KIllers @ RDS for €52
Last Post 27 Oct 2006 08:41 AM by Una. 47 Replies.
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27 Oct 2006 08:41 AM
    €52(not including booking fee) - give me a f**king break, that's practically the price of a one-day festival ticket.
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    27 Oct 2006 08:45 AM
    thats nonsense.......with two albums of material...nonsense...
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    27 Oct 2006 08:57 AM
    and yet you know there'll be thousands who'll cough up the readies for this we are after all one of the most fertile grounds for the likes of robbie williams, springsteen, the chillis, etc they're guaranteed a sellout for small/medium venues or near sellout for the larger venues - quids in
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    27 Oct 2006 09:13 AM
    Bit of a rip off alright. Nearly pissed myself laughing the other day when I saw Dolly Parton tickets go onsale at €106 including booking fee in the Point.
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    27 Oct 2006 09:17 AM
    Would shell out my euros to see Dolly quicker than the killers. Not sure who is the more plastic.
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    27 Oct 2006 09:28 AM
    yeah but do ye reckon dolly gets them out for the 106?
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    27 Oct 2006 09:29 AM
    Not a big surprise really, the demand is there, they know they'll sell it out at that price. They're a massive band at this stage in the public eye and apparently headlining one of the nights at Glastonbury next year.
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    27 Oct 2006 09:33 AM
    thats expensive alright, but not too surprising. now 106 for dolly parton, absolutely ridiculous! please god not a headline at glasto though, im still holding out for the floyd (and of course the roses!)
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    27 Oct 2006 09:40 AM
    i'm holdin out for the stones!! deadly, glasto is on again next year..fookin great...
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    27 Oct 2006 09:50 AM
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    Originally posted by Daragh im still holding out for the floyd (and of course the roses!
    you're living in the past man, move on!! Kylie is what its all about anyway
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    27 Oct 2006 09:51 AM
    Every year Michael Eavis tries to get the Stones Roses to reform. Every single year! and every single year the rumours start, "mani seen in pub with ian brown." Glastonbury is seriously the most fun you could possibly have in five days. Incredible festival
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    27 Oct 2006 10:22 AM
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    im still holding out for the floyd (and of course the roses!)
    Saw Roger Waters at Glasto bout 5 years ago or so. It pissed rain while he sat down, drank tea and played cards with the other band members on stage. Seriously though, Glastonbury is the greatest place on earth and I advise everyone who reads this to try and get there next year. Ive been to 6 of them now and you will never find a more friendly, relaxed, communal, happy place on the planet than Glastonbury.
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    27 Oct 2006 10:31 AM
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    thats nonsense.......with two albums of material...nonsense...
    They need to make some cash though, if when you were young is any indication they're probably handing all the publishing from the new album over to Springsteen. If not they should be.
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    27 Oct 2006 10:37 AM
    I still don't hear the f***ing Springsteen connection! 52 euro? Why are people surprised at this? Ireland 2006. Hello??
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    27 Oct 2006 10:58 AM
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    Originally posted by kavobaggins Dolly Parton tickets go onsale at €106 including booking fee in the Point.
    Nonsense......NONSENSE. This type of thing really gets on my nerves. Maybe you could justify a hike in ticket prices for a smaller, more intimate gig (Neil Young in Vicar St was €100...still over-priced). But to pay that much for an artist who's (no doubt) doing an oldies show in a huge venue like the Point. Complete nonsense. A Dolly Parton gig might not seem important. But if this show sells out, it'll only show the promoters and artists how much robbery they can get away with. Guys, don't pay these ridiculous ticket prices. I know its easier said than done, but its getting way out of hand.
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    27 Oct 2006 11:06 AM
    Speaking of ticket prices, 3.80 service charge on each ticket for Jeff Tweedy! Thats 7.60 extra! I presume it goes up for higher priced tickets? How much would it be for Dolly Parton!
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    27 Oct 2006 11:12 AM
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    Speaking of ticket prices, 3.80 service charge on each ticket for Jeff Tweedy! Thats 7.60 extra! I presume it goes up for higher priced tickets? How much would it be for Dolly Parton!
    Yeah, thats another scam. Handling charge? Printing off a ticket and sticking it an envelope. As you sau, thats 3.80 PER ticket. Bulls**t. Luckily some of the local music shops have more sense. I try and avoid ticketmaster as much as possible.
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    27 Oct 2006 11:42 AM
    For Parton they've also thrown in an 'oversized mammary' service charge: €4.50 x 2. Rip-off! Ridiculous.
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    27 Oct 2006 11:45 AM
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    For Parton they've also thrown in an 'oversized mammary' service charge:
    Another handling fee.
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    27 Oct 2006 11:50 AM
    Well, this (Killers) has just sold out.. And ANOTHER date has been added.. Celtic Tiger eh?
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    27 Oct 2006 12:04 PM
    You've got to be kidding!? Actually, don't think '!?' voices my incredulousness enough. What is the capacity of the RDS? I can only assume the same 60,000 morons who keep the Chilli Peppers fully stocked with ivory back scratchers each year here are also Killers devotees? OK, the have a few catchy tunes but c'mon! My mind is boggling good and proper now.
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    27 Oct 2006 12:06 PM
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    Well, this (Killers) has just sold out.. And ANOTHER date has been added.. Celtic Tiger eh?
    No it hasn't, its 2 nights at the RDS but tickets don't go on sale until next Friday
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    27 Oct 2006 12:11 PM
    I take it they're not gonna headline Oxegen 2007 then? As if I give a s**t about that joke of a festival.
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    27 Oct 2006 12:18 PM
    Oh come on now, I think the Killers ain't the worst, 70,000 fools parting with their money to see that Arse w**k Robbie Williams in Croke Park, now that's disgraceful.
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    27 Oct 2006 12:19 PM
    It'll be EP and Glasto for me anyway. Although Glasto demand will be insane i expect next year so it'll be tough getting a ticket.
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    27 Oct 2006 12:21 PM
    Come on AntiStar, How cool would it be if the Red Hot Chili Peppers AND The Killers play here every year for the next decade. That would be the dream for me.
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    27 Oct 2006 12:31 PM
    So why don't we do something instead of complaiining? Do you think its possible that an organised email campaign or online petition to Ticketmaster would give them a much needed kick up the arse? Seriously, lets attempt a boycott? The minute one of these shows doesn't sell out Ticketmaster have a problem. Easiest business in Ireland to run unless demand took a nosedive. TM's whole business model is based on selling out gigs, empty seats and venues is just not an option and can completely screw up their year. I think we (ie cluas readers) can start to make that change. CLUAS READERS AGAINST TICKETMASTER (CRAT).
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    27 Oct 2006 12:36 PM
    but ticketmaster don't set ticket prices they just sell them for a stupid service charge, I always think they take too much of a bad rap. I do agree with a campaign against ticket prices though, its badly needed.
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    27 Oct 2006 12:37 PM
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    27 Oct 2006 12:39 PM
    im gonna hijack this again. WHHOOOOO GLASTO, dont give a f**k who plays really, ill be at the stone circle!
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    27 Oct 2006 12:41 PM
    when do tickets for glasto go on sale?
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    27 Oct 2006 12:44 PM
    not announced yet, if memory serves correctly it was Sunday April 3rd last year
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    27 Oct 2006 12:45 PM
    Start of April. It's pure luck if you get them. I spent four hours trying to get through online and the umpteenth attempt it worked. However, if you don't get a ticket there are plenty of resales in the months leading up the festival. Incredible festival
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    27 Oct 2006 12:48 PM
    I see, thanks for that Nerraw. I wonder how easy it is to get blags...
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    27 Oct 2006 12:49 PM
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    Seriously, lets attempt a boycott? The minute one of these shows doesn't sell out Ticketmaster have a problem. Easiest business in Ireland to run unless demand took a nosedive. TM's whole business model is based on selling out gigs, empty seats and venues is just not an option and can completely screw up their year. I think we (ie cluas readers) can start to make that change. CLUAS READERS AGAINST TICKETMASTER (CRAT).
    Fine with me Bonzo. Ive already sent an email to Aiken to complain, but I'm all for a bit more harrassment.
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    27 Oct 2006 01:13 PM
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    I see, thanks for that Nerraw. I wonder how easy it is to get blags...
    its just brag, blag, blag with you.
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    27 Oct 2006 01:20 PM
    is it? I was just wondering if anyone here had experience of getting them for Glasto before.
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    27 Oct 2006 01:22 PM
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    Originally posted by comet
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    Well, this (Killers) has just sold out.. And ANOTHER date has been added.. Celtic Tiger eh?
    No it hasn't, its 2 nights at the RDS but tickets don't go on sale until next Friday
    I have beaten my 'source' accordingly. Thank you
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    27 Oct 2006 01:27 PM
    how many does the RDS hold anyway? I don't like big venues, the sound is generally s**t as is the atmosphere.
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    27 Oct 2006 01:27 PM
    It SEEMS fairly ok to get blags for Glasto once you give them enough notice. The media room is massive and there is a huge media presence as well as guest list. Just judging by the amount of reporters etc they don't seem too tight with press passes. Q magazine does a daily paper from the site. I'd start making enquiries now though as it closes a few months before the festival.
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    27 Oct 2006 01:28 PM
    nice one nerraw, will get on it.
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    27 Oct 2006 02:35 PM
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    Robbie Williams in Croke Park, now that's disgraceful.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't Robbie Williams in Phoenix Park the biggest gig ever staged in this country? They sold 135,000 tickets for that one. And by the way Dolly Parton sold out within a matter of hours.
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    27 Oct 2006 02:51 PM
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    Originally posted by stroller
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    Robbie Williams in Croke Park, now that's disgraceful.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't Robbie Williams in Phoenix Park the biggest gig ever staged in this country? They sold 135,000 tickets for that one. And by the way Dolly Parton sold out within a matter of hours.
    Probably was, but it does'nt change my opinion of him.
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    27 Oct 2006 03:03 PM
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    Robbie Williams in Croke Park, now that's disgraceful.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't Robbie Williams in Phoenix Park the biggest gig ever staged in this country? They sold 135,000 tickets for that one. And by the way Dolly Parton sold out within a matter of hours.
    And people say she's just a big pair of tits.
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    27 Oct 2006 03:11 PM
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    is it? I was just wondering if anyone here had experience of getting them for Glasto before.
    I've blagged my way backstage there before, but I had to buy an ordinary ticket first which basically got me shorter beer ques, a handy shortcut across the festival site and the discovery that Cat Deeley isn't as pretty when she's not on the telly.
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    28 Oct 2006 02:24 PM
    The Killers are s**t. To paraphrase Bill Hicks, anyone dumb enough to want to go to The Killers should be encouraged to go. That should be the only requirement necessary. They are a boyband with all the bland tokenistic market detail that genre thrives on. Go and buy the new Director, Humanzi, the Blizzards, The Immediate, Julie Feeney, David Kitt, Ann Scott, The Mighty Stef albums. All very fine records in their own way. All at least made by artists who care about their music and their audience. And if you still want a killer rock n' roll record, the country's bargain bins are full of Jerry Lee Lewis best of's, for the same price as a bag of chips, that will keep you rockin' forever!
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    28 Oct 2006 03:00 PM
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    Go and buy the new Director, Humanzi, the Blizzards, The Immediate, Julie Feeney, David Kitt, Ann Scott, The Mighty Stef albums. All very fine records in their own way. All at least made by artists who care about their music and their audience.
    C'mon how exactly have any of those bands proved they care about music or their audience in a way that The Killers don't??? Just because they haven't had the same level of success yet and maybe never will? For all the backlash I still like Hot Fuss and even though I haven't listened to all of those artist/bands albums I am willing to bet its better than any of their debuts.
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    31 Oct 2006 12:03 PM
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    Originally posted by Punchbowl
    Well, this (Killers) has just sold out.. And ANOTHER date has been added.. Celtic Tiger eh?
    Its only the Main Hall in the RDS, holds about 5-6,000. So no surprise when it sells out.


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