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Old 16-08-2008, 01:45   #81
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just orderd a couple of balcony tickets for sheffield Ive missed him a few times now, was hoping to drop in a festival with grinderman but that never happened...
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Old 16-08-2008, 09:06   #82
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7.50 in 4 years?

Ultimately, I'd have to ask myself if I would pay it, and I would.
£25 in May of this year so more like 7.50 in 4 months. Its a matter of market forces as there are enough people out there with the money to afford higher ticket prices but this may lead to a general increase in the average age of gig goers and there are already too many OAP packed gigs. This ain't Rock N Roll this is geriatrics
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Old 16-08-2008, 09:12   #83
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I agree about the prices getting silly - Ticketmaster's charges seem to know no limits. Not only do they go up every time but you get less for your money - print your own tickets and pay for the privilege versus "no refunds or replacements of tickets claimed not to be delivered" for the same price. It really is outrageous. That said I've booked for Manchester ...
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Tell you what... regarding gig goers- did anyone see the BBC4 concert special with Cave? The people in the audience really cheesed me off- what a bunch of middle class ponces. The camera continually focusing on some git with a grey mullet trying to dance and sing along like he was the star of the show really ruined things for me. Mr Cave's rock and roll credentials took a bit of a dent after that. They were almost redeemed for me during the songwriter's special thing with John Cale and Chrissy Hynde, though, when Cave turns up wearing a mac, and Cale says "You look like a G man".
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Old 16-08-2008, 17:41   #85
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Nice one. I wish more venues would offer that option but they seem to be a dwindling breed.
This is perhaps a new discussion for a new thread, but it's the death of the independent venue that is the problem. Nowadays everything's got to go through Ticketmaster or See, you can't just ring the venue box office.

Even I'm getting more selective on the gigs that I go and see due to the rising prices, or I'm holding off until I can go to the venue and pay cash to avoid booking fees. Bands seem to fail to understand the idea that they can price it lower and sell more tickets rather than go high and fail to sell it out. If a gig is more than £20, the chance of me taking a punt on the artist are virtually nil, as it'll be nearer £30 by the time the agencies have had their cut. If it's £15, I'll probably risk it.
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The people in the audience really cheesed me off- what a bunch of middle class ponces.
Er this is what you get with the increasing longevity of artists their audience gets older has bought a house got married and had kids. An Iron Maiden audience will probably have an average age of over 30 these days. This is also the element helpong to push up ticket prices hence my "this is geriatrics" remark.
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ended up buying tickets for Birmingham last time on ebay in end got Ok deal for 2 tickets a few quid either way on list.
Then tried to get Leonard Cohen tickets before tour was extended - ebay was mad and managed to get 2 tickets with about 4 hours to go on ticketmaster - but their handling fee is now a percentage of cost and at £70 a ticket that became painful (but better than scum on ebay that wanted over 300 for worse tickets than we got!).

But some bands are talking it too far especially if you are buying for more than 1 or 2
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Old 26-08-2008, 20:32   #88
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Also heard that some bands are watching what there tickets go for on ebay to get a feeling for how much they can then sell their tickets for - so the ebay scum and last minute purchases are putting prices up for everyone.
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New Grinderman album announced for September - with the 'raw stripped down title' Grinderman 2

They are also playing some gigs, tickets went on sale this morning. Got a pair of tickets for Hammersmith Apollo. They are also playing Paris in October half term, quite tempted to nip over for that as well.

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Love the first album...actually love the Cavester full stop!
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New Grinderman album announced for September - with the 'raw stripped down title' Grinderman 2

They are also playing some gigs, tickets went on sale this morning. Got a pair of tickets for Hammersmith Apollo. They are also playing Paris in October half term, quite tempted to nip over for that as well.
So you thought you'd post it in a 2 year old thread about a different band? Brilliant stuff!

Let me recommend a link for you: http://forums.thedigitalfix.co.uk/fo...newthread&f=28
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So you thought you'd post it in a 2 year old thread about a different band? Brilliant stuff!

Let me recommend a link for you: http://forums.thedigitalfix.co.uk/fo...newthread&f=28
Well, I thought I would find the most relevant Nick Cave thread and add it to that, given it is mostly the same personnel, to keep all the info in the same place. Previous discussion in this thread of ticket prices etc would be relevant as well I would have thought.

Made a judgement call - apologies if you think I got it wrong.
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I just don't get why it's good to keep it all in one place? Are you planning to resurrect the In Rainbows thread when Radiohead put out a new album and start touring?
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Was looking at the remasters in my local HMV and saw that they want £16 for the single disc, and £21 for the CD/DVD combo! ARE THEY INSANE?

I want to pick up all the remasters (single disc only, not fussed about the DVD)...are these appearing in any sales anywhere?
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The 5.1 mixes on the DVD are stunning. Those prices are silly though.
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Was looking at the remasters in my local HMV and saw that they want £16 for the single disc, and £21 for the CD/DVD combo! ARE THEY INSANE?
No, but you may be

They are around 12 quid a pop online if you look around.

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I want to pick up all the remasters (single disc only, not fussed about the DVD)...are these appearing in any sales anywhere?
Fopp were selling wave 1 for around 7 quid each a month ago.

As said, the DVDs are excellent. Well worth paying a bit extra for
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I really need to pick up the first wave. I was lucky enough to get the 2nd wave for review purposes. You can read my thoughts here http://www.themusicfix.co.uk/content...bad-seeds.html
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Cheers for the replies...

£7 a pop for the re-issues sounds good to me. Mute were selling each wave for £40...couldn't see the single discs.

Most places I look at online it is difficult to see if they are one or two disc versions (or that they are even the remastered version)...do not want to order a load of the original pressings by accident, i already have them.
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Grinderman are back and they have a new single. Heathen child. Listen here...
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