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Re: "Thousands" of $85 Tickets for US & Canada Tour - rollingstones.com
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: April 30, 2013 22:32

Staples have already had a second $85 drop,mainly,I guess cancellations for May2nd.

This will make 3rd $85 drop ,whenever it happens before the gig.

Great for the fans. hot smiley

Re: "Thousands" of $85 Tickets for US & Canada Tour - rollingstones.com
Posted by: StonesBlake ()
Date: April 30, 2013 22:35

This was just posted on Shidoobee:

I just called Staples Center box office and here's the scoop...Will call windows open at 6:00. They don't have production notes yet so no info regarding an opening act. $85 tix were set aside and pre-determined at the time of purchase, so it doesn't matter if you're first in line at will call or not. Your fate has already been decided. They could not confirm if people who got through the purchasing system early drew better seats than those you bought later. Bottom line is hope for the best and just be happy you're at a Rolling Stones arena show for such a cheap price.

Re: "Thousands" of $85 Tickets for US & Canada Tour - rollingstones.com
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: April 30, 2013 22:59

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crawdaddy
Staples have already had a second $85 drop,mainly,I guess cancellations for May2nd.

This will make 3rd $85 drop ,whenever it happens before the gig.

Great for the fans.

That's true of a few venues. Second chance simply meant after they took down the $85 links at rs.com and replaced them with "SOLD OUT".

Whatever the number, it is indeed great for the fans.

Re: "Thousands" of $85 Tickets for US & Canada Tour - rollingstones.com
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: April 30, 2013 23:08

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bye bye johnny
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crawdaddy
Staples have already had a second $85 drop,mainly,I guess cancellations for May2nd.

This will make 3rd $85 drop ,whenever it happens before the gig.

Great for the fans.

That's true of a few venues. Second chance simply meant after they took down the $85 links at rs.com and replaced them with "SOLD OUT".

Whatever the number, it is indeed great for the fans.

Yeh! I forgot about Anaheim the other day and must have been more I wasn't aware of.


This is gonna be a great tour for the fans.

Scalpers may get scalped. smoking smiley

Re: "Thousands" of $85 Tickets for US & Canada Tour - rollingstones.com
Posted by: Dougratajczak87 ()
Date: April 30, 2013 23:25

Just called Staples Center box office out of curiosity and was told that seats are determined the day of the show. Guess we'll have more answers on the process Friday. No one seems to give a consistent answer for now.

Re: "Thousands" of $85 Tickets for US & Canada Tour - rollingstones.com
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: April 30, 2013 23:30

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Dougratajczak87
Just called Staples Center box office out of curiosity and was told that seats are determined the day of the show.

That's the party line, as first posted at [www.rollingstones.com]

Re: "Thousands" of $85 Tickets for US & Canada Tour - rollingstones.com
Posted by: tnhybrid ()
Date: April 30, 2013 23:32

Day of show. So... if the place is half filled, we'll get the leftovers. Not SO bad, considering what's left!

"Just a poor girl in a rich man's house" * Rockin' in Nashville, TN!

Re: "Thousands" of $85 Tickets for US & Canada Tour - rollingstones.com
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: April 30, 2013 23:36

Friday is gonna be a big day.

Obviously most important is The Rolling Stones first date of the 2013 tour.

Next is where these $85 tix are allocated.

Hopefully we will find out where fans managed to see the gig from, and their reviews.

I sincerely hope that fans from all the Stones websites have a great night on Friday.

Can't wait. winking smiley

Re: "Thousands" of $85 Tickets for US & Canada Tour - rollingstones.com
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: May 1, 2013 03:45

Rockman, Justin and myself will compare notes Friday after the gig and see the similarities of our $85 seat locations.

Additional $85 tickets to be made available the day of show.
Posted by: Stones2005 ()
Date: May 1, 2013 06:45

And due to the overpriced tickets not selling out, at no surprise to anybody...
Special $85 tickets sold out immediately when they first went on sale. Now fans may have another opportunity to purchase a few additional seats at this price once production is loaded in and availability can be determined. To be part of the special opportunity register now! Be the first to know if these seats will be available for the show in your city. Notification will come the day of the show with sales on a first come basis.

Re: Additional $85 tickets to be made available the day of show.
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: May 1, 2013 07:00


Re: Additional $85 tickets to be made available the day of show.
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: May 1, 2013 07:41

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Stones2005
And due to the overpriced tickets not selling out, at no surprise to anybody...
Special $85 tickets sold out immediately when they first went on sale. Now fans may have another opportunity to purchase a few additional seats at this price once production is loaded in and availability can be determined. To be part of the special opportunity register now! Be the first to know if these seats will be available for the show in your city. Notification will come the day of the show with sales on a first come basis.
Not so sure that unless there was specific "insider" info, that one could state
so matter of fact that these are ticket sale related.

Pretty common for there to be more seats available day of show (or a couple days before) once "production is loaded in".

Nice of them to make them available to the fans at the reduced cost.
Likely great seats.

$85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: mnewman505 ()
Date: April 30, 2013 20:44

"Special $85 tickets sold out immediately when they first went on sale. Now fans may have another opportunity to purchase a few additional seats at this price once production is loaded in and availability can be determined. To be part of the special opportunity register now! Be the first to know if these seats will be available for the show in your city. Notification will come the day of the show with sales on a first come basis."

click here to sign up for $85 ticket drop notification

***SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT THE $85 TICKETS****

We will be using strict anti-scalper measures to ensure that these $85 tickets go to Stones fans and don't end up on the resale market with wildly inflated prices. We appreciate your attention to the following, so that you have the best experience possible:

You must pick up your tickets in person, along with your guest. Once you have the tickets in hand, you will be escorted into the arena. There will not be an opportunity to leave with your tickets before going into the show.

Picture ID, your confirmation number, and the credit card used to make the purchase are required for pick-up. Without these things, you will not be able to pick up your tickets.

If we suspect any reselling or transfer of these tickets they will be immediately voided and you will not be entitled to any refund.

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Date: April 30, 2013 21:14

Is it possible that this was the plan all along?

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: April 30, 2013 21:44

I hope this isn't like a contest, where the more times you register the better chance you have. There wasn't any mention of only registering once.

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: Max'sKansasCity ()
Date: April 30, 2013 21:54

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HopeYouGuessMyName
Is it possible that this was the plan all along?

It was possibly "plan B" or more likely (a hopefully not needed) "Plan D" as it would be a debacle if the place was 1/2 empty.

I have read posts before that say if it is not sold out it is a failure, but I dont think that. I think sold out means 10% of the people have bad seats.... so I think 90% full is OK.... but 50% full? OUCH! They will probably not be happy with that... and they might rather sell tickets at $85.00 than see a 1/2 full house.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2013-04-30 21:54 by Max'sKansasCity.

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: mnewman505 ()
Date: April 30, 2013 22:05

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Max'sKansasCity
Quote
HopeYouGuessMyName
Is it possible that this was the plan all along?

It was possibly "plan B" or more likely (a hopefully not needed) "Plan D" as it would be a debacle if the place was 1/2 empty.

I have read posts before that say if it is not sold out it is a failure, but I dont think that. I think sold out means 10% of the people have bad seats.... so I think 90% full is OK.... but 50% full? OUCH! They will probably not be happy with that... and they might rather sell tickets at $85.00 than see a 1/2 full house.
My thoughts exactly.

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: shakeydeal ()
Date: April 30, 2013 22:07

I'm sure they planned on a 2nd drop all along as one last kind gesture to a few hardcore fans in each market to get them into what were presumed to be essentially sold out shows.

I can't imagine they'll flood the market with too many $85 tickets as the promoters will still lose their shirts if the "guaranteed" figures are to be believed. They'll attempt to find a way to fill the higher end seats - maybe drop some prices, 2 for 1s, etc.

The face value of the $85s are closer to $70, just do the math, that's a lot of seats to get into the seven figures.

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: mnewman505 ()
Date: April 30, 2013 22:14

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shakeydeal
I'm sure they planned on a 2nd drop all along as one last kind gesture to a few hardcore fans in each market to get them into what were presumed to be essentially sold out shows.

I can't imagine they'll flood the market with too many $85 tickets as the promoters will still lose their shirts if the "guaranteed" figures are to be believed. They'll attempt to find a way to fill the higher end seats - maybe drop some prices, 2 for 1s, etc.

The face value of the $85s are closer to $70, just do the math, that's a lot of seats to get into the seven figures.
If i'm AEG would I rather make $0 or $85? I've already promised the Stones XX million, why not fire sale unsold inventory for $85 to make something?

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: flacnvinyl ()
Date: April 30, 2013 22:20

I think the $85 tickets were originally something to save face and potentially boost sales of the 'real' tickets. Instead, the market has actually spoken. GREAT seats are available for ALL shows. If I had $1200 + flight + hotel + time to do so, I could attend every single concert starting this very second.

This is UNPRECEDENTED.

I would venture that all arenas except for Vegas are between 40-60% sold, and that might be conservative. We know that everything below 200 is sold out at all shows. Many $250s are sold out, but some still available. $450s are available in limited quatity as a few shows. And TONS of $600 seats are available at all price levels and tons of sections in all venues.

I really hope these $85 tickets are all over the place in the venue, and not just in the heavens behind the stage.

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: timbernardis ()
Date: April 30, 2013 22:46

I would venture that all arenas except for Vegas are between 40-60% sold, and that might be conservative.

So you think Vegas is truly sold out? And what is that based on?


plexi

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: mnewman505 ()
Date: April 30, 2013 22:48

Vegas is not sold out, not by a long shot, I just did 8 best available and got..

Section9 RowQ Seats15 - 8Description Price Level 1
Lower Level Reserved Seating
TypeAdult Full Price Ticket
Ticket Price US $780.15 x 8
Price Details
SUBTOTAL*US $6,241.20



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2013-04-30 22:49 by mnewman505.

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: shakeydeal ()
Date: April 30, 2013 22:52

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mnewman505
Quote
shakeydeal
I'm sure they planned on a 2nd drop all along as one last kind gesture to a few hardcore fans in each market to get them into what were presumed to be essentially sold out shows.

I can't imagine they'll flood the market with too many $85 tickets as the promoters will still lose their shirts if the "guaranteed" figures are to be believed. They'll attempt to find a way to fill the higher end seats - maybe drop some prices, 2 for 1s, etc.

The face value of the $85s are closer to $70, just do the math, that's a lot of seats to get into the seven figures.
If i'm AEG would I rather make $0 or $85? I've already promised the Stones XX million, why not fire sale unsold inventory for $85 to make something?

AEG will continue to explore ways to make a profit on this tour, whether that happens or not we will all know soon enough. $70 bucks a throw vs. other means of doing this like dropping $450s to $250s and available pit area to $600 from $1,500 is more likely. The market doesn't bear the current pricing model, but it certainly exceeds $85 a ticket by a long shot. They also have to show some consideration for the whales who paid big bucks already, do not want to lose their future business. Time will tell...

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: cirrhosis ()
Date: April 30, 2013 23:05

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shakeydeal
AEG will continue to explore ways to make a profit on this tour, whether that happens or not we will all know soon enough.


I'm taking a box of used cds/dvds the night of the show to see if they are willing to make a trade.

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: DeanGoodman ()
Date: April 30, 2013 23:06

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mnewman505
Vegas is not sold out, not by a long shot, I just did 8 best available and got..

Section9 RowQ Seats15 - 8Description Price Level 1
Lower Level Reserved Seating
TypeAdult Full Price Ticket
Ticket Price US $780.15 x 8
Price Details
SUBTOTAL*US $6,241.20

The casinos will sweep in soon and hoover up all the tickets to comp their idiots guests. Maybe they get bulk discounts from the Stones. I've tried to scalp (i.e. buy) at the venue a couple of times and it was always tough.

None of the above, obviously, applies to the other cities. And the Stones (i.e. Mick) have flunked ECON 101, supply and demand. AEG is just in it for the, ahem, prestige, and a portion of the beer sales.

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: flacnvinyl ()
Date: April 30, 2013 23:13

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timbernardis
I would venture that all arenas except for Vegas are between 40-60% sold, and that might be conservative.

So you think Vegas is truly sold out? And what is that based on?


plexi

No no, Vegas is NOT sold out but it is the smallest venue and one of the more wanted venues on the tour. Vegas prices are always stupid expensive, so they can get away with it there, so to speak. Right now you can pull up tons of seats, but LESS of them as compared to Chicago/etc...

So Vegas is probably in the 50-70% range in terms of tickets sold. This is all speculation based on what is currently available.

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: tnhybrid ()
Date: April 30, 2013 23:15

Yeah... I have a bad feeling that 2/3 of that arena (Anaheim on the 15th) is gonna be $85 lottery seats. oh well... bought another $450 seat so guess I'll just take the best I get...

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: rebelrebel ()
Date: April 30, 2013 23:40

Agree with pretty much everything in this thread. This sounds like a textbook case of dumping unsold tickets to me; why would they only notify you on the day of the show if they didn't want to sell them at higher prices before that?

I've got to say I'm surprised at the scale of the flop this time round. It's not like they're playing stadiums and trying to shift a million plus seats. The shows last year were a trial run at testing whether the market would bear this pricing and they concluded that on a limited scale it would. I would have tended to agree.

Anyway, as I've said before, as childish and spiteful as it is, I'm delighted to see AEG take a hit. Their absolute amatuerism has form in the Jackson fiasco where they sold 50 shows while only insuring 10. If ever there was an obvious high risk that man was it. On the minus side it doesn't bode well for future tours but I don't think anything more than a limited run round the world ending with a final show in London was really on the cards anyway.

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: marianna ()
Date: April 30, 2013 23:51

How are they going to personally escort all the $85 ticket buyers to their seats if 30-50% of the crowd winds up being that type of ticket, which requires a personal escort? It sounds like either very long lines and a lot of waiting, or they're not going to bother with the extra ushering in the end, or maybe only for people that get the GA seats towards the stage.

Re: $85 ticket drop official notification registration
Posted by: DeanGoodman ()
Date: April 30, 2013 23:56

They will be escorted into the arena, not to their seats, presumably with the help of barricades from the ticket window to the door.

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