Sure, it’s been an arena tour so far for the US and European legs however if you look at past tours in these regions they don’t consistently sell out more than a stadium. The last (whole) arena tour U2 did here was in 1989 and they sold out two or more shows in each city. Since then they’ve (mostly) performed in stadiums here and on their last tour sold old two stadium shows in each city (except maybe Perth, they might’ve only sold one show).ChillyPhilly wrote:The issue with U2's tour is that it's an arena (indoor) one. They'd have to adapt it for an outdoor stadium - yet to happen. The Entertainment Centre is just too small so sadly we may be consigned to missing out.ghs wrote:Thanks for the stats Vee. It was an amazing
year last year for Adelaide oval with
the world cup matches including Ind v Pakistan, big bash matches, liverpool, Afl, Ac dc and the day night test match.
This coming year we should have good crowds at
the remaining big bash matches, the Socceroos coming in March and I ve heard rumours that U2 might also be touring later in the year.
I have no doubt they’ll bring a stadium tour here because they can sell it out quite easily and in terms of scheduling it lightens their load. Whether they visit Adelaide (which they didn’t on their last tour) or not will depend on whether they feel the market here will support it as it has in the past, luckily for us we now have both AO and Hindmarsh which provides varying capacities.