Official 2015 Tour Announcement

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June 25, 2015 at 9:41 am Quote #46298

ron
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guitard: Even for premium seats?

No, most of the reduced pricing is for lawn seats. A lot of the places have put the tickets into a “package” called “1984″, and some of them have priced the tickets at $19.84 in that package. Some of the venues have reduced pricing for reserved seats as well, but only for the rear of the venue.


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June 25, 2015 at 9:54 am Quote #46300

guitard
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ron: No, most of the reduced pricing is for lawn seats.A lot of the places have put the tickets into a “package” called “1984″, and some of them have priced the tickets at $19.84 in that package.Some of the venues have reduced pricing for reserved seats as well, but only for the rear of the venue.


Isn’t this pretty similar to what’s happened with the 2007 and 2012 tours? And taking it a step further, isn’t this a pretty common practice across the board for classic rock era bands that are still playing large venues (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, etc.)?


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June 25, 2015 at 10:03 am Quote #46303

voodoo
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guitard: Isn’t this pretty similar to what’s happened with the 2007 and 2012 tours?And taking it a step further, isn’t this a pretty common practice across the board for classic rock era bands that are still playing large venues (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, etc.)?

When they get within a month of the tour opening and venues haven’t sold well, they generally start dropping prices to get bodies in the seats. I often wondered, when radio stations get tickets to give away, do they have to pay something for them or is the ticket giveaway treated as “advertising” for the venue/performance and the tickets are given as the payment? It seems when shows aren’t selling, you probably don’t want to just hand out free tickets? Then again, if they can get you into the building, they’re going to get more money in concessions and merchandise, so it’s probably a wash.


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June 25, 2015 at 11:31 am Quote #46309

sickman
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I once saw Linkin Park at the same venue in Hartford that Van Halen will be at. A week before the show lawn tix were being sold for $7 no fees. The place was packed, even the lawn. That $7 ticket is what got me there.


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July 16, 2015 at 6:56 pm Quote #47193

unchainedheart
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voodoo: These are all sheds. Montreal will be on the second leg. ;)

you think there will be a second leg?and by the way it is all outdoors shows?


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July 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm Quote #47196

mrmojohalen
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unchainedheart: you think there will be a second leg?and by the way it is all outdoors shows?

It’s not a WORLD tour without playing Canada ! :mrgreen:


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July 16, 2015 at 9:14 pm Quote #47197

unchainedheart
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i know they are playing Ontario twice,London and Toronto but do you think think there will be future venues announcement? and is it and all outdoors tour?Thanks in advance.

François


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July 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm Quote #47225

VAiN
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There’s a Groupon deal for $20 lawn seats for the show down here in West Palm Beach.. hard to be beat that deal.


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July 18, 2015 at 4:53 pm Quote #47227

Cut2TheCrash
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Same here in Chicago plus seats for $40 https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-van-halen-18


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August 4, 2015 at 10:58 pm Quote #48074

ron
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http://www.lfpress.com/2015/08/04/van-halen-tour-hit-by-low-attendance-billboard

Van Halen tour hit by low attendance
By James Reaney, The London Free Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 9:51:20 EDT PM

U.S. rock icons Van Halen give the Western Fair District’s new outdoor concert facility at the racetrack its first big blast on Wednesday.

Van Halen’s road to London has it in the same touring universe as rock giants like The Rolling Stones and The Who and fellow 1980s titans Def Leppard.

Earlier this week, Van Halen was in the Cleveland area for a two-hour concert. Rock writers have been praising the band for set-list surprises to go with the mega-hits. Among the VH rarities are 1979′s Light Up The Sky, which hasn’t been played live in more than three decades. Making first-time landings on the way have been Drop Dead Legs from 1984 and Dirty Movies from Fair Warning.

Van Halen has good reason to share such songs. Among the VH product in 2015 are remastered versions of Van Halen, 1984, Diver Down, Women And Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning.

Also in evidence on the road to London have been extended guitar solos from Eddie Van Halen and drum excursions from his brother, Alex Van Halen. They are touring with Wolfgang Van Halen (Eddie’s son) on bass and frontman David Lee Roth.

The concert comes in a summer when Billboard is reporting superstar Taylor Swift can pull in a capacity crowd of more than 115,000 fans at a New England NFL stadium, good for more than US$12.5 million at the box office.

Billboard magazine reports Def Leppard is enjoying its best ticket counts in years, with figures of 12,000-plus in amphitheatres and several small-arena sellouts. Canadian rock icons Rush are grossing more than $1 million a show, the magazine says.

Since this is the year of the declining Canadian dollar, the cost of artists for local promoters — whether it’s at the WFD’s racetrack or Rock The Park — has an added hit.

Back in the spring when the Van Halen concert was announced as the first in a partnership between concert promoters Live Nation and the fairgrounds operation, capacity at the site was estimated at 15,000 to 20,000 fans.

Fast forward to July and Billboard had the Van Halen tour as a target for music biz speculation.

“Another tour on the receiving end of negative industry chatter: Van Halen,” Billboard magazine says in a July report on summer tours. “One source says that the Live Nation shed trek is suffering from ‘some real bad counts’ — as low as 4,000 out of the gate — and another notes that the outing, which began July 5 in Seattle, is ‘definitely one in trouble.’”

Live Nation could not be reached Tuesday for comment.

james.reaney@sunmedia.ca


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August 5, 2015 at 1:53 pm Quote #48099

ron
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/jesselawrence/2015/08/05/80s-revival-thrives-on-the-west-coast-secondary-ticket-market-has-highest-demand-in-california/

Van Halen | July 5-Oct.4 | Average Ticket Price: $210 | California Ticket Price: $390
Van Halen kicked off a 40-date tour on July 5 that will extend until October 4 in Hollywood, California. This tour marks the band’s 40th year touring, and their current lineup keeps it as semi-classic as possible. The tour features David Lee Roth as their frontman, and 24-year-old Wolfgang Van Halen (son of guitarist Eddie, and nephew of drummer Alex) as their bassist. For this summer’s run, Live Nation projects the tour to gross more than $30 million and finish up as one of the top-grossing tours of the summer. The top Van Halen tickets come for their October 4 show at Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California, where the average ticket price is currently $390, compared to a $210 average across the map.


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August 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm Quote #48105

Van Haggis
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announcement in the UK would be sweet!!!!!!!


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August 5, 2015 at 3:06 pm Quote #48114

bytor
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cant see them playing outside America or Canada ever again.
seem to be a bit of a lazy band to me. haven’t played Scotland since 1980.which is a shame. cause one of my favourite bands of all time


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August 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm Quote #48131

Van Haggis
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I think we will get Headline slot @ a Download 2016 then goodnight Vienna ! All we want is one night Hydro, Glasgow and 02 London! Stuff the festivals!!!! Never heard the 1980 show at the Apollo!


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August 5, 2015 at 8:01 pm Quote #48141

mcs5150
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bytor: cant see them playing outside America or Canada ever again. seem to be a bit of a lazy band to me. haven’tplayed Scotlandsince 1980.which is a shame. cause one of my favourite bands of all time

Lazy?! I am sure they would go if it meant more money.


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