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Old 05-10-2005, 05:15 PM   #16
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Although the Rolling Stones don't appear to be playing Australia, congratulations on holding a World Tour. This is commendable
Have you checked the world map lately....perhaps Australia has been eliminated somehow.
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The average ticket price for stadiums is reported to be $99 while the average ticket price for Arena's is $110.

This is only $10 dollars more than U2.

maybe that's what's reported, but if you look at ticketmaster and add up the averages yourself, it's more of a 70 dollar difference.

and that's still just averages. u2 are charging an arm and a leg for the most expensive seats, but the stones are charging more than twice that for the expensive seats. for example, go to ticketmaster and compare prices for the miami date. 400 stones, 160 u2. in georgia at the phillips arena: $162 u2, $352 stones.

i'm through after this year with going to big tours (ok, i'll take that back the second springsteen announces tour dates with the e street band but otherwise, i'm done) and sticking to going to small club shows or VFW halls. the largest thing i'm going to go to is the dropkick murphy's st. patrick's thing. i'm sick of feeling raped by bands.
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Makes me even happier I like bands that play clubs for $10 - $20 USD.
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I don't care how much it is, I'll pay for it. It might be my only chance to see them.
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Makes me even happier I like bands that play clubs for $10 - $20 USD.

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Keep in mind that the fanbase for the Stones is not your average Ashlee Simpson fan who have to get money from mommy or daddy, nor are many of U2's fans. The older your fanbase, generally the wealthier and higher amount of disposable income to spend on their favorite artist. The Stones have this luxury and if U2 continues to put out cds, so will they. I don't think this justifies what they are doing, but they know the market will accept it.

Also, just as many fans here love Bono to death, Mick is god to many other people too. So just like many of us spend huge amounts of money every 4 years or so to get a U2 fix, $400 bucks to see the original rock n roll band ain't much to some.
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Keep in mind that the fanbase for the Stones is not your average Ashlee Simpson fan who have to get money from mommy or daddy, nor are many of U2's fans. The older your fanbase, generally the wealthier and higher amount of disposable income to spend on their favorite artist. The Stones have this luxury and if U2 continues to put out cds, so will they. I don't think this justifies what they are doing, but they know the market will accept it.

Also, just as many fans here love Bono to death, Mick is god to many other people too. So just like many of us spend huge amounts of money every 4 years or so to get a U2 fix, $400 bucks to see the original rock n roll band ain't much to some.
That's still a lot of money for face value. And remember - that's U.S. dollars (not Canadian)
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maybe that's what's reported, but if you look at ticketmaster and add up the averages yourself, it's more of a 70 dollar difference.

and that's still just averages. u2 are charging an arm and a leg for the most expensive seats, but the stones are charging more than twice that for the expensive seats. for example, go to ticketmaster and compare prices for the miami date. 400 stones, 160 u2. in georgia at the phillips arena: $162 u2, $352 stones.

i'm through after this year with going to big tours (ok, i'll take that back the second springsteen announces tour dates with the e street band but otherwise, i'm done) and sticking to going to small club shows or VFW halls. the largest thing i'm going to go to is the dropkick murphy's st. patrick's thing. i'm sick of feeling raped by bands.
Ticketmaster just list the prices, it does not tell you the number of tickets being sold at each price. For most shows, if you take away the 400 dollar level tickets, prices are roughly the same as U2. U2 have 49.50 - 95.00 and 160.00 for most shows. The Stones have 60.00 - 100.00 and 163.00 for most of their shows, plus the 453.00 dollar tickets of which I'm sure there are not that many.

The reported average price for U2 shows in Arena's was 100 dollars, and recently released BOXSCORE information for the first few shows proves that report to be correct. The Stones had an average ticket price of 100 dollars on their last tour and half of the shows on the world tour did not sellout. So its obvious their not going to be charging much more than that this time around. Most of the shows, like last time, are in Arena's.
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Ticketmaster just list the prices, it does not tell you the number of tickets being sold at each price. For most shows, if you take away the 400 dollar level tickets, prices are roughly the same as U2. U2 have 49.50 - 95.00 and 160.00 for most shows. The Stones have 60.00 - 100.00 and 163.00 for most of their shows, plus the 453.00 dollar tickets of which I'm sure there are not that many.

The reported average price for U2 shows in Arena's was 100 dollars, and recently released BOXSCORE information for the first few shows proves that report to be correct. The Stones had an average ticket price of 100 dollars on their last tour and half of the shows on the world tour did not sellout. So its obvious their not going to be charging much more than that this time around. Most of the shows, like last time, are in Arena's.

i think somewhere in my post i included something about not really knowing much about this stuff. thanks.
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Have you checked the world map lately....perhaps Australia has been eliminated somehow.
lol. I dont mind. They are playing parts of Central and South America so they are forgiven for missing Australia. Maybe next time.
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Seriously, how are these guys still alive??
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Ticketmaster just list the prices, it does not tell you the number of tickets being sold at each price. For most shows, if you take away the 400 dollar level tickets, prices are roughly the same as U2. U2 have 49.50 - 95.00 and 160.00 for most shows. The Stones have 60.00 - 100.00 and 163.00 for most of their shows, plus the 453.00 dollar tickets of which I'm sure there are not that many.
See there's the problem with your argument..you say "Take away the $400 seats and..."
Well lets also take away U2's $165 seats then to get a fair comparison.

As for "not that many" $453 seats...during the presale so far it appears all the field seats at Fenway are $453...thats a lot of seats.
The $63 and $100 seats at Fenway in the presale have all been listed as "obstructed view"
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