My Chemical Romance Returns Brings in Vampire Money

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Alt. Press is reporting that My Chemical Romance’s return became the highest-grossing show at the Shrine in history:


    According to My Chemical Romance’s agency, Paradigm, the show grossed $1,451,745. This makes it the highest-grossing show ever at the venue.

     
  2. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    J e s u s C h r i s t a
     
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  3. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    And that wouldn't even reflect the additional money made by people on the secondary market! Without knowing the details of the ticket sales approach, I don't know if there was steps in place to reduce scalping.
     
  4. joey-wan kenobi

    Happiness is a warm gun mama

    Well boys... time to get the ole gang back together for some reunion money!
     
  5. bobby_runs

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    IIRC there was no option for that. They only sent out tickets hours before the show itself.
     
  6. heymattrick

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    We were actually ID’d on the way in to the GA line area, with the name being matched to the digital tickets (which were only delivered to the account the night before), and that person had to use one of the tickets. They were actually enforcing it as far as I could Tell. Outside of AXS Premium, there wasn’t really any way to scalp tickets (like on Stubhub).

    I wonder how much they sold in merch... they had a ridiculous amount, sold in a trailer outside before as well as inside. The line for merch formed over an hour before the trailer opened at 11am and was easily 300 deep by the time it opened. At the end of the night, they were sold out of almost everything.
     
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  7. alexbrew

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    I meaaan, that's what happens when you sell tickets for a super high amount and it's a guaranteed sellout.
     
  8. oakhurst

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  9. parkerxcore

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    What was the ticket cost after fees? They sold out before I got to it :/
     
  10. MightyBrian

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    if i remember it was 150 a tix and thats with fees
     
  11. heymattrick

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    About $170
     
  12. Piercalicious

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    No secondary market, show had strict ID limits tied to purchaser. They did, however, have a "market" option that held back certain tickets and priced them based on demand. Last I saw it was up to like $2k+ for a pair of tickets on this option week of the show, would be interesting to see how much of this # came from that.
     
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  13. bobby_runs

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    I just checked my texts. It was $150 before fees. And I took info from a user on this site that said it was gonna be almost $1million on tix alone.
     
  14. TedMosby

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    Tom delonge is that you?
     
  15. parkerxcore

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    Wow, I really thought the tickets would be like $60 before fees.
     
  16. joey-wan kenobi

    Happiness is a warm gun mama

    16 yo me would only wish.
     
  17. theredline

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    Blows my mind people still care this much about this band.
     
  18. KyleK

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    One of the biggest rock bands of their generation, with a particularly feverish fanbase, gone for ~7 years, playing a limited show. I'm surprised it's surprised people.
     
  19. parkerxcore

    Somebody's gonna miss us Supporter

    This is a really tough take.
     
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  20. bobby_runs

    where would i be if i was my brain Supporter

    I have cousins that are a good 7+ years younger than me that might be more obsessed with MCR than I ever was. They didn't catch on until hey went on hiatus too and I didn't introduce MCR to them either.
     
  21. theredline

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    Three Cheers - Great album.
    Black Parade - I’ll admit it was huge but wasn’t into it.
    Danger Days: not great and didn’t seem to do as well as the other two.
    So people are freaking out I’ve a band that had 1 to 2 albums that did well years ago? Again, I don’t get it. Sorry if I’m missing something.
     
  22. theredline

    Regular Supporter

    See my response to Kyle. I just don’t get how two albums, one that I wasn’t even into created such a behemoth. They didn’t do that much for very long so it’s weird to. It’s not like Blink level or Underoath level. Oh well.
     
  23. parkerxcore

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    I'd say what they did is significantly larger then Underoath. They were one of the biggest rock bands in the world 04-09.
     
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  24. heymattrick

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    Three Cheers - scene-defining album that put them on the map
    Black Parade - massive album, well-received, elevated them to arena and festival sub-headlines status
    Danger Days - not as commercially successful but gained popularity in years since, sold out arena tour in UK, sold out large venue/theater tour in Europe and US, sub-headlined for Blink-182 on an amphitheater tour, sub-headlined European festivals and headlines Reading Festival

    Pretty solid legacy, only gained popularity since.
     
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  25. parkerxcore

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    *mic drop*
     
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