U2 tickets pre-sale chaos

Ticket pre-sales for U2.com’s (paying) members started at 10AM GMT today. Our experience with the service was less than favourable:

  • One hour and 15 minutes of the online version of being put ‘on hold’
  • … then being told we ‘did not come via the right URL’
  • … then: sorry, page cannot be found
  • … then that our ‘code is invalid or already been used’

A glance at the U2 Holland mailing list at Yahoo tells us none of its members has been able to get tickets and only one member of the U2 Flanders mailing list has.

Membership fees for U2.com are $40 for new members and $20 for those previously registered with U2’s official magazine, Propaganda.

UPDATE #1: If you are experiencing problems with your code, like we are, e-mail the Ticketmaster helpdesk, stating your code in the subject line. Some people are having luck getting their codes reset.

UPDATE #2: FOR US PRESALES, GO DIRECTLY TO TICKETMASTER. You’ll be able to enter your presale code there, without having to go through U2.com (you DID save your code, didn’t you?)

UPDATE #3: U2.com responds! (7 hours after presale fiasco)


A general roundup of all this:

EU ticket sales started off badly right away. Both U2.com and Ticketmastereurope.com went down at 10am GMT. Thanks to the timeouts that then started occurring, user’s presale codes became marked used. These users were unable to use their codes again.

Some of these users had some luck contacting Ticketmaster and having their codes reset, but chances are the amount of people that contacted Ticketmaster became unmanageable and most people still have to receive a response from them.

U2.com responds 7 hours after the first date went on sale to say Ticketmaster has promised to respond to all people with problems, and will solve these problems for them.

At this point, anyone who still has an unused code can buy tickets without much trouble.

At the U.S. presales, things seemed to be running more smoothly right off the bat, as long as you didn’t go through U2.com, which crashed every hour whenever a new batch of concerts went on sale. Going to the Ticketmaster site directly, however, seemed to work fine, and there weren’t any of the problems with the code like EU customers experienced.

Demand for General Admission (GA) tickets was high though, and the amount of tickets offered in this section was sold out pretty much right away (as in, within the first minute). Unfortunately, “best available” options then only came back with really, really bad seats, far away from the stage at extremely high prices.

The good news is that the customer services departments all across the board seem to have woken up. We don’t mind if you try to wake them up some more through our site, since the Zootopia forums on U2.com have gone down “for maintenance” as well.

Our heart goes out to the poor Glaswegians, who are paying 85 pounds (yes, pounds!) for a ticket in the GA section.

226 thoughts on “U2 tickets pre-sale chaos

  1. I got to enter my details but then the site told me it was too busy and the 5 minutes expired before I started going around in circles……

  2. I got to enter my details but then the site told me it was too busy and the 5 minutes expired before I started going around in circles……

  3. I didn’t. I was saving my code for the Dublin presale… I’m not going to say I TOLD YOU SO, but I sure thought it.

    Let’s all call Dave Fanning!

  4. I didn’t. I was saving my code for the Dublin presale… I’m not going to say I TOLD YOU SO, but I sure thought it.

    Let’s all call Dave Fanning!

  5. A similar experience: tried, failed, were kicked off the site, code ‘has been used’, no tickets. Hurrah, $40 down the drain!

  6. A similar experience: tried, failed, were kicked off the site, code ‘has been used’, no tickets. Hurrah, $40 down the drain!

  7. my problem…i will be living in london soon. So do i use my code to ensure i get a ticket for that show? or do I get a dublin one on presale and try my luck for london GA – is it hard to get GA for a stadium gig?

    then ive got to make sure i get a flight from london to dublin!!

    My only U2 concert has ever been Popmart Perth!

  8. my problem…i will be living in london soon. So do i use my code to ensure i get a ticket for that show? or do I get a dublin one on presale and try my luck for london GA – is it hard to get GA for a stadium gig?

    then ive got to make sure i get a flight from london to dublin!!

    My only U2 concert has ever been Popmart Perth!

  9. the best available seats at twickenham when i “nearly” got through were block 111. Looking at the layout, didnt look all that good. What do you think??

  10. the best available seats at twickenham when i “nearly” got through were block 111. Looking at the layout, didnt look all that good. What do you think??

  11. I was lucky enough to get through and purchase 2 seating tickets for Glasgow. Which was good.

    BUT….

    Total price – ยฃ190.

    Unbelievable.

    And because of the rules surrounding the access code I couldn’t go back and use it again to buy 2 standing tickets for my brother.

  12. I was lucky enough to get through and purchase 2 seating tickets for Glasgow. Which was good.

    BUT….

    Total price – ยฃ190.

    Unbelievable.

    And because of the rules surrounding the access code I couldn’t go back and use it again to buy 2 standing tickets for my brother.

  13. The ‘once only’ thing is to stop touts buying u2.com memberships and getting heaps of tickets on the strength of them.

    But i cant even get one lot – still cant get past the code already been used bit.

  14. The ‘once only’ thing is to stop touts buying u2.com memberships and getting heaps of tickets on the strength of them.

    But i cant even get one lot – still cant get past the code already been used bit.

  15. Having logged back into the presale page, it looks like all the tickets are still available. So that suggests to me that the sales are not going smoothly. to say the least.
    I had exactly the same problem. Im in london and was trying for the twickenham tickets.
    First the ‘too busy please wait’ page would hang and not reload as suggested due to too much traffic.
    Then when I forced the page to reload, it took me to the ticketmaster purchase ticket site, telling me I had 5 minutes to make my purchase and also that I had come to the page via the WRONG url. (!!!!!) when I followed the given page link to the ‘correct’ entry point, I was directed to the basic ticketmaster site, (!) therefore invalidating my access code due to having to REsubmit it on the CORRECT u2 login page. Thanks ticketmaster. Bummmer. Total unmanageability. What a waste of $40. =(
    Very bad altogether.

  16. Having logged back into the presale page, it looks like all the tickets are still available. So that suggests to me that the sales are not going smoothly. to say the least.
    I had exactly the same problem. Im in london and was trying for the twickenham tickets.
    First the ‘too busy please wait’ page would hang and not reload as suggested due to too much traffic.
    Then when I forced the page to reload, it took me to the ticketmaster purchase ticket site, telling me I had 5 minutes to make my purchase and also that I had come to the page via the WRONG url. (!!!!!) when I followed the given page link to the ‘correct’ entry point, I was directed to the basic ticketmaster site, (!) therefore invalidating my access code due to having to REsubmit it on the CORRECT u2 login page. Thanks ticketmaster. Bummmer. Total unmanageability. What a waste of $40. =(
    Very bad altogether.

  17. What a mess… what a mess. I tried to put in my code and it seemed already used by someone else or stuff. I signed up again for a new subscription (desperate you know) and the same thing happened again. I feel betrayed, I’m soooooo angry

  18. What a mess… what a mess. I tried to put in my code and it seemed already used by someone else or stuff. I signed up again for a new subscription (desperate you know) and the same thing happened again. I feel betrayed, I’m soooooo angry

  19. People do seem to still be getting tickets although it might not be a good idea waiting at the Ticketmaster page for a long time. Some people seem to be doing better by going back to the start.

    I’m just annoyed at the code because I can’t use it to buy 2 sets of 2 tickets for the same show. no idea why that’s seen as being a risk.

  20. People do seem to still be getting tickets although it might not be a good idea waiting at the Ticketmaster page for a long time. Some people seem to be doing better by going back to the start.

    I’m just annoyed at the code because I can’t use it to buy 2 sets of 2 tickets for the same show. no idea why that’s seen as being a risk.

  21. …….I reckon some of the fine people at ticketmaster (!) are going to be hauled over the coals over this one

  22. …….I reckon some of the fine people at ticketmaster (!) are going to be hauled over the coals over this one

  23. Also, I’m not exactly holding my breath waiting for an amendment to my validation status regarding my presale access code. (When the access code fails, you are prompted to email the error to the it helpdesk). No chance.
    I expect theyve got more than enough validation codes in the queue to RE-validate that have been mistakenly (!) invalidated despite not being used to purchase tickets.
    Lousy ticketmaster IT dept. =(

  24. Also, I’m not exactly holding my breath waiting for an amendment to my validation status regarding my presale access code. (When the access code fails, you are prompted to email the error to the it helpdesk). No chance.
    I expect theyve got more than enough validation codes in the queue to RE-validate that have been mistakenly (!) invalidated despite not being used to purchase tickets.
    Lousy ticketmaster IT dept. =(

  25. We bought five tickets for Millennium Stadium and experienced horriffic problems – codes being used, pages not found, timeouts, unending refreshes: a very poor show.

    Before the album came out, had you asked me, I’d have been happy to part with a hundred pounds or more to see U2 live. After the disappointing album, frankly awful web-site (what happened to web standards? at least it works in mozilla this time), seb clayton’s terse comments and now this debacle, I actually tried to contact my friend who was booking the tickets and ask him not to get me one.

    North Americans get their tickets for $49 (thirty-five GBP, ish) and we had to part with fifty-five pounds, not including service charges and booking fees. That simply isn’t fair, no matter what the precedent.

    When you consider that I paid twenty-five pounds a ticket, no trouble from wayahead, to see Oasis (part of my fiancees christmas present) this summer, it really makes you wonder what kind of a planet this ticket company is from, and why U2 didn’t investigate whether or not they were capable of doing their jobs properly.

    Very disappointed.

  26. We bought five tickets for Millennium Stadium and experienced horriffic problems – codes being used, pages not found, timeouts, unending refreshes: a very poor show.

    Before the album came out, had you asked me, I’d have been happy to part with a hundred pounds or more to see U2 live. After the disappointing album, frankly awful web-site (what happened to web standards? at least it works in mozilla this time), seb clayton’s terse comments and now this debacle, I actually tried to contact my friend who was booking the tickets and ask him not to get me one.

    North Americans get their tickets for $49 (thirty-five GBP, ish) and we had to part with fifty-five pounds, not including service charges and booking fees. That simply isn’t fair, no matter what the precedent.

    When you consider that I paid twenty-five pounds a ticket, no trouble from wayahead, to see Oasis (part of my fiancees christmas present) this summer, it really makes you wonder what kind of a planet this ticket company is from, and why U2 didn’t investigate whether or not they were capable of doing their jobs properly.

    Very disappointed.

  27. surely as we havent purchased our tickets yet, ticketmaster will get back to us and allow us to use our access code again?
    who knows when they will get back to us though. the technical problems were/are horrendous.

  28. surely as we havent purchased our tickets yet, ticketmaster will get back to us and allow us to use our access code again?
    who knows when they will get back to us though. the technical problems were/are horrendous.

  29. im worried by the time we get access to our code again, we would have missed some of the better seats.

    Is it worth using the code to get GA? Or is it easy enough to get when the tickets go on sale to the public?

  30. im worried by the time we get access to our code again, we would have missed some of the better seats.

    Is it worth using the code to get GA? Or is it easy enough to get when the tickets go on sale to the public?

  31. Personally, I’d take GA over anything else, but I can’t sit still whenever any great band is playing their hearts out right in front of me. I hate seats with a vengeance and have no problems queueing from the crack of dawn just to get the chance to get way up close. But then I’m a front row junkie ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Personally, I’d take GA over anything else, but I can’t sit still whenever any great band is playing their hearts out right in front of me. I hate seats with a vengeance and have no problems queueing from the crack of dawn just to get the chance to get way up close. But then I’m a front row junkie ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. eamonn: use the code to get GA. Sitting down at a rock concert isn’t quite … right, and the best seat in the house is standing right at the front of the stage ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. eamonn: use the code to get GA. Sitting down at a rock concert isn’t quite … right, and the best seat in the house is standing right at the front of the stage ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Tried seats twice on the last tour. Even the best seats don’t compare with standing (provided you make it into the ‘oval’).

  36. Tried seats twice on the last tour. Even the best seats don’t compare with standing (provided you make it into the ‘oval’).

  37. In theory yes. we SHOULD get the opportunity to try for tickets once our codes are valid once more. But I’ll be VERY surprised if the IT dept get it together to do so before all the presales are over.
    In fact I’ll be very surprised if they manage to iron out the invalidation problems *before* all the pre sale ticket have gone.
    In fact, as the failure rate seems to be so high, I wouldn’t be surprised if they refund the $40 or something by way of apology for such a mess

  38. In theory yes. we SHOULD get the opportunity to try for tickets once our codes are valid once more. But I’ll be VERY surprised if the IT dept get it together to do so before all the presales are over.
    In fact I’ll be very surprised if they manage to iron out the invalidation problems *before* all the pre sale ticket have gone.
    In fact, as the failure rate seems to be so high, I wouldn’t be surprised if they refund the $40 or something by way of apology for such a mess

  39. you would have thought some of this would have been better planned out to avoid some of these technical difficulties. alot of people bought u2 membership so they could get presale tickets, so for this to happen in really not on.

    has anyone heard back from ticketmaster yet about their code not working and not being able to purchase tickets?

  40. you would have thought some of this would have been better planned out to avoid some of these technical difficulties. alot of people bought u2 membership so they could get presale tickets, so for this to happen in really not on.

    has anyone heard back from ticketmaster yet about their code not working and not being able to purchase tickets?

  41. i missed the last tour because i live in australia and they didnt come down here. Im moving to london for work in 3 weeks so Vertigo here I come!

    GA it is…..

  42. i missed the last tour because i live in australia and they didnt come down here. Im moving to london for work in 3 weeks so Vertigo here I come!

    GA it is…..

  43. “has anyone heard back from ticketmaster yet about their code not working and not being able to purchase tickets?”

    three of us all had presale codes. when we entered them the page refreshed to a 404, and when we went back it told us our code had been used, except for one, who had put his code in incorrectly, and was thus able to book tickets. my other friends have emailed ticketmaster a couple of times now but no response, predictably. Stuck in a moment indeed.

  44. “has anyone heard back from ticketmaster yet about their code not working and not being able to purchase tickets?”

    three of us all had presale codes. when we entered them the page refreshed to a 404, and when we went back it told us our code had been used, except for one, who had put his code in incorrectly, and was thus able to book tickets. my other friends have emailed ticketmaster a couple of times now but no response, predictably. Stuck in a moment indeed.

  45. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if getting tickets when the general sale starts is going to be a lot easier. It’s the damn gateway between U2.com and ticketmaster that is causing all these problems. Once you get through to ticketmaster, things are okay (similar to any online sales, still got to have patience and luck).

    Getting a U2.com membership just to score tickets has now been proven as useless as – unfortunately – expected.

  46. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if getting tickets when the general sale starts is going to be a lot easier. It’s the damn gateway between U2.com and ticketmaster that is causing all these problems. Once you get through to ticketmaster, things are okay (similar to any online sales, still got to have patience and luck).

    Getting a U2.com membership just to score tickets has now been proven as useless as – unfortunately – expected.

  47. Sorry if this sounds dumb, but whats GA? Queing in the freezing cold before the sales at the actual venue? We have -3 windchill here during the day. Doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs =(

  48. Sorry if this sounds dumb, but whats GA? Queing in the freezing cold before the sales at the actual venue? We have -3 windchill here during the day. Doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs =(

  49. im thinking that if so many of us havent been able to purchase tickets, (and it seems like the majority) then these tickets are still available, so its just a matter of waiting to hear back from ticketmaster. but yes i agree about the problem being the gateway. i emailed the gateway address and no answer as yet, and i also emailed ticket master regular help of which they got back to me pretty quickly only to tell me to email the u2 gateway email!!

  50. im thinking that if so many of us havent been able to purchase tickets, (and it seems like the majority) then these tickets are still available, so its just a matter of waiting to hear back from ticketmaster. but yes i agree about the problem being the gateway. i emailed the gateway address and no answer as yet, and i also emailed ticket master regular help of which they got back to me pretty quickly only to tell me to email the u2 gateway email!!

  51. GA is General Admission. Yeah, queuing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Twickenham is home to the greatest rugby team in the world ๐Ÿ˜€ You’re in Auss, you should know that Eamonn. ๐Ÿ˜›

  52. GA is General Admission. Yeah, queuing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Twickenham is home to the greatest rugby team in the world ๐Ÿ˜€ You’re in Auss, you should know that Eamonn. ๐Ÿ˜›

  53. Ta Spike. Are the GA sales usually at the venue box office or at the ticket reseller?. ie the location of the ticketmaster box office.

  54. Ta Spike. Are the GA sales usually at the venue box office or at the ticket reseller?. ie the location of the ticketmaster box office.

  55. Once shows start selling out I’ll do a “Howto” on getting tickets to sold out shows & giving the finger to the lingering touts :-] How’s that?

  56. Once shows start selling out I’ll do a “Howto” on getting tickets to sold out shows & giving the finger to the lingering touts :-] How’s that?

  57. GA tickets are on sale now. They are standing tickets, for getting onto the pitch, and – most importantly – the ‘heart’ (now the ‘oval’).

  58. GA tickets are on sale now. They are standing tickets, for getting onto the pitch, and – most importantly – the ‘heart’ (now the ‘oval’).

  59. Are there normally different GA tickets altogether for the area inside the oval/heart? Or is it just a matter of ‘first come first served’?

  60. Are there normally different GA tickets altogether for the area inside the oval/heart? Or is it just a matter of ‘first come first served’?

  61. Are there normally different GA tickets altogether for the area inside the oval/heart? Or is it just a matter of ‘first come first served’?

  62. Are there normally different GA tickets altogether for the area inside the oval/heart? Or is it just a matter of ‘first come first served’?

  63. i reckon the oval seats are for people with GA tickets that just get to the venue REALLY early and queue up to be first in line.

  64. i reckon the oval seats are for people with GA tickets that just get to the venue REALLY early and queue up to be first in line.

  65. u2.com could at least post something on the site explaining what the hell is going on.. you would really expect U2 management to employ the very best in IT know-how, as they do with their production / touring staff etc…

  66. u2.com could at least post something on the site explaining what the hell is going on.. you would really expect U2 management to employ the very best in IT know-how, as they do with their production / touring staff etc…

  67. i agree. its pretty disgraceful that there is no information posted. specially after we’ve paid them $40 to get a presale ticket.

  68. i agree. its pretty disgraceful that there is no information posted. specially after we’ve paid them $40 to get a presale ticket.

  69. I blame the ticketmaster url. they should be posting info on the massive disruption to sales.
    I had no problem whatsoever with the u2 access page and access code login. The problems all started when I was redirected to the ‘site busy-please wait’ ticketmaster page. When it wasnt hanging, or refusing to reload, it was redirecting me to the WRONG page.
    Poor show ticketmaster. Very poor.

  70. I blame the ticketmaster url. they should be posting info on the massive disruption to sales.
    I had no problem whatsoever with the u2 access page and access code login. The problems all started when I was redirected to the ‘site busy-please wait’ ticketmaster page. When it wasnt hanging, or refusing to reload, it was redirecting me to the WRONG page.
    Poor show ticketmaster. Very poor.

  71. yes your right it is the ticketmaster site. the u2 site worked ok, it was logging onto the ticketmaster site that it all went downhill.

  72. yes your right it is the ticketmaster site. the u2 site worked ok, it was logging onto the ticketmaster site that it all went downhill.

  73. yeah but ticketmaster redirected to the u2 site and the u2 site wouldnt re-accept the code. u2.com didnt plan for a possible problem within the ticketmaster page that would require a redirection to the u2 page.

    I think we’re all going a little crazy ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. yeah but ticketmaster redirected to the u2 site and the u2 site wouldnt re-accept the code. u2.com didnt plan for a possible problem within the ticketmaster page that would require a redirection to the u2 page.

    I think we’re all going a little crazy ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Judging from the Belgian floor plan, they are now charging extra for the front row GA tickets (85 euro). The other floor tickets are cheaper (65 euro). Floor tickets are a LOT cheaper in USA.

  76. Judging from the Belgian floor plan, they are now charging extra for the front row GA tickets (85 euro). The other floor tickets are cheaper (65 euro). Floor tickets are a LOT cheaper in USA.

  77. Wow. 50 quid for a standing ticket. What happened? Isnt this a LOT more than the tickets normally go for?

  78. Wow. 50 quid for a standing ticket. What happened? Isnt this a LOT more than the tickets normally go for?

  79. It’s only a little bit up from the price of the Elevation tour tickets a couple of years back. I was actually expecting them to go up to about 100 euros.

    I’m tempted to go to the US though…

  80. It’s only a little bit up from the price of the Elevation tour tickets a couple of years back. I was actually expecting them to go up to about 100 euros.

    I’m tempted to go to the US though…

  81. Seated Elevation ticket in London for me was ยฃ45. Seated Vertigo ticket in Glasgow was ยฃ85 although there were some for ยฃ60 although they’d sold out.

  82. Seated Elevation ticket in London for me was ยฃ45. Seated Vertigo ticket in Glasgow was ยฃ85 although there were some for ยฃ60 although they’d sold out.

  83. Surely theres no way to tell if an ebay ticket is legitimate before you buy? I’m always very dubious about those types of tickets. As far as I know there is no ebay follow up/compensation policy if the goods are failed to be delivered. ?

  84. Surely theres no way to tell if an ebay ticket is legitimate before you buy? I’m always very dubious about those types of tickets. As far as I know there is no ebay follow up/compensation policy if the goods are failed to be delivered. ?

  85. I’d say the ticket price is probably so high in the EU, compared to the US for a few reasons, mainly because they’re thinking in dollars, rather than euros and the exchange rate is really bad in that respect. On top of that, GA has never been popular/used much in the US, which is probably why the cost for GA tickets there is lower.

    You may be right on the ticket prices. In my experience they were about 50 euros at the time. The Glasgow tickets seem especially excessive.

  86. I’d say the ticket price is probably so high in the EU, compared to the US for a few reasons, mainly because they’re thinking in dollars, rather than euros and the exchange rate is really bad in that respect. On top of that, GA has never been popular/used much in the US, which is probably why the cost for GA tickets there is lower.

    You may be right on the ticket prices. In my experience they were about 50 euros at the time. The Glasgow tickets seem especially excessive.

  87. There are some Buy it now tickets for sale for 85 quid in glasgow , manchester and dublin. Probably all a con of some sort….

  88. There are some Buy it now tickets for sale for 85 quid in glasgow , manchester and dublin. Probably all a con of some sort….

  89. 4 1/2 hours later you think there would be some news on whats going on!

    Ive got a hot tip for support band when U2 go to Australia later in the year: Evermore. Listen to them and youll know why U2 would like them.

  90. 4 1/2 hours later you think there would be some news on whats going on!

    Ive got a hot tip for support band when U2 go to Australia later in the year: Evermore. Listen to them and youll know why U2 would like them.

  91. The General Sales haven’t even started..! In the words of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: DON’T PANIC!

  92. The General Sales haven’t even started..! In the words of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: DON’T PANIC!

  93. OMG

    Zootopia, the u2.com forums:
    “The board is currently closed while we perform some routine maintenance.”

    u2.com webmail:
    // We are experiencing technical difficulties, please check back.

    Never thought the corporation that is U2 would sink to such amateuristic levels…

  94. OMG

    Zootopia, the u2.com forums:
    “The board is currently closed while we perform some routine maintenance.”

    u2.com webmail:
    // We are experiencing technical difficulties, please check back.

    Never thought the corporation that is U2 would sink to such amateuristic levels…

  95. I managed to get 4 standing tickets for Twickenham.
    Two of those will be used for trading for other tickets. Either Twickenham concert number two, or any extra concerts in Dublin.

    Contact me on martin@welen.com if you are interested.

  96. I managed to get 4 standing tickets for Twickenham.
    Two of those will be used for trading for other tickets. Either Twickenham concert number two, or any extra concerts in Dublin.

    Contact me on martin@welen.com if you are interested.

  97. do you think there are different levels of standing tickets? i.e. do you think the people that have managed to get tickets today, would they have secured better GA tickets? or are all GA tickets the same?

  98. do you think there are different levels of standing tickets? i.e. do you think the people that have managed to get tickets today, would they have secured better GA tickets? or are all GA tickets the same?

  99. Oh dear. I’m having no troubles getting through for the Madison Sq Garden show, in fact got through very quickly.

    BUT…

    looks like there are NO GA tickets available for the presale whatsoever, and when selecting ‘Best Available’ – 45 degrees to the BACK of the stage at the top of MSG.

    Oh give me a break.

  100. Oh dear. I’m having no troubles getting through for the Madison Sq Garden show, in fact got through very quickly.

    BUT…

    looks like there are NO GA tickets available for the presale whatsoever, and when selecting ‘Best Available’ – 45 degrees to the BACK of the stage at the top of MSG.

    Oh give me a break.

  101. There seems to be different GA levels in some of the EU gigs. Amsterdam and Brussels seem to have this kind of system so far…

    Did the people that managed to get NYC tickets go through u2.com or through the ticketmaster link directly?

  102. There seems to be different GA levels in some of the EU gigs. Amsterdam and Brussels seem to have this kind of system so far…

    Did the people that managed to get NYC tickets go through u2.com or through the ticketmaster link directly?

  103. I’m in NYC and couldn’t get tix for the MSG show. I tried to get GA tickets but got nothing. I tried entering 1 ticket, Best Available, and I got section 303, which doesn’t seem like the best available to me. I think I’ve wasted $40 to get the pre-sale “priority.”

  104. I’m in NYC and couldn’t get tix for the MSG show. I tried to get GA tickets but got nothing. I tried entering 1 ticket, Best Available, and I got section 303, which doesn’t seem like the best available to me. I think I’ve wasted $40 to get the pre-sale “priority.”

  105. No GA tix for Boston? I got in 10 minutes before the on sale time and the GA tix were not available. Did anyone get GA tix? I got terrible seats and for $100. Nice “priority.”

  106. No GA tix for Boston? I got in 10 minutes before the on sale time and the GA tix were not available. Did anyone get GA tix? I got terrible seats and for $100. Nice “priority.”

  107. oh and by the way. NEVER select Best Available. Your best bet is to select something from the drop down. A friend of mine worked at Ticketmaster and informed me of it. Also the best way to get tickets is to find a Ticketmaster outlet.

  108. oh and by the way. NEVER select Best Available. Your best bet is to select something from the drop down. A friend of mine worked at Ticketmaster and informed me of it. Also the best way to get tickets is to find a Ticketmaster outlet.

  109. has anyone had a reply from ticketmaster yet about getting their codes reset?? ive been waiting about 5 hours now.

  110. has anyone had a reply from ticketmaster yet about getting their codes reset?? ive been waiting about 5 hours now.

  111. I tried every option possible for two tickets before selecting one ticket and best available. I’m pretty sure the MSG show is sold out, and I wish they’d add another one today.

  112. I tried every option possible for two tickets before selecting one ticket and best available. I’m pretty sure the MSG show is sold out, and I wish they’d add another one today.

  113. how you new yorkers going with the storms and stuff over there…. Its a balmy night (about 20C) here in Perth, Australia

  114. how you new yorkers going with the storms and stuff over there…. Its a balmy night (about 20C) here in Perth, Australia

  115. got two LOGE5 tics for both boston shows (yes, i signed up for 2 u2.com accounts). the strange thing is they are the exact same seats (row 10, seats 13-14) both nights. anyways, if anyone has GA they would like to trade, let me know.

  116. got two LOGE5 tics for both boston shows (yes, i signed up for 2 u2.com accounts). the strange thing is they are the exact same seats (row 10, seats 13-14) both nights. anyways, if anyone has GA they would like to trade, let me know.

  117. Just to prevent any possible confusion, no show will sell out completely today. There’s almost no chance that the U2.com presale has access to every ticket in the venue — there will be a large allotment reserved for the general public online sale of each show, as well as for sales through brick-and-mortar Ticketmaster outlets. A few thousand tickets, max, were likely allotted for the U2.com presales, and none of these venues holds less than 15,000 people (and in Europe, the venues are about three or four times bigger than that). If you didn’t get tickets today, remember that tickets will be available during the general onsale — and most likely there’ll be a whole lot more of them than were available today.

  118. Just to prevent any possible confusion, no show will sell out completely today. There’s almost no chance that the U2.com presale has access to every ticket in the venue — there will be a large allotment reserved for the general public online sale of each show, as well as for sales through brick-and-mortar Ticketmaster outlets. A few thousand tickets, max, were likely allotted for the U2.com presales, and none of these venues holds less than 15,000 people (and in Europe, the venues are about three or four times bigger than that). If you didn’t get tickets today, remember that tickets will be available during the general onsale — and most likely there’ll be a whole lot more of them than were available today.

  119. managed to log on right at 10am, stayed “on hold” for 14 minutes, feeling good that i was in line, then system kicks me off. F*$k.
    SO get back on, hoping for tiks for madison sq.garden in nyc, but by that time non available. how many did they allocate for presale, a dozen or so???????
    anyway, went to my back up city, philly, pa, and got 2 tiks for sec.122 right away. (and i mean right away, because you only have 2 min.to enter your demographic info, then 3 min. to enter credit card info,etc.) my seats are side view, stage right, perhaps where they enter/exit according to floor plan. on paper they look SH**ty but i figure i can roam easily during show to catch them moving at the right times like i did for ATYCLB, which i did catch in NYC in 2001.
    I cant wait for tickets to go on sale to general public to try and get tiks, just for the heck of it. my gut feeling is that the $40 i paid to u2.com, solely for the purpose of pre-sale tickets, was an absolute waste of money.

  120. managed to log on right at 10am, stayed “on hold” for 14 minutes, feeling good that i was in line, then system kicks me off. F*$k.
    SO get back on, hoping for tiks for madison sq.garden in nyc, but by that time non available. how many did they allocate for presale, a dozen or so???????
    anyway, went to my back up city, philly, pa, and got 2 tiks for sec.122 right away. (and i mean right away, because you only have 2 min.to enter your demographic info, then 3 min. to enter credit card info,etc.) my seats are side view, stage right, perhaps where they enter/exit according to floor plan. on paper they look SH**ty but i figure i can roam easily during show to catch them moving at the right times like i did for ATYCLB, which i did catch in NYC in 2001.
    I cant wait for tickets to go on sale to general public to try and get tiks, just for the heck of it. my gut feeling is that the $40 i paid to u2.com, solely for the purpose of pre-sale tickets, was an absolute waste of money.

  121. Well here is my story. I had a code, my wife had a code and 2 friends had codes (I bought the u2.com membership for them). I was thinking $40 + $50 x 2 = $140 for 2 GA’s ($70ea) was still a pretty good deal. I was trying for 4 Philly and 4 NYC. We all were in the ticketmaster “line” at 10am. We were all trying for GA’s. We all got shut out. Next we tried “Best Available” and for Philly I got the following:
    2 tickets: Section 204, Row 15 (lowest price level)
    2 tickets: Section 210, Row 14 (lowest price level)
    2 tickets: Section 211, Row 8 (mid-price level)

    Still getting shut out for NYC for best available/2 tickets. I changed to 1 ticket…thinking that sometimes rows need to be filled out. I ended up getting the following for NYC:
    1 ticket: Section 328, Row 3 (mid-price level)…now if you look at the seating chart…this seat is at the back corner of the stage…behind the stage practically and they still charge $100.

    Anyway…I’m desperatly seeking 2 GA’s for Philly and 1 or 2 GA’s for NYC. I’m also ready to part with 2 philly tickets since I don’t need all 6…Section 210 is for sale (face + TM charges).

    None of my seats would be labeled as best seats in the house for u2.com members in my opinion. Pearl Jam does this so much better.

  122. Well here is my story. I had a code, my wife had a code and 2 friends had codes (I bought the u2.com membership for them). I was thinking $40 + $50 x 2 = $140 for 2 GA’s ($70ea) was still a pretty good deal. I was trying for 4 Philly and 4 NYC. We all were in the ticketmaster “line” at 10am. We were all trying for GA’s. We all got shut out. Next we tried “Best Available” and for Philly I got the following:
    2 tickets: Section 204, Row 15 (lowest price level)
    2 tickets: Section 210, Row 14 (lowest price level)
    2 tickets: Section 211, Row 8 (mid-price level)

    Still getting shut out for NYC for best available/2 tickets. I changed to 1 ticket…thinking that sometimes rows need to be filled out. I ended up getting the following for NYC:
    1 ticket: Section 328, Row 3 (mid-price level)…now if you look at the seating chart…this seat is at the back corner of the stage…behind the stage practically and they still charge $100.

    Anyway…I’m desperatly seeking 2 GA’s for Philly and 1 or 2 GA’s for NYC. I’m also ready to part with 2 philly tickets since I don’t need all 6…Section 210 is for sale (face + TM charges).

    None of my seats would be labeled as best seats in the house for u2.com members in my opinion. Pearl Jam does this so much better.

  123. What a disappointment, but…… I got through after six (!!!) hours and was still able to get 4 Brussels GA tickets……

    ….But I’ll only believe it when I see and feel them in my hands!!!

    As far as I remember last online sale was like this as well…why put so many shows on sale at once? Why not one show a day?

  124. What a disappointment, but…… I got through after six (!!!) hours and was still able to get 4 Brussels GA tickets……

    ….But I’ll only believe it when I see and feel them in my hands!!!

    As far as I remember last online sale was like this as well…why put so many shows on sale at once? Why not one show a day?

  125. Hey Roeli, save us some of those Brussels tickets ๐Ÿ˜› Swap you for Dublin (if I ever manage to get them)

  126. Hey Roeli, save us some of those Brussels tickets ๐Ÿ˜› Swap you for Dublin (if I ever manage to get them)

  127. I’ve been clicking that blasted page since 11am and still get ‘code not valid’. Guess it’s not my lucky day.

  128. I’ve been clicking that blasted page since 11am and still get ‘code not valid’. Guess it’s not my lucky day.

  129. Hi everyone

    Same story as the rest of you, complete waste of a day!
    Has cost me a fortune in lost business.
    I actually resorted to phoning ticketmaster (hey, whats in a name?) and they told me that if I have a code I WILL get tickets (but for which show?)
    I am after London so if I can only get them for other venues perhaps someone would swap?
    Have to say the whole affair is shambolic.
    “The biggest band in the world” and thier appointed ticketing agents have a lot to answer for. I have sent numerous e-mails to the gateway address and not even had a “read” receipt. Reall quite pissed off now!

  130. Hi everyone

    Same story as the rest of you, complete waste of a day!
    Has cost me a fortune in lost business.
    I actually resorted to phoning ticketmaster (hey, whats in a name?) and they told me that if I have a code I WILL get tickets (but for which show?)
    I am after London so if I can only get them for other venues perhaps someone would swap?
    Have to say the whole affair is shambolic.
    “The biggest band in the world” and thier appointed ticketing agents have a lot to answer for. I have sent numerous e-mails to the gateway address and not even had a “read” receipt. Reall quite pissed off now!

  131. Anyone actually been contacted by ticketmaster with a new code? Maybe we could all try it!
    Hello Hello, I’m in a place called ticketmaster!

  132. Anyone actually been contacted by ticketmaster with a new code? Maybe we could all try it!
    Hello Hello, I’m in a place called ticketmaster!

  133. Well I got 2 GA for Philly but my 3 friends got shut out. I hope we can get them during the regular sale. But the $$$$ paid to u2.com is a waste of time as they did the typical 1000 seats per venue instead of giving the members a shot at all the GA first and then seats. Why couldnt the floor be entirely Members that paid 20 to 40 bucks more for the privlege. Anyway last time I send them money even though I got what I wanted.
    I agree Pearl Jam does it best but it must be a smaller number of people. The Dead do it well too.
    GOod luck to all in regular sales.

  134. Well I got 2 GA for Philly but my 3 friends got shut out. I hope we can get them during the regular sale. But the $$$$ paid to u2.com is a waste of time as they did the typical 1000 seats per venue instead of giving the members a shot at all the GA first and then seats. Why couldnt the floor be entirely Members that paid 20 to 40 bucks more for the privlege. Anyway last time I send them money even though I got what I wanted.
    I agree Pearl Jam does it best but it must be a smaller number of people. The Dead do it well too.
    GOod luck to all in regular sales.

  135. Oh how I’m wishing that Propaganda was still around! Rememember when we could simply put our check in the mail and get floor seats in return without any hassle?

    It’s a joke that “the best seats in the house” resereved for the fanclub are mostly on the 300 level. I’d rather pay a scalper to get on the floor.

    And is it only me… or did the propaganda info tell us that former propaganda members would get priority even over new u2.com subscribers?!

    I want my $20 back.

  136. Oh how I’m wishing that Propaganda was still around! Rememember when we could simply put our check in the mail and get floor seats in return without any hassle?

    It’s a joke that “the best seats in the house” resereved for the fanclub are mostly on the 300 level. I’d rather pay a scalper to get on the floor.

    And is it only me… or did the propaganda info tell us that former propaganda members would get priority even over new u2.com subscribers?!

    I want my $20 back.

  137. –>Oh how I’m wishing that Propaganda was still around! Rememember when we could simply put our check in the mail and get floor seats in return without any hassle?

    You can’t believe how many times I thought the same thing today! Bring back those old days…
    No stress and you were sure of you’re tickets and place!
    Bieke2be

  138. –>Oh how I’m wishing that Propaganda was still around! Rememember when we could simply put our check in the mail and get floor seats in return without any hassle?

    You can’t believe how many times I thought the same thing today! Bring back those old days…
    No stress and you were sure of you’re tickets and place!
    Bieke2be

  139. And where are the days the GA was the cheapest?
    Now i’m paying 85 euro! It’s the most expensive place to be (Belgium)
    Bieke2be

  140. And where are the days the GA was the cheapest?
    Now i’m paying 85 euro! It’s the most expensive place to be (Belgium)
    Bieke2be

  141. This presale was awful! I was refreshing the ticket site until it was 10am and as soon as I asked for GA tixs for Philly they were gone, Golden Circle…gone…$95…gone…I had to get nosebleed seats!!!! I had nosebleed for elevation tour I don’t want it again!!!!

    Definitely will have to see what happens on saturday

  142. This presale was awful! I was refreshing the ticket site until it was 10am and as soon as I asked for GA tixs for Philly they were gone, Golden Circle…gone…$95…gone…I had to get nosebleed seats!!!! I had nosebleed for elevation tour I don’t want it again!!!!

    Definitely will have to see what happens on saturday

  143. MAIN FLOOR-GENERAL ADMISSION/STANDING ROOM ONLY!
    US $49.50 – US $95.00
    so was 95 tickets on the floor for a PIT>>>>??
    I got 49 floor GA
    Whats the scoop???

  144. MAIN FLOOR-GENERAL ADMISSION/STANDING ROOM ONLY!
    US $49.50 – US $95.00
    so was 95 tickets on the floor for a PIT>>>>??
    I got 49 floor GA
    Whats the scoop???

  145. yay, $40 wasted, god that is so awesome. $40 for a chance to get mountain-high seats in chicago before everyone else, beat that! and since i refuse to pay godawful amount of money to travel to see shit, i still get to view ahh-ohhh more pictures of u2 on their website, all due to my $40. fucking awesome! ie, fuck u2 and fuck their money machine.

  146. yay, $40 wasted, god that is so awesome. $40 for a chance to get mountain-high seats in chicago before everyone else, beat that! and since i refuse to pay godawful amount of money to travel to see shit, i still get to view ahh-ohhh more pictures of u2 on their website, all due to my $40. fucking awesome! ie, fuck u2 and fuck their money machine.

  147. This is a huge joke. First my presale didn’t start until 11 AM, then I did get through and got 2 GA tickets to Chicago on the 7th. Then, after a screen or two, the ticketmaster site crashed and my order didn’t go through. So, then my code wouldn’t work again. So, no tickets for me. I want my money back from U2.com because they didn’t provide me with two tickets, or any original content. U2log is much better and free!

  148. This is a huge joke. First my presale didn’t start until 11 AM, then I did get through and got 2 GA tickets to Chicago on the 7th. Then, after a screen or two, the ticketmaster site crashed and my order didn’t go through. So, then my code wouldn’t work again. So, no tickets for me. I want my money back from U2.com because they didn’t provide me with two tickets, or any original content. U2log is much better and free!

  149. sorry e…

    They’re already part of a deal…

    … or I could leave the misses home…

    (would’ve plenty time for years to follow U2 after that….)

  150. sorry e…

    They’re already part of a deal…

    … or I could leave the misses home…

    (would’ve plenty time for years to follow U2 after that….)

  151. I tried to get tix for NYC show, I was there even before 10am, after waiting for 10 minutes, the ticketmaster site crashed and I couldn’t get anything. I feel I totally wasted 40 dollars (getting good tickets was the only reason for paying that money, and didn’t happen of course). I’ve got a question for you guys: How people actually get these tickets? It seems that most of us didn’t get anything, but certainly somebody did, just go and check in the internet and you’ll find the seat you want but paying almost 1000 dollars, so how come that people did get tickets? Is that a ticketmaster problem/business?

  152. I tried to get tix for NYC show, I was there even before 10am, after waiting for 10 minutes, the ticketmaster site crashed and I couldn’t get anything. I feel I totally wasted 40 dollars (getting good tickets was the only reason for paying that money, and didn’t happen of course). I’ve got a question for you guys: How people actually get these tickets? It seems that most of us didn’t get anything, but certainly somebody did, just go and check in the internet and you’ll find the seat you want but paying almost 1000 dollars, so how come that people did get tickets? Is that a ticketmaster problem/business?

  153. any chance of ticketmaster coming back up any day soon? you’d think with the money they make they could get some decent servers to handle such a load, not as if they didn’t know they would get hammered and yet each time they go down, brilliant. least europe got fucked so bad u2 had to make an announcement. in america, ticketmaster going down is no new thing hence no word.

  154. any chance of ticketmaster coming back up any day soon? you’d think with the money they make they could get some decent servers to handle such a load, not as if they didn’t know they would get hammered and yet each time they go down, brilliant. least europe got fucked so bad u2 had to make an announcement. in america, ticketmaster going down is no new thing hence no word.

  155. As far as I can tell…you can use your code to get tix for a European code AND a US code. The two systems probably have no way of checking the other out. So…if anyone in Europe is successful in getting NYC tickets…it looks like I can get 4 tix for Glasgow, etc.

  156. As far as I can tell…you can use your code to get tix for a European code AND a US code. The two systems probably have no way of checking the other out. So…if anyone in Europe is successful in getting NYC tickets…it looks like I can get 4 tix for Glasgow, etc.

  157. Latest post on U2.com

    “The U2.Com Members presale of tickets began at 10am GMT this morning.
    From today, Tuesday January 25th, the presale of tickets for U2โ€™s โ€˜Vertigo Tourโ€™ begins. Please note that the presale begins today for many, but NOT ALL venues on the tour – see the end of this story for when the presale begins for the show that you want to buy tickets for.

    European members have been buying tickets since 10am GMT this morning and some fans have let us know that they have experienced some frustrating technical problems.

    Ticketmaster have expressed their apologies to fans who were frustrated in the booking process โ€“ and are contacting all U2.Com European Members who failed to book their tickets to explain how they can still do this well within the presale window.

    โ€˜With tickets available at all venues, we are confident that all those affected by the problem today will have been able to purchase tickets.โ€™ reads the Ticketmaster statement. โ€˜Once again Ticketmaster would like to apologise to those affected by the problem today. Ticketmaster is committed to offering the best possible service and we can assure customers that once we became aware of the problem, we took every possible step to ensure a quick and efficient solution.

    Please note the following important advice that Ticketmaster have forwarded to us which will improve the purchase process.

    1. The Ticket Master Code you have been sent as a U2.Com Member is a 6 character only numeric code .
    If your access-code is being rejected please note that the access-code is a 6 character code contained in the email from U2.Com. If, for example, your email featured —>xyz123<— then the code you must use is xyz123 . Your code is also displayed in the ‘My Profile’ section of the site and in the red Members Box on the home page.

    2. Please be aware that although the first of the presales have begun today, the timing of presales is co-ordinated with the general on-sale at different venues – the presale begins at different times for some cities, but the exclusive advance window remains the same for U2.Com members. (Be assured that if the presale you are interested in does not begin today, no tickets for that show will be on sale until the presale begins โ€“ and then only to U2.Com Members.)

    More as we get it.”

    And so we wait….

  158. Latest post on U2.com

    “The U2.Com Members presale of tickets began at 10am GMT this morning.
    From today, Tuesday January 25th, the presale of tickets for U2โ€™s โ€˜Vertigo Tourโ€™ begins. Please note that the presale begins today for many, but NOT ALL venues on the tour – see the end of this story for when the presale begins for the show that you want to buy tickets for.

    European members have been buying tickets since 10am GMT this morning and some fans have let us know that they have experienced some frustrating technical problems.

    Ticketmaster have expressed their apologies to fans who were frustrated in the booking process โ€“ and are contacting all U2.Com European Members who failed to book their tickets to explain how they can still do this well within the presale window.

    โ€˜With tickets available at all venues, we are confident that all those affected by the problem today will have been able to purchase tickets.โ€™ reads the Ticketmaster statement. โ€˜Once again Ticketmaster would like to apologise to those affected by the problem today. Ticketmaster is committed to offering the best possible service and we can assure customers that once we became aware of the problem, we took every possible step to ensure a quick and efficient solution.

    Please note the following important advice that Ticketmaster have forwarded to us which will improve the purchase process.

    1. The Ticket Master Code you have been sent as a U2.Com Member is a 6 character only numeric code .
    If your access-code is being rejected please note that the access-code is a 6 character code contained in the email from U2.Com. If, for example, your email featured —>xyz123<— then the code you must use is xyz123 . Your code is also displayed in the ‘My Profile’ section of the site and in the red Members Box on the home page.

    2. Please be aware that although the first of the presales have begun today, the timing of presales is co-ordinated with the general on-sale at different venues – the presale begins at different times for some cities, but the exclusive advance window remains the same for U2.Com members. (Be assured that if the presale you are interested in does not begin today, no tickets for that show will be on sale until the presale begins โ€“ and then only to U2.Com Members.)

    More as we get it.”

    And so we wait….

  159. For any UK people who are still waiting to hear back from Ticketmaster:

    I went through the whole put my code in, TM crash thing this morning. I emailed them at the special address that came up (u2gatewayhelp@ ticketmaster.co.uk) with just my passcode in the subject line. I still have not heard back, but within an hour my code had been reset. (luckily someone else suggested I tried again!)

    So I’d suggest one email to that addy and leave it a bit and try to purchase again.

  160. For any UK people who are still waiting to hear back from Ticketmaster:

    I went through the whole put my code in, TM crash thing this morning. I emailed them at the special address that came up (u2gatewayhelp@ ticketmaster.co.uk) with just my passcode in the subject line. I still have not heard back, but within an hour my code had been reset. (luckily someone else suggested I tried again!)

    So I’d suggest one email to that addy and leave it a bit and try to purchase again.

  161. Seconds into the presale, there were no NYC MSG GA. What sort of fan club wouldn’t ensure fans get GA seats? That’s what they get for partnering with Ticketmaster. With the exception of the Euro-Ticketmaster diaster today, Ticketmaster has had good tech. It’s their business practices that I would question and the number and type of tickets that were negotiated to be made available.

    Someone mentioned Pearl Jam doing fan club presales better but that they were smaller. Take a look at the number of dates of their last tour and tell me how much smaller they are. They just charge less so the hype is less. Plus I read that their MSG shows which I attended were 60% fan club sales! With membership seniority. And same-day ticket pick-ups to limit scalpers. Do you know what it feels like when thousands of fan club members took up the entire floor of the arena – the dancing caused the flooring to undulate.

    And the Grateful Dead ticket system (no fan club $) has always been second to none, even when the old mail order processes were very strict (but always fair).

    I love U2 but I didn’t buy US$165 + service charge tickets today. I’m waiting for my GAs. And I’m writing a letter with some constructive criticism.

    One love.

  162. Seconds into the presale, there were no NYC MSG GA. What sort of fan club wouldn’t ensure fans get GA seats? That’s what they get for partnering with Ticketmaster. With the exception of the Euro-Ticketmaster diaster today, Ticketmaster has had good tech. It’s their business practices that I would question and the number and type of tickets that were negotiated to be made available.

    Someone mentioned Pearl Jam doing fan club presales better but that they were smaller. Take a look at the number of dates of their last tour and tell me how much smaller they are. They just charge less so the hype is less. Plus I read that their MSG shows which I attended were 60% fan club sales! With membership seniority. And same-day ticket pick-ups to limit scalpers. Do you know what it feels like when thousands of fan club members took up the entire floor of the arena – the dancing caused the flooring to undulate.

    And the Grateful Dead ticket system (no fan club $) has always been second to none, even when the old mail order processes were very strict (but always fair).

    I love U2 but I didn’t buy US$165 + service charge tickets today. I’m waiting for my GAs. And I’m writing a letter with some constructive criticism.

    One love.

  163. Hey Nickie

    Same happened to me, but STILL no response from the gateway link.

    Been trying on the hour to re-input my code but getting no where.

    Did you get tickets? If so, where for and got any for sale. Will pay above what you paid if it helps.

    (Email me at thfcmark@btinternet.com)

  164. Hey Nickie

    Same happened to me, but STILL no response from the gateway link.

    Been trying on the hour to re-input my code but getting no where.

    Did you get tickets? If so, where for and got any for sale. Will pay above what you paid if it helps.

    (Email me at thfcmark@btinternet.com)

  165. still cant get in! All I wanted was standing room tickets at Twickenham and after nearly 12 hours they appear to be gone…… Very dissapointed and disgusted

  166. still cant get in! All I wanted was standing room tickets at Twickenham and after nearly 12 hours they appear to be gone…… Very dissapointed and disgusted

  167. Yeah, I got shut out on MSG floor at 10:01am as well – I submitted the form in 10 seconds, so I feel like if there were floors available, there weren’t many of them.

    After eventually getting offered some MSG tix at the very top of the 300 level, which I declined, I ended up buying a pair for Philly (1st row mezzanine near the stage). No luck with floor there either.

    All in all, really inferior to the Propaganda system, which provided great seats to me on the last 2 tours. Aargh.

  168. Yeah, I got shut out on MSG floor at 10:01am as well – I submitted the form in 10 seconds, so I feel like if there were floors available, there weren’t many of them.

    After eventually getting offered some MSG tix at the very top of the 300 level, which I declined, I ended up buying a pair for Philly (1st row mezzanine near the stage). No luck with floor there either.

    All in all, really inferior to the Propaganda system, which provided great seats to me on the last 2 tours. Aargh.

  169. Biggie and Tom, who do you think got the GA tickets for the MSG? I just think that ticketmaster business are not honest at all. We are there at 10 sharp, broadband internet connection, password/code in hand, and still is not enough!!!! So how the f*** people are already selling the same seat for several hundred dollars in the internet???

  170. Biggie and Tom, who do you think got the GA tickets for the MSG? I just think that ticketmaster business are not honest at all. We are there at 10 sharp, broadband internet connection, password/code in hand, and still is not enough!!!! So how the f*** people are already selling the same seat for several hundred dollars in the internet???

  171. Brill aint it – code locked out and still no response from ticketscamster.

    No hope of tickets now – what an absolute disgrace – will they care?

    Nope – they sure would have once upon a time though. Maybe this is a wake up call to realsise they aint what I fell for all those years ago and its time to move on

  172. Brill aint it – code locked out and still no response from ticketscamster.

    No hope of tickets now – what an absolute disgrace – will they care?

    Nope – they sure would have once upon a time though. Maybe this is a wake up call to realsise they aint what I fell for all those years ago and its time to move on

  173. I have been a Propaganda member for 22 years without any lapse in my membership. I have never NOT gotten tickets from the fan club for any tour until today. It’s so disheartening.

    Where is the love for the fans who have given U2 a good life?

  174. I have been a Propaganda member for 22 years without any lapse in my membership. I have never NOT gotten tickets from the fan club for any tour until today. It’s so disheartening.

    Where is the love for the fans who have given U2 a good life?

  175. Jaime –

    I saw some posts from a ticket broker (not a big scalper agency, just some lone guy). He said that he got shut out of MSG GA’s too. He works with two computers and 4 browsers. He did get another set in the 200’s. He said that he’s a U2 fan and a subscriber (with only one account), plans on getting most of his tickets on public onsale date as he usually does. This is his full-time job. Others on interference.com posted that he has 86 listings on eBay, including those for MSG GA’s (a pair for $845). Like this guy, I’m assuming most other tix already on sale online are not personally in the possession of brokers, that they are taking advantage of the first-week onsale ticket scrambling to make advance sales. This broker guy posted that he may not even be able to get tickets directly for those that he will sell on eBay. Then he has to wheel and deal for the extra ones he needs, from other brokers. I don’t monitor eBay tickets but I know that there are state rules about reselling.

    Anyway I won’t be buying from him.

    And again to answer your question… I haven’t found one person who got MSG GA’s on any of the boards.

  176. Jaime –

    I saw some posts from a ticket broker (not a big scalper agency, just some lone guy). He said that he got shut out of MSG GA’s too. He works with two computers and 4 browsers. He did get another set in the 200’s. He said that he’s a U2 fan and a subscriber (with only one account), plans on getting most of his tickets on public onsale date as he usually does. This is his full-time job. Others on interference.com posted that he has 86 listings on eBay, including those for MSG GA’s (a pair for $845). Like this guy, I’m assuming most other tix already on sale online are not personally in the possession of brokers, that they are taking advantage of the first-week onsale ticket scrambling to make advance sales. This broker guy posted that he may not even be able to get tickets directly for those that he will sell on eBay. Then he has to wheel and deal for the extra ones he needs, from other brokers. I don’t monitor eBay tickets but I know that there are state rules about reselling.

    Anyway I won’t be buying from him.

    And again to answer your question… I haven’t found one person who got MSG GA’s on any of the boards.

  177. I reckon with a guestlist as big as U2 will have for the New York gig, there were no GA tickets available in the first place.

  178. I reckon with a guestlist as big as U2 will have for the New York gig, there were no GA tickets available in the first place.

  179. If you want to do something about this ticket fiasco that has left so many fans VERY upset, sign the online petition that will then be sent to all parties involved! You paid for a service and you should recieve it with no problems. Since when is the BUSINESS always right over the customer?? The petition is here: http://www.petitiononline.com/u2compet/petition.html
    Signing this petition is not saying that you don’t love the band itself (I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THEM!!) but IS saying that you are very unsatisfied with this particular instance at the hands of the corporate machinery behind this tour. Please pass it on to anyone else you know that was affected by this!!

  180. If you want to do something about this ticket fiasco that has left so many fans VERY upset, sign the online petition that will then be sent to all parties involved! You paid for a service and you should recieve it with no problems. Since when is the BUSINESS always right over the customer?? The petition is here: http://www.petitiononline.com/u2compet/petition.html
    Signing this petition is not saying that you don’t love the band itself (I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THEM!!) but IS saying that you are very unsatisfied with this particular instance at the hands of the corporate machinery behind this tour. Please pass it on to anyone else you know that was affected by this!!

  181. You know what really galls me that after the whole debacle of Bloody Tuesday and the susequent re-fixing of the codes then finding out that all the allocated tickets had been sold for the gig I wanted to see i.e Twickenham,England…Ticketmaster introduced a ray of sunshine on Wed 26/01/05 by E-mailing me with an apology and asked for my fone number saying that a representative would fone me on Thurs 27/01/2005 to take my reservation for Presale Tickets I went to bed elated!
    Guess what the bastards never even foned!!!!!The whole sorry bunch ought to be utterly ashamed of themselves!

  182. You know what really galls me that after the whole debacle of Bloody Tuesday and the susequent re-fixing of the codes then finding out that all the allocated tickets had been sold for the gig I wanted to see i.e Twickenham,England…Ticketmaster introduced a ray of sunshine on Wed 26/01/05 by E-mailing me with an apology and asked for my fone number saying that a representative would fone me on Thurs 27/01/2005 to take my reservation for Presale Tickets I went to bed elated!
    Guess what the bastards never even foned!!!!!The whole sorry bunch ought to be utterly ashamed of themselves!

  183. Stage confusion…..all the tickemtaster stages seem to be at the end yet im hearing from different people that the stages will be in the middle…can anyone confirm either on?

  184. Stage confusion…..all the tickemtaster stages seem to be at the end yet im hearing from different people that the stages will be in the middle…can anyone confirm either on?

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