Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Orphans tour - ticket trades and face value sales

JJ has kindly set up a forum for Waits fans to trade or sell (at face value only) tickets to the Orphans tour without having to resort to eBay or similar sites. This forum is for fans only and only face value sales are permitted!

Atlanta is the only concert that has gone on sale so far, the rest are going on sale Friday and Saturday. If you don't get a ticket or end up with extras, head over to the Tom Waits Fan Forums and strike a fair deal with another Waits fan.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

A great plan to trade tickets fairly, but I thought there would only be will-call tickets for this tour (no physical tickets) and that only the purchaser would be given admission the evening of the show (also a great idea, Mr. Waits). How can fans sell or trade their tickets under these conditions?

SarahV said...

Each person can buy two tickets, but they only have to give one name for Will Call. Therefore any given buyer can have one spare ticket to sell or trade. You would have to meet them before the show and go into the venue with them when they pick up their tickets at Will Call.

secretdeadartist said...

This is sort of unrelated, but i'm starting to panic a little bit because I have yet to find a listing for the show in Asheville at the Ticketbastard site. Any ideas (anybody) as to what I'm supposed to do Friday morning at 10am. This is pretty much my only shot, hell I'll be at the Outer banks for the yearly vacation on the 2nd (sheduled months ago) and... well you get the picture. Thanks.

SarahV said...

I'm thinking it will be added any time now, several shows only popped up on Ticketmaster yesterday. They are doing it very last-minute for whatever reason.

Andrew said...

I am really thrilled that a limit is being set on the number of tickets bought per transaction. That is a real plus for the real fans. I do believe Tom is smiling down on us.

I'm sorry I live half a world away, but I'm happy for the rest of you. :-(

SarahV said...

You sure LOOK happy for us ;-)

Anonymous said...

Two questions:

Are all the ticketmaster times eastern standard time? I would hate to order tickets at 10am central time to find out I'm an hour late.

And how am I suppose to get tickets to Memphis, Louisville, Detriot, and Akron when they all go on sale at the exact same time?

SarahV said...

If you click on "more info" on Ticketmaster's site they all say what time zone (Eastern or Central) the sale time is. It's the time zone of the venue in question.

Not sure what to tell you about them all going on sale at once, it sucks. Maybe hook up with some other fans on the Tom Waits fan forum and try to get tickets for each other?

Anonymous said...

I have 1 extra ticket for Detroit. It is 20th row, main floor. It is a will call ticket and I am going alone, so I can meet someone the night of the show. Of course I'll give it away for face value.
Please email me at demetterr@ae.com if you're interested.
- Bob

Anonymous said...

Apparently not all the tickets are Will Call. My initial understanding was that most tickets would be, but that's not the case. Scalpers are all over eBay and other resell sites going for the usual gouging prices. Very disappointing. I was on Ticketbastard the second tix went on sale for Nashville, and there was nothing. Nada. Zippo.

Bone Machine said...

If I'm not mistaken, Louisville is strictly Will Call. It seems like some tickets for Nashville (I'm assuming back of the main floor and possibly balcony) were available for shipment via postal service.

Anonymous said...

I have an extra ticket for the Louisville show. Orch 3, Row K, seat 9 or 10. At cost $65.00. I'll escort you in. cell 845 248 1182 Jerry