2018 Winter Tour

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2018 Winter Tour

Postby SubHuman » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:09 am

Lots of venues in Europe & the UK they'll be exhausted by Christmas!
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Re: 2017 Winter Tour

Postby JJ » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:07 pm

Presumably you mean 2018 Winter Tour...?
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby SubHuman » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:03 pm

JJ wrote:Presumably you mean 2018 Winter Tour...?


:lol: :lol: :lol: What am I like. Thanks
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby Electromaniac » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:34 am

The Tour seems to be calles "Red Live 2018".

The Dates for Germany:
http://www.eventim.de/Tickets.html?affi ... p=1&xtcr=1
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby DJ Ian Aitch » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:08 am

£100+ for London? Bog off!
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby StevieD » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:18 pm

DJ Ian Aitch wrote:£100+ for London? Bog off!

My thoughts exactly
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby SubHuman » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:15 pm

According to songkick you can get London tickets for £35 to £75 from Gigantic.
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby cs15 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:52 pm

Tickets for Manchester are £43

Tickets for London from £40.74 to £64

And I the only one that thinks those are decent prices???
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby octopus » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:01 pm

Yes I agree they are.
Sick of people already bitching and moaning and thinking they know more about the bands Buisness than their manager.
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby Electromaniac » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:18 pm

Category 1 (Front of Stage) in London is 107 Pound.

http://www.eventim.co.uk/the-human-leag ... =erdetaila
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby Pauline » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:51 pm

Dunno where you’re getting your prices CS15? £84 for the middle block and first dozen or so rows in the other blocks. (Sheffield).

Yes, ticket prices are going up generally, but the League are known fir doing a fairly short set, and greatest hits every tour. This sudden hike surely must mean they need to give more than that??

It’s £107 to sit at/near the front of London btw
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby cs15 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:05 pm

P I went on to Ticketmaster UK selected London and full priced tickets came up at £42.50 to £64

Now I didn’t look to see were the seats were but for me personally I don’t feel the need to be front row anymore. I’ve seen them live around 30 Times so I’m quite happy not being front row.

Are all the gigs seated??? Hate seated gigs. :O
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby cs15 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:12 pm

Just double checked there and London: Block 4 Row L is £40.75

I took a screen grab of it. It’ll be on Twitter if anyone wants to see it.

£40 to see them is not outrageous.
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby StevieD » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:28 pm

Yeah but Patric that's in the circle or the rear of the stalls.
Ticketbastard don't have the front stalls tickets as it is an Eventim theatre and alt tickets are the primary ticket agency.
both of them are charging £107 for stalls seated in the first ? rows.
So if you want standing and in london you're stuffed
If you want london at the front it's £107. plain and simple, and as SImon says "Take it or leave it".
I'm leaving it.
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby cs15 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:14 pm

Fair enough. I wouldn’t pay £107 quid per person to see them either (unless it was a special event like a Repro/Travel gig) but I’d be quite happy to pay £40 and be a bit further back.

If this is just another ‘Hits Tour’ I’ll probably give it a miss. I really don’t need to see that again. I’d like to think that this tour would be different but I’ve been saying that for over a decade.

I did the same with the recent Depeche Mode gig in Dublin. I just thought ‘nah’ not this time. I know exactly what it’s going to be. And it’s probably the first time that a Mode gig in Dublin wasn’t sold out. Prices were over €100 and I just thought no, I’m not paying that.

If I lived in London and I could get a League ticket for £40 I’d go in a flash but with flights, hotel, tickets, travel and exchange rates it’s a no from me.
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby Pauline » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:37 pm

cs15 wrote:Just double checked there and London: Block 4 Row L is £40.75

I took a screen grab of it. It’ll be on Twitter if anyone wants to see it.

£40 to see them is not outrageous.


No it isn’t. But I don’t want to have to use binoculars or watch a screen throughout the gig :rolleyes:
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby Electric Dream » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:05 am

£107 for the full front blocks in London!!!! £84 for a chunk of the front block in Brighton???? First time ever (well, since I started seeing them on that tour with Culture Club) that I won't be seeing them in any of those cities :(

Got a standing ticket for Southend instead for £45 and likely to go to Cambridge too as that's about the same price and standing. Bit of a faff on a Wednesday night but still better than paying £107!!!

I love being at the front but wouldn't mind too much if I was further back if the tickets were fairly priced. But they're not!!!
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby SubHuman » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:58 am

Although the BIC has seating for everyone there's a very generous dance area between the seats and stage.
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby Knowlesy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:26 am

Simon has posted a message on THL's facebook page in reply to a question about the ticket prices. In short, the high price of front rows/area tickets is a response to these tickets being sold on secondary sites straight after they have been bought from the original seller for up to three times the face value. He states that they try to keep prices as low as possible. He also mentions a ticket re-seller called twickets that they have linked up with for this tour.
The big difference that we're all aware of is that they are playing much bigger venues for most of the dates on the UK leg of the Red tour. Leicester, Cambridge and London for example are still at the medium size venues that they have mostly played at since the Octopus tour. It's a huge leap from playing Manchester Apollo to the Arena. The Arena's capacity is roughly seven times larger! From the outside that is ambitious. Remember how quickly most of the venues sold out for the Anthology tour. The demand for tickets must be there for this significant move to arena venues.
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby what ford? » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:03 pm

It could be an expectation that Midge Ure/ Ultravox will bring their fans, he went down well on the 80v90 tour.

I'm going Eindhoven/Utrecht as I know the area, and Sheffield. Tried for Brighton but the payment system kept hanging so will try closer to the date, I enjoyed seeing the whole stage / video show from the back of the BIC, all done last minute.
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby redblue100 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:08 pm

Interesting ... I wont pay those prices for front seats, but i understand the band's position. Off to Leicester (standing) for me!
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby Panzermensch » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:10 am

They are actually playing my (and Stig's) hometown Arhus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: How nuts is that!

It's a must to go to Copenhagen as well and with so many european dates close to Denmark I may take in a show or 2 more, I've missed doing a more intens HL tour that just taking in one show when they've previously played in Copenhagen.-

I wonder if "Red Tour" is part of their colour coded labelling of singles? Red means dancing, right?
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby Danny C » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:01 am

Knowlesy wrote:Simon has posted a message on THL's facebook page in reply to a question about the ticket prices. In short, the high price of front rows/area tickets is a response to these tickets being sold on secondary sites straight after they have been bought from the original seller for up to three times the face value.


Translation: "We're sick of resellers ripping the fans off, so we're going to rip the fans off instead" :lol:

I mean, I'm not going anyway because (i) Manchester and (ii) arena gigs suck, so sod that for a game of soldiers, but... come on.
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby SubHuman » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:57 am

I paid around £85 a ticket to see Tina Turner in 2007 so I'm not unduly fazed by paying £75 to see the League in 2018. If you don't like the prices don't go but quit moaning, the League are one of the best live band around. :cool:
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Re: 2018 Winter Tour

Postby Danny C » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:25 pm

There is a certain irony in people complaining that other people are complaining.

Other people have different opinions - get over it.

In this instance, what I suspect will happen is exactly what happened with both the box set and the Liverpool dock gig earlier this year - the prices will end up being halved, because not enough people will bite at the inflated price.

Incidentally, I don't begrudge the band a single penny, and have often bemoaned the fact that they haven't capitalised enough in the past. But let's treat the audience like adults: the band (or, probably, the management) saw that resellers were making a healthy profit, and thought: we fancy a piece of that.
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