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Old 12-09-2015, 09:23 PM   #16
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They seem to have significantly bumped up their ticket prices across the board this time around and I don't know why. I think I even remember saying a couple of months ago that I was worried about how much the arena shows might cost. There was that whole debacle in Brazil, some rumours of Singapore prices being pretty silly, and then the Psycho Tour (yes, the gigs were great but 40+ for 15 songs in a tiny venue is bad).

Why are they bumping them up this much now though? At this rate, if they do indeed do a stadium tour, you could be looking at 80-90 for GA. It's not right imo, unless they seriously bump up their performances.
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:32 PM   #17
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I do wanna go because despite it being pricey for what it was, Brighton was fantastic, and even when I've had gigs where I found something to be critical about, I do enjoy myself.

I would've been alright paying this if it was a stadium tour (paid that for Foo Fighters, who would have only had a video screen had they not required Dave's Throne), but for the sodding O2, I'm not entirely on board. And yeah it does seem odd that the prices are more now. Sure, with inflation and increased costs, I get why they might be a bit more, but this seems ridiculous.

Though if stadiums do happen, its worth noting that the Unsustainable tour was cheaper to do GA than T2L arenas were.

Maybe I'll get lucky and find a second hand in the last few hours for less than that eye-whopping price.
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:42 PM   #18
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I'm not sure what to do tbh. Obviously I'd like to go, especially as I haven't been to an arena gig for Muse before. Something just feels wrong about paying 70+ for what'll inevitably be about 21 songs though.

I don't wanna support it, but I feel like enough people will/are that the band won't really notice or care if some people aren't happy.

Edit: I wish Dee wasn't banned, I'd be interested in seeing his thoughts right about now
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:50 PM   #19
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Could it be that the big prices are to pay for the set? All this talk of in the round makes me wonder how much towards something like U2's 360 set - which was *stupidly* expensive to fabricate and tour.
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:54 PM   #20
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To put it into perspective, 6 years ago (almost to the day in fact) I paid around 80 in total to see Muse at their homecoming gig in Teignmouth, Devon. This included the coach travel they themselves organised from London Victoria and then back again straight after the gig. That's about 200 miles and a 3 and a half-ish hour drive.

Pushing 80 just for a ticket to the worst music venue in London alone is absolutely absurd.
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:54 PM   #21
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Could it be that the big prices are to pay for the set? All this talk of in the round makes me wonder how much towards something like U2's 360 set - which was *stupidly* expensive to fabricate and tour.
Like I said, prices for the Psycho Tour were bumped up a fair amount from what they should've been as well and that had a very minimal production. It could be something to do with the elaborate production, but it seems like prices have just been raised in general.
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:56 PM   #22
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I'm not sure what to do tbh. Obviously I'd like to go, especially as I haven't been to an arena gig for Muse before. Something just feels wrong about paying 70+ for what'll inevitably be about 21 songs though.

I don't wanna support it, but I feel like enough people will/are that the band won't really notice or care if some people aren't happy.

Edit: I wish Dee wasn't banned, I'd be interested in seeing his thoughts right about now
Yeah I see that too. Its 20 more than Emirates 2013, which was 24 full songs, plus Isolated System and 2 drum&bass jams.
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Could it be that the big prices are to pay for the set? All this talk of in the round makes me wonder how much towards something like U2's 360 set - which was *stupidly* expensive to fabricate and tour.
Well, the U2 360 set was with overheads of something like 750,000-a-day even when shows were not on, yet they still had a few thousand tickets per show at 30 (nosebleeds, yeah, but still), and GA was less than 70 (I think it was 65 but I'm not certain).

It probably is the case this is pricey because of all the drones that Matt's hinted are in the toybox. Even if it is agreed that the Psycho Tour was pricey for what it was... maybe Q Prime charge higher fees than their old management do, ehdunno.
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:45 PM   #23
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I'm not gonna bother I don't think, prices overly expensive and the sound at the O2 in 2012 was meh
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Old 13-09-2015, 09:03 AM   #24
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Wow. I'm still half tempted purely based on it being my birthday the day after, but for 2 of us to go, I'm looking at nearly 150 when download cost us 190...on the scheme of things, seems very over the top...
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Bloody hell 65 and 8 admin fees is a bit much. The only thing that used to be OTT about Muse was the music... I'm sure the show will be brilliant, and I will go (or rather, try to). But lumping themselves price-wise in the middle-aged rock bracket is not a good sign. Is this the summit of their ambition - to be a bloaty U2?
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Old 15-09-2015, 01:03 PM   #26
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I am shocked with the ticket prices also... I'm still attempting to get one, but really can't afford more than just the one show and I really want to do Manchester and both O2 shows...

I'm going to go for the VIP option though... I just hope we get to meet the guys too, that would be amazing!
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I am shocked with the ticket prices also... I'm still attempting to get one, but really can't afford more than just the one show and I really want to do Manchester and both O2 shows...

I'm going to go for the VIP option though... I just hope we get to meet the guys too, that would be amazing!
I thought VIP meant being able to meet the band but someone on another thread said it doesn't.
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Doesn't say anything about meet-and-greet in the VIP deal. Just that you get a free buffet, VIP bar and lounge, early entry, a free poster/laminate, and "an exclusive interactive experience allowing guests to relive the greatest moments in Muse history" (which sounds hilarious).

As much as I hate the idea of paid meet and greets, you'd think you have one of those for just shy of 200 Euros. Hell, if I was paying that, I'd wanna be able to request really obscure songs... maybe if CID Entertainment are reading, that can be a plan for any such packages on the 8th album tour.
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Doesn't say anything about meet-and-greet in the VIP deal. Just that you get a free buffet, VIP bar and lounge, early entry, a free poster/laminate, and "an exclusive interactive experience allowing guests to relive the greatest moments in Muse history" (which sounds hilarious).

As much as I hate the idea of paid meet and greets, you'd think you have one of those for just shy of 200 Euros. Hell, if I was paying that, I'd wanna be able to request really obscure songs... maybe if CID Entertainment are reading, that can be a plan for any such packages on the 8th album tour.
Can you imagine how many thousands of people would buy VIP packages if it meant meeting the band? You'd queue for hours for a photo. Mind you, it would probably be worth it but it would be a nightmare for security.
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I'm probably mad enough to pay that kind of price to see them but not going to find any mates who like them enough to pay that much! Really can't decide if this ones worth it to be honest
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