Just wondering, would they make more selling cd's of these shows, or would they have made more on a pay per view?
Hard to say. The pay-per-view might make more in the short term but a set of CDs could be out there for a long time. And it doesn't have to be a box of all the shows. It could be, say, three discs of highlights. Something that could be stocked at Best Buy or Walmart, like various Gov't Mule releases. That might satisfy everyone. The obssessives get a chunk of very desirable music while the casual fan can get a taste of the band in an optimum setting.
But, there must be a drop off in value, of the cd's, after 4 months, because they release them on the archives.
So, there's a limited market. But the pay per view, times four nights, could potentially be huge. Hard to say.