In '09 FoTC also began adding additional shows to several cities, so maybe they will do that? Sometimes even 2 shows on the same day. I wonder where the extra tickets come from that are released near the concert date?
The only show I had any luck at getting tickets for were Amsterdam. And with general admission seating - all I really had to do was score the ticket.
wasn't easy or relaxing though. The website was in DUTCH!
There were 3 of us trying and only 1 of us got tickets, both shows sold out very quickly. With Ticketmaster I got crap seats to the other shows I wanted to attend, even using all the ticket-buying-tips on this site and others -and I certainly had no lack of desire or effort.
I turned to stubhub and the like for amazing tickets to the two US shows I attended in 2010. I even got my Vegas front row seats at face value, just by being a constant lurker and grabbing them at the right moment. I paid more than face value for the Hollywood Bowl tickets, but it felt no different to me than paying a higher price for great seats at the theater.
The Conchords tried to vex the scalpers by requiring ID's etc at the gate in 2010, but none of it worked. It's a complicated problem and it really sucks that the average joe can't very often get a great ticket the old fashioned way. Hopefully queuing up at the box office will work - though I doubt the scalpers will have much trouble finding college kids to camp out, while regular folk's have to actually go to work.
Laura, yes I made it.
I wonder how many tickets were available in the Visa presale? Hawke's Bay in Auckland only sells 955 tickets.
If they sell 300 at the box office Friday morning, the online ticket sales at noon may go as quickly as they did yesterday.
There are quite a few articles today reporting how fast the pre-sale tickets vanished. This one
says presale tickets to all shows sold out within 30 minutes.
This bit is from the ever jovial Edge website.
Get your best pair of jandals on because finally the rumours are confirmed - Flight of the Conchords touch down in New Zealand this June for a nine
city nationwide tour, but you’ll have to be quick to nab a ticket!...
...Kiwi fans in the meantime, hoping for a chance to see them live, have had to be content with watching Flight of the Conchord DVDs, listening to their CDs (sometimes sitting in a cardboard box trying to fend off Hurt Feelings!) and crossing their fingers and toes. But this June the wait is over. Bret and Jemaine are back on stage together - and what better place to do it than the country where it all began!
this is all so exciting.