Posted in music on February 12, 2009

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Tickets for the PJ Harvey and John Parish show at Irving Plaza go on Ticket Rush presale @ 10AM and I believe the password is "venue".

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Comments (62)

F*ck!!! thanks for spilling the beans

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 5:37 PM

2nded - thanks for the heads-up BV.

Posted by drewo | February 12, 2009 6:04 PM

Can we lose the "Fillmore" portion in the title of this piece, it just doesn't work.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 6:30 PM

can she just tour alone, plz? sick of the concept shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 6:51 PM

^^

Wha? Concept shit? It's more a collaboration than a concept. What's wrong with that?

Yes, I much prefer PJ on her own (her Beacon show last year was the best of the year), but I'll take her however I can get her!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 7:50 PM

Tough ticket

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 8:23 PM

Now, I don't know that this show will sell out instantly, but I'm always suspicious nowadays. I don't know why you guys would post this presale info, when someone who genuinely likes PJ would take the two minutes to read their website and register for this crap rush thing. I did just that a few days ago when the show was first announced since I love PJ Harvey. Don't make it so easy for the scalpers!

Or is it Ticketmaster/Live Nation who gives them the heads up?

Posted by DC | February 13, 2009 7:28 AM

does anyone have experience with this ticketrush website? it looks extremely shitty, as does livenation's website, for that matter...

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 9:17 AM

cool your heels. i think we're all about to find out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 9:56 AM

it's fucked

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:00 AM

$50?!?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:02 AM

50,, ouch!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:02 AM

anyone having luck with ticket rush?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:03 AM

1 ticket = $50 + 12.95 service charges = $62.95

I can only imagine what Ticketmaster/Live Nation merge can do to service charges...

No Thanks!

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | February 13, 2009 10:04 AM

yeah, at 10:01 i'm getting error messages. plus the $50 price? fuck this. i'd pay that for pj on her own, but it's not worth it for her john parish collaboration.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:05 AM

it seems like they forgot about the pre-sale over at ticketrush...

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:05 AM

Finally worked for me, but I gotta let them go. $62.95 is too rich for my blood. Especially for her w/ John Parish.

Keep trying it on the Live Nation site. You'll get through.

Posted by wembley | February 13, 2009 10:05 AM

wow livenation's website sucks

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:09 AM

Still in the virtual waiting room. PJ, I love you but not for $62 with John Parish.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:10 AM

anyone have a pre sale code? thanks!

Posted by Jonny G. | February 13, 2009 10:11 AM

the live nation site is insanely bad!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:12 AM

I got mine (John Parish or not, I can't pass up a chance to see PJ). Live Nation's site is still a disaster though. Ticket Rush wasn't working at all when I tried it. Anyone have any luck, or did they really just forget?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:14 AM

password is venue

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:14 AM

There are still tickets. PJ Harvey rarely tours. $62 is nothing. You want to see her this time around? Go spend MORE money going to SXSW or LA. I guess it is too much money for you if you are not a big fan. If you are a casual fan, go stay home.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:16 AM

the site hasn't been working for me since 10:01. and as much as i love PJ, i think i may just give up... i don't think i'd want to pay $62 a ticket. maybe if it was just her, but it's not worth it for her collaboration stuff with john parish. i'm glad i got to see her at beacon last year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:16 AM

Ok, so I got them but Jesus Christ, $62.95? I know it's cliché to gripe about:

1. Scalping (which I already did above)
2. Price of tickets

but this is really crass. I can begrudgingly handle the $50 ticket for PJ Harvey - but the 26% (!!) fee for service charges is scandalous. How this merger was allowed, and how these companies get away with this practice is truly disgusting. Just state the entire price - ok, it's $63 a ticket.

I rarely go to shows anymore because it becomes a very expensive outing. I thought PJ Harvey at the Beacon was amazing even if I wasn't a huge fan of "White Chalk" so I'm willing to pony up for these tickets but it's a bitter pill. Where's Eddie Vedder when you need him?

Posted by DC | February 13, 2009 10:19 AM

I consider myself a fan, but I don't think I've ever paid more than like $25 or $30 to see her. But then again, the last time I saw her was at Hammerstein a few years ago.

Posted by wembley | February 13, 2009 10:22 AM

thank you 1014!

Posted by Jonny G. | February 13, 2009 10:24 AM

"There are still tickets. PJ Harvey rarely tours. $62 is nothing. You want to see her this time around? Go spend MORE money going to SXSW or LA. I guess it is too much money for you if you are not a big fan. If you are a casual fan, go stay home."

I don't think it's a question of being a casual fan or not. $62 IS a lot for a general admission venue like Irving Plaza. Granted, yes, she hardly every tours anymore, but I would rather spend that kind of money seeing her at the Beacon or Town Hall than being pushed and shoved by annoying PJ fans. The "White Chalk" show was classic and great at the Beacon.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:27 AM

$125 for 2 tickets is really ridiculous for this show. That being said, I still forked over the $ for it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:29 AM

You could always check out Van the Man at the Beacon for a cool $350 per ticket.

Posted by drewo | February 13, 2009 10:41 AM

it was $15 to see her at Bowery. Of course, that was in 2000.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:43 AM

The service fee is one massive act of greediness. I paid nearly $200 for three tickets. But anything for Peej.


Posted by amphibian | February 13, 2009 10:50 AM

You can try getting $12.95 back as a rebate for the Rolling Stone subscription that is included with your purchase: http://promo.livenation.com/rollingstone/

Posted by Qbertplaya | February 13, 2009 10:57 AM

^^ and it was $15 to see her at the Knit in 2000.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:58 AM

It was ~$40 to see her at the Knitting Factory in 2004. Call it inflation.

Posted by Qbertplaya | February 13, 2009 11:05 AM

i paid something like $13.57 to see her in toronto in '99 ($15 canadian at the time, i think). it was a long drive from detroit but it was worth it.

Posted by anon | February 13, 2009 11:09 AM

$40 for the knit, ok. $60 for the apollo would be ok, for good seats. but irving sucks. live nation sucks. and i can do without john parish, honestly, although i'll buy the new album and probably enjoy it. oh well, i'll play dry later and try to remember the good old days of live music.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 11:18 AM

"I guess it is too much money for you if you are not a big fan. If you are a casual fan, go stay home."

Oh please. I'm a HUGE fan & I'll be staying home. I love PJ. She was my 2nd concert ever in '95 when I was only 14. I've been seeing her whenever she comes around ever since. But somehow, I can't justify spending $62 at Irving to hear her John Parish material. I'd pay $62 for a seat at Town Hall or something, but this particular show is way overpriced, in my opinion... especially in today's economy! So please stop with your crude generalizations about questioning fans' devotion.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 11:20 AM

I like Dance Hall at Louse Point. It has Taut and City of No Sun! And I'm sure they will play classic PJ Harvey stuff. I'M STOKED.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 11:25 AM

Wembly - Thank you for your post - I would have waited forever at Ticket rush to get tickets- going via the livenation link worked- very cool.

Posted by joe | February 13, 2009 11:37 AM

she nerver tours! suck it up! she's great!

Posted by Jonny G. | February 13, 2009 11:38 AM

Hammerstein show was 1998. Almost 11 years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 11:39 AM

Why do people say Irving sucks!? I have seen some AMAZING shows there! You can get VERY close to the stage and you can see from almost anywhere in the club. The sound has always been good. I don't get why people bitch about this place! I can tell you what sucks: Radio City and United Palace Theater. I saw two seated shows there in the orchestra section last year and it felt like I was a million miles from the stage.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 11:43 AM

I'm playing catch and release with three successful attempts. 62+ is just too much. I'd rather buy some new pants.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 11:43 AM

She played two nights at Hammerstein in the Fall of 2004. That was like $40.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 11:44 AM

If anyone cares, pj wrote new music for the current production hedda gabler on broadway.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 11:58 AM

I really enjoyed the new "Hedda Gabler" with Mary Louise Parker. It didn't get great reviews and the music isn't really much to speak of, but it's an interesting take on a classic that's been performed to death.

Posted by wembley | February 13, 2009 12:24 PM

egads! Thanks Qbertplaya @ 10:57 for pointing out the fine print in my ticket purchase. I don't need Rolling Stone clogging up my mailbox.

Posted by drewo | February 13, 2009 12:45 PM

These are on eBay already. Some for face value (with fees).

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 1:05 PM

Wait, so if you fill out that rebate form for the Rolling Stone thing, do you just get refunded that $12.95 "service charge?" So tickets only end up being $50 when all is said & done?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 1:06 PM

^^^^ that's my interpretation.

Posted by drewo | February 13, 2009 1:14 PM

Shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 1:27 PM

pj harvey kinda sucks now.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 1:53 PM

If you think Irving is great, and Radio City and United Palace suck, something is definitely wrong with you. Despite the so-so sound, I actually don't mind going there for shows below capacity. However for sold out shows, it's hell and they almost always oversell the place.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 4:34 PM

Yes, Radio City and United Palace are so wonderful! For United Palace, I had to ask some idiot to move over because she was in the wrong seat and it is pitch black, so you don't even know where your seats are. Then she didn't want to move even though she was in the wrong seat. She wanted me to wait for intermission! Although the very next minute, the people coming in would have then asked ME to move, because I would have been in the wrong seat.

Maybe if you don't have the legs to stand and dance United is for you. So yeah, I want to sit a million miles back like I'm watching a movie and the band looks like ants on stage. Now that's a great experience!

Come on, Irving Plaza is a CLUB. A CLUB people! This is NYC. If you don't like CLUB shows then don't go. Every club I have ever been to in NYC oversells shows if they can. Nothing is wrong with me, I've been two hundreds and hundreds of shows over the span of over twenty years. I just don't like larger venues with seats!

Even the beer is cheaper at Irving than United! And I've never seen a bigger bunch of hipster doofus people in my life than at United!

Oh, and Terminal 5 sucks as well compared to United. Worse sight lines and they leave the door open in the middle of winter so it is freezing beyond belief.

Yay! Big seated venues are so great! Small clubs that you can get close to the stage are so lame. It's crowded in there. Oh boo hoo hoo.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 10:18 PM

why is everyone hatin' on John Parish? She has done some of her best work with him.

Posted by jlk | February 15, 2009 7:21 PM

There is nothing wrong with Irving Plaza. The sound could be better, but it's hard to get good sound in rooms that size. If you move up front, you get a good sound from the amps instead of the PA.

Even when a show at Irving is sold out, it never is really packed. I normally stand in back just before the balcony starts. I'm tall, so I have no issues, but I guess if you are a midget, you might prefer seated venues better. Boohoo for you.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2009 8:50 PM

Any idea of set times? Irving Plaza says 8:30. Is there an opener?

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2009 6:04 PM

call the box office

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2009 6:44 PM

Howe Gelb 8:15-8:45
PJ 9:15-10:30

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2009 7:13 PM

Great show. Anyone have a set list?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2009 10:59 AM

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