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January 23rd, 2005

Concert tickets - of course! @ 01:03 pm

laughing_shadow:
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Dear beautiful fellow U2 fanatics,

I could really use your advice about getting tickets for the tour! Not only will this be the first U2 concert I'll have the pleasure of being at, but it will also be the first time I've bought tickets to see a major worldwide act. I'm so worried I'll miss out... I think I'll die if I can't go see them.

Are the tickets going on sale as soon as the tour dates are announced, and will tickets for the Australian leg of the tour be on sale at the same time as the North America/Europe leg? What's the best way of getting tickets (I'm going GA, if that helps)? Is there any advantage to be had in queing outside the ticket seller in the small hours, or should I just go through the internet/phone? If I should queue up, how early should I get there? And if they sell out, are there any other ways of getting tickets?

I realise these are probably really stupid questions, but I absolutely cannot countenance the prospect of not seeing them... of maybe never seeing them! Any other comments or advice would be very welcome, too. Help!
 
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From:redsoxnut545
Date:January 23rd, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
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i heard the tickets for the boston show go on sale to the public january 29th. not to sure yet if that is definet (since they havent officaly said when they will be here). dont know if that helps on planning out a certain day or not. im not too sure if all US dates are going on sale at the same time, but im pretty sure they are.
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From:laughing_shadow
Date:January 24th, 2005 07:13 am (UTC)
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Cheers - good to know there's time to get organised to get the best tickets! Turns out Australian dates won't be released for a while yet though, so at least I can relax for a bit longer...
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From:axver
Date:January 23rd, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
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I really don't know a whole lot as I've never seen any band in my life, but this is what I have gathered from online discussion:

- The Australian leg will almost certainly not be announced until later this year. There's still a second North American leg to follow the European leg that won't be announced tomorrow.
- The tour presale (via U2.com) begins on 25 January. It will likely be staggered - some shows on some days, some on others.
- Not all tickets for each venue go on sale at the same time. Those will be released in a staggered manner too.

That's what I have gathered, and personally, I'll try to buy tickets via the Internet. I'm heading over to the US from Australia and I'm interested in hearing any tips and advice.
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From:lovedstrangely
Date:January 23rd, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
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will you be stopping in muc by any chance!?
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From:lovedstrangely
Date:January 23rd, 2005 03:20 am (UTC)
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Nyc*
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From:axver
Date:January 23rd, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
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Well, I'm hoping to. Everything's dependent on the tour dates. I wish they were announced already!
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From:laughing_shadow
Date:January 24th, 2005 07:32 am (UTC)
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Heading over to the US? Oh, I envy you. So that's why you wanted to defer ;)

Thanks for the help. I'd also be interested to know whether the Australian tickets will be sold through Australian booking agencies, or if we should be using Ticketmaster or whatever it is the Americans/Europeans are booking through. Any idea?
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From:axver
Date:January 24th, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
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Hehe! Moving up to Brisbane would have been rather hard for me, but the U2 tour definitely swayed my thinking. I'm going to try for 21 May in New York and 24 and 26 May in Boston.

Hmm, I imagine that in Australia, they would work through whatever major ticketing agency normally does these events. Ticketmaster7 handle sport - do they do concerts as well? It'll probably be a local branch of Ticketmaster anyway.

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