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Old 10-10-2017, 02:05 AM   #91
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What an awesome insight. I remember how big the whole "when will she come back?!" was, stunned to hear it went so badly. Were $249 the cheapest tickets originally Puppy? If that's the case then I get it.

I miss the days when it was simply $99 for GA+L2,L3 seats / $149 B res / $249 A res.
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Just thinking - if it's mid-sized stadiums, will Adelaide miss out again? Footy Park and Adelaide Oval are both 50,000+. The other four cities have suitable smaller stadiums but there's nothing in SA.

I'm also curious about when we'll start hearing which New Zealand city/ies are in contention for a show. Mt Smart in Auckland is obvious, but I've noticed some artists doing Forsyth Barr in Dunedin as well as Auckland, and U2 really ought to go back to the South Island. And every tour there's the question of whether they'll hit the Cake Tin in Welly instead. (Fingers crossed on that last one.)
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What an awesome insight. I remember how big the whole "when will she come back?!" was, stunned to hear it went so badly. Were $249 the cheapest tickets originally Puppy? If that's the case then I get it.

I miss the days when it was simply $99 for GA+L2,L3 seats / $149 B res / $249 A res.
She had front row for $2,000, Runway seats at $799 only available as pairs, 'B Stage' seats (6 rows of them!!!!) at $1,100. Then A reserve $499, B reserve $249 and C reserve at $99. I think the Sydney pre-concert river cruise was an extra $299 or so and that was without entry - just drinks and a DJ.

I saw the 2 Brisbane shows (on comp tickets) and there were huge gaps on the floor that security and the promotion teams were desperately plugging with people from the cheap seats. One friend had a $99 ticket and when she walked in just past security was given an 'upgraded' ticket that had $1,100 printed on it. Insane. The people up back were "encouraged" to move down.
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Holy shit, I seriously can't believe the Madonna tour tanked like that. After the long wait I assumed that would've been one of the best-grossing international tours. Is there an explanation better than "market fatigue"? Some of those price points are just insane. Cashed up bogans and boomers (boomergans?) are a lucrative source of dollarydoos but there's surely a limit to what any sane person will drop on seats and insane VIP packages and shit like that.

Makes me wonder what Pink has got to be able to tour so lucratively while Madonna can't. I'd assume they have pretty strong market crossover.
Pink's last tour had two price points - $149 and $209. The tour before that was $99 and $149. She has previously made it at least kind of affordable. This tour - I don't know. I honestly wonder if they'll get the 40 shows at those price points.

As for who pays that much for Madonna - the gays. I know that sounds dismissive (I am gay myself) - but yeah. Madonna's people know who are cashed up and what they will pay to be close to her. Think about it - 24 million Australians. If 3% are gay that is 720,000 potential Madonna ticket buyers. It is terribly stereotypical and obviously proven very, very wrong. The younger generation don't give a shit about Madonna and that hurt her.

Me? I'm more of a Janet Jackson kind of gay man. Thus I am off on Thursday to see her Las Vegas show this Saturday night and to have a few meetings regarding another upcoming tour (no - not U2- sadly just Imagine Dragons lol). Back next week for the Pink pre-sale madness.
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Just thinking - if it's mid-sized stadiums, will Adelaide miss out again? Footy Park and Adelaide Oval are both 50,000+. The other four cities have suitable smaller stadiums but there's nothing in SA.
There is Coopers/Hindmarsh Stadium. 20-25,000 capacity for concerts. Foo Fighters are playing there soon. Could be the right size for a U2 gig. I mean, yes, it will have been 12 years between drinks for Adelaide but as proved by Madonna sometimes long gaps between tours are actually detrimental.
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That's Norwood's ground right? I didn't realise it was used for gigs.
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That's Norwood's ground right? I didn't realise it was used for gigs.
It's a small rugby stadium shaped thing, I think mainly used for soccer. Not a footy oval.
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Huh, had no idea you guys even had a rectangular ground big enough for the likes of the Foos, U2, etc.

Upon looking it up, I discovered why I muddled it with Norwood's (bigger) home ground:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwood_Oval
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Also remember U2's visit down under for 360 didn't sell out, either. The 2nd Brisbane show was 2/3 full or so. Sydney and Melbourne failed to sell as much as they did on Vertigo, despite playing 360 instead of endstage. Apparently the 2nd Sydney show had roughly 40,000 people there, but they were able to make it look full-ish through creative selling.

Perth and Auckland were good, though.
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So by the sounds of it Australia will have to wait after yet another US and Europe leg before seeing U2 again?

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Also remember U2's visit down under for 360 didn't sell out, either. The 2nd Brisbane show was 2/3 full or so. Sydney and Melbourne failed to sell as much as they did on Vertigo, despite playing 360 instead of endstage. Apparently the 2nd Sydney show had roughly 40,000 people there, but they were able to make it look full-ish through creative selling.

Perth and Auckland were good, though.


Perth had a 12 year gap between Popmart and 360.... Might be the same time at this rate.
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Here's the interview originally from 3 weeks ago, Bono talking about touring Australia

https://mobile.twitter.com/adampwf/s...39353823625217
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I'm also curious about when we'll start hearing which New Zealand city/ies are in contention for a show. Mt Smart in Auckland is obvious, but I've noticed some artists doing Forsyth Barr in Dunedin as well as Auckland, and U2 really ought to go back to the South Island. And every tour there's the question of whether they'll hit the Cake Tin in Welly instead. (Fingers crossed on that last one.)
Forsyth Barr is an interesting one. I know the stadium team have been gunning for U2, and they've built a very good rapport with LN.
Ed Sheeran has sold three shows in a row here, Pink is coming, Stevie Nicks, Robbie Williams etc.
The fact it has a roof seems to be a big deal.

Other than that the only roofed venue in NZ is Spark Arena, with a 12k capacity. So if it is an arena setup they bring, NZ might be stuffed.
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Don't forget the arena in Christchurch!

I can't believe that the original Vertigo Tour plan was five shows at TSB in Wellington. That would've been fucking perfect, even if the venue itself is a hole - the smallest full-tour gigs since Point Depot in 1989.
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Here's the interview originally from 3 weeks ago, Bono talking about touring Australia

https://mobile.twitter.com/adampwf/s...39353823625217


Cheers...... Hmmm so thought about starting here.... Doesn’t sound like they will though, I did wonder logistically about the rehearsal side of it.
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