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georgemccauley 04-02-2017 12:20 PM

Will U2 sell the remaining tickets to make this tour a complete sell out?
 
By the looks of things from the nights that still have tickets available, there are still a few thousand tickets yet to be sold.

Interested to know from the ticket and sales nerds the chances of this tour being a complete sell out. Not that it will affect anything band related but for U2 at this stage in their career it would be an amazing achievement if they could completely sell 100% for every date on this tour, i'd love to see it!

From a brief look through the posts and the more experienced folk who live in those areas or have knowledge about how well that particular stadium sells, it would appear that they over 90% in some places.

weinerdog 04-02-2017 02:27 PM

The tickets will sell, but if any don't they will just pull them at the last second, which will allow them to call any show a "sell out".

coolian2 04-02-2017 04:13 PM

I got a Springsteen ticket the day before, and I jumped the GA line at Coldplay because I needed to go and buy a ticket.

It's not the fuss this forum thinks it is.

The_acrobat 04-02-2017 06:26 PM

Houston and Tampa will probably crawl their way to a sellout. Ticket prices will be slashed, tickets will be given away, the hype will pick up as the tour starts, and there will be some last minute people thinking "Hey, U2 is town tomorrow... why the hell not?"

Pittsburgh and Louisville will not sell out, but won't be Popmart-like disasters either. Both shows will easily have over 40,000 people at them, which is no small feat for those cities.

Everything is fine. U2 are still among the top concert draws, if not the top draw. As I've said before, check out some of Coldplay and Guns n Roses stadium shows this summer if you want to see a lot of unsold tickets.

Headache in a Suitcase 04-03-2017 06:07 AM

They should break up over Pittsburgh

Axver 04-03-2017 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase (Post 8152952)
They should break up over Pittsburgh

Why break up over a mythical place?

Hewson 04-03-2017 09:18 AM

Unicorns who work in steel mills will do that to a band.

bono2017 04-03-2017 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by weinerdog (Post 8152905)
The tickets will sell, but if any don't they will just pull them at the last second, which will allow them to call any show a "sell out".

Well, if that were the case then every show would be a sellout, but their not. Shows all around the country an world fail to sellout every week and the results are posted in Billboard Boxscore.
Promoters try to carefully gauge how many tickets and artist will sell and set capacities in the venues based on what they think is likely. When the sell less than that, the show fails to sellout, when the sell more, more tickets might be released if the promoter thinks the artist can sell them. When the show occurs, if all tickets released for sale are sold, the concert marked as a sellout, even if the maximum physical capacity of the venue is not used.

trevgreg 04-03-2017 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by coolian2 (Post 8152911)
It's not the fuss this forum thinks it is.

Yup.

coolian2 04-03-2017 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by trevgreg (Post 8152998)
Yup.

I'd also add they didn't sell out Auckland 2 on the 360 tour. Nobody cared they tarped over a stand.

codeguy 04-04-2017 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by georgemccauley (Post 8152891)
By the looks of things from the nights that still have tickets available, there are still a few thousand tickets yet to be sold.

Interested to know from the ticket and sales nerds the chances of this tour being a complete sell out. Not that it will affect anything band related but for U2 at this stage in their career it would be an amazing achievement if they could completely sell 100% for every date on this tour, i'd love to see it!

From a brief look through the posts and the more experienced folk who live in those areas or have knowledge about how well that particular stadium sells, it would appear that they over 90% in some places.

The tickets will sell out. They always do.

Headache in a Suitcase 04-04-2017 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bono2017 (Post 8152996)
Well, if that were the case then every show would be a sellout, but their not. Shows all around the country an world fail to sellout every week and the results are posted in Billboard Boxscore.
Promoters try to carefully gauge how many tickets and artist will sell and set capacities in the venues based on what they think is likely. When the sell less than that, the show fails to sellout, when the sell more, more tickets might be released if the promoter thinks the artist can sell them. When the show occurs, if all tickets released for sale are sold, the concert marked as a sellout, even if the maximum physical capacity of the venue is not used.

not every show/artist/promoter cares enough to remove seats from circulation in order to call the show a sell out, thus why every show isn't a "sell out."

LiveNation have done this with a few of their major artists, U2 included. It's not common, but has happened.

The two Denver I/E shows were listed as sell outs. Denver most certainly did not sell every seat in the arena for the two shows. They curtained off whole sections and even moved people day of in order to say that they "sold every ticket"

Iggy Fizz 04-04-2017 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by georgemccauley (Post 8152891)
By the looks of things from the nights that still have tickets available, there are still a few thousand tickets yet to be sold.

Interested to know from the ticket and sales nerds the chances of this tour being a complete sell out. Not that it will affect anything band related but for U2 at this stage in their career it would be an amazing achievement if they could completely sell 100% for every date on this tour, i'd love to see it!

From a brief look through the posts and the more experienced folk who live in those areas or have knowledge about how well that particular stadium sells, it would appear that they over 90% in some places.

do the responses here sound similar to the ones in response to the exact same question you posted in another U2 forum? :D

The_acrobat 04-04-2017 10:18 PM

Will U2 sell the remaining tickets to make this tour a complete sell out?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase (Post 8153257)
not every show/artist/promoter cares enough to remove seats from circulation in order to call the show a sell out, thus why every show isn't a "sell out."



LiveNation have done this with a few of their major artists, U2 included. It's not common, but has happened.



The two Denver I/E shows were listed as sell outs. Denver most certainly did not sell every seat in the arena for the two shows. They curtained off whole sections and even moved people day of in order to say that they "sold every ticket"



I still find that VERY strange. On Elevation and Vertigo tours they easily sold out 2 nights at the same arena, and on 360 in Denver they played to over 70,000. For I&E, They only sold 28,000 / 36,000 possible tickets. I guess in the aftermath of SOI their image took a major hit, they weren't the "must-see" show at that moment.

The fact that the shows this summer have sold so well tells me that no permanent damage was done to their reputation, but people were just a little put off in 2015.

Headache in a Suitcase 04-04-2017 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by The_acrobat (Post 8153276)
I still find that VERY strange. On Elevation and Vertigo tours they easily sold out 2 nights at the same arena, and on 360 in Denver they played to over 70,000. For I&E, They only sold 28,000 / 36,000 possible tickets. I guess in the aftermath of SOI their image took a major hit, they weren't the "must-see" show at that moment.

The fact that the shows this summer have sold so well tells me that no permanent damage was done to their reputation, but people were just a little put off in 2015.

People were put off, yes - but there was also the idea that everyone who wanted to see U2 got to see U2 on 360, and the market was destined to dry up a little in certain markets based on demand alone. U2 knew this and their decision to go to all arenas backed that up.


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