Thursday, May 08, 2008

Ticket sales outlets

I've been trying to follow what has been confirmed and/or listed about ticket sales on various sites. Although the initial press release seemed to indicate all ticket sales were to be handled by Ticketmaster, it looks as if some other outlets might be involved: Gettix (Tulsa), Metrotix (St Louis) and Concertwire (probably Knoxville, Mobile, Birmingham and Atlanta). Please note this might still change.

View my complete list (including some ticket prices) at eyeballkid.eu/glitteranddoom.

23 comments:

Paige said...
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Paige said...

Knoxville is not a Ticketmaster outlet. It's serviced by KnoxvilleTickets.com.

Joshua Cohen said...

Here's a suggestion for something that can be added to the Eyeball Kid's Glitter and Doom coverage: maybe we should have a sort of message board so that readers may have conversations about various elements of the tour, i.e. scheduling meet-ups, hotel and restaurant suggestions from locals, general banter, whimsical ponderings of possible setlists, etc etc. It's an idea. :]

Rileymom said...

fyi- Dallas tickets will be $86. I definitely agree with joshua cohen as to the message board idea...

ez said...

thanks for the posting!

is there a presale info?

any idea is the tickets will be available via Ticketmaster outlets?

Rileymom said...

in Dallas tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster- same rules apply- only via Internet or by phone and only 2 tickets per person. I can't find anything about presale- if anyone finds out anything, please post!

njcajaa said...

What do you all think of the sites selling tix already? (high prices, closer rows). Will those tix not be accepted at the front door w/the policies in place?

MDH said...

Good god! Metrotix puts a $15 service charge on each ticket for the St. Louis show? Ouch says my wallet...ouch.

MDH said...
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Jefferson said...

Knoxvilletickets.com doesn't have the Waits show listed yet. Hopefully closer to the on sale date.

Occula said...

I'm sorry this isn't exactly on topic, but I'm looking for a good site/source for tom waits setlists. My primary motivation is that if I know there's a good, up-to-date source out there, I can relax and enjoy the show without the distraction of keeping my own list! I sniffed around here and at the tom waits library site. any ideas? much appreciated!

Musashi said...

Occula: during the last tour, this site kept extremely up-to-date and accurate setlists submitted by people who went to the show.

clambinator64 said...

Hey eyeball,
Check this out...
http://www.needaticket.ie/product_info.php?products_id=590

What do you make of it? Tickets aren't offically on sale yet in this part of the world, are they?
I don't think the site can be trusted. Have a look at this chatroom...
http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055044491

I'm in the middle of exams, I'm freaking out, Lambinator

em said...

ugh! I was for once in my life looking forward to a "hook-up" for tickets as I have followed him around the globe for the past few years. I thought I might not have to wait in a virtual line for Knoxville tickets this time, but it doesnt seem like that's going to happen...

Paige said...

I wouldn't trust any ticket being sold before this Friday. Can you imagine getting to the venue on the night of the show and them NOT taking your ticket? Talk about a nightmare.

IDS said...

paige,

that happened to me on the last tour. something went awry with the whole anti-scalping thing, my wife got her ticket early & when i went to pick up mine, they said it had been nixxed. happy ending: we talked with the folks at the gate & my wife (who like tom but doesn't adore him like i do) gave me her ticket. wouldn't risk that again for anything.

Aaron said...

How much are Ticketmaster fees? I'm trying to calculate how much I need to scrape together for the Ohio tickets on top of the $85 for the ticket itself.

K. Evans said...

Aaron, prepare to be gauged - I'd take an estimated guess of between $15 and $20 in total.

2for2true said...

My experience has been that the service fees with Tickets Unlimited (a.k.a., Knoxvilletickets.com) are far less (7-10 dollars) than Ticketmaster
(usually around 15-20).

Mark said...

I am the only one seriously bothered by an $85 dollar ticket (call it $100 after ticketmaster fees)?? That's not in the least respectful or appreciative of one's fans. (This coming from a guy who has travelled 500 miles and 1,200 miles for Tom Waits shows.)

Aaron said...
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Aaron said...

No you're not the only one. I have never paid this much for a ticket and will hopefully never pay this much again. Especially considering the fact that I'm going to have to gather even more extra cash to have a place to stay in Ohio.

Ohio!

blog girl said...

I agree about the high ticket prices. Two years ago, he had not toured in many years and I was willing to go just about anywhere to see him. Now, I am not willing to go to these un-roadtrip-worthy locations and pay high ticket prices. I am also not thrilled that his son is still the drummer in the band (he is adequate at best, and seems to lack energy). I've been a fan for over 30 years and have seen him live 3 times, and this year will unfortunately not be the fourth.

El Paso, Texas.....Columbus, Ohio? Please......