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Title: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 23, 2015, 14:25:51 pm
I didn't get an email with the pre-sale info, could anyone pass it on?
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: BaldiePete on January 23, 2015, 14:34:51 pm
Tickets for the RUSH: R40 LIVE TOUR will go on PRE-SALE to Rush Newsletter subscribers first.

Beginning tomorrow at 10am local time, the following 14 cities will offer pre-sales: New York City, Newark, Tulsa, St. Paul, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Bristow, Buffalo, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Denver, and San Jose.

You can buy tickets through Tickets Today (no password necessary) here: http://rush.shop.ticketstoday.com/

You can buy VIP packages through VIP Nation here, password: RUSH2015 : http://www.ticketmaster.com/Rush-tickets/artist/807344

Pre-sales for these 14 shows will be open from Friday, Jan 23 @ 10am local time and end Monday, Jan 26 @ 5pm local time.

Citi® card members will have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi's Private Pass® Program beginning Jan. 27 in select markets. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

A further update on the remaining pre-sale dates will be sent out shortly.

See you out on the road soon!
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 23, 2015, 14:38:41 pm
Cool, thanks. I don't think I want to shell out for a VIP but will see what crops up on tickets today. I'm only buying a single ticket so that helps.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 23, 2015, 15:23:25 pm
Did ok for Newark, Sec A, Row 23. Nothing really doing for MSG, I'm not paying $450 for a gold VIP ticket (I did pull up row 8 in the middle block), will take chances later. Worst case scenario I'll try and get a press pass...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Muppet on January 23, 2015, 16:04:35 pm
Do they tend to sell out MSG gigs?
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 23, 2015, 16:07:03 pm
It's like anything really, if it's popular enough! I'm going to see comedian Louis CK there on Tuesday, and he has sold out 4 shows. Fleetwood Mac played there last night which I assumed sold out. But it's a job to tell these days anyway because a lot end up on sites like stubhub... I don't think it will sell out right away, particularly at those prices, but who knows. I think the good seats will go pretty quick, just because, well, Rush fans...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Japes on January 23, 2015, 19:56:04 pm
Well, presales was a bit stressy but we have tickets for Newark and The MSG. Flights and hotels in the process of being booked so look out Chris ...here we come :-)
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 23, 2015, 20:51:00 pm
Sounds good! Summer seems a long way to go yet considering it has been -8 lately and will snow tomorrow haha
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: captainkurtz on January 23, 2015, 21:31:54 pm
Pricing leaves a bad taste in ones mouth.  One of the benefits of living in Europe, I suppose.

U2 have massively overcharged too as their tickets have been, for them at least, fairly sluggish...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: NeilP on January 24, 2015, 01:35:56 am
the prices for tix are a joke tbh
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Exiled Yorkie on January 24, 2015, 01:58:56 am
Quote from: Chris Quartly on January 23, 2015, 15:23:25 pm
Did ok for Newark, Sec A, Row 23. Nothing really doing for MSG, I'm not paying $450 for a gold VIP ticket (I did pull up row 8 in the middle block), will take chances later. Worst case scenario I'll try and get a press pass...


I sent you a pm. I have a section 108 seat available at cost. Close side section to Geddy for MSG.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Matt2112 on January 24, 2015, 03:44:02 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 23, 2015, 21:31:54 pm
Pricing leaves a bad taste in ones mouth.

Quote from: NeilP on January 24, 2015, 01:35:56 am
the prices for tix are a joke tbh


Indeed so.  Can't remember it being this bad, ever.  I willingly paid through the nose for Toronto in 2012 but these prices are something else.

For me, there's two options: 1) hold out for a European tour and do a proper Stalker thing; 2) go to Toronto (or New York) regardless.

Buggeration.  Sometimes, being a fanboi is a curse.  :-\


Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: BasspedalMan on January 24, 2015, 16:15:33 pm
Really got the arse about this too!!
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 24, 2015, 17:03:25 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 24, 2015, 03:44:02 am

For me, there's two options: 1) hold out for a European tour and do a proper Stalker thing;

Someone who knows somebody, who knows someone else, who knows a bloke down the road, who knows someone who works at Anthem says: No Yurpean Tour.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: NeilP on January 24, 2015, 18:45:48 pm
so there will be then... ;)
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: captainkurtz on January 24, 2015, 20:59:03 pm
A fortnight ago, Peart was saying he hadn't made his mind up because he felt guilty about being a crap dad....

Show them the money!
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: NeilP on January 24, 2015, 23:43:58 pm
that R40 drum kit at NAMM was hastily put together then ;)
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Fishy on January 25, 2015, 09:36:47 am
any Ayr dates  announced yet  ?
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Nick on January 25, 2015, 10:54:50 am
I heard 2 dates at the Ayr Canada Centre, i might of misheard though.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Jonners on January 26, 2015, 09:27:28 am
Very, very pricey tickets for a band in fairly steep decline both popularity and musical wise

The end is nigh I feel, one last pay cheque
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: PB on January 26, 2015, 09:36:32 am
Quote from: Jonners on January 26, 2015, 09:27:28 am
Very, very pricey tickets for a band in fairly steep decline both popularity and musical wise

The end is nigh I feel, one last pay cheque


As long as that pay cheque is picked up after a UK tour, I for one don't mind ;D
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Thailand Express on January 26, 2015, 12:38:04 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 26, 2015, 09:27:28 am
Very, very pricey tickets for a band in fairly steep decline both popularity and musical wise


Agree with you about the ticket prices but I'd contest the popularity statement, particularly in North America....
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Jonners on January 26, 2015, 13:38:29 pm
Quote from: Thailand Express on January 26, 2015, 12:38:04 pm
Agree with you about the ticket prices but I'd contest the popularity statement, particularly in North America....


Figures on the last tour well down, its the "probably the last hurrah" syndrome keeping the numbers respectable I think
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Captain Ron on January 26, 2015, 14:27:58 pm
Here's a radical thought. They might be good band with fans who like their music. No?
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: captainkurtz on January 26, 2015, 14:47:07 pm
If numbers were down on the last tour, then Mr Daniels is a feckwit for charging these prices...

At least so something different, smaller venues, premium prices, support band, changing setlist, etc.

Fat chance, too much effort.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Jonners on January 26, 2015, 14:59:24 pm
Quote from: Captain Ron on January 26, 2015, 14:27:58 pm
Here's a radical thought. They might be good band with fans who like their music. No?


There is simply no need to charge prices like that,Im not interested in an argument about declining CD sales, pirating, market forces etc

its too much, as there is little doubt that this will be a final farewell, so people will feel obliged to shell out or miss out

I find it all a bit tasteless to be frank, you have NP quoted in the last few days about the uncertainty of going out again due to his daughter and family, motivations etc, then someone in management has quoted some revenue projections, and  pictures of an R40 drumkit miraculously appear.

They may indeed have once been a good band, and I have no issue with people clinging on to that fact.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: captainkurtz on January 26, 2015, 16:23:49 pm
They're cynicslly exploiting the fans - and yes, I will be doing 4-5 shows if they come over...

At least make it worthwhile - invite VIP's to the soundcheck, meet and greet, etc.

It doesn't wash that they don't want to charge people the privilege of having a photo op but have no qualms about charging over $400 to sit in the first 10 rows...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: DavidL on January 26, 2015, 21:18:32 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 26, 2015, 14:47:07 pm
If numbers were down on the last tour, then Mr Daniels is a feckwit for charging these prices...

At least so something different, smaller venues, premium prices, support band, changing setlist, etc.

Fat chance, too much effort.
I agree. I can't help feeling they're shooting themselves in the foot with sky-high ticket prices. I'm a bit over the Rush live experience, to be honest and if a lot of other fans feel the same we can expect half-full venues.
At least the last tour had a completely different presentation in terms of the string section - I can't see this tour as anything other than 'same old, same old'. Smaller venues would have been a great experience with a lot of the older stuff that Geddy could still manage, even if de-tuned somewhat.
Also, unless they're feverishly working on a new song or two, there will be nothing new to play - expect all the standards and few surprises.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Thailand Express on January 26, 2015, 23:45:06 pm
Quote from: DavidL on January 26, 2015, 21:18:32 pm
I agree. I can't help feeling they're shooting themselves in the foot with sky-high ticket prices. I'm a bit over the Rush live experience, to be honest and if a lot of other fans feel the same we can expect half-full venues.

unless they're feverishly working on a new song or two, there will be nothing new to play - expect all the standards and few surprises.


According to the interview in Prog, Neil wants to do Hand Over Fist and Presto.  That'll get them packed to the rafters.....
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Fishy on January 27, 2015, 05:43:58 am
thats refreshing in as much that Neil actually wants to do something...  pity he's picked a couple of naff songs right enough...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: DavidL on January 27, 2015, 07:19:31 am
Quote from: Thailand Express on January 26, 2015, 23:45:06 pm
According to the interview in Prog, Neil wants to do Hand Over Fist and Presto.  That'll get them packed to the rafters.....
Shame. I was sure he was going to announce that he wanted to play Anthem and The Necromancer!
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Norwegian on January 27, 2015, 09:11:07 am
Quote from: Fishy on January 25, 2015, 09:36:47 am
any Ayr dates  announced yet  ?
only Prestwick so far...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Norwegian on January 27, 2015, 09:15:43 am
Quote from: Jonners on January 26, 2015, 14:59:24 pm
There is simply no need to charge prices like that,Im not interested in an argument about declining CD sales, pirating, market forces etc

its too much, as there is little doubt that this will be a final farewell, so people will feel obliged to shell out or miss out

I find it all a bit tasteless to be frank, you have NP quoted in the last few days about the uncertainty of going out again due to his daughter and family, motivations etc, then someone in management has quoted some revenue projections, and  pictures of an R40 drumkit miraculously appear.

They may indeed have once been a good band, and I have no issue with people clinging on to that fact.
spot on Jonners, that is why I posted what I did about NP and him feeling guilty about leaving his kid/touring

Having said that, I will go and see them one more time if they come across the pond, might even stalk them 2-3 gigs. If they don´t show up, I am OK with that tbh.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Jonners on January 27, 2015, 09:16:01 am
I presume it will be a case of look at ticket sales/margins/profits, then decide if Europe is viable at a slightly later date

While it was a good gig by all accounts, I presume they don't want another half full Sheffield
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Norwegian on January 27, 2015, 09:23:10 am
This will, more than ever,  decide if they come across the pond/where they will play

(http://badgerlandhomeloans.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/wi-mortgage-calculator.jpg)
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Jonners on January 27, 2015, 10:12:31 am
Im not trying to piss the avid fans off, not my style these days, if they want to see them and pay the prices they will, my views are unlikely to change that

But for me I think it is extremely cynical, and dare I say greedy. (not quite as greedy as Priest doing the Epitaph farewell tour, then touring again now however!!!)

There will be lifetime, avid fans (like many of the good folk on here) who simply cant afford to see the band this time round, or sit in seats that they would like, and deserve for showing 40 years of loyalty. There will be dads, and mums, who probably would love to take their sons/daughters to see their favourite band and show them what they have banged on about for years and years, but wont be able to afford to.
And there will be the really avid fans, who go to a few shows/stalk, and simply wont be able to. And obviously this will impact further on the band, as by all accounts a large proportion of tickets are sold to people who go to multiple gigs.
The management have rather cynically realised that the vast majority of fans of the band are middle aged/older, who are more likely to have the expendable income to afford such luxuries as $400 seats.

Getting front row tickets shouldn't be about who has the biggest wallet or which mobile phone operator they subscribe to, its about who gets up earliest, queues overnight in a sleeping bad, begs/borrows/steals favours, scours the websites and hangs on the phone at 8:59 am ready for the pre sale. Yes the band want and need to earn, but the genuine fans who want and deserve those front 20 rows because they have been in the front 20 rows for 40 years, and bought the album on release day for 40 years, should not have to spend $400 for the privilege. Fvck me that is making me angry!!!!!!!!!!!

Seems odd that I am moaning on behalf of others when its not affecting me, but it is affecting me, as its putting a very sour taste in my mouth indeed. unfortunately in their latter years, which will be freshest in the memory, the band strike me more as a company/PLC, than a group of artists, and it makes me feel really disappointed.

I missed the Brum gig on the last tour, but was more disappointed at missing the social than the gig.

Ah well.....
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: NeilP on January 27, 2015, 10:14:56 am
Quote from: Jonners on January 27, 2015, 09:16:01 am
I presume it will be a case of look at ticket sales/margins/profits, then decide if Europe is viable at a slightly later date

While it was a good gig by all accounts, I presume they don't want another half full Sheffield


I think there were only 7,800 at the MEN tbh
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Matt2112 on January 27, 2015, 10:45:32 am
Quote from: Thailand Express on January 26, 2015, 23:45:06 pm
According to the interview in Prog, Neil wants to do Hand Over Fist and Presto.  That'll get them packed to the rafters.....


ARH will be creaming himself. :)

Meself, I'd welcome Presto with wide open arms (that song has had a renaissance for me recently, out of nowhere) but there's better on that album than HOF.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Matt2112 on January 27, 2015, 10:47:27 am
Quote from: Jonners on January 27, 2015, 10:12:31 amGetting front row tickets shouldn't be about who has the biggest wallet or which mobile phone operator they subscribe to, its about who gets up earliest, queues overnight in a sleeping bad, begs/borrows/steals favours, scours the websites and hangs on the phone at 8:59 am ready for the pre sale. Yes the band want and need to earn, but the genuine fans who want and deserve those front 20 rows because they have been in the front 20 rows for 40 years, and bought the album on release day for 40 years, should not have to spend $400 for the privilege.


Even the most slavish nu-Rush fanbois - like me - have to agree with that.  Well put, Jonners.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Thailand Express on January 27, 2015, 12:15:00 pm
There seem to be tickets for around the $50 mark as well which isn't too bad.  And from that far back the band won't look as old  :P
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Jonners on January 27, 2015, 12:28:22 pm
My first ever Rush gig (this isn't a competition now by the way) was NEC, 1988, and I had to beg my mum to get me the ticket on her credit card, I think it was £10
I was about 3 or 4 rows back, Alex side

Not sure my mother would be quite so happy shelling out $400 for that ticket......

Im dying for someone to mention inflation or drop in album sales figures
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Thailand Express on January 27, 2015, 12:43:00 pm
Yes I paid a crisp tenner for a ticket at the SECC on the HYF tour.
Sorted a spot down the front (all standing) by queuing from around 4pm.  Ended up about half-way back after a few numbers due to the melee....
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Red Star on January 27, 2015, 15:43:41 pm
I'd rather reluctantly pay say £30 and sit in the car park next to Karl Beaston, but no way would I pay the silly amounts being bandied about for the privilege of being in the first 14 rows or so - I've been there and done that for far less money when they were a better band than they are today. :-\
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Thailand Express on January 27, 2015, 16:38:39 pm
RTB was better. Saw the tour advertised in the Saturday Evening Times, turned up at opening time at Virgin records on the Monday morning (expected a big queue, but there was none) and grabbed a load of tickets for the 6th row centre. £13.50 each I think they were :)
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Analog RH on January 27, 2015, 16:57:41 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 27, 2015, 10:45:32 am
ARH will be creaming himself. :)


;D

Prevaricated over this for a few days and have decided I won't be doing this tour. Main reason - I have many other things I'd rather spend a couple of grand on at present.

Secondary reasons:

1. I'm going to the Tombstone All Dayer at the Star & Garter in March, and Riff Fest in Bolton in August. On both days I will see at least six bands I currently worship. Entry is £15 for the former, free for the latter. Beer prices will be cheap. I will get to not just watch all the bands up close and personal, but hang out with them throughout the day. Travel costs will be minimal. I won't have to queue for a piss. I will know most of the people in the audience. I will have an absolute riot and will struggle to spend £100 each day. That, presently, is how I like to watch gigs. I can't get excited about an arena show at the moment, especially not at that price. I will miss the fun of traveling with friends and meeting up with them before and after the gigs, but as I've done that with Rush 32 times I don't feel hard done by. Most of the people going over to the States I can see in this country at a convention, in a bar, at a venue, or at Chez Hard.

2. Whilst the "rumour" allegedly eminating from Anthem is there won't be a European tour, they've said that twice before since R30 (including to me when I was still a fanboi and talking to Pegi and Anna). If the festival bods offer them decent money for a string of European festivals they will come here. Its all about the bottom line. I'm quite content seeing them here next year if they come. If they don't then I'll always remember the 5 or 6 shows of the 30 at which I was sober and have decent recall.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: BaldiePete on January 27, 2015, 18:15:15 pm
I'm actually going to be in Canada, near Niagara on holiday (booked it months ago) when they are playing in Toronto but will not be going to any of the gigs. Plans have been made and hotels booked and I'm not going to change that  and inconvenience myself (or Anne, who would hate the gig). If I'd actually been in Toronto when they were playing I'd have got a ticket but I'm not going to go out of my way and create a lot of hassle for myself when we are supposed to be on holiday.

Having said that, I expect I'll go to a few gigs if they do come over here later this year, or next year.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Nick on January 27, 2015, 19:10:41 pm
Will be dissapointed if they don't come over but it doesn't look likely to me. I may be lucky with work travel and sneak a US date in but that's down to chance. I can't imagine going to see Rush at a festival, in fact i don't think i would go even if they announced it. It seems to have been a strain for them to put the 34 dates together, their hearts aren't in it anymore, probably quite natural after all their years of touring, no complaints it's just how it is.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: pdw1 on January 27, 2015, 22:43:48 pm
I find this all very worrying: Jonners talking sense and ARH being sensible.
Is this the end of TNMS as we know it?
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 27, 2015, 23:28:34 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 27, 2015, 09:16:01 am
I presume it will be a case of look at ticket sales/margins/profits, then decide if Europe is viable at a slightly later date

While it was a good gig by all accounts, I presume they don't want another half full Sheffield

Depends. At the prices Rush charge they can probably still make profit playing in half full arenas. Sheffield can be set up in a half arena setup, they'd sell it out then! 
They reckon half of the last run of US dates were only about half sold, they're playing there again.

And people who have money deserve the right to spend vast wads of dosh to acquire the best seats in the house and a bag of tat. Can't afford it? Then get a better job with more pay and you're OK you lowlife piece of filth.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Analog RH on January 28, 2015, 00:14:29 am
Quote from: pdw1 on January 27, 2015, 22:43:48 pm
I find this all very worrying: Jonners talking sense and ARH being sensible.
Is this the end of TNMS as we know it?


I've been called many things in my time - but sensible ain't one of 'em!
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Analog RH on January 28, 2015, 00:19:33 am
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on January 27, 2015, 23:28:34 pm

And people who have money deserve the right to spend vast wads of dosh to acquire the best seats in the house and a bag of tat. Can't afford it? Then get a better job with more pay and you're OK you lowlife piece of filth.


Supply and demand is a bitch eh?

Now maybe if I was an accountant.........
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Bez on January 28, 2015, 07:51:21 am
Quote from: Analog Rockin' Hard on January 28, 2015, 00:19:33 am
Supply and demand is a bitch eh?

Now maybe if I was an accountant.........


As I'm very fond of reminding my accountant friend, the word "c***" is contained within the job description....
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Matt2112 on January 28, 2015, 08:38:36 am
Quote from: Bez on January 28, 2015, 07:51:21 am
As I'm very fond of reminding my accountant friend, the word "c***" is contained within the job description....


So are "con act".  ::) ;)
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Jonners on January 28, 2015, 09:18:02 am
Quote from: Bez on January 28, 2015, 07:51:21 am
As I'm very fond of reminding my accountant friend, the word "c***" is contained within the job description....


Count?  That's what they do though isn't it?
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 28, 2015, 20:11:33 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 28, 2015, 09:18:02 am
Count?  That's what they do though isn't it?

In some respects. But we can order numbers in new and exciting ways, and get rich in  the process - until we get rumbled...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: zoony on January 29, 2015, 16:47:09 pm
£100 is the most that I'll pay for a ticket if they do come to England again. Any more than that and it'll be thanks for the fantastic memories.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Jonners on January 29, 2015, 16:59:31 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 29, 2015, 16:47:09 pm
£100 is the most that I'll pay for a ticket if they do come to England again. Any more than that and it'll be thanks for the fantastic memories.


I had that figure in mind myself big feller, and I do also have some fantastic memories, but I am still struggling to think the ticket could costs 10x more than my first Rush Gig in 1988

Then again, Im starting to think I may be a complete hypocrite, as I have tickets for the Rugby World cup final, and they were definitely more than £100
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Matt2112 on January 29, 2015, 17:04:43 pm
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on January 28, 2015, 20:11:33 pm
In some respects. But we can order numbers in new and exciting ways, and get rich in  the process - until we get rumbled...


You are Bernie Madoff and I claim my £5,000,000...back.



Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Matt2112 on January 29, 2015, 17:12:57 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 29, 2015, 16:59:31 pmI had that figure in mind myself big feller, and I do also have some fantastic memories, but I am still struggling to think the ticket could costs 10x more than my first Rush Gig in 1988


Look at it this way - would you pay £100 to live that HYF tour experience at Birmingham NEC over again?  Course you would!  So would I...!!  So imagine the £100 for this tour was for the HYF gig, and the tenner you paid back then is for this year's gig.  Problem solved!  ;D

QuoteThen again, Im starting to think I may be a complete hypocrite, as I have tickets for the Rugby World cup final, and they were definitely more than £100


That is more of a one-off event, to be fair. :)
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Jonners on January 29, 2015, 17:30:11 pm
I would pay £100 definitely for the HYF experience again

Never has a DVD/Video done a concert such an injustice as ASOH.

From a sonically outstanding gig, with bass pedals and drums that nearly made me have a rectal prolapse, and a light and video production that was second to none, they turned it into a snooze fest where the PA sounded like a Bontempi girls first keyboard, and where it looks like they had cleaned the camera lenses with used Vaseline.

(http://cdn.images.reevoo.com/products/1149/1149920/300x300.jpg%1Ftimestamp=1362848627)
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Matt2112 on January 29, 2015, 23:57:20 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 29, 2015, 17:30:11 pm
I would pay £100 definitely for the HYF experience again

Never has a DVD/Video done a concert such an injustice as ASOH.

From a sonically outstanding gig, with bass pedals and drums that nearly made me have a rectal prolapse, and a light and video production that was second to none, they turned it into a snooze fest where the PA sounded like a Bontempi girls first keyboard, and where it looks like they had cleaned the camera lenses with used Vaseline.

(http://cdn.images.reevoo.com/products/1149/1149920/300x300.jpg%1Ftimestamp=1362848627)


;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Dave64K on January 30, 2015, 10:04:43 am
At least the $CAD v £GBP exchange rate will help with pricing in Canada. Went above £1=$1.90 yesterday
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Norwegian on January 30, 2015, 10:29:17 am
Quote from: Jonners on January 29, 2015, 17:30:11 pm
I would pay £100 definitely for the HYF experience again

Never has a DVD/Video done a concert such an injustice as ASOH.

From a sonically outstanding gig, with bass pedals and drums that nearly made me have a rectal prolapse, and a light and video production that was second to none, they turned it into a snooze fest where the PA sounded like a Bontempi girls first keyboard, and where it looks like they had cleaned the camera lenses with used Vaseline.

(http://cdn.images.reevoo.com/products/1149/1149920/300x300.jpg%1Ftimestamp=1362848627)
post of the month :D
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Chris Quartly on January 30, 2015, 15:18:55 pm
Madison Square Garden possibly sold out, no tickets coming up anymore (I managed to get a ticket in the first block towards the back, it'll do).
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: hygge on January 30, 2015, 20:51:08 pm
What a f'****g fiasco  >:(
I tried to get tickets for the two Toronto shows and the gig in Montreal.
My two youngest daughters an me each had their own computer and was searching for tickets exactly when they were released.
I managed to get row 7 for Toronto 1 and row 10 for Toronto 2 and finally row 8 for Montreal and I was so extremely content with that until I tried to check out.
I chose the delivery option UPS International (Western Europe) but the ordering system told me it was a mismatch between the selected delivery option and my selected country (Sweden).
I tried every other delivery option but with no luck.
Just got a personal message from a Finnish guy on this forum who had experienced the same thing.
What a farse. I had great tickets for all the shows but I couldn't manage to buy them.
If the boys come to Yurp I hope for God's sake that another company handles the ticket sales.
I'm so freaking frustrated, disapponted and angry right now.
Thankfully I have a trip to Rome in three weeks that hopefully can help me forget this.
>:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Exiled Yorkie on January 30, 2015, 21:27:34 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on January 30, 2015, 15:18:55 pm
Madison Square Garden possibly sold out, no tickets coming up anymore (I managed to get a ticket in the first block towards the back, it'll do).


MSG isnt sold out. They are in the resell ticket market on TM,  the sign of shitty things to come
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 30, 2015, 21:45:28 pm
Quote from: hygge on January 30, 2015, 20:51:08 pm
I chose the delivery option UPS International (Western Europe) but the ordering system told me it was a mismatch between the selected delivery option and my selected country (Sweden).
I tried every other delivery option but with no luck.
Just got a personal message from a Finnish guy on this forum who had experienced the same thing.

Happened to me and a few others on the last tour, we were told that we could use Mexico as the shipping destination and then get the order changed to collect at Box Office.
Did this, went to the Box Office on the day of the concert and they had no knowledge of the tickets...

We did get in though!
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: captainkurtz on January 30, 2015, 21:50:06 pm
Oh, how we laughed...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: hygge on January 30, 2015, 21:58:06 pm
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on January 30, 2015, 21:45:28 pm
Happened to me and a few others on the last tour, we were told that we could use Mexico as the shipping destination and then get the order changed to collect at Box Office.
Did this, went to the Box Office on the day of the concert and they had no knowledge of the tickets...

We did get in though!


Hi Nick!
Yeah, how stupid I am. Why didn't I think of this.
Seems so obvious when you tell me. Of course I should have chosen Mexico as delivery destination as I live in Sweden.
If I wasn't so freaking angry about this it would be the hight of humour.
Still hoping for Yurp dates and another ticket ordering company.
Hope to see you again this autumn mate.
Hygge
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: NeilP on January 30, 2015, 23:31:38 pm
If I go, 50/50 atm... I'll buy at the gig
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: BaldiePete on January 30, 2015, 23:36:02 pm
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on January 30, 2015, 21:45:28 pm
Happened to me and a few others on the last tour, we were told that we could use Mexico as the shipping destination and then get the order changed to collect at Box Office.
Did this, went to the Box Office on the day of the concert and they had no knowledge of the tickets...

We did get in though!


No problems with the VIP tickets. :)
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: NeilP on January 31, 2015, 00:07:38 am
at 403 dollars a pop ffs
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 31, 2015, 00:08:29 am
Quote from: BaldiePete on January 30, 2015, 23:36:02 pm
No problems with the VIP tickets. :)

No "Fun" though!

Oh, how I treasure my hand written slip of paper...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: BaldiePete on January 31, 2015, 07:49:25 am
Quote from: NeilP on January 31, 2015, 00:07:38 am
at 403 dollars a pop ffs


Price inflation on those as well. Just over $300 last time, so a 33% rise.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: NeilP on January 31, 2015, 12:19:23 pm
surely there'll be a lot of those first 15 rows unsold at those prices?
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: captainkurtz on January 31, 2015, 12:35:50 pm
Quote from: NeilP on January 31, 2015, 12:19:23 pm
surely there'll be a lot of those first 15 rows unsold at those prices?

I tried to upgrade my ticket twice at the box office in Toronto in 2012 and couldn't get better than my 17th row...still that was a hometown show and it is proven that brilliant tickets do come up later...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Jonny B on February 01, 2015, 09:24:14 am
Row 6 Platinum seats @ $545 Madison Sq going now...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: NeilP on February 01, 2015, 12:09:19 pm
joke...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Red Star on February 01, 2015, 12:30:56 pm
I have not even contemplated purchasing tickets for any N. America shows but reading the debacle and plight of those that have tried leaves me with a very sour taste. As a multiple gig goer on previous tours, this piss take makes me want to boycott the whole tour. >:( The ordinary lifelong fan who has made them who they are today is being priced out and that is a travesty.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: NeilP on February 01, 2015, 12:46:32 pm
yeah, not good at all
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Ian Harris on February 01, 2015, 17:03:51 pm
Perhaps the high ticket prices explain why there has been marketed as the last big tour. That's the only reason you'd pay through the nose. And the fixed cost of the staging etc has to be earned back from fewer dates. Rush has always believed in the free market, and if those sold out signs are anything to go by, they're not pricing themselves out of that market.

Shame for those of us thinking of going to the US. It makes me find the trip ridiculous rather than just extravagant.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Red Star on February 01, 2015, 18:26:13 pm
Quote from: Ian Harris on February 01, 2015, 17:03:51 pm
Perhaps the high ticket prices explain why there has been marketed as the last big tour.


Have I missed something somewhere then? Where does it state that this is the band's last big tour?
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: captainkurtz on February 01, 2015, 20:45:00 pm
They been quite canny in interviews, but I thought they were saying the last tour of this size...which is odd in itself, because its a pretty small selection of dates, comparatively speaking.

If it was their last tour, I'd certainly expect them to make it to Europe, which apparently isn't on the cards...

They'll keep touring as long as there is money to be had.  No argument with that, really, despite how ridiculous I think the pricing had become.  They don't have quite as much integrity as they once had, but then again, neither do I.....
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: NeilP on February 02, 2015, 00:38:31 am
see them here in Autumn or Spring 2016 then...
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Jonners on February 02, 2015, 09:28:42 am
$545 platinum seats

That is disgusting
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Nicola B on February 02, 2015, 19:27:13 pm
Crazy money.
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Ian Harris on February 02, 2015, 23:18:52 pm
Quote from: Red Star on February 01, 2015, 18:26:13 pm
Have I missed something somewhere then? Where does it state that this is the band's last big tour?

In the press release - "their 21st tour, one which will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude.": http://www.rush.com/r40-live-40th-anniversary-tour

:-[
Title: Re: Pre-sale today?
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 02, 2015, 23:26:54 pm
Quote from: Ian Harris on February 02, 2015, 23:18:52 pm
In the press release - "their 21st tour, one which will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude.": http://www.rush.com/r40-live-40th-anniversary-tour

:-[

So, there could be future tours bigger than this one, or, future tours smaller than this one.

Whatever, ticket prices will be a magnitude higher. :)