Originally Posted by Craigie-J;5459332
I think I might be here on this day!!!
Omg! I was planning to visit a friend in Ecuador and another in Brazil in February, and then have a tour around!!!
Perhaps I can go to this show?!
Okay, can someone help me? How can I get tickets and how does the pre-sale work?
Is it going to be difficult to get them? :-(
I know they are pretty big down there! What about Argentina? Are they big there and will I be able to buy them easily or...? :-/
Just don't want to be ripped off on a secondary site afterwards by some tout.
Is touting big in South America and have the previous shows sold-out and been touted before? With tickets going for a lot?
I'm quite worried that the websites will be in Spanish?!
I'll only need two though so it should be simple I guess.
I'm soo excited!
IF YOU CAN HELP ME I'd OWE YOU FOREVER!!!!
I bought tickets and went in March/April 2011 for the U2 shows at this stadium in La Plata. You will have to navigate Spanish on the ticket buying site (I understand a lot of Spanish, but Google Translate also works well) - should be ticketek.com.ar, but out of all of the Latin American countries, Argentina seems to be the least hassle for foreigners to buy concert tickets for. For DNI use your passport number. Very likely you will not be able to have them mailed to you, but you will be able to pick them up in Buenos Aires at one of the Ticketek ticketing locations beforehand - for U2 there was no at-venue Will Call so keep that in mind. I picked mine up at a location in Barrio Palermo the day I arrived in Buenos Aires.
Keep in mind that this stadium is in La Plata which is about 55-60 km from the city of Buenos Aires. However, for U2 they put on special buses from the main bus terminal in Buenos Aires to/from the show - worked quite well! Those tix will be available from the same ticketing site (if they are still doing that, which I think they would be), but probably not until a week or two before the show. I would advise just coming from Buenos Aires for the show, rather than staying in LaPlata.
I'm sure a local can jump in here with anything else or if anything I said has changed since I did it.