Pre-sale today?

Started by Chris Quartly, January 23, 2015, 15:25:51 pm

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captainkurtz

Quote from: NeilP on January 31, 2015, 13:19:23 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...
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NeilP


Red Star

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.
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Ian Harris

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.
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Red Star

Quote from: Ian Harris on February 01, 2015, 18:03:51 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?
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captainkurtz

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.....
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NeilP

see them here in Autumn or Spring 2016 then...

Jonners

$545 platinum seats

That is disgusting
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Ian Harris

Quote from: Red Star on February 01, 2015, 19:26:13 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

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Nïckslïkk2112

Quote from: Ian Harris on February 03, 2015, 00:18:52 am
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. :)
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