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Old 03-28-2017, 10:33 PM   #46
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Should I interject here, being that I AM a Kentuckian?

I don't think U2 will have any trouble selling those last few thousand tickets. They still have almost three months to do so, and a lot of people within a decent distance of Louisville might make a last minute decision to attend the show if tickets are still available. I myself would have gotten tickets to the Louisville show if I hadn't already gotten Chicago 2 tickets. I even considered going to both shows, but I really can't afford it, and June is already going to be a nightmare of scheduling for me, without having to go on far away trips EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND (between Chicago and other duties, I'm already doing a lot of travelling during the month).

Granted, I don't really live close to Louisville because I'm on the far western side of the state (Chicago is a 6 hour drive, Louisville is a 4 hour drive, into another time zone, so it feels like 5), but to say that Kentucky are Kenny Chesney people, and not U2 people seems to be making an assumption that we're all country music fans? I'd say that's really not the case. Classic rock 70s-80s is huge here. The other factor is that we don't get a lot of great events coming to our state, so when someone decent DOES come, people will go just so they can have something to do.

When you live in a location where literally everyone tours, you might decide to only see the bands you really like, and skip the shows of people you only listen to in passing. In Kentucky it's more like "wait, something to do that doesn't involve horses or college basketball?! FINALLY, and then you buy a ticket."
Do most artist play shows in either Louisville or Lexington and skip the rest of the state when they play Kentucky?
As far as stadium shows taking place in Kentucky we know of The Police, Rolling Stones, Kenny Chesney and now U2 coming up. Can you think of any others?
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Do most artist play shows in either Louisville or Lexington and skip the rest of the state when they play Kentucky?

As far as stadium shows taking place in Kentucky we know of The Police, Rolling Stones, Kenny Chesney and now U2 coming up. Can you think of any others?
Yes. There's not much going on for the rest of the state. You've got a couple of college towns that have venues that can handle smaller shows, but they stick to football only in their stadiums.

My very small city has a performing arts center with I think like a 2000 seat capacity. We get a few shows. Best one in recent memory was Weird Al.
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Also read as: Coldplay are more adventurous in their touring habits than U2.
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Do most artist play shows in either Louisville or Lexington and skip the rest of the state when they play Kentucky?
Just like most artists play NYC and skip the rest of New York State (heck sometimes like U2 this year they skip New York State altogether and play New Jersey instead)?
Or most play Chicago and skip the rest of Illinois?

Amazing how bands play the population centers and not little towns in the middle of states with the high school auditorium as the largest venue.
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Just like most artists play NYC and skip the rest of New York State (heck sometimes like U2 this year they skip New York State altogether and play New Jersey instead)?
Or most play Chicago and skip the rest of Illinois?

Amazing how bands play the population centers and not little towns in the middle of states with the high school auditorium as the largest venue.
That was a cheap ploy to draw me into a "MetLife is geographically closer to NYC's population center than most other stadiums" argument, and I'm not going to take the bait.

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Just like most artists play NYC and skip the rest of New York State (heck sometimes like U2 this year they skip New York State altogether and play New Jersey instead)?
Or most play Chicago and skip the rest of Illinois?

Amazing how bands play the population centers and not little towns in the middle of states with the high school auditorium as the largest venue.
Actually there are a lot of cities throughout New York State that get played besides New York City. Cities like Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Albany, and Saratoga Springs.

In Illinois, Champaign often gets played as do some communities in Illinois closer to St. Louis.

Kentucky often does not get played at all. But it would seem that Lexington, Louisville get the most shows. I also wonder about the counties in Kentucky just south of Cincinnati Ohio, although there are probably no good facilities there so the artist just plays Cincinnati.
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Do most artist play shows in either Louisville or Lexington and skip the rest of the state when they play Kentucky?
As far as stadium shows taking place in Kentucky we know of The Police, Rolling Stones, Kenny Chesney and now U2 coming up. Can you think of any others?
NSYNC played Louisville Cardinal August 2001 at their height.

George Strait Cardinal 2001.

George Strait Cardinal 1999

DMB C-Downs 2010

Beach Boys C-Downs 1974(riding greatest hits resurgence)
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NSYNC played Louisville Cardinal August 2001 at their height.

George Strait Cardinal 2001.

George Strait Cardinal 1999

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Beach Boys C-Downs 1974(riding greatest hits resurgence)
While most NSYNC shows in 2001 grossed enough money to make the weekly boxcore top 10 in 2001, the Papa Johns show did not suggesting it was not a sellout and had less than 40,000 in attendance. The show in St. Louis only had 31,000 in attendance. Back in 2001, Billboard only posted the top 10 grossing shows in the magazine each week.

I don't think George Strait played any shows in 2001 as I did not see a single boxscore for him.

The 1999 Boxscore was there for George Strait:

George Strait
May 30, 1999
Louisville Kentucky
Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium University Of Louisville
GROSS: $2,090,181
ATTENDANCE: 44,479
CAPACITY: 44,479
SHOWS: 1
SELLOUTS: 1
Average Ticket Price: $47.00
Opening Acts: Tim McGraw, Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Jo Dee Messina, Mark Wills, Asleep At The Wheel

The Dave Matthews Band played one day of a 3 day festival at Church Hill Downs back in 2010 with lots of other bands. Attendance combined for all 3 days was 73,000 and festival lost 5 million dollars. Overall it was an under attended event and unlikely to have had 40,000 or more at any of the individual days.

Could not find anything on the Beach Boys concert from 1974 except the date which was Friday May 17, 1974. I did see mention by a person attending the Texas Stadium show in 1974 that the Beach Boys opened for Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young at that show. So many of the stadium shows on that tour may have been more like festival shows.
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So luckily I found the "tour location and box score gross sales and just how country is Kentucky" thread, is there a 'rehearsal rumors' thread somewhere?

Morleigh's cat posting any photos of set lists?

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Actually there are a lot of cities throughout New York State that get played besides New York City. Cities like Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Albany, and Saratoga Springs.
U2 have played 3 shows in those "other" cities since 2000, 30+ in NYC Metro.
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