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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #75 on: July 19, 2013, 10:40:54 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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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #76 on: July 19, 2013, 10:43:18 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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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #77 on: July 19, 2013, 10:49:23 AM »
they're still coining it in, so I'm sure they're not too forlorn.
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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2013, 12:04:58 PM »
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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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #79 on: August 08, 2013, 20:56:43 PM »
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.

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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #80 on: August 08, 2013, 22:05:04 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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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #81 on: August 08, 2013, 22:06:44 PM »
not many did though, it was record sales then.... now it's the opposite I believe

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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #82 on: August 09, 2013, 20:24:34 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.

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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #83 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

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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #84 on: August 10, 2013, 01:26:53 AM »
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...

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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #85 on: August 10, 2013, 21:49:51 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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Re: UK legs attendances
« Reply #86 on: August 10, 2013, 23:17:18 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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