Pollstaronline Year End 2002 Top 100 Tours
Pollstar has compiled the 2002
year end top 100 tours.
Guns N Roses ranks in 75th! Very good results for such a "short" a tour announced on so short notice and had next to no promotion at all (in my opinion, Clear Channel Entertainment could have done a better job promoting the tour). Now imagine how high Guns N Roses will rank in the 2003 numbers if they release the album "Chinese Democracy" and goes on tour to promote it.
Average ticket Price
The average ticket price was quite low, I would even say reasonable at 46.72 $US. In 2002, it was been cheaper to see Guns n Roses than to see Cher, Aerosmith, *NSYNC, or Britney Spears. Then again, if you count in the price of all those extra travel arrangements in case of cancellation or the cancellations...
Average ticket Sold
The average ticket sold is very low. Here's why: The first half of the concerts had a dramatically low attendance because of a combination of the lack of promotion and people not wanting to risk purchasing tickets, make travel arrangements, and/or get caught in a riot. The second half of the concerts was sold out or next to sold out because people got confident Axl Rose would make it on stage and because they had heard of the other Guns N' Roses concerts and how good the concert was.
City/Shows = 16/16
Pollstar was either very generous or made a mistake by giving Guns N Roses a "City / Shows" rating of 16/16. The actual "City / Shows" rating is 16/35.
City/Shows = 16/35
The numbers are not bad al all considering the lack or promotion. I've seen the concerts and I can say that the concert totally rocked. After the concerts, GNR fans where ecstatic about the concert that had just seen. Now imagine how high Guns N Roses will rank in the 2003 numbers if they release the album "Chinese Democracy" and goes on tour to promote it.
Last edited: Tuesday, 09 December 2008 08:36 PM
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