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Old 01-31-2005, 10:13 PM   #1
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U2 & The Floyd

Album sales:

Pink Floyd - 200 Million (22 releases)
U2 - 135 Million (17 releases)

Concert Attendance:

Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason tour '87-'88-'89...5.5 Million tickets sold (4.7 Million minus return)
Average price: $21.68 worldwide & $20.00 in North America

U2 - Joshua Tree & Lovetown tours '87 & '89...3.5 Million tickets sold (3 Million minus return)
Average price: $17.30

Pink Floyd - Division Bell tour '94...5.4 Million tickets sold (only performed on two continents)
Average price: $34.50 & at least the same on the European leg

U2 - ZOO TV tour '92-'93...5.4 Million tickets sold (4.5 Million minus the return)
Average price: $30.00 & $28.25 in North America

Back Catalog Sales (annually):

Pink Floyd - 4 Million (2 Million in the US)
U2 - 1-1.5 Million (750,000-1 Million in the US)

Every time Pink Floyd have toured since 1977, their ticket prices have increased at least 70% in the US (and a bit less elsewhere), while their attendances continue to increase in just about every market. Every time U2 & The Stones have toured since 1989 (The Stones) & 1992 (U2), their attendances have decreased with each ticket price increase in just about every market.

A new Pink Floyd tour would break every record imaginable (apart from Springsteen's Giants Stadium record of 10 shows a few years ago).

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Old 01-31-2005, 11:01 PM   #2
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Well, golly shucks, thanks for clearing that one up.

Yeah, PF would break a few attendance records, mostly due to the fact they can't seem to find their tour bus more than once a decade. Supply V. Demand.....They'll probably just release another Best Of collection instead.....Roger must be laughing his ass off.

They could have been one of the best alltime if they could have held it together as a foursome, but they're too big a collection of pussies to stop the infighting. An opportunity wasted.

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Old 01-31-2005, 11:23 PM   #3
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Also get a clue that about 25 percent of Pink Floyds releases are double releases which means they count as 2 CDs instead of 1 to the overall total.
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Old 01-31-2005, 11:48 PM   #4
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get alife.

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Originally posted by Yahweh
Also get a clue that about 25 percent of Pink Floyds releases are double releases which means they count as 2 CDs instead of 1 to the overall total.
I was gonna reply to this by saying, "actually on 'this album and that album' are doubles....but in fact - you're quite correct"!

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Too bad this isn't a Pink Floyd fan site.

When a band hasn't toured in 10 years, and made a full studio album in (I think) equal time, and the main songwriter has left them, that doesn't qualify them as competition IMO.
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No Control, good post. I like the comparisons Really interesting to see the old ticket prices vs what we payed for this tour.
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I love the Floyd and U2.

The price comparison was certainly interesting.
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:10 AM   #9
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This still isn't a Pink Floyd site and comparisons aren't really on topic here. Sorry guys.


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