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11 November 2004 - 00:09
The sale disappoints the super-trio
Here's the translation of an article from Wednesday's Aftenposten, translated into English by Linn.

Morten Abel, Lene Marlin and Bertine Zetlitz have problems selling tickets to their Norway-tour. None of the concerts are yet sold out, and in Bergen it has probably just been sold some hundred, of a total of 2000 tickets.
Not much interest. Bertine Zetlitz has just given out her fourth album, with very good reviews, Lene Marlin is going on her first tour ever and Morten Abel soon gives out his ”Best of”-album. Anyway, it doesn’t seem like the pop stars’ Norway-tour’s arousing that much interest.
After over three week’s sale, none of the concerts in Stavanger, Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Bodø or Tromsø have yet been sold out. According to Bergens Tidende it’s just been sold a couple of hundred tickets, of totally 2000 tickets available, to the concert in Haukelandshallen, 7th December. Neither the technical organizer, Megafon, nor Unit Management want to go public with the sales numbers, but Pernille Torp- Holte from Unit confirms that none of the concerts are yet sold out.
- The sale is doing well in Tromsø, Bodø and Stavanger. I think the concerts will be sold out there (respectively on 13th December, 11th December and 3rd December), Torp-Holte says to Bergens Tidende.
In Tromsø and Bodø the organizers has lowered the age limit from 18 till 11, and now Unit‘s trying to do the same thing in Bergen. Torp-Holte says the disappointing booking so far doesn’t have anything to do with this decision.
- We didn’t to it to increase the sales of tickets. It’s always a goal that young fans get to meet their idols. We try to do that in most places. But often it takes a lot of time to get the permission to have such a low age limit.
Competitors in this business says to Bergens Tidende that Megafon’s risking to experience something similar to what Briskeby experienced last year. Briskeby were supposed to play in Grieghallen, but since they almost didn’t sell anything, the concert was moved to “Kvarteret”. In the end Briskeby played for a half-empty Garage.
There are still a lot of tickets left for the concert in Oslo Spektrum 4th December.


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