Getting Concert Tickets
Once upon a time, if you wanted great concert tickets, you had to wait in line all night. If you wanted cheap concert tickets, you had to know someone who knew someone in the industry. Thanks to the Internet, anyone today can get great concert tickets at a great price. All it takes is some know-how, some determination, and maybe a bit of luck. If you are interested in concert tickets, you have a much greater chance of getting good tickets if you know well in advance what tickets you want. You should check the website of your favorite artists for upcoming tour dates. As soon as you learn of concert dates, you should start planning to buy tickets. Well in advance, you may want to join the artsit's fan club, online newsletter or mailing list, or the online newsletters of ticket vendors such as Ticketmaster. All these online sources can deliver ticket information, ticket deals, and best of all, presale ticket options that allow you to buy tickets before they go on sale. This can net you better tickets and can ensure that you do get tickets. As soon as tour dates are announced, find out who is sponsoring the contest. These sponsors often give away free tickets or presale ticket opportunities. Radio stations that sponsor concerts often have tickets available for free well before tickets go on sale. Call your local radio station's promotions department or visit their website to find out. Find out who the primary ticketing vendor the concert is (it is usually Ticketmaster.com or Tickets.com) to check for concert tickets. Before tickets go on sale, find out about the venue and decide where you want to be seated. Print off the seating arrangements of the venue and have them handy when ordering concert tickets to ensure good seating. If you buy your concert tickets online, be sure the web site is reputable and bears a seal of approval from the Better Business Bureau, Verisign or other similar organization. This will ensure that your concert tickets are real, that your payment information is kept private, and that you will not be disappointed in your concert tickets. Look for sites such StubHub.com that offer a 100% guarantee on concert tickets. If you just care about good concert tickets, there are online retailers that offer great seats at very high prices. Be cautious with these vendors and be sure you are getting real concert tickets that deliver what they promise.