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Old 07-05-2018, 06:40 PM
 
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So went to see U2 a few years back and just recently a Garth Brooks one here in texas. What ever happen to doing these events in Stadiums vs these small venues? Going back looking at some of the 90s tours, they were selling out in these huge stadiums, and now cant seem to sell out in these small venues/Event centers. Garth had upper and some lower decks blocked off that could have been sold.. What happen?
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:49 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Was it a fill in concert? As in there was an open date in the tour and he was able to that.

We have a couple local venues down here (one a volunteer fire department and the other a quasi-governmental institution) that get big names (Toby Keith, Chicago, Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow) all the time but they're never listed on the "official" tour schedule.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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It was about 80 full. But seems other singers are just using small venues for their concerts, what ever happen going big. Sell out stadiums, not venues.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Under Moon & Star
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So went to see U2 a few years back and just recently a Garth Brooks one here in texas. What ever happen to doing these events in Stadiums vs these small venues? Going back looking at some of the 90s tours, they were selling out in these huge stadiums, and now cant seem to sell out in these small venues/Event centers. Garth had upper and some lower decks blocked off that could have been sold.. What happen?
You make it sound like stadium tours don't happen any more.

Last year (2017) U2 did a stadium tour. 51 shows, every one in a stadium - including NRG stadium in Houston. Guns N Roses did a stadium tour last year. Springsteen did a concert tour in 2016.

Obviously, not every band can do that. And some bands that used to be able to do so cannot. But that's just the fortunes of individual groups.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:57 AM
 
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There is only a handful of acts then and now that will able to fill a stadium. Last show I saw was AC/DC and it was at the Meadowlands. Glad I caught it because it was on the bucket list and one of the very last shows they did. I've been to a lot of shows and that was by far the loudest one I ever went to.



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Old 07-12-2018, 12:41 PM
 
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You make it sound like stadium tours don't happen any more.

Last year (2017) U2 did a stadium tour. 51 shows, every one in a stadium - including NRG stadium in Houston. Guns N Roses did a stadium tour last year. Springsteen did a concert tour in 2016.

Obviously, not every band can do that. And some bands that used to be able to do so cannot. But that's just the fortunes of individual groups.
I know u2 and few old rock bands.. but man todays artist just lucky enough to fill a venue i guess.
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