Well shit. This morning marked only the second time in my life I have freaked out over concert tickets. The first was the day when Morrissey's NYC Apollo Theater tickets went on sale. With a phone in each hand while constantly hitting refresh on my laptop, I scored a pair for one of the Moz nights, which was definitely one of the greatest concerts I have ever seen. It is no secret that I am an obsessed Radiohead fan. Although I was a fan of theirs from '92 on, seeing them perform during their OK Computer tour at the Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas was one of those life-changing moments for me. So, for obvious reasons, I was on edge as we hit 10am this morning - the moment when their upcoming NYC shows went on sale. Now, we don't have an official statement from Ticketmaster, but I would have to say that tickets sold out in thirty seconds. Or less.
Once the tickets were officially on-sale, I clicked to buy my two tickets, where I was put on virtual hold while it searched. I must have been .05 seconds late, as by the time the ticket request was completed, the sucker was sold out. DAMNIT! To add insult to injury, when I tried one more time - just in case - the security phrase that Ticketmaster requires you to type in when searching for tickets, which I am assuming is just randomly generated, just happened to be "defeat". OK Ticketmaster, I get it.
All is not lost, as another batch of tickets for their other tour dates go on sale tomorrow morning. Don't forget to set your alarm clocks!
Radiohead Dates On Sale Tomorrow:
06.01.06 - Philadelphia, PA (Tower Theatre - on sale 5/6)
06.02.06 - Philadelphia, PA (Tower Theatre - on sale 5/6)
06.04.06 - Boston, MA (Bank Of America Pavilion - on sale 5/6)
06.05.06 - Boston, MA (Bank Of America Pavilion - on sale 5/6)
06.07.06 - Toronto, ON (Hummingbird Center - on sale 5/6)
06.08.06 - Toronto, ON (Hummingbird Center - on sale 5/6)
06.19.06 - Chicago, IL (Auditorium Theater - on sale 5/6)
06.20.06 - Chicago, IL (Auditorium Theater - on sale 5/6)
06.26.06 - San Diego, CA (Bayside - on sale 5/6)
06.27.06 - San Diego, CA (Bayside - on sale 5/6)