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Title: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: Peter Parker on April 15, 2017, 11:44:17 PM
Ok, looking for a couple of tix for a europe show. Looking at Berlin but others are also interesting. I know there are going to be drops but how do I keep track of them to get a chance. Im searching on every ticketmaster site every day. The one that still haves tix is London 2 (and Paris, but wont go there) but they are the 187 tix. Too steep for me. Suggestions?
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: monopoly on April 18, 2017, 12:09:46 AM
Most drops don't happen until the day of the concert
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: trevgreg on April 18, 2017, 02:18:04 PM
In my experience, it varies. It is usually in the hours leading up to a show. But I've been also able to find new tickets somewhere around four days before a show before too.

Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: d.darroch on April 19, 2017, 06:01:08 AM
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Most drops don't happen until the day of the concert
I don't agree. Plenty of ticket drops last tour. There's usually threads about ticket drops on many of the forums. For the i+e tour there were threads on both here & on interference forum. Actually two threads on interference, http://www.u2interference.com/forums/f314/ticket-drops-thread-218208.html & http://www.u2interference.com/forums/f314/ticket-drops-thread-ii-219281.html . That's over 100 pages, although much of it is just chatter.

As for this tour, I'm not looking, so haven't check if there are ticket drop threads. If not, maybe you could start them.
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: lorijane on April 19, 2017, 06:55:49 AM
Also, if you're on Facebook, try joining various U2 groups, sometmes someone will post if they hear of a ticket drop. Same with Twitter, if you're on it, follow U2 related accounts.
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: Gavin82 on April 19, 2017, 11:40:19 AM
TM had London #1 back on yesterday seated Block M7 187 each its only Dublin ive not seen any tixs for they may be GA drops but only time will tell

My m8s got Dublin tixs from 2nd market paid 30 over FV they happy with that
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: an tha on April 19, 2017, 12:34:30 PM
187 to sit and watch a 2 hour pop concert....

Obscene.
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: Peter Parker on April 20, 2017, 01:57:53 PM
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187 to sit and watch a 2 hour pop concert....

Obscene.

Yes, never

Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: Peter Parker on April 20, 2017, 01:59:15 PM
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My m8s got Dublin tixs from 2nd market paid 30 over FV they happy with that
Do you know where?
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: tigerfan41 on April 20, 2017, 05:58:44 PM
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187 to sit and watch a 2 hour pop concert....

Obscene.

Agreed. That's why I get GA or, if GA isn't possible, I'll settle for cheap nosebleeds acquired closer to the event. I'm not paying $200 to sit for a concert.
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: coldrain85 on April 20, 2017, 06:16:25 PM
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I know there are going to be drops but how do I keep track of them to get a chance. Im searching on every ticketmaster site every day. Suggestions?

You're doing it right. Keep checking every day and also watch the forum for an announcement by someone who had good timing and noticed the ticket drop early on.

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Most drops don't happen until the day of the concert

I don't know if this is something that happens often in Europe, but in the US this is not true. Ticket drops can happen any time, but it almost never happens on the day of. About the only time I have seen day of ticket drops is when the band released unused comp tickets, but that's typically for smaller venues and it doesn't happen very often. I have noticed that  most ticket drops occur within 2 weeks of the show, but unfortunately I have never seen this happen with U2 and I have been seeing them regularly since 1987. ~edit~ It doesn't mean it has never happened, but I have never heard of it happening nor do I know anyone who got tickets that way.
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: Rono on April 21, 2017, 03:53:39 AM
I got tickets for the I+E tour the Wednesday/Thursday before for the Monday night Dublin show.   With Springsteen and a number of other concerts the day of the show.  So it seems to be random usually nearer the date. 
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: Jswallow on April 21, 2017, 04:23:55 AM
Check out this site on FB, they have over 6,000 members where you can swap or buy tickets for face value, it's been a really big successvisitors can't see pics , please You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login or You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login


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Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: Peter Parker on April 21, 2017, 06:40:57 AM
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Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: monopoly on April 21, 2017, 08:19:11 AM
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I know there are going to be drops but how do I keep track of them to get a chance. Im searching on every ticketmaster site every day. Suggestions?

You're doing it right. Keep checking every day and also watch the forum for an announcement by someone who had good timing and noticed the ticket drop early on.

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Most drops don't happen until the day of the concert

I don't know if this is something that happens often in Europe, but in the US this is not true. Ticket drops can happen any time, but it almost never happens on the day of. About the only time I have seen day of ticket drops is when the band released unused comp tickets, but that's typically for smaller venues and it doesn't happen very often. I have noticed that  most ticket drops occur within 2 weeks of the show, but unfortunately I have never seen this happen with U2 and I have been seeing them regularly since 1987. ~edit~ It doesn't mean it has never happened, but I have never heard of it happening nor do I know anyone who got tickets that way.

I saw tons of GA's being released for every US date on the date of the concert. If you go back to the concert threads in 2015, people posted about GA drops which did take place the day of
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: Mr. Sarajevo 20 on April 21, 2017, 10:27:12 AM
I got GA in 2005 for Chicago, day of show, while I was in Midway airport, had just landed.
 Had flown in for shows 3 and 4, but acquired a GA from Ticketmaster day of the 2nd show.

Happens for most U2 shows.
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: Gavin82 on April 21, 2017, 10:56:47 AM
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My m8s got Dublin tixs from 2nd market paid 30 over FV they happy with that
Do you know where?
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Yeah Viagogo i know its NOT the right way to get tixs as such cos all the public are doing is fueling the 2nd sites even more anyway they got Block 307 for 195 Im sure Dublin will get  a GA drop but i do thinkit may have had a little drop at least by now like all others

TM has London #1 back on now Block M7 yeah i know its 187 each BUT we are paying it Londons going to be well busy with U2 & Hyde Park having Tom P etc]
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: an tha on April 21, 2017, 05:27:26 PM
187 i'd rather send a message to u2 and any other band that that isn't an acceptable price and the more people who send them that message the better as it would help stop them charging such a laughable amount in the future.

There is just no way it should cost the best part of 400 before travel, food, drink etc for a couple to go and see a 2 odd hour pop concert....it is in my view disgusting.

I realise u2 aren't the worst when it comes to this as well but still.

I REALLY hope those seats remain unsold.
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: trevgreg on April 21, 2017, 07:50:25 PM
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I don't know if this is something that happens often in Europe, but in the US this is not true. Ticket drops can happen any time, but it almost never happens on the day of. About the only time I have seen day of ticket drops is when the band released unused comp tickets, but that's typically for smaller venues and it doesn't happen very often. I have noticed that  most ticket drops occur within 2 weeks of the show, but unfortunately I have never seen this happen with U2 and I have been seeing them regularly since 1987. ~edit~ It doesn't mean it has never happened, but I have never heard of it happening nor do I know anyone who got tickets that way.

A few weeks ago, I saw Green Day and kept an eye on Ticketmaster throughout the afternoon of the show for ticket drops. I already had decent lower level seats, but was interested in seeing what might come up. They did a ticket drop around 2 p.m. for some very good lower level tickets, which I saw get snapped up right away and put right on StubHub for twice the price. Then a little before 5 p.m., 5 or 6 really good 12th row seats in the second-closest section to the stage popped up. After a few refreshes, I picked up two of them and sold the original tickets before the show and broke even. It actually wasn't much of an upgrade from what I already had, but the closer view was definitely nice!

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187 i'd rather send a message to u2 and any other band that that isn't an acceptable price and the more people who send them that message the better as it would help stop them charging such a laughable amount in the future.

There is just no way it should cost the best part of 400 before travel, food, drink etc for a couple to go and see a 2 odd hour pop concert....it is in my view disgusting.

I realise u2 aren't the worst when it comes to this as well but still.

I REALLY hope those seats remain unsold.

The only time I ever really balked at a ticket price in my life was for a Rolling Stones ticket, on the stadium field, for $425 with fees included. One seat. $425. And it wasn't even a close row or anything... like 38th or whatever it was. I laughed and thought that I'd keep an eye on StubHub for a decent seat closer to the day of the show. Then to my luck, some fourth row seats came up at half of the original price two days before the show, and I finally pulled the trigger there. Still paid less for that than what I did for a Paul McCartney ticket during his pre-sale the following year. Oddly enough, there were some decent tickets that also came down a bit closer to the day of that show on StubHub, so maybe I would've been better off waiting there too.

I do GA for most shows, so I rarely spend more than $90 for a show as it is. That's probably why I don't mind breaking the bank a bit every so often if I'm getting a decent ticket for a big act. But that's just me. Unfortunately, that's sort of the nature of the beast until things change, which they might never do.

Someone here posted an article awhile ago about a man who helped ticket bots succeed way back when, and it had an interesting part that might explain why ticket prices are so high for some acts these days (and might explain why those Stones and McCartney tickets went down in price when they wouldn't sell)...

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-man-who-broke-ticketmaster

If there's a reliably profitable secondary market for tickets, that means tickets are being priced too inexpensively by the artist. Pricing tickets too low is an understandable decision for an artist to make, because obviously no one wants to play to an empty venue and no artist wants to be seen as greedily extracting as much money as possible from fans. When face value ticket prices increase, scalpers generally respond by sitting sales out, meaning less competition for fans during public onsales.

"There's an emotional aspect to what artists do, which is to say 'I'm not willing to charge $500 even though clearly the market value is $500. I'm going to charge $100, and at the end of the day someone else is going to make that money,'" Rich Holtzman, head of StubHub's music business development, told me. "The marketplace will always exist as long as artists won't increase their ticket prices."

Ticketmaster takes this view, as well: "What drives the secondary market and creates the motivation for scalpers to use bad acting bots is the enormity of the pricing gap between the face value and market value of a ticket," Ticketmaster's Mulkey said.
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: Gavin82 on April 22, 2017, 03:35:41 AM
400 is nothing these days i know someone who went to Glasgow to Hydro Arena
Train from Cardiff was 130ish
Tix was 180 but she got it for 140
Hotel was 80

thats before food & drink etc it can be cheaper to fly to another EU country too see them
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: an tha on April 22, 2017, 04:38:22 AM
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I don't know if this is something that happens often in Europe, but in the US this is not true. Ticket drops can happen any time, but it almost never happens on the day of. About the only time I have seen day of ticket drops is when the band released unused comp tickets, but that's typically for smaller venues and it doesn't happen very often. I have noticed that  most ticket drops occur within 2 weeks of the show, but unfortunately I have never seen this happen with U2 and I have been seeing them regularly since 1987. ~edit~ It doesn't mean it has never happened, but I have never heard of it happening nor do I know anyone who got tickets that way.

A few weeks ago, I saw Green Day and kept an eye on Ticketmaster throughout the afternoon of the show for ticket drops. I already had decent lower level seats, but was interested in seeing what might come up. They did a ticket drop around 2 p.m. for some very good lower level tickets, which I saw get snapped up right away and put right on StubHub for twice the price. Then a little before 5 p.m., 5 or 6 really good 12th row seats in the second-closest section to the stage popped up. After a few refreshes, I picked up two of them and sold the original tickets before the show and broke even. It actually wasn't much of an upgrade from what I already had, but the closer view was definitely nice!

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187 i'd rather send a message to u2 and any other band that that isn't an acceptable price and the more people who send them that message the better as it would help stop them charging such a laughable amount in the future.

There is just no way it should cost the best part of 400 before travel, food, drink etc for a couple to go and see a 2 odd hour pop concert....it is in my view disgusting.

I realise u2 aren't the worst when it comes to this as well but still.

I REALLY hope those seats remain unsold.

The only time I ever really balked at a ticket price in my life was for a Rolling Stones ticket, on the stadium field, for $425 with fees included. One seat. $425. And it wasn't even a close row or anything... like 38th or whatever it was. I laughed and thought that I'd keep an eye on StubHub for a decent seat closer to the day of the show. Then to my luck, some fourth row seats came up at half of the original price two days before the show, and I finally pulled the trigger there. Still paid less for that than what I did for a Paul McCartney ticket during his pre-sale the following year. Oddly enough, there were some decent tickets that also came down a bit closer to the day of that show on StubHub, so maybe I would've been better off waiting there too.

I do GA for most shows, so I rarely spend more than $90 for a show as it is. That's probably why I don't mind breaking the bank a bit every so often if I'm getting a decent ticket for a big act. But that's just me. Unfortunately, that's sort of the nature of the beast until things change, which they might never do.

Someone here posted an article awhile ago about a man who helped ticket bots succeed way back when, and it had an interesting part that might explain why ticket prices are so high for some acts these days (and might explain why those Stones and McCartney tickets went down in price when they wouldn't sell)...

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-man-who-broke-ticketmaster

If there's a reliably profitable secondary market for tickets, that means tickets are being priced too inexpensively by the artist. Pricing tickets too low is an understandable decision for an artist to make, because obviously no one wants to play to an empty venue and no artist wants to be seen as greedily extracting as much money as possible from fans. When face value ticket prices increase, scalpers generally respond by sitting sales out, meaning less competition for fans during public onsales.

"There's an emotional aspect to what artists do, which is to say 'I'm not willing to charge $500 even though clearly the market value is $500. I'm going to charge $100, and at the end of the day someone else is going to make that money,'" Rich Holtzman, head of StubHub's music business development, told me. "The marketplace will always exist as long as artists won't increase their ticket prices."

Ticketmaster takes this view, as well: "What drives the secondary market and creates the motivation for scalpers to use bad acting bots is the enormity of the pricing gap between the face value and market value of a ticket," Ticketmaster's Mulkey said.


Once TM et al got the green light for legalised touting it all changed.
Title: Re: Find ticketdrops?
Post by: magnolia61 on May 05, 2017, 02:52:42 AM
I am 'dropping' 4 x GA Berlin and am looking for 4 x GA New York 29th :-)