Visiting Boston.com today, I got greeted by the reminder that U2’s coming to town soon. Nice to know that Bono will be with U2 for the show. (Geez, Boston.com – talk about duh!)
I’ve been tweeting about this over the past few weeks…every week or two, I go on Ticketmaster to see what U2 tickets are still available. Sure, I could use a better hobby than patrolling Ticketmaster, but I view it as a public service to other fans.
What has struck me is that this tour has not sold out in North America. It’s an odd vibe to know that with close to 6 weeks before the band hits North America, it’s sort of turning into leg 3 of PopMart.
For example, I was able to pull a block of 20 – yes TWENTY – tickets for Norman, Oklahoma in the $250 range, $95 range, $55 range, and $30 range. That’s 80 tickets!
The major cities of Chicago, Toronto, Boston, New York and Los Angeles don’t have that kind of inventory left – and that’s what I’d expect. However, to see these other cities with such inventory available makes me wonder why the band chose to play in these markets in the first place.
So, for the fans out there who want to see U2 and aren’t afraid to travel a little, go for tickets in the smaller cities. I hear Oklahoma’s lovely to visit in October!