Australia

More Australia tickets to be released

by Jonathan on March 7, 2012

Radiohead Australia Tour PosterIn light of last week’s ticket disaster in Australia, tour promoter Chugg Entertainment announced that it will be making additional tickets available closer to the shows in November. The small amount of tickets will come from canceled ticket sales that were deemed to have breached the conditions of sale. In a statement made on their Facebook page, Chugg said:

”So, there’s been a lot of questions regarding when & how cancelled Radiohead tickets will be released back to sale. These tickets (and any other potential new releases) won’t be made available for sale at this time. We’ll be releasing them closer to the tour dates and any announcements in relation to this will appear on this page, as well as our website.”

Earlier in the week, Chugg posted the following on their Facebook:

There has been a lot of mention in regards to the number of Radiohead tickets being onsold by scalpers, and we can assure you, Chugg Entertainment is also very disappointed in the resale of tickets via eBay. We are doing what we can to police this, but unfortunately for all of the deterrents that we are able to put in place (like the additional terms and conditions of sale) it is difficult for promoters, ticketing agencies and venues to enforce.

We will not cancel a ticket unless we can determine with absolute certainty which exact seats or general admission tickets breach the conditions of sale, as we would otherwise risk cancelling tickets purchased by true fans like the majority of you. As you can see when you go on to eBay, professional scalpers list tickets with vague details on seating locations but rarely ever get specific about seat or ticket numbers, as this information would allow us to track who they are and cancel their tickets.

With that said, we are regularly scanning listings to look for tickets that we are able to cancel and will continue to do so up until the tour. If you come across a listing that specifies the exact ticket allocation (including seat numbers or exact GA ticket numbers) please send the page link to us at info@chuggentertainment.com and we will look into it immediately.

Since yesterday afternoon, the ticketing agencies have found a small number of credit cards that had transacted more than one order of 4 tickets, and subsequently have cancelled a handful of tickets. We again urge you NOT to buy tickets from scalpers or off of eBay as there is a chance that one of these cancelled orders is the tickets you just paid for.

(via fasterlouder)

 

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Scalpers selling tickets on eBay

A huge debacle occurred today when tickets for the Radiohead shows in Australia went on sale. All tickets for the 5 Radiohead shows sold out in “instantly” after they went on sale at 9 am this morning, leading many fans without a way to see the band unless they shell out big bucks to purchase tickets through sites like eBay. Already scalpers have started posting auctions trying to get top dollar for tickets.

Speaking to the Herald Sun, tour promoter Chugg Entertainment had this to say:

“We are doing what we can to police this, but unfortunately for all of the deterrents that we are able to put in place (like the additional terms and conditions of sale) it is difficult for promoters, ticketing agencies and venues to enforce.”

In addition, Chugg has threatened to cancel scalped tickets:

“As you can see when you go on to eBay, professional scalpers list tickets with vague details on seating locations but rarely ever get specific about seat or ticket numbers, as this information would allow us to track who they are and cancel their tickets.  We are regularly scanning listings to look for tickets that we are able to cancel and will continue to do so up until the tour.”

Did you try and get tickets this morning? Were you successful?

(via HeraldSun.com.au)

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Radiohead news roundup

by Jonathan on February 27, 2012

Print Release by Sebastian Edge , North London Darkroom from North London Darkroom on Vimeo.

There’s a lot of things happening in Radioheadland and we’re here to catch you up on everything.

  • The band will be taking their tour to Australia and New Zealand this November. The last time they were in New Zealand was 14 years ago! Tickets go on sale this Thursday.
  • Photographer Sebastian Edge is selling prints of the shot he took of Radiohead a year ago for The King of Limbs launch. He is planning to sell a limited edition leather bound print of the picture he took that day. Money raised from the sales of the ltd print will go to fund the North London Darkroom.The print is a contact print from the original wet plate negative, shot of the band Radiohead on the 14th February 2011. Using the finest quality Fiber based papers, and toned in a bath of Selenium.to increase the archival nature of the print.It comes bound in a North London Darkroom, black hand made archival print folio, bearing the north London Darkroom stamp on the front and great care has been taken to ensure that each print will last for years, and reflect the love of the material and photograph. The folder passes museum standard photo activity tests to ensure the longevity of the print it houses. Head on over to North London Darkroom and their Facebook page for more info.

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Triple J Listeners’ Top 10 Albums Of 2001

by Jonathan on December 19, 2001

Amnesiac came in at #7 in the Triple J Listeners’ Top 10 Albums Of 2001. To see the full list, go here.

{thanks to Chris505 & maddie}

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South Park in Australia

by Jonathan on November 22, 2001

The episode of South Park that featured Radiohead will air in Australia on December 3, 2001 on SBS.
{thanks to jamie}

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Funny

by Jonathan on September 19, 2001

The very funny site, http://www.thewafer.co.uk, has the following “satirical” article up on their site:

Radiohead’s lead singer, Thom Yorke has controversially announced that he, “can’t think of anything to be sad or angry about, anymore.” The Oxford born singer/songwriter, best known for some of the most angst ridden and meaningful songs in music told Musical Box magazine in an interview published this week that, “I’ve come to a stage, and I think that the band have aswell, where we’ve run out of things to be bothered about. Everywhere you look there’s celebrities taking up world issues and going on the television, and making speeches. Our manager showed us a list of things that we could adopt as our like, personal crusade. But all that was left was a nature reserve in Malta. It wasn’t even a big nature reserve. I mean, bollocks…”

Livid Festival
There was a rumor that Radiohead may play the Livid Festival in Australia. Unfortunately, their name did not appear on the just released line-up. {thanks to Nick}

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