The 4 shows in Rotterdam were for ALL people with tickets for the second and third Amsterdam show and SOME people with tickets for the first show.
For each of the 4 Rotterdam shows 1500 ticket numbers from the first Amsterdam show were selected. The people who weren't lucky enough to get a Rotterdam ticket could send in their ticket and get their money back.
Ticket sales for these concerts were already strange. After all sorts of problems when the Joshua Tree tour tickets went on sale (people were queueing all night and fights broke out to get to the front of the queue), this time the promotor decided on a safer system. You had to cut a form from a newspaper and send it in, and hope you'd be lucky enough to get tickets. 44.000 tickets were sold this way. I sent mine in but wasn't selected...
I then paid stupid money on the secondary market for a ticket so when I heard the shows were cancelled I got a bit of a fright!
Luckily my ticket number then got me into the last of the four Rotterdam shows and it was worth every penny. Cent. To this day it's the best U2 concert I've been to.
Oops.... 3 shows indeed, my mistake.
They canceled 2 shows which needed tot be compensated.
Pretty sure it was 2 shows at the RAI
RAI had a capacity of 16000 x 2 shows = 32000
They rescheduled for Ahoy with a capacity of 8000 which meant they had to give 4 shows to accommodate all 32000 fans.
The original tickets for the RAI were valid for Ahoy as well.
Every original ticket had a unique ticket number and the way they did this is that you had to look at your ticket number to see for which of the 4 Ahoy shows your ticket was valid.
Night one tickets for the RAI were split up into the January 5 & 6 shows
Night two tickets for the RAI were split up into the January 9 & 10 shows
We had tickets for all 4 nights at the Ahoy and I remember that we messed up for the last night [01-10] and accidentally showed up with a ticket that turned out to be valid for January 9.
We noticed in time and managed to change one of the numbers with a special pen and luckily security didn't notice.
I would have missed a great show if he did...... and the set lists for all 4 shows that I got from a roadie after the last show.
You're right! We have updated this. Thanks!
there were three shows scheduled in Amsterdam for the Lovetown tour, not two