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8 hours ago, thegrunter said:

And why do bands do this? I already have a pre-order in for the special edition of the new album.  I don't need another copy - since that copy will most likely be a promo disc in a cheap cardboard sleeve.

It'll be a real copy of the standard version of the album, complete with shrink-wrap, and no punch-outs.  It'll be the exact version you can buy in a retail store (if there are any stores left that still sell CDs).

They do this for one reason I'm sure of, and one that I have my suspicions of.  The one I'm sure of is that it inflates album sales, because Billboard will count each physical disc sent out as a sale, which will allow the band to debut at #1.  The giveaway for Songs Of Innocence didn't count, and the album didn't chart in the way U2 albums are expected to, and I think that bothered the band,

The other reason, which I'm not 100% is the case for all artists but suspect may be true here, is that the band isn't actually giving anything away.  I would bet that Ticketmaster/Live Nation are paying a royalty to the band's record label, Universal/Interscope in the US, for each copy given away.  Live Nation will likely take from the money they grossed on ticket sales and pay a fee to Universal/Interscope for each album.  So the record company will still be getting paid for the sale one way or the other.  But this way, the numbers go way up.  For Songs Of Innocence, I bought one copy of the deluxe version of the album, and was later gifted a vinyl copy of the album.  I also saw eight shows on the tour.  For this tour, so far I've purchased a total of four tickets (the fanclub presale and then the citi presale) and will now be getting four copies of the album.  If they add dates and I'm lucky enough to get more tickets, then I'll wind up with more CDs, which will count as more record sales for the band and more money to their label.  I kinda wish there was an option to opt-out of the receiving the CD.  I'll be buying the deluxe version like you so the standard version of the album isn't something I need.  I'd rather have $10 off each ticket than four copies of the CD I'll never open.  But I guess I know what everyone will be getting for Christmas from me this year! :D

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1 hour ago, uvalee said:

No email here yet, but ticketing was through AXS so probably why the delay as mentioned above.  Isn't there supposed to be choice between digital download or CD?

Well that was fast... :)

Just got an email from "U2" (some onelivemedia.com email address) with download link and codes for each ticket - CD or digital (beginning only Dec 1).  According to the email, you can forward the additional ticket codes (beyond your own) to applicable friends, family, etc (just one code per ticket obviously).  Have only followed the link, not actually ordered, but certainly appears official, and assuming it will work...

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anyone know it's it's possible to get a digital copy of it?

I don't want to get 4 CDs, but would be down with 3 CDs and a digital copy that I get early morning on the 1st!

My email only says:

Thank you for purchasing tickets to see U2!

Your ticket to see U2 live in concert comes with a physical CD of their brand new album Songs of Experience.

Please provide us with your address to ensure you are among the first to receive the album when it becomes available on December 1, 2017.

What are you waiting for? Get your copy of U2's brand new CD now!

 

Edited by U2 Rules

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See my post right above

5 minutes ago, U2 Rules said:

anyone know it's it's possible to get a digital copy of it?

I don't want to get 4 CDs, but would be down with 3 CDs and a digital copy that I get early morning on the 1st!

My email only says:

Thank you for purchasing tickets to see U2!

Your ticket to see U2 live in concert comes with a physical CD of their brand new album Songs of Experience.

Please provide us with your address to ensure you are among the first to receive the album when it becomes available on December 1, 2017.

What are you waiting for? Get your copy of U2's brand new CD now!

 

See my post directly above.  Hmm...I wonder if the "U2" email I received was only because my venue wasn't Ticketmaster, or if all ticket buyers will eventually get that email and option (which includes digital).

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I purchased 4 tickets, through 2 different pre-sales, and I have not received any emails for the CD or download. How long should I wait

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On 2017-11-17 at 8:43 AM, thegrunter said:

Is this "redeem a CD" through Ticketmaster a legitimate thing?

Or is this some phishing scam?

And why do bands do this? I already have a pre-order in for the special edition of the new album.  I don't need another copy - since that copy will most likely be a promo disc in a cheap cardboard sleeve.

I got a weird e-mail from "Mrs.Sandbox" asking me to Redeem. I haven't opened it. 

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1 hour ago, LDM said:

I got a weird e-mail from "Mrs.Sandbox" asking me to Redeem. I haven't opened it. 

I got the same email from Mrs Sandbox and haven’t opened it either. Seemed sketchy

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Several of us got that too....don't know what it is, but it has been reported.

 

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