Need advice on buying MM tour tickets!
There's a chance we'll get to fly to Japan this Autumn, but we need to decide on booking flights soon. Obviously, the concert tickets are not on sale yet.
It seems most venues they play at now are really small (<3000 capacity), and I've heard that tickets sell out super-fast as FC people tend to buy them in bulks. Is that true, and is there any chance that we may end up not getting them?
We would probably fly around October 6th and stay for a ~week, which would give us 4 dates / 8 concerts out of the currently announced ones. Is that safe enough?
And last but not least, would anyone in Japan feel like helping fellow admins out to buy them? We'd owe you big time.
I don't think you should have any problems. I haven't bought MM tickets the official way (as in calling that number they list / going online to the ticket vendors) since 2006, so hopefully someone else has more info on that. I got tickets for the past two years of Fall concerts via Ticket.co.jp
, and they weren't terribly marked up. The site sells tickets at a fixed price, so no worries of crazy bid wars. Since you're not going to a graduation tour (as far as we know xD) the prices should be a little better if you end up having to go that route. You will need someone in Japan to purchase them for you if you use that service though. To give you an idea of prices to expect, here are prices for one of the dates of the summer tour
. You'd want "２枚連番." All prices listed are per ticket. The longer you wait, the more the price will go up.
Something to keep in mind - if you get family seats (ファミリー席) you aren't allowed to stand and do crazy wota dancing. The plus side is that your view isn't blocked by crazy wota dancing. 一般席 = normal seats.