Manchester/Glasgow tickets

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Just to let you know that the Advance Ticket option for the Manchester and Glasgow shows has now closed, as our allocation of tickets has sold out.

As soon as the link went live, we quickly received 1,000+ applications. Remember that we had 250 pairs of tickets for each Manchester and Glasgow. The first 250 people to express their interest in purchasing a pair of tickets to their chosen show will have now had a chance to obtain priority tickets on a first come, first served basis.

We have e-mailed those lucky ones and are pleased to see that you have eagerly snapped up your tickets in record time. But we must stress that, just because you received an e-mail with a web link and a code/draw number, this does not guarantee you the chance to get your hands on any tickets. As we operate on a first come, first served basis, the first 500 to take up the offer of tickets have taken the alloted tickets… and they were quick to do so, too.

Indeed, it will be the first time that David has played in Manchester and Glasgow since 1988 and 1971 respectively.

Anyway, if you haven’t been lucky this time, the remaining tickets go on sale this Friday. Good luck.

It has also been brought to our attention that some fans who purchased tickets for the Milan shows from outside Italy have not yet received their tickets. Don’t worry about this yet. Although we are not responsible for the distribution of tickets, and therefore cannot be completely sure of individual promoter’s policies, we know that often in these cases promoters send out tickets closer to the time of the concert. If you still have any concerns, then you need to contact the promoter. If we have anymore news on this story, we will let you know.

Thanks to Bran for bringing the matter up.

If you purchased tickets for the Milan shows from outside Italy, then do let us know if you’ve received your tickets.

To everyone who has written regarding the sale of tickets on eBay, then all we can do is reiterate that we do not approve of this unfair form of profiteering and strongly suggest that you ignore these unscrupulous sales. Many listings have been removed by eBay because fans have reported (to eBay, not us) sellers who purport to have tickets for sale before it is even physically possible to have the tickets in the first place. We believe that fans have even sabotaged auctions by placing extremely high bids so that the sale is declared null and void.

Again, we stress that we cannot encourage or promote anything that would damage eBay’s trading. If you feel strongly about the issue, then you can contact the sellers directly and question them on their reasons for selling tickets that they have only just purchased.

Our thanks to Piers for informing us of one recent situation in Spain.

If you’ve got tickets to see David in Manchester or Glasgow, then feel free to use this blog to squeal and shout your delight. We’d love to hear from you.

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour’s official blog, The Blog (‘Features’ previously being its rather naff title), affectionately – or lazily – shortened to ‘FEd’.

74 thoughts on “Manchester/Glasgow tickets”

  1. we had many problems also in italy with the concerts in milan!!!! There were mistakes with the prices, problems and so on.

    Ticketone was absolutely bad. But by the way, at the end all went good, i hope. I will be not sure since i will have my ticket in my hand.

    Thanks for all, DAVE!!!!

    Aldo

    P.S. Sorry for my english!!!

  2. I am delighted to be seeing David in Glasgow in May.

    I was bemoaning the lack of good gigs in Scotland and toying with the idea of travelling to London to see DG, but with a young family, it’s not always easy. (I went down to see David at the Strat Pack in 2004, which was awesome!)

    Anyway, all I can say is thank you for adding Glasgow. I can’t wait to see the show and will hopefully have given the album a good airing before then.

    I hope we see some Stratocasters at the show. David always looks “right” holding a good maple-neck Strat.

    One other request if I may be so cheeky… Can we have a rendition of “Sorrow.” One of the best, most vibrant live songs I’ve ever heard!

    See you in May! 🙂

  3. I now have a pair of tickets to Glasgow on the 27th and the RAH gig on the 30th of May. Whether I go to one of those, passing on the tickets at face value, or whether I go to both, remains to be seen! 🙂

  4. I do not know if this is the correct forum for this, so if it doesn’t appear I will understand. I have the advance priority tickets for 30.5.2006 at the Royal Albert Hall. I would love to swap with the Manchester date. This is purely because Manchester is 20 minutes away and not 5 hours to London and then costs of staying overnight etc. I did register on the site for Manchester tickets within 1 minute of it opening but was unsuccessful 🙁

  5. Hi Fed,

    I did not get tickets to Manchester or Glasgow, but hear my squeals and shouts for NYC. My tickets arrived in the mail today. WooHoo!!
    The anticipation is building.

    JP

  6. Hello, everyone! I cannot express to you my excitement at seeing DG for the first time. The music of David and Pink Floyd has been like a subtle soundtrack to my adult life and I thank David and everyone who have made that possible over the years.

    And Live8: even though I watched it live on my computer (I love the internet!), it was one of the most moving, resonating musical experiences of my life. It awakened something in me that had been slumbering for a long time and since July I have somehow felt a bit more alive. Thank you.

  7. Hey i am one of this lucky people who got a pair of tickets.
    I didnt get any ticket for germany, and now i am very glad to see David in Glasgow.
    It’s great, that you are giving your real fans a chance to buy the tickets on a normal way and see you live in concert.
    Best regards,
    aneta

  8. Yipee, I have tickets for Glasgow, going with a friend who works for Caithnes FM, (near John O’Groats!)Hope to interview David for local radio. How? I am a glassblower so interested in armonica sounds. My memories and choices of songs:
    “Fat Old Sun” reminds me of Crystal Palace Bowl in 1971, first time I saw Floyd. Anything from DSoM seen at Rainbow in 1972. “Shine On” reminds me of Wembly Empire Pool in 1974 and of course the Wall in 1980 at Earls Court, the same place where in 1994 my seats collapsed, better not happen at Glasgow! Finally “Wish You Were Here”, so meaningful as my wife of 30 years died in May last year. Ianxxxxxxxxxxx

  9. Hello everyone!

    I bought the tickets for the Rome show in internet, through the Auditorium theatre site. And I read that I will be able to receive the tickets in my hands just one our before the show starting. So..I have but I haven’t! I hope there are no problem with the roman tickets selling…but I admit that I will be quiet just when I’ll have my seven tickets in my hands!

    I look forward to see David show!!! I have never seen David or Pink Floyd shows, ’cause I was young during Pink Floyd last italian tour and my parents didn’t leave me go! What a great luck this new David album and tour!
    And, by this site news, I’m sure David show will be unforgettable!
    Have a good day!

    L!

  10. I think I managed to buy tickets for both the RAH and the Bridgewater so I am looking forward to those two gigs!!! Really excited actually!!!

    Think is, I have been billed but not told what my seats are. I hope I actually do have tickets and not just a big bill for 2 sets of tickets!!

  11. I too now have tickets for the Glasgow show (15 mins drive) and RAH show in London (A flight and overnight stay extra). I do wish all UK dates were announced at the same time. I’m also slightly disappointed at the extra date at the RAH being added because the trip to London would have been more exciting had it been the last night of the tour, which it was when I got the tickets. I’m delighted to be going to both shows but this is now the second time this has happened to me (David Bowie, bought tickets for London, Glasgow tickets go on sale 2 weeks later). Just seems when it comes to major artists tours its always LONDON, LONDON, oh maybe we should go to Scotland!

    I’m also assuming UK tickets haven’t been distributed yet?

  12. I can’t believe that blog photo is TWELVE years old already. It still feels like a current picture. What a tour!

    Congratulations to everyone who bagged tickets to the 2 new dates.

  13. Am I the only one who’s extremely disappointed regarding the availability of tickets? Here’s what we’re up against; one of the top artists of our time goes on tour. His last tour was over ten years ago. He choses to play a limited number of shows in medium size halls. Demand will obviously be SO great that all shows will sell out quickly. If a fan REALLY wants to see Mr Gilmour, what other options does he have other than eBay? It’s clear his fans are willing to pay top dollar to see him perform. I think it’s unfair to ask the fans who are willing to pay whatever it costs to see a performance to ignore the opportunity eBay presents.

  14. I don’t have European tickets, however I will be seeing David Gilmour in NYC on April 4th! Just got my tickets yesterday!

  15. Hello David, Mr. Features Editor and everyone

    On behalf of all Italian fans who bought tickets for the Milan shows on the 24/25 of march, I’d like to report the incompetence and the misconduct of ticketone that caused major trouble to most of us by inverting the seating prices between lower stalls (closer to the stage, priced 88€) and higher stalls (further from the stage, 109€). This mistake went unnoticed by ticketone for several days. When they finally realized that a lot of people was being charged more for worse tickets, they sent an email to all those who bought tickets online saying that their tickets were about to be cancelled, they’ll get refund and politely asked to buy tickets again. Now, a lot of people protested and sent emails and ticketone decided not to cancel the tickets and called back every single buyer to rearrange seating or pay difference or get refund. However, not everyone bought tickets online but in the shop, and they’re holding a real ticket in their hands and not just an online voucher. I hope all of this won’t cause us any more trouble and we can enjoy David perform from the seats we bought tickets for with such anxiety and excitement! All the best!! Peace

  16. Hello everyone!

    I finished reading the messages you posted yesterday, after 18 p.m. (at 18 p.m. I finish my work and, usually, I don’t read the blog until the next day…it’s not good…but I read you istead of working!!!)
    I’d like to thank the people who answered to my curiousity about David fans age… as far as I read..I’m the eldest…with Chris! Thank you, Chris!
    I’m 27 years old, and my friends who will come with me to the David show are: 3 about 33 and others 3 about 45.

    But, above all….HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARLOS!!!

    Waiting to hear you soon!
    Bye

    L!

  17. Hello everyone,

    I have bought tickets via the UK Priority Booking for the concert on 29th of may, but I still haven’t recived the tickets yet, after paying for it at 9th of december last year.
    I go to London with my wife (and she also loves the music of David and Pink Floyd) and we already have booked a hotel for a short break.
    I hope not that while staying in London we aren’t able to entre the Royal Albert Hall. I think that my wife will let me swim back home; and i can barely swim.

    Can anyone tell me when I can recive the tickets.

    Thank you.

    Carlos

  18. I’m quite confused, I received an e-mail with the advance-purchase code, but, on the main page, I was informed the advanced tickets for Glasgow were sold out. Just afterwards, I went on to purchase tickets…?

    In this case, did saying the tickets were “sold out” mean that they were all allotted, or did I mysteriously manage to purchase other tickets?

    Anyway, I’m completely ecstatic at being able to see David live, it will truly be the highlight of my year, his music means so much to me!

  19. As a longtime fan of yours, I wanted to write to thanks you for all the legendary and thought provoking music that you have given us for the past four decades. I have followed your legendary career ever since I first hear Dark Side of the Moon and have purchased, listened and enjoyed everything that you have made available.

    I have had the tremendous fortune to have seen you several times with Pink Floyd ( Animals and The Wall tours ) as well as two of your solo tours. I am a freelance reviewer for a Long Island, NY paper and have reviewed your efforts many times. Each one amazing me more than the previous one. I know you are a humble person so I don’t want to drone on and on how much your music has meant to me but I did want you to know that you are one of the few rock artists that my mother, Elizabeth truly enjoyed. Her favorites were, “Us and Them” and of course “Mother”. She passed away last year and its still a bit hard to come to grips with the finality of it all. I’m telling you this just to let you know how deeply your music has affected my life as I’m sure it has others. Now when I hear Floyd or your solo work I think fondly of my Mum and all the times we spent listening and enjoying your brilliance…

    For that I am eternally in your debt…

    Thanks again Dave, God Bless-

    Your fan
    Matt Parish

  20. although many people my age may scoff at me getting so giddy about getting tickets for manchester I sooooo don’t care. I’m counting down the days and making everyone including my guitar teacher very jealous, ha ha, sorry but yey for me!

  21. Fantastic news that after all these years David is coming north of the border I’m sure the Scottish audience will give him an extremely warm welcome. My brother and I have both got our tickets for the Glasgow concert and the last night of the tour at the Royal Albert Hall so looks like we’ll also be on tour that week travelling up and down the UK.

    Can’t wait to hear the new material and also a few from the past.

    All the best
    Drew and David

  22. Matt Parish!
    What a luck! I’m a journalist too…but I write about italian health policy! Very worst than write about music and above all than write about Pink Floyd!
    Maybe…in the future! I hope! It would be very funny!
    Good evening to everyone!
    Hear you tomorrow

    L!

  23. Tickets… MMM…
    I have bought two tickets for Milan show and one for Rome, but already nothing in my hands. 🙁
    I’m waiting for.

    For Lucia (italian?): I’m 23 years old, i listen to pf and dg since 13, and I’ll come to the show alone probably (Rome sure, Milan… I’ll pray someone to come with me!)… I have not been able to share this musical passion with anyone. So, just for me.

  24. To Lucy:
    no problem with Rome Auditorium tickets; for Roger Waters “Ça Ira” I’ve got them at 5:00 p.m. in a closed and headed envelope. But they were available since the morning. Lottomatica is a serious circuit; not the same as Ticketone: I’ve had a lot of problems for Milan tickets! And a lot of friends of mine too!
    How many Italian fans do participate in this blog?
    Which is the most present Country in this blog?
    Apart the English language peoples, who writes the better English?

  25. May I suggest updates on the status of Royal Albert Hall tickets purchased through Priority ticketing.
    Also please keep in mind some people will be traveling to the UK for the RAH shows and would feel a whole lot more secure with the tickets in hand.

    Thanks again for the priority ticketing!

  26. Thrilled to have been given the chance and been sucessful in getting tickets for Bridgewater Hall.There’s a panoramic view thingy on their website and it looks like an ace venue(although the bar looks a bit dour!) It looks as if it can probably hold only about 2000,so with 500 of the “hardcore” there,it should be quite a night! The pre-sale site tells us that the tickets are “best available”.It’d be great if this means best available in the theatre,rather than best available once the prawn sandwich brigade(well,we are in Manchester)have had theirs! Whatever,really looking forward to the album and the show.Thanks for the tasters on yr website and on the telly last week-looking forward to hearing the final version of Smile.Best of luck with it all.

  27. i am more than delighted with my tickets for the manchester show, it felt like i won the lottery when i received my e-mail allowing me to get my hands on advanced tickets. Thank you very much for giving me an opportunity to see my guitar hero in the flesh after 15 years of waiting! plus it is something i can tell my son jack gilmour kavanagh(age3) all about one day.Good luck with the album and tour dave!

  28. I am intrested to know just how fast the U.S shows will sell out. I have heard that if you dont have an Atomic clock and a fast typing hand on the 14th, you will be out of luck. Some people think The shows will sell out in 5 seconds or less!! Good luck to all that want tickets. See the rest of you at the show in Chicago! Thanks

  29. pollys pic looks like something from the tour 12 years ago. i just found a hilarious show from torino. lots of noise and waste, a funny money complete with botched lyrics, spacey noises in the register, and kazoos. pretty spectacular.

  30. This is for Stephen S:

    I’m in your situation. I have 2 priority tickets for Manchester and I would like to have them for the Albert Hall. I’m from Spain. I don’t know wether we could do this swapping.

  31. Aaarrrgghhh! It’s so distressing to read of everybody’s great joy at obtaining their tickets to David’s shows. Here I am stuck at the bottom end of the world, with a young family to raise and just an average salary to do it on. To attend one of David’s concerts is just a far-fetched dream for me at this stage, therefore I live in hope that one day his family and other commitments will allow him to make a trip to the Southern Hemisphere to give his most remote fans the thrill of a lifetime. We’d be sure to give David the welcome of a lifetime.

  32. Reference Milan. My sister in law who lives in Italy has phoned ticketone on my behalf. The tickets are supposed to be despatched on 10th January. You should get an email from the courier company saying when the tickets will be delivered. Ticketone have been pretty awful dealing with this. They dont reply to emails or faxes. We will be travelling from germany (6 of us) so knowing we have the tickets is pretty important. (by the way, our flights cost less than the tickets!!)

  33. It’s interesting reading all your thoughts and feelings connected to the music of David Gilmour/Pink Floyd as I feel very much the same. It’s also nice to hear about all the joy these tickets give people. I know the feeling, because I’ve been walking on air since they started to sell tickets on Dec. 8/9th.
    To those who worry about the RAH tickets, I think we can take it easy. RAH are sending out, according themselves and ticket agent Seetickets, the tickets aprox 4-5 weeks before the show. So I expect that we will receive the tickets we have paid for in time.

    Regarding what age we are and where we’re from etc I think it’s nice to see that people from all over the world are on this blog. Also there are of course many that are just reading and not participating in writing. To them I will just say it’s not dangerous to post your thoughts, join in the fun. I believe there are a lot of people out there that ”need” to express their joy about this music and the possibility to see Mr. Gilmour live. Don’t worry about your language skills, we will all get what you mean. The important thing is to get to tell what you feel to people that understand your excitement, I know you all feel like screaming. (Would also be fun to hear from Features Editor how many hits these pages have each day)

    By the way….I am a 38 year old Norwegian nutcase going to 7 shows in total.

  34. i just bought my tickets to new york. and im 37 so dont feel old. ive never seen pink floyd or david live. i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. RE:

    Aaarrrgghhh! It’s so distressing to read of everybody’s great joy at obtaining their tickets to David’s shows. Here I am stuck at the bottom end of the world, with a young family to raise and just an average salary to do it on. To attend one of David’s concerts is just a far-fetched dream for me at this stage, therefore I live in hope that one day his family and other commitments will allow him to make a trip to the Southern Hemisphere to give his most remote fans the thrill of a lifetime. We’d be sure to give David the welcome of a lifetime.

    Respose:

    I am in the same boat like most other people. Personally I would rather meet David Gilmour in person by accident than to attend one of his shows. A handshake with the Great Man would be memorable.

  36. We are investigating your claims about certain ticket sellers and will let you know what’s going on when we have some news. Thanks to everyone for their comments on this important issue. I’m sure it’s helping other fans to keep calm. It really is not unusual to get your tickets so late. Keep sharing your concerns here – you’re not alone.

    To The Dude and Jaime: I hope you can come to some agreement with tickets. Please note that we wouldn’t normally post e-mail addresses or encourage trades, but we wanted to help you out with a possible swap. Good luck with that.

    I’m not sure how many hits we’re getting, but it’s a lot. Long may it continue. 🙂

    Thanks again, everyone.

  37. Hi,

    I was one of the lucky 250 who were eligable to buy tickets for Manchester/Glasgow.

    Following an excited “woohoo!” when the email arrived, I quickly clicked on the link to purchase the tickets before some other Gilmour fan nabbed them 🙂

    Then I couldn’t believe what I saw – not that the tickets had sold out, but that two tickets would cost a whopping 108 pounds!

    How can you justify such a high price?

    I hope David enjoys playing in Manchester again – I first saw him live at Maine Road in 1988. I won’t be seeing him in 2006 🙁

  38. I have tickets for RAH on 30th May, but would rather have tickets to Manchester. Anyone willing to swap??

  39. Hi,
    I’m 50 old (too old?) and I saw PF 10 shows… yes yes!… but, or you are fool, or you’re not…
    Oh, by the way, if I could meet the Great Man, I think I would kiss his hands… but, or you are fool…
    Ikkar

  40. Hi everyone I’m a 51 year old Floyd veteran and first saw them in early Feb 1972. The awesome ‘eclipse’ tour that later became slightly better known as ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’. As very few had heard any of this music as it was before the press launch later that month, it was a very memorable and unique experience. I have followed David’s musical output avidly but must admit get most excited when he picks up his red ‘strat’ and belts out some of the most amazing breaks I’ve had the privilege to hear. I can’t wait for his new album and have his first 2 on vinyl, you can’t beat it!! I’m hoping the gig in Manchester is as heartstopping as I am sure it will be..but not in a literal sense !!!! Can’t wait, haven’t been this excited since busting through puberty!

  41. i wasn’t lucky with the ticket race so i know how you feel warren, even though i live in the uk and have more chance to see him than you do. enjoy the shows everyone who will be going to manchester and glasgow. i’m 22 by the way!

  42. got my tickets for manchester, cant wait to here the new album, if dave plays comfortably numb i think ill drop on the floor and die. never herd it live live before.cant wait chufty!!!!!!

  43. YEAAAAA my girlfriend and me have got a pair of tickets for glasgow. Thats so great! I cant believe it yet.
    The last weeks we tried to get tickets for germany, but the prices on ebay are exorbitant.
    And so we decided to spend our money for a glasgowholiday + sweetest bonbon ever…..DG live:>
    Dear Dave, thank you very much for adding the two gigs. We cant explain how happy we are about it, but be sure it’s enough for the whole year:>
    Best regards from germany

  44. I got through to Glasgow SECC ticket office at 09:02 and was told NO availability.
    I tied both methods of ticket booking, online & phone but kept getting busy messages.
    Girls on telephone at SECC office said most of the tickets were sold online and they did not have a lot to sell???

    Very upset as this was a birthday present for my fiance.

    Regards

    Angela

  45. I feel your pain Angela. First off, on the one day of the year I need my office internet to be available, it was u/s until 9.20. That same time, I finally got through to the SEC booking office to be told everything was sold out. I would’ve been hugely miffed to be told that at 9.02!
    It’s doubly galling that the tix are on ebay by 10am! These people must be the first against the wall when the revolution comes!

  46. Glasgow – well they went fast didn’t they!

    My wife and I were lucky enough to get 2 pairs of tickets allocated for Glasgow – great news. We saw David at Festival Halls and he very kindly gave us tickets for the aftershow party – it was a great evening.

    This time we are taking the family which is 3 children so I am one ticket short. No problem thought I, foolishly. I will get the extra ticket when it goes on general release as long as I get it first thing. I was on the site before 9am – and immediately the website stopped behaving due to the demand on it. However, I was also on the phone at the same time and got through to an advisor at about 9.04 – thinking I could get a ticket near the front so we can then work out seating arrangements for the 5 of us – nearest ticket rear stalls, if I wanted 3 tickets as an alternative the nearest group of 3 was at the top of the auditorium – pretty high up she told me.

    So on the basis that if I suggest one of us doesn’t go my wife will probably suggest that person is me, I am going to have to get a ticket on the open market – but nothing’s going to stop what will be an inspirational night.

    That said – FANTASTIC – I’m taking my family to see David play. Having been to loads of concerts in my time the last time I saw him play is in my top 5 concerts along with Deep Purple’s return concert at Knebworth in 85, Fish’s Hogmany concert in Edinburgh, Magnum’s storytellers night at the Hammy O, Marillions Garden Party in 86 and on.

    Really looking forward to this. David I will obviously ensure the children know all the words to the new album before they come – I hope smile is on the album as it is a lovely song.

    Andy

  47. thank you ,david.
    got tickets this morning for glasgow.cannot wait to spend the evining enjoying your music live.
    been too long since you were last in scotland.

  48. Dearest David, Just got my tickets for the Clyde Auditorium,( sold out in a half an hour). THANK YOU “SYD” I KNOW YOUR WATCHING !!! This will be the 4th time, I have seen david LIVE 3 with FLOYD, Sorry for reminiscing. I hope the under 25″s realise what this human being as done for the music world, you will all probably know this I know you will DAVID GILMOUR is a GENIUS. Im only 38. It was just so wonderful to see David, Roger, Nick and Richard all together again also a feeling “SYD” was there too. Happy birthday “SYD” we all love you, Your our diamond. SHINE ON Chris /Jane Fraser.

  49. What a joy to actually get some tickets this morning to Manchester. After much frustration from missing out on the Albert Hall dates and reserves, with added web problems this morning i thought my luck was out, but managed eventually to get two of the last tickets available. I think this was about 09.12!!
    In response to £55 a ticket – it may be a bit pricey, but I’d much rather pay this amount to see David than to regret not going because it was a few more pounds than i would have wanted to pay.
    Roll on May 26th

  50. I was lucky enough to get ‘Advance Booking’ tickets for Glasgow. I’m really looking forward to seeing David in such a small venue. The only other times I’ve seen “DG” in concert was at Earls Court (as a part of Pink Floyd), and there you really needed binoculars to see him.
    I’ve just got to try holding my breath for nearly 4 months before finding out exactly where I’ll be sitting! Still – sitting right at the back of the Glasgow gig will probably be closer to the stage than a centre seat in the stalls at Earls Court!

    I Just wish their was a way of stopping all the “none” fans from buying tickets to immediately sell on ebay at hugely inflated prices. This must prevent many real fans from being able to afford tickets and hence miss what will undoubtedly be an amazing concert.

  51. Myself and my best mate have managed to acquire tickets to see David at Glasgow. First time, was with Floyd at Earls Court 1994 but to be there in Glasgow will be special. I also seen Waters at Wembley Arena, reunited with Nick Mason which was also a special night ( pity you couldn’t make it then David ). I have been a major Floyd / Gilmour and Waters fan for as long as I can remember. Can’t wait !!!! Shine on !!!!

  52. Get it right up all the people who failed to get tickets for any of Davids tour dates. We are the proud owners of 4 tickets for Glasgow clyde auditorium. Many of our friends are envious and begging for a ticket, we wish to make a statement right now ” Back Off Pig Dogs “……

  53. ITS GREAT TO SEE GLASGOW BEING INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR,REMEMBER WHEN ALL GREAT BANDS/ARTIST WOULD NEVER HAVE MISSED A CHANCE TO PLAY THE GREENS/APOLLO VENUE,(SEE THE EXCELLENT WEB SITE), IN GLASGOW. I WAS AT MY FIRST CONCERT THERE(HAWKWIND) WHEN I WAS 14,IVE SEEN SOME BIG NAMES THERE.AC/DC, WHITESNAKE, ZZ TOP, OZZY,AND LOADS MORE, IM NOW 40 AND STILL HAVE HAIR AND STILL GOING TO GIGS, AND NEVER HAD MUCH HASSLE GETTING TICKETS UNTIL RECENT YEARS.
    WHICH BRINGS ME TO THE POINT OF THIS NOTE.
    TOUTS ON EBAY.WHETHER A BUISNESS OR JUST JOE BLOGGS TRYING TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK.
    I DO UNDERSTAND THERE MAY BE MANY GOOD REASONS FOR PLAYING SMALLER VENUE,S.
    HOWEVER THIS DOES CREATE DEMAND FOR TICKETS.ESPECIALY WHEN ITS SOMEONE LIKE DAVE GILMOUR.
    SO BEFORE YOU TRY A TOUT ON EBAY OR ELSEWHERE.WHAT ARE YOUR BEST CHANCES? VERY SLIM!
    THE FIRST BEST, SEEMS TO BE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF A FAN CLUB FOR THE “REAL TRUE FAN ” THIS IS A GOOD IDEA BUT IS ALSO OPEN TO ABUSE, IF THE “TRUE FAN” IS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE DRAWN FROM THE BALLOT OR WHATEVER METHOD IS USED HE OR SHE WILL GO TO THE BALL. BUT SOME MEMBERS MAY ALSO HAVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO ARE ALSO MEMBERS AND ALL APPLY FOR TICKETS, ALTHOUGH A TRUE FAN WOULD WOULD NEVER SELL THIER TICKET OR ANY EXTRAS FOR PROFIT, BUT IT DOES SEEM THAT SOME “REAL TRUE FANS” WHO WISH PEOPLE LIKE ME NOT TO BUY TICKETS FROM TOUTS ON EBAY ARE GOING TO MORE THAN ONE GIG WITH TICKETS PURCHASED FROM MEMBER SITES WHICH HAVE BEEN BALLOTED, THUS OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SAME CLUB DOING WITHOUT. I DONT THINK DAVE GILMOUR OR WHOEVER, WOULD HAVE MEANT THIS TO HAPPEN. SOME MEMBERS ARE VERY OPEN ABOUT THIS FACT EVEN ON THIS VERY SITE.
    THIS LEAVES EVEN LESS TICKETS AND MORE PEOPLE NEEDING/LOOKING FOR TICKETS.
    OFFICIAL TICKET AGENTS.
    NORMALLY A WASTE OF TIME,SAME EXCUSE ALL THE TIME! PHONE LINES BUSY ,MOST SOLD ON INTERNET,WE ONLY HAD 100 AT BOX OFFICE, SITE CRASHES.BLA,BLA,BLA!AND SO ON.
    SO THE BEST METHOD, GET TO BOX OFFICE EARLY AND Q BEFORE THEY OPEN,TRY TO FIND OUT BEFORE HAND HOW MANY TICKETS THEY HAVE FOR PHYSICAL SALE ON THE RELEASE DATE THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT YOUR BEST CHANCE, FIRST IN CUE NO PROBS YOU MAY HAVE TO CAMP ALL NITE BUT SO WHAT IF YOUR A REAL FAN.TOUTS DO THIS AND ALSO PAY OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THIS FOR THEM.
    SO WHAT ABOUT THE TOUTS, GREEDY? SOME ARE.
    BAD,POOR, PURE RIPP OFF SERVICE? SOME ARE.
    EXSPENSIVE? ALL ARE SOME MORE THAN OTHERS.
    THE GOOD ONES GIVE YOU WHAT THEY SAY FOR A PRE-AGREED PRICE ITS UP TO YOU, AND WILL HELP FIND YOU A TICKET FOR THAT SOLD OUT EVENT IF YOU ARE A REGULAR CUSTOMER UNLIKE OTHER TICKET AGENTS .
    THE BIG BUISNESS,S THAT CAN CHANGE THIS PROBLEM DONT WANT TO OR DONT CARE THEY ARE ALL AWARE OF THE PROBLEM AND WITH CREDIT/I.D CARDS,PASSPORTS WITH PIN NO,S ect,I DONT THINK IT WOULD BE TO DIFFICULT TO COME UP WITH SOME SORT OF PLAN TO GIVE ENTRY TO THE ACTUAL SPECTATOR.
    THE TICKET CAN ONLY BE SOLD IF AN ACTUAL TICKET EXISTS.
    BY THE WAY I,VE JUST BOUGHT MY TICKETS FROM MY REGULAR AGENT/TOUT AND HE CHARGED ME £35 ABOVE FACE VALUE IM HAPPY TO PAY THIS AND IM A “REAL TRUE ROCK MUSIC FAN” NOT A MEMBER OF ANY FAN CLUB JUST A GUY THAT GOES TO GIGS. IVE SEEN NAZARETH WHO WERE LEAVING THE SAME WEEK TO PLAY IN JAPAN TO 20,000+ IN A SMALL HOTEL IN DUNOON WHERE ONLY ABOUT 40/50 WENT, TO THE MIGHTY AC/DC AT DONNINGTON WHERE ITS SAID THERE WERE OVER A HUNDRED THOUSAND. I,VE TRAVELED TO EUROPE, ALL OVER SCOTLAND AND UK TO HUNDREDS OF GIGS SO WERE ALL PISSED OF AT THE GREAT TICKET SCANDAL.BUT DONT NOISE UP EBAY.A LOT OF TIMES THEY ARE OUR ONLY SOURCE OF TICKETS. ASK THE PROMOTERS, THE GOVERNMENT, YOUR MP YOUR CONCERT VENUE,WRITE TO THE MUSIC PRESS THE RECORD LABELS THE PEOPLE MAKING THE MILLIONS, COMPLAIN ABOUT THE £3 PINT OF CRAPPY BEER,THE £4 BURGER,THE FULL PRICE TICKET FOR YOUR 12 YEAR OLD SON(THE FAN OF THE FUTURE) THE FIVER TO PARK YOUR CAR FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS AT THE VENUE. BUT PLEASE, UNTIL THE ABOVE IS IN THE FANS FAVOUR DONT TAKE AWAY WHAT IS OFTEN THE ONLY OPTION LEFT TO SECURE TICKETS.IF I CANT GET FROM OFFICIAL AGENT I,D RATHER BUY FROM EBAY WITH SOME FORM OF COMEBACK THAN FROM SOME STRANGER UP AN ALLEY WHO WILL SELL ME A FORGERY ,I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE MY FRIEND BOUGHT ONE WHEN WE WENT TO SEE FLOYD AT MAIN ROAD.SO IF YOU WANT REAL FANS TO SEE THERE FAVS LEAVE EBAY ALONE UNTIL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONTROL HELP THE FANS WHO MAKE THEM MILLIONS.THEY ARE THE ONES WHO CAN STOP US BEING RIPPED OFF. AND USE THE HEED EBAY ARE AN EASY TARGET AND EASY TO SHIFT THE BLAME TO.

  54. Hi Guys’ I’m genuinely really happy for the true fans on here that are going to the gig 😉
    I only found out about it today in the Sunday Mail an when I tried to buy tickets I was told that he had sold out on Friday!!!! I immediately looked on ebay only to find that the tickets were being sold for £250!!!!
    I cannot afford this.
    If anyone has tickets (1 or 2) for sale at a fair price I would be delighted to purchase them.
    I saw floyd in ’94 and was ‘blown away’ and I’m sure Davids’ concert will be every bit as good in May.
    I will drop in every day to see if there may be a chance of a ticket.
    Thanks and enjoy.
    Willie.

  55. yup, i’m one of the lucky few to get a pair for the glasgow show. at last, after all these decades a glasgow/scottish date. i’m so glad that gilmour has chosen relatively intimate venues with great acoustics and comfortable seating. i never did like the stadium shows in the 80s’. as for tickets scandals. i was looking up some usa ticket agencies. get this – one site was offering a pair of front row new york show tickets at a price of over $4000. this is insane. as for e-bay, well, i reckon as the time gets nearer to the shows the prices will escalate. so if you can afford it i’d buy now but i know many of us cant afford ebay prices even at this stage. this is a shame but unfortunately unavoidable. oh well.

    amir, glasgow

  56. I (think) I’ve managed to get tickets for the Glasgow concert. It was nerve wracking! I tried the phonelines first but they were constantly engaged and so eventually went on one website that crashed but managed to get them on the SECC website and they duly sent me a confirmation email. I am delighted – as I was gutted when I thought I’d missed the chance to see him (as the Albert Hall shows were sold out). Always wanted to see him in concert so thanks for the the extra dates giving me the chance to do so!

  57. I am delighted to be in the position of awaiting receipt of a ticket for the Glasgow Gilmour show (regardless of the fact that I live in Preston near Manchester).
    When Gilmour toured in 1984 or 85 tickets for London went so fast and I opted for a coach trip to Cologne to see him in Dusseldorf – Was anyone out there on the coach from London to Koln/Cologne where the driver played us DG’s 2 solo albums repeatedly?
    TOP TIP – When I first tried on-line for tickets for the Glasgow show – the system said no seats available – but not being greedy and only asking for one ticket paid off as further single seats became available on-line presumably as sales of blocks of 3 or 4 seats ‘freed up’ more single seats.

    Come on David dust down “Short and Sweet” for an old fan!

  58. Hi

    I did purchase 06 tickets for Milan Shows but Ticketone did not send me the confirmation mail, althougt my bank account was charged.

    I am travelling from Brazil to Europe (too far) just to see David alive and unfortunaletaly I am not sure if it will happening.

    I am afraid. Please help me.

    Sergio

  59. FANTASTIC!! GOT TICKETS FOR GLASGOW VIA THIS WEBSITE IV NEVER HAD THE OPPERTUNITY TO SEE THE GORGOUS DAVID LIVE ALTHOUGH I WAS VERY FORTUNATE TO BE AT LIVE8 WHAT A NIGHT!

  60. I’ve had the cash taken fro account for the Manchester gig and also a Paris gig, but as yet no tickets.
    Does anyone know when all tickets will be dispatched?
    It’s not too clear on any of David’s site.
    A bit of clarity please.

  61. I missed out on tickets for RAH on the 31st, have been trying the tickets agencies and ebay but no luck so far. Incredible prices and some very unscrupilous agents and ebayers out there.

    Looking for 2 tickets if anyone can help. Will pay good money.

    Dave

  62. Hello All

    Big Dillema! I have tickets for April 5th @ radio city (orch4 row LL) hot seat package… I found out 2 days after I got the tix that my sisters wedding is that night. I need to swap for the april 4th show…. Looking for a fair trade.. I’m will ing to throw in 2 seats for the may 31st show at RAH for 10% off face value as an incentive… I cant make that show either ( I chose to see them in amsterdam instead… Any help would be greatly appreciated… I really went all out for the NY show to see him up close I hope someone can help..

    -Joe

    You can reach me at youcanemail@gmail.com

  63. If anyone has a spare Manchester ticket, please contact me all i need is one ticket 🙁

  64. Hi

    I have one ticket for Glasgow (stalls row W) but can’t easily get to the show. I’m therefore looking for a swap for either Manchester or the first RAH night (can’t make the other two RAH nights.) Any takers? No I’m not selling it before anyone asks.

    -Steve

    [Let us know. Please remember that e-mail addresses will not be posted. I will e-mail Steve with your details myself. – Features Editor]

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