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4 minutes ago, Sydney Fan said:

Looking forward to the ashes this year DD. 🙂🏏

Because quite simply they can. This isnt like the 70s where the average ticket price for big named bands was under $10.00.

Because there are people paying it obviously, which was my original point.

23 minutes ago, Tourettes2400 said:

Doubt that, this band would never "give" anything away to the fans, even when most of the business is.

They would have to charge more if they would do that. :P

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Just now, PatrickS77 said:

Because there are people paying it obviously, which was my original point.

True it comes down to demand. If people pay the band will charge accordingly.

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On Monday, June 17, 2019 at 8:39 AM, Gibson_Guy87 said:

I'm driving all the way across Iowa for that show

Dubuque area?

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13 minutes ago, Sydney Fan said:

Looking forward to the ashes this year DD. 🙂🏏

It remains to be seen how Australia cope with the swinging ball as your lot were useless against ''the ball that does a bit'' in 2015. 

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3 hours ago, PatrickS77 said:

I've seen her enough times to know that she mostly goes alone, but obviously gets to know people along the way.

I saw her before the SMKC show I went to last year, and she had a bunch of people with her. This was in the afternoon, hours before doors opened. No one else there in line except her and her entourage. Plus she just takes pics and video the whole time so what's with that?

3 hours ago, PatrickS77 said:

Yeah. Out of likes, but that. I know I love going to shows and probably would go to some more if I could afford it/would feel comfortable spending that much/wouldn't have an intense dislike of getting ripped off, but going to every single one of them, standing in line every fucking day to be at the front, not batting an eye spending thousands on tickets and travel and being on tour since 3 years. Yeah. That is sad and really no accomplishment when you have more money than god and nothing else going on in your life.

Especially when each show is basically the same thing, night after night.

2 hours ago, allwaystired said:

No one.  People do care that they can no longer go and see their favourite band because of absolutely extortionate prices though. 

GNR live seems to be a rich mans game now - that's truly sad. As you say yourself, it doesn't make you any more or less of a fan to be rich......but sadly it does mean you're the only one able to see them live. 

Not sitting on a fortune and like GNR? Time to step aside, you're not welcome or wanted. 

Seems to be the case, and is a far cry from what their ethos originally was.

2 hours ago, Ratam said:

I think that the responsible about high price is Live Nation, don't think is the band. I can be wrong.

I think you're right, but the band could do something about reducing the prices if they wanted to.

2 hours ago, The Holographic Universe said:

These tickets will be discounted closer to the shows. Ticket prices consistently fell during the last arena tour.

I hope so, might be possible to go then. I'll just have to watch the prices.

2 hours ago, allwaystired said:

Going to every show is one thing. 

Not being able to afford to go to even one show because the ticket is so expensive is something else. 

Yes

2 hours ago, allwaystired said:

The idea that people 'are paid what they're worth' is just nonsense. as shown time and time again by the exploitation of lower paid workers. The notion that 'if they don't like it they should make themselves more valuable' is ridiculous - if they don't like it, someone else will take their job immediately. Probably on a lower wage. 

We don't live in an economy where workers are valuable anymore - many people simply have to struggle to get by on what they have from the job they have managed to attain, sometimes against nearly impossible odds. To suggest it's their fault that they aren't being paid well is simply wilful ignorance - the sort of claptrap that those at the very top of the financial pile always trot out to justify their own position and do nothing about the growing wage inequality that is causing major issues across the globe. 

Plus, it's damn offensive to hard working people. 

I agree. Lots of good posts about this but it's true, it's becoming harder to find jobs or switch to a new one. I've been trying to change jobs for 6 months now and they're all going to other people who aren't necessarily better qualified. They whole thing is just a mess.

2 hours ago, PatrickS77 said:

Yeah. And to add insult to the injury is having to see the hanger ons Instagrams seeing how they all have a good old grand time wherever they go and us being the ones having to pay through our teeths to make them afford it.

Oh I forgot about them. Yeah that's so irritating too.

35 minutes ago, Old_school_gnr_fan said:

Maybe the ticket price comes with a copy of a new album. That's how Prince did it in 2004

 

19 minutes ago, rocknroll41 said:

RHCP did the same thing with their most recent record. A lot of bands and artists do this now actually... but I doubt GnR will.

Even Slash himself did that last fall on his SMKC tour.

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6 hours ago, Flake said:

GA in front of the stage is 1000 Dollars in Vegas

1000 $. Does that include temporary tattoos? ...or a turntable? 

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2 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

It remains to be seen how Australia cope with the swinging ball as your lot were useless against ''the ball that does a bit'' in 2015. 

Yeah thinking there will be some  good ol reverse swing as well. Not exactly thrilled with smith and warner back in the team. Should have gotten rid of them and blooded younger players more. 

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I think there are a few other reasons why the tickets are so expensive in Vegas besides the band being greedy and it just being Vegas.

In the last 2/3 years, Caesars Hotel and Casino went through bankruptcy, and just got sold to a new owner/corporation in the last 6 months. Also, I read this odd article earlier this month where the new owner switched from an exclusive contract with AEG, which was Celine's promotion company, to exclusively working with LiveNation. I have a feeling this has something to why all the tickets are so high. I have attached the articles I mentioned below:

https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/celine-dion-closes-1141-show-residency-on-las-vegas-strip-video-1683061/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-caesars-bankruptcy-idUSKBN1512WS

https://www.casino.org/news/caesars-entertainment-bounces-back-with-positive-q1

https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/caesars-investor-carl-icahn-encouraging-company-be-sold-1600525/

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53 minutes ago, MaskingApathy said:

I saw her before the SMKC show I went to last year, and she had a bunch of people with her. This was in the afternoon, hours before doors opened. No one else there in line except her and her entourage. Plus she just takes pics and video the whole time so what's with that?

Yeah. Like I said, when you're at every show you get to meet people and you get to know people. But still. That's not her "entourage". It's just that other people on their own go to multiple shows too.

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Wichita has tickets starting at $59... whether they last more than 30 seconds or are immediately scooped up by the scalpers once they start the general sale is anybody’s guess, but that’s pretty cheap by today’s prices...

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1 minute ago, Fitha_whiskey said:

Wichita has tickets starting at $59... whether they last more than 30 seconds or are immediately scooped up by the scalpers once they start the general sale is anybody’s guess, but that’s pretty cheap by today’s prices...

Metallica had 40$ tickets for Wichita. It’s a soft market and I’m thrilled they are playing it. 

1 hour ago, PatrickS77 said:

Yeah. Like I said, when you're at every show you get to meet people and you get to know people. But still. That's not her "entourage". It's just that other people on their own go to multiple shows too.

Who are y’all talking about it?

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5 hours ago, rockphantom said:

I'll guess. It's either Margott from Southern California or Tako from Japan....

These people aren’t “mad”, nor do they “have no life”.

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As for the pricing, it certainly is ridiculous, but the setting is where most of that comes from.

Whether or not we (the fans) buy them, or the rich gamblers in Vegas, the tickets will sell and neither route exactly “justifies” the pricing. What “justifies” the pricing is a million-dollar-a-night band playing a venue in Las Vegas that holds less than 5,000 people.

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3 minutes ago, Black Sabbath said:

As for the pricing, it certainly is ridiculous, but the setting is where most of that comes from.

Whether or not we (the fans) buy them, or the rich gamblers in Vegas, the tickets will sell and neither route exactly “justifies” the pricing. What “justifies” the pricing is a million-dollar-a-night band playing a venue in Las Vegas that holds less than 5,000 people.

 

Weren't the tickets for the 2017 Apollo show and whatever smaller venue they played in Japan 'regular NITL price' though? I mean, I get the logic, but it's so blatantly a cash-grab that I can only shake my head and laugh. There is no real justification for those prices.

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Once you realise Guns N' Roses are no longer a band but a commodity, a brand, then everything makes sense.

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23 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

Once you realise Guns N' Roses are no longer a band but a commodity, a brand, then everything makes sense.

Qft. If they were just going to tour nostalgia as a corporation its a shame they couldn't even get the whole band back

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17 minutes ago, Gordon Comstock said:

 

Weren't the tickets for the 2017 Apollo show and whatever smaller venue they played in Japan 'regular NITL price' though? I mean, I get the logic, but it's so blatantly a cash-grab that I can only shake my head and laugh. There is no real justification for those prices.

Apollo was contest and invite only, so tickets weren’t sold.

And not sure what show it may have been in Japan, but I don’t think this lineup has done any other venue that holds less than 10,000; If that?

I agree there’s no justification for the prices, or at least not a good one for the fans benefit. But maybe one day they’ll get out of the Live Nation contract and the prices can level out some. Until that happens, I don’t see the prices changing much.

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3 hours ago, MaskingApathy said:

I saw her before the SMKC show I went to last year, and she had a bunch of people with her. This was in the afternoon, hours before doors opened. No one else there in line except her and her entourage. Plus she just takes pics and video the whole time so what's with that?

Especially when each show is basically the same thing, night after night.

Seems to be the case, and is a far cry from what their ethos originally was.

I think you're right, but the band could do something about reducing the prices if they wanted to.

I hope so, might be possible to go then. I'll just have to watch the prices.

Yes

I agree. Lots of good posts about this but it's true, it's becoming harder to find jobs or switch to a new one. I've been trying to change jobs for 6 months now and they're all going to other people who aren't necessarily better qualified. They whole thing is just a mess.

Oh I forgot about them. Yeah that's so irritating too.

 

Even Slash himself did that last fall on his SMKC tour.

Maybe if we would find which is in LV the price in shows of others artists, would compare if this is exaggerate price or " normal" price accord LV standards. 

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4 hours ago, Carne_asaDA said:

Dubuque area?

I'm from there. Living down in the Davenport area now

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Grabbed tickets to shows in Vegas off StubHub. I think these ticket prices are going to be absurd on the resale market so I figured I'd grab them early. 

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1 hour ago, Black Sabbath said:

Apollo was contest and invite only, so tickets weren’t sold.

And not sure what show it may have been in Japan, but I don’t think this lineup has done any other venue that holds less than 10,000; If that?

I agree there’s no justification for the prices, or at least not a good one for the fans benefit. But maybe one day they’ll get out of the Live Nation contract and the prices can level out some. Until that happens, I don’t see the prices changing much.

I thought they sold a few hundred tickets to the Apollo show but maybe I'm wrong on that. They definitely did one in Japan that was less than 10,000 though, I think it was 8,000 so basically the same as the two nights in Vegas. Other than that I think the smallest crowds they've played to are between 13-15k, in the US? But for a tour that will be on it's 4th year, it makes sense that they'd be playing smaller venues. What doesn't make sense is the prices, unless they have a surprise release planned and those tickets will be a hot commodity. But it's more likely that some promoter figured they could each make a shitload of money even if they comped a ton of tickets, so fuck the suckers that pay top dollar.

And yea I also hope they get out of the live nation contract and ticket prices come down.

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It seems that it's only the Vegas dates that have the super high prices. That sucks for people like me who aren't anywhere near the other cities. Vegas is the closest one to me.

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us brits will have to wait until may/june before we see them :( 

they will hopefully have a few new tracks to play by then from a new album.

if not and its still the same stale setlist (money for old rope) i will still be going. 

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I bought tickets to the Saturday Vegas show today. Spent nearly $300 on each ticket, which was wayyyy more than I was expecting, but I decided it was worth it. I don't know why, probably because I'm an idiot :shrugs:

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