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Thread started 05/26/14 10:26am

antonia

Berlin - 3rd June 2014 - Update: CANCELLED

Just received an email from Eventim, stating Prince will play the Tempodrom in Berlin on June 3rd. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday 27th, at noon local time.

http://www.eventim.de/Tickets.html?affiliate=ETA&xtor=EPR-1014-[Premailing_2014]&kuid=508&doc=artistPages/overview&action=overview&fun=artist&includeOnlybookable=true&language=en

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This is a small venue, capacity 3,800!

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Reply #1 posted 05/26/14 11:34am

sebastian

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EYE just got the same e-mail eek

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Reply #2 posted 05/26/14 11:35am

aprilsnow

Surprised that a promoter in Germany risks a Prince concerts after the 2011 fiasco in Cologne.

If Paris is EUR 143 Berlin will be the same.

Doubt it will sell out.

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Reply #3 posted 05/26/14 11:37am

thisisreece

aprilsnow said:

Surprised that a promoter in Germany risks a Prince concerts after the 2011 fiasco in Cologne.

What happened? eek

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #4 posted 05/26/14 11:42am

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thisisreece said:

aprilsnow said:

Surprised that a promoter in Germany risks a Prince concerts after the 2011 fiasco in Cologne.

What happened? eek

The venue held approx 17.000 but only 9.000 ticktes were sold.

The sound was a desaster and p interupted the show for about an hour. he had 75 minutes till curfew and delivered a goos show. But the press was bad a the few Germans who came for the hits were anything but pleased as the tickets in Germnay are always more expensive than in the Netherlands or Belgium.

A 3800 seater venue may sell out but the ticket prices will be very expensive I guess.

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Reply #5 posted 05/26/14 12:23pm

ludwig

Yes, the cologne concert was a disaster, but his last one in Berlin was very cool. I still watch the bootleg video a lot.

Unfortunately I can't attend the concert in Berlin, too short notice. I understand that prince likes the hit and run concept, but for a lot of fans it's a pain in the ass. He should announce the shows at least 2-3 weeks before. It would make things a lot easier for me annd many others.

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Reply #6 posted 05/26/14 12:29pm

rafael

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anyone heard about vienna the 7th of june?

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Reply #7 posted 05/26/14 2:24pm

Doalwa

aprilsnow said:



thisisreece said:




aprilsnow said:


Surprised that a promoter in Germany risks a Prince concerts after the 2011 fiasco in Cologne.



What happened? eek





The venue held approx 17.000 but only 9.000 ticktes were sold.


The sound was a desaster and p interupted the show for about an hour. he had 75 minutes till curfew and delivered a goos show. But the press was bad a the few Germans who came for the hits were anything but pleased as the tickets in Germnay are always more expensive than in the Netherlands or Belgium.



A 3800 seater venue may sell out but the ticket prices will be very expensive I guess.



Oh yeah, I was there...pretty much the most miserable concert experience I've ever had...people were Furious, and rightfully so.

Well, I've just come back from Berlin, saw Peter Gabriel there yesterday...not doing the 4 hour drive again, but I wish everyone a good time, let's hope Prince is in better form than he was in 2011 biggrin
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Reply #8 posted 05/26/14 3:00pm

julia319

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OMG, I'm soooo going there!! <3

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Reply #9 posted 05/26/14 3:04pm

nonesuch

Cologne was an utter disaster and Prince very rightly dserved to be made solely responsible for that awful performance. Fact of the matter is that no german concert promoter would be booking an arena-sized venue for the guy at the moment. Not just due to Cologne but merely due to Prince seemingly lacking interest in german audiences. Even though he enjoyed huge success with both the SOTT- and Lovexey-Tours over here, he never made an effort to be clicking with Germans as much as he did with let's say our beloved french and dutch brethren. Having said that, I predict a sold out show in Berlin. Some people tend to follow him everywhere.

I personally wouldn't make an effort to be seeing him anymore on stage, as he is increasingly unpredicatble. Cologne 1992 was a downer, Maastricht 1992 was impertinently bad, Werchter 2010 was awful, Rotterdam 2011 was wonderful (2nd night), Cologne 2011 was disastrous. Why spend 130 Euros or more for an unpredictable, selfimportant little gnome that can be wonderfully funky when being in the mood for it, but is being nervewreckingly bad more often?

I am sure that he did some excellent shows recently and getting rid of Larry Graham and Shelby shows some promising progress, but still, I would rather give my money to charity than spending it on tickets to see Prince again.

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Reply #10 posted 05/26/14 3:16pm

ludwig

nonesuch said:

Cologne 1992 was a downer,

I had a fantastic time at the 1992 cologne concert. I really don't understand the criticism. Cologne 1998 (the arena gig, not the aftershow) and 2011 weren't that good, but most Prince concerts are fantastic. To me he's the best live performer on the planet.

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Reply #11 posted 05/26/14 3:21pm

Doalwa

nonesuch said:

Cologne was an utter disaster and Prince very rightly dserved to be made solely responsible for that awful performance. Fact of the matter is that no german concert promoter would be booking an arena-sized venue for the guy at the moment. Not just due to Cologne but merely due to Prince seemingly lacking interest in german audiences. Even though he enjoyed huge success with both the SOTT- and Lovexey-Tours over here, he never made an effort to be clicking with Germans as much as he did with let's say our beloved french and dutch brethren. Having said that, I predict a sold out show in Berlin. Some people tend to follow him everywhere.



I personally wouldn't make an effort to be seeing him anymore on stage, as he is increasingly unpredicatble. Cologne 1992 was a downer, Maastricht 1992 was impertinently bad, Werchter 2010 was awful, Rotterdam 2011 was wonderful (2nd night), Cologne 2011 was disastrous. Why spend 130 Euros or more for an unpredictable, selfimportant little gnome that can be wonderfully funky when being in the mood for it, but is being nervewreckingly bad more often?



I am sure that he did some excellent shows recently and getting rid of Larry Graham and Shelby shows some promising progress, but still, I would rather give my money to charity than spending it on tickets to see Prince again.





Well, I can only say that I've seen the little fella on the ONA tour in Oberhausen and Frankfurt in 2002 and I have to say that those two shows had me on a week long fan-high afterwards, just magical experiences...but after that, I'm pretty sure he didn't come back to Germany until his 2010 stint in Berlin..could be wrong about that, though.

In any case, it's pretty obvious that Germany isn't very high up on his list of places to tour. But Cologne 2011 burned me to an extent that I'm pretty cautious about spending 150€ on the off-chance that he's in a good mood and decides to rock the house.

I wish he were a bit more like Bruce Springsteen in that regard..seen him 5 times and you don't walk away from his concerts the least bit disappointed, 3 hour shows full of passion and energy are pretty much guaranteed with him...oh well, one can't have everything, I guess..
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Reply #12 posted 05/27/14 2:01am

data2000

Some Infos for those who can go:

Tempodrom is very central in Berlin. Close to Potsdamer Platz. Lots of Hotels there. Perfect Public Transport.

From Airport Tegel you can get there directly by Bus for 2,60 Euro.

Walking distance to Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie.

http://www.tempodrom.de/location_raeumlichkeiten_grosse_arena.html

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Reply #13 posted 05/27/14 2:10am

data2000

And... in 2010 he started his Tour in Berlin! (ok, Roskilde was before, but it was a Festival appearance)

What a great Concert. Forever in my Life turned into Act of God. When will we be Paid into Purple Rain.

Fantastic Audience. Nothing to complain about!

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Reply #14 posted 05/27/14 2:34am

Soulstar77A

Doalwa said:

CI've seen the little fella on the ONA tour in Oberhausen and Frankfurt in 2002 and I have to say that those two shows had me on a week long fan-high afterwards, just magical experiences...

Indeed - Frankfurt 2002 was a true magical experience and one of the best concerts i'ver ever seen of him. And I've seen a lot ... wink

Cologne 2011 - not so much! Probably the worst Prince concert ever neutral

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Reply #15 posted 05/27/14 3:03am

data2000

No need to hurry... Prices are rediculous high...

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Reply #16 posted 05/27/14 3:14am

Soulstar77A

Ticket prices (starting from € 300) are a bad joke! sad

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Reply #17 posted 05/27/14 3:17am

Kiltro

Berlin 2010 was a really great event with fantastic audience...

Cologne 2011 was a mess.....

Berlin 2014 will be without me, the price is really high. Is that a normal price for concerts in this location?

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Reply #18 posted 05/27/14 3:18am

beatz01

297 EUR - that's so ridiculous high it literally made me post on the org again after 1,5 years of absence.

What's going on with these scalpers/greedy bastards ?! What's going on with Prince ? If it's about the money why play the Tempodrom and not a larger venue (although the Tempodrom still has a capacity of 3500 people) ?

Bummer.


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Reply #19 posted 05/27/14 3:20am

data2000

Kiltro said:

Berlin 2010 was a really great event with fantastic audience...

Cologne 2011 was a mess.....

Berlin 2014 will be without me, the price is really high. Is that a normal price for concerts in this location?

Normal Prices.

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Reply #20 posted 05/27/14 3:20am

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tickets are $$$ but couldn't pass this up, i'll be there

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Reply #21 posted 05/27/14 3:21am

beatz01

data2000 said:

Kiltro said:

Berlin 2010 was a really great event with fantastic audience...

Cologne 2011 was a mess.....

Berlin 2014 will be without me, the price is really high. Is that a normal price for concerts in this location?

Normal Prices.

Umm...no.It's not a normal price for the Tempodrom, and not a normal price in ANY kind of way.

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Reply #22 posted 05/27/14 3:25am

joecoco

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300,- € !!

Are you kidding me???

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Reply #23 posted 05/27/14 3:26am

antonia

Wow, I wanted to go but this is just ridiculous. How can prices be so different from the other gigs in the UK, Holland and Belgium?

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Reply #24 posted 05/27/14 3:26am

TheNewPowerMan

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Ticket prices: 297,65 Euro (452,85 US-Dollar) and 332,15 Euro (405,81 US-Dollar) eek

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Reply #25 posted 05/27/14 3:28am

Doalwa

Ummm...300€? Really? I've paid 70€ for Peter Gabriel tix just a few days ago...in a bigger venue, I might add.
Didn't plan on going either way, but those prices are ridiculous...
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Reply #26 posted 05/27/14 3:28am

Yggor

beatz01 said:

data2000 said:

Normal Prices.

Umm...no.It's not a normal price for the Tempodrom, and not a normal price in ANY kind of way.

exactly. For Berlin 2010 I got the cheapest ticket for 77euro - pit tix were for 155 then. I was expecting at least 150euro this time, but 300?... I'd love to go, but come on, that's just ridiculous.

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Reply #27 posted 05/27/14 3:32am

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Normally a great venue, but this gonna be a desaster.

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Reply #28 posted 05/27/14 3:36am

Soulstar77A

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Reply #29 posted 05/27/14 3:40am

fred

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So let's think about it:

10 £ to see Prince in a small venue in London, one of the financial capitals in the world.

300 € to see Prince in a small venue in Berlin, one of the poorest capitals in the world.

What is wrong?

After the Cologne disaster, that surely is best PR.

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