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Old 10-20-2014, 08:14 PM   #1
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Garth Brooks goal: to overtake the marks set by U2 360 tour

Inside Garth Brooks' Master Plan to Launch the Biggest Tour of All Time | Billboard

I really don't know his music, I don't like country music, but according to billboard he could double U2's numbers. He may have a better chance than One Direction and their "billion dollars tour"

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If Brooks, 52, can average 150,000 tickets sold in 100 markets (his opening 13 Chicago dates in September sold more than 180,000), he would more than double U2's attendance record.
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Garth Brooks goal: to overtake the marks set by U2 360 tour

It has been said that when Garth Brooks would return to touring (he was in semi-retirement mode for around two decades), he would dominate concert sales from start to finish. Demand to see him is unbelievable.

He's playing at least 4 shows in every market, even doing two shows a day, and all tickets are no more than $70. I believe he had also sold 400,000 tickets for 5 shows in Croke Park in Dublin back in the summer, that ended up being canceled by the Dublin City Council.

I'm not a fan of his music (I loathe country music), but I've been monitoring his tour schedule and ticket sales. I'm surprised he's not doing stadiums, though. I think it's safe to say he will be the only artist who can top U2360°.
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I really don't know his music, I don't like country music, but according to billboard he could double U2's numbers. He may have a better chance than One Direction and their "billion dollars tour"

Chicago...check, New York....check, Dallas....check, 97 more markets.....good luck(said in the voice of the bad guy in Taken, Marko.


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He'll probably achieve his goal. The US population has been awaiting his return since 2001 when he retired. Garth brought an arena rock showmanship to country music, which was very straight laced in the late 80s. He said the tour will last 3 years, so I imagine he'll get there.


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Looking at the math and what he accomplished on his last big tour in the 90's (with over 5 million people paying to see him), it's certainly probable. Got to love all the methods that he and his crew are using to battle scalpers, mostly by having just enough shows to always meet demand without having too many empty seats over the last few nights.

Obviously, U2 is a bigger draw in most areas of the world and didn't even come close to satisfying demand for 360 given how quickly a lot of nights sold out. I'd expect their upcoming North American arena shows to sell out in five minutes flat. For example, two nights in Oakland's arena would mean playing to only about half the people (at most) that they played to in one night at Oakland's stadium. Therefore, demand for the arena shows will be at least double that of the stadium shows since there's only half as many tickets to go around (and even fewer given that many, many fans will buy tickets for both arena nights - shutting out even more of the casual audience). It's gonna be mayhem.
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But outside the US Garth Brooks is not so populair..
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But outside the US Garth Brooks is not so populair..

Ireland he is huge but in Germany,France,Spain, Italy, etc... I'm not so sure.

It takes a special artist to cross over nationalities and I don't know if he is such an artist.


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Garth Brooks? Never heard of him. Must not be very good.

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Garth Brooks? Never heard of him. Must not be very good.

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I've only ever heard of him through having checked out the RIAA top selling albums artists (RIAA - Top Selling Artists - October 24, 2014). Dont think anyone in the UK would have heard of him to be honest
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Looking at the math and what he accomplished on his last big tour in the 90's (with over 5 million people paying to see him), it's certainly probable. Got to love all the methods that he and his crew are using to battle scalpers, mostly by having just enough shows to always meet demand without having too many empty seats over the last few nights.

Obviously, U2 is a bigger draw in most areas of the world and didn't even come close to satisfying demand for 360 given how quickly a lot of nights sold out. I'd expect their upcoming North American arena shows to sell out in five minutes flat. For example, two nights in Oakland's arena would mean playing to only about half the people (at most) that they played to in one night at Oakland's stadium. Therefore, demand for the arena shows will be at least double that of the stadium shows since there's only half as many tickets to go around (and even fewer given that many, many fans will buy tickets for both arena nights - shutting out even more of the casual audience). It's gonna be mayhem.
in my opinion their wasting their own time and effort, when they could reach the same audience by playing say a third of the number of stadium shows, or another way of looking at it, a waste of money / unfair on fans who cant get tickets when they could reach 3 times the audience by just playing stadiums instead!
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Does anyone think the new ACDC tour might break the gross?

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Does anyone think the new ACDC tour might break the gross?
Given that their last tour was their first tour in 7 years, and they were on the road for almost 2 years, I think they'll do something similar to their last tour ($441 million, 4.8 million tickets sold).
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Wait until Led Zeppelin goes on a world tour again. They will break all records.
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Let him give it a shot. He sold out 3 stadium shows at Croke Park in Northern Ireland in 30 minutes. I wouldn't put it past him to break the records of 360. Better then U2 competing against themselves, and The Rolling Stones all the time for top moneymaking tour.
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Croke park is Dublin, Republic of Ireland......

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