Real shame this is mostly seated, not gonna bother now as i've missed whatever standing was available.

I've seen them twice in the Odyssey in Belfast, great gigs - but who the fuck wants to sit down and watch Priest?! I can stick on a classic Priest DVD in the house if i want a "seated experience" (and i can drink and smoke to my hearts content for next to nothing!)... i get they're an older band and attract an older audience, but fuck seated Metal gigs.

Real shame, I was looking forward to seeing again them as it's been 14 years since their last visit - but given neither Downing or Tipton are in the band, i don't see the point in getting rinsed to sit and watch a facsimile of a once great band.

Checked tickets for Glasgow, same bullshit but with "Platinum seating" price tiers - £112.30 for a half decent seat.

#33 May 05, 2023, 11:24:31 AM Last Edit: May 05, 2023, 11:30:04 AM by jobrok1
I nabbed a couple of seated tix.
Will probably take the young fella, so not an issue.

Plus... Saxon and Uriah Heep... Can't wait!
There's about 150 years of rockin' between them all.

Same as, tickets for myself and the young lad. Priest gig is a bucket list thing for me. One of my favourite band.

#35 May 05, 2023, 01:12:53 PM Last Edit: May 05, 2023, 01:23:32 PM by H
Standing is being increased. If you've bought seats you'll be contacted with the offer to swap if you want to stand.

Sentinel saying on their Instagram they'll be getting more standing next week too.

Quote from: Nixer on May 04, 2023, 02:54:13 PMShit line up. Saxon are just Anvil without a film.

Never heard of the other band.

Very unfair. Saxon do have a film of sorts.

I hate the dripped release of seats, at the moment if you go to buy tickets you can only buy on the lower tiers way off to the sides in blocks A and G. I'd rather sit in the middle on an upper tier I think than in the sidemost blocks.

Same with Iron Maiden, if you logged in at 0900 on the dot to buy seats you were punished for it because the (best) C, D and E block seats were released later presumably after nobody bought the platinum packages.

Quote from: Neuromancer on May 05, 2023, 11:09:10 AMReal shame this is mostly seated, not gonna bother now as i've missed whatever standing was available.

Standing available at the moment.

Yeah it's a pain in the hole practice alright. Definitely done that way for Ghost and Slayer there in recent years, if you hang on and check regularly a better block will pop up.

Wouldn't it make more sense to sell as many standing tickets first given the size of the floor space!?

Usually bands of these respective ages draw attendees who might not be capable of standing for a few minutes, never mind hours.

Is getting contacted about swapping for standing tickets just a random draw?

Bought two tickets at 10am Friday and there was no standing, got two seated instead, tried messaging Ticketmaster but haven't heard anything back yet.

Heard back from Ticketmaster and they told me I can't swap the seated tickets for standing ones because the seated tickets were more expensive.

You'd probably find someone on Facebook or the like that'd be willing to trade once it gets closer to the date, in metal groups or wherever.