The Police Tour '07 - Part 2 - Page 7 - 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 02-20-2007, 01:01 PM   #91
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 56,385
Local Time: 09:11 PM
as someone who seems to have every single tour stat available at your fingertips i'm sure you know that it's regular practice for acts to book multiple shows and not announce them at first, even though they know full well that they will "add" it on.
__________________

__________________
Headache in a Suitcase is online now  
Old 02-20-2007, 01:04 PM   #92
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 8,876
Local Time: 02:11 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by phanan
Gold Hot Seat Package tickets are still available.

How shocking.
I checked at 2 and half hours after the on sale started and there was not even a single ticket available at regular price, silver hot package or gold hot package for either of the Fenway Park shows or Madison Square Garden shows.

So thats 70,000 tickets for two Fenway Park shows soldout at about as fast as those tickets could be sold, plus another 40,000 for two shows at Madison Square Garden, 40,000 for two shows in Toronto, as well as 20,000 tickets in Vancouver, 20,000 in Montreal gone in a flash!

They could easily play a 3rd show at Fenway Park, but I don't know if thats allowed or if there is room in the Schedual for it. With demand rates this high, this almost insures they will be playing stadiums in Philadephia and Washington DC/Baltimore. The more difficult question would be if they could do multiple stadium shows in Philadelphia and Washington DC/Baltimore. Only 5 tours have ever done multiple stadium shows in both of those markets on the same tour within roughly the same time frame, and the last time that was done was in 1994 by the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd.
__________________

__________________
STING2 is offline  
Old 02-20-2007, 01:17 PM   #93
Blue Crack Addict
 
phanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in the darkness on the edge of town
Posts: 25,060
Local Time: 09:11 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by STING2

I checked at 2 and half hours after the on sale started and there was not even a single ticket available at regular price, silver hot package or gold hot package for either of the Fenway Park shows or Madison Square Garden shows.
Check again. I just tried a single gold hot package ticket for the second Fenway show and section B1, Row 2 came up.
__________________
phanan is online now  
Old 02-20-2007, 01:20 PM   #94
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 8,876
Local Time: 02:11 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Headache in a Suitcase
as someone who seems to have every single tour stat available at your fingertips i'm sure you know that it's regular practice for acts to book multiple shows and not announce them at first, even though they know full well that they will "add" it on.
Certainly, but thats because they don't want to get stuck with a second show that does not sell well in case their predictions about the market are incorrect. U2 booked 5 shows for Giants Stadium on the POPMART tour, but they only were able to initially put two shows on sale because of demand. A third show was added, but that was it.
__________________
STING2 is offline  
Old 02-20-2007, 01:24 PM   #95
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 8,876
Local Time: 02:11 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by phanan


Check again. I just tried a single gold hot package ticket for the second Fenway show and section B1, Row 2 came up.
Right, and thats the only ticket available in the whole stadium at the moment. When you bring up the ticket, it gets taken out of circulation for at least 2 minutes. When you try going back in during that time, nothing else comes up.

More tickets may periodically become available because credit card purchase don't go through, someone given tickets does not use them etc.
__________________
STING2 is offline  
Old 02-20-2007, 01:41 PM   #96
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 56,385
Local Time: 09:11 PM
... never mind.
__________________
Headache in a Suitcase is online now  
Old 02-20-2007, 01:43 PM   #97
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 8,876
Local Time: 02:11 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2FanPeter


Were they locked into fixed setlists 23-30 years ago?
I don't have enough Police bootlegs to say so with certainty. I think there were some small variations, but most of the shows from the same tour, that I have, generally have the same set list.

Realize that the Police only had 5 albums. Obviously the early tours could not have much variation because well, there was only so much material to work with. On the Synchronicity Tour, The Police wanted to promote the new album and they played 9 songs from it. The masses wanted to hear the hits and they got to hear 9 of them prior to Synchronicity. Only 3 album tracks that were not hits, prior to the Synchronicity album, were played on the Synchronicity shows that I own.

You can't really say that U2 had more variation on their first 5 tours.

For this tour, The Police have 54 album tracks and 15 non album tracks. I think they will probably pick what they think are their best 30 songs, nearly half of the songs they have, and learn and rehearse those songs. But who knows. Anything is possible really, but they only have 3 months before the Vancouver show and Sting still needs to finish up his Lute tour which ends in Mid-March.

Obviously, I think you will hear a wider variety of songs on this tour than you will have heard on any previous tour by The Police or Sting solo.
__________________
STING2 is offline  
Old 02-20-2007, 02:16 PM   #98
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 4,585
Local Time: 02:11 AM
Any clues on the ticket pricing breakdown for the Stadium shows?

Are they mostly $90's?
__________________
U2FanPeter is offline  
Old 02-20-2007, 02:18 PM   #99
Blue Crack Addict
 
Hewson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Your own private Idaho
Posts: 26,478
Local Time: 09:11 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by STING2


True, but they only announced a single Police show at first.
Yes but it was quite well known locally that there were 2 dates to be played.
__________________
Hewson is offline  
Old 02-20-2007, 02:18 PM   #100
Blue Crack Addict
 
phanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in the darkness on the edge of town
Posts: 25,060
Local Time: 09:11 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by STING2


Right, and thats the only ticket available in the whole stadium at the moment. When you bring up the ticket, it gets taken out of circulation for at least 2 minutes. When you try going back in during that time, nothing else comes up.

More tickets may periodically become available because credit card purchase don't go through, someone given tickets does not use them etc.
Well, then it's not a sellout yet.
__________________
phanan is online now  
Old 02-20-2007, 02:21 PM   #101
Blue Crack Addict
 
Hewson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Your own private Idaho
Posts: 26,478
Local Time: 09:11 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by STING2




They could easily play a 3rd show at Fenway Park, but I don't know if thats allowed or if there is room in the Schedual for it.
Only 2 shows are allowed at Fenway per annum.

And I expect the secondary markets to be flooded and a lot of relases later like with the Stones at Fenway.
Lots of tix have yet to be sold for fenway, held for Sox season tix holders to buy if they want etc.

Anyone who got shut out at Fenway don't pay stupid prices now...tix will be plentiful in July for reasonable dollars, many around face.
__________________
Hewson is offline  
Old 02-20-2007, 02:51 PM   #102
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 8,876
Local Time: 02:11 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by phanan


Well, then it's not a sellout yet.
When people are unable to obtain tickets for any reason to a particular show, then it is indeed considered to be a sellout. The vast majority of people are buying more than one ticket and will never see this ticket which probably just popped back into the system for a whole number of reasons. Happens with any show that sells out. Over the coming days and weeks, more tickets will periodically become available in small amounts. Thats how the system works for every show that sells out.

Based on the speed of the sellouts at Fenway Park, its just been announced that the Police will be playing GIANTS Stadium on August 5, as well at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland California and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles California!
__________________
STING2 is offline  
Old 02-20-2007, 02:55 PM   #103
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 8,876
Local Time: 02:11 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Hewson
Only 2 shows are allowed at Fenway per annum.

And I expect the secondary markets to be flooded and a lot of relases later like with the Stones at Fenway.
Lots of tix have yet to be sold for fenway, held for Sox season tix holders to buy if they want etc.

Anyone who got shut out at Fenway don't pay stupid prices now...tix will be plentiful in July for reasonable dollars, many around face.
Based on the rapid sellouts, The Police's tour promoter has just announced the following:


The Police: Sell Out Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park, Canadian Shows; Additional Shows Announced Today






New York Madison Square Garden - 2 shows sold out in 14 minutes!
Boston Fenway Park - 2 shows sold out!
Additional Shows Confirmed - E. Rutherford, Los Angeles & Oakland!

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Following last week's momentous
performance and announcement of their world tour, tickets for The Police
have sold out in all markets announced thus far. Beginning this past
weekend with sell-outs in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, this morning
also saw immediate sell-outs for the two Madison Square Garden performances
(both shows sold out in 14 minutes) as well as complete sell-outs for both
Fenway Park performances. In all, 8 shows have sold out with second shows
also announced in Vancouver and Montreal.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/...20/LATU096LOGO)
As a result of this morning's sell-outs a third New York area play at
Giants Stadium -- Sunday, August 5th in E. Rutherford has also been
confirmed. Tickets for that event will go on sale on Monday, February 26th.
In addition, tour promoters The Next Adventure confirmed today that The
Police will perform June 13th at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland (tickets on
sale Sunday, Feb. 25th) as well as June 23rd at Dodger Stadium in Los
Angeles (tickets on sale Monday, February 26th).
Special guest Fiction Plane will join The Police for the North American
portion of the tour. Known for their high-energy live shows, this dynamic
rock trio will be releasing their second album in May. Fiction Plane are:
Joe Sumner (Bass); Seton Daunt (Guitar); Pete Wilhoit (Drums).
The North American tour is presented by Best Buy. In the United States,
members of Best Buy's Reward Zone program will have the opportunity to
access tickets prior to the general public. To qualify for the presale,
participants need to be 18 years old or older and must have a current
Reward Zone program membership that was activated by February 1, 2007.
Presale tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster on a first come first
served basis. Complete details of the Reward Zone program presale can be
found at http://www.bestbuy.com/thepolice.
A portion of the proceeds from this tour will be donated to WaterAid,
an international NGO founded in 1981 and dedicated to reducing poverty by
improving access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education.
The Police World Tour is produced by The Next Adventure, a Live Nation
Company in association with RZO Entertainment, Inc.
For complete tour & ticket information, fan club memberships and more visit:
http://www.thepolicetour.com


http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/st...4531027&EDATE=


Tickets will obviously become available in other ways in the months ahead, but it would be a mistake to presume that the quantity and price levels will automatically be there for anyone trying to go to the shows. Near instant sellouts like this indicate very strong demand. A 3rd and potentially 4th show could be added at Fenway park if the rules were relaxed as far as the number of shows.
__________________
STING2 is offline  
Old 02-20-2007, 03:09 PM   #104
Blue Crack Addict
 
Hewson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Your own private Idaho
Posts: 26,478
Local Time: 09:11 PM
Don't be fooled too much by Fenway just yet Sting2...the Sox typically hold back a pair of tix to offer for each season ticket account....thats 10s of thousands of seats not put up for sale today that a percentage of which will later come available.(Many season tix holders will likely pass when they see the price as many got burned thinking they could profit off of $tones tix at $450 and $165 face in 2005)

They could not do 3 or 4 Fenway shows if rules allowed (which they don't).
__________________
Hewson is offline  
Old 02-20-2007, 03:12 PM   #105
Blue Crack Addict
 
phanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in the darkness on the edge of town
Posts: 25,060
Local Time: 09:11 PM
Considering that I was still able to get some sort of ticket two hours afterwards, I'd think they'd be stretching it thin if it went to a third show, which of course it won't as they won't be allowed.
__________________

__________________
phanan is online now  
 

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 09:11 PM.


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