Posted in music | tour dates on April 10, 2008

from the inbox....

Dr John

I bought my tickets last month, for a grand total of $156.20 for two tickets in Row E. Earlier this week, they started selling tickets for both shows at $19 each, which the guy at Irving told me was simply because they hadn't sold enough tickets.

As if this wasn't bad enough (Why do I have to pay more? Because they couldnt sell enough tickets?) for those of us who are the real fans who paid upwards of 4 times more than those who didn't bother buying their tickets early, the geniuses over at ticketmaster are now selling the same seats for Saturday's shows for two different prices ($64 or $19). That's right: apparently you get to CHOOSE whether or not you want to pay a quarter of the price for your tickets.
the email is continued below...

What this means is that people who don't look closely will buy expensive tickets thinking they are in some way BETTER than the cheap tickets, when in fact they are not. Earlier today, when I searched for $19 tickets, they were actually better seats than the tickets I was being offered for $64. They seemed to have resolved that issue and are now offering the SAME seats for either $19 or $64. Sound normal? Not to me. I'm pissed. I'm obviously more than willing to pay the amount of money I paid, but then to have them slap me in the face with all this is just insulting. Maybe you can tell other people this is going on. - W
That does suck (unless you didn't buy tickets yet). Dr. John is actually playing three shows at the Blender Theater in NYC this weekend, and ($19) tickets are still on sale.


Comments (18)

It's Bush's fault.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:18 PM

Wait til you get to the venue and get to deal with ushers that don't even know their own seating charts Last time I went there, my seat assignment was row A, seat 10 which is front row, dead center on the aisle. When I got there, they said seat ten was all the way by the wall. I asked to speak with the house manager and he told me the same thing. Idiots. That whole Blender situation is a sick joke

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:39 PM

that venue is horrible

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:45 PM

"that venue is horrible"

Oh give me a fucking break. Enough with the venue bitching, Jesus. We get it...if it's not called Bowery Ballroom, it sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:49 PM

BV is now a Ticketbastard affiliate! Something else for Rebecca Moore to protest and M.I.A. to throw up on YouTube!

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 5:08 PM

that sucks

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 5:19 PM

maybe its his fault because he bought tix to see Dr. John

Posted by freddy kruger | April 10, 2008 5:44 PM

freddy kruger, what an original response! Plus it's a reflection of your great taste in music as well.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 5:50 PM

cheap tickets do not suck

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 5:51 PM

This is the risk we all take when we buy dr. john tickets.

Posted by peter | April 10, 2008 5:58 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 6:21 PM

i heard dr john was in that show coupling! those dvds rock!

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 6:22 PM

Rebirth Brass Band is opening up and they are worth $19 on their own.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 6:37 PM

how come whenever i buy a ticket to a show that can't sell enough tickets, they cancel it?

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 6:57 PM

i'm glad i'm not a diehard fan of dr john. or even a fan of dr. john.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2008 1:50 AM

Blender does suck and that has nothing to do with Bowery. I think it has to do with the fact that no one at Live Nation NY knows what the hell they are doing. I heard they are all out-of-town suits trying to figure out the market...can you really get $64 for Dr. John anywhere?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2008 2:53 AM

I saw him at LaGuardia when he came in to NYC this monday night! I went to his show at the House of Blues in his native N'Orleans and it was really fun.

Posted by Gaz | April 11, 2008 2:27 PM

I just called Blender and they said tickets were $65.

Ticketmaster also doesn't have any tickets left.

--Yeah you rite--- enjoy the show!

Anyone got a 19 dollar ticket, please let me know

Posted by noah | April 12, 2008 6:53 PM

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