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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2013, 20:23:33 PM »
http://photos.rush.com/Rush2013/Sheffield-UK/29677354_G48kqh#!i=2540713716&k=2LkHgWB

Back of Sheffield looked very empty, how full was it?
Probably on a par with the last tour, which I think was about 6,000 or half full.
If it was around the same attendance as last tour, that makes it the most successful date of the UK leg so far :)

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Well, that was a turn up for the books! The Sheffield leg of the Time Machine Tour a couple of years ago was by far the worst – not Rush, just the crowd, which was awful. But this episode of the Clockwork Angels Tour was far-and-away the best yet. It was fantastic!
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The crowd were lively, and Rush really played up to that. Geddy even commented on the fact at the end. It was a fantastic show as a result
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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2013, 00:02:28 AM »
Probably on a par with the last tour, which I think was about 6,000 or half full.
If it was around the same attendance as last tour, that makes it the most successful date of the UK leg so far :)


based on what criteria Nick?
Surely the Motorpoint was the smallest audience so far this tour?

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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2013, 21:56:58 PM »
based on what criteria Nick?

Based on my estimation that the Sheffield crowd was as big as the Time Machine tour. All other venues have had smaller attendances.
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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2013, 22:22:23 PM »
I've noticed/heard that Rush crowds are diminishing in the UK. I certainly saw it on the tribute scene over the last 10 years and that's an indicator in some ways perhaps. Old people getting older I guess and the truth is we have to haul our tired arses around when we really can't be bothered or indeed for many in these desperate times... can't afford to! 

Still... the next tour will be an anniversary celebration and will no doubt stretch our personal/financial/nostalgic resources to the limit!

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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2013, 23:06:38 PM »
They had pre sold 9500 seat for the M.E.N gig, this was at 1pm on the day of the gig.
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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2013, 00:50:02 AM »
Must've been over 8000 in Glasgow tonight...

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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2013, 19:27:03 PM »

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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2013, 21:26:01 PM »
A quick comparison

Manc
2007 - 15552
2011 - 9115
2013 - 7806

London
2007 - 19000 2 x Wembley
2011 - 12984
2013 - 12418

Brum
2007 - 12643
2011 - 11287
2013 - no fig yet
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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2013, 23:16:49 PM »
So, poor albums and expensive tickets lead to reduced attendances.
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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2013, 23:19:09 PM »
So, poor albums and expensive tickets lead to reduced attendances.

And the expensive tickets lead to little or no overall loss of revenue
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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2013, 07:44:50 AM »
The figures for Manchester and London showing the drop in attendances from 2007 to 2013 show a huge decrease in the number of people going out there and buying tickets.

Ticket prices and the fact that people have been struggling financially since 2008 must have some impact upon this. The Manchester figure has fallen by half with London fallling even more considering they played two nights.

Even with the increase in ticket prices it is just not as profiatable for them to play here now as it was in 2007. It would be interesting to see what the attendance figures were like for the US and Canada over the 2007 - 2013 tours.

My fear is that they won't bother coming to the UK if they tour again so it would be back to the US to see them  ::)
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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2013, 09:05:56 AM »
Maybe if they were to limit the amount of shows performed in the UK.  If Sheffield hadn't taken place, for example, chances are that there would have been higher attendances at Manchester & Birmingham.
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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2013, 09:21:49 AM »


Brum
2007 - 12643
2011 - 11287
2013 - no fig yet

I thought the LG arena only held 12600?

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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2013, 09:27:13 AM »
Glad they played Sheffield but surprised that the promoter added that date.
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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2013, 09:44:52 AM »
Glad they played Sheffield but surprised that the promoter added that date.

He was thinking about Simmers mate, but the miserable old git will still find something else to moan about  :P ;).