Hello Leo,Leo wrote:Chris is quite famous and popular in Russia (I think more popular than in The Netherlands). Is there a huge increase in ticket price this year? Has the new album promoted poorly? Do people have enough to see the same show over and over again?
I think, Chris's popularity in Russia is more or less the same as in The Netherlands. Ticket prices are high, but they have always been, the price tag increase is proportional judging by the overall current ticket pricing and comparing to the 2006-2012 prices. The new album and the tour are not very well promoted, but again, it has always been like that. And is the same with the other artists coming here, from CR cohort (e.g., Bryan Ferry or Sting). About seeing all the same shows year after year - most people do not care, only those who know the setlists well, and these are max. 1% ))) And last time Chris was here was 5.5 years ago, so eveyone forgot what he played then, if anyone recalled))
I reckon it is just the general decline in the number of concert-goers and popularity of live music and physical releases of music albums. E.g., I know only one local (popular enough, though) online/offline music store which offers CDs and LPs with Chris's new album (and the prices are pretty high even for Russia, EUR 25 for CD and EUR 50 for LP).