The North American Tour & Presale for members

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Re: The NA Tour & Presale SCALPING

Postby bridger15 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:26 pm

Tickets for Los Angeles, April 10 are already being scalped on the internet.
The pre-sale date is March 7. Where did they get the seats from already?
What is the benefit of the Forum's Password and Pre-Sale system?

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Re: The North American Tour & Presale for members

Postby celestespace » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:56 pm

How is it even remotely possible that people are scalping tickets already. It's truly disgusting behavior. As it is, this whole thing has gotten so out of hand and i personally don't believe that Leonard would be happy at all.
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Re: The NA Tour & Presale SCALPING

Postby blwolcha » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:09 pm

bridger15 wrote:Tickets for Los Angeles, April 10 are already being scalped on the internet.
The pre-sale date is March 7. Where did they get the seats from already?
What is the benefit of the Forum's Password and Pre-Sale system?

http://www.concertticketcenter.com/Resu ... nard+Cohen
I've been wondering myself if these brokers can pull some kind of trick by "pre-selling" the ticket and then using your credit card info to make the purchase. See my comment/question here:

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=13526#p154828
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Re: The North American Tour & Presale for members

Postby jarkko » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:27 pm

The scalpers do not have any tickets at all. They hope to buy tickets when the presale or public sale begins, and if they are lucky, they deliver the ticket information to their clients. However, the tickets will be WILL CALL only, so the clients will loose their money as they don't get the tickets from the box office!
We have plenty of threads about this in the sections dedicated to the previous legs of the tour.
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Re: The North American Tour & Presale for members

Postby bridger15 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:43 pm

jarkko wrote:The scalpers do not have any tickets at all. They hope to buy tickets when the presale or public sale begins, and if they are lucky, they deliver the ticket information to their clients. However, the tickets will be WILL CALL only, so the clients will loose their money as they don't get the tickets from the box office!
We have plenty of threads about this in the sections dedicated to the previous legs of the tour.
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Re: The North American Tour & Presale for members

Postby nussgalles » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:17 pm

please help me out here. i'm trying to figure out how to get tickets to either san diego or los angeles and am new to the site. a fan of leonard cohen since the 1970s - still have the much-played and loved albums. how do i find out when the presale is and how to buy tickets. i appreciate other members' patience and would be ecstatic to get this info - and moreso to get tickets to either city.
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Re: The North American Tour & Presale for members

Postby jarkko » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:45 pm

see the very first message on page 1 of this thread.
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Re: The North American Tour & Presale for members

Postby MaryB » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:02 pm

jarkko wrote:The scalpers do not have any tickets at all. They hope to buy tickets when the presale or public sale begins, and if they are lucky, they deliver the ticket information to their clients. However, the tickets will be WILL CALL only, so the clients will loose their money as they don't get the tickets from the box office!
We have plenty of threads about this in the sections dedicated to the previous legs of the tour.
Thank you so much Jarkko! Hopefully, this WILL CALL only will take care of all the problems forum members have encountered. Sure sounds like it will. Thank you again for all you do!
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Re: The North American Tour & Presale for members

Postby John K. » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:11 pm

MaryB wrote:
jarkko wrote:The scalpers do not have any tickets at all. They hope to buy tickets when the presale or public sale begins, and if they are lucky, they deliver the ticket information to their clients. However, the tickets will be WILL CALL only, so the clients will loose their money as they don't get the tickets from the box office!
We have plenty of threads about this in the sections dedicated to the previous legs of the tour.
Thank you so much Jarkko! Hopefully, this WILL CALL only will take care of all the problems forum members have encountered. Sure sounds like it will. Thank you again for all you do!
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Re: The North American Tour & Presale for members

Postby showin1990 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:34 pm

COuld someone explain what cities will be on the sale dates for 'B' and 'C'?
I keep reading and rereading, but I can't quite understand what date to look for the cities other than the ones listed under Group 'A'.
Thank you for any help,
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Re: The North American Tour & Presale for members

Postby courtwin » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:02 pm

I've just recently registered on this site and I'm wondering if that automatically makes me a member and therefore eligible for the pre-sale ticket buy?
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Re: The North American Tour & Presale for members

Postby wheels » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:12 pm

showin1990 wrote:COuld someone explain what cities will be on the sale dates for 'B' and 'C'?
I keep reading and rereading, but I can't quite understand what date to look for the cities other than the ones listed under Group 'A'.
Thank you for any help,
Jo
On page 1 of this very thread, it tells us the 3 different pre-sale dates at the beginning of the thread, A,B and C (as you know).

It then lists each city, and under each city, you will find "ticket option...(A,B or C)". So hopefully a city near you is on the list.

Finally it lists which ticket supplying monopoly is supplying tickets for that date.

Although I am sad that this time around, he appears to be playing at huge arenas instead of the intimate venues of the earlier tour, I am grateful he is making it to Vancouver.

I haven't read thru all the threads, was there any indication from our hard working moderator as to whether they held any of the really primo seats for the fan presale?

Good luck everyone.

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Re: The NA Tour & Presale dates A,B,C

Postby bridger15 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:47 pm

There are only two cities with a "C" date which is later than all the rest, New York and my LOS ANGELES. The "C" city dates are out of chronological sequence to the dates of the concerts. So, I can only conclude this is "a plot" to keep me as nervous as possible waiting longer for the Pre-sale date.

Any thoughts why only these two cities have a later Pre-sale date?
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Re: The North American Tour & Presale for members

Postby TepaChosang » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:13 am

I was told by the Long Center here in Austin, that if I made a donation and became a "Member" of the Long Center , I could purchase tickets early (the 25th), but now this forum is saying that I can purchase them even earlier. Are blocks of tickets reserved for Forum members?

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Re: The North American Tour & Presale for members

Postby swansong » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:51 am

:?: Feeling elated about the pre-sale.....checked out Ticketmaster to make sure we have all our ducks in a row to be ready for the pre-sale for Calgary, Alberta or Edmonton, Alberta, April 25 and 26. NEITHER of them are listed at Ticketmaster. Other dates are up there, but Edmonton and Calgary are missing. YIKES! Now what? Thankyou so much Jarkko for all of your help with this forum and site. What would we all do without your dedication? We've been awaiting Leonard's return since we saw him in Calgary the last time he was in Alberta and now our daughter is the next generation of devotees. She was probably concieved to Leonard's music, come to think of it! Any word on Ticketmaster not having those dates in their data bank?

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