Sunday, June 23, 2013

Cause and Effect: Big Business for Fleetwood Mac in 2013 - on the road and on the charts

7 shows reporting so far:  New additions to the Tour Stats list this week include Philadelphia, Toronto, Newark and Tacoma.  Massive numbers for Fleetwood Mac overall but especially in Philly, NYC, Toronto Newark and Tacoma. The important average ticket price overall is sitting at $110.00 per, which is huge, but this is based only on these 7 shows.  It likely comes down to a more reasonable number once you factor in the unreported shows. Still, some really healthy grosses on a per show basis.

Whether the live show drives cd sales or vise versa I'm not sure.  Used to be the live show drove your album sales and I'm sure it still does to a certain extent, but it's clear the money is definitely on the road.

Fleetwood Mac's catalogue has been making an impact on the charts world wide pretty much none stop since the promotional machine kicked in back in early 2011 for Stevie's solo album "In Your Dreams" and her subsequent touring.  It continued through Lindsey's released solo material and touring in 2011 and 2012. With each reminder of their vast catalogue through 2011 and 2012 like the Glee episode dedicated to Rumours, The Tribute Album release, the 25 Years: The Chain box set re-release outside North America, and the re-release of the multi-disc Rumours package this year - all this material just re-introduces the band to a whole new generation of music lovers/listeners. It almost seems calculated when you think about it. All these little promotional segments or events along the way over the last couple of years seemed like calculated moves to re-introduce the public to Fleetwood Mac and their catalogue and ultimately gear them towards this particular tour.  It's like cultivating an audience in a sense... Cause and Effect.  Just a theory.

U.S.A. - 6/29/13
Rumours hangs on another week on Billboards Top 200... The album has been bouncing in and out of the chart pretty much all year.  It's up this week to #135 from #163 last week.

Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
# 135 (163) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

IRELAND - 6/20/13
The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac re-enters the Top 100 Irish charts this week at #78.

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 78 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"

UK - 6/29/13
Moving up on the UK Charts, Rumours advances to #74 from #88 last week and The Very Best Of moves down a few notches to #58 from #52 last week.

Top 100 Albums Chart
# 58 (52) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"
# 74 (88) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

Top 40 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 7 Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"

SCOTLAND - 6/29/13
Nice to see The Dance making an impact in Scotland.  The album moves up to #23 from #26.  The Very Best Of re-enters the chart at #78.

Top 40 Albums Chart
# 23 (26) Fleetwood Mac "The Dance"
# 78 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"

AUSTRALIA - 6/24/13
Greatest Hits moves down the digital charts to #20 from #11. Rumours on the Top 50 Catalogue Chart moves into the top 10 at #10 with Greatest Hits sliding to #12.  The Very Best of moves up a few places to #41.

Top 50 Digital Albums Chart
# 20 (11) Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"

Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart
# 10 (14) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"
# 12 (7)  Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"
# 41 (46) Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of"

NEW ZEALAND - 6/24/13
25 Years: The Chain the re-released 4cd boxset re-enters New Zealands Top 40 Album chart at #6.  The set was recently certified gold in New Zealand.

Top 40 Albums Chart
# 6 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac "25 Years: The Chain" Box set

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