Posted in music on March 9, 2009

Tickets are on sale (@10AM) for both Leonard Cohen shows taking place at Radio City Music Hall. (NO PASSWORD REQUIRED)

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Unreal.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 10:01 AM

sold out, this is ridiculious

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 10:05 AM

Just breathtakingly expensive - I pulled up Orch PP and they were $254 each?!?

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 10:07 AM

ORCH W-back row, $150. only decent view. thats rough. least its leonard cohen and this is probably it for him.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 10:10 AM

it's just too expensive. there's no way i can swing it.

Posted by wembley | March 9, 2009 10:15 AM

yeah i originally had row k in the orchestra..but 130 a piece. i cant afford that right now. i went back for mezz and it was sold out

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 10:16 AM

No recession here.

Posted by drewo | March 9, 2009 10:29 AM

you idiots who post about a recession are so ignorant. this is a simple matter of supply and demand, if these shows were not selling out then you can whine about the prices, but they are selling out and doing so quickly...so please stop crying about a recession. I got first mezz seats for 95 each, not too bad.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 10:43 AM

I don't think people were crying. Simply just saying it's too expensive. $95+fees is a LOT of money. If you can afford it... good for you. It's going to be an amazing show.

Posted by wembley | March 9, 2009 10:53 AM

It is nice to know that Second Row center seats are available right now for only $ 689 a piece. Thanks, VIP package.
What the F

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 10:54 AM

Anyone remember when Radiohead played back at Radio City two nights in April of 1998 and ticket prices were $30 or so? How times have changed....

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 10:54 AM

'you idiots who post about a recession are so ignorant.'

So we're not in a recession? Thanks for clarifying!

'this is a simple matter of supply and demand, if these shows were not selling out then you can whine about the prices, but they are selling out and doing so quickly...so please stop crying about a recession. '

Supply and demand or no, what could be a very special event is cheapened by the shear greed of these ticket prices. It's hilarious to see Leonard Cohen (or Neil Young, in previous threads) fanboys rush in to call people names when people voice their legitimate disappointment that they have been priced out of the show. If supply and demand is the issue, Cohen should add more NYC shows. He's doing a couple of hundred shows this tour so 4 nights at Radio City would not kill him.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 10:56 AM

It's s-h-e-e-r greed, although shear greed may be a good pun.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 10:59 AM

Scalpers market will become a buyers market by showtime.

Posted by drewo | March 9, 2009 11:02 AM

What do people expect for a legend playing Radio City who hasn't toured in 15 years or so? I think the prices are just. This isn't Dan Deacon at the Market Hotel, kids. This is the big leagues. The prices are pretty fair, I'd say. High, but fair for what it is. (The VIP package is bullshit though.)

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 11:09 AM

^david byrne tix were $80 for the same venue. is leonard cohen that much more of a big name act than him?

i'm not one to complain about ticket prices. i laid out for the expensive neil young tickets and would do so again in a heartbeat. but $250 is a bit ridiculous.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 11:29 AM

i got cheap seats for David Byrne. They were like $40. Even that was a little steep for me personally... but still affordable. $70 for 3rd mezz is just not doable.

Posted by wembley | March 9, 2009 11:43 AM

if you saw the beacon show already, i think going again for this will be redundant. esp. at these prices.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 12:01 PM

wait-- weren't neil young tickets $250 too?

you know, not all leonard cohen tickets cost that much. if that was too much for you, there were other price ranges. and if those cheaper prices were still too high for you, well, that's too bad. not everyone thought it was too expensive since they obviously didn't have a problem selling out.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 12:03 PM

"wait-- weren't neil young tickets $250 too?

you know, not all leonard cohen tickets cost that much. if that was too much for you, there were other price ranges. and if those cheaper prices were still too high for you, well, that's too bad. not everyone thought it was too expensive since they obviously didn't have a problem selling out."

most expensive ticket for neil young was 100 bucks, compared to 700 for leonard

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 12:38 PM

"most expensive ticket for neil young was 100 bucks, compared to 700 for leonard"

Not true, but NY had general admission tickets right in front of the stage for $100, which was awesome. The seated section behind that were $200+ i believe.

Posted by yes | March 9, 2009 12:47 PM

well, to be fair, only a small number of seats are $700 for leonard cohen... and that's due to those stupid vip packages. i'm sure neil young had something of the sort too (just not as high).

besides, most of those $700 seats will probably end up being sold for $250 (for all intents & purposes, the "real" top price) two weeks before the show anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 12:52 PM

Thanks for the heads up BV, I was surfing here at 9:50 and made it to ticketmaster in time to get in at exactly 10 and nailed a 4th row ticket.

The total cost was $274 per ticket, which is a boatload of money for a concert. But this is Leonard Cohen who I've been waiting to see for 15 years and may never see again. Money is fungible -- I'll eat a little lighter for the next week or so -- but this L Cohen show is quite literally a priceless event.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 12:59 PM

Radiohead marking down their prices is understandable because they are pretty devout anti-capitalists (who ironically live amazing lifestyles off the back of capitalism). It's not as easy as cohen adding another show because that would be the supply part of supply and demand, they guy is in his 70's and a 2 night run is probably the most he can muster up.
The original poster did not say we are not in a recession, he simply claimed that those crying recession as a factor in adjusting ticket prices are naive to how ticket pricing works. Demand for a show is high, ticket prices are high...honestly, he probably could've priced these shows even higher and still sold out the venue both nights.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 1:07 PM

I got Row NN in the Orch for $129 but I'm far stage right for the Sunday show. I don't mind though only because death will beat the next time Leonard debates touring again!

On a side note I got Neil GA tix to MSG for $100. That show was fucking sick.

Posted by wingwalker77 | March 9, 2009 2:04 PM

The neil young / wilco show was fucking great. especially in the pit.

Posted by wembley | March 9, 2009 2:15 PM

"The neil young / wilco show was fucking great. especially in the pit."

agreed! i also had that $100 pit ticket

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 3:15 PM

10:54 - I do remember that, primarily because Spiritualized played them off the stage...

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 3:41 PM

Cohen's playing in Waterbury CT on May 14th. Should have done a 3rd night in Radio City instead.

It will be interesting to see how the scalpers market shakes out by the time these shows happen. Scalpers couldn't give away tickets for the Byrne and Young shows. The first Cohen tour in 15 years is obviously a bigger deal but who knows.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 3:52 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 5:45 PM

Easy to score a pair this morning---can't wait.

Posted by TWB | March 9, 2009 7:01 PM

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