After 12 albums and millions of fans, Irish rock band U2 remains to be a favorite among rock, alternative rock, and post-punk music fans. Band members The Edge (keyboards, guitar,and vocals), Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion), Bono (vocals and guitar), and Adam Clayton (bass guitar) remain to be popular figures among adoring fans all over the world. Since the band’s formation in 1976, U2 has been going strong and, if the rumors and speculations were true, they would even be releasing their 14th album next year.
U2’s 13th Album
This band from Dublin, Ireland is among the all-time best-selling music artists, having sold a whopping over 150 million records worldwide and having won 22 Grammy Awards, earning them a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With U2’s popularity and well-deserved fame, fans worldwide are all eager for another album (the last one, “No Line on the Horizon,” was released back in 2009 and topped The Billboard 200) and speculations of a new version have sparked excited chatter among fans and critics alike.
According to Billboard, U2 is getting ready for their 13th album, to be released, tentatively, in April 2014. To up the excitement, the big announcement is rumored to be made in a Super Bowl commercial. Nothing like Super Bowl to get everyone talking. After all, advertising time during an American Football much would cost around $3.8million for half-a-minute of airtime. As far as everyone waiting for a new U2 album is concerned, this expense explains why the band members are looking for a brand partner to announce their latest album with.
After the chart-topping “No Line on the Horizon,” U2 is rumored to be preparing for a follow-up with no other than Coldplay’s Chris Martin. (Chris Martin was spotted exiting the band’s New York recording studio earlier this year. To follow a fan’s logic: Aside from a collaboration, what is there to think?)Coldplay will also be releasing a new album in may.
Behind the Big Announcement
Producer Danger Mouse (yes, the same person who worked with Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells and 2004 Jay-Z/Beatles mash-up) has been helming the set. The recording is purportedly being done at New York’s Electric Lady Studios, with the band having been sighted there in May. Danger Mouse has been working with U2 since 2010 and the expectations are high.
Reports also claim that Madonna manager Guy Oseary has been driving the brand partnerships for U2’s new album and has been reaching out to potential sponsors. Oseary has not made any comment to inquiries so far but everyone is hyped, especially amid reports that Live Nation is negotiating a deal in an attempt to buy the management companies behind U2 and Madonna.
The album is expected to be finished by the end of the year and will be a merge of all the bands previous musical styles, as hinted by bassist Adam in an interview with Irish radio station 98FM.
In the meantime, U2 has a 10-inch single to be released for Record Store Day “Back to Black Friday” which will feature “Breathe” and “Ordinary Love” from “No Line on the Horizon”.
U2 2015 Concert Tour
U2 is going to be going on a World Wide Concert Tour starting in 2014 and speculation is that although they could easily fill arenas that hold over 100,000 such as the Rose Bowl in Pasadena where they have sold out before they will be playing multiple nights at venues such as the Los Angeles U2 played the Staples Center, Untied Center in Chicago and Madison Square Garden in New York. As with the trend of a lot of acts now a days the Irish Rockers could offer multiple packages for their fans.
(Just announced the band will play four U2 concerts at the Forum in Inglewood In May 2015! They will play The Forum May 26, 27, 30th and 31!
Here is a look at the U2 seating chart for the upcoming tour!
How To Get U2 Tickets at Face Value
While everyone knows that U2 Tickets as well as most tickets went on sale through Ticketmaster, LiveNation or AXIS but did you know that one of the best ways for your chance to get U2 Tickets at face value is from the band itself? Yes the official U2 website U2.com offers news, videos, merchandise and more but it also offers exclusive deals as well as presale information on U2’s 2015 concert tour. They can have special on sales of tickets, VIP tickets and meet and greet tickets for their fan club members and while yes we will stock tickets for the U2 Concert in Los Angeles and all other cities the ability to get tickets at face value from the band is a great first option. Usually, U2 Fan Club concert tickets are pick up at will call the night of their concert so make sure you read all the information because it can get tricky if you are buying U2 Tickets for a friend or family member and want to try and switch out the name for the will call. If you are getting U2 Vip Tickets or U2 Meet and Greet Tickets its the same thing you will have to pick up the tickets at will call with your guest and walk straight into the concert from the holding area so make sure that you are the one who is going in. I have seen numerous people get to a concert with their friends or family only to run into major problems because they were just trying to pick up the tickets and not go themselves.
U2 Tickets Meet and Greet
Although U2 hasn’t done a meet and greet tickets package before but it seems now this is where the real money is for acts. Justin Bieber, Lady GAGA, Katy Perry and even Depeche Mode all offered Meet and Greet Tickets for their concerts which usually include a photo op with the band, exclusive merchandise, seats right next to the stage and other hospitality areas away from the ordinary fans as well as an extremely high face value. Lady Gaga’s meet and greet package are over $3,000 per ticket face value. U2 Meet and Greet tickets could conceivably start at over $5000 per ticket.
U2 VIP Tickets
Depending on the bands concert stage set up U2 VIP Tickets seems the most likely to happen. In previous tours, they have had a pit in front of the stage set up or a long catwalk extending deep into the crowd. This would allow them to offer more U2 VIP Tickets at a higher face value. If they do a pit set up the VIP Tickets could include an enclosed area around the stage, special U2 tickets, program and maybe some merchandise. U2 VIP Tickets would have a much lower face value then Meet and Greet tickets and could run anywhere from $175 a ticket on up to $1500 a ticket face value.
U2 Fans no matter what will have a lot to look forward to in 2015 new songs released, new album and yes a 2014 U2 Concert Tour!
Have you ever been to a Lakers, Clippers, LA Kings game at the Staples Center and noticed those neon looking booths at the rear of the arena and wondered what were those or how can you sit in those? Well those are called the San Manuel Club seats and yes can get tickets for them. Although the Club seats are sold on a season seat basis which means you have to buy them for all games and events at the Staples Center they are sold for individual games on the secondary ticketing market.
So What Are San Manuel Tables?
The San Manuel Club seats at the STAPLES Center aren’t just tickets, they an experience. Attending the Clippers vs Lakers game was by far, the best STAPLES Center visit I have ever had because of the San Manuel Club premier tickets.
As we approached the VIP entrance at the Staples Center and went up the escalator, you are almost exactly where you need to be, so the location is extremely convenient – a definite plus. With VIP Tickets you dont have to wait in the huge crowd waiting to enter the game. Entering a lobby area, I was greeted by a big metallic San Manuel Amphitheatre Club sign and some attendants who eagerly strapped me with a wrist band and directed us to our seats. The initial experience is in a word, AWESOME: A full bar area filled with beautiful people, a giant buffet and eating area with so much good looking food salads, fruits, lots of different types of cheese and a huge meat lovers delight counter – then looking left your blown away by an incredible view of the STAPLES Center floor. We arrived at our “semi private” area and were stunned with 4 plush living room type leather sofa chairs, a personal TV installed on the inside wall, small tables for snacks, and a private eating area for four that allows you to eat, while still seeing the game – a very intelligent and cool design.
San Manuel Lakers[/caption]After the personal server came by to explain the San Manuel Club dining experience and take our drink orders, we took in the phenomenal view of the game from our “open roof box”. The set up of the area is best suited for two couples as there are two chairs on two separate levels, but a group of four could have a great time in the space as well. The San Manuel Club seats are pretty darn good, I felt close to the action and you’ve got such a great view of the entire arena – looking left and right you can see the other San Manuel “boxes” lit up bright purple and the entire STAPLES Center lining either side with the court in the middle from most seats in the club.
The AMAZING buffet that came WITH the tickets as part of the San Manuel Package, included cool stuff like: coffee braised short rib, fresh veggies, Chinese food and all kinds of desserts. When I heard there was a buffet I wasn’t too sure at first, but I can tell you first hand – the San Manuel Club chefs know what they’re doing. The whole group was going back for seconds and thirds for a good part of the game – it was almost being in a super luxurious version of your living room with gourmet chefs catering, and the Lakers vs Clippers playing LIVE right in front of you!
The whole experience was my best yet at a game, and at the STAPLES Center overall. The high end amenities make for a fun and relaxing live Laker game experience and then you throw in the included food and you’ve got a winner in my book. Next time I go to a game I’m definitely going to try for San Manuel Club premier tickets.
The San Manuel Club booths are perfect for a date or entertaining clients because not only will they feel like a VIP just sitting in them but you can actually hold a conversation as well and in Los Angeles well that’s important. Besides some of most comfortable leather chairs there is plenty of leg room and moving around room that you don’t have in the other sections at the Staples Center. If it’s just the two of you there is still enough privacy to enjoy your experience together even with another couple in the box.
How Much Do San Manuel Club Tickets Cost?
San Manuel Club tickets can range in price depending on if it’s a Lakers Game, Clippers Game or LA Kings Game as well as who each are playing as well as if it’s a preseason, regular season or playoff game.
On average Lakers tickets for San Manuel Club seats can run from $200 to $350 per ticket. Clippers Tickets for the San Manuel Club seats can run $175 to $250 per ticket and Kings Tickets for the Club can run $200 to $300 per ticket.
How To Get A Deal On San Manuel Club Tickets
Ticket prices for any game in Los Angeles can be expensive so if you’re looking for way to get a deal on San Manuel Club Tickets at the Staples Center some of your best options are
Preseason Games – Generally prices for tickets are cheaper for preseason games sometimes up to 70% different then a regular season game or playoff.
Weekdays or not so big games – While it’s true everyone wants to see the biggest games of the year and certain teams have much higher prices but also certain days of the week might get you a much better deal on tickets. Mondays – Wednesday’s games on average can be less money than weekends as well as “less desirable” teams tend to me up to 30-50% cheaper than the hottest games.
Last Minute – Although it can be tough to plan a date or entertain clients based on maybe getting tickets if you’re looking to just go to a game waiting till the last minute can be a great option. Sometimes even the hottest games don’t sell out and Barry’s Tickets is located right next to the Staples Center so it’s easy to walk in even after a game has started and ask if tickets are available. You can even call on your way down to the Staples Center.
Just Ask! Last but not least you can always call our office and just ask if we can do any better on the price of a ticket. In the age of online ticket buying the lost art of just calling and asking is sometimes forgotten and as the “Great One” said, you miss 100% of the shots you never take.
If you need to see where San Manuel Club seats are located you can checkout our Staples Center seating chart to learn more.
San Manuel Tables are available for Lakers, Clippers and Kings Games at the LA Staples Center. Its a truly amazing experience to see a game in them.
Barry’s Ticket Service
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