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Title: Pricing
Post by: ecadad on December 04, 2014, 11:02:45 AM
People who were in the presale today: how much were tickets?
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: kevc on December 04, 2014, 11:57:47 AM
looks like 35 - 180 for the UK, GA is 62 for Glasgow

Think the UK is dearer than US and EU.

Looks like the prices are $35 - $200 for US and Euro 73-190 for the eurozone
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Post by: Monicalea on December 04, 2014, 11:59:10 AM
OK, but here's the real question; how much are GAs?
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Post by: shadedpain4 on December 04, 2014, 12:39:31 PM
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OK, but here's the real question; how much are GAs?

I believe the ones I got were $75 each, around $170 total for a pair with surcharges (these were for one of the Vancouver shows).
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: Dmcuth on December 04, 2014, 12:46:47 PM
Got two GA for NYC for $180 total. There are $35 seats all the way at the top and $300 seats
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Post by: dac21 on December 04, 2014, 12:54:00 PM
Reserved tickets for LA were $500 and change for the better lower bowl seats. Some decent deals could be had in the lower section in the back which went for $118, the extended Stage should get you some close face time. The best of the best lower level were not available, I'm assuming they were held back and or VIP sales.  Upper level were $315 if I recall and with the seats higher up and further back $118 and supposedely some for $45.
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Post by: indiansummer on December 04, 2014, 01:58:52 PM
Tickets for GA in Glasgow were 61, which is fair enough. However, the best seats will not be sold in any presale in the UK, U2 have decided to artificially inflate the ticket prices and sell them through TM's Platinum seating website in General Sale only.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: kevc on December 04, 2014, 02:04:04 PM
pre sale code for tomorrow for either 6th 7th Glasgow, 61 a ticket decent for a band like U2, I paid 70 each for flletwood mac upper tier so cant complain, also trying to get 35 ticket in Mondays pre sale for either the 6th or 7th or maybe some added UK dates Manchester / Leeds or even possible London
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: edgeking8 on December 04, 2014, 02:07:54 PM
Are prices the same for the Barcelona and the Berlin show? anyone already bought their tickets to either of them? How much werethey? :) I'm kinda new to this..
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: reventhon on December 05, 2014, 01:40:02 PM
Prices for GA in London I can live with. Just over 60 with fees but sold out for all four dates. Prices for the seats, to me, are astronomical though. I just won't pay it. Very sad.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: Saint1322 on December 05, 2014, 01:44:04 PM
GA for Boston was $68, or $87.50 after taxes and fees. With this stage setup, an absolute STEAL in today's market.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: olimar on December 05, 2014, 02:16:47 PM
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Prices for GA in London I can live with. Just over 60 with fees but sold out for all four dates. Prices for the seats, to me, are astronomical though. I just won't pay it. Very sad.

I bought 90 seats and thought- these are amongst the most expensive gig tickets I have ever bought (in fact, Im sure they are) and yet that doesnt even get you a view thats central to the stage.
I posted elsewhere on this forum about how U2 have never felt more corporate than with this tour (and having two distinct shows on separate days makes me feel compelled to get tickets for the next night, yet the cost is getting ridiculous).

As with another post on this thread, I also noticed that ticketmaster were selling the London shows as "Hot Ticket Package" and that, from what I can see, seems like the only way to get the tickets that actually face the stage (at 180 or so).
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: Monicalea on December 05, 2014, 02:23:42 PM
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GA for Boston was $68, or $87.50 after taxes and fees. With this stage setup, an absolute STEAL in today's market.

That isn't bad at all.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: achtungx on December 05, 2014, 02:39:16 PM
I wouldn't pay $200+ for a ticket. GA is creeping ever so slowly to $100 per person...and you don't even get a seat :-) I get that they have to offset the low prices of GA and the very inexpensive $35 by having the best reserved tickets be expensive, but no way should they be more than the monthly payment on a family sedan. I've been to 8 shows, soon to be 9, and they are getting close to  pricing me out, a fan of 23 years.

For a populist band, $300+ for a single ticket to a  two hour concert is disgraceful. At that price, I don't think they are worth it. No band is worth that. There's no reason that the most expensive tickets can't be around $150, other than pure greed.

Thankfully I was able to get GA tickets, otherwise I would've tried for the crappy $35 tickets at the regular sale, and if that failed, just decided to stay home.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: olimar on December 05, 2014, 02:46:39 PM
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I wouldn't pay $200+ for a ticket. GA is creeping ever so slowly to $100 per person...and you don't even get a seat :-) I get that they have to offset the low prices of GA and the very inexpensive $35 by having the best reserved tickets be expensive, but no way should they be more than the monthly payment on a family sedan. I've been to 8 shows, soon to be 9, and they are getting close to  pricing me out, a fan of 23 years.

For a populist band, $300+ for a single ticket to a  two hour concert is disgraceful. At that price, I don't think they are worth it. No band is worth that. There's no reason that the most expensive tickets can't be around $150, other than pure greed.

Thankfully I was able to get GA tickets, otherwise I would've tried for the crappy $35 tickets at the regular sale, and if that failed, just decided to stay home.

Agreed.
I looked at the venue plan, saw where all the expensive seats were and I wonder how much the band will actually enjoy the experience. Aside from the people screaming around their feet and up in the gods, all of the seats directly in front of them are going to be people paying corporate rates and showing little engagement.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: padrepio1967 on December 05, 2014, 03:14:51 PM
Ready for this guys !!  I paid 400 for a v.i.p ticket for the 360 degree tour at hampden, glasgow.
It got us into the ground at 5pm, free 4 course meal, free bevvy, back inside after concert for more free bevvy and a dj playing music till bout 1 am. It sounds great does`nt it apart from the fact that our seats were at the opposite end of the stadium from where the stage was. I bought these tickets through Live Nation and did not even use my u2.com presale code. Never again !! Agree with the previous poster that U2 have never seemed more corporate and that is saying something after the last tour !! They are telling us fans that there are going to be 2 different shows encouraging us to buy 2 sets of tickets and its working cause thats what i am gonna try and do, have got fri tickets for glasgow and gonna try and get my daughter to get me sat tickets come Monday morning . My problem is that they should be telling us on what night the rock show will be and on what night the unplugged show is on AND is it going to be 2 different set lists each night or the same set list both nights played differently. Its a helluva price to pay top whack for a concert and not really know what you are gonna get.
P.S Would just like to add that the v.i.p packages are available again for 435 and u2 2 who are a top class tribute band are playing the after party on the fri night and the pre party on the sat night, I`d imagine its the v.i.p`s that get to see them. They are certainly not worth paying 435 vip ticket to see them but they really are an excellent u2 tribute band.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: olimar on December 05, 2014, 03:39:29 PM
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Ready for this guys !!  I paid 400 for a v.i.p ticket for the 360 degree tour at hampden, glasgow.
It got us into the ground at 5pm, free 4 course meal, free bevvy, back inside after concert for more free bevvy and a dj playing music till bout 1 am. It sounds great does`nt it apart from the fact that our seats were at the opposite end of the stadium from where the stage was. I bought these tickets through Live Nation and did not even use my u2.com presale code. Never again !! Agree with the previous poster that U2 have never seemed more corporate and that is saying something after the last tour !! They are telling us fans that there are going to be 2 different shows encouraging us to buy 2 sets of tickets and its working cause thats what i am gonna try and do, have got fri tickets for glasgow and gonna try and get my daughter to get me sat tickets come Monday morning . My problem is that they should be telling us on what night the rock show will be and on what night the unplugged show is on AND is it going to be 2 different set lists each night or the same set list both nights played differently. Its a helluva price to pay top whack for a concert and not really know what you are gonna get.
P.S Would just like to add that the v.i.p packages are available again for 435 and u2 2 who are a top class tribute band are playing the after party on the fri night and the pre party on the sat night, I`d imagine its the v.i.p`s that get to see them. They are certainly not worth paying 435 vip ticket to see them but they really are an excellent u2 tribute band.


Your comments on the 2nd night are exactly what I put in my post elsewhere on the same subject. It feels exploitative to try and encourage fans to buy back to back tickets to make sure we dont miss anything. Like you, I will also try to get two sets of tickets, but Id be disappointed if I do that and the set lists/show are similar on both nights. Im buying two different tours at the same time, I think.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: AllThoseThingsILove on December 05, 2014, 09:46:11 PM
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....... They are telling us fans that there are going to be 2 different shows encouraging us to buy 2 sets of tickets and its working cause thats what i am gonna try and do, have got fri tickets for glasgow and gonna try and get my daughter to get me sat tickets come Monday morning . My problem is that they should be telling us on what night the rock show will be and on what night the unplugged show is on AND is it going to be 2 different set lists each night or the same set list both nights played differently. Its a helluva price to pay top whack for a concert and not really know what you are gonna get.

I can't imagine that they would do one of the two unplugged... imagine the furor over that, without announcing before ticket sales opened.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: vertical42 on December 06, 2014, 11:24:43 AM
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I wouldn't pay $200+ for a ticket. GA is creeping ever so slowly to $100 per person...and you don't even get a seat :-) I get that they have to offset the low prices of GA and the very inexpensive $35 by having the best reserved tickets be expensive, but no way should they be more than the monthly payment on a family sedan. I've been to 8 shows, soon to be 9, and they are getting close to  pricing me out, a fan of 23 years.

For a populist band, $300+ for a single ticket to a  two hour concert is disgraceful. At that price, I don't think they are worth it. No band is worth that. There's no reason that the most expensive tickets can't be around $150, other than pure greed.

Thankfully I was able to get GA tickets, otherwise I would've tried for the crappy $35 tickets at the regular sale, and if that failed, just decided to stay home.

I completely agree.  I had the chance to get either Chicago or NYC tickets but both only had Level 100 seats.  Either city would require travel for me so with some quick ballpark numbers for travel costs, food / drink, I reckoned close to a cool $1000, all in.  So...I passed on this presale.

It's not that we can't afford it or would be stretching to do it, it just seems out of proportion for going to see a show - for me anyway.  So I think you're spot on:  they're starting to price some fans out.

Monday is the public sale, will vie for GA tix and see what happens.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: Yaro on December 06, 2014, 01:35:40 PM
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I wouldn't pay $200+ for a ticket. GA is creeping ever so slowly to $100 per person...and you don't even get a seat :-) I get that they have to offset the low prices of GA and the very inexpensive $35 by having the best reserved tickets be expensive, but no way should they be more than the monthly payment on a family sedan. I've been to 8 shows, soon to be 9, and they are getting close to  pricing me out, a fan of 23 years.

For a populist band, $300+ for a single ticket to a  two hour concert is disgraceful. At that price, I don't think they are worth it. No band is worth that. There's no reason that the most expensive tickets can't be around $150, other than pure greed.

Thankfully I was able to get GA tickets, otherwise I would've tried for the crappy $35 tickets at the regular sale, and if that failed, just decided to stay home.

I completely agree.  I had the chance to get either Chicago or NYC tickets but both only had Level 100 seats.  Either city would require travel for me so with some quick ballpark numbers for travel costs, food / drink, I reckoned close to a cool $1000, all in.  So...I passed on this presale.

It's not that we can't afford it or would be stretching to do it, it just seems out of proportion for going to see a show - for me anyway.  So I think you're spot on:  they're starting to price some fans out.

Monday is the public sale, will vie for GA tix and see what happens.
Absolutely correct..!!My wife and I are both fans for 20 + yrs...seen them many many times,always supported them,t-shirts,posters,cd's,dvd's,u name it..but this is the first time we most likely gonna miss the tour..unless they come to Detroit ( 2nd leg)..I took a day off yesterday,tried to get tickets  for Toronto shows(presale)..we wanted to GA...now that was a joke,because it was impossible to score any..I mean for like 2 minutes few of the  $120 range were showing ( 189 with taxes + fees) and after that only $ 300 dollar tix for few moer minutes ($ 375 )... hotel in Toronto plus gas-thousand + dollar trip easily...When I think about what I could buy with that loot for my two lil' kids-no way...I wouldnt even enjoy the darn show..I ve read average price for NY shows is  $675..nice..enjoy, some corporate office rats..wonder if that new management (manager) is giving them these great ideas..I guess we have to pay for that ,,free" album after all...sad..I guess will also try GA Monday public..if not, Blu ray DVD 2 yrs from now will have to do..:-(
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: Zoo_TV on December 06, 2014, 03:39:25 PM
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I wouldn't pay $200+ for a ticket. GA is creeping ever so slowly to $100 per person...and you don't even get a seat :-) I get that they have to offset the low prices of GA and the very inexpensive $35 by having the best reserved tickets be expensive, but no way should they be more than the monthly payment on a family sedan. I've been to 8 shows, soon to be 9, and they are getting close to  pricing me out, a fan of 23 years.

For a populist band, $300+ for a single ticket to a  two hour concert is disgraceful. At that price, I don't think they are worth it. No band is worth that. There's no reason that the most expensive tickets can't be around $150, other than pure greed.

Thankfully I was able to get GA tickets, otherwise I would've tried for the crappy $35 tickets at the regular sale, and if that failed, just decided to stay home.

I completely agree.  I had the chance to get either Chicago or NYC tickets but both only had Level 100 seats.  Either city would require travel for me so with some quick ballpark numbers for travel costs, food / drink, I reckoned close to a cool $1000, all in.  So...I passed on this presale.

It's not that we can't afford it or would be stretching to do it, it just seems out of proportion for going to see a show - for me anyway.  So I think you're spot on:  they're starting to price some fans out.

Monday is the public sale, will vie for GA tix and see what happens.
Absolutely correct..!!My wife and I are both fans for 20 + yrs...seen them many many times,always supported them,t-shirts,posters,cd's,dvd's,u name it..but this is the first time we most likely gonna miss the tour..unless they come to Detroit ( 2nd leg)..I took a day off yesterday,tried to get tickets  for Toronto shows(presale)..we wanted to GA...now that was a joke,because it was impossible to score any..I mean for like 2 minutes few of the  $120 range were showing ( 189 with taxes + fees) and after that only $ 300 dollar tix for few moer minutes ($ 375 )... hotel in Toronto plus gas-thousand + dollar trip easily...When I think about what I could buy with that loot for my two lil' kids-no way...I wouldnt even enjoy the darn show..I ve read average price for NY shows is  $675..nice..enjoy, some corporate office rats..wonder if that new management (manager) is giving them these great ideas..I guess we have to pay for that ,,free" album after all...sad..I guess will also try GA Monday public..if not, Blu ray DVD 2 yrs from now will have to do..:-(

God i hear  ya brother, its worse for us in the south.  Would cost me over $2000 to go to NY.  I hope they will learn from Pearl Jam and post of audio of the shows, but it is doubt full.  I am not liking the "build it and they will come" approach to this tour. 
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: vertical42 on December 06, 2014, 03:50:27 PM
I started going to their shows with Zoo TV in 92 but a fan since 85, so I know where you're coming from.  And I have caught them in other cities around the US and it was reasonable to do. 

We'll see what Monday brings but I really can't see spending an estimated $1000 for a 2 hr show - even if it is my long time favorite band.  I must be getting old...
:-\
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: Yaro on December 06, 2014, 04:27:12 PM
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I started going to their shows with Zoo TV in 92 but a fan since 85, so I know where you're coming from.  And I have caught them in other cities around the US and it was reasonable to do. 

We'll see what Monday brings but I really can't see spending an estimated $1000 for a 2 hr show - even if it is my long time favorite band.  I must be getting old...
:-\
Sure hope Mr.Hewson has a laptop at his hospital bed and read some of these..its a shame that ton and ton of long time U2 fans just cant afford their next tour...its like this  tour its aiming for young single professionals-or well off corporate offices...
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: briscoetheque on December 06, 2014, 04:28:00 PM
US tickets are dirt cheap. Wait til Australian ticket prices are announced next year...
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: padrepio1967 on December 08, 2014, 02:46:56 PM

Sure hope Mr.Hewson has a laptop at his hospital bed and read some of these..its a shame that ton and ton of long time U2 fans just cant afford their next tour...its like this  tour its aiming for young single professionals-or well off corporate offices...
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Do you honestly think Mr Hewson or indeed any of the band is or would be the slightest bothered if long term U2 fans could not afford going to see this tour , think you might be a wee bit deluded my friend if you think that is the case, history does`nt back you up....sure there were some cheap tickets for the 360 tour but the shortfall that would have been felt in the pricing of those was more than made up for with the extortionate pricing of other seats on the same tour , they were even selling tickets on the premise of it being a 360 tour but i sure as hell would nt have been wanting to sit at the back of that stage to be staring at the back of 4 head for 2 hours....some times the truth hurts but our boys are as corporate as they come..... old manager/new manager its all the same
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: mariamontreal on December 08, 2014, 04:19:14 PM
Going both nights in Montreal 300.00 each night in the lower red sections, what are they thinking? 600.00 for 4hrs of entertainment outrageous, Not to mention just before Christmas, very disappointed with the costs.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: flopro on December 08, 2014, 04:21:37 PM
London tickets in the presale were about 55 - 65, i think that's rather cheap for the biggest band in the world!
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Post by: rcamu2 on December 08, 2014, 05:23:06 PM
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US tickets are dirt cheap. Wait til Australian ticket prices are announced next year...

do you consider 300+ to be "dirt cheap" ? that's not just a few seats, but most of lower bowls and huge chunks of middle and/or upper bowls.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: briscoetheque on December 08, 2014, 06:17:43 PM
I deal only in GA prices. I care not for these seats of which you speak.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: achtungx on December 19, 2014, 09:06:46 AM
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Going both nights in Montreal 300.00 each night in the lower red sections, what are they thinking? 600.00 for 4hrs of entertainment outrageous, Not to mention just before Christmas, very disappointed with the costs.
Nobody forced you to buy the $300 tickets. As someone posted in another thread, Adam Clayton is not holding a gun to your head.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: achtung child on December 19, 2014, 09:14:40 AM
I'm not sure where these $300 are coming from.  I was able to get a ticket in the lower 100 section at the opposite end of the stage for $90. 
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: So Cruel on December 19, 2014, 11:08:07 AM
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I'm not sure where these $300 are coming from.  I was able to get a ticket in the lower 100 section at the opposite end of the stage for $90. 

The majority (probably over 80%) of the lower bowl sections in Vancouver are over $300, with the best sections at $625. Of course those are the only sections with tickets left. $1300 for a couple to see a rock concert. What a deal!!! U2 have become as corporate as they come.
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Post by: Saint1322 on December 19, 2014, 02:06:13 PM
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I'm not sure where these $300 are coming from.  I was able to get a ticket in the lower 100 section at the opposite end of the stage for $90. 

The majority (probably over 80%) of the lower bowl sections in Vancouver are over $300, with the best sections at $625. Of course those are the only sections with tickets left. $1300 for a couple to see a rock concert. What a deal!!! U2 have become as corporate as they come.

But that's for the 'party' package, right? I agree, there are too many of those out there. If you look at where single tickets are still available for lower bowl, most of those are those packages and not just the tickets.

Just about every act out there -- Bruce Springsteen included -- sells tickets as part of travel package. Be thankful they haven't started selling 'meet and greet' tickets shake Adam's hand for $1,000 like Fleetwood Mac or The Who.

Just remember this: If U2 wanted, they could make the floor reserved and sell the first 10 rows for $800 a seat the way the Stones do. Instead, the floor is GA, you get there early if you want up front, and you pay $87.50 (including taxes for my Boston ticket).

It is more than what we would like, but U2 have got a long way to go before they are as 'corporate as they come.'
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: So Cruel on December 19, 2014, 02:33:35 PM
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I'm not sure where these $300 are coming from.  I was able to get a ticket in the lower 100 section at the opposite end of the stage for $90. 

The majority (probably over 80%) of the lower bowl sections in Vancouver are over $300, with the best sections at $625. Of course those are the only sections with tickets left. $1300 for a couple to see a rock concert. What a deal!!! U2 have become as corporate as they come.

But that's for the 'party' package, right? I agree, there are too many of those out there. If you look at where single tickets are still available for lower bowl, most of those are those packages and not just the tickets.

Just about every act out there -- Bruce Springsteen included -- sells tickets as part of travel package. Be thankful they haven't started selling 'meet and greet' tickets shake Adam's hand for $1,000 like Fleetwood Mac or The Who.

Just remember this: If U2 wanted, they could make the floor reserved and sell the first 10 rows for $800 a seat the way the Stones do. Instead, the floor is GA, you get there early if you want up front, and you pay $87.50 (including taxes for my Boston ticket).

It is more than what we would like, but U2 have got a long way to go before they are as 'corporate as they come.'

Even if it is a "party pack" it is still way over priced. A drink and whatever else is included is an easy way for them to charge $300 more then the next ticket.

The floor represents only about 10% of the total tickets sold. So U2 making those cheaper while the rest of the 90% all over $100 (and almost the whole lower bowl being over $300) doesn't really make it seem like U2 is some white knight here.

U2 can do as they wish. It's their tour. But by trying to maximizing profits as much as they can then they open themselves up to ridicule and fans being pi**ed. They changed from the band they used to be. In my mind that is a fact. They are very corporate and maximizing money seems to be a driving factor for them. What bugs me is that some people just can't admit to the change in the band (i'm not directing this comment at you Saint, it's just something I see on here. some think U2 can do no wrong). They aren't charging $300 or $600 because of production costs or to subsidize the GA seats. Like many other bands with the same amount of production U2 could charge an average of $100 per ticket and still make a ton of money.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: trevgreg on December 19, 2014, 02:38:19 PM
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Just remember this: If U2 wanted, they could make the floor reserved and sell the first 10 rows for $800 a seat the way the Stones do. Instead, the floor is GA, you get there early if you want up front, and you pay $87.50 (including taxes for my Boston ticket).

It is more than what we would like, but U2 have got a long way to go before they are as 'corporate as they come.'

Yup.
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Post by: So Cruel on December 19, 2014, 02:40:44 PM
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Just remember this: If U2 wanted, they could make the floor reserved and sell the first 10 rows for $800 a seat the way the Stones do. Instead, the floor is GA, you get there early if you want up front, and you pay $87.50 (including taxes for my Boston ticket).

It is more than what we would like, but U2 have got a long way to go before they are as 'corporate as they come.'

Yup.

GA's represent about 10% of the tickets sold. And U2 make money from people having to become a U2.com member to get those tickets. Let's not pretend everyone who wanted a ticket had the GA option.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: an tha on December 19, 2014, 03:10:11 PM
I'd say the floor capacity at these shows may be even less than 10%.

Factor in the floor of space the redzone will take, the extra barriers that will be in place for that amd the fact that they seem to be putting a two ended stage down the middle of the floor so there will be a lot more barriers than a normal end stage.

Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: Saint1322 on December 19, 2014, 03:10:44 PM
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Just remember this: If U2 wanted, they could make the floor reserved and sell the first 10 rows for $800 a seat the way the Stones do. Instead, the floor is GA, you get there early if you want up front, and you pay $87.50 (including taxes for my Boston ticket).

It is more than what we would like, but U2 have got a long way to go before they are as 'corporate as they come.'

Yup.

GA's represent about 10% of the tickets sold. And U2 make money from people having to become a U2.com member to get those tickets. Let's not pretend everyone who wanted a ticket had the GA option.

From your other post, I think the higher prices on the lowers actually are subsidizing the floor. And we have no idea what the production is going to be yet. Just because it is in an arena doesn't mean it is going to be cheap. Springsteen goes out in blue jeans with bare-bones lighting and charges the same amount for every seat in the house. A lot of his fans don't like that either.

The world went out and got expensive. The only act I see out on the road right now that is leaving money on the table is U2 with the GAs and Foo Fighters, who are doing all they can to keep costs down for every seat. Even Tom Petty went up to $150 this time. Seen what Mellencamp and Fleetwood Mac are charging?

OK, the floor is a small part of the total number of seats. That's fine. But again, what COULD they be charging for those seats? Imagine no fan club, and a reserved level floor going on sale for $750 a ticket in a general public onsale. What would you think about that?

Again, I get it. It is expensive. I agree. I am going to have to fly a long distance to see the show I have tickets for, and I don't like flying at all. I'm paying through the nose for hotel accommodations.  I am 38 years old with a 'real' full-time job, and I am probably going to get a second job for a while to bankroll this thing.

However, U2 are still leaving money on the table. They aren't maximizing anything. Not even close. And that's my point. I am not saying they deserve an A+ for these prices, but they don't deserve an F either. More like B, if you ask me.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: So Cruel on December 19, 2014, 07:06:05 PM
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Just remember this: If U2 wanted, they could make the floor reserved and sell the first 10 rows for $800 a seat the way the Stones do. Instead, the floor is GA, you get there early if you want up front, and you pay $87.50 (including taxes for my Boston ticket).

It is more than what we would like, but U2 have got a long way to go before they are as 'corporate as they come.'

Yup.

GA's represent about 10% of the tickets sold. And U2 make money from people having to become a U2.com member to get those tickets. Let's not pretend everyone who wanted a ticket had the GA option.

From your other post, I think the higher prices on the lowers actually are subsidizing the floor. And we have no idea what the production is going to be yet. Just because it is in an arena doesn't mean it is going to be cheap. Springsteen goes out in blue jeans with bare-bones lighting and charges the same amount for every seat in the house. A lot of his fans don't like that either.

The world went out and got expensive. The only act I see out on the road right now that is leaving money on the table is U2 with the GAs and Foo Fighters, who are doing all they can to keep costs down for every seat. Even Tom Petty went up to $150 this time. Seen what Mellencamp and Fleetwood Mac are charging?

OK, the floor is a small part of the total number of seats. That's fine. But again, what COULD they be charging for those seats? Imagine no fan club, and a reserved level floor going on sale for $750 a ticket in a general public onsale. What would you think about that?

Again, I get it. It is expensive. I agree. I am going to have to fly a long distance to see the show I have tickets for, and I don't like flying at all. I'm paying through the nose for hotel accommodations.  I am 38 years old with a 'real' full-time job, and I am probably going to get a second job for a while to bankroll this thing.

However, U2 are still leaving money on the table. They aren't maximizing anything. Not even close. And that's my point. I am not saying they deserve an A+ for these prices, but they don't deserve an F either. More like B, if you ask me.

How can the lower bowl be subsidizing the floor? the floor takes up less then 10% of the total tickets sold! The lower bowl capacity in most arena's would be about 8000 tickets. No way 7000 - 8000 tickets at a cost between $300 and $600 are subsidizing the floor that probably has about 1500 sold. And let's remember the true cost of the floor tickets isn't as cheap as what it says on the ticket. To get those floor tickets people had to conveniently for U2 become a U2.com member and pay $50. That $50 figure can be added onto the true cost of the ticket for the majority of people who got GA floor.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: Peter Parker on December 20, 2014, 03:43:16 AM
OK, there are tix left for Stockholm 3, seats for 1495 skr aprox 200 dollars. Got GA tix for Stockholm 4 and wanna see both night 1 and 2. Dont know if it is good sor bad seats or which ones to choose A or B. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: mariamontreal on December 21, 2014, 03:37:54 AM
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Going both nights in Montreal 300.00 each night in the lower red sections, what are they thinking? 600.00 for 4hrs of entertainment outrageous, Not to mention just before Christmas, very disappointed with the costs.
Nobody forced you to buy the $300 tickets. As someone posted in another thread, Adam Clayton is not holding a gun to your head.
Whether I have a choice or not is not the point obviously if I wasn't a fan of U2 I would not have paid that , so , yes I had no choice if I wanted to see them duh...
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: briscoetheque on December 21, 2014, 03:44:16 AM
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Going both nights in Montreal 300.00 each night in the lower red sections, what are they thinking? 600.00 for 4hrs of entertainment outrageous, Not to mention just before Christmas, very disappointed with the costs.
I know you have seats but if you want more value for money, just walk up and down the GA line all day and watch the fun and games when people try to push in or call out the line numbering police. There's at least 8 hours of additional value there.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: mariamontreal on December 21, 2014, 03:49:47 AM
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Going both nights in Montreal 300.00 each night in the lower red sections, what are they thinking? 600.00 for 4hrs of entertainment outrageous, Not to mention just before Christmas, very disappointed with the costs.
I know you have seats but if you want more value for money, just walk up and down the GA line all day and watch the fun and games when people try to push in or call out the line numbering police. There's at least 8 hours of additional value there.

I stood for both nights when they came to Montreal for the 360 tour , I wish I could stand that long but I can't , my seats are good I still find their pricing high . It is still worth it because I love U2 I thought the tickets for the lower reds would be more around the 200.00 cost .
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: briscoetheque on December 21, 2014, 04:40:52 AM
Er yeah I was just kidding.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: imaginary friend on December 21, 2014, 04:37:43 PM
Meanwhile, Garth Brooks is charging $66/ticket (all seats same price) for his shows here, including all fees.

6 sellouts at Joe Louis Arena and counting.

...what do you think? Would you rather see U2 charging, say, $90/ticket for all seats, or is the tiered pricing scheme they're using now working for you?
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: briscoetheque on December 21, 2014, 07:01:20 PM
Personally I'd rather not listen to country music  ;)

I think fixed price for all tickets is a better approach, but the secondary market remains the problem here. Bands know that their tickets will sell for a bucketload on stubhub after the fact so why not win a piece of that pie, upfront?
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: weinerdog on December 21, 2014, 07:22:30 PM
I think a huge chunk of Garth's seats are ticketless. There were big headaches with people waiting to get into his shows here in the Twin Cities, but it's a reasonable inconvenience (imo) to try and fight the scalpers.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: imaginary friend on December 21, 2014, 11:33:14 PM
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Personally I'd rather not listen to country music  ;)

I think fixed price for all tickets is a better approach, but the secondary market remains the problem here. Bands know that their tickets will sell for a bucketload on stubhub after the fact so why not win a piece of that pie, upfront?

Because "some people are willing to pay ___" becomes "everyone has to pay ___". Whether or not that's wrong depends on each person's viewpoint...and I know damn well what my viewpoint is.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: briscoetheque on December 21, 2014, 11:59:49 PM
Hey, I'm with you. I just think everyone in the chain wants a piece of the scalping pie.
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: So Cruel on December 27, 2014, 12:49:53 PM
I thought I'd share a non-U2 fans reaction to hearing the price of tickets.

I'm with family Christmas Eve and my brother and I are talking about concerts. He's more of a 70's rock fan and never got into U2.

Brother: I paid around $10 for concerts in the late 70's. I can't believe Roger Waters (the Wall show) cost me $275 for good seats.
Me (laughing): Ya, well top tickets for U2 are $625.
Brother (with a shocked look on his face): Those greedy motherf**kers!
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: achtungx on December 29, 2014, 06:42:41 AM
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I thought I'd share a non-U2 fans reaction to hearing the price of tickets.

I'm with family Christmas Eve and my brother and I are talking about concerts. He's more of a 70's rock fan and never got into U2.

Brother: I paid around $10 for concerts in the late 70's. I can't believe Roger Waters (the Wall show) cost me $275 for good seats.
Me (laughing): Ya, well top tickets for U2 are $625.
Brother (with a shocked look on his face): Those greedy motherf**kers!

But Mr. Waters is just one band member. You're getting 4 original band members with a U2 gig!  $625 is a steal - only $156.25 per band member. It's a bulk rate discount!
Title: Re: Pricing
Post by: rcamu2 on December 29, 2014, 08:19:10 AM
Have you SEEN how many people Waters needs to pay ?