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PVH5150
01-02-2013, 02:47 PM
Dates pending are Atlanta & all Canadian dates.
Otherwise, for those interested, here ya go.

Sep. 7 - Manchester, NH - Sellout of 8,137
Sep. 9 - Bristow, VA - 10,345/12,822
Sep. 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - 8,655/10,268
Sep. 13 - Indianapolis, IN - 7,303/10,899
Sep. 15 - Chicago, IL - 11,307/12,130
Sep. 18 - Auburn Hills, MI - 8,238/13,485
Sep. 20 - Columbus, OH - 8,611/10,204
Sep. 22 - St. Louis, MO - 10,772/10,942
Sep. 24 - Minneapolis, MN - 8,013/10,652

Oct. 10 - Bridgeport, CT - Sellout of 7,339
Oct. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - 11,885/12,810
Oct. 20 - Newark, NJ - Sellout of 12,139
Oct. 22 - Brooklyn, NY - 9,904/10,815
Oct. 24 - Boston, MA - 9,861/10,031
Oct. 26 - Buffalo, NY - Sellout of 13,215
Oct. 28 - Cleveland, OH - 8,025/10,383
Oct. 30 - Charlotte, NC - 7,523/10,095

Nov. 3 - Tampa, FL - 10,567/11,542
Nov. 13 - Seattle, WA - 9,793/10,199
Nov. 15 - San Jose, CA - Sellout of 10,719
Nov. 17 - Anaheim, CA - 9,065/10,102
Nov. 19 - Universal City, CA - Sellout of 5,981
Nov. 21 - San Diego, CA - 7,065/10,101
Nov. 23 - Las Vegas, NV - 7,847/10,006
Nov. 25 - Phoenix, AZ - 8,858/10,121
Nov. 28 - Dallas, TX - Sellout of 10,509
Nov. 30 - San Antonio, TX - 9,396/10,150

Dec. 2 - Houston, TX - Sellout of 11,091

Travis The Dragon
01-02-2013, 03:42 PM
The Target Center has a capacity of 20,000: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_Center So that means they didn't sell enough tickets and had to cut the arena in half!!!!!! WTF?!?! But in 2010, they sold the MN. State Fair out which holds over 15,000! I just don't get it.

maidenpriest
01-02-2013, 03:57 PM
I feel like the capacity numbers are kind of low. Felt like more then 9000 people at the Phoenix.

PVH5150
01-02-2013, 03:57 PM
The Target Center has a capacity of 20,000: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_Center So that means they didn't sell enough tickets and had to cut the arena in half!!!!!! WTF?!?! But in 2010, they sold the MN. State Fair out which holds over 15,000! I just don't get it.

I had thought about that too. The Garden in Boston holds over 18,000. Then I did the smart thing & read this.

RUSH fan site RushIsABand.com has posted the official Billboard Boxscore attendance and sales figures for all but one of the U.S. dates on the band's 2012 "Clockwork Angels" tour; only the Atlanta show numbers are still pending along with the six Canadian dates. Eight of the 28 shows reported Manchester, Bridgeport, Newark, Buffalo, San Jose, Universal City, Dallas and Houston were sellouts. The highest-grossing date on the tour was the September 15 show in Chicago, which grossed $1,113,292. The most-attended show was the sold-out October 26 show in Buffalo where 13,215 fans filled the First Niagara Center.

Note that the capacity figures reported do not always correspond to the actual physical capacity of the venue; it reflects the number of tickets that were made available for sale.

Travis The Dragon
01-02-2013, 04:00 PM
Well, with all that being said, they normally sell around 15,000 tickets per show. So, either they're losing popularity or ticket prices were too high. I have a feeling it's more of the latter though.

detuned
01-02-2013, 04:33 PM
arena capacities vary depending on a given band's stage production

isnt rush's stage pretty huge? big screens too?

not to mention i tend to believe that publicized capacities dont take realistic production into account

Travis The Dragon
01-02-2013, 04:49 PM
arena capacities vary depending on a given band's stage production

isnt rush's stage pretty huge? big screens too?

not to mention i tend to believe that publicized capacities dont take realistic production into account

There's no way their production at huge arenas like Target Center would cut the capacity that much. Either way, they only sold 8,000 tickets total there.

Sanitarium78
01-02-2013, 05:03 PM
There's no way their production at huge arenas like Target Center would cut the capacity that much. Either way, they only sold 8,000 tickets total there.

This show was on a monday. Not exactly the night of the week a lot of people go to concerts. Sometimes if ticket sales a sluggish for arena shows they will put the stage more towards the center of the floor, pretty much blocking half of the capacity out. I've seen and heard this happen to bands before and Rush is certainly no exception to that.

Rush's stage wasn't that big on this tour. Besides the video screen in the back there wasn't anything else taking up much room and from wherever you were sitting there was nothing blocking your view of the stage. More than likely, ticket sales were slow for the Target Center show and the stage was moved further up on the arena floor in order for it to look more full than it was. That's why they've probably got such a low capacity for it.

It's cool to see my show in Buffalo sell out. But it was on a friday night and they didn't play here on the last tour so everything aligned perfectly that night for it to be a sell out.

daimonos
01-02-2013, 05:07 PM
Rush isn't underground in Buffalo, apparently.

Sanitarium78
01-02-2013, 05:11 PM
Rush isn't underground in Buffalo, apparently.

Oh wow, you're gonna bring back that lame joke:tp:

Since Toronto is so close to us, we've always been like one of Rush's second homes. Along with Cleveland we were probably among the first cities in America to embrace them.

The Canadian dates aren't listed but I know the first show they scheduled in Toronto sold out and they added a second show.

Travis The Dragon
01-02-2013, 06:22 PM
This show was on a monday. Not exactly the night of the week a lot of people go to concerts.
Their show here in 2007 was on a Sunday and the stage wasn't moved up for that show and there was a super huge crowd at that one. And look at the numbers for all the dates. The best one is 13,000 and many of them are quite a bit under 10,000.

El Gordo
01-02-2013, 07:00 PM
Oh wow, you're gonna bring back that lame joke:tp:


It's still funny! :D

IrritatedTrout
01-02-2013, 08:01 PM
It is still funny.

Good to see Bristow was one of the better selling shows.

Fe Maiden
01-07-2013, 07:38 AM
ticket prices were too high.this!

IrritatedTrout
01-11-2013, 10:14 AM
The Rush show back in September was the most expensive ticket I've ever bought by about $25 I believe.

Anyways, new DVD to come May 21st according to Blabbermouth.