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Old 07-25-2006, 07:33 AM   #1
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How to get Tokyo tickets?

Hey all,
I'm considering attending the Tokyo shows if at all possible. I was wondering if anyone knew how to get tickets. According to U2.com there will be a presale for fans who already had tickets for the old venue (Yokohama's Nissan Stadium) between August 5th and 31st. But does anyone know the ticketing agency/company through which these tickets are bought?

Thanks to anyone who reads and special thanks to those who reply...
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Old 07-25-2006, 10:42 AM   #2
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I bought tickets for the Yokohama concert through PIA:

http://t.pia.co.jp/

However, at the moment, they are not selling the tickets, nor do they have a special information page for foreigners who wish to buy tickets.
Last time, they dedicated a number of tickets for foreigners, and so, it was easier to get tickets for us, because we didn't risk any Japanese person to pick up our tickets. Now, if I were you I'd wait until the tickets go on sale for the Japanese public, and then wait for any announcement about tickets for foreigners. That's what I'm gonna do anyway, I want tickets to more than just one of the shows (if I'm going, still need to find out whether it's possible!)

Good luck!
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Old 07-28-2006, 03:10 PM   #3
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GP III, long time no speak!

Are you still going to go to the Japan shows? I e-mailed tnadventures, the company U2.com said was doing the pre-sale for Yokohama ticketholders but haven't heard anything back (further compounding things is the fact that I have ETS tickets).

Has anyone else heard anything about the pre-sale?
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Hi again sean

I went to Japan in April, had a great trip. I really want to go back, not only to see U2, but to see Japan also. So I'm looking into financing it.

I had an e-mail from PIA yesterday, 'cause I bought a ticket from them back in March - so I have priority to booking tickets.

But I won't know the details until the 1st of August.

I emailed ETS but I still haven't got my money back. It will be necessary if I'm going!

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So glad I found this! Any updated info on purchasing tix to the Tokyo shows is much appreciated.
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No new news just yet. They said they'd e-mail again tomorrow though, I expect there to be more info.
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:22 AM   #7
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For anyone who has seen a rock concert in Asia:

Are the audiences "flat"?
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No personal experience but was leafing through my Propaganda book last night and found a comment re an "unusually lively audience...by Japanese standards" under the Tokyo PopMart entry (might have been an early Prop version of Willie's diary). Not sure exactly what that means...
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:04 PM   #9
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Hi All,


The pre-sale will indeed take place starting August 5th.
It was confirmed in an email I received from PIA this morning.

I had pruchased tickets for the Yokohama show, and I luckily (well, it's the least!) have priority for the Tokyo shows.

I might go for all 3 of them, though dates are not ideal for me.

The link they have emailed me does not work for now.

I will update as soon as I have more information.

Just checked venue, accomodates up to 37,000 pax, quite small compared to Yokohama stadium. Cool!

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Old 08-01-2006, 10:12 PM   #10
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Thanks U2shanghai!

Hoping there will be an opportunity for folks outside of Japan, without a presale code, to purchase tickets. I'm looking for two Ga's to the 12/4 show (fingers crossed cause I already have my flight!).
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:31 AM   #11
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Hi All,

Just got feeback from PIA/Japan. The URL will be ready for August 5th noon (Japan) time. Get ready!

ww.pia.co.jp/u2-es/

I guess the same URL to be valid for everyone including those who did not purchase tickets for the Yokohama show.

Good luck!
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Arena or stadium stage?
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Arena or stadium stage?
Arena: ww.saitama-arena.co.jp/e/
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:18 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info U2shanghai!

I'm having trouble with those urls.

Anyone able to get on those sites?
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Thanks for the info U2shanghai!

I'm having trouble with those urls.

Anyone able to get on those sites?
Hi bratty_cat, the URL will be working from August 5th onwards, not before.
Hard to wait for me as well. but no choice...
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