The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Boxscore Discussion - Page 11 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Peeling off those Dollar Bills
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-23-2017, 10:57 AM   #151
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,163
Local Time: 06:16 AM
U2 won't be playing to 75% full arenas. They'll do whatever is necessary to fill those venues. Just like somebody said, U2 are supposedly the BIGGEST BAND IN THE WORLD... they're not going to be seen playing to empty seats in ARENAS. I remember up until the day before the show, Chicago 5 in 2015 was not looking very good on the blue maps. I walked into the show expecting to see tarps hung in the upper level. But to my surprise, somehow, they filled that venue. They have their ways.

Edit: Just looked at that map for San Jose 2. They're going to have to do some fancy tricks to fill that show.
__________________

The_acrobat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2017, 01:08 PM   #152
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 3,564
Local Time: 06:16 AM
San Jose 2 is terrible. Their gonna regret adding a 2nd show there.
__________________

rennowba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2017, 10:37 PM   #153
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,163
Local Time: 06:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rennowba View Post
San Jose 2 is terrible. Their gonna regret adding a 2nd show there.


Yeah, I can't help but wonder if they should've instead added a show on May 9th in either Sacramento, Portland or Salt Lake. The San Francisco area has been hit a lot lately by U2, and it's not even really a MAJOR market for them.
The_acrobat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 06:26 AM   #154
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 3,564
Local Time: 06:16 AM
Are we looking at popmart style sales in America ?? Some shows look terrible
rennowba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2017, 10:37 AM   #155
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,163
Local Time: 06:16 AM
As far as the US, I don't think we're looking at a Popmart scale disaster. And the thing we must remember is that U2 just did a 30 show stadium tour of the US that was very successful. It's just that now the general public want U2 to be a nostalgia act... that's the U2 they want to see. Plus, they're playing mostly the same cities they have already played to death in 2015 and 2017, and charging ridiculously high prices.

Tulsa and St. Louis are looking pretty much what I'd expect them to look like, considering where they are and the high prices. Chicago 2 and LA 2 also have a long way to go. Fortunately for them, they have a long time to try to sell those tickets. I expect Tulsa, St. Louis, Chicago 2 and LA2 will all be full by showtime.

San Jose 2, however, is the one that's probably not going to sell out.
The_acrobat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2017, 03:05 PM   #156
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,477
Local Time: 06:16 AM
U2 deserves to be playing to empty upper decks at the prices they are charging - not like they need the money. Greed is all it comes down to.
Yahweh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2017, 03:09 PM   #157
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,477
Local Time: 06:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rennowba View Post
Are we looking at popmart style sales in America ?? Some shows look terrible
Difference is Popmart was in stadiums where the ticket prices were not bad I remember I paid 45 dollars a ticket for Popmart. U2 were "The biggest band in the world" then as well.
Yahweh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2017, 11:40 PM   #158
The Fly
 
cypress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Zoo Station, Wisconsin
Posts: 273
Local Time: 01:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yahweh View Post
U2 deserves to be playing to empty upper decks at the prices they are charging - not like they need the money. Greed is all it comes down to.
Yes, that's ALL it is.. I'm sure that 5 months away they are worried about playing to empty seats in San Jose When you're done licking Garth Brooks ***** you might try and consider that U2 are charging exactly what those seats are worth. A U2 show is far and away better than anything Mr. Brooks could offer on his best day. These U2 shows will be presented in arenas with limited seating and superior, well, EVERYTHING.

All the seats will sell, the tour will be a major success, and HATERS like you will once again be silenced. U2 IS the biggest band in the world, for a good reason... they are the best at what they do and they know wtf they are doing.
cypress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2017, 08:56 AM   #159
The Fly
 
Luzita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: U.S.
Posts: 85
Local Time: 02:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cypress View Post
Yes, that's ALL it is.. I'm sure that 5 months away they are worried about playing to empty seats in San Jose When you're done licking Garth Brooks ***** you might try and consider that U2 are charging exactly what those seats are worth. A U2 show is far and away better than anything Mr. Brooks could offer on his best day. These U2 shows will be presented in arenas with limited seating and superior, well, EVERYTHING.



All the seats will sell, the tour will be a major success, and HATERS like you will once again be silenced. U2 IS the biggest band in the world, for a good reason... they are the best at what they do and they know wtf they are doing.


As someone who hadn’t been to a concert in a long time I was shocked at a ticket price of $330. However I looked at other acts in the same venue and saw that Lady Gaga was charging $305. U2 are probably the biggest draw there is so I guess that price isn’t out of line. Still seems too high to me, esp. for seats in the upper concourse, but it appears to be the going rate. And as the scalpers have proven, it is less than what the market will bear.
Luzita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2017, 09:11 PM   #160
Refugee
 
nbelcik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,572
Local Time: 11:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cypress View Post
Yes, that's ALL it is.. I'm sure that 5 months away they are worried about playing to empty seats in San Jose When you're done licking Garth Brooks ***** you might try and consider that U2 are charging exactly what those seats are worth. A U2 show is far and away better than anything Mr. Brooks could offer on his best day. These U2 shows will be presented in arenas with limited seating and superior, well, EVERYTHING.



All the seats will sell, the tour will be a major success, and HATERS like you will once again be silenced. U2 IS the biggest band in the world, for a good reason... they are the best at what they do and they know wtf they are doing.


Holy shit they're charging like $200-$300 for upper deck seats and you think people complaining are just haters? This is maybe one of the worst posts I've seen on this site and that's saying a lot
nbelcik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2017, 05:23 PM   #161
New Yorker
 
Super Yo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Posts: 2,605
Local Time: 06:16 AM
U2, Guns N' Roses & Metallica among 20 highest-grossing worldwide tours of 2017 | WJBD
http://www.wjbdradio.com/music-news/...-tours-of-2017Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_9904.JPG
Views:	62
Size:	81.2 KB
ID:	11722
Super Yo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 12:58 AM   #162
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,477
Local Time: 06:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cypress View Post
Yes, that's ALL it is.. I'm sure that 5 months away they are worried about playing to empty seats in San Jose When you're done licking Garth Brooks ***** you might try and consider that U2 are charging exactly what those seats are worth. A U2 show is far and away better than anything Mr. Brooks could offer on his best day. These U2 shows will be presented in arenas with limited seating and superior, well, EVERYTHING.

All the seats will sell, the tour will be a major success, and HATERS like you will once again be silenced. U2 IS the biggest band in the world, for a good reason... they are the best at what they do and they know wtf they are doing.
Really? An arena honestly isn't that much different then a stadium - they are large concrete structures that were not built for music. U2 are the band that can make them work however the prices they are charging for seating where they won't be easy to see and the sound will be questionable at best is unbearable even for the biggest of fan.

Maybe if they were playing venues like Red Rocks I could see them charging big prices for that type of experience but I am afraid they are not.

Unless I get lucky to be in the lower bowl or GA - I will gladly wait for the Blu Ray.
Yahweh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 09:00 AM   #163
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
womanfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: moons of Zooropa
Posts: 4,554
Local Time: 06:16 AM
I for one hope that this tour kicks them in balls for the prices they charged and slaps them into reality. Yep, they did really well on a nostalgia tour where they were charging decent prices. They got a lot of old people with disposable cash to come out for a night. Good for them.
Now they've over stepped (yet again) and I actually am happy to see them get set straight. After spending many years defending their ticket prices (since they were always reasonable) they go and fuck it up. bravo
womanfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 09:34 AM   #164
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
CosmoKramer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,249
Local Time: 06:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by womanfish View Post
I for one hope that this tour kicks them in balls for the prices they charged and slaps them into reality. Yep, they did really well on a nostalgia tour where they were charging decent prices. They got a lot of old people with disposable cash to come out for a night. Good for them.
Now they've over stepped (yet again) and I actually am happy to see them get set straight. After spending many years defending their ticket prices (since they were always reasonable) they go and fuck it up. bravo


I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again......a lot of U2 fans feel that the band is going for the younger crowd with their marketing,appearance and most notably their sound. I’m 100% cool with that as long as the sound is good and I feel they have delivered on that for the most part.

However, you are NOT going to get those new young fans you so eagerly want by charging $330 a ticket. You are more likely to get the corporate type whose boss knows someone and gives them tickets and they sit and text for most of the show.

I have a good amount of disposable income and am a huge U2 fan and I wasn’t willing to shell out $330 ($400 with taxes and fees) each for two tickets.

That now leads me to my current situation.
I have no idea what I am in store for when I go to see U2 at MSG because I bought two $112 tickets in the 3rd tier and Even though they don’t say “obstructed View”, for all I know I’ll be sitting on a fucking bar stool. Maybe I got lucky or maybe I got screwed but no way am I dropping $800 to go see U2 with the wife in “average” 1st or 2nd tier seats.
CosmoKramer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 10:56 AM   #165
War Child
 
Mac_Fly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 529
Local Time: 01:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmoKramer View Post
I have a good amount of disposable income and am a huge U2 fan and I wasn’t willing to shell out $330 ($400 with taxes and fees) each for two tickets.
Yet this is how I get suckered into spending $300 on a upper level seat . . .

So at a Christmas Eve party, a friend (with a business and doing quite well) says "hey I'm going to be in Atlanta on such-and-such a day." So I say "you know, U2 is playing there that week." They say "let's go! get us tickets!"

The only thing available -- my upper limit -- is the Silver VIP for just under $300 a pop. They wouldn't accept obstructed view tickets so that is what I am left with.

I was going to wait for a 2nd show, but it would most likely be on a Wednesday and my friend can't make that one (if it happens)

So . . . this morning I buy two Silver VIP upper level at $300 a pop.

Can they afford it? Easily.

Can I? Well, I shouldn't . . . but every U2 tour since ZOO TV I treat it as a potential last tour. Something could happen to the band, or me, so I try to catch them 2 or 3 times ever since.

I don't mind, they probably won't tour again for a few years, if ever. So I'm not going to complain about the price. Compared to other acts and all things considered it's a fair price.

I do agree with others that it makes it very hard for a younger generation to see them at these prices. But if prices were lower a lot of tickets would end up in the hands of scalpers and they couldn't afford them anyway. Pick your poison.
__________________

Mac_Fly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2017, boxscore, discussion, the joshua tree, tour, u2

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com