The band says Happy New Year with an announcement of almost twenty shows in April and May. More details to come!
Bernard Madoff has front row seats for Madison Square Garden
Ha-Ha-Ha..... why are you so suprised about the fact that brokers (a.k.a $calpers) have tickets before the pre-sale? ....... It'$ a mu$ic bu$ine$$ Tour packaging....Vip Packaging..... Ticket Brokers.... Ticket sale manipulation. ~Can't stop the Greed~
"I am sure the guys are
"I am sure the guys are invested in the same markets that most people are that just took a big dump." If that's the case then they should realize that we just don't have the money. We hadn't planned to do alot of shows...just the ones in Philly, but with only one income due to my losing my job back in August, $400 is just out of our reach...we've got more important things to spend that kind of money on...like housing, food, utilities....just the basics... They've sold us out...
guess what i just found!
2 tix on ebay for the chicago show may 5!
Nothing will stop these show from selling out....
Don't punish yourself over the prices..... You have about as much control over that as you do over "The Bail Out" If you think it matters weather you go to the shows or not your mistaken. These shows will sell out and they wight have to add shows because of the demand. If you don't go someone else will. And it's only gonna get worse...There is no regulation. There never has been. It's 2009 not 1970..........Bill Graham is long gone.
Dayum. $100 bucks. Guess
Dayum. $100 bucks. Guess that's not gonna happen. Heat my house, buy groceries......or buy tickets. Sorry. I'll keep my fond memories of the Grateful Dead. It's just sad, that's all.
ITS GONNA HURT, BUT THE MONEY WILL BE WELL SPENT, I WOULD OF DONE ANYTHING I HAD TO BACK IN THE DAY TO GET IN,,,,ITS JUST MONEY ITS MADE TO BE SPENT,YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE MORE,,,,STILL PLANING ON DOING ABOUT 6 NIGHTS IF I DIDNT HAVE TO WORK WOULD TRY TO DO THE WHOLE TOUR,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, YO YO GRATEFUL DEAD,,,,,,,,,,, JINGLE - FEW GOOD MEN MC - NEW YORK
"If you think it matters weather [sic]...
...you go to the shows or not your mistaken." Matters to me. I have to look in the mirror in the morning. It's their right to charge whatever they want to for tickets. It's my right to say, "thanks for the memories, but you're gutting what this used to be about." I don't want any part of it.
Spring Tour Close to Home
Wow, This is incredible!!! I live in Scranton Pa. I have 9 shows all within driving distance from home. The closest is Wilkes-Barre at 17 miles the furthest is Buffalo about 5hrs... Tic prices are a bit steep to make all the shows but If I were only back in my twentys minus the wife and kids I would be on the road again. I always said this is the best place to live for concerts. 125mi. from both Philly and NYC. I am Going to Wilkes-Barre and both Spectrum Shows. I will try for a MSG as well hope to see ya there!!!! Music is why I love life so much. Live music only makes it better. In music, I beleive everyone can find PEACE..... Sadly the world isn't ready..
the sell out is not just the price
Sure everything costs more these days, but they have sold out to class warfare. Used to be everyone paid the same price and got a fair shot at decent seats. It's bad enuf the scalpers always manage to scoop up the best seats, but now the band is engaged in scalping themselves. VIP seats for a couple hundred dollars a piece?!? Or pay $45.00 more for "better" seats---and they don't even tell you where those seats may be. Then the online presale eliminates the "cheaper" tix altogether for most venues. WTF? My first dead ticket cost $6.50. I don't mind paying more but this is insulting and a ripoff of the fans that got them where they are thru good times and bad. At Penn State, I couldn't give extra tix away. If these shows fail to sell due to this BS it will only lessen the probability of future shows.
The price of tix
The price of tickets to big-name acts has risen steadily and spectacularly. Some top ticket prices at Madison Square Garden in 2007 and 2008 (not including any VIP tickets that may have been offered): Bob Seger, $79.00 Ozzy Osbourne, $79.75 Neil Diamond, $120.00 Rush, $129.50 Van Halen, $149.50 Barry Manilow, $150.00 Roger Waters, $174.50 Celine Dion, $189.50 Jimmy Buffet $201.50 The Police, $254.50 Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton, $254.50 Genesis, $256.50 So $100 is not out of line. I don't completely buy the story about how expensive it is to tour today. It undoubtedly is, but I believe the reason tix are so expensive is because the performers want to have a big pay day.
Yes people are freaking out about the ticket prices, it is shocking but have you been to a football game, Hockey game or a Basketball game recently? That’s is what is out of control!!!! The ticket prices are in line with what other bands are charging in this day and age. The good news is you have a few options that will be cheaper that the $100 seats. Some acts are charging more for tickets just to keep the scalpers away from the good seats. I go to a ton of shows and the ticket prices usually range from $70 – $150 and up to $400 (Sting as an example) http://public.fotki.com/araslich/concerts/
I have my memories of the great 1993 run of shows that I went to and I wouldn't trade them for anything. I did see The Other Ones at MSG and they put on a great show as well as both nights of the Dead at Jones Beach in 2004. But with the state of the economy today and people losing jobs left and right... I can't justify spending 100+ on a concert ticket.
So what to do at noon?
So I am down on the registering and so forth but where should we be parked at noon? I mean should we be at the venue page off of this http://www.deadtickets.rlc.net/TheDead/calendar.aspx So click on Greensboro and just keep reloading that and hope that the "Ticket Info" link will change to "ok you can order tickets now" from what it is now: "Tickets for this event go on sale Tuesday, January 13 at noon EST." thanks, pokey
FYI...Someone Posted This Last Night
Just a Heads up for those getting tickets today especially with alot of peeps being low on funds.. I have used music today several times and they do charge an extra service charge, also beware of the mailing options for they automatically put you on the most expensive mailing option but you can change that option but you have to click that option, there is no access code or password, all you have to do is registor and then when you go back to the site tomorrow all you have to do is sign in with the password you made. This is not rocket science and very user friendly
Enough Bitchin' About the Prices
Here are the facts: 1. The 60s, the 70s, the 80s, and even the 90s are gone, deal with it. The notion that the Dead were different, but have now sold out is quaint, but ignorant. They have adopted the corporate culture long ago. 2. The guys ( and their suits) are entitled to charge what they think the market will generate. If they overcharged, then the venues will not fill up. If they fill the arenas, then they priced it at the right level. In any event, the market will determine the correct price level, not your whining. 3. If you are suffering from these unfortunate economic times, then you shouldn't be spending ANY money on concert tickets, so the difference between 50 or 100 bucks is not a factor. 4. If you really want to see the boys, you can probably find a way. This is real life folks, you make decisions and sacrifices every day. 5. When you compare the prices with the costs of other entertainment today, they are not really out of line. That being said, I hope everyone who wants to go can somehow get a ticket and be able to enjoy the music. Peace. "Let there be songs to fill the air."
This isnt a footbal game or eric clapton!
Im not saying the dead dont deserve what the other artist are getting for a show, cause their just as good musicians as any of the other mega bands but it was the mindset the dead always carried knowing they didnt need to charge that nor did they want to. It was more about the music and getting people and themselves off and resisting the corpartions, after all thats how the grateful dead ticket service got started was trying to get away from the corporations putting their hand in the till. I've thought about it alot, im not so mad anymore about the ticket prices as i am that i feel the dead have lost their way and their values.
Don't blame the band....blame the market for the prices. Greed drives this process If people were not willing to pay so much the ones with their hands out (Promoters) would have to settle for what ever they could get. Even in a depression....people still party....still need to be entertained....and most of all need to be sedated.
The Dead are Dead
We used to play for silver, now we play for cash.
What to do @ Noon
I posted this yesterday prior to knowing who was handling tickets..Now that we do know ..Here is the link from this site http://www.deadtickets.rlc.net/TheDead/shopper.aspx Questions I had prior to the presale are becoming clearer.. We will most likely get password right before the tickets go on sale The tickets becoming available 9am West Coast time Tickets will range from 50-100 dollars a ticket not including Ticket service charge My game plan tommorrow is to open 4 windows on the computer prior to the sale I suggest refreshing all these until you have your ticket info 1 open e-mail (Keep refreshing for notification from this site on a password 2 open Ticket site and have it ready for purchase 3 Open this site and keep it on the page with presale and ticket info...Keep refreshing so you don't miss it 4 Open this forum and keep refreshing since if someone gets aditional info or the password chances are they will post it here... Good Luck to everyone here and may we all get in
Good morning everyone!!!!
Everyone ready? I've got all my screens open, credit card ready!!!!
wonder where my seats will be
Mail ordered 4 seats for msg at $58.50. They are on the presale as only one tier, $99. Think my m'o seats are behind the stage? I don't care, I'm just happy to go and have a good time at a fair(er) price. Good luck all. Have Love and Keep It - Patrick
Damn right pomo1!!
It's all I can do not to let the negativity bring me down. I am freaking thrilled that the boys are touring! Good luck to everyone at noon!! See y'all in Greensboro!! "You know it's gonna get stranger, so let's get on with the show!"
thanks for those instructions - could those bitching about ticket prices leave this area clear for those of us willing to pay so we can work with each other to figure it out? I am not sure where you people have been - rock shows are expensive now. If you don't like it, don't go. The Dead is a rock band, not some nonprofit circus. poke
Southertam.. Work Schedule
Did you opt to go in late today..I can't wat
I am happy about the tour but times are tough. Have you seen the prices for the good seats? $350. for a good seat? Come on guys, we're dead heads not Donald Trump!! I guess money talks. Too bad.
anyone know if we can buy multiple shows through this site or will it be a one show at a time deal? example: order show>cash out>order show>cashout OR oder all shows>cash out
How and when do I get pre-sale tickets? Password? What site? Help Please.
Better Call The "Wa" -mbulance Now.....
At 12:30pm Est.....Were gonna need it when everyone (who cares where they sit) sees where their seats are.
Dupree's Deadtix Blues
Down to the box office, packin' a gun"Give me 4 seats, I gotta have my fun "$400 dollars please, the ticketwench said Dupree said, "I'll pay these tix off to you in lead Simple economics - supply and demand - see y'all at the gigs "Between the two slices of bread in the sandwich of hypocrisy, there is often more than one sandwich, making it difficult to eat in the dark. However, there is always a flashlight in the Thermos!" - R Hunter
I Am Sorry But 12.00 For A Movie
I am sorry but when people pay 12.00 to get in a movie not including snack, drink and possibly dinner when you can own the DVD 3 months later and enjoy it almost just as much I have no problem paying for a day with the Dead since that memmory will last forever and I am not being shushed or having to listen to a ceell phone going off in the back ground..You get what you pay for a 1 night with the Dead during these times is priceless..People waste countless amounts of money every day on doctor bills and prescription to get by...For me the docotrs will be in the pffice @ Shoreline May 10th
Can't really afford to go
Can't really afford to go but the wife and I are making it happen. This could very well be the last one. Looks like mastercard is gonna make a few bucks off me for this venture. 8/
fair weather fans
Its shocks me how unselfish the boys have been for decades, proving over and over again how much they care about the fans. They are actually putting 4 seperate bands on hold to make this tour happen. Imagine the personal sacrifices involved in all the peoples lives revolving around those bands. They are doing this for us. Not the money. If they were about the money it would have happened about 30 years ago. I am pretty disappointed in this knee jerk reaction to a band that has given us so much for so long. Personally I would walk through fire to see them again. I understand wanting to see them so bad and being frustrated about not being able to afford it. Its been a reality of mine most of my life. I have seen about a third of the shows I would have had money never been an issue. That said thank yo to everyone that has helped make this tour possible! I am entirely grateful for even a possiblity to see more shows! 42% of all statistics are made up.
C-Hawk...yep I got outta work...
Didn't tell the boss why, she wouldn't get it anyway. Just said I had some stuff to take care of and that I needed to use an hour or so of sick time. I'm waiting anxiously, got everything ready, all four screens open ect.
Hoping for no crashing
Hope the ticket site can handle the traffic it's about to get. Glad I know the Verizon Center in DC well so I'll have an idea where the tickets they offer are located. Maybe I'll buy an extra and invite the new guy in the big white house nearby...... Sometimes we live no particular way but our own
where do you get your access
where do you get your access code? I have a account set up but dont know what the access code is?? Help
I'm with you, I couldn't get over all the negativity around here, it was such a buzz kill. I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself...I mean this is a chance to see the Boys again. I'm so grateful it's even happening and if I don't get seats up front...oh well, at least I'll be there to listen and dance to the music I love so much! Woohooooo!!!!
I am with you about the Grateful Dead being different and going their own way. Its part of what made them and the scene so special. The point of my post is that those days are long gone. On the other hand, I will always cherish the times when they and the whole Deadhead scene were special and when I was on the bus. My advice: DONT LET WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW RUIN THOSE MEMORIES. "Let there be songs to fill the air."
It's kinda funny...
How ampted up alot of us are...all the excitement and nervous energy. Then once we get our tix it's like all the air will flow out of our sails and we'll be waiting again. Kinda funny when you think about it.
they have a new welcome screen for dead.net Open a new window and type dead.net you'll see. Clears up the confusion of where to get the tickets
Tix on Friday?
I wont have any money until Friday Jan. 16- Will there still be tix available at that time? I want to see the Greensboro show.
don't you think...
that possibly these painfully outrageous prices are simply presale prices and the nationwide prices will be lower? it makes sense, because otherwise there's no point in a presale. most bands make presales available to people who have bought the album or pay extra money. i have an hour to figure this out.
scalpers are gonna be all over these tickets like seagulls on a 1/2 eaten cheeseburger.
I realized on the ticket page of this site it has recently been updated..If anyone has ticket question croll down and click on ticket questions..It brings tou directly to the agencies pages and it answers several different questions people have inquired on
I heard they were going to play 4 shows in June at Red Rocks, but I can't that anywhere...any one else heard this?
Don't You Think....
There will be plenty of tickets available at the venues? Fans with x-tras. Scalpers unloading seats they would have had to have eaten because nobody wanted to pay those crazy prices. No worries~
as far as scalpers go....
i'm a friend of a friend of a scalper. if he is at a show and cant get rid of his tickets, he wont sell them any cheeper, he uses them as a business write off!! dozens of tickets unused!!!bunch of bulls*it if you ask me.
friend of a friend
I hope his accountant has to work over time with the leftovers from this tour