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    Default Eagles in Vegas Hotel California 3 nights Oct 2019

    The Hotel California shows in Vegas. I really want to go see this but lm afraid to even look at the ticket prices. They added a 3rd show. I'm going to look into it. Is anybody going to this????

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    I took a peek for you, girl. Read no further if you truly don't want to know.

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    For the recently added show, once fees are included (ticketmaster likes to hide the 20% of the ticket cost in fees they charge you from the advertised price), the cheapest standard ticket - the one in the very back in the rafters - costs $371. There are some obstructed view scalper tickets - oops, verified resale tickets - that are cheaper at $333 once fees are added, but you have to buy those as a pair, and you won't actually get to see them. But hey, it's all about the music, right!

    The entire front half of the floor is over a grand, standard (not "verified resale" which is typically double standard price, give or take depending on demand). How much over a grand depends on how close it is, and whether or not it's in the side or the center section. There are more gradations the closer you get. The top VIP package, inclusive of a night at a hotel and some other goodies, was $7000 or so, if I recall from the other thread. The back of the floor and most of the first tier is $649 once you include fees. The first tier closer to the stage gets higher, though; it starts at $909 for the back row and $2788 for the first row. That's standard, not resale.

    So I think that about covers it.

    That would be an expensive date. lol

    Side note: Speaking of dates, I noticed that if there's two seats isolated together, even if it's not resale, they won't let you buy just one of them. That's new, to me at least. So if you're going alone, a lot of these seats aren't even available to you. I'm sort of relieved I'm not into this or, as a single person, I would be really pissed off. That's the kind of crap you pull when you're afraid you won't be able to sell the remaining ticket if it's a single seat. Surely they don't need to worry about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post
    That's the kind of crap you pull when you're afraid you won't be able to sell the remaining ticket if it's a single seat. Surely they don't need to worry about that?
    Bingo Soda. And I wouldn't be so sure, I think they definitely are at least somewhat concerned about that. These 3.0 dates haven't been doing all that well compared to HOTE and LROOE and I think they will try to use the "2 seat minimum" purchase requirement as a way to inflate their numbers when they say how many tickets they sold for the tour, as well as lining their pockets even more at the same time. Not cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalshFan88 View Post
    Bingo Soda. And I wouldn't be so sure, I think they definitely are at least somewhat concerned about that. These 3.0 dates haven't been doing all that well compared to HOTE and LROOE and I think they will try to use the "2 seat minimum" purchase requirement as a way to inflate their numbers when they say how many tickets they sold for the tour, as well as lining their pockets even more at the same time. Not cool.

    The two Dublin dates are complete sellouts, a few isolated tickets on viagogo or stubhub but thats it. You can see it too because there are no radio stations having competetions to win them. They are like gold dust here in Ireland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glennsallnighter View Post
    The two Dublin dates are complete sellouts, a few isolated tickets on viagogo or stubhub but thats it. You can see it too because there are no radio stations having competetions to win them. They are like gold dust here in Ireland.
    Interesting.

    I think that the actual touring concerts over here in the States haven't done that well in comparison to previous tours, but perhaps it's different internationally. I think Vegas sold out for two reasons. One, the 2 seat minimum rule. Second, and more importantly, that people were already planning a trip to Las Vegas regardless, and decided to take it in, much like you'd take in Cirque du Soleil or David Copperfield or something while you're there. It was just another attraction for the people who could afford it. I highly doubt that people are traveling far and wide just for this diluted Eagles experience. It's a part of a bigger picture with a fancy hotel, broadway shows, gambling, food, spa, etc etc. My guess is that travel agents push these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalshFan88 View Post
    I think Vegas sold out for two reasons. One, the 2 seat minimum rule.
    Just to be clear: you can buy one seat as long as it doesn't leave a single seat isolated when you do so. In other words, if there's an empty seat on either side of a pair, you can't buy one of those seats; if there's three seats in a row available, you can't buy the one in the middle.*

    It's a crap rule, because if the venue is truly gonna be a sell out, there's no reason for it. Why do I have less of a right to sit there because I don't have a date? As if single people don't have enough societal stigma and negative crap to deal with already. I say this not because I want to go, obviously, but just as a matter of principle.

    Unless the band are seriously afraid that the two seats will not sell to two single people, there's no reason why those two single people don't deserve to be closer than John and Mary when they got there first. John and Mary can have their special moments further back, and next time, buy their tickets sooner.



    *The other time you typically can't buy a single seat is when it's a "verified resale" ticket because those are essentially scalper tickets, but it's been that way for ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post
    Side note: Speaking of dates, I noticed that if there's two seats isolated together, even if it's not resale, they won't let you buy just one of them. That's new, to me at least. So if you're going alone, a lot of these seats aren't even available to you. I'm sort of relieved I'm not into this or, as a single person, I would be really pissed off. That's the kind of crap you pull when you're afraid you won't be able to sell the remaining ticket if it's a single seat. Surely they don't need to worry about that?
    Wouldn't that be a decision made by the venue or promoter? They may be concerned that the 2 previous dates have already tapped out the market. I confess I donít know how all this works exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glennsallnighter View Post
    The two Dublin dates are complete sellouts, a few isolated tickets on viagogo or stubhub but thats it. You can see it too because there are no radio stations having competetions to win them. They are like gold dust here in Ireland.
    Indeed, GA, the two September shows in Vegas appear to be completely sold out, and itís only June. Itís somewhat surprising considering how expensive the tickets are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delilah View Post
    Wouldn't that be a decision made by the venue or promoter? They may be concerned that the 2 previous dates have already tapped out the market. I confess I donít know how all this works exactly.
    They come to such arrangements ahead of time. It's a negotiation. The band suggests a certain number of dates and the venue agrees to them. What I find disingenuous is the implication that there was not a third date planned initially, and it was hastily added to the schedule because of demand. Think of the likelihood that both the band and the venue would even be able to logistically improvise like that! "Oh, how fortunate that we both just happen to have Monday open for that extra show that we need to add because of demand... It's not like of us run a tight schedule to maximize our profits...." And they do it again and again. To be fair, its not just this band that does this. I know Fleetwood Mac does it, too.

    Indeed, GA, the two September shows in Vegas appear to be completely sold out, and itís only June. Itís somewhat surprising considering how expensive the tickets are.
    Eh, I'm not surprised. I realize now that if it says "Eagles" on the ticket, most people will go. That's why I think they can tour indefinitely, no matter who they lose barring Don, and no matter what the members' vocal conditions.

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    They would not get away with charging what they are charging in Vegas for their European shows. The highest price in Dublin is front row at Ä800 ish (and that is the price you pay as theres no additional fees). Floor seating went from about Ä350-500. Remaining seats Ä250 ish and and nosebleeds aboutÄ100.
    Europeans don't really go for the whole VIP thing either, they just want to go to the show, but in this case to get floor seats you had to go VIP.
    This would be an arena of about 13,000 capacity.
    There were a lot of face value tickets on sale for the UK shows right up to the dates. Here seems to be sold out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glennsallnighter View Post
    They would not get away with charging what they are charging in Vegas for their European shows.
    That's why I suspect this will be their last tour there.

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