The U2 concert in Chicago today was cancelled. Tickets for this concert were sold back in January nearly 6 months in advance! Somebody got to use alot of money for nothing. They are not refunding but rather having you hold on to your tickets for some future rescheduled date. People took vacations or scheduled the day off. This was to be an outdoor concert so buying that far in advance you are hoping that is does not rain. Today is a "beautiful day" for a U2 no-show.
My question is: Do you buy tickets that far in advance?
That is strange they are not refunding. Usually they give you the option.
That's pretty strange especially for U2 because they are a religious band even though their music really good. I'm surprised that they didn't refund. Maybe the might of re-scheduled it.
If I know I really want to go somewhere, I always buy tickets as soon as the sales begin.
I don't go too concerts very often, I prefer festivals. I know some I go to each summer. An example is Rock Werchter (http://rockwerchter.be). Sometimes a band cancels, but the line up is always so awesome and got loads of alternatives.
Have a look at back of ticket for terms and conditions
they didnt show first time, you may be able to get a refund if you cant make the next gig, however complain in writing i.e email as soon as you can to get the date registered and your concern raised.
As the date has only changed the terms have not been changed and so U2 owe you a concert which they have to honour to complete the terms of your purchase of the ticket.
Booking hotels etc, travel i dont think is covered as U2 only charged you for a concert all subsequent loss is not able to be claimed.
Anyone else agree or disagree
Only buying tickets in advance (or THAT far in advance) if there is a favorite band or singer in concert.
Got a similar feeling to you, when Scooter should have concerted back in July...then a few days -literally- before the concert should have taken place they cancel the whole thing, postponing it to the end of September >___>
Well now I see at least this was lucky, since it wasn't totally canceled ^^;
But still, I think that when a band signs up for a tour, they should take good vacations beforehand and not postpone/cancel concerts so suddenly, some people indeed go to great lengths to have a day off then they see everything re-scheduled or canceled...oh well. *pats*