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  posted on 11/21/2007 at 09:08 AM
My big sister who lives down in Perry, GA (20 miles south of Macon) has helped me out by driving up to Birmingham to sit with my mom. She's been doing this on a fairly regular basis. This is all beside the point.

She's a big Celine Dion fan (good taste in music is not necessarily a family trait ). On her recent visit, a television ad for Celine's upcoming tour ran. Big sis got all excited!

My sister's a stand-up act. She's raised three daughters, put 'em though college, got 'em married and now baby-sits their kids. On top of that, she finds time to come to Birmingham to help me out.

So my big surprise for her is two tickets for the Celine show in Birmingham. I was surprised that I was able to even get tickets. Then I started reading the date on the schedule.

I thought this show was for January 15 - the one coming up in about 8 weeks. Looking at the date, I notice that this show isn't until January 2009. That's like 14 months from now.

That strikes me as being ... I don't know. It seems that the earliest pre-sale that I can remember was for a McCartney show (about 5 months prior to the show).

So my question is - do y'all think that selling tickets over a year before the show is proper?

I know Celine and TicketMaster will love this. They'll be earning interest - making money on money waaaaay before the first not of music hits the air.

Obviously, I'm stuck with the purchase.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2007 at 09:15 AM
wow, i wonder how many people can actually hold onto that ticket and not lose it.

she is probably trying to get the money up for the actuall tour. over a year out is waaaaaaay to far, imho.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2007 at 09:19 AM
I have to say that I think selling tickets this far in advance is pretty lousy. Cirque du Soleil is coming to Chicago next summer and I had to buy tickets last week. I have to wait until June 28th to see the performance. If the tickets weren't so expensive I wouldn't mind. However, I dropped $200 on a pair of tickets. That seems like a lot to pay and a long time to wait. I guess I have the right not to purchase tickets but that isn't realistic. If it is a band or performance that I really want to see, I'm going to get the tickets. So I guess I need to accept the situation.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2007 at 09:23 AM
I agree. A year in advance is WAY out of line.





Having said that, if the tickets for an ABB tour went on sale a year early, I'd be on it like a wino on a bottle of Thunderbird.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2007 at 10:27 AM
Agreed Rusty, I saw that, tix on sale in late Nov for a show in Atlanta in late Jan 09, nearly 14 months. I understand scheduling fairly far out, but no need to sell tix more than 2-3 months ahead. It's a money grab, pure and simple.

 

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  posted on 11/21/2007 at 11:01 AM
I think tickets on sale 14 months prior to a concert event is nuts but I have heard publicity surrounding her leaving the Vegas show behind and returning to touring - maybe the early sales is part of that machine (although I'm not quite seeing the logic?) And Rusty - what a nice thing to do for your sis - I bet she was ecstatic!

 

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