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The band are now putting their name to these Platinum tickets being sold by Ticketmaster (see image at the end of my post)  and it is making me sick to my core . Of all the bands out there and as a fan of 35 plus years how can they be exploiting there fans to this level .£300 plus for GA tickets are you kidding me ,genuine working class fans who put the band where they are today  have no chance of affording these scam tickets . Why are the band allowing Ticketmaster to cream off the best tickets seating and standing and sell them at vastly inflated prices that their fan base would have to go into debt to afford,

This is the description that Ticketbastard have of these tickets  Please note Platinum Tickets are in demand tickets to concerts and other events made available by artists and event organisers through Ticketmaster. They give fans fair and safe access to in demand tickets at market driven prices. Platinum tickets are ticket-only purchases and prices are subject to change at any time.......At least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear  a mask :angry::angry:

Fair and safe access what an absolute load of BS its legalized ticket touting and the band need to act NOW, if they continue to condone this scam i will seriously consider calling an end to my 35 years plus of supporting the band on their future tours . THE BAND NEED TO ACT 

I managed to secure two GA tickets for Manchester finally and after a  fair bit of heartache with the joke of a pre sale but many other geniune fans were not so lucky ,how do you think these people feel when they see the tickets they prized so highly on sale by T/M to the highest bidder THE BAND NEED TO ACT .

i am making some noise   for real fans whose stories i am continually reading on social media  who lets face it never really had a chance of getting cheapish tickets  here's one i read last night and i feel it hits the spot perfectly and forced me to act  .

As a major loyal U2 FAN for the last 32 years it saddens me to say that I am totally disgusted and angered at that fact that the majority of tickets for the Belfast and Dublin gigs ended up on third party resell sites. I tried to get tickets for myself (having seen them six times) and my 2 sons who are 14 and 7. What breaks my heart is that my 7 year old (born on the same day as me) broke is heart when he found out we couldn't get tickets. After listening to elevation in my car one day about 2 years ago he fell in love with the boys in a big way and as I type I can hear him in his room playing running to stand still. What angers me is that no thought or provision was given for real fans. I was happy to pay the face value for tickets but not the ridiculous rates that went on sale minutes after the official 9 am sale release. 
5 minutes after they went on sales I seen prices of £900 And upwards for a pair of tickets. 
To U2 I say this it's your fans that put you where you are now and when they need you most you weren't there.

I leave U2 with this question......

How is it you can convince world leaders to erase $25 billion in debt to third world countries but can't control the sale of your own ticket prices. 

From a loyal , loving and angered fan

THE BAND NEED TO ACT 

I feel ever since Paul Mcguiness left the organization and Live Nation  got their claws into the group things have gone downhill but now things have come to a head and THE BAND NEED TO ACT .

£200 PLUS for a top priced seat is too expensive especially when they toured last year and the year before .The band are multi multi millionaires who fight for fantastic causes around the world why not fight for a fair deal on tickets for your own working class fans instead of letting Ticket Master and Live Nation RIP THEM OFF  

THE BAND NEED TO ACT 

I hope this post doesn't fall on deaf ears as the band are slowly eroding its fan base with this absolutely scandalous ticketing policy ,i would like to sit down with the band (yeah right !!) and discuss this as surely they are not aware how the real fans are being treated .

Queen tickets went on sale for the O2 in London last week  with seats and standing £80. THE BAND NEEDS TO ACT 

 U2 of all the bands out there need to get back to sensible ticketing pricing its no good saying its all down to market forces blah blah blah ,you are rich beyond your wildest dreams take control of your own ticketing sit down with real fans and discuss their real concerns U2 live shows should be for the many not the few thanks Jezza :) 

 

Bono Larry Adam Edge my details are here its good to talk  :)

THE BAND NEED TO ACT 

#THISISNOTU2

 

Rant Over 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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Personally I would be more than happy for them to go without this amazing, all singing , all dancing, super LED, etc, etc screen and just have the band and maybe a less technological screen or two and

The band are now putting their name to these Platinum tickets being sold by Ticketmaster (see image at the end of my post)  and it is making me sick to my core . Of all the bands out there and as a fa

They need to get back to sensible ticket pricing the positive PR they would get out of such a move would force other bands to reconsider their questionable ticketing practices . They should take a loo

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Sorry, I don't meant to be a d**k but why would the band act on this?

For everyone questioning platinum tickets, ticket packages or ANYTHING related to ticketing, merchandise, even the 'fan club' that we basically pay an extra 25 a ticket to be part of, if you aren't aware Live Nation/Ticketmaster basically own U2.

 

Ok that is stretching it but you do get that when they signed their 10 or 12 year deal which, if I recall correctly, McGuinness negotiated, that is when EVERYTHING we bitch about changed, for the most part. Point is they have NO REASON to make a change because the people running their business are also running the forum in which you are posting and they signed a deal with these people to make more money...  With that said, I still love the band, am very disappointed there are over a half dozen shows in and around my area and I have tickets to NONE of them (not from lack of trying, TRUST ME). Unfortunately this is all about business not music! 

 

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You are not being a dick but  have just summed up everything that is wrong with what is going on ,this band above all others in my eyes stand for something and this is being eroded away by greed  and they are losing touch with the likes of me an you and many others who put them where they are today .  

I have put my head above the parapet so many times when Bono has been acting like a "dick" and "shouted down"  anyone who would question his geniuness  but what is happening on this tour is a scam 

Younger acts are catching the mood Ed Sheeran teamed up with a Face Value ticketing site Twickets so fans didn't get ripped off is just one example .

This premium thing really grates me as they have not gone on resale sites they are actually creaming the best tickets off and vastly inflating them it should be illegal .

 

 

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@sm2112 has already pointed out that U2 have sold themselves to Live Nation - and LN owns Ticketmaster. U2 have NO influence anymore. It's not U2 who make ticket prices and bundles, it's TM or LN. 

@dazed and confused When it all comes down ticket prices for U2eiTour are pretty fair. GAs for 90 Euros is ok.! Cheaper than other big groups, no "early entry" or "FOS". That's very good. It could have been worse. Even the highest category with approx. 230 Euros is ok., Of course it's too much but in the live industry of nowadays that is the price you have to pay. Of course the allocation is in parts terrible. Selling upper level seats for that price is ridiculous. Overall U2 many other bands like ACDC, Justin Timberlake, Guns N Roses, Springsteen are more expensive. The second market is a different world. 

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Totally agree with the first comments. The cost for going to a concert is crazy money. The e&i tour is not selling out like previous tours. Stupid money is being asked for tickets. How can other artists play the same venues but the tickets are nowhere near the same. I know U2 are a massive group, but don't be ripping us off. 

Fans are paying these silly prices (like me). It's time we stopped. And going from the sales of this tour particularly Boston or Chicago, fans won't pay the prices

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Well there are bands that go out and play shows for much less. Yes I understand U2 is huge, I understand it is all about business and not music, regardless of what most want to believe..

SO!!! Knowing the types of fans this band has had for decades and thinking about how many shows the average fan goes to and the fact that you are charging them 50 for membership in a 'fan club' that is really just early access to ticket allotments. WHY NOT just change the rules, we get it, you want more $$ so why not just say you can buy 2 tickets to, up to 3 shows (probably the average person here goes to 3), can choose GA or any price level you want and there is an additional $25 a ticket added. LiveNation/Ticketmaster will still make even more money and we get a little more even if it isn't perfect, you could do it CC entry or mail order, etc etc. Bottom line is it would give real fans the opportunity to see a few shows, if they wanted to and there are safe guards, to some degree, that keeps them from just buying and reselling them which OBVIOUSLY Ticketmaster/Live Nation DO NOT care about as long as they get a piece of this secondary market as well. So, if the only resale for those tickets was on TM I am sure they would see the light they get $25 more upfront and then IF someone actually sold the tickets they would make a % of that money as well.. it's WIN WIN WIN WIN for Ticketbastard with a chance for fans to see a few shows. 

Of course I don't love the idea as a whole but I am willing to pay the 25 a ticket more (as I have in the past) to know I can get to to a few shows without being completely raped. 

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5 minutes ago, spacko said:

Thanks my main concerns are not the pre sales but this is an interesting insight for sure comments about making sure real fans get the tickets ,how many real fans can afford Platinum GA at £300 plus 

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