Friday, July 11, 2008

4Tour grosses 10.8 million in North America

"The Cure rank #31 on Pollstar’s mid-year report, having grossed $10.8 million, with an average ticket price of $58.17."
(Thanks Peter F/finalsound)

Ok, I have most of the official numbers for North America posted now. (Thanks Peter B and Billboard)

24 comments:

  1. I wonder if the band's net profit puts them further ahead. No crazy stunts. Just some background images and great lights. I really loved the light show, especially during Pictures of You. Wow.

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  2. I agree, Mudfeld... the visuals were stunning! My fave was One Hundred Years, but then I am biased toward that song. :^D

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  3. I'd like to know if the band had any sponsors for this tour. Did Universal get inovolved financially? If not, then the band paid for everything?

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  4. I'd be interested in seeing what the Net profit was. They should sell their own second market tickets. Some of us paid upwards of $500 or more for tickets. ;)

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  5. I think also the fact that they change the setlist every night, and play for 3 hours. Most of us go to a few shows if we can, repeat business.

    If they played the same set every night and only 2 hours (like Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, etc) I sure wouldn't go to more than one show !!!

    The Cure are extra-ordinary live, they truly deliver to the fanbase, and I think that is why they do so well.

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  6. Deadboy: Yes, the figures are for the North American leg of the tour.

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  7. Well, after you pay off everything, lighting, semi rental to haul the show around, etc.) I am sure the net is less. But if you add merchandise sales, I am sure the number exceeds 10.8 mil.

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  8. Isn't the real cash cow of a tour the merchandise?

    Whatever, they earned every penny of it.

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  9. Hee. They were only 3 seats away from selling out Toronto? So close!

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  10. Is that a lot for a tour? Once you factor in travel expenses and all the other people involved, does that end up being much of a profit?

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  11. Man, I am embarrassed for the Salt Lake City numbers. I knew the stadium was a little empty but sheesh! The only other ones that did as badly were the Philadelphia and Cleveland shows. Gross sales of $176K? Pitiful!
    I would not be shocked if they cross off SLC completely on the next tour.

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  12. rev heron... you REALLY reckon 176000 dollars is a pityfull amount for less than one days work do you?
    what the fuck kinda job have you got, and how do i get one the same?

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  13. Rev Heron, the numbers for SLC were a bit pathetic, but there were 557 more people attending for the 4-Tour than attended the Dream Tour concert at the E-center (3,892). At least attendance numbers in SLC are increasing...a little :)

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  14. deadboy, do you really, seriously think that only the band members get paid? Yes, I do think it's pitiful when you take into account the amount of people, equipment, stadium rental fees, security, insurance and other expenses that it takes to put on something like a concert. There are literally dozens of roadies, techs and staff involved in a tour, and they all need to be paid. You need to feed everyone, pay for gas and truck rental and on and on. I would be surprised if they broke even on the SLC night, given the massive amounts of work involved. If they DID make money that night, it was probably not on ticket sales. If you look at the Pollstar PDF, you can see that there are other artists grossing WAY more on their tours.

    My *personal* income level, on the other hand, is none of your damn business.

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  15. does rhetorical not feature in american dictionaries then?

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  16. 10.8 million is kind of small compared to what some artists get. and that was just for the US!

    but then again - the cure do not tour/travel as much cities as some artists.

    but they get alot of repeat customers.

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  18. what i don't understand is... comparing, say, the cure tour with the rush tour or the van halen tour or radiohead or whatever makes no sense if you don't also say how many dates and cities they all played... and you also have to look at the ticket prices.

    so the cure at #31, or van halen at #3, or whatever, is essentially meaningless.

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  19. I agree that One Hundred Years was pretty great, but I had already seen that light show on the Trilogy DVD. For some reason, the lights for "Pictures of You" were so much more powerful and more soothing, too.

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  20. the spice girls did more? what is wrong with this world....

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  21. je suis très déçu que le nouvelle album ne suis pas diponible encore sur iTunes ,surtout après avoir reçu 10 million de dollar pour une tourner nord américain !!!!!!!

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