Hey All of You Lucky People Seeing DD in Iceland!!!

Yes you! Did you read today that the venue is changing? Duran Duran posted an update today for the Iceland show, explaining that the promoter had changed and that the new venue would be more intimate. Don’t take it from me, though – here’s the update straight from duranduran.com:

PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

Sena Live has taken over as the local promoter of the upcoming show with British rock icons, Duran Duran, in Iceland on June 25th.

The show will be moved from the “New-Laugardalshöllin” venue to the 5.500 capacity “Old-Laugardalsöllin” so that fans will get a chance to see the band play in a more intimate setting.

Ticket prices will remain the same as before:
– A area: 18.900 kr.
– B area: 14.900 kr.

A’ area tickets are standing and on the floor closest to the stage. ‘B’ tickets are also standing, and general admission, immediately behind, on the floor. Grandstand seats opposite the stage will be used in the new set up, and available to ‘A’ ticketholders on a first come, first served basis, giving those with premium tickets two great options. 

All current ticket holders will receive an email that includes a new ticket to the show. If anyone for any reason wants a refund that will be taken care of right away.

All information about the show: www.senalive.is/duranduran
Ticket sales:
 www.tix.is/duranduran

What does it all mean?

Naturally, since there was announcement of the change, there’s even chatter…and many seem to believe that this announcement of a promoter and venue change have everything to do with a lack in ticket sales.

I have two main feelings about this:

  1. Sure, I wondered about ticket sales. After all, it is far nicer to say that they want to play in an intimate setting than it is to say they need to move locations due to lack of sales. I know enough about PR to know how to state a negative in a positive way. That said, I don’t know for sure what happened. I would doubt that anyone really does unless you are, in fact, the band’s manager. (In which case – hello, welcome, and please don’t shut us down. Thanks!) I do know though, that I am not the band’s manager. We should all be very thankful for that, because I do not have the slightest bit of expertise in this area. It would have been a cataclysmic fail by now if I were left in charge. I’m amazed by the fans who are brick layers, moms, teachers, postal carriers (or the like) by day and potential new managers for Duran Duran by night. I can barely manage being a mom and blogger. More power to ya.
  2. Why is it that whenever the band posts this type of an update, we are all—myself included—so ready and willing to assume the worst? I don’t have answers about this, it’s just something I’m thinking about today.

All I know for sure is that seeing Duran Duran in an intimate setting, in Iceland, seems like a win. I’m still wishing I were going along for the ride. I hope that those going will be posting photos not only of the show, but of the gorgeous Icelandic scenery, so that I can live vicariously through all of you!

In the meantime – I’ve got one more week until we’re out for summer and I will have retired from homeschooling. (at least for now) Wish me luck!

-R

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