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C'mon U2, new shows & no new pre-sale allocation for subscribers?!?!

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If we do not get to use our pre-sale codes I will talk the talk walk the walk.

 

But didn't you already use your presale code the first time around?! I understand wanting more, since I'm in the same boat... but it is hard to say fans aren't able to even use presale if you're a fan who was able to use it already... no?

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I agree.... but....

 

 

 

Just thought of something else too, those 300$ tix are NOT selling that well (too many sections are 300$) so maybe they figure scalpers will want them/get stuck with a lot of them, so why give more pre-sale chances to reg. fans when scalpers will grab the most expensive tix that most reg. fans don't buy... who knows... one of those Corporate Dark Plans :P

 

I think that is a bit too far-fetched. Most shows are nearly sold out, so I'm not sure how that constitutes not selling that well. Only for U2 does not selling out in minutes/hours mean there is little demand. Most concerts fill up slow over long periods of time....

 

Yeah I know it's far-fetched Jeff :)  I was just flappin' my gums & letting my imagination get carried away with conspiracy theories  loll ... besides, even if scalpers get codes they too can only buy 2 tix max, they get 95% of their tix via general sale and non-scalpers selling to them.

Your right about the shows filling up over time... but the amount of 300$ tix available is questionnable, I for one was very surprised that 2 tiers of 4 in the Bell Ctr. are @ 300 bucks.... the mega marketing hype will get into very high gear a few weeks before the shows I'm sure   

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Smaller venues, less people can fit in. So to leave some tickets available for general public, they must limit the number of tickets we as subscribers get.

 

I would've wantes 4 presale tix too, but ot is what it is I'm sure in 2016 when they do stadiuma, we'll get more.

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It is decent for 2 shows...I know...I was happy as of yesterday and then...new codes needed...easily done for scalpers...

 

Scalpers pose as new members and they get new codes...not us...

I'm with you Manon. Like I said. I have 4 members of my family. I introduced my two sons to U2. They are now fans and musicians. We all went to Boston. Of course,then we were allowed 4 tickets. I get it.two tickets for two shows. But c'mon two more shows and no new codes. I am rethinking my U2.com membership. There is no way I will have 4 people from the same house to all become U2.com members. It's not right

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We could have 4 tickets before...why 2 now? If I can not get tickets in pre-sales starting today scalpers are going to have a very hard time!

 

You're preaching to the choir. I am half a block away from a 15 minute subway ride that puts me under Madison Square Garden... so I want as many as possible, heh. ;-)

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The presale offer can't possibly account for every possible family scenario. It would be impossible to cover all the possible family combinations that exist among the world of people who want to attend U2 concerts.  Additionally, they were likely hoping to pull in a lot of new fans because they just offered their newest album for free, which ultimately led to allowing only 2 tickets for presale instead of 4 to allow a larger number of subscribers (both old and new) to have a shot at tickets.  They have to be welcoming to new fans, because it's not all about us dinosours who have been listening since the 70s.  Any band that wants to survive in the world of music today has to continue trying to pull in new fans, not just cater to their oldest fans.  I don't have a problem with a fan who just discovered them in September. I'm happy that they share a love for the same band that I enjoy. 

 

This presale is not that different from other artists, I know ACDC's fan club only allows 2 tickets in presale, also.  I'm sure there are many others who, if they even offer a presale, only offer 2 to each person.  And also, It doesn't really matter what they did last time, because times change and circumstances change, things need to be flexible to allow for contingencies.

If someone already has at least 2 tickets for any show right now, they should just chill out. There are a lot of people here who still haven't gotten their first tickets yet and you're all saying you need more.  How about let everyone who paid for the privilege have the ability to have the same shot at tickets that you did before you start demanding more. It's time to stop the mentality that you're somehow more important than the U2 fan next to you.  We're all equal in this because we share a love for the band and their music.  At the end of the day, that's all that matters.

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The other issue is that you'd be setting people up for failure. It is hard enough to get any GA tickets, but do you really want people to think they will be able to get 4?! I'm guessing this family isn't looking to spend $1200 on lower bowl... So, all you'd be doing is selling more lottery tickets, which only results in more people losing out.

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The presale offer can't possibly account for every possible family scenario. It would be impossible to cover all the possible family combinations that exist among the world of people who want to attend U2 concerts.  Additionally, they were likely hoping to pull in a lot of new fans because they just offered their newest album for free, which ultimately led to allowing only 2 tickets for presale instead of 4 to allow a larger number of subscribers (both old and new) to have a shot at tickets.  They have to be welcoming to new fans, because it's not all about us dinosours who have been listening since the 70s.  Any band that wants to survive in the world of music today has to continue trying to pull in new fans, not just cater to their oldest fans.  I don't have a problem with a fan who just discovered them in September. I'm happy that they share a love for the same band that I enjoy. 

 

This presale is not that different from other artists, I know ACDC's fan club only allows 2 tickets in presale, also.  I'm sure there are many others who, if they even offer a presale, only offer 2 to each person.  And also, It doesn't really matter what they did last time, because times change and circumstances change, things need to be flexible to allow for contingencies.

If someone already has at least 2 tickets for any show right now, they should just chill out. There are a lot of people here who still haven't gotten their first tickets yet and you're all saying you need more.  How about let everyone who paid for the privilege have the ability to have the same shot at tickets that you did before you start demanding more. It's time to stop the mentality that you're somehow more important than the U2 fan next to you.  We're all equal in this because we share a love for the band and their music.  At the end of the day, that's all that matters.

 

Don't tell people what they can see or do...that is a lack of respect and manners...

 

Who needs someone who owns "the truth"!

 

When you love a group...you want more...that is human nature...with 4 shows in arenas, stadiums, etc. everyone has a shot. 

Edited by manon amos

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