Posted on the Frontier Facebook page not long ago are details of a VIP ticket sale for the coming Tool shows in Australia and New Zealand:
FOR DEDICATED FANS!
On sale to public Fri 12 Apr, 9am (local time)
Adding to the sheer power and force of a live performance that Tool ticketholders have to look forward to, those who purchase a VIP package will also receive:
– Access to sound-check with members of Tool
– Q+A session with Adam
– Exclusive merchandise pack including:
1. An exclusive Tool tour t-shirt
3. VIP laminate
4. Bag of goodies
(These items feature designs exclusive to the VIP package and are not available for purchase anywhere else)
– Early entry to the Floor (for GA ticket holders only)
*NOTE: the VIP package does NOT include an event ticket. Please ensure you have purchased your event ticket prior to purchasing your VIP package.
Packages go on sale from 9am local time, Friday 12 April and will retail for $504 + ticketing agency transaction fees.
I don’t like to editorialise too much, but $500 is an outrageous amount for this in my opinion. Still, no doubt there will be some takers.
Hahahaha! Oh my God! I can see ‘Children’ buying one in a flash…
They have no shame. “Cushy lifestyles.” Cunts…
wow, they must really think they are something special. give me a Fing break. this is wrong. even if it had a ticket in it i wouldnt pay that for this. BUT they dont even include a ticket! and if it came with an Opiate Reissue it would say that but ‘swag bag’ is cheap shit. stickers..keychains..it wont anything worth of real value. heck thats for the next cash grab. tools not what they use to be. shame on them!
Does the price include blow jobs from all members??? What a fucking joke!!
I thought the new album release would be the only thing to bring us all together and yet here we are all being agreeable and shit, on the same topic. Everyone agrees. This really is special. in a fucked up rip off way.
if people keep buying this shit, they will NEVER make another album.
Okay, so I know that I’m just echoing lots of other sentiments here but I want to say my piece, too. I fully understand that now, in 2013, Tool is a successful, established band and at this stage in their musical careers they more or less have culled a captive international audience that is willing to pay for this shit… but it really, truly rots mine and a lot of people’s opinions of them to see this kind of thing. Like even for the sake of putting forth a good image to many of their fans, can these guys just… Read more »
Not even a band like U2 would stoop that low and request $650 for a Meet and Greet.
Silly pricks. Only 4 studio albums released with a total of 20 million album sales. That’s a pinch of salt in comparison to other bands. Who do they think they are? The Rolling fucking Stones?
wow. this is pretty pathetic.
although if they’d included a ticket and put this up for sale BEFORE the initial ticket release i think they’d have done quite well out of it
Everyone calm down. This isn’t mandatory. You’re not gonna be forced to get a VIP ticket.
An over the top price on a VIP pass doesn’t make it ok to steal from them either.
this is kinda sad but not unexpected. lots of cheesie bands do this now… Mötley Crüe, Kiss. i can’t remember if TR did this on the wave goodbye tour but he may have.
t00l blew it up for a minute. all this band does these days is fleece fans and rest on their overrated laurels.
I can’t help but think this is their way to compensate for the loss of album sales. They are anti-piracy… You don’t have to buy a VIP ticket just like you didn’t have to buy the Opiate re-release. Piracy forces bands into awkward positions. I will not be priating the new album. As I said before, I’ll still buy a ticket to their show because god knows it’s probably the best live show out there and when the new album drops I’ll re-purchase all of them because mine are tattered and torn… (ok so let’s hear the backlash now because… Read more »
The Boss said Saying that they’re trying to mitigate future profit-loss is kind of ridiculous. They could prohibit that to begin with by, oh I don’t know, not being cunts? Puzzle said That’s probably the main reason people pirate music. The main reason people pirate music is because the bands are cunts? If that’s what you’re both saying then I’ll have to say THAT is ridiculous. People pirate music because it’s free and way way too easy and way way too addicting. I can understand pirating originally started because CD prices were out of fucking control and to spend $30… Read more »
For the record… I’m not saying that their pricing on this VIP shit is a good pricing. Nor am I saying that the re-release of Opiate had great pricing either. I didn’t buy the re-release of Opiate because of the price and I’m certainly not buying VIP shit at their shows if this is the pricing. $600 would allow me to buy tickets anywhere from 5-8 shows this year and see way more than TOOL. NIN is on tour for Christs’ sake! I’m simply saying… you don’t have to buy into it at all. Go to their show and be… Read more »
If you think about it… They may be trying to get fans to pay for the new album… They know they are going to lose sales on the album due to piracy no matter what so why not make us pay to get the new work out of them? I mean… I won’t pay until the new album comes out because I’m not stupid enough to waste $600 on VIP and $150 on a re-release of nothing new but someone elses artwork and a few sigs… but I guess some are? Fanboys or not… those guys are probably funding the… Read more »
Every piece of bickering in these comments I am okay with except for the people including piracy as ruining for artists and bands. For fucks sake, time and time again piracy has been shown having the opposite effect on sales than it is expected. The past 10 years piracy (yes, downloading music “illegally”) has contributed to the RAISE in recordsales. Sorry for losin’ my temper but shit, people have to find more valid points. As for the price of these tickets, it’s outrageous but I can’t say I care. The band has been disappointing in several ways when it comes… Read more »
TheBoss said They think it’s right and acceptable to charge AU$500 for a meet and greet. Every point you raised was valid, to a degree. But you’re missing the main one. We, as TOOL fans, of every colour, creed and so forth, are being ripped off for not being “dedicated fans”. We’re not coughing up the cash for a stupid meet-and-greet. And a fucking soundcheck. Honestly, who in their right mind, puts any stock in a fucking soundcheck? For that reason, this makes it right to pirate their work. They have pretty much said, in no uncertain terms, that they… Read more »
Boss, I think everyone gets it that you and tool are done (you say it in every other post). Yet, here you are. I also like how you group yourself in with other tool fans, you are not a fan, just a troll.
Um… fuck itunes… I simply use it to organize my music and not purchase music. PS- I don’t care if people call me out and yes I will call people out. Inevitable…. no I don’t hypocrite much. and did you read the post? I said it’d be awesome and I’d donate $5 towards a pool for a raffle to send someone in there and have them call Adam out… NICE!
What’s up with people not being able to read long groups of words by the way? Are you reading on your mobile? I’m not writing on a mobile. Thanks.
TheBoss said: “This forum sees so very talented people who continute to reap the rewards of their efforts. So how dare you say none of us produce any “art”? You smug fucking dick. You write a wall of fucking words with no real, concise, meaning, then accuse US of not producing “art”?”
@TheBoss “Oh wait… half of you don’t produce any art…” <—– 🙂 I said half of you so can you shut the fuck up you bitch? How's that for a fucking quote?
WOW! I didnt say anything about the inflated price of their re-issue, but this is getting a little too greedy. During a time when people are out of work, and even more so since the sequester, what does TOOL do…I’ve read comments were some people have said only “dedicated” fans buy this BS, but I would have to argue that all because someone has the money to buy this crap, doesnt make anyone more of a fan that someone that cant afford it. I’m starting to think that this is getting to the point were TOOL seems to be abusing… Read more »
So, I guess im not going to feel bad if and when their next album comes out and someone acquires it by different means.
April 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm
“So, I guess im not going to feel bad if and when their next album comes out and someone acquires it by different means.”
Z-You shouldn’t. People will pirate it no doubt and there’s nothing that can be done about it. All you have to do is make your decision. Will you or won’t you? Don’t answer that out loud just do what you want when the time comes.
BlindandCynical Said: April 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm “I already bought 4 bitches. Probably wont even ask a question, that sound check is going to be AMAZING! AWW U MAD BRAH? get a better job. you guys act like this is LIFE CHANGING money…. it’s not. Why do you think its $500? because they don’t want Poor people there. They only want the beautiful people. Have fun getting in the venue with the General Public. VIP – Very Important Person.” Z-HAHA! Did you say “BRAH?”? What a fucking dick bag you are. Hope that sound check is life changing for… Read more »
$650($650 with the concert included) is really not that much money, but there is no way anyone could see $650 worth of value in this show/experience. The buyers of this package must be well heeled in that they’re paying $650 for something that last less than a couple of hours. I could afford to do this, and I’m many others here could afford to do this too, but there is nowhere near $650 worth of value in this. To me it’s not actually about the amount money their asking for this ‘experience’, it’s the lack of value. If TOOL actually… Read more »
@Salty Balls Typical mindless drone you are. Who still brings up Rush Limbaugh and Fox News? That is so fucking 90’s. AS IF CNN, MSNBC and NPR aren’t all propaganda as well. You left/right paradigm zombies are a fucking disgrace to the human race. You actually think you’re on some “winning” side, but you are just as blind as the assholes you point the finger at. I own a shotgun, and yes, i SHOOT it. That doesn’t make me a douchebag republican, and I sure as hell wouldn’t identify as a democrat. Only a fucking mind dead retard would vote… Read more »
I would LOVE to fucking read some of your poetry. Would be the funniest shit i read all year.
you state that music is subjective and then say there is no way Tool is top 5 bands. way to understand your own words and what they actually MEAN.
Led Zeppelin….pffft. fuck those guys. Another overrated tightjeans band with the worst vocals in rock history.
Subjective, so you can’t refute it. Idiot.
please stop the false equivalencies at once. and NPR isn’t propaganda.
also bragging about your shotgun makes you a republican in my book. but it’s not the issue here. lets get back to bitching about t00l!!
hellboy. you’ve got a fine site here. in full disclosure I’m a toolnavy guy and firmly in the kabir camp (I always support Americans first). but it’s been a lot of fun coming here and reading the constant bitching regarding the laziest rock band on the planet.
To all the crybabies that come to this website to spread negative shit about the band they love so dearly that its turned to hate, keep it going….it’s pure entertainment to dismantle your ridiculous statements about music, Tool, and how much things “should” cost…. You guys complain at the lowest common denominator level, which is easy to do on the internet. At this point i would like to request you come up with something other than : *STUPID TOOL CHARGE MONEY, WHAAAAAA!!!! *STUPID TOOL SCREWING WITH US MAN, THEY LIED!!!!! *STUPID TOOL, THEY’RE NOT EVEN THAT GOOD, THATS WHY I… Read more »
you put value in airliner tickets. some bloke will put a life changing value on meeting adam jones.
humans are all different, with different value sets. get to know this, you’ll be more at peace with life.
@smithersSOCAL well, then you are a brain dead idiot. if you can’t comprehend how NPR ispropaganda, you are in a world of fucking illusion, buddy. you are so behind the curve in understanding the world that it is no wonder you equate gun ownership with “republican”, because well, NPR delivered that message and you bought it, hook, line and sinker. You may want to try drawing outside the lines and stumble upon some original thoughts. You’re mind is filled with absolute lies and bullshit, and its ugly as fuck to think how limited your perception of reality must be. Holy… Read more »
Flame wars with retards is well. retarded.
I actually dont listen to NPR, just baiting you. and like a sucker you took it hook like and sinker. If I was in a famous band, and you weren’t a loser with no $$$. I’d sell you an overpriced EP and an expensive Q&A with one member of my band.
How did i get baited with NPR? you don’t seem to understand something….
All news outlets are propaganda who get their scripts from the pentagon, CIA and government, and or/hollywood. Sorry you’re not up to date with reality.
Fuck Fox News, but also Fuck MSNBC. there, free of the left/right paradigm. try it sometime.
And when I named those bands, those are just an example. I’ve been to many, many shows in my 35 years of life. Including a few operas. I’ve seen Tool 3 times, which isn’t many but I can tell you, each time was an experience. I’ve seen NIN 4 times. Trent is also a genius (I LOVE NIN) but there is some stuff he’s done that doesn’t interest me. Not like Tool. There is not one song they’ve done that I don’t love. And I’m sure there are 1000’s of others like me. I think they are trying to keep… Read more »
DRURY said @ crowboss you put value in airliner tickets. some bloke will put a life changing value on meeting adam jones. humans are all different, with different value sets. get to know this, you’ll be more at peace with life. Meeting a guitarist from a band can be seen as “life changing”? HA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA HA HAHA… Read more »
To each their own.
Typical hipster. Afraid of guns. Follow the trend and believe the propaganda.
So anyone that owns guns is a gun-nut. I see. Did you hear that from Chris Matthews or NPR? did your lord and savior obama tell you that?
Fucking typical. I hope some piece of shit home invades you.
Have they ever actually done this before and has anyone here been to a sound check? Just curious if it’s just a few mins of them dicking around or if they actually play songs
SO, you close the thread because of some mis-guided fuck twat that comes in here and makes a dumbazz analogy to members bitching about the price fucking that tool has done recently to an act of violence towards their partner…WEAK AS FUCK!