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U2 playing SiriusXM show at Apollo Theater June 11th

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I’m curious to know if people who received notice that they will get tickets are from areas close to NYC. 

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15 hours ago, lukylsp said:

No, I haven’t used up all my days, that’s not it. I’m a VP and I’m having boss guilt for being out of the office here and there for a variety of reasons as of late (including following this band around!)

If youre a VP then you have to go! Go for the rest of us who arent able to take time off work to go. Reasons for missing work, they dont need one really. I never provide one personally unless Im leaving abruptly for a family emergency.

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3 hours ago, dmway said:

That's most probably because of the size of the venue - it holds less than 2000 people. I think earlier in the thread, someone said it was around 1500.

I'm also willing to bet that there will most likely be an equivalent experience for European residents once the tour hits Europe that we here will not be eligible for. That happens often during their tours.

Edit after some more thought: I also don't think that U2, U2.com, LiveNation, anyone else connected to the band is the reason for this restriction as well. This is a SiriusXM-sponsored gig, so they would be the ones calling the shots over any of the rules. I'm actually a bit surprised that anyone from U2.com who is not a Sirius XM customer is able to have the opportunity to go to this at all - that means the band negotiated these seats for us here in advance of agreeing to play the show. That was quite nice of them to do.

Further, from SiriusXM's point of view, they sponsor these kind of shows in order to thank current members for being subscribers and, just as importantly, have the opportunity to hopefully expand their subscriber base. (That's also another reason why SiriusXM doesn't mind U2.com people who aren't already subscribers being there - perhaps afterward they would become customers.) I don't think that Sirius' service is available outside of North America, and perhaps not outside the continental US - that right there would be the source of the restriction.

 

On a rational level it's hard top disagree with your points but with regards to U2 rationality probably goes out the door for most of us on here!  Opportunities to see the band in this this kind of setting are few and far enough between so I am just expressing my, and probably some others, disappointment at not being able to enter the draw.  While it is a Sirius XM event, I find it hard to believe that they would dictate to the band to this extent as to who they can give their own assignment of tickets to.  In any event I am aware of at least one UK radio station competition that was giving away tickets to it.

Hopefully  they will put on something similar when thy come home.  Dublin would be fine but The National Opera House in Wexford (Snow Patrol played there recently so its not totally beyond the realms of possibility .... is it?!) would be really good for me.

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47 minutes ago, dermo said:

On a rational level it's hard top disagree with your points but with regards to U2 rationality probably goes out the door for most of us on here!  Opportunities to see the band in this this kind of setting are few and far enough between so I am just expressing my, and probably some others, disappointment at not being able to enter the draw.  While it is a Sirius XM event, I find it hard to believe that they would dictate to the band to this extent as to who they can give their own assignment of tickets to.  In any event I am aware of at least one UK radio station competition that was giving away tickets to it.

Hopefully  they will put on something similar when they come home.  Dublin would be fine but The National Opera House in Wexford (Snow Patrol played there recently so its not totally beyond the realms of possibility .... is it?!) would be really good for me.

Oh, sure - I get the disappointment. For example, when they did the filming for "The Blackout" in the Netherlands last summer, I would have loved to have gone to that. I can't remember if it was expressly forbidden for me to apply for that, but it would have been next to impossible for me to have pulled that off logistically. There are events all the time over many tours that I would have loved to attend, but couldn't (due to location) or was not allowed to apply.

I can assure you that a sponsor for a show can set all kinds of conditions for a show, even ones that the band would prefer not to exist. You could say there's no show without the band - that's true; what's equally true is that, without a corporate sponsor, this show wouldn't be happening either. The UK radio station that you alluded to must have some kind of corporate connection to SiriusXM - otherwise, they wouldn't have access to the tickets. Hopefully, there will be an Irish one who has the same connection.

I do think you have every right to complain about the condition, and I also agree that you ought to be allowed to apply. But, the band and their management aren't in a position to do much about it.

Ultimately, I agree with your venting. Heck, I miss the days when Paul McGuinness was running things instead of LiveNation, but unfortunately, those days aren't coming back either. I hope they play special shows in Dublin and elsewhere in Europe.

 

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When I asked Bono and Edge to do a show three years ago, it was a sincere request.  I would love to be there...here's hoping that it will be a special moment for everyone lucky enough to attend.

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24 minutes ago, dmway said:

Oh, sure - I get the disappointment. For example, when they did the filming for "The Blackout" in the Netherlands last summer, I would have loved to have gone to that. I can't remember if it was expressly forbidden for me to apply for that, but it would have been next to impossible for me to have pulled that off logistically. There are events all the time over many tours that I would have loved to attend, but couldn't (due to location) or was not allowed to apply.

I can assure you that a sponsor for a show can set all kinds of conditions for a show, even ones that the band would prefer not to exist. You could say there's no show without the band - that's true; what's equally true is that, without a corporate sponsor, this show wouldn't be happening either. The UK radio station that you alluded to must have some kind of corporate connection to SiriusXM - otherwise, they wouldn't have access to the tickets. Hopefully, there will be an Irish one who has the same connection.

I do think you have every right to complain about the condition, and I also agree that you ought to be allowed to apply. But, the band and their management aren't in a position to do much about it.

Ultimately, I agree with your venting. Heck, I miss the days when Paul McGuinness was running things instead of LiveNation, but unfortunately, those days aren't coming back either. I hope they play special shows in Dublin and elsewhere in Europe.

 

Yes I have to agree with you the Live Nation deal has not been good for fans.  

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11 hours ago, sms_10 said:

The queue to call came just after 7am CST but I still couldn’t get through. ?

Is this the only time its been played today?  Feel like I've been listening for hours and haven't heard it

 

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38 minutes ago, lynn_klein said:

Is this the only time its been played today?  Feel like I've been listening for hours and haven't heard it

 

I heard the clip where it tells you when to call and what number to call about 45 minutes ago. I hope that wasn't the actual cue to call because I missed it then. 

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3 minutes ago, soph123 said:

I heard the clip where it tells you when to call and what number to call about 45 minutes ago. I hope that wasn't the actual cue to call because I missed it then. 

That wasn't it, its when they play the song.  Now we just need the number to work!

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They played it around 1pm PST. I have tried to call in a few times but never get through. Man, I’d give anything to see this show. But what AWESOME songs they’ve been playing. My kids are sick of me saying “I can’t believe they’re playing THIS!”  Why has this never been a permanent XM channel? Incredible three days. 

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