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I've just booked for the Glasgow gig!

The way I look at it? It's just the cost of a couple of sets of decent bass strings, and I'm gonna get a great night of music which will inspire me - sounds like a decent deal to me?

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[quote name='dc2009' timestamp='1337175880' post='1656664']
There's supply and demand and then there's being out of touch with the wallet pressures of ordinary people at the moment. Do they really not care if a bunch of their fans are priced out of going to see them, because that's what that ticket price says? And to me, that's my issue with it, if they don't care that much about the fans, then I don't care that much about them, I hope they enjoy the 3p they get off me from assorted Spotify plays instead. Will gladly pirate their remaining albums if that's their attitude when it comes to ticket prices too.
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I genuinely don't think Rush (or indeed most major artists) have that much say over ticket prices. I can't even control prices at most of my gigs and there are a lot less middlemen involved in mine. As I mentioned, there is a whole business built around tours these days, with everyone from the promoter to the record company taking a cut. The alternative would be to not play at all - which would surely be more disappointing to 'the fans'. Ironically - given your comment about piracy - it is largely a lack of album sales that have caused many of these acts to switch to touring/merchandise as their major source of income, because for some reason people refuse to pay £7 for an album they can keep for ever, but will pay £77 for a 2-3 hour experience.


[quote name='woodyratm' timestamp='1337242893' post='1657502']
I've decided that they can get knotted.

With Ticketsoup (for the Glasgow gig) - for crap seats it cost £136. I'd rather watch the crappy phone videos. Nothing much closer to the stage.

Sorry Rush, I'd love to see you but at that price...no...just no... :(
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£136 for one seat? None of the London seats come close to that price except the VIP ones at £199! Front section at 02 worked out less than £85 per ticket including the usual fees/add-ons/charges

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[quote name='jonsmith' timestamp='1337251700' post='1657757']
£136 for one seat? None of the London seats come close to that price except the VIP ones at £199! Front section at 02 worked out less than £85 per ticket including the usual fees/add-ons/charges
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that was 2 seats (me and my other half/someone else) + the booking fee.

I'd love to see them, I just can't justify that expense.. Christ it cost me like 20 quid to see maiden last year.

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Would love to go and see them, but at those prices, plus travel, plus overnight accommodation, I dont think so!!

Shall I now start the discussion about the price of tickets being re-sold on flea bay??

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[quote name='jonsmith' timestamp='1337251700' post='1657757']
I genuinely don't think Rush (or indeed most major artists) have that much say over ticket prices. I can't even control prices at most of my gigs and there are a lot less middlemen involved in mine. As I mentioned, there is a whole business built around tours these days, with everyone from the promoter to the record company taking a cut. The alternative would be to not play at all - which would surely be more disappointing to 'the fans'. Ironically - given your comment about piracy - it is largely a lack of album sales that have caused many of these acts to switch to touring/merchandise as their major source of income, because for some reason people refuse to pay £7 for an album they can keep for ever, but will pay £77 for a 2-3 hour experience.
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you might be right about rush not having a say in the ticket prices, but i'm not for one second having that any of their last 10 albums didn't turn a profit in terms of sales. Traditionally bands used to barely break even on tours (apart from the superstars), Rush aren't having to bump up prices to keep their earnings where they were, they're just being used as one big cash cow by themselves and the record company

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Got tkts on Tuesday. Well, my friend had to get th using my card. Online tkt sales are the pits,
He said there were no top price tkts left ..
No standing(?not too bothered about that)
All this on "pre sale "

Don't go to. many gigs now , so price isnt an issue.

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I got in from work about 12.30 today & thought I'd have a look what was available now the tickets are on general sale. After being offered some pretty awful seats via a "Priority Early Booking" link last Tuesday I wasn't holding out much hope of getting any tickets at all.

I've now got two tickets in a far better position than anything that was offered to me earlier in the week & am pretty happy with them.

It made me wonder if the ticket agencies use these "Priority" booking things as a way of shifting the crap tickets they usually get left with by making people think that's all that is available.

Maybe I'm just being cynical.......

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Ticketmaster's "official platinum" tickets are priced at more than the VIP packages for similar seats. The mind boggles.

Edited by Maverick

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Ticketmaster had a couple of O2 Arena tickets, 5th row Block 101 (raked section) a couple of hours ago. Gone now of course. Ticketweb are selling the £200 "Tour Package" ticket, there's a Row C Block A3 ticket in there. Ticket sales, all a bit of a mystery really. Thing is, like album sales, remasters, etc etc there's no one making you buy.

My tip would be to wait a while and keep your eye on things like TicketMasters Facebook and Twitter feeds. Previously I've got extremely good tickets within days of the event when something like "production seats just released" (or similar) notifications are made.

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its all about supply and demand i guess.
Remember it is a business that's being run.
Would we be any different if we were in their position - who knows ?

£65 a ticket for 3 hrs entertainment by one of the greatest rock bands ever i reckon i can afford that every other tour but not every time they come around.

Dave

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I was a huge Rush fan....saw them in 1980 and they just blew me away. Saw them again last year (doing Moving Pictures again) in Glasgow and really wasn´t that impressed. Won't be going this time around sorry. Crap sound, way too much trickery and just not enough playing for me :(

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[quote name='BigRedX' timestamp='1337182173' post='1656807']
All this makes me glad that by the time most bands have reached the level where they can play venues larger than Rock City here in Nottingham, the musical direction they have taken to get there means that I no longer have any interest in seeing them.

Too much money for the tickets. Too few venues being played. All the venues are horrible enormodromes. [b]And you have to sit in a seat.[/b]

No thank you.
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Last time I saw Rush at Birmingham I paid for a seat and couldn't sit in and see the band. Why do they bother to put in comfortable seats and then everyone stands up.
Love the band but no way am I paying that much to not use the seat.

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I will be there with bells on. Have not missed Rush since 1983 on any tour. At the moment we are very lucky because they have been touring every 2/3 years since the R30 tour in 2004. If you put 50p in a jar every week inbetween Rush tours you would get a top ticket, t shirt kebab and possibly a hand job inclusive. It's better than smoking fags or saving up for some ridiculous tatoo

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[quote name='Mr Fudge' timestamp='1337981896' post='1668454']
I will be there with bells on. Have not missed Rush since 1983 on any tour. At the moment we are very lucky because they have been touring every 2/3 years since the R30 tour in 2004. If you put 50p in a jar every week inbetween Rush tours you would get a top ticket, t shirt kebab and possibly a hand job inclusive. It's better than smoking fags or saving up for some ridiculous tatoo
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I like your sense of perspective! B)

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Although I'm starting to dig the new CD, rumours that they're touring with an orchestra are gathering pace, which is making me kind-of glad I'm giving it a miss this time around...

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[quote name='wateroftyne' timestamp='1339763676' post='1693918']...they're touring with an orchestra ...
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:blink: :unsure: :( :angry: <_< :rolleyes: :o :huh:

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I saw Rush once. They came on after the awesome Primus. I lasted for about 30 seconds of quadrophonic, widdly widdly sh*te and then made a dash for the car park.

Primus were fantastic though.

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[quote name='paul h' timestamp='1339763887' post='1693928']
I saw Rush once. They came on after the awesome Primus. I lasted for about 30 seconds of quadrophonic, widdly widdly sh*te and then made a dash for the car park.

[b]Primus were fantastic though.[/b]
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And not at all widdly widdly (I was there too :))

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[quote name='silddx' timestamp='1339767359' post='1694023']
And not at all widdly widdly (I was there too :))
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:D

Yeah but altogether a better class of widdle :D

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I love a good widdle.

I saw Rush about 8 years ago in Manchester. they were fantastic, but I do not remember pay anywhere NEAR that amount. Yeah, it was eight years ago, but, hell, its not that long ago that £65 a ticket is now acceptable.

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[quote name='paul h' timestamp='1339763887' post='1693928']
I saw Rush once. They came on after the awesome Primus. I lasted for about 30 seconds of quadrophonic, widdly widdly sh*te and then made a dash for the car park.

Primus were fantastic though.
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I saw them on this tour - IIRC Primus sounded awful (bad sound - the curse of the Support band) and Neil Peart missed a snare hit during the intro of 'force Ten). This was at Sheffield Arena about 20 years ago. I reckon Neil's improved somewhat since then ;)

Edited by paul_5

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i am a huge rush fan also, the time machine concert was good at glasgow, but geddy lee now struggles to sing the old material, and to be honest he would be better off not doing it now. the price of tickets for the forth coming concerts in the uk are just over the top, it is just too much for most people, it,s not just the ticket price of course it is travelling , food ,drink, etc etc... it all adds up to a very expensive night. i for one will not be going, i just can not justify those kind of prices for a crap seat at the s.e.c.c., which sounds crap anyway, better off staying home and watching a rush dvd.

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Would love to see them live but 60 quid is just taking the piss really. As geofio says with all the other costs involved it's just ridiculous. Probably about £100 for one gig! Not happening unfortunately.

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