100, imagine if the tickets were $70 or $60. Also, they did that during a global recession.

I do agree that their prices for the current tour are absurd and they are “paying for that” in total attendance, which will be low even if the grosses are higher. Now you can argue that the gross is all that matters(how much money you make) and I agree BUT for a band that is trying to remain relevant and gain new and younger fans....they are way out of touch. No young fan who likes TBT or GOOYOW is going to fork over $350 for a ticket...even if they discover U2s back catalog.

I understand that U2 doesn’t set the prices but there is no way I believe they couldn’t couple with a promoter or influence their current promoter to make the prices more reasonable.
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Canada isn't part of the US and I can tell you that Garth Brooks had 9 shows in Edmonton where I live and all of them sold out within minutes. Difference between Garth Brooks and U2 is that Garth Brooks actually ensures his tickets are affordable and will continue playing shows until the demand is met.

U2, Rolling Stones, Madonna set records for one simple reason they fleece every cent they can out of their fanbase. 500 dollars for a concert ticket in a 20 thousand seat arena or 350 in a 60 thousand seat stadium is ridiculous - but they get away with it because they have fans that have money and loyalty.
Hey, didn’t mean to offend you! Didn't know he went to Canada or that Canadians cared about country music :S
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U2 360 set the record with an average ticket price around $100. What’s even more insane is that they sold over 7.2 million tickets at $100, imagine if the tickets were $70 or $60. Also, they did that during a global recession.

I do agree that their prices for the current tour are absurd and they are “paying for that” in total attendance, which will be low even if the grosses are higher. Now you can argue that the gross is all that matters(how much money you make) and I agree BUT for a band that is trying to remain relevant and gain new and younger fans....they are way out of touch. No young fan who likes TBT or GOOYOW is going to fork over $350 for a ticket...even if they discover U2s back catalog.

I understand that U2 doesn’t set the prices but there is no way I believe they couldn’t couple with a promoter or influence their current promoter to make the prices more reasonable.
I agree for any new fans that they may be gaining from this album there is no way they are going to go to the tour at the current prices - I would much rather see them have more affordable tickets like 360 rather then the stuff they've been pulling the last few tours.

I know the real hardcores have been saving up for the last few years for this tour and they are going to need every penny if multiple shows are something they are interested in
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The SOI tour venues were stupid, why play 6 nights in London, NY & LA at 20k capacity venues, why not just play 2 nights each at 60k capacity stadiums, or even 3 nights at 60k capacity stadiums with lower ticket prices. That way they can hit more cities too, they cover the US pretty well, but only seem to want to play the capitals in Europe now.
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The SOI tour venues were stupid, why play 6 nights in London, NY & LA at 20k capacity venues, why not just play 2 nights each at 60k capacity stadiums, or even 3 nights at 60k capacity stadiums with lower ticket prices. That way they can hit more cities too, they cover the US pretty well, but only seem to want to play the capitals in Europe now.


I prefer arenas personally. Don’t get me wrong, seeing 80k singing along and cheering at MetLife was really cool but from a music listening experience, there is an intimacy with an arena show that makes the music easier to connect with (for me at least).
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Canada isn't part of the US and I can tell you that Garth Brooks had 9 shows in Edmonton where I live and all of them sold out within minutes. Difference between Garth Brooks and U2 is that Garth Brooks actually ensures his tickets are affordable and will continue playing shows until the demand is met.

U2, Rolling Stones, Madonna set records for one simple reason they fleece every cent they can out of their fanbase. 500 dollars for a concert ticket in a 20 thousand seat arena or 350 in a 60 thousand seat stadium is ridiculous - but they get away with it because they have fans that have money and loyalty.
First off, Garth Brooks was trying to break U2's records, which is exactly why he set ticket prices so low. Second, he wasn't able to complete his crusade because people are starting to realize country music just, well, SUCKS. That's exactly why country acts like Taylor Swift have crossed over into Pop.

Look, U2 have bent over backwards to make seats available at very low prices, some at $35 for Christ's sake. And finally, I'm sick and tired of people trying to lump U2 in with the Rolling Geezers.. The bands are nothing alike.. the Geezers haven't been relevant for over 40 years and no one really cares about them except for wondering when one of them will shit their Depends or just keel over live on stage.
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First off, Garth Brooks was trying to break U2's records, which is exactly why he set ticket prices so low. Second, he wasn't able to complete his crusade because people are starting to realize country music just, well, SUCKS. That's exactly why country acts like Taylor Swift have crossed over into Pop.



Look, U2 have bent over backwards to make seats available at very low prices, some at $35 for Christ's sake. And finally, I'm sick and tired of people trying to lump U2 in with the Rolling Geezers.. The bands are nothing alike.. the Geezers haven't been relevant for over 40 years and no one really cares about them except for wondering when one of them will shit their Depends or just keel over live on stage.


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First off, Garth Brooks was trying to break U2's records, which is exactly why he set ticket prices so low. Second, he wasn't able to complete his crusade because people are starting to realize country music just, well, SUCKS. That's exactly why country acts like Taylor Swift have crossed over into Pop.

Look, U2 have bent over backwards to make seats available at very low prices, some at $35 for Christ's sake. And finally, I'm sick and tired of people trying to lump U2 in with the Rolling Geezers.. The bands are nothing alike.. the Geezers haven't been relevant for over 40 years and no one really cares about them except for wondering when one of them will shit their Depends or just keel over live on stage.
Feeling a little defensive there, matey?
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Looks like Garth Brooks tour finally came to an end after three years. He only toured the US and sold 6.4 million tickets but never reported nothing officially.

https://www.pollstar.com/article/is-...-artist-133970


Of course who knows if he’ll add dates in Australia or Europe later on... I think I read a billboard article saying that all his world tours are three years long... but how can it be a world tour if he only tours the US?
This article is hilarious for a couple of reasons.

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In anticipation of the sheer deluge of ticket-buyers, Brooks (with Ticketmaster) changed the way high-demand tours are executed. Rather than putting scores of dates on sale at once, Brooks put each city up individually, announcing two or three shows and then adding dates in real time as demand dictated.
How the hell is this any different to what U2 - and many other bands - have done in the past? Heaps of artists previously have just announced a couple of shows in the city and then ended up with a pretty decent run. Hell, look at Pink in Australia. Or John Farnham before her!

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Brooks solved the scaling conundrum by pricing all tickets the same (about $70), maintaining that he never wanted price to be a roadblock for anyone to see him live.
This is not some innovation by Brooks, but just a return to an old model. Until the eighties it was normal that all seats in the venue had the same price. It's only been since the nineties that artists have had multiple levels of pricing.

PS I doubt anybody in Australia, with the exception of the residents of Tamworth, has even the faintest clue who this guy is. I'd be surprised if he can play even a small arena in Melbourne, let alone Rod Laver (which, if U2 do an arena tour of Australia, is where they would play). I only know about him because people on Interference have mentioned him in relation to breaking U2's record from 360.
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