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Postby Pandemonium » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:20 pm

LOL, $650+ for the best seats. I'll be passing on this tour.


The dates announced so far:
•TBA (likely 05/1) - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
•05/05 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
•05/08 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
•05/11 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
•05/15 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
•05/25 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
•05/28 - Chicago, IL - United Center
•05/31 - Chicago, IL - United Center
•06/3 - Chicago, IL - United Center
•06/6 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
•06/12 - Boston, MA - TD North Garden
•06/18 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
•06/29 - Glastonbury Festival
•07/06 - London, England - Hyde Park

US $142.75 - US $571.50

US $142.75 Ticket + US $29.00 Fees =
US $171.75

US $571.50 Ticket + US $94.35 Fees =
US $665.85

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

For Rolling Stones fans, the day has finally arrived. The first dates for their 50 and Counting Tour have been announced and, while they have some resemblence to the leaked dates we reported yesterday, there are still many missing.

Speculation is that there is no New York date either because AEG Live is still negotiating or because they already played the market in 2012. It is also known that only nine of a planned eighteen dates are solid so far, so New Yorkers shouldn't give up yet.

While a May 5 date in Oakland is the first firm show, there will be one prior in Los Angles that hasn't yet been scheduled due to the uncertainty of hockey playoff dates.

Mick Taylor will be a special guest for the entire tour.

In the press release, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards talked about the tour:

“50 & Counting has been pretty amazing so far,” said Jagger. “We did a few shows in London and New York last year…and had such a good time that we thought…let’s do some more. It’s a good show. Lots of the classic stuff everyone wants to hear…with a few little gems tucked in here and there. The stage is shaped like lips and goes off into the venue so I get to run around in the crowd. It’s great fun to be able to get that close to the audience.”

“From day one at rehearsals it sounded so fresh. You could tell that everybody was dying to get their teeth into it. It was like…open the gates…let us out!” said Richards. “Cause man, it is the life and blood of us to play in front of people.”
The Citibank Private Pass Pre-Sale starts Friday at 10 AM EST while general on-sale begins Monday, April 8 at 10 AM EST.
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby Pandemonium » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:40 pm

I take that back, those $650+ tickets are for riser seats near the back of the arena. The REAL prime seats which are the three floor rows in front of the "Tongue" pit area are a whopping $2,000.00 a seat. Loge seats on either side of the stage are a mere $1,200.00 a seat. As yes, they are following U2 and Bruce Springsteen's example of pricing the GA pit lower than prime reserved seats.... at only $1,500.00 a warm body!

It's almost like a game, all the shittiest, lowest priced seats are sold out but all the best tickets are easily available. I'm jumping around looking at various shows seeing if I can get in the pit, yep, no problem for Oakland, yep, no problem for Chicago any night. Although I believe there's plenty of knuckleheads will to choose a night with The 70+ year old Rolling Stones vs buying... a top of the line Plasma tv, I wonder if they are going to bring down the prices in the last week before show dates.
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby SR » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:20 am

:jasper:

And if I did the math with conservative estimates on merch, :sonny:
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby Essence_Smith » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:22 am

Now see this kinda thing is complete :bs:
These guys are effin millionaires the whole lot of em...they're the Stones, I get it...huge "brand", etc, I get that too...and I like the fact that they're still doing it at their age at a pretty high level...but jebus christ...its fuckin sick... :no:
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby Matz » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:08 am

yeah, that's fuckin ridiculous, the last thing in the world these people need is money. Talk about being greedy motherfuckers, jesus christ
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby Mescal » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:17 am

I guess most of the ticket money isn't for them anyway.

I wouldn't even know if I would go and see them for free.

Saw em a few years back and I was bored.

I don't like these kind of old farts who wanna party like it's 1969.

It's ok, you had your fun, it's time to let go and rest
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby SR » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:00 pm

Mescal wrote:I guess most of the ticket money isn't for them anyway.

:lol: Where might it go?
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby Pandemonium » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:13 pm

SR wrote:
Mescal wrote:I guess most of the ticket money isn't for them anyway.

:lol: Where might it go?


At this point, their kids and grandkids.
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby Juana » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:53 pm

Pandemonium wrote:
SR wrote:
Mescal wrote:I guess most of the ticket money isn't for them anyway.

:lol: Where might it go?


At this point, their kids and grandkids.


Also as big as the stage and production are rumored to be a lot of the $ goes to putting on the show as well
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby Pandemonium » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:26 pm

So they're playing a surprise show at Echoplex tonight. Word leaked out this morning and by 10am there was a line wrapped around the block at the El ray Theater where you had to buy tickets ($20 cash, limit 1 per person via lottery).
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby SR » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:56 pm

Pandemonium wrote:So they're playing a surprise show at Echoplex tonight. Word leaked out this morning and by 10am there was a line wrapped around the block at the El ray Theater where you had to buy tickets ($20 cash, limit 1 per person via lottery).

Yeah, I heard about this and took a nanosecond to pass.
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby Pandemonium » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:18 pm

SR wrote:
Pandemonium wrote:So they're playing a surprise show at Echoplex tonight. Word leaked out this morning and by 10am there was a line wrapped around the block at the El ray Theater where you had to buy tickets ($20 cash, limit 1 per person via lottery).

Yeah, I heard about this and took a nanosecond to pass.


Had I known about the show this morning, I would have given it a serious shot even though I think The Echoplex is one of the poorest designed clubs in LA.
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby chaos » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:39 pm

http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2013/04/rolling_stones_echoplex_el_rey.php

Rolling Stones at the Echoplex Tonight: Hysteria Hits Los Angeles
By Ben Westhoff Sat., Apr. 27 2013 at 1:01 PM
Daniel Kohn

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The line on Dunsmuir, north of Wilshire

The Rolling Stones are playing the Echoplex tonight.

Tickets are onsale right now at the El Rey. $20, cash.

It's a lottery. (Here's the full info on the show from aeglive.com.) They're handing out tokens at this moment.

The official announcement just came down within the hour, but rumors and speculation have been brewing since last night.

That's when folks started lining up in front of the El Rey on Wilshire. One guy we talked to had been there since 1 am.

But too bad for him, because his odds of getting in are the same as someone who just showed up five minutes ago.

The line stretches down Wilshire and north on Dunsmuir, all the way to West 6th Street.

No one has any idea how many tickets will be available. The folks working at the El Rey say they know nothing.

Rumor has it that even folks tight with the Stones don't have access to tickets. "This is a true lottery," said someone in-line, though that hasn't been confirmed.

After the band's tour dates for their "50 and Counting" tour were announced, folks speculated they'd play at Coachella, as a warm-up.

But it would have been a "warm-up" in front of tens of thousands of people.

The Echoplex only holds 700 or so, so this seems to make more sense, ahead of their Staples Center show on Friday.

2:20 pm: The lottery has just been held, and lots of people are upset, particularly those who have been waiting the longest. Apparently the lottery favored those at the back of the line, who had just shown up, while those who arrived early -- as early as 1 am -- walked away empty-handed.

4:47 pm: After the initial lottery, some more tickets were given out to those who stuck around the El Rey.
In fact, there are still some people at the El Rey -- many of whom are inside the theatre -- and according to a Goldenvoice representative, there is still a chance (albeit a longshot) that they might still at a ticket. Apparently there are 350 tickets to give away, all told.

Beyond these, however, it seems unlikely that more tickets will be released. We will update the post if and when we get more information.

If you do get a ticket, there's a very strict protocol for attending. There are no transfers. Once you receive your pass they photograph you inside the El Rey. They write your name on your wristband, and copy your ID info.

There's no photography allowed, and they really, really mean it. Attendees are told to leave their cameras and cell phones in their cars or at home.

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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby chaos » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:04 am

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/rolling-stones-play-surprise-club-447783?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thr%2Fnews+%28The+Hollywood+Reporter+-+Top+Stories%29

The Rolling Stones Bring Out the Hits -- and the Stars -- at Surprise Club Show (Video)
12:00 AM PDT 4/28/2013 by THR Staff

Among the 700 lucky fans who got to see a hit-heavy set at Los Angeles' Echoplex: Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, Skrillex, Brian Grazer, Steve Bing and Jim Gianopulos.

They came. They rocked. They rolled... in an insanely small venue.

Legendary band The Rolling Stones played a surprise gig at Los Angeles’ Echoplex on Saturday night. The club, normally home to hipster acts on coveted weekend slots, has a capacity of 700. Admittance was granted by lottery, held in early afternoon with tickets selling for $20 a pop.

The show comes just five days before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts and friends kick off a North American tour at L.A.’s Staples Center on May 3, and while it was clear they were still working out some kinks, says one lucky concert-goer, “The band was on from the minute they stepped on the stage.”

The set list, according to the band’s official twitter and reports still coming in, was heavy on older material but also debuted a couple of new songs. The band opened with “You Got Me Rocking” followed by “Respectable,” “She’s So Cold” and “Live With Me,” the latter featuring Bobby Keys on saxophone. Jagger strapped on a guitar himself for a cover of The Temptations’ “Just My Imagination” and later whipped out a harmonica solo. Other highlights included “Miss You,” covers of Otis Redding’s “That's How Strong My Love Is” (Jagger’s introduction: “We're gonna do a ballad now, a kinda soul ballad anyway"), Chuck Berry's “Little Queenie” and the late-set appearance of “Midnight Rambler.”
The band, which included Chuck Leavell on keys, Darryll Jones on bass and Mick Taylor on guitar, encored with “Brown Sugar” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (see the full set list here and watch highlights from the show below). From start to finish, the set clocked in at 90 minutes.

According to audience members, famous faces and industry bigwigs could be seen throughout the crowd. Among them: Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Skrillex, Brian Grazer, Steve Bing and Jim Gianopulos.

But ultimately, all eyes were transfixed on the main event. Asked what stood out, one concert-goer told THR, “How much fun they were having; how good Mick sounded; how completely engaging and theatrical and funny they are. It was really intimate and special and the whole band was on fire.”

Set List:
You Got Me Rocking
Respectable
She's So Cold
Live with Me
Street Fighting Man
That's How Strong My Love Is
Little Queenie
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
Miss You
Love in Vain
Midnight Rambler
Start Me Up

Encore:
Brown Sugar
Jumpin' Jack Flash


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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby SR » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:43 am

Them's alot of rules at a R&R show. I am sure it was a night to remember for those there.
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby Pandemonium » Fri May 03, 2013 4:04 pm

Heh, I've been watching tickets for tonight's Stones show at Staples and there's literally thousands of unsold $650 prime floor and loge tickets that haven't moved all day. If they don't significantly drop prices for walk-ups this evening, there's going to be huge lots of empty seats. Anyone who was stupid enough to buy the most expensive tickets to resell and is still sitting on unsold tickets is probably contemplating suicide.
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby Pandemonium » Sat May 04, 2013 10:59 am

The Stones have been pretty savvy in the past regarding maximizing profit for their tours, primarily through high ticket prices but I think this tours methodology of outpricing the scalper market really backfired big time.

For last nights' first show in LA at Staples Arena, they had literally thousands of prime $640 seats on the floor and in the best loge sections unsold going through the afternoon. So mid-day they reduced the price to $85 online selling the remaining tickets through the box office to a huge, slow moving, messy line of thousands of walk-up buyers looking for a deal.

Basically, you bought a "voucher" for a $85 ticket or tickets online, wait all afternoon till the Box Office started redeeming those vouchers for random tickets. It didn't matter your place in line. So say, one person got a "Tongue Pit" ticket while the next person got a nosebleed loge ticket and the next person got a 3rd row loge seat right next to the stage and so on. I can imagine the conversation with one person in a front row floor seat asking his neighbor how much did you pay for your seat "oh, $1,600 through Ticketmaster" and the other person replying "I just bought mine at the box office for $85." This is likely going to be the case for the rest of the shows leading to huge, chaotic lines at the box office as thousands of hold-out fans go looking for bargains the afternoon of the shows. Yeah, I'm sure there was some pissed off fans.

From all accounts, the show itself was very good and the band was solid. Jagger continues to impress with his energy and vox even though he's almost 70. Perhaps the only downer was Mick Taylor only getting one song to play on.

Set list:
1. "Get Off of My Cloud"
2. "The Last Time"
3. "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)"
4. "Paint It, Black"
5. "Gimme Shelter"
6. "Wild Horses" (with Gwen Stefani)
7. "Factory Girl"
8. "Emotional Rescue" (1st time ever played live)
9. "Respectable" (with Keith Urban)
10. "Doom and Gloom"
11. "One More Shot"
12. "Honky Tonk Women"
13. "Before They Make Me Run"
14. "Happy"
15. "Midnight Rambler" (with Mick Taylor)
16. "Miss You"
17. "Start Me Up"
18. "Tumbling Dice"
19. "Brown Sugar"
20. "Sympathy for the Devil"

Encore:
21. "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
22. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
23. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby CaseyContrarian » Sun May 05, 2013 6:05 am

Pandemonium wrote:The Stones have been pretty savvy in the past regarding maximizing profit for their tours, primarily through high ticket prices but I think this tours methodology of outpricing the scalper market really backfired big time.

For last nights' first show in LA at Staples Arena, they had literally thousands of prime $640 seats on the floor and in the best loge sections unsold going through the afternoon. So mid-day they reduced the price to $85 online selling the remaining tickets through the box office to a huge, slow moving, messy line of thousands of walk-up buyers looking for a deal.

Basically, you bought a "voucher" for a $85 ticket or tickets online, wait all afternoon till the Box Office started redeeming those vouchers for random tickets. It didn't matter your place in line. So say, one person got a "Tongue Pit" ticket while the next person got a nosebleed loge ticket and the next person got a 3rd row loge seat right next to the stage and so on. I can imagine the conversation with one person in a front row floor seat asking his neighbor how much did you pay for your seat "oh, $1,600 through Ticketmaster" and the other person replying "I just bought mine at the box office for $85." This is likely going to be the case for the rest of the shows leading to huge, chaotic lines at the box office as thousands of hold-out fans go looking for bargains the afternoon of the shows. Yeah, I'm sure there was some pissed off fans.

From all accounts, the show itself was very good and the band was solid. Jagger continues to impress with his energy and vox even though he's almost 70. Perhaps the only downer was Mick Taylor only getting one song to play on.

Set list:
1. "Get Off of My Cloud"
2. "The Last Time"
3. "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)"
4. "Paint It, Black"
5. "Gimme Shelter"
6. "Wild Horses" (with Gwen Stefani)
7. "Factory Girl"
8. "Emotional Rescue" (1st time ever played live)
9. "Respectable" (with Keith Urban)
10. "Doom and Gloom"
11. "One More Shot"
12. "Honky Tonk Women"
13. "Before They Make Me Run"
14. "Happy"
15. "Midnight Rambler" (with Mick Taylor)
16. "Miss You"
17. "Start Me Up"
18. "Tumbling Dice"
19. "Brown Sugar"
20. "Sympathy for the Devil"

Encore:
21. "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
22. "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
23. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"


Why the fuck invite an ex-Stones guitarist who was always frankly too good for the band to play one fucking song, when more than a quarter of the set features material from his tenure?

Bunch of egomaniacal vampires. Fuck them.
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby Pandemonium » Sun May 05, 2013 3:04 pm

CaseyContrarian wrote:Why the fuck invite an ex-Stones guitarist who was always frankly too good for the band to play one fucking song, when more than a quarter of the set features material from his tenure?

Bunch of egomaniacal vampires. Fuck them.


FWIW, supposedly Taylor wasn't feeling well the past few days leading up to the show. That could easily be BS, who knows. Still imo, unless he's sick, he should be up there with the rest of the band the whole show. That's why Bill Wyman opted out of the '13 shows as he said what's the point of doing 2 or 3 songs like he did last year when he just getting locked into the groove by the third tune.
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Re: The Rolling Stones

Postby Artemis » Sun May 05, 2013 3:09 pm

I think I'm going to try my luck on the day of the show too. If LA didn't sell out the in the top price seats, then other cities won't either.
I'd really like to see them again but not for more than $150.
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