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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 06:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok, about 50% is sold out by now, but in France, Spain, Sweden, and so on, there are plenty of tickets left!

I live in Basel, and it was fast sold out, but I never saw any promotion! (exept a newspaper who printet that Queen will play in Basel, but this was made by their own).

I think the promotoers should do a little more, and the rest would be sold out within days...


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 06:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's true.

Here in Spain there's no promotion. NOTHING!!


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, in Holland they didn't need to promote the tour. The media did it for them.


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know... here in CZ the only promotion was done by newspaper (1-2 articles in each of the newspapers) and still all the 14500 tickets were sold out in 72 hours. REM played here in January and tickets were sold out after 2.5 months. So it's pretty obvious that Queen have a huge fan base here and lack or promotion doesn't matter at all.

I don't think there are many Queen fans in Sweden, Switzerland or France.

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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 07:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen nothing in the UK National Newspapers either!(the ones I've read anyway).
As the tour sold out very, very quickly in the UK, on the day of general release, there was little point in promoting or advertising the tour as all tickets had gone! Tour details, venues, booking tel numbers had been leaked on the Internet anyway and given to FC members.
The tour would have been yesterday's chip paper by the time it was printed in the press or shown on the media especially with a name like Queen.
My Point:
What's the point in giving ticket booking numbers if all you get is a message" All tickets for Queen + Paul Rodgers are sold out" as is the case for Cardiff CIA. Hard sell promotion would have been in force if ticket sales were poor...that's for sure. That doesn't stop people ringing Box Offices in desperation though.
Promoting tours is all about maximising selling potential, selling tickets and making money I guess. You only have to look at getmetickets for example where they've negated the need for any advertising by snapping up loads of tickets to sell at sky high prices. That's the reason for a sell out....tickets gone on first come, in the know, and having right contacts. Anybody trying to get tickets on general sale after 11.00pm on 221/01/01 was a case of "tough shit" you were too late.


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 07:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I think you're right we are the champions. No point spending on soemthing that's selling out anyway.

I did see one ad in a UK paper - already had 'sold out' written next to Brixton.

Which dates still have tickets available?

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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are plenty of tickets left:

- Fancourt, Hotel & Ressort, South Africa
- Paris, Le Zenith, France
- Madrid, Palacio de los Deportes, Spain
- Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi, Spain
- Rome, Palalottomatica, Italy
- Milan, Forum, Italy
- Firenze, Nelson Mandela Forum, Italy
- Pesaro, BPA Palasm, Italy
- Vienna, Stadhalle, Austria
- Budapest, Arena, Hungary
- Stockholm, Globen, Sweden

More info here:
http://www.queentour2005.wegotit.at/

I'll keep saying that they've made a huge mistake with their four Italian dates... Those four gigs would have been sold out already here in Holland.


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 07:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe one of the Italian dates is sold out already (Milan?). But I agree that 3 dates in Holland and 2 dates in Italy would be more fair.

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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Raúl wrote:

That's true.

Here in Spain there's no promotion. NOTHING!!


i've seen one commercial for the tour in the metro tv in madrid a few weeks ago. since then, zero...


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 10:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Milano is apparently sold out since 5-6 february.
some tickets available for Pesaro Firenze and Roma. But Roma should be completed soon.

but NO ADVERTISEMENT at all here in Italy!!!! :( ( and personally i have neither seen articles on newspapers and tv )


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When a concert is sold out in 10 minutes or even on the day the tickets can be bought, how can you even think that the promoting of the tour is bad? Sounds a bit too negative to me.

Spread the word I would say (about the concerts that is)


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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

goldenglobe wrote:

Ok, about 50% is sold out by now, but in France, Spain, Sweden, and so on, there are plenty of tickets left!


I agree with you about the advertising, at least regarding Sweden, but where have you got this "50%" figure from? Paul Rodgers' website says "EUROPEAN DATES 90% SOLD OUT"...

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Posted: 16 Feb 05, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

apparently, paris is now sold out.


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Posted: 17 Feb 05, 00:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In Portugal the tickets would be sold out by now!


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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

akindofmagic wrote:

In Portugal the tickets would be sold out by now!


Such confidence from a Portuguese fan!! Pity they're not playing there!!! I wonder why?


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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rien wrote:

When a concert is sold out in 10 minutes or even on the day the tickets can be bought, how can you even think that the promoting of the tour is bad? Sounds a bit too negative to me.

Spread the word I would say (about the concerts that is)


I'm all for spreading the word about this tour and more publicity the better. I'm not being negative or contraticting myself here just saying that as far as ticket sale promotion for Queen + Paul Rodgers using the tour logo in the press is concerned, it's a waste of time. Why waste valuable money on advertising space in National Newspapers when all tickets have sold out. The only thing they can do is put the logo in the press with "SOLD OUT" over it and pat themselves on the back!!

Only progressive adverts would be ticket agencies/package deals selling concert tickets at over inflated prices as they've snapped up the best tickets strictly to make a profit. That's publicity alright but for the "wrong" reasons as its not advertising the ticket prices at face value.

I've seen many of these in the National press in the UK so there is no negativity as such...just ticket agencies promoting the tour for their own benefits. In a way they're doing Queen + Paul Rodgers a favour even though they are ripping off gullible and desperate fans. The tour is being promoted as such even if it doesn't use the tour logo to sell tickets!!


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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I especially mean France. France and Paris itself has many thousands of Queen-fans (who would go to the Queen+Paul Rodgers concert). But I mean as only 7500 tickets are available for France / Paris, it looks a bit strange that it is not yet sold out.
There I see the need of probably only a little publicity like a hand full of wallpapers in Paris--this would go around ike a fire, and those who would like to go (but do not know it from the internet) will get their tickets, and ---sold out!
and a few wallpapers are not expensive, believe me.

Italy has probably the problem of having 4 dates.One less, and again it could all be sold out.

But Spain??


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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By the way, why how about Budapest selling?
How much left?


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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

all i have to say is, if you visited the brian may website or the official queen one there was tour news on there. Also, after the UK music hall of fame where Queen played with Paul Rodgers it was *fairly* well promoted.

Here in the UK we were all sold out withinn days...

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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 14:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In Germany 15million people saw Brian announcing the tour...


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