(PHOTO) When U2 Only Grossed $2,500 Per Show

@U2 reader Denise L. sent us a link to this image below showing the balance sheet when U2 played Bogart’s in Cincinnati in April 1981. (It’s part of a slideshow about renovations at the club.)

U2 played to 420 people that night and the show grossed $2,520. Tickets were only $6 each. Amazing to think that 10 seats (in some sections) on the U2 360 tour grossed about the same as that show way back when….


2 Responses to (PHOTO) When U2 Only Grossed $2,500 Per Show

  1. Dianne Halliday March 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    those were the good old dayz. frm Isaiah 11:6& gaurdian2 dhg2

  2. popflier March 17, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    Wow…I love seeing the ratio of tickets sold via the box office and at the door on day of show to those sold by Ticketron. Interesting (to me anyway) that the promoter didn’t charge anything additional for purchasing day of show tickets back then. Promoters were not wise to this as of 1981.