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Old 02-20-2007, 03:28 PM   #106
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Crap. They're playing Dodger Stadium in LA.

Maybe I'll go to Vegas instead. But it's a school night.
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Crap. They're playing Dodger Stadium in LA.

Maybe I'll go to Vegas instead. But it's a school night.
You're still working June 15? When does school end for you guys?
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:42 PM   #108
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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).
Where is your evidence of that? Every venue in the country reserves tickets for concerts for its season ticket holders.

Arthur Fogal knows precisely what is available or is not and exactly how fast tickets sold in Boston. Based on what he saw, he has added shows for GIANTS Stadium, Dodger Stadium, and Mcaffee Stadium. There were options to keep the shows in Arena's in these major markets if sales today and last Saturday were not as strong as predicted, but they were.

The general rule of thum in the concert industry, is if you can sellout a venue almost instantly, you will always be able at a minimum to sellout at least one more show.

They could do 3 shows at Fenway at a minimum, and probably a 4th if that one soldout in a day or two. The Police will likely be returning to Boston in the Fall to soak up some more of this demand with Arena shows.

Stadium shows are being considered for Philadelphia and Washington DC/Baltimore area. These are weaker markets than Boston for The Police.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:50 PM   #109
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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.
A single ticket that many did not know was even available is irrelevant. Again, if they felt that ticket sales for Fenway were weak, they would not be adding stadium shows in other markets. Boston was the test market, and they were obviously very pleased with how fast tickets sold for the show.

Sure tickets for all of these shows will become available in some way after the initial sellouts, but that can be said about any show, even for U2 and the Rolling Stones.

Whats more, putting tickets on sale during the work day should have weakened initial demand, but it didn't even touch it.

This weekend The Police will put on sale second shows in Vancouver and Montreal, which will likely rapidly sellout leading to a higher gross for The Police in Vancouver and Montreal than what U2 grossed on the Vertigo tour in those cities two years ago!
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Wow, selling Giants after two MSG shows...that's right around 100,000 area tix total. These boys are confident. Don't think it will knock the sails out of the MSG scalper market much though as one of those is a Friday show, a more intimate venue and central location.
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McAffee Stadium? Booooo!
I was hoping for Bay Area arena show(s).
I'm not paying $225+ to sit 2 miles away.
I'm not paying $90+ to sit 5 miles away either.

Hopefully, the 2nd North American Leg will be all indoors.
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McAffee Stadium? Booooo!
I was hoping for Bay Area arena show(s).
I'm not paying $225+ to sit 2 miles away.
I'm not paying $90+ to sit 5 miles away either.

Hopefully, the 2nd North American Leg will be all indoors.
There is no guarantee that the band will be returning to the bay area in the fall. They will be in Europe for September and October, and will only return to North America for shows in November and December in which they will likely play much of the south south eastern part of the United States. Starting in 2008 they will be hitting shows in Mexico, South America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In Boston, the $225 tickets were only for the first section in front of the stage, probably at best 5,000 tickets. The rest of the seats on the field were in the $90 dollar range. No seats in the stands were in the $225 range.

I'd say a stadium show is a great opportunity for everyone to get tickets and makes scalpers ability to make money more difficult. I wouldn't pass up the opportunity because they may not be back in the Bay area in the late Fall.
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There is no guarantee that the band will be returning to the bay area in the fall. They will be in Europe for September and October, and will only return to North America for shows in November and December in which they will likely play much of the south south eastern part of the United States. Starting in 2008 they will be hitting shows in Mexico, South America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In Boston, the $225 tickets were only for the first section in front of the stage, probably at best 5,000 tickets. The rest of the seats on the field were in the $90 dollar range. No seats in the stands were in the $225 range.

I'd say a stadium show is a great opportunity for everyone to get tickets and makes scalpers ability to make money more difficult. I wouldn't pass up the opportunity because they may not be back in the Bay area in the late Fall.
I'll take a wait and see for the 2nd leg.
I've already seen The Police in a stadium 24 years ago. U2 did 4 bay area arena shows on both Elevation and Vertigo and had no problems selling out. The Police could do the same. It will depend if they can stand each other long enough to make more $$$.

If they don't swing by during Leg 2, I'll opt for the $20 dvd come Xmas and listen to my 1979 bootlegs which will kick more ass than anything they could pull off in 2007.
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I'll take a wait and see for the 2nd leg.
I've already seen The Police in a stadium 24 years ago. U2 did 4 bay area arena shows on both Elevation and Vertigo and had no problems selling out. The Police could do the same. It will depend if they can stand each other long enough to make more $$$.

If they don't swing by during Leg 2, I'll opt for the $20 dvd come Xmas and listen to my 1979 bootlegs which will kick more ass than anything they could pull off in 2007.
In my experience, the sound in a stadium is just as good as the sound in an arena, sometimes its even better. The key difference for most people will be the distance from the stage. But hey, this is music, not a runway fasion show in Milan.
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Ticketsnow.com already has Police tickets available at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for an average price of $2,550 dollars. Many of the tickets are on the field. Top price is just shy of $8,000 dollars.
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In my experience, the sound in a stadium is just as good as the sound in an arena, sometimes its even better. The key difference for most people will be the distance from the stage. But hey, this is music, not a runway fasion show in Milan.
I'd like to be able to 'see' the show. In a stadium, you run the risk of not seeing anything except isolated shots of band members on video screens for $225+/$90+. This is going to be a stripped down show, so there probably won't be any U2-type visual extavaganzas to accompany the performance other than simple screens. I strongly prefer the more intimate arena settings.

Even without my $225 donation, (which I would consider for a good arena seat) I'm sure it will have no problem selling out
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Most people on the Police fanclub message board report being shut out of the Boston public sale. There were a few who got some singles. The general lesson being(unless you want to play the game with the scalpers) that when you have an opportunity to get tickets through the fan club, use it, even if its for seats that you don't really want, because you run the risk of not getting anything in the general sale.
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I've already seen The Police in a stadium 24 years ago.
Exactly. And it wasn't all that great for me.
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