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Old 05-13-2017, 09:16 PM   #121
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So I just added up all the tickets remaining . .

This does NOT include: GA for Pittsburgh and Louisville, 2nd Chicago or New Jersey how, or the festival in Tennessee.

There are over 13000 tickets unsold.

With the GA added, probably between 15000 -- 16000.

Ouch.

At a minimum that's over 15 million in lost revenue.
Or 1.5 Million if you do the math right.
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Or 1.5 Million if you do the math right.
Ah, I stand corrected.

So much for using desktop calculators in a hurry . . .
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:12 PM   #123
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Here's what left for the non-sold out shows. BLUE DOTS ONLY, the red dots are resale and have been sold, as far as the band is concerned.... they get paid rather somebody buys that ticket or not. Scalpers will get desperate and come down on their prices to get people to buy those tickets.

LA 2- 2,085
Houston- 2,848
Pittsburgh- 3,363 (there's lots more that haven't even been attempted to be sold)
Tampa- 1,401
Louisville- 2,386 (plus whatever is unsold on the floor)
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:14 AM   #124
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Here's what left for the non-sold out shows. BLUE DOTS ONLY, the red dots are resale and have been sold, as far as the band is concerned.... they get paid rather somebody buys that ticket or not. Scalpers will get desperate and come down on their prices to get people to buy those tickets.

LA 2- 2,085
Houston- 2,848
Pittsburgh- 3,363 (there's lots more that haven't even been attempted to be sold)
Tampa- 1,401
Louisville- 2,386 (plus whatever is unsold on the floor)


That comes to roughly 12,000 unsold tickets for the whole tour... kings of Leon probably have that many unsold for each show! BOOM!

Pittsburgh is gonna be interesting. The rest won't be too bad looking by show day.
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That comes to roughly 12,000 unsold tickets for the whole tour... kings of Leon probably have that many unsold for each show! BOOM!

Pittsburgh is gonna be interesting. The rest won't be too bad looking by show day.
I forgot the seats that have been blocked off in Pittsburgh.

That should count too, in a way.

No matter. If Pittsburgh is the only flop on the tour that isn't too shabby.
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:53 AM   #126
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I forgot the seats that have been blocked off in Pittsburgh.

That should count too, in a way.

No matter. If Pittsburgh is the only flop on the tour that isn't too shabby.
Selling 40,000 tickets to one show in Pittsburgh is NOT a flop. The Joshua Tree show there in 1987 and the ZOO TV show there in 1992 only sold roughly that many and they were not considered flops. Most popular artist only are able to play a single arena show to 17,000 people on their Pittsburgh stops. You usually don't see multiple arena dates let alone a stadium being played when it comes to Pittsburgh.
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Selling 40,000 tickets to one show in Pittsburgh is NOT a flop. The Joshua Tree show there in 1987 and the ZOO TV show there in 1992 only sold roughly that many and they were not considered flops. Most popular artist only are able to play a single arena show to 17,000 people on their Pittsburgh stops. You usually don't see multiple arena dates let alone a stadium being played when it comes to Pittsburgh.
Yep. They'll probably still end up with enough people to fill the Pittsburgh arena (whatever it's called) twice, which would've been considered extremely successful.
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Bottom line is they are getting great press for this tour. Also, to have them outstrip demand for Ed Sheeran and Adele is pretty amazing.

Anyway, if we are looking at 12,000 unsold tickets over the entire tour, probably a bit less as each show day comes, then they will have sold over 99% of the available tickets. That's absolutely amazing considering we are seeing almost every other rock band struggling to sell 50 to 80% of their tickets.
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I forgot the seats that have been blocked off in Pittsburgh.

That should count too, in a way.

No matter. If Pittsburgh is the only flop on the tour that isn't too shabby.
Can someone show me what has been "blocked off" in Pittsburgh? I'm not really seeing that looking at the TM map...
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Looking on the ticketing sites. Think it's only Pittsburgh we're you will really notice empty seats.
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Can someone show me what has been "blocked off" in Pittsburgh? I'm not really seeing that looking at the TM map...
It applies to the upper level only.

The available seats give it away.

There are rows and rows of seats available up to a certain point, after which (moving to higher rows) all others are grayed-out.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:37 PM   #133
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It applies to the upper level only.

The available seats give it away.

There are rows and rows of seats available up to a certain point, after which (moving to higher rows) all others are grayed-out.
Ahhhh. Gotcha. Thank you, i see that now.
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When I saw the original tour back in 1987 attendance at CNE in Toronto was 62,846.

Are there any venues given the stage set up, than are going to be that big on this tour?
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Bottom line is they are getting great press for this tour. Also, to have them outstrip demand for Ed Sheeran and Adele is pretty amazing.

Anyway, if we are looking at 12,000 unsold tickets over the entire tour, probably a bit less as each show day comes, then they will have sold over 99% of the available tickets. That's absolutely amazing considering we are seeing almost every other rock band struggling to sell 50 to 80% of their tickets.
Saw that article today. In this day and age it's a great achievement by them. They have done very well with the sales in what might be the last time we witness them on a stadium tour, hope not though. They belong in stadiums!
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