12 oracle items tagged as tickets
April 22, 2014 / submitted by Kiki, United States of America
Q.  Oracle, Have the tickets for Coldplay's NYC tour on May 5th gone up on sale yet?

In the news piece that announced the live dates last week, Anchorman explained that "Ticket information for the remaining five shows will be emailed exclusively to subscribers to the Coldplay mailing list".

If you have signed-up, just sit tight and wait for the email.

September 17, 2012 / submitted by Laura, Germany
Q.  Dear Oracle,
how I can be notified immediately about concert tickets? I'm always too late :(

The easiest way is probably to sign-up for our messenger. It's our newsletter which automatically puts you on the mailing list as this includes tour dates when announced.
Our website's Live section, twitter feed and facebook page will have the information too of course but I understand if you don't want to be checking them every minute of every day.
I have a couple of alerts on Ticketmaster too so that when a tour of my favourite artists is announced, I'll receive an email telling me.

May 17, 2012 / submitted by John, United Kingdom
Q.  So unfair! I bought my tickets for Emirates concert in November taking a day off work to be on line at 9.00am to get best tickets. We have seen Coldplay many times and are massive fans. I wanted to take my teenage kids this time and were given ticket at the very back! Today - 17th May - better tickets are on sale! Have these good seats been held back so the ones at the back will sell first? If so, this is wholly unfair and seems wrong to penalise the genuine fans. It cannot be for the reason given to do with stage planning as the seats on sale today are not affected by the stage just on a lower level. Good seats should be sold on a first come first served basis, quite apart from the fact my tickets were paid for in November!

I don't want to appear rude but it appears you didn't read the news piece that went along with the announcement of extra seats becoming available. The reasons and therefore the answer to your question lie within it.

March 15, 2012 / submitted by Hedy, United States of America
Q.  Hello Oracle!
I have been desperately searching for some floor seats to the show in Atlanta, GA on July 2nd. However, ticketmaster no longer has them. So, if I purchase tickets from eBay or StubHub, there wouldn't be any problems when presenting my tickets, would there? I don't think so, but I have seen some previous oracle questions mentioning that one's ID must be presented, and if I am buying someone else's ticket, I don't want any complications! Thanks!


As far as I know I.D is required to collect pre-paid tickets from the box office so you should be fine buying from a 3rd party as long as they already have their tickets in hand. Of course I would always advise to buy from a reputable company as otherwise there is always a chance you could somehow be at risk.

March 13, 2012 / submitted by Yvonne, United Kingdom
Q.  I hope the Oracle can help, I'm probably panicking too soon, but I bought tickets from ticket master for the June Coldplay gig at the Emirates, and haven't had the tickets yet. Has anyone else? I will be completely gutted if something has gone wrong.

I have no idea if anyone else has got their tickets yet but rest assured yours are not late according to the event info so you can stop panicking.
Ticketmaster do state on their website that "tickets for this event are provided directly by the promoter and not printed by Ticketmaster and may not be despatched until ten days before the event".

February 29, 2012 / submitted by Paul, United Kingdom
Q.  I Have two standing tickets for coldplay Friday 1st June 2012 want to swap for the Monday 4th June. Anyone interested?

Try asking here. Hopefully you'll be able to find someone to swap with.

February 1, 2012 / submitted by Holly, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle,
if I was to buy tickets off of a friend would I still be able to get into the Coldplay concert at the Emirates? is there any photo ID or name ID in use (like at Glastonbury) or can I use them without this friend present?

If you have the tickets in hand you don't need photo identification to get in to the show. It's only if you're collecting tickets from the box office that they may stipulate that at point of purchase.
Please make sure you always read the small print and terms & conditions regarding tickets as rules may differ between certain venues/ticket agents.

January 5, 2011 / submitted by N, United States of America
Q.  I was wondering, if Coldplay was so big on Fairtrade, why are their tickets so expensive? Broke college students still deserve to soak in some of their magic live, no? And please don't quote supply and demand, I am merely asking this to ensure my affordability for their next concert as true fans surely do.

I don't want to appear as a rich, arrogant or rude Oracle here but I get a little cross when this subject is brought up... A tour happens every 2 or 3 years, so if for example a ticket costs £65, I think that is plenty time to budget to pay for it don't you? I'd grumble at a premier league football match that happens every week (for a season) at around £45 per ticket. You do the math as they say in your part of the world.
Not sure why you think it would have anything to do with supply & demand. That's the way that scalpers/touts do business. The prices are in line with all other tours on the same scale.
There, rant over. And breathe...
Tours are part of the business and are supposed to generate income for all involved (and a profit of course) but you have to realize that taking a show on the road is a very costly thing to do. At this level there are at least 2 stage sets to transport and so two crews to build it/take it down. There is a huge staff on board as well as the actual cost of the lights, screens, effects etc.
Fairtrade is a totally different thing by the way.
In my experience broke college students seem to have more money than me! I always see them out drinking, partying and gigging round my way.
Anyway 'N', as it's been a while since the last tour, maybe you could start putting a little aside from now, I'm sure that even $2 a week will help the gig fund. Hmmm I might start doing it too just in case Prince is due back in the U.K...

March 6, 2009 / submitted by Eszter, Hungary
Q.  Dear Oracle!I'd like to go to Italy (Udine) to the Coldplay concert but I don't understand the "ticket's names" 'coz I didn't learn Italian language.So please help me! Which is the standing ticket?
-Tribuna Coperta Numerata Intero
-Gradinata Numerata Intero
-Prato Non Numerato Intero
-Curva Nord Non Numerata Intero
thank you for your help

You'll need to buy the "Prato" tickets.

February 12, 2009 / submitted by Ana, United States of America
Q.  Dear Mr.Oracle,
whats the best way to get really good seats at a Coldplay concert?
a) calling on the phone,the moment they go on sale
b) online with fast internet
c) camping outside the box office to be first in line.
d) divide into teams so we can do all of the above

please answer me! i need these tix!

You know I always forget about the box office option. I use online but like to know where the seats are and that can take time. You could be throwing the seats back into the pot to try for better ones and find it sold out in the meantime!
I once had seats for a band right at the back bought online. I called the agent up and started to book two more. She quoted me same price for similar area and I asked "don't you have anything nearer the front?"
It turns out that yes she did, 4th row in fact and they were cheaper! Best seats seem to refer to having the best overall view of the show but as we fans know, we want to be in close proximity to the stage!
I therefore reckon that D is probably the best way to get good seats. Failing that A followed by C and the most popular B would be my last favourite - even though yes, I've admitted to using it the most.