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Old 02-20-2007, 06:23 PM   #121
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I just realized Las Vegas is on a Friday 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.
L.A. date is June 23rd at Dodger Stadium (tickets on sale Monday, February 26th). Not a school night, school should be out

when is the Best Buy pre-sale? I didn't check their site yet
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L.A. date is June 23rd at Dodger Stadium (tickets on sale Monday, February 26th). Not a school night, school should be out

when is the Best Buy pre-sale? I didn't check their site yet
It might be thursday as the Fanclub presale is on Friday at 10 am.
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L.A. date is June 23rd at Dodger Stadium (tickets on sale Monday, February 26th). Not a school night, school should be out
It isn't a school night. But stadium concerts suck.
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Dodger Stadium gets The Foo Fighters.

The drummer was at the press conference.
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just got an email from Best Buuy:

June 13 – Oakland, CA - McAfee Coliseum
Presale begins: Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. local time

June 23 – Los Angeles, CA - Dodger Stadium
Presale begins: Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. local time

Aug. 5 – New York, NY - Giants Stadium
Presale begins: Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. local time

So two stadium shows go on sale simultaneously for California. That will really make Ticketmaster impossible to log into. And I may have to set my alarm for 10:00am, LOL.
Am I supposed to just go for expensive seats even if I can't afford them? Maybe martha & I can go and sit in some cheap seats. Like Martha said, I hate Dodger Stadium
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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.
Evidence is that I know several season ticket holders and this is the practice since concerts began at Fenway in 2003. There are currently somewhere between 24,000 and 30,000 seats not put on the market because season ticket holders are being given the opportunity o purchase a pair.
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Maybe martha & I can go and sit in some cheap seats.
Take Maddy instead. I'm cool.
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Evidence is that I know several season ticket holders and this is the practice since concerts began at Fenway in 2003. There are currently somewhere between 24,000 and 30,000 seats not put on the market because season ticket holders are being given the opportunity o purchase a pair.
Knowing a few season ticket holders doesn't prove anything. It does not tell us exactly how many Police tickets have been given to the season ticket holders. It also does not show that demand for The Police in Boston is as low as you claim it to be. What evidence do you have for that? The show rapidly soldout yesterday of all available tickets. Most people on the Police message board were unable to get tickets during the public on sale. Those that did had to reduce the number of tickets they were going for from 4 or 5 to either one or two tickets, because the higher ticket numbers were not getting them any results.

Arthur Fogel, the tour promoter knows precisely how many tickets were sold through the Police Fan Club(reportedly 40% of the house in some markets) Best Buy, directly through ticket master, were given to business's, or are being provided for season ticket holders. Arthur Fogel and Michael Cohl are the top promoters on the planet and their touring company handles the top artist in the industry, including the Rolling Stones and U2. I think they know what their doing.

Notice the latest article in Billboard, the music business magazine:


First Police Shows Sell Out, New Dates Added

February 20, 2007, 12:15 PM ET

Ray Waddell, Nashville
As expected, initial on-sales for the upcoming Police reunion tour sold out in minutes and more shows were quickly added. The band will also soon announce shows for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on June 23, and McAfee Stadium in Oakland on June 13.

On Saturday, two dates were sold out for the Air Canada Centre in Toronto (July 22-23), Montreal sold out one (July 25) and announced a second for July 26 that will go up this weekend. Vancouver sold out the May 28 tour opener, and announced another on May 30 that goes up next weekend.

Today, two Madison Square Garden shows (Aug. 1, 3) went up and sold out in a few minutes, and a Giants Stadium show for Aug. 5 across the river in East Rutherford, N.J., was added. A July 28-29 visit to Boston's Fenway Park also went clean.

The on-sales were "PRETTY DAMN HOT," Arthur Fogel, producer of the tour for TNA International, tells Billboard.com. "WE KNEW IT WAS STRONG, BUT IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO SEE IT UNFOLD IN REALITY. I'M ECSTATIC."

The next on-sales will be on Feb. 26 for Giants Stadium, Seattle (June 6), Denver (June 9), and Phoenix (June 18).

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/..._id=1003547650


Watch this weekend how the show in Oakland sells. The Oakland/San Francisco Bay area is a weaker market than Boston for rock concerts. While Boston is often an area where top artist like U2 and the Rolling Stones can play multiple stadium shows, the Bay area is often only good for one stadium show, sometimes two. The two shows combined at Fenway Park has a capacity of 70,000. Depending on the set up, a single show at Macaffee Stadium in Oakland can hold 60,000. If the Police sellout Macafee Stadium on the first day it goes on sale, that will be more proof that Boston was no fluke at all, regardless of the theory of how many tickets were withheld. Again, Oakland area is the weaker market of the two.

Plus, more evidence of demand will come from the on sales of the following shows this weekend and Monday:

Giants Stadium East Rutherford New Jersey
Dodger Stadium Los Angeles California
2nd show GM Place Vancouver Canada
2nd Show Bell Center Montreal Canada
1 possibly two shows at US Airways Arena Phoenix
1 possibly two shows at Seattle's Key Arena
1 possibly two shows at the Pepsi Center in Denver

If the Police sell all these shows out on the first day they go on sale this weekend and Monday, you can rest assured that the Police reunion tour will be the highest grossing tour of 2007 as well as one of the highest grossing tours of all time.


After each show is played, Billboard.com reports the exact results for each show, giving the total attendance, gross amount of money earned, and whether the shows soldout or not. The boxscores are reported in Billboard's weekly boxscore chart. You can view the current weeks chart here:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/charts/boxscore.jsp

Starting this summer, you can go there every week to see exactly how well the Police are doing on the road from the business perspective. Boxscores from outside North America are reported as well.

As far as the highest grossing tours in North American history in a single Calendar year(January through December) go, these are the 10 highest currently:

1. The Rolling Stones "A Bigger Bang Tour" $162 million 2005
2. U2 "Vertigo Tour" $138.9 million 2005
3. The Rolling Stones "A Bigger Bang Tour" $138.5 million 2006
4. The Rolling Stones "Voodoo Loung Tour" $121.2 million 1994
5. Bruce Springsteen "The Rising Tour" $115.9 million 2003
6. U2 "Elevation Tour" $109.7 million 2001
7. Pink Floyd "Division Bell tour" $103.5 million 1994
8. Paul McCartney $103.3 million 2002
9. The Rolling Stones "Steel Wheels Tour" $98 million 1989
10. The Rolling Stones "Bridges To Babylon Tour" $89.3 million 1997

I predict The Police Reunion tour 2007 in North America will place in the top half of this list, especially if the on sales this weekend are as successful as this past weekend.
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Considering the prices, it'll be easy to get atop that list.

The reason people on the Cops board couldn't get fenway is just what i'm telling you....for 2 shows, fenway would be about 72,000 tix.
Not even close to that many were released yesterday.
You don't have to believe me, but it is the case. fenway is a very different animal.
More will be released later after season tix holders get their option.
They were unable to offer the season tix holders the opportunity prior to the on sale due to the quick turnaround from announcement to sale, so many many tix are currently held.
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Exactly. The Springsteen shows were "sold out" within minutes back in 2003, but it wasn't until just before the shows that additional seats went on sale for all the ones that season ticket holders didn't bother getting. That's how I scored two tickets 10 rows or so from the stage.

I anticipate the same thing happening this time as well.
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Take Maddy instead. I'm cool.
You know I was just kidding, right?
I want to take Maddy, but I don't think she really cares. She thinks she doesn't know that many Police songs, but I think if she saw a list or heard them, she would. But again, she just might be bored. I might end up going alone, but that would suck going to a stadium show alone. I haven't heard from my friends yet if they will be in town and going to the show. I could possibly go with them, even if I were to sit alone. Or buy 2 tix and sell one to their army of friends. Decisions decisions...


And with season tix holders, are they given a period of time in which they can purchase tix, and if they don't, they are released? If so, shouldn't it be a very short window of time when the initial ticket sale begins, and after that, they are shit out of luck? Or do they have months, and then suddenly whole sections/blocks are released to the general public? I saw U2 at Dodger Stadium back in '92, but I think we were the last row of seats on the field. Basically watched the screens all night, cuz how can you see anything?
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