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  • JP218404JP218404 NJPosts: 885
    rey said:
    JP218404 said:
    rey said:
    JP218404 said:
    face for seattle is $92.00 - $112.00 


    Ten Club tix for Seattle are $259 for a pair......$129.50 each ticket.

    In 2016, I paid $188 for pairs at Fenway and MSG........$94 each ticket.

    That's a $35.50 increase in 2 years, or over 37%.  Wow!

    I understand its not 1994 anymore, but I guess its also not 2016. 

    I said the face.

    blame venue, ticketmaster, service etc for the rest. 

     



    How can you tell what the face is for Ten Club tickets?  All I see is $259 for the pair. 

    Regardless, its a 37% increase from Ten Club ticket prices from 2016.  I know for sure that my income hasn't increased by that much in the past two years.

    based on the ticketmaster site for the cost of the seattle tickets. 92-112 is what you would pay if you just got the tickets via ticketmaster on sale.  the face for Ten club doesn't change.  so a pair via ticketsmaster WITHOUT the fees could cost you 184-224 then tac on the fees.
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,872
    We can debate whether $125 per ticket is worth it. We all know what their shows are like, how long they play, how much each changes. You wouldn't have a hard job convincing me that it is worth that price. Still, it's the increase from just two years ago that has me scratching my head today. I knew these shows were going to be more expensive. I just didn't think they were going to 30% more expensive.
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  • JP218404JP218404 NJPosts: 885

    JP218404 said:
    rey said:
    JP218404 said:
    rey said:
    JP218404 said:
    face for seattle is $92.00 - $112.00 


    Ten Club tix for Seattle are $259 for a pair......$129.50 each ticket.

    In 2016, I paid $188 for pairs at Fenway and MSG........$94 each ticket.

    That's a $35.50 increase in 2 years, or over 37%.  Wow!

    I understand its not 1994 anymore, but I guess its also not 2016. 

    I said the face.

    blame venue, ticketmaster, service etc for the rest. 

     



    How can you tell what the face is for Ten Club tickets?  All I see is $259 for the pair. 

    Regardless, its a 37% increase from Ten Club ticket prices from 2016.  I know for sure that my income hasn't increased by that much in the past two years.

    based on the ticketmaster site for the cost of the seattle tickets. 92-112 is what you would pay if you just got the tickets via ticketmaster on sale.  the face for Ten club doesn't change.  so a pair via ticketsmaster WITHOUT the fees could cost you 184-224 then tac on the fees.

    Marquee 91
    Wetlands 91
    CBGB 91
    Roseland 91
    and many, many more
  • DPrival78DPrival78 CTPosts: 2,243
    since we're talking stadiums, i'm a little surprised that there aren't price tiers.  the difference between an "eh" reserved seat and GA is pretty big..
    i'm more a fan of popular bands.. like the bee-gees, pearl jam
  • Bissy77Bissy77 MinnesotaPosts: 378
    It seems like alot based on past tours but it's not horrible.  I'm happy to pay it.  I just paid about the same price for Foo Fighter tickets thru ticketmaster after all there service fees/processing fees/ect.  The nice thing here is we are not paying the Service fees and whatever else TM charges.
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  • Vedd HeddVedd Hedd Posts: 3,078
    in 1994, they played shithole venues most of the time, and antiquated stadiums.    Im sure some of the cost of doing business with major ballparks comes into play here. 
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  • High Fidelity 2000High Fidelity 2000 New Mexico USAPosts: 4,341
    Don't compare it to 1994 prices, but do compare it to Wrigley 2013 and Wrigley 2016. Almost a 30% increase compared to just two years ago. That can't all be operating expenses. Can't remember what Wrigley 2013 cost but I think it was around $70 a ticket. 2016 was $94. This one is $122. They are definitely keeping out the "casual fans" at that price... something they used to be against. 

    There is no way in hell 30% of that $122 is going to charity.
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,872
    edited February 2018
    Definitely the venues are a factor. Fenway is charging anywhere between $25-$45 per ticket in fees. That's just what I've seen for other shows this summer, too. There could be higher fees out there.
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  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,669
    Don't compare it to 1994 prices, but do compare it to Wrigley 2013 and Wrigley 2016. Almost a 30% increase compared to just two years ago. That can't all be operating expenses. Can't remember what Wrigley 2013 cost but I think it was around $70 a ticket. 2016 was $94. This one is $122. They are definitely keeping out the "casual fans" at that price... something they used to be against. 

    There is no way in hell 30% of that $122 is going to charity.
    $$$$
    In 2013 GA and lower reserved were $168.  Upper reserved was $116.
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  • theebradnesstheebradness Quincy, IL originally from Weymouth, MAPosts: 145
    hihobibo said:
    This year I have paid $293 for a pair of Taylor Swift (2nd level of a stadium), $236 for a pair of Foo Fighters Pit tickets (Amphitheatre), and $410 for a pair of floor tickets to Justin Timberlake (arena). So the ticket prices listed are on par with these other major acts touring this year. 

    And I know....one of those acts are not like the others. Guess who was my choice versus my wife's picks....
    All of those will be fun shows though! Might want to bring noise cancelling headphones for TSwift 
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  • High Fidelity 2000High Fidelity 2000 New Mexico USAPosts: 4,341
    KC138045 said:
    Don't compare it to 1994 prices, but do compare it to Wrigley 2013 and Wrigley 2016. Almost a 30% increase compared to just two years ago. That can't all be operating expenses. Can't remember what Wrigley 2013 cost but I think it was around $70 a ticket. 2016 was $94. This one is $122. They are definitely keeping out the "casual fans" at that price... something they used to be against. 

    There is no way in hell 30% of that $122 is going to charity.
    $$$$
    In 2013 GA and lower reserved were $168.  Upper reserved was $116.
    So 2013 was $84? I couldn't remember because I didn't put in for tickets; used a friend's extra.
    So $84--$94--$122 in 5 years.
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  • How much control does the band have on this? Even though it's through the 10c...I'm sure Ticketbastard sets the prices. 
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 20,059
    KC138045 said:
    Don't compare it to 1994 prices, but do compare it to Wrigley 2013 and Wrigley 2016. Almost a 30% increase compared to just two years ago. That can't all be operating expenses. Can't remember what Wrigley 2013 cost but I think it was around $70 a ticket. 2016 was $94. This one is $122. They are definitely keeping out the "casual fans" at that price... something they used to be against. 

    There is no way in hell 30% of that $122 is going to charity.
    $$$$
    In 2013 GA and lower reserved were $168.  Upper reserved was $116.
    So 2013 was $84? I couldn't remember because I didn't put in for tickets; used a friend's extra.
    So $84--$94--$122 in 5 years.
    that's definitely a big hike.
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  • NewJPageNewJPage Posts: 2,845
    How much control does the band have on this? Even though it's through the 10c...I'm sure Ticketbastard sets the prices. 
    the band sets the price
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,370
    tschav said:
    Times have changed, which sucks, because I can't load a freaking ticket on my pager.
    hahaha!

    anyone seen Mike Damone?  he always scores great tix!

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  • PearlJayPearlJay Tucson, AZPosts: 10
    The concert and music industry has changed immensely since 1994.  Gone are the days of million dollar record advances and sales.  Bands make their money on touring now, period.  It wasn’t always like that, but now it is.  


    Spot on assessment! The music "business" is dying if not already dead. A band can sell millions of records and still owe money. Musician's revenue is mostly made on touring and merchandise (i.e. t-shirt sales and posters). 
  • High Fidelity 2000High Fidelity 2000 New Mexico USAPosts: 4,341
    PearlJay said:
    The concert and music industry has changed immensely since 1994.  Gone are the days of million dollar record advances and sales.  Bands make their money on touring now, period.  It wasn’t always like that, but now it is.  


    Spot on assessment! The music "business" is dying if not already dead. A band can sell millions of records and still owe money. Musician's revenue is mostly made on touring and merchandise (i.e. t-shirt sales and posters). 
    Well you have to MAKE a record before you can sell them... 

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  • NewJPage said:
    How much control does the band have on this? Even though it's through the 10c...I'm sure Ticketbastard sets the prices. 
    the band sets the price
    Then why did they sue Ticketmaster in the 90's?
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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,478
    NewJPage said:
    How much control does the band have on this? Even though it's through the 10c...I'm sure Ticketbastard sets the prices. 
    the band sets the price
    The venue sets the minimum price to rent out the facility.  Id be willing to bet that is driving the increases. Either that or their goal of raising $10M in Seattle required higher prices and it would not be fair to just charge more in Seattle - imagine that backlash..
  • Vedd HeddVedd Hedd Posts: 3,078
    i think a lot of bands now include free copies of their albums with their tickets.    Well, when touring for an album, anyway.   DMB does this, U2 did this. 
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  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,738
    edited February 2018
    if i remember correctly they sued ticketbastard because they were a monopoly and could control/inflate ticket prices accordingly, because they didn't have any competition
    and even to this day their service charge to handle/process tickets is insane. 
  • I find it strange that GA is the same as reserved. So at Wrigley I may pay the same price for shitty upper decks with my high number as someone in the front row with GA. Also last week I got 4 tickets for Elton John for $240,  $42.50 before fees per ticket and that's a huge world class tour....
  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,848
    shit, we these prices they are going to add me to the ranks of the homeless.

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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,872
    I think the band sets their price, but that only makes up a portion of the ticket price we pay.
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  • reyrey Monmouth County, NJPosts: 128
    lolobugg said:
    shit, we these prices they are going to add me to the ranks of the homeless.


    Ha!  Maybe we will eligible for some of the financial relief they are providing.


  • High Fidelity 2000High Fidelity 2000 New Mexico USAPosts: 4,341
    Hopefully there will be firework shows on the last song... invest the extra prices.
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,928
    edited February 2018
    tschav said:
    Times have changed, which sucks, because I can't load a freaking ticket on my pager.
    hahaha!

    anyone seen Mike Damone?  he always scores great tix!

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  • PearlJay said:
    The concert and music industry has changed immensely since 1994.  Gone are the days of million dollar record advances and sales.  Bands make their money on touring now, period.  It wasn’t always like that, but now it is.  


    Spot on assessment! The music "business" is dying if not already dead. A band can sell millions of records and still owe money. Musician's revenue is mostly made on touring and merchandise (i.e. t-shirt sales and posters). 
    Then play more shows not play 6 and raise the price so drastically. I'm not saying I don't understand what they are doing and have every right to, but this seems like an extreme cash grab. Only stadiums, 7 shows, and nearly 40% more expensive. Just do an Elton John 300 show grand finale and spred it over 5 years and call it quits lol
  • I'm sure there is a price to securing fan club tickets and certainly at the amount that is being spoken about for this tour compared to 2016.
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,478
    It cost me $600 for two tix to Paul McCartney. Even more for two tickets to see Kevin Durant play basketball for two hours. A lame version of the lion king is $199 per ticket. Get real people.
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