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  1. Has been that way on every tour (2 in arenas, 4 in stadiums) since at least the Vertigo tour in 2005.
  2. Been like this for years from most countries, the costs seem excessive. On the plus side, at least they actually send tickets quickly instead of the UK method of waiting until about a week before the show!
  3. Get the information as suggested by bigwave to be on the safe side, but they said the same sort of thing for the I&E shows out there and there was no check at all. Practically in a stadium holding 60,000+ it is all but impossible to implement ID checks anyway. Pretty sure the only ID will be for Red Zone tickets.
  4. For "increased security" it likely won't be anything more than a slightly tighter pat-down. There was allegedly increased security at Wembley for The Stone Roses & Adele in recent weeks, but it was no different to going to any other gig there. Same with Depeche Mode & Guns n Roses at the London Stadium. Highly unlikely you will have any problem with a camera.
  5. At a guess, with Tottenham playing all their games there next season they could have reached the limit of events Wembley can hold in a year.
  6. True, but that only exists because people film and share it. The key thing is to manage it so you aren't intruding on other peoples enjoyment and balance with your own. I've filmed plenty at shows over the years and enjoy watching my footage back, though I always attend multiple shows so ration it across the tour and only film when I can get a clear shot below my eye-line so as not to block anyones view. Those clips go on youtube for people to watch if they choose. As for a GoPro, I have seen them occasionally at gigs. One at a Taylor Swift show got stopped about 10 minutes in (back in the days before her great purge on youtube videos), another was at The Prodigy (actually that footage from the mosh pits would have been fascinating). So people do use them, but really not sure the point of them. If you are on the barrier shoot a couple of songs with a proper camera, your footage will be much better. Even with a GoPro, to have anything watchable you'd need to stand pretty much still for the entire show anyway.
  7. ^^seeing as on that gumtree post they have been dumb enough to post the picture, the seat numbers and the bar-code those would be easily traced and cancelled!
  8. E-mail just received from U2.com seems pretty clear - "Four more shows have been added to complete the dates on the European leg of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. "The band will play second nights at Twickenham, London on July 9th, the Olympic Stadium in Rome on July 16th, the Stade de France in Paris on July 26th and the Amsterdam Arena on July 30th."
  9. cdparky

    2nd Nights

    Live Nation showing London 2 general sale Jan 23rd. http://www.livenation.co.uk/show/928435/u2-the-joshua-tree-tour/twickenham/2017-07-09/en
  10. Done the same in the hope for Dublin 2 (holding on to a code we could have used elsewhere). Will have to see what happens tomorrow, I'm figuring the 2nd nights will be up very quickly if they are going straight to general sale.
  11. I don't know why they even ask for the passport number. I've been to plenty of shows in Barcelona (travelling from the UK) and never been asked for it at the venue.
  12. Just to check, were the GA's paperless tickets or normal tickets? Asking as hoping to book 3 tomorrow but 1 of our group will be along later in the day.
  13. It's just for counting tickets sold, nothing else. You will be able to go anywhere in the GA (obviously except the red zone).
  14. For anyone travelling in, if offered the option select to pick your ticket up at the box office. UK ticket companies are notoriously slow when it comes to sending them out, often waiting to the week of the show.
  15. Hi, we got RZ for Barcelona this morning. Had this mail through - "Important information about your purchase for U2 on July 18 in Barcelona: We have proceeded to replace the code that appeared in your ticket by the name of the owner of the purchase, so you do not have access problems on the day of the concert. Remember to print your tickets again." A bit confused as the tickets are to be picked up at the box office. Anyone else had this?
  16. I mailed support this afternoon to ask about this in the hypothetical case that extra shows are added. On 360 and I&E they went through the same pre-sale process, so you would think the same will apply this time. Trying to judge whether to hold something back for a probable 2nd night in Dublin.
  17. My guess is it will go on billing address and reject when you try to buy them if you are a non-Irish resident.
  18. GA tickets have been very hard to come by - I suspect they have undersold the floor so far until the exact dimensions of the stage are known, at which point GA should be back on sale. Same sort of thing happened with Lady Gaga last year, couldn't get GA for the first couple of nights for love or money when they went on sale, couple of months later once the stage layout was known they were easily available. So don't give up and just keep an eye on AXS.
  19. Re the Refund message on there, in the UK at least all that does is tell you there are none unless an event is cancelled and I would assume that is the same all over the place. They won't do anything about tickets now priced cheaper. They have clearly lowered the prices, probably at the request of LN after sales were slower than expected. One day the promoters will figure out the volume of customers at $300 a ticket is far fewer than at half that cost - casual fans simply won't go at that price and wait for the cheaper stadium shows. They all got greedy a few years back seeing a (relative) handful of tickets sold on ebay and similar places at crazy prices and seemed to decide that was the market value to aim for, ignoring the slight problem that a lot of people will simply say "no thanks" at those prices.
  20. Unusual to see them lowered so early - this is a bit of a mess and reflects that the tickets were priced way too high to start with (no coincidence that ticket sales have dropped as prices have spiralled). Does seem to be becoming a more common practise to price them high to start with, gouge as much money as possible and then start lowering the tickets to get rid of the excess - actually not dissimilar in concept to how scalpers have always worked in that they start out high and end up dumping tickets for whatever they can get later on. Be interesting to know if the band are fully aware of how this is being done.
  21. Going to the 3rd & 4th nights there
  22. I would imagine that is what the seller is up to - twigging that in Europe no ticket agency is linked to another so thus won't know and hoping the codes are not audited for multiple use. Anyone buying it is kind of silly though given they can pay £30 and easily get tickets in the Innocence pre-sale.
  23. In theory it would let you do it - the sites for Amsterdam / Stockholm / Paris have no direct link between each and thus won't disable your code if you use it for Amsterdam and then for Paris. That said it would be a risk if they audit use of codes and deem it a breach of rules (though you would like to think a single code used for 2 single tickets would be ok).
  24. Thing is with glastonbury its one event not a whole tour. If u2 were doing just one show it could done, over a tour its difficult to get people to register for each individual show and have photo tickets for each concert. Be a nightmare doing that, but something needs to be done that doesn't effect the fan that wants to see a few shows, like it is now. Swaps are vital! I'm not saying I'd want them to do it as it would be a complete ball-ache - and I concur that swaps are a vital part of the U2 experience! I might be wrong but I think Radiohead went paperless on their last tour (they did the at The O2 anyway) which seems as good a way as any to curb touting.
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