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  • verbverb Posts: 8,148
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    almost 80.00 in convenience fees is ROBBERY... Last concert I went to was Kid Rock and total cost was just that 80.00. I cannot afford a 300/500 concert that is crazy. I'm just guesstimating that the tickets were above 100.00ea.

    Yep. So my son logged on to Ticketmaster about 10 minutes prior to the release, and there were already 700+ accounts logged on. Not sure how many of those were bots, but almost exactly at the time of release the main floor was sold out!

    After a few attempts to get main floor, he opted for best available. And he scored some balcony tickets!

    For me, I'm very happy. Father/Son moment coming, kind of a reminder to me, smile, as it was he that introduced me to Tool! I went to a Tool concert with him, first time, not even familiar with the band at that time! Good memories.

    Been a fan ever since! :)
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,652
    If they were doing the show at the Cynthia Mitchell Woods outdoor pavilion then I would have got tickets. I'll plan a trip to see at another venue elsewhere

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,614
    Congrats to all of you going. Bring a helmet, helps keep the mess intact because your minds are going to be blown.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • halohalo Posts: 5,279
    edited September 6
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    almost 80.00 in convenience fees is ROBBERY... Last concert I went to was Kid Rock and total cost was just that 80.00. I cannot afford a 300/500 concert that is crazy. I'm just guesstimating that the tickets were above 100.00ea.

    Nope. Seats at the United Center, Chicago, Illinois:

    $95 for section 100 + $30 fee.

    300 section - nosebleed / up in the rafters - $75 + $30 fee.

    I’d guess that the 200 level seats were $85 or $90. Floor seats may have been $100?
  • halo wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    almost 80.00 in convenience fees is ROBBERY... Last concert I went to was Kid Rock and total cost was just that 80.00. I cannot afford a 300/500 concert that is crazy. I'm just guesstimating that the tickets were above 100.00ea.

    Nope. Seats at the United Center, Chicago, Illinois:

    $95 for section 100 + $30 fee.

    300 section - nosebleed / up in the rafters - $75 + $30 fee.

    I’d guess that the 200 level seats were $85 or $90. Floor seats may have been $100?

    Jealous. Your fees and face values were lower than the San An show.
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,148
    200 section (1st balcony) in the Little Caesar's Arena in Detroit

    $74.50 each, $26.30 fees, x2, total less than 2 hundie. :)
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,279
    edited September 6
  • verbverb Posts: 8,148
    halo wrote: »
    My total was just over $200 Dave. Thankfully, my friend is paying for his ticket and the associated fee! :#

    That's cool Vic. I was actually prepared for, and gave my son the go ahead to pay a lot more, but I'm still very happy, going to see Tool, again, with my son! :)
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,279
    verb wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    My total was just over $200 Dave. Thankfully, my friend is paying for his ticket and the associated fee! :#

    That's cool Vic. I was actually prepared for, and gave my son the go ahead to pay a lot more, but I'm still very happy, going to see Tool, again, with my son! :)

    Hard to put a price on the memories that show will generate!
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 687
    Who the f*ck is Tool?’ Fans freak over ‘unknown’ band dethroning Taylor Swift

    https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/tool-taylor-swift-stans/?amp
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,614
    Larry, if you can and want to grab me a concert poster and I'll pay you double.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,061
    I'm on my third listen this very minute, Descending kicks major Azz, love this album more with each listen.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,288
    edited September 8
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Larry, if you can and want to grab me a concert poster and I'll pay you double.

    I’m going early just for this, will do... Double?? This isn’t eBay... LOL..
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,188
    Who the f*ck is Tool?’ Fans freak over ‘unknown’ band dethroning Taylor Swift

    https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/tool-taylor-swift-stans/?amp

    This is excellent. Lol!
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,647
    Who the f*ck is Tool?’ Fans freak over ‘unknown’ band dethroning Taylor Swift

    https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/tool-taylor-swift-stans/?amp

    Wait a second... Taylor Swift has fans? ;)

    I haven't gotten around to listening to any of Tools albums yet. I've been thinking about it since this thread was started. Sometime this week probably :)
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,279
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Larry, if you can and want to grab me a concert poster and I'll pay you double.

    I’m going early just for this, will do... Double?? This isn’t eBay... LOL..

    Please put me down for one as well, if possible. Don’t know if I can get to the UC early enough to score one.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,614
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Larry, if you can and want to grab me a concert poster and I'll pay you double.

    I’m going early just for this, will do... Double?? This isn’t eBay... LOL..

    I know. Just trying to help offset your ticket costs and say thanks.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • verbverb Posts: 8,148
    I just picked up this variant today! :)
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,148
    Not that I'm a frequenter of Billboard, or care really, but it's cool to see that these guys are getting some recognition! :)
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  • verb wrote: »
    Not that I'm a frequenter of Billboard, or care really, but it's cool to see that these guys are getting some recognition! :)
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    There are several variations of this story going around. It's pretty funny.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/brobible.com/culture/article/tool-taylor-swift-fans-maynard-james-keenan/amp/
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  • I just checked the price of the new album on Amazon. People are selling it for $150-$200! Really?! It seems crazy they didn't expect this kind of demand and print a lot more copies. Regardless, while there I noticed you can stream if for free if you have Amazon Prime. I'd rather spin a shiny disc though...
  • verbverb Posts: 8,148
    verb wrote: »
    Not that I'm a frequenter of Billboard, or care really, but it's cool to see that these guys are getting some recognition! :)
    usdx0k38bl2w.png

    There are several variations of this story going around. It's pretty funny.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/brobible.com/culture/article/tool-taylor-swift-fans-maynard-james-keenan/amp/

    Gotta laugh at the swifties! Who is Taylor Swift, BTW? :)
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  • audio_alan wrote: »
    I just checked the price of the new album on Amazon. People are selling it for $150-$200! Really?! It seems crazy they didn't expect this kind of demand and print a lot more copies. Regardless, while there I noticed you can stream if for free if you have Amazon Prime. I'd rather spin a shiny disc though...
    They did expect this kind of demand. It was always advertised as limited. And Tool has always used "limited" as part of their image and plan. Maynard has even stated in interviews that you never give fans everything they want. Always leave them wanting more. It adds to the fan culture and commitment.
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  • They did expect this kind of demand. It was always advertised as limited. And Tool has always used "limited" as part of their image and plan. Maynard has even stated in interviews that you never give fans everything they want. Always leave them wanting more. It adds to the fan culture and commitment.

    After 13 years waiting for a new album, and baiting us along for the last few years with "any day now", I'd say they haven't given Tool fans what they want. lol Personally, I think it's a horrible way to treat your loyal fans after so long... "It's out, but sorry, you can't get a copy!" Ridiculous, imo.

  • audio_alan wrote: »
    They did expect this kind of demand. It was always advertised as limited. And Tool has always used "limited" as part of their image and plan. Maynard has even stated in interviews that you never give fans everything they want. Always leave them wanting more. It adds to the fan culture and commitment.

    After 13 years waiting for a new album, and baiting us along for the last few years with "any day now", I'd say they haven't given Tool fans what they want. lol Personally, I think it's a horrible way to treat your loyal fans after so long... "It's out, but sorry, you can't get a copy!" Ridiculous, imo.

    It doesn't mean that no future versions are out of the question. Childish Gambino did a similar thing with this last vinyl release. Had a limited box set that was above normal pricing, and was actually limited. Then over a year later the standard vinyl pressing came out. It's very possible we see a standard CD press months down the road, especially if the demand stays high.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,235
    Download the high-res version from HDTracks. I was just there getting two new CDs, and Tool is still there for $18.
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