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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 10:33 AM
Wow! Silver VIP at $225 and that only gets you Row M on the side! Gold, 3rd row center for $500 and Front row (Not even as good as 3rd row!) for $750!!

I'm happy with my 3rd row loge for $170, but imagine these prices will keep a lot of good Peach Corps members out or at least fewer shows this year.

 
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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 12:22 PM
Pretty steep for sure.

Also, this is the earliest I remember tickets going onsale, is that true?

 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 12:24 PM
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Pretty steep for sure.

Also, this is the earliest I remember tickets going onsale, is that true?


As far as I can remember. I think after the concerts last year were cancelled they are looking to accurately gauge demand (prior to releasing more dates) to save embarassment. I think that is also why the AMEX presale started the same day as the fan club presale. It's still nasty out there economically; can't blame anyone (not even Dolan)

 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 01:40 PM
you don't even need a password when you'll pay $500 for 3rd row center...
I guess if i had the loot donald trump has i'd buy them...
they really should be around $150, like the other
years.... i have an idea...they should have a ABB quiz
when you check out on ticketmaster so the people who
really follow the band can enjoy being at the beacon up close
personal....lol

 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 01:50 PM
I did a search for a pair for 3/12 VIP.

Row AA seat 103 - 104 $1500.00

Row CC seat 109 - 110 $1000.00

Row M seat 9-11 $450.00

This just seems like a cash grab to me. Last year a lot of the VIP seats didn't sell and they went back in at regular prices. Just have to wait and see.

 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 02:39 PM
This pricing is way out of control. $1500 for a seat I better see Derek and the Dominos with Duane and Cream as the warm-up band. By the way the bands will play at least 2 hours each.
 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 02:53 PM
Is this the only venue that the {cough} Brothers gouge their fans with these freakin ridiculous prices?
I mean really, just bend over and get reamed.

 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 03:54 PM
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This pricing is way out of control. $1500 for a seat I better see Derek and the Dominos with Duane and Cream as the warm-up band. By the way the bands will play at least 2 hours each.


If the pricing continues that way, they will just price themselves out of the market of the normal fan base. Oprah or Tiger Woods might not care about coffing up $3,000 for pair of seats but for most who are not in the more than $5 million per year earnings range that is not reasonable.

The band has always been a blue collar band. No hype, no choreographed MTV videos, it was always about the music. Remember the days when the only merchandising aspect to a band was T shirts and bumber stickers? Even baseball hats become an innovation and expansion.

$500 VIP packages? Who are those for? Celebs get on the guest list. Meet and greets for the fans are nice, but what should the price be? $75-100 for an orchestra seat, with $25-50 extra for VIP meet and greet. The $25 meet and greet should provide a cold sandwich buffet, $50 should include some warm buffet style food. Have two separate rooms one for the $25 dollar VIPs, one for the $50. Loge and Balcony tickets should be $50 with the same $25-50 VIP extra.



[Edited on 11/26/2010 by gina]

 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 04:04 PM
They have been on this path for the past few years. The real fans are getting shut out of the good seats. It is pretty much the same show they have been putting on for the last ten years. Nothing new. Just check out the set list from the fall tour. On top of that, you could stuck with a crappy guest on top of that.

Once again, I will stick to moogis. Depending on the price increases there? I can't justify a hote, plane fare, food, drinks, and these high ticket prices to see the ABB.

I will just hope for a summer tour and maybe they will come close enough for me to catch the show at much more reasonable prices.

These prices are either the cost of inflation or a whole lot of greed on somebodys part.

 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 04:14 PM
Double edged sword here for the band and fans. The band is entitled to charge whatever they can get and I am choosing to pass this show up as I do not want to pay the price. For the price of one show, I can see 6-7 club shows. So it looks like my days of seeing the Brothers are over. That is okay-I felt the last way last year and the last show I saw was the 2nd show with Clapton at the Beacon. Great way to end my run with them.
 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 04:27 PM
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Double edged sword here for the band and fans. The band is entitled to charge whatever they can get and I am choosing to pass this show up as I do not want to pay the price. For the price of one show, I can see 6-7 club shows. So it looks like my days of seeing the Brothers are over. That is okay-I felt the last way last year and the last show I saw was the 2nd show with Clapton at the Beacon. Great way to end my run with them.

I agree. I went to the last 2 shows of the 2009 Beacon run knowing that was probably the last I'd be seeing them. I'm OK with it...the world keeps turning.

 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 05:22 PM
I like what Phish does, the same price for everyone. Simply cost average the price and pass the increases on to everyone. That would be the fair thing to do.

 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 05:53 PM
Here we are, 8 hours after the presale has started and you can still get pairs for Sat. night. Prices? Economy? POG's not getting out? Everyone's out on Black Friday Xmas shopping? Pre-sale tix would normally be gone withing the 1st 15 mins., Fri & Sat nights finding seats during pre-sale was like hitting the lottery. Hate to say it, but if this is any gauge as to how the rest of the ticket sales are going to go, don't expect to see any more shows added to the run.
 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 06:36 PM
I do have to say that I am on several music boards and that the folks here tend to worry more about shows selling out than any other boards I read. Perhaps it is because folks want to see if shows will be added. Just seems like the demand may not be there this year. Fans are getting older, there are fewer new fans, disposable income is going elsewhere, and the band is pricing tickets too high. That is not an opinion on my part but is evidenced by fewer tickets being sold on the pre-sale. Like I wrote above, I have seen the band many times (certainly fewer than most folks but enough since 1979) and my disposable income is going elsewhere. I rather see a show the Bell House or Maxwell's or another local club than the Beacon at 5-6 times the price.
 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 06:38 PM
I went to the Beacon in '07, paid $94.99 base for some below average seats, which now 4 yrs later go for $101.99. Hardly any increase worth talking about. I had a fantastic time.

Face it, in yrs past, the complaints were that no tix could be had or that scalpers had scooped them all up. This is a 2800 seat theatre in an expensive city. Everybody would like to pay less, but if the band underprices, only scalpers benefit.

Go and enjoy while you still can!


 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 06:41 PM
I got 4 tickets Orch for the 14th for just over a 100.00 each. I thought that wasnt too bad. Not off to the side either.
 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 07:51 PM
There appears to be a significant shortage of VIPs this year....

Perhaps these shows conflict with the Champagne & Caviar Festival in Palm Beach? I do recall seeing an article in the Robb Report that the Brothers may be adding a few shows down there at the Trump Mansion Theatre.

 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 08:51 PM
Kid Rock sold out 45,000 seats in less than 20 minutes, and in one of the most economically stressed parts of the country.

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Kid Rock's Ford Field birthday show sells out in 19 minutes
Ursula Watson / The Detroit News

Fans snapped up tickets to Kid Rock's Jan. 15 birthday concert at Ford Field in 19 minutes Friday, according to promoters. But there is hope for those ticketless fans wanting to celebrate Rock's 40th birthday with more than 45,000 other fans.

But be ready to shovel out some money. There are a limited number of $300 VIP packages at Ticketmaster.com. Also, tickets to the show are available at resale on such sites as StubHub.com, ranging in prices from $89 to more than $1,500.

According to www.kidrock.com, tickets for his U.S. tour promoting his new album "Born Free" go sale Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, depending on the market through all the usual outlets.

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20101126/ENT04/11260400/Kid-Rock’s-Ford-Field-bi rthday-show-sells-out-in-19-minutes#ixzz16RXjHKOo


 

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  posted on 11/26/2010 at 10:26 PM
Here are some of my old ticket stubs and the prices.
Dickey Betts, Chuck Leavell and Great Southern January 29, 1983
Venue: The Bottom Line NYC General Admission Price: 10.50
Allman Brothers Band Beacon Theatre NYC April 10, 1994
Lower Balcony Row A Price 32.50
Lynyrd Skynyrd Florida Theatre Jacksonville May 8 1998
Balcony Price 22.50
Allman Brothers Band Moran Theatre Jacksonville Florida
September 8th, 1998 OP CTR 3rd row ctr This show was with Jack Pearson and Dickey
Price 36.00
Allman Brothers Band Beacon Theatre March 18th, 2006
Lode Row E Price 84.99
Just some history.
I may show up without a ticket and try to scalp on a Tuesday night. Only because I live in NY. Otherwise, I've seen some of the gretatest shows and have no regrets about not being able to go anymore. To those who bought tickets..enjoy.

 

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  posted on 11/27/2010 at 08:30 AM
The old guys are nearing the end and want to max out on their retirement.Sad but true its now all about the money.
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  posted on 11/27/2010 at 10:08 AM
its not about the money. look at the way the play. nobody gives more for the money. in fact i cant see anyone else anymore because i have been spoiled by the Brothers. Face it, it is NY and NY is expensive. if you knew what a sports ticket costs, you wouldnt be crying. 100.00 for a Knick or Ranger or Yankee or even the stupid Mets barely gets you a seat where you even feel you are in the building. And hear we have a legendary band winding down and you complain about a few extra bucks?? Please dont compare them to what Phish does. Thats like comparing a high school football team to the pro's
 

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  posted on 11/27/2010 at 10:22 AM
I'd rather b@tch about the price of gas, now that's a sin.

 

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  posted on 11/27/2010 at 12:31 PM
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I do have to say that I am on several music boards and that the folks here tend to worry more about shows selling out than any other boards I read. Perhaps it is because folks want to see if shows will be added. Just seems like the demand may not be there this year. Fans are getting older, there are fewer new fans, disposable income is going elsewhere, and the band is pricing tickets too high. That is not an opinion on my part but is evidenced by fewer tickets being sold on the pre-sale. Like I wrote above, I have seen the band many times (certainly fewer than most folks but enough since 1979) and my disposable income is going elsewhere. I rather see a show the Bell House or Maxwell's or another local club than the Beacon at 5-6 times the price.



Well put. I'm still going, but I don't think last year's cancellations were only due to UPT.

We are fortunate as fans that the infamous split took place years ago. Yes, Dickey was the songwriting genius of the lot. he also kept the band together through bad times. But, without the infusion of younger blood (only Warren's singing and the jam nature of the band allows them to play 2 1/2 hrs) my favorite band would probably be playing Westbury. And that, my friends, is god's waiting room. That's where my parents took me to see OLD PEOPLE'S MUSIC like Count Basie. I get depressed every time I walk in there no matter how great the music is. The Beacon, UPT - they are still alive.

So, hopefully there will be more shows, but if we only get this crop I say sit back, have a drink or two, and enjoy the music which is still magical; cause the road will not go on forever.

 

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  posted on 11/27/2010 at 01:22 PM
What do you expect? The band plays in a city with a large concentration of very rich people, extremely high rent and expense costs. The ticket prices are going to be high. I live in an area were cost of living is very much below New York's cost of living. For me to take on a trip to see the ABB in New York would be very expensive. It would cost me nearly $1000 for my wife and I to see two ABB shows. To be fair to the fans, ABB should play several dates in a market were costs are much less. The ABB would make the same margin and the fans would pay less to see the band.

 

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  posted on 11/27/2010 at 02:07 PM
can you people stop your bitching i mean are you serious? i just went to buy tickets and from what i saw it was very easy to get the 69 dollar tickets, i mean it seems there's tickets there for everyone, if you got money to spend then get the expensive, but if you don't, go sit in the balcony and stop your bitching, 69 bucks doesn't sound like a lot of money to go see the brothers at the best place they play. at least they have the cheaper ticket option. and i love the way people say " they are shutting out the "true" fan from getting in" really?? why people with money aren't true fans?? that's how you determine who true fans are? who has more money?? lol that's pretty funny. i got plenty of cash but choose to get one night cheap, and one night expensive. the road does not go on forever Gregg almost died again, so take what you get and shut up till its gone, or go see PHISH who only plays one good show every ten shows. CANT WAIT FOR RE-PEACKIN AT THE BEACON! ANOTHER ONE FOR WOODY WAS UN -REAL! TICKET PRICE WAS WORTH THE SHOW!
 
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