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When will the North American tour of AHFOD happen?

Discussion in '2016: North American Tour' started by diana42, Nov 24, 2015.

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  1. LVI56

    By:LVI56Apr 12, 2016
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    Alright, turns out my work network blocks some features (I think flash) of the axs website (for Vegas), that's why I wasn't getting any tickets! Got home and see there are plenty left and picked one up Section 6 Row H. Not bad. Price was $208 after fees, which is more than I paid for my floor seat for the Rose Bowl! Sheesh. Axs charged three separate fees, what's up with that? Handling, conveinience and whatever LET is.
     
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    $25 to mail two pieces of paper to me....what a ripoff
     
  3. guy42

    By:guy42Apr 12, 2016
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    I think they charge a ~$25 "service fee" for some seats, whatever that is.
     
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    Yeah for 2 tickets, I was charged a $40.80 "convenience fee"
     
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    By:LVI56Apr 12, 2016
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    For my axs vegas ticket:
    Convenience fee: 23.60 (versus about $15 on Ticketmaster)
    Handling fee: $4.90 (what are they handling? It's an e-ticket)
    LET (live entertainment tax): 15.10 - apparently the state of Nevada pockets this one.
    $43.60 in fees for a single ticket? Screw you axs.

    For comparison, my tickets for the Rose Bowl via ticketmaster had only a $5.25 processing fee.
     
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    By:StephieApr 12, 2016
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    These ticket prices and "fees" for the US shows are really quite ridiculous. I'm in Europe, but it kind of saddens me to read about it. :(

    $700 for the front rows? Wow. The most expensive seats (regular, no VIP packages) and FOS tickets were around €110/$125 here in Germany. The cheapest seats started at €75/$85. I find the differences quite staggering and have trouble understanding this whole thing. :confused:

    You still had to be fast, but at least there was a realistic chance here at getting a FOS ticket the normal way and without taking out a loan.
     
  7. JM-42

    By:JM-42Apr 13, 2016
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    no GA on floor tickets must be one of the factors
     
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    By:Jon_MooreApr 13, 2016
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    Not to jump on the band wagon, but if there is anyone else who isn't using their presale code, I'd love to order tickets before everyone gets a chance at 'em! I will be forever grateful!!
     
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    By:lennyrott1Apr 14, 2016
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    Not to speak for all Americans, but we sure love our massive stadiums, fancy exclusives VIP packages, and incredibly huge sums of wealth. :) In other words, we are filthy capitalists who have no sense of decency when it comes to wealth distribution. So yeah, it sucks. I always noticed European shows were more equitable and really just served those that try the hardest to get good tickets whereas in America you have to have absurd amounts of money to get near the front of a show.

    That is a big generalization of course...I just saw George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in a tiny venue in my town and I paid $30 f0r an amazing 3 hour show. It is too bad Coldplay's tour works with massive corporate ticket interests and only churn out a 90 minute show. Even the Foo Fighters, who I don't love, are known for doing shows over 2 hours at a slim price.
     
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    By:katieduckyjrApr 15, 2016
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    I actually cried when I saw how much tickets for the show in Denver were. I had a special amount set aside for the show thinking that I would be able to get decent seats with what I had, but turned out that I could only afford spots in the nosebleeds of the Pepsi Center, which is not worth for me.

    Luckily my bf said he would pay for his own ticket and we were able to get pretty alright seats. I guess I'd rather pay way too much money for decent seats than way too much for crap ones. I'm incredibly happy that I get to go, but jeez, could the prices be any more ridiculous??
     
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    By:gatorsamiamApr 15, 2016
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    Yep prices are insane - if they could play around 2 hours it would justify the price. I saw Pearl Jam for $71 the other night - lower bowl too. They played 3 hours straight!!


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    Can anyone give me an estimate as to how pricey/crazy its getting? Hoping to catch a show when they get to Toronto and i'm willing to go all out. I'm a working adult who doesn't really spend a whole lot any anything really, so if it costs $200 I might just do it.
     
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    Lower section at my local stadium was around $140 a ticket. When I saw them during MX (arena) I think it was $120 for about the same location.

    I would like to see them tone it back on how much they're spending for each show. As much as I think the xylobands are looking very cool this time around I feel like they're backing themselves into a creative corner with their shows which is also raising ticket prices pretty high.
     
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    Ahh, thanks for that. Yeah, i'm definitely willing to spend that much for the reasons I gave above. So now the issue is do I wanna go in the pits or not. 'Cause now i hear that sitting a bit higher up off the floor, off to the side is also a good spot to see the band as well as the background lights / atmosphere....what do...
     
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    For Denver it was $170 for the lower bowl section and the back sections of the floor, then it was $130 for the lower 300 sections (no 200s on sale) and also for some of the upper 300s. Then it was $80 for the last few rows of the upper 300s. I looked at the VIP tickets today, and they were $500 to $750 for the floor sections and certain, closer sections of the lower bowl.
     
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    By:mamgirlApr 16, 2016
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    I had the same thoughts as you going into this tour. I saved my income tax refund and thought "this is for Coldplay". I had been holding out for a Toronto or Montreal show, but since nothing has been announced I decided to travel to the States. I really wanted to be on the floor this time because I was on the sides (top of the lower section) for MX and wanted the floor experience. But then when tickets went on sale I realized that for almost $200 I would only get back of the floor. It seems most venues are about $175 for lower bowl and back of floor, then $500 for middle VIP section and $700 for first 10-15 rows.

    Since I'd saved some money for both flight and tickets, I decided to combine the two and buy the cheaper VIP seats and drive, so now I'm going to the NJ show! I'm going solo so I didn't have to worry about anyone else spending that kind of money. Like you, I'm a working adult, and don't splurge much, but Coldplay is worth it to me! I only wish I had the money for the $700 VIP. But if the rumours are true and Coldplay comes to Canada next summer, then that gives me a whole year to save up again, lol.
     
  18. A Rush of Magic

    By:A Rush of MagicApr 23, 2016
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    Chris Martin said that the band would revisit smaller venues in Europe and North America nxt year so now worries. If you look on the tour map, you can see a gap in the northwest and southeast that will obviously be filled next year

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    By:gaiMay 3, 2016
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    Looks like Jay z sent an angry email/text to the band/chris to finally get them to do something with it :happy2:
     
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