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Hansi

European Tour VIP ticket packages cancelled! WTF!

Received this e-mail from Artist Arena about half an hour ago:

Quote:
Hello Iced Earth Fans;



We are regretfully informing you that due to the co-bill and size of the venues on the European tour, Iced Earth will no longer be able to offer the VIP experience ticket.  You are being refunded in full to the credit card used to purchase your package(s).  Regular admission tickets are still available through normal venue ticketing outlets.



We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused.



Artist Arena


Well whoop-dee-fuckin'-doo! Lucky for me that I can MAYBE get a regular ticket after making and paying for all the travel plans to get from Finland to Sweden for the Stockholm show and paying for the hotel too. I can't get them refunded any more this close to the date but at least they apologize for any fuckin' inconvenience!!  Mad
Thorn

I got the email too Sad.
Aggelos Poneros

I got it too 2 minutes ago...
NOT FAIR!
Kanadwen

Guys, I'm truly sorry to hear this, this is very horrible news, I hope nothing has happened to the line up or anything. Maybe since there is no VIP, you might be able to wait a hour or so after the show and meet Jon, that's what I did with Blind Guardian and I met Hansi...which is oddly the original poster of this topic! Razz But yes, sorry to hear this guys!
The Wicked One

The VIP thing was a great idea but there were times that the venue would be fucking stupid and hinder everything. (As they did at Harpo's.)

This is also a different kind of tour.

Sry to hear about this but hey hopefully you show up and meet em early or afterwards.
Feaněs

WHAT THE FUCK; THEY CANT FUCKIN DO THIS; 'VE WAITED YEARS TO GET THE CHANCE SPEAKING WITH SCHAFFER; FUCK YOU ARTIS ARENA , i hope you burn in hell, motherfuckers


it IS not fair, not now, I really BELIEVED it!  fuck it man, I'm near crying...
paranoidmexican

Sad

stalk the tourbus
Aggelos Poneros

Feaněs wrote:
WHAT THE FUCK; THEY CANT FUCKIN DO THIS; 'VE WAITED YEARS TO GET THE CHANCE SPEAKING WITH SCHAFFER; FUCK YOU ARTIS ARENA , i hope you burn in hell, motherfuckers


it IS not fair, not now, I really BELIEVED it!  fuck it man, I'm near crying...


Agree.
Tainted Innocence

paranoidmexican wrote:
Sad

stalk the tourbus


screw that,jus go jump into it and ride along for the whole tour!
Set Abominae

Man, this is just like the bullshit I was given about the interview. Fuck their tour manager, seriously.

Jon Schaffer, if you're reading this right now, get a new tour manager! If it wasn't for him, my dreams would have come true for meeting you. All the people who PAID an extra 25-50 bucks for MEETING your band should have the chance to do so.

THIS SUCKS BALLS!!!
Kanadwen

There has to be a way to contact Jon.......without reaching him through his official forums! Razz
Set Abominae

Kanadwen wrote:
There has to be a way to contact Jon.......without reaching him through his official forums! Razz


@Adam, did you ever call those phone numbers?  Laughing
Aggelos Poneros

Anyone got th money back? :s
Hansi

Aggelos Poneros wrote:
Anyone got th money back? :s

Not yet, no.  Mad I did contact Artist Arena on Friday about this though and they said the money would be refunded during the next week so we'll see...  Rolling Eyes


And I agree about Jon needing to get a new tour manager... I almost sent the management company some hate mail already when I heard about this cancellation  Laughing
FrozenCandle

You just can't imagine my disappointment when I got this mail. Few days before they ask you which T-shirt size you need and the they just cancel it all.
I was looking forward to meeting them since I bought the ticket two and a half months ago,I even planned what to ask them.
Just not fair. Sad
Tainted Innocence

wwwwhooooaaaaa,
frozencandle is totally gorgeous XD


anyways,
back on subject...what is the exact reason for them canceling them?
i read the first post but i don't get it...
The Wicked One

Tainted Innocence wrote:
wwwwhooooaaaaa,
frozencandle is totally gorgeous XD


anyways,
back on subject...what is the exact reason for them canceling them?
i read the first post but i don't get it...


Heres a breakdown.
(my theory #1)
Saxon and IE is a Co-headline Tour, meaning that both bands either travel together (same transport, same hotels same shit) together or just move at the same time to insure the safety an punctuality, of the tour.

Opening-lower support can be replaced quickly or not at all, they continue the show without batting an eye. A co-headline is twice the potential to a FUBAR situation.

(My theory #2)
Saxon/tour promotion did not want to deal with it. Not dissing Saxon just pointing out a possibility.


[My Theory #3 (and has more support)]

The blunders of the management both merch/Venue, have put too much of a strain to organize these VIP things properly.
FrozenCandle

Tainted Innocence wrote:
wwwwhooooaaaaa,
frozencandle is totally gorgeous XD


anyways,
back on subject...what is the exact reason for them canceling them?
i read the first post but i don't get it...



1. Thnx  Embarassed

2. I believe that they're just to lazy to hang out with us for 10 minutes and I don't expect any money back.
Kanadwen

Tainted Innocence wrote:
wwwwhooooaaaaa,
frozencandle is totally gorgeous XD


Yea, yea yea yea yea, agreed. Razz
paranoidmexican

like i said, stalk the tourbus and rough em up for cancelling the VIP package Wink

although i wouldn't pick a fight with them those guys can kick my ass. not to mention their crew can join in....:S
Aggelos Poneros

FrozenCandle wrote:

2. I believe that they're just to lazy to hang out with us for 10 minutes and I don't expect any money back.


huh?
Set Abominae

Kanadwen wrote:
Tainted Innocence wrote:
wwwwhooooaaaaa,
frozencandle is totally gorgeous XD


Yea, yea yea yea yea, agreed. Razz


Alright guys, wipe that drool from your mouth and get your lip of the floor Wink









But yeah, agreed
paranoidmexican

talk about the tour shit, not how hot frozencandle is, take that to general discussion or the photos section jeez
Kanadwen

Wink
The Wicked One

paranoidmexican wrote:
talk about the tour shit, not how hot frozencandle is, take that to general discussion or the photos section jeez


but weve been doing both.

like if we are going to the tour WITH her. this hypothetical thought process keeps her involved Cool
Set Abominae

Just sent this to the webmaster

Quote:
I know this has nothing to do with your affiliation of Iced Earth whatsoever, and I understand that you are only the webmaster, and I also understand you must be a very busy person in order to manage for a band such as Iced Earth. But I'd just like to give my two cents about this and maybe you could level with me.

I'm a resident of the US. I am also a member of Minions of the Watch, a free forum on the web for IE. I saw Iced Earth in Portland, OR when they came in October. It was my first Iced Earth show and I have to say I was quite impressed. Sadly I wasn't able to come up with the funds to purchase a VIP ticket but I indeed wanted to.

Two months after I purchased the tickets [1 month before the actual show] I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to meet and interview Jon Schaffer for LivingForMetal.com. I was extremely excited! I told all my friends and family that I was going to meet my hero! LivingForMetal told me to give them my cell phone number, my name and my birthdate. I was to bring photo ID and my phone with me so the tour manager could contact me.

This did not happen, however. The tour manager failed to contact me and I was not able to get my interview. However, I got over this once Iced Earth came out on stage. I had a great time at the show and I almost forgot everything about the interview, besides the bad news I had to bring home to LivingForMetal.

Two months later, a few friends of mine that went and saw IE and also bought VIP tickets said it was a quick, "Hey, my names [blank] sure I'll sign this, get out" kind of thing.

Now, four months later, I see this post on Minions of the Watch:

Received this e-mail from Artist Arena about half an hour ago:

Quote:
Hello Iced Earth Fans;

We are regretfully informing you that due to the co-bill and size of the venues on the European tour, Iced Earth will no longer be able to offer the VIP experience ticket.  You are being refunded in full to the credit card used to purchase your package(s).  Regular admission tickets are still available through normal venue ticketing outlets.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused.

Artist Arena


Well whoop-dee-fuckin'-doo! Lucky for me that I can MAYBE get a regular ticket after making and paying for all the travel plans to get from Finland to Sweden for the Stockholm show and paying for the hotel too. I can't get them refunded any more this close to the date but at least they apologize for any fuckin' inconvenience!!  Mad

I am appalled at how this tour manager is managing things. I understand things come up, but the cancelled interview, the short VIP meetings when meaningful meetings were promised, and now the cancelled VIP tickets for Europe, I am utterly disappointed.

Is there any way you can explain this?
Kanadwen

Usually the webmaster is a company, handled by different employees given at a certain time, or it could be one person, who doesn't give a shit about any of the fans because he also runs 50+ other band sites. Tough job. I'd also send it to their official Myspace page, and let Mexicano post it on their official forums. Get the fucking fan's voices heard!
Hansi

So has anyone gotten their credit card refund for the tickets yet...? Still nothing for me or my brother and I sent a second e-mail about the matter to Artist Arena today Mad
Kanadwen

I also know (in America) if you don't get something you originally paid for, and they still charge you, you can talk to your bank about an unauthorized charge (if your credit card is also with your bank, kinda like a credit+check card), and they will take it off.
Aggelos Poneros

Hansi wrote:
So has anyone gotten their credit card refund for the tickets yet...? Still nothing for me or my brother and I sent a second e-mail about the matter to Artist Arena today Mad


Nothing yet.
And they don't want to answer on my e-mails...
Bastards.
Thorn

Hansi wrote:
So has anyone gotten their credit card refund for the tickets yet...? Still nothing for me or my brother and I sent a second e-mail about the matter to Artist Arena today Mad


My friend got it back, I'm still waiting  Very Happy
Aggelos Poneros

Thorn wrote:
Hansi wrote:
So has anyone gotten their credit card refund for the tickets yet...? Still nothing for me or my brother and I sent a second e-mail about the matter to Artist Arena today Mad


My friend got it back, I'm still waiting  Very Happy


I also got it back.
FrozenCandle

I also got it today Smile

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