Originally Posted by MisterAnarchy
Ticket sales for the Australian and New Zealand gigs are pretty terrible.
The second night in Auckland will be a ghost town ,they've sold less than 30% of the seats .
In Adelaide they have moved the stage up the pitch to shorten the standing area and closed sections of seats .
The initial ticket prices were outrageous ,they have slashed prices in alot of venues to shift seats ,some seats that were 362 AUD are now 66 AUD.
The band obviously havent learnt their lesson from the previous US leg of the tour .
The locals are not happy with the self appointed lunatics giving out line numbers ,they started their bull**** queue on Sunday ,5 days before the concerts.
Saw the Adelaide stage move:
On the other hand, 5 of the 15 gigs on the tour, are all sold out, so its not all bad news. Auckland night 2 seems to be the worst sales.
When bands play “large scale“ over that side of the world, its not that relevant that gigs sell out, but they pay the overheads. Many of the Stadiums are quite large capacities as they are cricket grounds. The distances between gigs are also logistically challenging, which places restrictions that don’t happen in Europe or the U.S.
Sydney to Perth for example is 4,000 kms distance, a little shorter than New York to San Francisco.