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  1. I am thinking that the more casual fans not necessarily following the news about the verified fan process were unaware of the deadline for registering by Saturday for the public on sale today. Therefore they were unable to buy tickets and that's why there are so many unpurchased tickets right now. But now those people have been on the Ticketmaster site and have seen that there is a requirement to register for the next round of public on sale dates, they will do that and more people will purchase tickets. That's my theory.

  2. 4 minutes ago, vertigojds said:

    Frankly, it's going to be even worse when the general onsales happen.  My experience (or attempted experiences) with Verified Fan for general onsales for other acts has been bad.  Ticketmaster will do a lottery to determine who's allowed to buy tickets, and if you're not selected, you just never have an option to try to buy.  Ever.  There's no "general sale", it's all "Verified Fan".  It's going to be a massively ugly wake-up call for a lot of long time fans who aren't fan club members, who didn't get tickets through the fan club this year, or who are used to going to multiple shows, who simply aren't allowed to even visit the Ticketmaster page this time to attempt buying tickets.

    And yet, there will be plenty on Stubhub, because there always are.

    I can't imagine they would mark someone inelligible for perpetuity making them unable to buy any tickets for any shows ever again in the future. That would be literally the stupidest thing ever because Ticketmaster would lose millions of dollars! I can totally see your point but the thought of them doing that is literally the worst thing that could happen to people who go to a lot of concerts!


  3. Regardless of whether you're Experience or Innocence presale group, due to the newly instituted Verified Fan lottery, you're not guaranteed to get a pre-sale code. 

    I didn't realize this was the case. I was under the impression that all subscribers who followed the steps to renew their subs and link their TM account would get presale access. That is not true. The fact is that if you're not picked by Ticketmaster to get a code, you will not get a code. Period. That goes for both the Citi presale and the Public onsale too. Every ticket for every show across the board for this tour will be sold using this verified fan lottery. 

    That is what I have been told by the customer service people for U2.com. Their number is (855) 867-5297.

  4. Please let us know what they tell you on the phone. Because the guy I talked to said, as a result of adding the verified fan to the presale access, that means not everyone is getting a presale code. And if you either didn't get the email or if you got the one saying they made a mistake that you're shut out, then you're not getting a code. This supposed lottery has caused a large number of actual fans to get shut out from getting a presale code.

  5. 5 minutes ago, dmbfan36 said:

    Eff this. So innocence group people will get codes when some experience people do not?


    Not everyone in the Innocence group will be getting codes either. Only the people picked by whatever nonsense system that Ticketmaster has made up are getting presale access. Everyone else is not getting anything.

  6. I just got off the phone with the U2.com customer service. I can't believe this is actually true but apparently they did in fact use the BS verified fan lottery for presale tickets for fan club members. Those of us who first got the email saying you were getting a presale code and then later got the email saying they made a mistake and you're not getting a code - we are in fact shut out of the presale and will not be getting a code. The verified fan thing means that there's some arbitrary method by which you're picked - or not - to get presale access this time for this tour. So, we're not getting presale access at all. It's over. 

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  7. I don't think that's accurate. I'm pretty sure all fan club members who completed the verified fan process on u2.com will get presale codes on the day of their group. It's the Citi presale and the Public onsale where the lottery part comes in. 

    I think the wording you posted up there refers to the fact that, just because you get a presale code doesn't guarantee you'll get tickets. Because that's something that people always assume who don't know the drill. They think presale access guarantees they'll get tickets. Maybe for a crappy band with few fans. But U2 is the biggest band on the planet with more fans worldwide than any other band in the world. So you're up against a lot of people in both presale and public sale. Which makes it harder to get tickets overall.

  8. 1 hour ago, clopes said:

    ...... but the overall mechanic of every subscriber getting a code and it then being entirely first-come first-served for the presale is totally normal.  It's the public onsale that will have a completely different process.

    That is my understanding as well. It's the public on sale that will be very different this time. And from what I've been reading, the Citi card presale will be like the public on sale with the lottery draw thingy.

    If we're misunderstanding then I'm sure a mod will correct what we're saying.

  9. Based on what I've read here, I'm sure the random draw only applies to the Citi presale and the General on sale. But those of us who are subscribers to the fan club will all get presale codes. If the random lottery thing applies to the fan club member presale too, I hope the mods can clarify, but as for now I'm pretty sure it only applies to the public sale and the Citi presale.

    The difference in the public on sale of tickets this time is that anyone who wants to participate in the general on sale has to do the verified fan registration and register for the specific show(s) that they want to try for. And then on the day tickets go on sale, IF they are lucky and get picked by Ticketmaster, then they will get a code to buy tickets. But there's no guarantee during the public on sale that someone will get picked to get a code. 

  10. You're better off calling them for a response. They don't seem to respond well to emails. That being said, I was told when I called yesterday about all of my missing merch that I purchased over a month ago that pretty much all of the Joshua Tree items available for sale sold out as fast as a U2 concert on presale day. So everything JT related is on back order for who knows how long because they haven't been able to keep up with the demand. 

  11. Unfortunately that is just a general range and doesn't provide details on the different price tiers. And it hasn't been confirmed yet whether $280 is truly the most expensive ticket or if there will be other price levels above that for VIP or Red Zone, etc. That's the key info that is still missing. Not sure why the EU Ticketmaster provided that info and the US Ticketmaster has not.

  12. You guys are lucky, at least your Ticketmaster site posted prices. Still no detailed pricing on the US tickets yet. The US Ticketmaster site doesn't appear to have a blog like the one you linked for that info so we're going into the presale blind in the US.

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