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2016.04.11 - O2 Arena, London, England

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Flipping heck yes prices a little steep!! But missed out earlier in the year so guess will have to try and ignore the £6-£9 processing fees on top of the ticket costs too!!!:eek:

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Where are people finding this information about prices?

 

£73.00 standing, £51-£84 seated... :eek:

 

And I had been stressing that the tickets would go fast. :stunned:

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Has anyone here ever queued for a gig at The 02 for anyone before? I'm in the Midlands and trying to work out whether I'm better off at The 02 or Manchester. I've heard crappy stuff about queueing in Manchester before, so figured I might be better off in London, but I've never been to The 02 before. Both destinations are pretty much equal for me to get to by train. Obviously London will work out more expensive, but I can make a mini trip out of it anyway. I love queueing for barrier, so if The 02 have the best queue system then it may help swing it.

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Maybe I'm being stupid here but people are complaining about these prices?

 

I'm sure I paid more when I saw them in the O2 in 2009!

 

I was expecting three figures per ticket! I spoke to my partner and she was "that's a really good price!"

 

Ok, I'd love to pay less of course but this was less than I expected.

 

Surely the top bands charge over £100. Sure we also paid £80 something for Queen in January. And fairly sure when we considered Paul Simon and Sting earlier this year that was more expensive too.

 

Or am I missing something?

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Maybe I'm being stupid here but people are complaining about these prices?

 

I'm sure I paid more when I saw them in the O2 in 2009!

 

I was expecting three figures per ticket! I spoke to my partner and she was "that's a really good price!"

 

Ok, I'd love to pay less of course but this was less than I expected.

 

Surely the top bands charge over £100. Sure we also paid £80 something for Queen in January. And fairly sure when we considered Paul Simon and Sting earlier this year that was more expensive too.

 

Or am I missing something?

 

General admission tickets were just over £40 for the O2 in 2009. If you paid significantly more than that, then you probs bought from a tout.

 

£70 for a band of Muse's level is expensive, especially for an arena gig. For comparison, standing tickets for T2L's stadium gigs were £50 (just over with added fees and whatnot).

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I was in seats for the O2 2009 gig I went to (when I picked the wrong night) and my tickets were in the £40 range. Not quite two for the price of one to this one, although MuseWiki says Wembley in 2007 was £37...

 

I thought £65 was excessive for the 2012 arena show and refused to pay it, then wound up going on a £30 behind-stage seat, which would've been great had it not been for the oddly sterile nature of the sound. Seeing as I wasn't entirely happy with that, £50 (nearly as much as Emirates 2013) for the same seats and £75 for GA makes me wonder if they've lost their minds. Either that or hopeful I'd get what I think would be money's worth - a 2 1/2 hour set and proper drones rather than those shitty things people normally crash into parks. Wishful thinking ofc.

 

Yet there's still a shitload of people both on here and on Twitter prepared to pay it, so maybe I'm the crazy one...

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Ok, my bad on the price.

 

I was sure I paid more in 2009 but I paid official prices so I obviously didn't.

 

I guess I'm stupid, as I will be prepared to pay this.

 

Whether I can actually get tickets or not is another matter but I will try.

 

What we were surprised at is the hotel we normally stay at for O2 gigs is £200 for the night which is three times what we normally pay :(. So will have to stay somewhere else if lucky.

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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? :erm: 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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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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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 :chuckle:

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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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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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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 :chuckle:

Yeah I see that too. Its £20 more than Emirates 2013, which was 24 full songs, plus Isolated System and 2 drum&bass jams.

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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Bloody hell £65 and £8 admin fees is a bit much. :eek: 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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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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