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tessalasset
01-15-2007, 09:53 PM
just checked out their stats on pollstar

Radiohead:
Headline Shows: 40
Support Shows: 4
Avg Tickets Sold: 6,411
Avg Gross: $310,485

Depeche Mode:
Headline Shows: 126
Support Shows: 13
Avg Tickets Sold: 13,326
Avg Gross: $759,099

let the debating begin...

Boourns
01-16-2007, 12:48 AM
Yeah, that's the data for Radiohead's intimate 2006 tour, so what?

All That I Am
01-16-2007, 05:07 AM
WTF!?!?! only forty shows, so i've seen like 10% of their concerts.

york707
01-16-2007, 07:41 AM
Just a thought - pollstar is a moron.

amyzzz
01-16-2007, 09:59 AM
I think DM is too big to do 40 "intimate" shows.

Boourns
01-16-2007, 10:41 AM
DM's clearly in it solely for the money at this point.

TomAz
01-16-2007, 01:57 PM
this just in.. Britney Spears is also bigger than Radiohead.

Jenniehoo
01-17-2007, 08:31 PM
DM has plenty of money. They're in it for the immortal fame and the tight pants.

They're like vampires that feed on our love to be immortal and never age. That or they're egomaniacal.

xbnmx
01-17-2007, 08:58 PM
Lots of people get jobs to make money and they choose to attain a job in a field they enjoy working in, as in, something they would pursue on some level anyway. Pursue many amateur activities, pick your favorite to be your professional activity. "They're in it fore the money" is ad hominem fanboy rivalry nonsense.

suprefan
01-17-2007, 09:02 PM
Yeah these are the stats from last year alone. Does it matter? Umm not really. Support shows for either band are festivals they played. We need the "average time for selling out each show" statistic. Radiohead wins with like an average of under 10 minutes. We could add in how fast they sold out their respective Coachella date and Radiohead destroys DM with a month in advance as to DM with 4 days before.

xbnmx
01-17-2007, 09:10 PM
I disagree. First of all, the amount of time it takes to sell out the smaller Radiohead venues is significant compared to the massive arenas Depeche Mode was playing due to the difference in capacity. Furthermore, Radiohead fans are mostly younger, artsy, internet oriented individuals who are eeping up on muic news by the minute while much of Depeche Modes fanbase is an older crowd more focused on their jobs and kids.

suprefan
01-17-2007, 09:40 PM
I disagree. First of all, the amount of time it takes to sell out the smaller Radiohead venues is significant compared to the massive arenas Depeche Mode was playing due to the difference in capacity. Furthermore, Radiohead fans are mostly younger, artsy, internet oriented individuals who are eeping up on muic news by the minute while much of Depeche Modes fanbase is an older crowd more focused on their jobs and kids.

Wanna tell that to the family that was sitting next to me in the 2nd row when I saw them one of the nights at the Greek? Or to a lot of Radiohead fans that I know who are older and grew up around the same time Depeche Mode was the biggest act around? They are all not that young, I am in the middle for sure. Radiohead sold out 2 nights at the Hollywood Bowl in 10 minutes in 2003, thats 33,000 tickets. DM did 2 nights in L.A. at Staples in 2005 and it took a little while longer than that. And dont forget Radiohead doesnt need to charge and arm and a leg either.

xbnmx
01-17-2007, 09:53 PM
Do you not understand the word mostly? Look it up, it allows plenty of room for exceptions. And selling out two nights at the much larger Staples Arena with much higher ticket prices means theyre bigger, even if it took a little longer. Good lord, your screen name is so appropriate.

microcuts
01-17-2007, 10:02 PM
It's so trendy to like Radiohead that I'm surprised the lot of you do.

Yablonowitz
01-17-2007, 10:47 PM
This is some sweet action we got going in here tonight.

Jenniehoo
01-17-2007, 10:49 PM
DM stats now and DM stats in their heyday (hayday? I think I've had this problem before...) are vastly different.

I honestly think comparisons like this are odious. I love both of these bands and they're both going to end up being big and influential on their own timelines.

And most of don't like Radiohead or anything else because its trendy or not - most of us like it because we like it. I like fukking Indigo Girls for Chrissakes.
Don't pigeonhole your community, dude. It makes you look like the intolerant one.

Jenniehoo
01-17-2007, 10:50 PM
A new board makes me feel invigorated and inspired. Like you all don't know me or my ideas yet.

This is awesome.

TomAz
01-18-2007, 07:05 AM
Furthermore, Radiohead fans are mostly younger, artsy, internet oriented individuals who are eeping up on muic news by the minute while much of Depeche Modes fanbase is an older crowd more focused on their jobs and kids.

should I bother to argue with this last sentence? would you even listen? i know you said 'mostly', but still...

york707
01-18-2007, 07:43 AM
I bet you guys like to breathe oxygen, too.

Fuckin' hipsters.

woogie846
01-18-2007, 08:14 AM
Oxygen? You conformist.

DP is bigger than Radiohead, but Radiohead is better than Depeche Mode. There is a much better chance of your parents knowing who Depeche Mode is than them knowing who Radiohead is.

bartelby
01-18-2007, 08:50 AM
i wonder what the dif would be between their ebay scalper sales?

i had to suck it up for radiohead's tour this past year and it was ROUGH...

ciaoq
01-18-2007, 08:51 AM
depeche mode ARE bigger than radiohead

All That I Am
01-18-2007, 08:56 AM
Well Dave Gahan's pants are much tighter than Thom's.

TomAz
01-18-2007, 08:57 AM
was he the guy with the strategically placed piercing? that his kid saw and asked him about?

downingthief
01-18-2007, 11:05 AM
I agree with Jennie...I like both bands, so these comparisons are a bit silly. But, could conversations abound from it, so can't argue that!

One thing to consider though...Wouldn't you say that DM's music is more accessible to the masses than Radiohead? I hear DM much more on the radio. Doesn't make one better or worse, in my opinion. Jsut means that DM is more "pop" leaning.

TomAz
01-18-2007, 11:57 AM
I think it's important to take every thread seriously.

Boourns
01-18-2007, 12:07 PM
I disagree. First of all, the amount of time it takes to sell out the smaller Radiohead venues is significant compared to the massive arenas Depeche Mode was playing due to the difference in capacity. Furthermore, Radiohead fans are mostly younger, artsy, internet oriented individuals who are eeping up on muic news by the minute while much of Depeche Modes fanbase is an older crowd more focused on their jobs and kids.
Um, yeah, remember Radiohead's 2003 tour? Two Hollywood Bowl shows went on sale at the same time, and both trapped everyone in queue forever, and after 2 minutes had passed, ticketmaster was giving the sold out screen. And all those shows sold out, too, except for Wisconsin, because there was a 33,000-seat general-admission lawn behind 7,000 reserved seats (over 25,000 of those lawn tix were sold, too), and Salt Lake City, because Mormons are creeps.

Alchemy
01-18-2007, 05:40 PM
Radiohead:
Headline Shows: 40
Support Shows: 4
Avg Tickets Sold: 6,411
Avg Gross: $310,485

Depeche Mode:
Headline Shows: 126
Support Shows: 13
Avg Tickets Sold: 13,326
Avg Gross: $759,099

Depeche Mode and Radiohead have a ticket difference of about $8.53. If we add that to Radiohead's tickets: Their Avg Gross compared to Depeche Mode is actually $365,170.

With that in mind, we will say Radiohead began in 1992 (when their first single was released) and Depeche Mode began in 1981 (release of Speak and Spell). Each year of Depeche Mode is worth $29,196. Each year of Radiohead is worth $24,344.

It, however, took Depeche Mode 11 studio albums to reach that status. It took Radiohead only 6. Therefore, by factoring in the studio albums (dividing the money a year by the number of studio albums).

Depeche Mode: $2,654
Radiohead: $4,057

Depeche Mode is worth more than Radiohead because of many studio albums and years of work. However, the way that Radiohead is moving faster and more successful than Depeche Mode could... They may easily pass them in the near future in terms of total money.

amyzzz
01-18-2007, 05:43 PM
Clearly you guys are giving this way too much thought....

atom heart
01-18-2007, 05:56 PM
Oh noesss


I should get some snot-nosed MT'er to battle this one out. Hmmm....

devachan
01-18-2007, 05:59 PM
Well Dave Gahan's pants are much tighter than Thom's.

LOLLLERS. You got that right.



:lool :lool

ok not quite that funny. wow that smilie is annoying.

sighlent
01-18-2007, 10:25 PM
well Dave would totally get served by Thom in a dance off... oh yeah and coming up with genuinely innovative new execution in music.

Alchemy
01-18-2007, 10:30 PM
There isn't really anything "genuinely innovative" in Radiohead. Granted, nothing like that with Depeche Mode either... Radiohead just makes old ideas sound fresh and good. Depeche Mode makes old ideas sound old, but good.

sighlent
01-19-2007, 12:50 AM
I think I should have stated Radiohead as a whole, not just Thom. I think they explore new grounds, where as Depeche seems to duplicate themselves.

The live hidden video cameras in their last set of shows was excellent, hadn't seen that before (with multiple projection and filtration). Though they've done it for a while, the live sampling of parts of the performance to construct a whole new piece is by far one the more interesting things a band of their size (and stature) is doing. Obviously there is a wide gamut of musicians that do far more interesting things in the experimental.

I think making the old and making it sound fresh isn't easy, it could be argued that nothing new could possibly be accomplished and that everything is rehash. So I guess doing that in a way that creates something seemingly new is, innovative.

Ever been to an Animal Collective of Xiu Xiu concert? Thats genuinely innovative in my opinion... maybe Radiohead doesn't quite fall into this category.

kroqken
05-11-2007, 05:48 PM
I like both bands, but Radiohead is more relevent to me, while Depeche Mode influenced some bands that I like.