UK legs attendances

Started by zoony, May 27, 2013, 16:19:17 pm

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Quote from: Stuart B on July 19, 2013, 10:17:12 am
Is it just me that thinks the average of 5,534 tickets sold is quite low


Was thinking the very same. That figure really surprises me.
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Quote from: Stuart B on July 19, 2013, 10:17:12 am
Is it just me that thinks the average of 5,534 tickets sold is quite low


It does sound surprisingly low, but the figure for North America sounds even worse! I'm really surprised by both numbers.

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they're still coining it in, so I'm sure they're not too forlorn.
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Nulli Secundus

I was quite surprised by the low average figures.

I think if they tour again then the way tickets are sold and the prices need to be seriously looked at... although if they made money from the way it was done last time who's going to change it just because we all felt it was unfair?
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Slim

Quote from: Stuart B on July 19, 2013, 10:17:12 am
Is it just me that thinks the average of 5,534 tickets sold is quite low


Replying rather late but yes, that is rather low I would say. Back in the day they used to play 19 or 20 nights at 2-3000 seat venues over here on a UK tour, most or all of which would have been sold out after the AFTK tour. Lots more tickets sold and a lot more work back then, but they probably made a lot less cash as well.

JonL

Quote from: Slim on August 08, 2013, 20:56:43 pm
Lots more tickets sold and a lot more work back then, but they probably made a lot less cash as well.

I seem to remember an interview with All saying that they didn't start making money on the road until the mid to late  80's.
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not many did though, it was record sales then.... now it's the opposite I believe

Slim

Quote from: JonL on August 08, 2013, 22:05:04 pm
I seem to remember an interview with All saying that they didn't start making money on the road until the mid to late  80's.


Certainly back in the late '70s concerts were priced in "night out" terms, costing probably not much more than you'd spend on beer in a pub if you were old enough, which I wasn't. My first Rush ticket was £2, which was substantially less than the price of one of the Rush LPs I bought a month later. I think beer was about 35p a pint in 1977.

NeilP

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Quote from: JonL on August 08, 2013, 22:05:04 pm
I seem to remember an interview with All saying that they didn't start making money on the road until the mid to late  80's.


I recall Alex saying on the HYF tour that they didn't make any money at all coming to Europe.
Might explain the scarcity of their appearances here until the concert ticket market started to inflate...

zoony

Quote from: NeilP on August 09, 2013, 22:38:59 pm
I could get 4 pints of Guinness for a pound in the subsidised bar at Sheffield Uni that year


And a fern ticket as well mate  ;).

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August 10, 2013, 23:17:18 pm #86 Last Edit: August 10, 2013, 23:19:48 pm by Nick Sims
Quote from: Slim on August 09, 2013, 20:24:34 pm
I think beer was about 35p a pint in 1977.

My first pint, back in '77, when I was all of 14, cost me 27p :) Make Mine Mansfield. (Makes me Puke...)
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