Originally Posted by toolfansat
That means nothing. Ticketmaster routinely does NOT release all the tickets when they go on sale. When I checked for Rammstein tickets to the NJ show, it was "sold out". 2 days later - it wasn't - and I was in!
Plus a certain amount are allocated to radio stations, etc, and if they don't get used they get sold. I have had amazing luck buying tickets to "sold out" shows the day of a show - even a few hours before showtime. Often up front too. (I found out that's because when an act books into a venue way in advance of the show, they often don't know the exact dimensions of the stage. Once they get loaded in and set up, any unused space up front is quickly filled with seats and sold that day.
well sold out doesn't mean it's sold out. they do that to drive more attention to the show and drive tix higher on their sister sites. ticketmaster tends to release tickets day before and day of the show. or you can still go to the box office @ the venue and grab tickets, just get there early in line. or find someone selling them outside the venue.
plenty of ways to get tickets @ "sold out" shows.