Robbie Williams sells a million tickets in 3 hours... - Page 4 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-28-2005, 05:16 AM   #46
Blue Crack Addict
 
liamcool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: deep in absolutely bullshit historical theory/trauma theory
Posts: 16,695
Local Time: 09:33 PM
Quote:
....can't be bothered with the ticket hassle tho. Only 1 band i'm prepared to do that for - again(!)
Y'know, if Pink Floyd do another four song set again for charity (say the Palestinian conflicts) then this is what I'd want them to play:

Dogs
Atom Heart Mother Suite
Echoes
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-IX)

Figured out why I'd want those particular songs yet, Aadvark?

Anyways, back on topic, Robbie can sell this many tickets this quickly? I'm actually kinda suprised. Still, he is a great performer live, I have to admit...
__________________

__________________
liamcool is offline  
Old 11-28-2005, 08:55 AM   #47
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: at pavel's
Posts: 11,603
Local Time: 12:33 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by yimou


I think he needs a Larry Mullen or two
Please explain....I'm confused
__________________

__________________
U2Man is offline  
Old 11-28-2005, 09:08 AM   #48
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
yimou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Denmark
Posts: 4,786
Local Time: 12:33 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2Man


Please explain....I'm confused
Whats new ??
__________________
yimou is offline  
Old 11-28-2005, 09:17 AM   #49
War Child
 
ClaytonMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North England
Posts: 658
Local Time: 11:33 AM
Robbie,

I have to say Was not a fan of Take That.

When he released George Michaels Freedom thought It was cool.
Brilliant version

Went to see him during his Oasis days, thought he rocked, small venue in my home town no more than 500 people.

Saw him on "Sing When your winning tour" at Manchester, A true Showman all the way and what a gig. Even spoke to Geri Haliwell that day, all be it from the crowd to side of stage.

Escapology was good but disjointed album in my opinion so didnt go to knebworth. Mistake! had some good tunes on the album but something wasn't clicking with me, Still not sure why.

Got tickets for Hamden Park, Get in

Have to say though not a huge fan of Trippin, good tune but not his best by a long shot.
__________________
ClaytonMan is offline  
Old 11-28-2005, 02:47 PM   #50
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: at pavel's
Posts: 11,603
Local Time: 12:33 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by yimou


Whats new ??


Wicked, rude, totally uncalled-for. Consider this post reported

I didn't say that the guy lacked The Edge, I said he lacked an edge or two. There's a subtle difference there.

__________________
U2Man is offline  
Old 11-28-2005, 02:53 PM   #51
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
yimou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Denmark
Posts: 4,786
Local Time: 12:33 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2Man




Wicked, rude, totally uncalled-for. Consider this post reported

I didn't say that the guy lacked The Edge, I said he lacked an edge or two. There's a subtle difference there.



Well i stand by my Mullen comment The back-up band needs a greasy mullet.

You have reported my posts since the day you signed up Bad U2Man
__________________
yimou is offline  
Old 11-28-2005, 03:00 PM   #52
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: at pavel's
Posts: 11,603
Local Time: 12:33 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by yimou

You have reported my posts since the day you signed up Bad U2Man
__________________
U2Man is offline  
Old 11-28-2005, 03:05 PM   #53
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
elevation2u's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: corner of Badlands & Magnolia Mountain
Posts: 5,371
Local Time: 03:33 AM
I've heard this guy's stuff before and still can't figure out what all the fuss is about
__________________
elevation2u is offline  
Old 11-28-2005, 03:09 PM   #54
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: at pavel's
Posts: 11,603
Local Time: 12:33 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by elevation2u
I've heard this guy's stuff before and still can't figure out what all the fuss is about
You're not the only one.....

He's a great showman, no doubt about that, perhaps the greatest of all at the moment, but his music is and some of it is even
__________________
U2Man is offline  
Old 11-28-2005, 06:44 PM   #55
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 8,876
Local Time: 11:33 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by 1stepcloser
my mom wants to see him play live, she's got a robbie williams calender.

i think he is a bigger concert draw than U2, he's got more mass appeal (apart from in America)
Not so fast, the following is what U2 did for two months in Europe in 2005. 32 shows, all of them selling out the day of release. U2 could have added more shows, perhaps another 32, but they were already booked for another 50 arena shows in the United States. In any event, U2's 32 date VERTIGO tour is the highest grossing tour in the history of EUROPE! I doubt Robbie will be able to top it, unless he plays a lot more shows than U2 had time to this year.

Here are U2's concert statistics in Europe in 2005:



2ND LEG OF VERTIGO WORLD TOUR: EUROPE

29. Brussels, Belgium : June 10, 2005 : Koning Boudewijn Stadion : GROSS $4,864,554 : ATTENDANCE 60,499 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

30. Gelsenkirchen, Germany : June 12, 2005 : Arena AufSchalke : GROSS $4,203,947 : ATTENDANCE 59,120 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

31, 32. Manchester, England : June 14-15, 2005 : City Of Manchester Stadium : GROSS $11,119,740 : ATTENDANCE 107,671 : SHOWS 2 : SELLOUTS 2

33, 34. London, England : June 18-19, 2005 : Twickenham Stadium : GROSS $13,677,410 : ATTENDANCE 110,796 : SHOWS 2 : SELLOUTS 2

35. Glasgow, Scotland : June 21, 2005 : Hampden Park : GROSS $5,819,053 : ATTENDANCE 53,395 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

36, 37, 38. Dublin, Ireland : June 24-25, 27, 2005 : Croke Park : GROSS $21,163,695 : ATTENDANCE 246,743 : SHOWS 3 : SELLOUTS 3

39. Cardiff, Wales : June 29, 2005 : Millennium Stadium : GROSS $6,406,073 : ATTENDANCE 63,677 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

40. Vienna, Austria : July 2, 2005 : Ernst Happel Stadion : GROSS $4,200,416 : ATTENDANCE 55,645 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

41. Chorzow, Poland : July 5, 2005 : Stadion Slaski : GROSS $3,127,416 : ATTENDANCE 64,711 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

42. Berlin, Germany : July 7, 2005 : Olympiastadion : GROSS $4,725,530 : ATTENDANCE 70,443 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

43, 44. Paris, France : July 9-10, 2005 : Stade De France : GROSS $11,822,645 : ATTENDANCE 160,349 : SHOWS 2 : SELLOUTS 2

45, 46, 47. Amsterdam, The Netherlands : July 13, 15-16, 2005 : Amsterdam Arena : GROSS $13,022,200 : ATTENDANCE 165,516 : SHOWS 3 : SELLOUTS 3

48. Zurich, Switzerland : July 18, 2005 : Stadion Letzigrund : GROSS $3,574,993 : ATTENDANCE 44,260 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

49, 50. Milan, Italy : July 20-21, 2005 : Stadio San Siro : GROSS $7,565,264 : ATTENDANCE 137,427 : SHOWS 2 : SELLOUTS 2

51. Rome, Italy : July 23, 2005 : Stadio Olimpico : GROSS $4,010,779 : ATTENDANCE 67,002 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

52. Oslo, Norway : July 27, 2005 : Valle Hovin : GROSS $3,765,136 : ATTENDANCE 40,000 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

53. Goteborg, Sweden : July 29, 2005 : Ullevi Stadion : GROSS $4,081,864 : ATTENDANCE 58,478 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

54. Copenhagen, Denmark : July 31, 2005 : Parken Stadion : GROSS $3,650,294 : ATTENDANCE 50,000 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

55. Munich, Germany : August 3, 2005 : Olympiastadion : GROSS $5,343,379 : ATTENDANCE 77,435 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

56. Nice, France : August 5, 2005 : Parc des Sports Charles-Ehrmann : GROSS $3,548,702 : ATTENDANCE 51,900 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

57. Barcelona, Spain : August 7, 2005 : Camp Nou : GROSS $5,130,437 : ATTENDANCE 81,269 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

58. San Sebastian, Spain : August 9, 2005 : Estadio de Anoeta : GROSS $2,936,571 : ATTENDANCE 43,720 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

59. Madrid, Spain : August 11, 2005 : Estadio Vicente Calderon : GROSS $3,679,354 : ATTENDANCE 57,040 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1

60. Lisbon, Portugal : August 14, 2005 : Estadio Jose Alvalade : GROSS $4,492,762 : ATTENDANCE 55,362 : SHOWS 1 : SELLOUTS 1





2ND LEG OF VERTIGO WORLD TOUR TOTALS

GROSS: $155,932,214
ATTENDANCE: 1,982,458
AVERAGE GROSS PER SHOW: $4,872,882
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE PER SHOW: 61,952
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE: $78.66
SHOWS: 32
SELLOUTS: 32
__________________
STING2 is offline  
Old 11-28-2005, 06:46 PM   #56
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 8,876
Local Time: 11:33 AM
Re: Robbie Williams sells a million tickets in 3 hours...

Quote:
Originally posted by thatsnotmypuppy
Wow - just plain wow. 5 nights at Wembley 100% sold out (with the new larger capacity that is amazing) plus no tickets available for any other European show - could it be said (gasp) Robbie is as big of a concert pull as U2 in Europe? He is putting additional shows on sale next weekend - so he could quite easily play to over 2-3 million. Rumour is there will be another 3 Wembley shows - which would break Michael Jackson's record run of 7 achieved on the 'Bad' tour...

Apparently 'Intensive Care' has now sold (not shipped) over 4 million in 5 weeks - so imagine if he was popular in the USA as well... madness.

http://breakingnews.iol.ie/entertain...54&p=y63z34z6x

http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlf...0record%20time

Good news is South America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia are expected to get shows at the end of 2006.
I notice tickets for his UK shows are only 45 pounds which is 78 dollars at current exchange rates. U2's 6 VERTIGO shows in the UK had an average ticket price of 110 US dollars.
__________________
STING2 is offline  
Old 11-29-2005, 04:06 AM   #57
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
blueeyedgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bottom of the earth
Posts: 6,774
Local Time: 10:03 PM
Guess what String? There's only one of him.

I'm a bit peeved I missed Robbie's last tour in Oz (with Duran Duran ) but looking forward to trying to see him next time. Rock DJ
__________________
blueeyedgirl is offline  
Old 11-29-2005, 05:02 AM   #58
Jesus Online
 
Angela Harlem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: a glass castle
Posts: 30,163
Local Time: 10:33 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Headache in a Suitcase
a former member of a boy band goes on to become a huge pop-star...

and the europeans yell at us about justin timberlake
Dear headache, your boy Justin is shit. I mean, really shit.

Robbie is bloody awesome. A very funny guy, also.

And BEG, thank you!
__________________
<a href=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/angelaharlem/thPaul_Roos28.jpg target=_blank>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...aul_Roos28.jpg</a>
Angela Harlem is offline  
Old 11-29-2005, 07:18 AM   #59
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 8,876
Local Time: 11:33 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by blueeyedgirl
Guess what String? There's only one of him.

I'm a bit peeved I missed Robbie's last tour in Oz (with Duran Duran ) but looking forward to trying to see him next time. Rock DJ
There's only one of him? Which means?
__________________
STING2 is offline  
Old 11-29-2005, 07:24 AM   #60
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: at pavel's
Posts: 11,603
Local Time: 12:33 PM
I think she meant that he's one and U2 has four members. I cannot quite figure out why this should mean that U2 has some kind of advantage, though. Are they "supposed" to be 4 times as popular?
__________________

__________________
U2Man is offline  
 

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 06:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com