Is Live Nation Slashing Prices In Your Area Tomorrow?

Jul 17th, 2008 // 6 Comments

idolatortick.jpgThe San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that Live Nation is cutting prices for 40 shows in southern California to $10 during a 14-hour window tomorrow, although anyone who buys those $10 tickets will still be forced to pony up for the various surcharges and “convenience fees” that are always tacked on to ducats purchased online. Trying to put a happy face on the whole thing Live Nation Southern California president Nick Masters told the U-T that the experiment “would be a fun thing to do for our fans”–you know, all the people who are really into everything the pink-and-white concert behemoth does–and not just a way to respond to a sagging economy and a growing wariness about throwing every frivolous expense on a credit card. The U-T-compiled full list of the 11 San Diego-area shows that are involved in this “fun” fire sale after the jump.

July 24: MercyMe, David Crowder Band, SDSU Open Air Theatre
July 26: “Comedians of Comedy,” featuring Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn and Maria Bamford, Spreckels Theatre
Aug. 14: Vans Warped Tour 2008, with Angels & Airwaves, The Academy Is, Gym Class Heroes and more, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 6: Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, The Expendables, SDSU Open Air Theatre
Sept. 12: Alejandro Fernandez, Cox Arena
Sept. 13: Counting Crows, Maroon 5, Augustana, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 24: The Raconteurs, The Kills, SDSU Open Air Theatre
Sept. 25: My Morning Jacket, SDSU Open Air Theatre
Sept. 27: Third Day, Switchfoot, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Jars of Clay, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 30: Santana, The Salvador Santana Band, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Oct. 3: The Swell Season, Iron & Wine, SDSU Open Air Theatre

According to the Union-Tribune, tickets to these shows originally ranged between $59.75 and $178.75, although I’m going to guess that the $10 tickets are in the less desirable areas of the arenas they’re being played in. What I am curious about, though, is whether or not this “fun” is going down in other areas of the country as well. (Perhaps unsurprisingly, press releases touting these rollbacks have been few and far between.) Have you heard about any Live Nation fire sales in your neck of the woods? And will rolling those ticket prices back to original Fillmore levels result in you being more likely to pack up the car and go?

[San Diego Union-Tribune via Coolfer]

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  1. Audif Jackson Winters III

    I got an e-mail from Live Nation about this offer, which also appears to apply to Orange County and LA. Strange mix of cover bands, nostaligia tours, and package concerts. Here are the shows in those areas:

    GIBSON AMPITHEATER (UNIVERSAL CITY)

    Sunday, July 20 – Download 2008 powered by Seagate

    Friday, July 25 – Teena Marie with Cameo, Lakeside
    Saturday, July 26 – Marc Anthony

    Tuesday, August 5 – Regeneration Tour

    Saturday, August 23 – Poison with Dokken, Sebastian Bach

    Sunday, August 24 – Armando Manzanero & Marco Antonio Muniz

    THE WILTERN

    Friday, July 25 – Bullet for my Valentine

    Saturday, July 26 – Less Than Jake & Goldfinger

    Saturday, September 13 – Nightwish with Sonata Arctica

    VERIZON WIRELESS AMPITHEATER (Anaheim, I believe)

    Friday, August 1 – Rod Stewart with Bryan Adams

    Sunday, August 24 – Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam

    Sunday, August 31 – 3 Doors Down with Hinder

    Friday, September 12 – Maroon 5 and Counting Crows

    Friday, September 26 – Music Builds Tour featuring Third Day

    SAN MANUEL AMPITHEATER

    Saturday, August 2 – Crue Fest featuring Motley Crue, Buckcherry

    Sunday, August 3 – ZZ Top, Brooks & Dunn with Rodney Atkins

    Saturday, August 9 – Rock the Bells feat. A Tribe Called Quest, Nas

    HOUSE OF BLUES (Sunset Strip)

    Wednesday, July 23 – State Radio with Rose Hill Drive

    Tuesday, August 5 – Cavalera Conspiracy with Throwdown & more

    HOUSE OF BLUES (Anaheim)

    Friday, July 25 – Who’s Bad

    Saturday, August 2 – Cavalera Conspiracy with Throwdown

    Friday, August 8 – Under a Blood Red Sky

    Sunday, August 24 – Eddy Grant

    Thursday, August 28 – Steel Pulse

    Thursday, September 18 – Delerium

    Thursday, September 25 – Dark Star Orchestra

    Friday, September 26 – Bootsy Collins

    Thursday, October 2 – Stars

    Saturday, August 30 – BoDeans

    Sunday, August 24 – Lost 80′s featuring Dramarama with Missing Persons, When In Rome, Real Life, Animotion

    Sunday, August 24 – Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell, Motorhead

  2. alec_baldwin

    Go Madonna. Go Jay-Z. Go Shakira. Go Nickelback. Get Money.

  3. Anonymous

    Dammit, i bought 50 dollar my morning jacket san diego tix a few weeks ago. LiveNation screws me again.

  4. GhostOfDuane

    Butch Huskey in the house!!!

  5. BobbyMoon

    A few weeks back for the George Michael shows in LA they ran a sale for 25 hours tickets were 25.00 bucks.

    I actually got very good seats through this deal and somehow ended up sitting in the VIP section next to Victoria Beckham, Kathy Griffin & Dita Von Teese.

  6. Butch Huskey

    that Download 2008 show is Jesus and Mary Chain, Gang of Four, Ghostland Observatory plus a sack full of pitchforky bands for $10 … that looks interesting

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