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seeing that it's got about a tenth of the capacity of the stadium. Have they fallen that far?
I would have gone, living in Bristol, except that I'm at Reading Fest and would be too knackered to get down there for the evening.
That's gotta hurt....
this makes me sad.
Can't speak for Cardiff, but in Twickenham you're looking at £55 with booking fees and the like. I got as far as the 'buy these tickets' screen twice before going nnnnngh...can't...do...it...
that they are just boring now?
probably doesn't help either.
weird, i would have throught thesee days editors would get somewhere close t ofilling a 7500 capacity venue as part of a 3/4 date tour? and guillemots are hardly small are they?
I suppose REM just havnt had any big songs in recent times.
can't believe they haven't even sold 7,500 tickets yet to be honest but it's not the best timing for large shows - clashing with a major festival and also towards the end of the summer holiday season.
i think alot of people are also put off R.E.M. in a stadium environment, I love them and think they're an ace live band, but I have to admit I seriously considered not going to Twickenham.
Add to the mix they've got plenty of other huge shows (Southampton, Manchester) and have played T in the Park and Oxygen they've simply saturated their own market.
and R.E.M. hardly being a radio daytime staple these days, I think pretty much explains it.
Neil Diamond and Bruce Springsteen mentioned in the article
Im not really fussed where they play, they can come do my backgarden if times get really hard. Blame the credit crunch etc, its costly, espec if you have to get a hotel etc/travel costs on top of the ticket.
is just too much. £25-30, yeah, maybe. £45, no. People are voting with their wallets, don't want to pay top dollar to see them tour a so-so record.
Bet the people who've already bought a ticket are pleased though, eh?