Ya know, I am not so sure that it is as drastic a scenario or subversive a plot to draw more money. The early concerts, especially overseas, seemed to go off without a hitch. Just from what I gather from the posts here, people were able to get tix as expected. Many dates here were announced and onsale as expected as well. What is certain is that the hardcore fans were screwed out of the first 12 rows even in the presale. I say "certain" as I and and others were all online and speaking with one another the second the tix went live during the presale. Row 12? Row 13? Row 14 within the first minute? No way.
Like I said, though, that was just for certain dates. Others have scalpers online with triple prices even before the tix are officially onsale? I can only guess that this was poor management. Priest management? Venue management? Ticketbastard management? Label management? Can't say but I can't believe that the band I have followed all my life would make such a screwy decision. Hell, I would think that any band would just want to play music and leave most of the details to the company they hire. I have never once read or heard of an interview where any of the band members have not have anything but positive things to say about their fans and all the support they have received all these years.
That said, someone still has to answer for tix fiascos like not even being announced! Buck stops with JP management after all is said and done, I say.
Sad but true but Priest management don't want to tell you when tickets go onsale cause then you won't bother till that date.They want people to scramble around and only find secondary ticket hawkers because Priest get a big extra fee from those tickets.They want to make as much money as possible and exploit fans.They treat you like tourists to fleece.Then alot of these bands turn around and say your part of their family at their shows.
When is Ticket Master going to sell Nov 18 show at IZOD Center in Rutherford NJ. Only Tickets hawks offering - I would prefer to buy from IZOD or Ticket Master, Dates after Nov on TM website. Any thoughts or INFO? thanks.