Monday, February 11, 2008

R.E.M., Pollstar

R.E.M. has added more dates, but not in St. Louis as yet. *frets*

Tom Petty's at what I persist in thinking of as Riverport Amphitheater in August, and tickets already went on sale. Seems like when I was younger and even poorer, we'd hear about upcoming concerts, then weeks later tickets would go on sale. (and we'd call ticketmaster and hit 'redial' for 45 minutes at best and a couple of hours at worst!) These days we hear about a concert and it's like "and tickets go on sale tomorrow! No time to decide! Don't even get me started on the presales and fan clubs and passwords and stuff. By the time tickets go on sale to the general public, they've been on sale for weeks.

Anyway, I sent an e-mail to Pollstar lamenting their cessation of service, and got a response:

We are in the midst of a total site redesign and expect that with it's
launch sometime later this year that a new Premium subscription product
will be introduced. In the meantime, we hope that you will be able to
use our Free Auto Notify service to keep you up to date on your 10 most
important artists or venues.
Thank You For Using Pollstar!

So yay! It can't come to soon. I'd pay substantially more than the $10 a year they were charging.