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Ticket limit and splitting

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Right I hate doing this and I know we all hate people who do this but I can't find an FAQ or a relevant thread or anything, I'm sure it's out there somewhere but the UI of the website is becoming more and more unfriendly to those of who don't have the time to log on often and get used to it - it's not intuitive in the SLIGHTEST (maybe that's the point, hardcore Zootopians only :P ). So I'm going to do that very annoying thing when someone asks questions that have probably answered five hundred times already:

 

I didn't know they were announcing Irish dates (I live in Belfast) so I went ahead and used to my presale code for 2 Milan tickets. What's the ticket limit? Will I still be able to use it in the Irish presales? I'm assuming if the limit is 2 (which I have heard it is now) or if there's no splitting then the answer is no....

 

I better be able to get Irish tickets regardless... bit ridiculous if Irish fans have to go to another country and not get to go to the gig in their own country lol!

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Right okay answering my own question more or less - I see the limit is 2 tickets, which means I now cannot enter the presales for my own country, due to Dublin/Belfast being missing from the list at the time of the presales. Great organisation as usual there LiveNation, really well done. Next time actually put the cities that are planned maybe? Sick of Dublin being left of the list until the last moment every tour, yeah I know it takes them longer to book it but if they know they are going to book it it should be on there. Unless it's not confirmed and could still be cancelled, in which case fine because I'd rather have Milan tickets as insurance than end up with nothing.

But yeah seriously I better be able to get Dublin tickets in the onsale. There's no way I'm flying all the way from Ireland to Italy to see them but not being allowed to see them in my own country! Not happening I tell yous!!!

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To be honest, I think it is actually meant as a nice gesture from U2 to the people of their home country. The Ireland shows always have a huge demand and attract many people from outside Ireland. By publishing the Irish dates later, this makes these people from outside Ireland to secure tickets for other shows, and therefore, these codes will no longer participate in the Irish presale. Which means that the people from Ireland have to compete less with others and have much higher chances to score tickets for the shows in Ireland. 

 

Of course, hope you will eventually score the Irish tickets you want.

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I suppose so. Though it doesn't work when the Irish fans use their presale code not knowing there's going to be Irish shows haha! Though I did save my presale code last time, but the PR for this year has been very limited, I didn't hear anything about Irish shows until after the presales. Plus the other thing is that I sometimes find it hard to trust that there really WILL be Irish shows, because we have a history of venues being cancelled (like Garth Brooks). Though I'm not sure if that would happen with U2...

Yes I hope so too! I always see them when they are here and I can't imagine not seeing them! I don't even know what I'd do if that happened but LiveNation would definitely be hearing from me!

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mich40 I do yet it was an unofficial fan page which alerted me. I normally do check the site periodically but tbh you'd think with such a big band as U2 it would be big news when they are going on tour and third party media would be picking it up, didn't happen this time though, nobody in the media seems particularly bothered or interested. Weird that fans have to go hunting down information about a major event from one of the biggest bands in the world.

A lot of us don't have time to be on here much anymore, but do you know, the main thing is the website. It's almost completely unusable now. I don't understand really because U2 is always worried about the threat of irrelevance yet nobody at LiveNation seems to care about PR.

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Just got an official response from the website and they confirm I won't be allowed to enter the presales for my own country and have to compete against everyone else instead despite being a paying member because my code was used for the Milan tickets. I would be fine with that if Dublin and Belfast weren't confirmed at that time but they said they were but they just didn't put it on the tour page because it was on the news page, basically implying that it's good enough that it was on the news page. So it's not enough that we're paying over the odds for the subscription, we also have to scour every inch of this terribly designed website before making any financial decision,. Business as usual from LiveNation then, great stuff!

 

I know it's ALWAYS been like this and after all these years I should know better but tbh it wouldn't be hard for LN to shape up a bit, but they don't and never will because we always just accept and go above and beyond instead, while paying for the privilege.

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Irish dates couldn't be in tour page because there are no dates yet but yes we were in some way alerted. (living in Dublin I saved my code) 

Fanpages do a big work but still they are not official ;)

 

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48 minutes ago, Faye_Kelly said:

mich40 I do yet it was an unofficial fan page

 

It's like Monica Martino says... the official information will be published here in U2.com and Zootopia - it's safer to plan with the official information. Always...

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Max my post said I was NOTIFIED by an unofficial fan page.... not planning with one. As in I wasn't notified by any official source at all. How can one start planning if one hasn't been notified that there's a tour/that there's tickets on sale?

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