Manchester shows

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Manchester shows

Postby frankiecrisp » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:25 pm

Does anyone know when the tickets go a sale .
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby real-alan » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:17 pm

frankiecrisp wrote:Does anyone know when the tickets go a sale .
I contacted the manager of their ticket centre today... this is his response...

Information on this event is appearing on various websites but is not confirmed or accurate. All I can say is to keep an eye on the press etc, as we have no information to give out from this end at present.
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby laughinlen » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:23 pm

Tickets for this venue go on sale friday 14th March; through ticketmaster. This is what I was told when I rang up last night.
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby Ollie » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:25 pm

There's a brief article on Leonard's shows in today's Manchester Evening News which says tickets go on sale on Friday too. It then gives the ticketmaster.co.uk website so fingers crossed.
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby frankiecrisp » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:33 pm

Ollie wrote:There's a brief article on Leonard's shows in today's Manchester Evening News which says tickets go on sale on Friday too. It then gives the ticketmaster.co.uk website so fingers crossed.
Thanks fingers crossed :)
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby rhona » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:37 pm

i just spoke with Ticketmaster for the opera house and they confirmed that nothing on sale for Manchester or Dublin until Friday...

I've never bought tickets online and am paranoid that I'll get it wrong/make my computer/the website crash/something else!!! I guess telephoning is slower? Which medium is best? What's your plan of action?
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby real-alan » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:48 pm

rhona wrote:i just spoke with Ticketmaster for the opera house and they confirmed that nothing on sale for Manchester or Dublin until Friday...

I've never bought tickets online and am paranoid that I'll get it wrong/make my computer/the website crash/something else!!! I guess telephoning is slower? Which medium is best? What's your plan of action?
If they're selling through Ticketmaster, I'm not sure telephone booking is an option (but I'm open to correction on that one...) - so choice is to do it online, or get yourself to a Ticketmaster outlet... I usually do it online, & not had any problems, although it's damned frustrating when the message comes up that you're in a queue... despite the various places where it says they're on sale Friday, the Theatre says nothings confirmed, and Tickemaster aren't listing it yet... :?
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby Fiona Barnes » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:55 pm

Manchester's listed on the Leonard Cohen files as going on sale via ticketmaster on Friday. http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby ptn » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:00 pm

Ticketmaster employee here.

We've no confirmed onsale date for the Manchester show as yet, though the London and Dublin dates will go onsale on Friday.

We take phone bookings as well as online bookings. People often try to book through both, to increase the chances of getting through to us when we are having a busy sale.

If you are booking online, I'd recommend setting up an account on the website first, so that you won't have to waste time entering all your details on the day.

If you are calling us, I'd recommend dialling at least 5 minutes before the tickets are due to be onsale. We experience large cues for popular events, and this will increase your chances of getting through quickly. However, be aware that we will not be able to sell tickets before the set onsale time (usually 9am), nor can we keep customers on the line to wait for the tickets to come onsale, so don't ring too early :)

Good luck!
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby real-alan » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:07 pm

Thanks, that's really helpful...

Could you tell me whether it makes any difference if I go through Ticketmaster.ie or Ticketmaster.co.uk ?

Thanks again...
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby ptn » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:30 pm

I'm not sure but I think that the two websites run from the same servers, so if you choose the Manchester date from ticketmaster.ie, you will end up accessing the same info as you would through ticketmaster.co.uk. So I don't think you're likely to get through any quicker.

I don't know this for certain though, so it's worth a try!
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby liverpoolken » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:57 pm

Touts are already selling tickets for Manchester

http://www.worldticketshop.com/concerts ... manchester

What a feckin' god awful world we live in.

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Re: Manchester shows

Postby Kanga » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:53 pm

ptn wrote:Ticketmaster employee here.

We've no confirmed onsale date for the Manchester show as yet, though the London and Dublin dates will go onsale on Friday.

We take phone bookings as well as online bookings. People often try to book through both, to increase the chances of getting through to us when we are having a busy sale.

If you are booking online, I'd recommend setting up an account on the website first, so that you won't have to waste time entering all your details on the day.

If you are calling us, I'd recommend dialling at least 5 minutes before the tickets are due to be onsale. We experience large cues for popular events, and this will increase your chances of getting through quickly. However, be aware that we will not be able to sell tickets before the set onsale time (usually 9am), nor can we keep customers on the line to wait for the tickets to come onsale, so don't ring too early :)

Good luck!
Thanks for the advice - I have just set my account up and I will be after a ticket at the O2 on Friday :D
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby riddler » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:59 pm

i never thought i'd have a chance to see LEONARD COHEN in concert in my lifetime (he's in his 70's and he's doing a world tour!!!!!!)
if i don't get a ticket, i'll sit outside and listen with a glass against the wall. :lol:
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Re: Manchester shows

Postby Born With The Gift Of A G » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:26 pm

liverpoolken wrote:Touts are already selling tickets for Manchester

http://www.worldticketshop.com/concerts ... manchester

What a feckin' god awful world we live in.

Ta Ken
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