MCD know what will sell. Snow Patrol played two nights in Dublin and three nights in Belfast in January, both Dublin & Belfast sold out in minutes.
FATM sold out the O2 for the 2nd March also in minutes.
Both bands have very successful albums currently out and both bands, especially Snow Patrol, have a wide selection of big hits and lively tunes which all lead to a big sell. Snow Patrol would also have a large support in the North which would add to sales.
I think you're looking at the likes of Foo Fighters with Kasabian and maybe a night consisting of Rihanna/Katy Perry with David Guetta as possible headliners for a Friday and Saturday night gig. I know that many die-hard music fans would not appreciate a few of the above names but at the end of the day, both would sell out in a matter of minutes!!!
I find it weird myself, was at a ticketmaster outlet this morning with loads of other people, and very few, if any of them, were buying tickets for this. Doesn't add up.
What about online sales???? That's where the majority of purchasing is done these days.
Also, MCD and Snow Patrol both had 48 hour presales which would have shifted quiet a number of tickets!!! These gigs also have a 45,000 capacity. Population of ROI 4.5 million, Population of NI 1.8 million. Not that difficult to sell out really..
To be fair, it's not 1996 anymore! Fans at ticketmaster kioks/shops can't be seen to be a fair reflection of the ticket buying public, when every Tom, Dick and Harry has a laptop!
Exactly Snow Patrol are quite big , there arena dates nearly = 45000 people so add in FATM who also sold out the O2 and you have a massive sell out . Plus it was'nt too expensive when you think about the 3 acts that are on the bill .
I might pick up a ticket closer to the date when they do the usual "release production tickets" etc depending on what other gigs are on
Would have to agree. I know it's a very popular line up for the masses but I'm still surprised it's 'sold out' so quick. People are leaving it later to buy tickets these days and much fewer gigs selling out in quick time. I didn't see any ads for this myself, first thing I saw it was on was here about lunchtime after selling out. Fully expect that we'll see more tickets made available for this closer to the event.
Any actual word on the other Phoenix park gigs apart from the general speculation on here
Or when people who bought 4 or 6 tickets for mates who won't want to go in the end so they end up selling them
With the exception of massive bands like U2, there are always loads of tickets for sale at cost price for large open air gigs close to the date
This is probably just speculation again but I reckon we might get Kasabian on the next big announcement, seen as how the two main stage acts for T are already confirmed for the Phoenix Park.
I hope they'll announce Foo Fighters headining and Kasabian next with maybe Frank Turner or Miles Kane on the same bill.
Well tbh i'd be surprised if they sold many more tickets for this then were sold for watch the throne this morning.
Yea i could see maybe
Maybe they could throw in Chase & Status in their instead of someone
Any speculation on Radiohead? They have a new album due this year.
Think they are rumoured for an Arena Tour later this year
Any chance of The Killers being announced seeing as the new album is due out later this year?
Is it going to be an open air event or in a tent?