Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?

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Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« on: June 14, 2023, 07:01:30 PM »
There first Wembley Stadium shows for 6 years. In 87 the shows sold out quickly.

R&H, AB & Z had sold well. ZooTV had been acclaimed.

They thought they could fill it.
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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2023, 07:06:42 PM »
U2 had lost fans by 93. Some fans preferred the 80's stuff.

However they were so huge in the 80's, you would think they would have enough remaining fans.

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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2023, 07:08:32 PM »
Guns n Roses were considered bigger than U2 in the early 90's. They only played one night at Wembley Stadium.

To the public Wembley Stadium did not have the same magical quality as before.

ZooTV had been going a long time by the time it got to England. Maybe the public were irritated by Bono & his shades by then.

Seems that U2 were over ambitous. They were also playing stadiums in Cardiff, Leeds, Scotland & Ireland.
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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2023, 07:18:23 PM »
Read that the first 3 shows sold out. Then the forth show only sold 42,000. Which sounds a bit weird. 

It looked pretty full when I went. But it was in the media that shows had not sold out.

Be good to get some clarification of sales.
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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2023, 07:18:45 PM »
There first Wembley Stadium shows for 6 years. In 87 the shows sold out quickly.

R&H, AB & Z had sold well. ZooTV had been acclaimed.

They thought they could fill it.

2 wembley stadium shows in 87

4 in 93

Since 1995.....

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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2023, 07:29:45 PM »
There first Wembley Stadium shows for 6 years. In 87 the shows sold out quickly.

R&H, AB & Z had sold well. ZooTV had been acclaimed.

They thought they could fill it.

2 wembley stadium shows in 87

4 in 93

Yes I was surprised in 93 they booked 4 nights.

In 87 they would have sold them out in my view.

Should have booked 2 nights. Then added if they sold out quickly.

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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2023, 07:35:51 PM »
Suspect a lot of Wembley Stadium shows don't sell out.

Sometimes it's reported in the media - U2, Bros, Rod Stewart. Sometimes not.

Anything from 40,000 onwards would still look quite impressive.

Rod's show a large standing section at the back of the stadium was shut off & empty. The rest looked full & impressive. It was Wembley Stadium after all. 
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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2023, 07:43:48 PM »
Drunk posts?

(not judging btw)

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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2023, 07:48:40 PM »
U2 were more cautious in 97 - 2 shows!

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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2023, 10:04:34 PM »
Drunk posts?

(not judging btw)

Or An Tha’s burner account when he hits the bottle
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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2023, 02:06:03 AM »
There first Wembley Stadium shows for 6 years. In 87 the shows sold out quickly.

R&H, AB & Z had sold well. ZooTV had been acclaimed.

They thought they could fill it.

Only two shows at Wembley Stadium in 1987.

In 1993, 4 shows at Wembley Stadium with 3 sellouts, and 1 that was filled up 60% of the way. A total of 258,000 tickets sold in London for the four Wembley Stadium shows. Most tickets sold by U2 for the London market in their career.

They could not sellout all 4 Wembley Stadium shows because they had met demand, or reached the saturation point.

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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2023, 02:07:51 AM »
Guns n Roses were considered bigger than U2 in the early 90's. They only played one night at Wembley Stadium.

To the public Wembley Stadium did not have the same magical quality as before.

ZooTV had been going a long time by the time it got to England. Maybe the public were irritated by Bono & his shades by then.

Seems that U2 were over ambitous. They were also playing stadiums in Cardiff, Leeds, Scotland & Ireland.

Maybe in England Guns N Roses were considered bigger, but not worldwide or in the United States.

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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2023, 02:10:28 AM »
U2 were more cautious in 97 - 2 shows!

The First Wembley stadium show on POPMART failed to sellout after the first few days of being on sale. Eventually it did. Then another show was added, and that did not sellout until the day of the show. Slow demand on POPMART.

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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2023, 06:50:05 AM »
U2 were more cautious in 97 - 2 shows!

The First Wembley stadium show on POPMART failed to sellout after the first few days of being on sale. Eventually it did. Then another show was added, and that did not sellout until the day of the show. Slow demand on POPMART.

Yes I read that.

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Re: Why didn't the 1993 Wembley Stadium shows sell out?
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2023, 06:51:16 AM »
Guns n Roses were considered bigger than U2 in the early 90's. They only played one night at Wembley Stadium.

To the public Wembley Stadium did not have the same magical quality as before.

ZooTV had been going a long time by the time it got to England. Maybe the public were irritated by Bono & his shades by then.

Seems that U2 were over ambitous. They were also playing stadiums in Cardiff, Leeds, Scotland & Ireland.

Maybe in England Guns N Roses were considered bigger, but not worldwide or in the United States.

People I knew in England thought GnR bigger. For a short period in the 90's.