Mar 12, 2009
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Ticketmaster auctions off (RED) Zone Packages

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Ticketmaster.nl is auctioning off VIP-tickets for two (RED) Zone areas, adjacent to the U2360 stage. A similar deal is in place for the Gothenburg, Sweden show. The packages include:

- Special VIP entrance and greeting by (RED) Zone Hosts
- High profile General Admission areas on the field adjacent to the stage runway
- Built-in seating for pre-show comfort
- Access to special concession and merchandise stand
- As a special bonus, the top 10 highest winning ticket bids for each show will also receive a pre-show backstage tour of this highly anticipated, revolutionary product design.
(RED) Zone Packages are only available by Auction on ticketservice.nl. All non-ticket elements provided by Live Nation. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support (RED) and the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. The auction starting bid is: € 95,- You must raise your bid by at least € 5,-

It’s all in the name of charity and, as Bono said: “Rich people have feelings too”.

34 Comments

  • This is generating a huge range of emotions.

    It will be interesting to see how this works out.

    On one hand, at least the band is managing the actual value of the tickets.

    It really was a crime that a tout/scalper would lucky his way into
    four hot tickets at face value and make $1,000 profit.

    I think its good that this will go to Charity.

    At the same point, I think of all the people I met in the GA lines
    with black numbers on their hands, who were committed to spend 24
    hours in line to get a chance to see the band upfront.

    We now run the risk of only wealthy folks being in the “heart.”

    Perhaps I have this wrong, but most emotions are fleeting except
    for sadness

    Murph’ – St. Louis

  • This is generating a huge range of emotions.

    It will be interesting to see how this works out.

    On one hand, at least the band is managing the actual value of the tickets.

    It really was a crime that a tout/scalper would lucky his way into
    four hot tickets at face value and make $1,000 profit.

    I think its good that this will go to Charity.

    At the same point, I think of all the people I met in the GA lines
    with black numbers on their hands, who were committed to spend 24
    hours in line to get a chance to see the band upfront.

    We now run the risk of only wealthy folks being in the “heart.”

    Perhaps I have this wrong, but most emotions are fleeting except
    for sadness

    Murph’ – St. Louis

  • The area does seem to be a little bit more removed from the stage than the ordinary field tickets. Still, not sure what to think of it.

  • The area does seem to be a little bit more removed from the stage than the ordinary field tickets. Still, not sure what to think of it.

  • As long as i can still stand in front of the stage after many hours of waiting in the cue, i don’t really mind.

    As it seems on the picture, it looks like the area is outside the ring. Which seems fine for me. I’m not going to “waste” money on bidding money for this. I rather que early :) nicer atmosphere anyway…

  • As long as i can still stand in front of the stage after many hours of waiting in the cue, i don’t really mind.

    As it seems on the picture, it looks like the area is outside the ring. Which seems fine for me. I’m not going to “waste” money on bidding money for this. I rather que early :) nicer atmosphere anyway…

  • Take the profits from the scalpers and give it to charity. Brilliant!

  • Take the profits from the scalpers and give it to charity. Brilliant!

  • “A proportion of the proceeds will be given in support of to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa

    A proportion? How much? If I donate money to charity, the least I want to know is how much will end up in the right spot. And a processing fee, what a surpise, I bet it’s even higher
    than the one you have to pay for a regular ticket, which I think is outrageously high allready.
    Still, a chance to get a pre-show backstagetour, that’s just…wow!
    Man, I wish I was rich. Then again, compared to 80% of this world’s population, I AM filthy rich. Not rich enough for this though.
    Bummer.

  • “A proportion of the proceeds will be given in support of to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa

    A proportion? How much? If I donate money to charity, the least I want to know is how much will end up in the right spot. And a processing fee, what a surpise, I bet it’s even higher
    than the one you have to pay for a regular ticket, which I think is outrageously high allready.
    Still, a chance to get a pre-show backstagetour, that’s just…wow!
    Man, I wish I was rich. Then again, compared to 80% of this world’s population, I AM filthy rich. Not rich enough for this though.
    Bummer.

  • crime? sadness?
    what is really pathetic is the fact that $1 buys a person with AIDS
    another day of life.And yet,they die by the thousands – daily,
    only because they’re not getting that buck. I’m going to
    applaud this idea presented here.

  • crime? sadness?
    what is really pathetic is the fact that $1 buys a person with AIDS
    another day of life.And yet,they die by the thousands – daily,
    only because they’re not getting that buck. I’m going to
    applaud this idea presented here.

  • Bouke:

    I agree totally that the charity contribution is a stroke of genius.

    However, there is sadness in the continued separation of the true fan and the bad

    And the wedge is the promoter.

    Just my thoughts.

    Murph’ – St. Louis

  • Bouke:

    I agree totally that the charity contribution is a stroke of genius.

    However, there is sadness in the continued separation of the true fan and the bad

    And the wedge is the promoter.

    Just my thoughts.

    Murph’ – St. Louis

  • “Portion.”

    Why not 100% and have U2, Ticketmaster, and the promoter float the the expenses?

    It’s a good idea and a great cause, but it involves people using money to buy privileges at a rock n’ roll show and so it is inherently bull****.

  • “Portion.”

    Why not 100% and have U2, Ticketmaster, and the promoter float the the expenses?

    It’s a good idea and a great cause, but it involves people using money to buy privileges at a rock n’ roll show and so it is inherently bull****.

  • nah it will be okay and something is better than nothing…….. me i seen them from the back the side and wembley arena front row 1987 ( amazing and bit sad at same time cos i just could not get the thought out of my head that this would be the best postion i would ever get at a u2 gig and unfotunately i have been proved right so far)
    me just really happy that the pre sale appears to be working and will get a ticket………. this band rock and they have elevated me ,even when i was at the furthest corner of the nec.
    think positive cos there’s plenty else gonna try and spoil it.

  • nah it will be okay and something is better than nothing…….. me i seen them from the back the side and wembley arena front row 1987 ( amazing and bit sad at same time cos i just could not get the thought out of my head that this would be the best postion i would ever get at a u2 gig and unfotunately i have been proved right so far)
    me just really happy that the pre sale appears to be working and will get a ticket………. this band rock and they have elevated me ,even when i was at the furthest corner of the nec.
    think positive cos there’s plenty else gonna try and spoil it.

  • Check the link and stadium diagram, looks to me as if front enclosure for fans prepared to wait in line will be the semi circle around stage, all is not lost !! The space in front of main standing is where the double security walkway/fence will be

  • Check the link and stadium diagram, looks to me as if front enclosure for fans prepared to wait in line will be the semi circle around stage, all is not lost !! The space in front of main standing is where the double security walkway/fence will be

  • So which is better then: (Red) Zones tickets, or front row stadium seats? Seems to me that the (Red) Zone tickets are much closer (and will probably be cheaper).

  • So which is better then: (Red) Zones tickets, or front row stadium seats? Seems to me that the (Red) Zone tickets are much closer (and will probably be cheaper).

  • “So which is better then: (Red) Zones tickets, or front row stadium seats?”

    There’s only one way to find out – FIGHT!

  • “So which is better then: (Red) Zones tickets, or front row stadium seats?”

    There’s only one way to find out – FIGHT!

  • Fair enough – but they should give more of the cut to charity – bit stingy aren’t they

  • Fair enough – but they should give more of the cut to charity – bit stingy aren’t they

  • Just received mail I have 2 tickets. Great.

  • Just received mail I have 2 tickets. Great.

  • i bought red zone tickets because i failed to get ga-tickets for any of the dutch shows…

    i tried for a few hours when the sales started, but was getting error msgs all the time..

  • i bought red zone tickets because i failed to get ga-tickets for any of the dutch shows…

    i tried for a few hours when the sales started, but was getting error msgs all the time..

  • How much do the red zone tickets normaly goes for?
    I have a 150 pounds bid in Dublin, is this enough?

  • How much do the red zone tickets normaly goes for?
    I have a 150 pounds bid in Dublin, is this enough?

  • These tickets CANNOT be touted as the buyer has to show the credit card and foto ID when he/she appears on the day to collect said tickets ;)

  • These tickets CANNOT be touted as the buyer has to show the credit card and foto ID when he/she appears on the day to collect said tickets ;)

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