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Old 05-20-2017, 05:17 PM   #166
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By the looks of things from the nights that still have tickets available, there are still a few thousand tickets yet to be sold.
And a whole lot more just got added to the Houston show. Seats that were grayed out before, implying they were sold, but now suddenly available.

Typical TicketMaster.
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Back to back shows in NYC/LA/Chi with setlist variation.
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Old 05-21-2017, 12:20 PM   #168
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I was going to ask if they have dropped prices on TM to sell more seats on night 2, but just realized the Rose Bowl is the first two-night stop.

Any ideas on if the TM seats, of which there seem to be plenty, will get a price cut today?

IMO they'd be silly not to.... but it risks alienating the guy next to you that paid full price two or three months ago.

Thoughts?
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Was second rose bowl show listed as a sell out in the end?
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Old 05-21-2017, 03:19 PM   #170
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Any ideas on if the TM seats, of which there seem to be plenty, will get a price cut today?

IMO they'd be silly not to.... but it risks alienating the guy next to you that paid full price two or three months ago.

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Not possible to do without refunding the difference for those who paid the original price for a given ticket.

Or else, yeah, you'd piss off a lot of people.

Not to insult anyone's financial situation, but the cheap seats for U2 are generally as cheap as any get for a big tour. I'd think it unreasonable to expect them to dip lower.

Compare their floor tickets to Metallica's for one example.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:08 PM   #171
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I really think u2 are by far the bigger concert draw though.
U2 would still have to be at 360 levels of demand for that to be the case. In the United States as seen, by the innocence and experience tour, they have fallen back to their POPMART level of demand. I'm not including the Joshua Tree Tour 2017 in this because it is a one off nostalgia series of concerts and not a reflection of current popularity based on the bands latest music.
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Not possible to do without refunding the difference for those who paid the original price for a given ticket.

Or else, yeah, you'd piss off a lot of people.

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Oh it can be done, and it is done.
Guns n Roses did it last year. They dropped prices on lots of seats twice for the 2nd Foxboro show.
I thought I made a score when they dropped seats from $280 to $155 in a very good location, only to be miffed when they dropped them again a few days before the show to $100. I called TM to try and get the difference refunded, got the answer that they state prices are subject to change in their terms and that's that.
I went three people up the ladder before getting a supervisor to drop the TM fees off the order, but basically the people who paid the higher price are SOL and usually unaware when this happens, but it does happen.

They also increase the price from time to time (not a shock there obviously).
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Oh it can be done, and it is done.
Guns n Roses did it last year. They dropped prices on lots of seats twice for the 2nd Foxboro show.
I thought I made a score when they dropped seats from $280 to $155 in a very good location, only to be miffed when they dropped them again a few days before the show to $100. I called TM to try and get the difference refunded, got the answer that they state prices are subject to change in their terms and that's that.
I went three people up the ladder before getting a supervisor to drop the TM fees off the order, but basically the people who paid the higher price are SOL and usually unaware when this happens, but it does happen.

They also increase the price from time to time (not a shock there obviously).
Good info. Thanks.

In spite of my objections, I kind of suspected that TM could pull something akin to "prices are subject to change" and all.

As a die-hard fan, I'll grab a U2 ticket as soon as they go on sale. But I'll keep in mind the potential drop in price for other acts in the future.
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Price drops happen all the time. Can't tell you how many bands i've seen start advertising half price tickets on groupon and shit when they can't sell half their tickets.
U2 is doing phenomenally well on tour sales wise.
I think if the band does any price drops, it would be to an already established price tier so customers couldn't really expect a refund. 150 tickets dropped to 100, or 75, like the tickets in an adjacent section for example.
The fact that this is even only a consideration in 2 or 3 stops of a stadium tour just shows how good sales have been.
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Many empty seats in Houston?
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:49 AM   #176
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Looked pretty full to me.
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Boxscore should be up for the first few shows soon.
Oh excellent, let me know so I can arrange my date to go and play in traffic.
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I didnt click play to avoid spoilers, but even front rail looked very far from the stage! Much further than 360 tour! Is this true? Can the band see you if you're in the first 3 rows?

(I will never be in front, not even on Adam's side. But this is a stage question)
It's that distance at every show, and spoiler alert, they played Streets.
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