Eagles beat Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, U2 as the most expensive fan ticket

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  1. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  2. California Couple

    California Couple local joker

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    And that's not counting the parking price.
     
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  3. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    None of them will get my money. :pleased:
     
  4. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

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  5. JAG

    JAG Forum Professor with Tenure

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    and you don't get to see the eagles, there is only one eagle
     
  6. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

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    And that's without the TicketMaster charges... and the inevitable scalper price hike as there's no way these will be available for purchase via legitimate means.
     
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  7. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

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    I'm going to see an Eagles tribute band next month for $20 a ticket. :hide:
     
  8. 200 Balloons

    200 Balloons Forum Resident

    I would absolutely expect an act like the Eagles to be the most expensive. Their audience is way more affluent than that of Sheeran or Swift.
     
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  9. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

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    There’s only one OG Eagle, but Joe was on their biggest album, and Tim has been there since TLR, so it isn’t like pseudo Skynyrd.
     
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  10. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

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    I saw the original 4 plus recent addition Don Felder when they were touring for "On The Border" in a small college gymnasium for $2.50. Leo Kottke opened for them. I'll stick to small theatres, bars and Sofar Sounds.
     
  11. Hi Lizard

    Hi Lizard Forum Resident

    Saw the Eagles for $12.50 in 1979. That's my kind of nostalgia..
     
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  12. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    Yes, and to think when they charged similarly outrageous prices on the Hell Freezes Over tour in 1994, Glenn Frey argued it was a good way to thwart scalpers. Whoops.
     
  13. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

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    I just got tickets last night. Should be a good show! :)
     
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  14. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    They have always been the most expensive. They’re just doing what they know best...

    Taking it to the limit...

    ...one more time...
     
  15. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

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    $230+ does buy you a ticket to see an Eagles cover band
    It just happens to be The Eagles
     
  16. thank goodness for clubs in the U.S. that promote classic metal acts

    by the end of April, I will have seen Fates Warning, Udo Dirkschneider, and King's X for less than $100 total.

    I only wish that classic post-punk/New Wave acts were supported to the degree that classic metal acts are at clubs (Simple Minds, Magazine, Wire, Chameleons, Teardrop Explodes -- why no US tours club tours?
     
  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    the Eagles are a faded memory one cannot buy with a ticket as the main ingredient is gone...ppl are f'n nuts or disillusioned...true fans know it's over...
     
  18. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Right. And I’m not going when they come to my city in three months time.

    But I’ll tell you what...if they invited Bernie, Randy and Don along for this tour, I’d pay gladly.
     
  19. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

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    I've seen them twice and it was enough.
     
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  20. Cenobyte

    Cenobyte Raving & Drooling

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    I decided to jump on the History of the Eagles tour last time and I'm glad I did, got to see everyone minus Meisner and Felder... Felder hurt the most. My main reason for going (beyond the bucket list scenario of seeing this band) was to finally see Walsh live, and he was perfection. The whole Felder thing is stupid, a real missed opportunity to not include him. I won't be going to this show, why bother? On the other hand if Felder was there, I'd seriously consider it.
     
  21. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Moscone Bail Bonds

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    This is true. I've seen them borrow Grey Poupon from each other.
     
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  22. jneilnyc

    jneilnyc Free Range Responder

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    $230? That seems almost cheap these days.

    A few years ago when the Rolling Stones played Barclay's Center (a venue I could walk to) the top "legitimate" prices were almost $900 (aftermarket/scalper prices could be many times that). I passed, figuring for that price one could buy their entire catalog in the format of your choice and probably have enough leftover for a bottle of Jack, some blow, and a hooker, if you wanted the complete Rolling Stones fantasy package :pleased:

    "The band members will earn a reported $25 million for their five-date tour, "50 Years and Counting," which kicked off with two dates in London at the end of November. The three American dates are in the New York area, beginning Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. A floor seat ticket there was $831.90, including Ticketmaster's fee of $77.40." These days the Ticketbastard feeds can be the equivalent of an expensive concert, and that's on top of the ticket...

    Of course, some things never change...

    The Rolling Stones Impose High Ticket Prices for U.S. Tour
     
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  23. Baq

    Baq Forum Resident

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    Would love to see U2 at least once in my life but even if I could afford that money
    I would still not buy a ticket as it's a massive rip-off on the fans.
     
  24. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    a buudy of mine was bragging to me in the grocery store last week that he got 8 th row seats in cleveland for $500 a ticket. i just didn;t have the heart to tell him that:

    1 - it isn't the eagles anymore

    2 - i wouldn't pay $50 to see this abomination.

    3 - i told him good for you and move rthe conversation on
     
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  25. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    If Felder and Walsh played together, no other Eagles needed, I would pay quite a bit to see that.
    I love Vince Gill, but I saw him in an intimate venue last year and have no need to view him on a video screen in an arena and pay over $200 for the right to do so.
     
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