Monday, May 1, 2017

No Concert Tickets: The Best Time To Buy Tickets To A Sold Out Concert

When is the best time to purchase tickets to a sold out concert or sporting event?


There is a lot of competition for hot concert tickets. 


According to one study, of the nearly 14,000 available seats for a recent Justin Bieber concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville only 1,001 seats were available for purchase when the general sale began on Ticketmaster!  That is crazy and disloyal to real fans.



The other 12,999 tickets were allocated to VIP guest lists, presale on sales, fan club presales, radio stations and others.  This is way too common in the concert ticket industry.



A fan also has to compete with ticket scalpers who use multiple credit cards, artists scalping their own tickets on sites like TicketsNow (which is owner by Ticketmaster), "scalper bots" which are automated programs designed to get into online Ticketmaster and snatch seats as quickly as possible.


Tickets scalpers also use workers in the far east who are paid minimal wages to enter captas as quickly as possible for ticket scalpers. This happens for many popular arena concerts but also happens on a smaller scale for shows at smaller theaters and clubs.

What is a concert fan to do?


Assuming you have missed the ticket presale or ticket on sale (in which you will be charged very large service or convenience fees), it turns out that the best time to purchase tickets to a sold out event is approximately one month before the show from a online reseller.


Ticket resellers like VividSeats have a vast inventory of tickets so you can choose the exact tickets you want, have fair pricing compared to others in the ticket resale industry and has excellent customer service.



If you are willing to take a chance, you can actually get tickets to a sold out show at face price, below face price or even free if you wait for the until the first or second song of the concert. Ticket scalpers do not want to get stuck with unsold tickets and many will unload at a deep discount after the show begins.



If you are willing to go to a show alone, buying an individual single ticket will be on sale at a lower price than if you purchase tickets in pairs.


These techniques may work for concerts or ballgames with low demand but may not always work for superstar tours like Taylor Swift, One Direction or Twenty One Pilots, for those  and other hot shows be sure to check out Vivid or other reputable online sellers.



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Monday, September 19, 2016

Event Tickets | Concerts, Sports, Musicals and Shows On Sale This Week

Concerts:
Ariana Grande - 34 shows - Onsale TBD
Eric Church - 46 shows - Onsale 9/20 12pm, 9/23 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 9/30 10am, 11am, 1pm
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 24 shows - Presale 9/21; Onsale 9/23 12pm
Shawn Mendes - 9 shows - Onsale 9/24 10am, 11am
Andrea Bocelli - 2 shows - Presale 9/19; Onsale 9/26 10am
Celtic Women - 1 show - Onsale 10/3

Theater:
Once the Musical - 10 shows - Presale 9/20; Onsale 9/19 10am, 9/20 11am, 9/23 1pm
Wicked - 16 shows - Onsale 9/19 10am
The Phantom of the Opera - 17 shows - Onsale 9/19 11am
Dirty Dancing - 7 shows - Presale 9/20; Onsale 9/20 11am, 9/23 1pm
Riverdance - 5 shows - Onsale 9/20 11am
Hamilton - 93 shows - Presale 9/19; Onsale 9/23 10am
Motown the Musical - 16 shows - Onsale 10/2 1pm

Sports:
San Antonio Spurs Home Games - 25 games - Presale 9/21; Onsale 9/23 11am
Sacramento Kings Home Games - 37 games - Presale 9/20; Onsale 9/20 12pm
Atlanta Hawks Home Games - 21 games - Presale 9/20; Onsale 9/21 10am
Charlotte Hornets Home Games - 40 games - Presale 9/19; Onsale 9/20 10am
Minnesota Wild Home Games - 41 games - Onsale 9/24 10am
Oklahoma City Thunder Home Games - 41 games - Onsale 9/24 11am
Sacramento Kings Home Games - 74 games - Onsale 9/26 1pm

Other:
Shen Yun - 11 shows - Presale 9/19, 9/26; Onsale 9/19 10am, 9/26 11am, 9/30 10am, 11am
Monster Jam - 180 shows - Onsale 9/27 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm
Jeff Dunham - 2 shows - Presale 9/23; Onsale 9/19 11am, 9/26 11am
WWE Live - 9 shows - Presale 9/22; Onsale 9/24 10am, 9/30 10am, 12pm, 10/1 10am, 11am
PBR: Bull Riders - 3 shows - Onsale 9/19 1pm
Ringling Bros. and Bernum & Bailey - 9 shows - Onsale 9/20 11am
50th Annual CMA Awards - 1 show - Onsale 9/23 1pm
Disney on Ice - 16 shows - Onsale 9/30 10a, 10/3 11am

Monday, August 29, 2016

Event Tickets On Sale This Week 8/29

Event Tickets On Sale

Concerts:
Bridge School Benefit Concert - 1 show - Onsale 8/29 1pm
Budweiser Festival - 1 show - Onsale 9/3 12pm
Charlie Puth - 1 show - Onsale 9/10 3pm
Iggy Azalea - 1 show - Onsale 9/10 3pm
Slayer - 1 show - Onsale 9/10 3pm
Eric Church - 60 shows - Presale 9/9-9/11; Onsale 9/12 10am
 
Theater:
The Book of Mormon - 1 show - Onsale 8/29 11am
Mamma Mia - 29 shows - Presale 9/6; Onsale 8/29 10am9/4 10am9/12 11am12pm
Disney on Ice - 155 shows - Onsale 8/30 10am11am
Shen Yun - 9 shows - Presale 9/2; Onsale 9/1 1pm2pm, 9/6 10am
The Nutcracker - 4 shows - Onsale 9/1 11am9/8 10am
Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella - 22 shows - Onsale 9/2 11am9/4 10am
A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder - 8 shows - Onsale 9/4 10am
Finding Neverland - 32 shows - Onsale 9/4 10am9/11 12:599/12 11am
Stomp - 60 shows - Onsale 9/4 10am9/11 12:59am
Something Rotten - 24 shows - Onsale 9/4 10am9/11 5am
Disney on Ice - 27 shows - Onsale 9/6 10am, 11am
An American In Paris - 8 shows - Onsale 9/12 11am
Beautiful: the Carole King Musical - 8 shows - Onsale 9/12 11am
Matilda the Musical - 8 shows - Onsale 9/12 11am
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - 8 shows - 9/12 11am
 
Sports:  
Harlem Globetrotters - 30 games - Onsale 8/29 11am & 1pm, 8/31 10am
Valero Alamo Bowl - 1 game - Presale 8/30; Onsale 8/25 11am, 9/1 11am
Detroit Red Wings Home Games - 44 games - Onsale 8/29 10am
New Mexico State Home Games - 5 games - Onsale 8/29 12pm
Foster Farms Bowl - 1 game - Presale 8/22; Onsale 8/29 1pm
Sacramento Kings Home Games - 43 games - Presale 8/29; Onsale 8/29 12pm
University of South Carolina Home Games - 7 games - Onsale 8/29 10am
Outback Bowl - 1 game - Onsale 8/30 10am
Calgary Flames Home Games - 3 games - Onsale 8/31 12pm
Allstate Sugar Bowl - 1 game - Presale 8/31; Onsale 9/1 11am
LA Kings Home Games - 41 games - Onsale 9/1 1pm
Washington Wizards Home Games - 40 games - Presale 8/30; Onsale 9/1 10am
AutoNation Cure Bowl - 1 game - Presale 8/29; Onsale 9/6 10am
 
Other:
Ringling Bros. and Barnum - 21 shows -Onsale 8/30 10am
PBR: Bull Riders - 3 shows - Presale 8/30; Onsale 9/10 12pm