I’m getting reports that people can’t even access the list of Michael Jackson events on the Ticketmaster site…
However, you can jump past this stage of the process by using my show list – and each date is deeplinked straight through to the “select number of seats” page
Hopfully it will save you a few minutes of waiting…
Good luck to those of you still trying!
There are currently 5,365 Michael Jackson ticket auction listings over on eBay.co.uk (as I type at 09:34am), with prices being asked in the thousands
If you take a look at the “Completed Auctions” view (and then ‘Sort By Price’) you will see some pairs of tickets have gone for over £2,000
If you scroll down the eBay page, the highest a pair has sold for so far is £5,000 – although these were for Thriller VIP package tickets that would have cost £1,500 face value from Ticketmaster to begin with
» Click here to visit eBay
If you are struggling to find decent seats for Michael Jackson this morning – and you are prepared to pay over the odds, then check out viagogo
They are the Official Premium Ticketing Partner and Fan-To-Fan Exchange for Michael Jackson’s residency at London’s O2 Arena.
They also have premium position seats available to buy from their site this morning…
Tickets on average on viagogo start from around £190, so if you can’t get tickets on Ticketmaster this is a viable alternative to consider
If you check out my Show all MJ tour dates page I am also deeplinking each individual date straight through to the relevant page on viagogo
eg. Opening night of the tour: 8th August 2009
Click on the “sort by price” button on that page to see the Premium Blocks (ie. A1 A2 A3)
Ticketline have 15 dates on sale this morning (like Seetickets) – for dates in 2010
As I write (08:00am) they still have some availability for these shows — albeit in the less desirable 400’s blocks (TIER 4)
Blocks available were: 417, 415, 407, 416, 411
They seem to be going very quickly so I imagine Ticketline will be sold out in a few minutes too
» Buy now from Ticketline
Update: 10:52am: all the standard tickets are now listed as SOLD OUT. However you can book Thriller VIP Hospitality package tickets if you are prepared to pay £770. (Thriller VIP package in Ticketline’s case involves "Premium seats in 1st 20 rows of Block 101 in Tier 1"…. plus the usual goody bad/laminate/champagne offer. But let’s face it, the price of the package is really just for the location of the seats, not some additional gifts that probably have a retail value of about £10. lol )
Seetickets have now sold out of their allocation of Michael Jackson tickets
The links were on the front page – but now all you see is a screen of red text : “NOT AVAILABLE”
They only had 15 dates on sale, all for shows in 2010 – (January and February)
Here’s a tip for you trying to get Michael Jackson tickets this morning:
This doesn’t work if you use two windows/tabs of the same browser (eg. two Firefox windows) – but you can use two different browsers (eg. Firefox and Internet Explorer, or Firefox and Google Chrome) and this might give you a slight advantage while you are waiting for the 15 minute timer on Ticketmaster’s order page to count down!
If you try it with two Firefox windows you just get an error telling you to close one of them (sometimes after a 15/20 minute wait)
Update 07:39am – I’m trying a three-browser simultaneous attack combo of Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome… I’ll let you know how I get on… :)
Update: 08:16am after the longest “15 minutes” of my life, I finally got through using one of my three browsers (I knew keeping Internet Explorer on my system would be worthwhile one day lol). Got some average seats through the AMEX preferred seating thing
On the order page for Michael Jackson it promises preferred priority seating for American Express cardholders if you enter the customer services phone number on the back of your AMEX card
However when I enter the 11 digit phone number – 01273620555 – it doesn’t accept it!?
There is a problem with your request
* The password you entered is not in our system. Please try again. If you entered the password with spaces, please remove them and try again.
Anyone managed to get this to work?
Update 07:19am okay, on closer inspection I don’t think I am entitled to the priority .. I just have a standard AMEX card:
AMERICAN EXPRESS PREMIUM SEATING
Centurion, Platinum Card and British Airways American Express Premium Plus Cardmembers are eligible for ‘Premium Seating’ tickets. To purchase: in the password box, enter your 24 hour UK Customer Service phone number (11 digits) at the back of your Card.
Okay I just realised that normal American Express cardholders can just use the box above the Premium AMEX box.. so you should be entitled to a grab from a reserved allocation of tickets, not available to the general public if you have any AMEX card
Finally got through to the seat confirmation page… been offered “AMERICAN EXPRESS PREFERRED SEATING” of Block 110 Row D. Whilst they aren’t that great, they are probably the best seats I’ve been offered over the past 50 hours. Went ahead and booked them with my AMEX card.