It was an interesting insight into the workings of the industry.Evan wrote:Nigel wrote an excellent blog about the upcoming UK Tour
For the record I looked up what I paid for the standing ticket at the 02 to see The Pogues supported by you know who & his band on 20th December 2012. Including all charges via Ticketmaster it was £44.05.
& for a standing ticket at the 02 for FT & SS supported by "to be announced any day now" on 12th February 2014 including all charges via See Tickets it was £35.10. Bet it's going to be an awesome show & exceptional value for money.
The band sees a price of £22.50 or £25 but the buyer gets a final price which they can't see until they get to the point of sale & if you're in a presale linked to one distributor there is no option but to crack on with the transaction. Shopping around & comparing prices isn't an option. So even if the band has no control over what the charges are it would be helpful to know in advance what kind of delivery arrangements & charges are proposed. (I'm aware there's another thread where info was crowdsourced)