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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 09:31 AM
A few days ago I bought two tickets for The Derek Trucks Band at The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center in San Francisco on April 15th . Nice place, I saw Return to Forever there last year. I just can't believe that I bought two tickets for the Derek Trucks Band for $23.50 each general admission. Of course I got the usual ticketbastard rip off fees, which totaled $12.30 per ticket. But with Derek keeping prices low, I can still see one of the greatest bands in the world for $35.80 per seat. That is AMAZING, especially when you consider what it costs to transport a band and all their equipment across the country.
Thanks to Derek, and to ALL your band members, for thinking of the fans and making it still very reasonable financially to attend a great show.

[Edited on 1/28/2009 by robslob]

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 10:19 AM
Keeping "the people's band" anthem alive....

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 10:50 AM
I'm always surprised at DTB's ticket prices. They could make money off of me because I'd pay whatever they would charge.

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 11:04 AM
I have never paid more than $35.00 for a seat. The greatest deal is Mohegan where it is free
 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 11:07 AM
You can also thank a poor economy. Lots (but not all) performers are lowering ticket prices.

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 11:09 AM
I'll be there too Rob....

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 11:18 AM
I'll add my thanks to the list. Just purchased tickets to see DTB next month in my town and was delighted by the reasonable (low by current market standards) ticket prices. Gov't Mule and WSP are a couple of other bands who always offer up tickets for a good price.

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 11:32 AM
me too.....

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 12:23 PM
I absolutely agree! I have spent a good deal of money on concerts in the past - Cream 05, Clapton/Derek, Clapton/Winwood, but I always walk away feeling more blown away after a DTB show than any of the others...and for $35 max. It angers me to no end that artists like Neil Young, whose whole shtick is "anti-the man," go ahead and charge $100 minimum for the worst seats in the house. When all is said and done it's about $250 to see Neil from a decent seat. It's ridiculous!

Thanks to DTB for making it affordable!

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 12:25 PM
When we had the band here in 2003 and 2004, Blake and Entourege were very strict as to ticket prices....$15. From recent conversations, I believe Derek is now in charge of stuff like this. He may give more leeway to the venue, I don't know.
 
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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 02:20 PM
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I'm always surprised at DTB's ticket prices. They could make money off of me because I'd pay whatever they would charge.



Back in Sept., I paid $60 to see the dtb @ The Lobero theater in Santa Barbara...

Worth every penny

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 02:26 PM
I paid 95 bucks to see Derek play in Clapton's band... 30 bucks for his upcoming show in the Dallas area.
Trucks is awesome whoever he sits in with, but I prefer hearing him with his own band doing their own things. Excellent band that dTb is.

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 02:26 PM
I love bands like DTB, Gov't Mule, Hot Tuna and Pearl Jam who have always kept the fans as their number one priority when it comes to touring and keeping the ticket prices reasonable. I would see many fewer shows if not for them.

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 04:10 PM
Paid $25 for the upcoming HOB show in Boston.

By far, the best entertainment value for the dollar.
I would say the same thing if they charged $50 ( but glad they don't)

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 07:22 PM
I think I paid 40 bucks to see him last year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving...

Would have paid double that for the show

 

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  posted on 1/28/2009 at 07:52 PM
Fleetwood Mac $200+ per ticket even in the nosebleeds , I was shocked , the wife wants to go so I forked out the $ , Derek's tix are always reasonable no matter what the economy is like .

 

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  posted on 1/29/2009 at 10:36 AM
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When we had the band here in 2003 and 2004, Blake and Entourege were very strict as to ticket prices....$15. From recent conversations, I believe Derek is now in charge of stuff like this. He may give more leeway to the venue, I don't know.


when i interviewed derek for our sonj benefit concert, he states on video that entourage an blake are responsible for the gigs that they play. my guess is that derek has very little invlovement in booking, except for major events like christmas jam, wanee, mountain jam and bonnaroo.

as to the price of admission, that is determined 99% of the time by the venue, but with guidance from entourage. the venue needs to make a profit. but, entourage (by way of blake and dtb) ensures that there are a good bunch of "cheap" seats. and the presales that i ran with musictoday had discounted seats for the fans.

 
 


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