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Is it just me but.........

 

If I was U2 this would now be the time to sell tickets.

 

They are doing a massive job of promoting the album and getting interview and radio plays.

 

Almost everyone got the album whether they wanted it or not

Actual album sales are really good

 

In other words they are popular

 

Christmas around the corner, holiday season, feel good factor..........

 

Announce tour

 

That would be my business plan

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If, and that's a very big IF, I'm right regarding the soon to be announced tour, we should soon be making plans for potential ticket swaps.

The window between the tour being announced and the sale of tickets is usualy quite short

 

I have seen some posts on here regarding people looking for tickets to more than one venue.

 

I had made a post regarding a Ticket Swap Shop earlier but it was way too early and we put a padlock on it

 

With the likelihood that those in Europe will only be able to buy 4 tickets to 1 venue that would, in my situation, require me to find 3 other with which to swap tickets.

 

Whether or not, with the Mods approval, we set up a network of Swap Buddies, in anticipation of a tour.

 

This will help prevent an overload of the site when the tour is annonced and ensure in advance that we are sorted

 

I was lucky last tour to set up swaps for Dublin, Paris and Barcelona with my home gig of Glasgow.

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If, and that's a very big IF, I'm right regarding the soon to be announced tour, we should soon be making plans for potential ticket swaps.

The window between the tour being announced and the sale of tickets is usualy quite short

 

I have seen some posts on here regarding people looking for tickets to more than one venue.

 

I had made a post regarding a Ticket Swap Shop earlier but it was way too early and we put a padlock on it

 

With the likelihood that those in Europe will only be able to buy 4 tickets to 1 venue that would, in my situation, require me to find 3 other with which to swap tickets.

 

Whether or not, with the Mods approval, we set up a network of Swap Buddies, in anticipation of a tour.

 

This will help prevent an overload of the site when the tour is annonced and ensure in advance that we are sorted

 

I was lucky last tour to set up swaps for Dublin, Paris and Barcelona with my home gig of Glasgow.

Could somebody explain to me how all this, works, is there a reason everyone doesn't just buy tickets for all the gigs they want to go to? 

I've never bought tickets on pre-sale, so this is all new to me, is there an issue with the amount of time we have or something?

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Their doing a massive job over there, but, with the exception of the Miami stop it has been been pretty quiet for North America- *if* some if the rumors are correct and they will play early summer in the States/Canada then I think they may want to promote a bit more here. JMHO. That all being said I do think we are going to hear something by Dec.

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Hi Rhi-K

My quote button does not work so here goes

1. Subscribers are issued with a code which they enter when the pre sale booking occurs

   This allows us to buy ?4 tickets to the concert of our choice

   In the USA subscribers could use their 4 ticket allowance to pick 4 different venues which to me was a fantastic deal

   In the UK we were only allowed to use our allowance to 1 concert so you would have to buy say 4 tickets for Wembley

   Like most on here we like seeing U2 so we arranged to swap our 3 surplus tickets (or those not given to our friends) to concerts in other cities

2. On the Zoo we set up a ticket Swap Shop.

   People were entrusted to act as handlers

   2 people agreed to swap tickets and sent their swaps to the handler who, when in possession of both tickets, would then send them on to the respective swappers.

   This prevented a degree of concern that the other party would not honour the deal.

3. When the tickets go on general sale the websites usually crash and for each venue you want tickets for you have to buy each venue individualy.

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To be honest, all the madness that ensues in trying to get tickets for big gigs is why I'll probably stick to just one gig in one venue personally - unless they are following through on the acoustic/electric thing.

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Hi Rhi-K

My quote button does not work so here goes

1. Subscribers are issued with a code which they enter when the pre sale booking occurs

   This allows us to buy ?4 tickets to the concert of our choice

   In the USA subscribers could use their 4 ticket allowance to pick 4 different venues which to me was a fantastic deal

   In the UK we were only allowed to use our allowance to 1 concert so you would have to buy say 4 tickets for Wembley

   Like most on here we like seeing U2 so we arranged to swap our 3 surplus tickets (or those not given to our friends) to concerts in other cities

2. On the Zoo we set up a ticket Swap Shop.

   People were entrusted to act as handlers

   2 people agreed to swap tickets and sent their swaps to the handler who, when in possession of both tickets, would then send them on to the respective swappers.

   This prevented a degree of concern that the other party would not honour the deal.

3. When the tickets go on general sale the websites usually crash and for each venue you want tickets for you have to buy each venue individualy.

Thanks Asterix, I'm feeling a little nervous about the whole thing now! There is going to be much more pre-purchase planning than I thought. I'm all in favour of swap buddies then, might take some anxiety out of it for me lol, I'd really like to get to see 2

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