After a successful trial as part of the Australian tour last year, it appears that Tool will be continuing VIP tickets for shows in the US in this upcoming tour. Details are a little sketchy, but it appears ticket swill go on sale via Toolarmy and Toolband the day before public sales.
No price has been announced yet (I’m guessing around $300 based on the Australian prices), but this is what you get for your money:
– One (1) VIP ticket for admission to concert show
– Entry for one (1) to the VIP area in the venue
– Access for one (1) to sound check with members of Tool
– Q+A session with Adam Jones
– Exclusive merchandise pack including:
1. An exclusive Tool tour t-shirt
3. VIP laminate
4. Bag of goodies
Disclaimer/restriction terms will be posted in the web stores along with purchase details.
Details on the sale of these packages:
We will do a very limited number of the VIP pack pre-sale for Portland, Eugene and San Francisco on Thursday (23rd). This will be on Toolarmy.com at 10:00am PST
and then on Toolband.com at 3:00pm PST.
Then we will do another small number of VIP pack pre-sales for Spokane and Reno on Friday (24th) at 10am PST on Toolarmy.com and 3pm PST on Toolband.com.
Seems like a better deal cause this one includes an actual concert ticket. That also means the price might be higher.
Oh hellz yeah
maybe since australians dont get the tool experiance like north america has they realize they cant milk it that badly. i dont know. but i wouldnt bother with that package. its funny how they didnt list the price. it is sorta normal but still funny.
ghey… plus adam deleted me on facebook so ims still bitter. haha
I don’t think it’s some vast conspiracy theory – they probably just haven’t finalised the details of what to charge. Considering it’s on sale in a couple of days time I expect it’ll be out very shortly.
Sounds to me like the VIP experience is pretty much the same as the Aussie one. Price and value discussions aside, everyone who I spoke to who attended one of these was really happy with the experience.
Is it possible to get a refund or sell my VIP tickets to San Francisco show?
That would be a better question for someone at Toolband. My advice is that you contact them directly.
How tough is getting these tickets without toolarmy access? How’s the ordering off toolband? Are there usually tickets left by that time.
I don’t think anyone can really answer that question except for the band. We don’t know how limited they are, but I’d be surprised if there were only around 50 per show. We also don’t know if any are being reserved for Toolband, or if TA members can potentially buy the whole allocation. Depending on the price, they could sell fast, but then again I don’t remember them selling out at the Australian shows (the $500 cost was a significant barrier for many I expect). My thought is that if you’re willing to throw $3-400 (or perhaps more) on a… Read more »
Do you know if toolarmy members can buy more than one? I would love to score VIP, but if I can’t get two, my husband might divorce me 🙁
I am wondering the same thing, I just recently became a member of Toolarmy and I’m not to familiar with all its inner workings. A friend and I are looking to both get the VIP package but I am the only one with TA account. Will I be able to buy two or do we both need our own separate accounts? Any suggestions or help as to how the ordering process on TA is held would be greatly appreciated as well. Have be ready to go by 10AM tomorrow morning, I can barely contain my excitement. Thanks Hellboy and everyone… Read more »
No idea – I’ve asked Blair though. I suspect that each TA member will be able to get one ticket plus a guest.
That would make sense. Have you ever gotten tickets through TA? is it pretty straight forward?
Buying stuff on TA is pretty easy. I think the biggest issue will be demand. I expect the tickets will be priced highly enough that most will be put off, but for shows in bigger towns such as SF I’d expect tickets may sell quite quickly.
There’s certainly lots of people talking about getting VIP tickets. As to how many of these follow through when the price is announced is anyones guess.
Ok, just heard back from Blair, he doesn’t know what the limit will be, but he doesn’t think it will be 1 per person.
Thanks so much man! hopefully we are able to get 2. only reason for so many TA questions is because I’m relying on a buddy to make the purchase as I will be working.
I appreciate all your quick responses! I just made myself a proud member of fourtheye! great thing you have going here Hellboy!
Sweet! That’s what I wanted to assume, but you can never be sure. Thank you so much!
No limit on how many packages you can buy is the latest. If you wallet can take it, you can buy as many as you want!
where do we buy?!?!? Im on the website, there are no links! Please HELP!!
I was on at 10 and unable to find a link or where they were selling them. I checked the news area, tour area, and the store and nothing. Hmmm…
This is only my second post, but I have been a long time follower and am very appreciative of this site and of all your work Hellboy. I am from Atlanta but am 100 percent attending the Reno show with a friend. I am not sure if this is an appropriate forum for this, but I am throwing it out there nevertheless. If anyone lives in the area of Reno, I would be willing to buy their admission ticket in exchange for the lodging of my pal and I.
Hey (Sweating12) it’s at the Reno Events Center, you can get a room at Harrah’s for less than the price of a ticket probably. It’s only a few blocks away. I know this because I stayed there when I saw them at that same venue in 2012. Unless you’re looking to stay in the area longer than a night?
You can get rooms at the Silver Legacy for $59.99. It’s only blocks from the venue.
If its $300 with the entry ticket that is pretty good – wish that was the go in Australia.. but I still wish I went anyway. Glad it might become a regular so I will make sure I go next time!
HB, have you heard anymore about where the other shows will be?
Las Vegas, Phoenix and Cedar Park TX is what I’m hearing. None of them come from an especially reliable source though, so take with a grain of salt.
By the way,
Intronaut has been teasing a huge tour announcement for tomorrow. I would imagine they will be the opener.
Intronaut are touring Between the Buried and Me and Deafheaven in March, so I doubt they will be supporting.
HB, thanks for all ur hard work on this site. I check it as often as the main Tool page. I know you kind of answered this before, but I gotta ask. I live in Dallas and am trying to figure out if I need to get a ticket to the west coast or if I can wait it out for something anywhere closer. Do you know when other dates will be released? And is Cedar park a strong possibility? I just wish they would let us know before these tix go on sale so I can figure out what… Read more »
The Cedar Park one comes from someone claiming to know the owner. It’s second (possibly third) hand information, so who’s to say how legit it is.
No timetable for releasing other dates huh? Thanks again
None that I’ve heard. I’m sure dates will be posted on Toolband as soon as they are confirmed.
Thank you…for all you do for us rabid Tool fans.
For those who have purchased tickets on Toolarmy before, where did they show up? I’m guessing on the “tour” page next to the show date?
Anyone having luck with the vip packs? I don’t see them!
I logged on at 10:10 to toolarmy and don’t see the VIPs for sale. did they sell out already? or did they not get put up yet? did anybody get one?
I was logged in at 959 and then reloaded the page and nothing is in the bazaar, or on the main page, or the tour dates section. I don’t think they got it together, what a surprise (sarcasm). I wonder IF not when they will get it together today for TA.
when the opiate reissues were sold their it was pretty close to the time. so I figured it would be about the same. I’ll keep checking and see. I am just curious how much they cost.
I logged on at 10:05 or so, and there was no place even remotely showing they were on sale or had been on sale.
Not a fucking thing. I moved around a bunch of $$ for this. Fucking black Santa running their website apparently.
They’re up now – $500 a person… pretty steep but I’m sure it’s worth it to someone out there. Maybe Adam can get asked some good questions.
Are you on TA? I don’t see any links for purchasing tickets. Thanks!
Portland is already gone.
VIP tickets are in my cart but I’m stuck in an endless payment loop…my credit card better not be charged multiple times
Now it’s telling me out of stock….so fuckin pissed!!
Yup, same problem here
Same thing there. “Purchased” 3 times and just returns to credit card # page. I was trying to buy 2, were you trying to buy multiple?
did you see that they added more? If you want more than one, you just change the quantity after you add them to your cart.
Kdub that totally sucks!! ugh. tool website… im hoping to get mine tomorrow without a huge disaster. Anyone know where VIP seats for the show will be?
Heads up for anyone still looking: VIP for all 3 cities back in TA Shopping Bazaar as of right now, 1:13pm Pacific.
KDub, that sucks. Hope you are checking back in. See you there.
Hey Kittaan…I’m still trying, stuck in a payment loop
out of stock AGAIN!! I’m gonna blow a gasket
Finally got some thru the ToolBand.com site…what a day!
It was stressful this morning dealing with the website debacle but it came out good in the end. Hopefully they’ve worked out the issues for tomorrow’s VIP release.
was having the same issues. happened to see this post on a google search at exactly 1:13 – logged in and snatched up a VIP slot. Thanks @Naattik – Thanks Universe :))
Is there any information about what kind of seats VIPs get? It just says admission. Is there a VIP section? Thanks so much! This forum has been super helpful!
No specific information I’ve seen. I’d be surprised if they weren’t general admission.
I looked at the seating chart for Spokane, and they had the floor sectioned off, making it appear like there was no GA. Hmmm. After what I just had to go through to give them 1000 bucks, I hope they’re good seats! I am not interested in being in a pit full of fuck tards… Please let me know if you hear anything on this. Thanks.
I would imagine awesome seats included. The VIP packages with wine tasting for APC and Puscifer that were half the price included seats right up front, usually the first 5 rows or so. It’s much better to fuck the POS scalpers who buy the best tickets and mark them way up instead of working a real job.
hope they put up more for Portland
I had called spokane arena because i was curious about seats.
Main desk told me the floor tix are seats. The tix map shows this as well. I assume the blacked out parts of the map are VIP but thats just a guess.
STARTING TO PANIC! Ok this is the only place I seem to get any answers so I apologize for neediness. Did anybody on here buy VIP? I bought 2 and have my email confirmations. However, when I look at my bank account the money has not been taken out. When I first bought them on Friday the 24th, I checked and the charges were there. Now they are not and my money is still in there. Hellboy, can you please ask what’s up for me? I have emailed a few times, messaged on FB and am getting no reply. My… Read more »
Yeah. I bought and no charge on CC yet either. don’t worry, its all gonna work out 🙂
I checked my cc I have been charged, it’s fully posted and not pending. Not sure whats going on with the charges. I haven’t gotten the email yet about when to pick up tix either I’m sure that will come closer to the event date.
I’ve talked with a few people that said the same thing. I’ve got packages for Spokane.
Could you tell me when the meeting time is for the VIP folks? I’m debating getting VIP for a TX show, but need to know the time VIP is suppose to meet at the venue.