PJ Ticket Drops (canadian tour)

guitar101guitar101 Sutton, ONPosts: 270
edited September 2011 in Given To Fly (live)
just wondering what experiences you guys have had in the past with "ticket drops" (ie. tickets released closer to the show date even on "sold out" shows). Ive had luck in the past with other artists but in 2009 was completely shut out of the Toronto show. I expected something would be released closer to the date but from what i know almost nothing was released for this show. Im currently holding out for the sept 11th show (trying to avoid the 300 level far back tickets currently available) but dont want to get shut out of this show as well b/c i got "greedy". Im only looking for a single tickets so im hoping this increases my odds. Any thoughts/advice?
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,149
    Sorry, no experiences in Canada on drops but in the US (for sporting events, concerts, etc) I have had amazing luck with this tactic. One year I got World Series tickets (2) by just pounding the evil Ticketmaster site 8-10 times throughout the day the week leading up to the event.
    For the Vancouver show I caved and went Stub Hub. Hated to do it but made the plans too late in the game to get decent tix elsewhere and since I was flying up to see it I couldnt risk hammering Ticketmaster to get some last minute deals.
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  • Dead Man WalkingDead Man Walking Toronto-ishPosts: 2,699
    to the OP re: 2009 Toronto show - I rarely see ticket drops for Amphitheater shows as everyone is sitting out in front of the band (never seen it for a general admission venue). You'll have much better chance of tickets dropping for the ACC shows as the dates approach because thy figure out sight lines along the sides of the stage and how many more they can release off to the sides. Those are sometimes the greatest seats so I would definitely say, try, try, try...

    Also, (and I'm not 100% on this) but I think ticket drops happen at like 10am or 11 am...i don't think it's a random time like 4:38 in the afternoon or anything.

    I don't have a lot of experience in this but I hope this helps.
  • guitar101guitar101 Sutton, ONPosts: 270
    cool. Sounds like i can continue to hold out for a while longer. Ive been checking daily, hopefully some pop up soon.
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    2006-5-09 Toronto
    2007-8-03 (ed w/ ben harper) chicago / 2007-8-05 chicago
    2008-8-12 (ed solo) toronto
    2009-10-08 (ed solo) Albany
    2011-9-11 Toronto / 2011-9-12 Toronto
    2013-7-16 London, ON / 2013-7-19 Chicago / 2013-10-12 Buffalo
    2016-5-11 Toronto, On / 2016-5-13 Toronto, On
  • guitar101guitar101 Sutton, ONPosts: 270
    just want to point out that there are decent lower bowl seats (sec 120, 107) available for the monday show on ticketmaster right now if anyone needs them.


    Edit: i'd orig said 112 (which is behind stage), i meant 120 and 107.
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    2006-5-09 Toronto
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    2009-10-08 (ed solo) Albany
    2011-9-11 Toronto / 2011-9-12 Toronto
    2013-7-16 London, ON / 2013-7-19 Chicago / 2013-10-12 Buffalo
    2016-5-11 Toronto, On / 2016-5-13 Toronto, On
  • PeterEDPeterED Posts: 137
    I got great lower bowl seats for the 2000 show. I think we walked up to the ticket wicket at 8:30 pm.
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  • JH86494JH86494 Los AngelesPosts: 44
    Yeah, I had luck a couple years back. After I went to Night #1 in LA in 2009, I got home and logged onto Ticketmaster to see if I could get a pair to any of the remaining 3 sold out LA shows. Sure enough, I got a decent pair of lower Loge level seats that opened up for Night #2. I was thrilled. The Ticketmaster seats weren't as good as my Night #1 10C seats but I was happy just to be there.....plus the LA shows that year were at a small venue (6,000 seat capacity) so every seat was good anyway. Good luck!
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  • CJMST3KCJMST3K Posts: 9,721
    Here's the deal about ticket drops for ALL concerts in arenas.

    In Amphitheaters (and non-arenas)

    For any major concert, bands have a contract that gives them X amount of tickets that the band can give to friends, families, etc. They usually ask for the same amount of tickets for every show, since they don't know ahead of time if friends or family or record company people can come. Inevitably, in most areas bands know few people. Once the band comes up with their guest list on the day of the show, any extras are put back in the system to be put on sale. This happens usually between 10am - 3pm, but can happen even later. Those remaining tickets are many times first sold at the box office for anyone looking, then thru TM. So, if a show is sold out, and if someone wants tickets, they can go to the box office and wait... and if their timing is right, they'll get some. Many times they are great seats on the floor and just off to the sides.


    ...and this for Arenas:
    In arenas there are usually even more tickets released on the day-of show. Each band brings their own sound and lighting gear, but they don't want to sell tickets that are blocked by speakers... and each arena is slightly different... so before a show goes on sale, they block large areas of seats on either sides of the stage since they don't know ahead of time exactly what is blocked. Once a band gets to the venue and "flies the system" of speakers, the production managers stand by in each seat that was held back from sale and determine what seats are still good. The ones which are still good are called "Tech Releases" and put back on sale. The ones which are bad are called "Tech Kills" and left empty. This happens at different times, but usually soon after a sound system is flown - so usually between 11noon and 2pm, but again can happen later.


    Pretty much every arena show, regardless of how high in demand or sold out it may be, has tickets released the day-of.
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  • Was just goofing around on Ticketmaster and punched in 2 tix for Saskatoon, and some fairly prime seats came up, beside the stage about 10 rows up....thinking some new tix must have been released.
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  • guitar101 wrote:
    just wondering what experiences you guys have had in the past with "ticket drops" (ie. tickets released closer to the show date even on "sold out" shows). Ive had luck in the past with other artists but in 2009 was completely shut out of the Toronto show. I expected something would be released closer to the date but from what i know almost nothing was released for this show. Im currently holding out for the sept 11th show (trying to avoid the 300 level far back tickets currently available) but dont want to get shut out of this show as well b/c i got "greedy". Im only looking for a single tickets so im hoping this increases my odds. Any thoughts/advice?

    On Wednesday, they dropped the first sidestage section on Mike's side at ~3PM. My friends ended up 4 rows up with day of tix.
  • i have a friend who swears by this method, its the only way she buys tickets, the drops prior to the show. she swears by it, good luck. there is a certain sense of security and ease of mind, that comes with getting them in advance.
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