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Improve your chances of getting Prince tickets

The announcement blind-sided many, but believe it or not, iconic musician Prince is set to perform in Auckland this month!

That’s right… this month!

Prince will perform his ‘Piano & a Microphone’ tour at the ASB Theatre on Wednesday February 24 (6.30pm and 10pm shows).

The shows Prince will perform as part of the ‘Piano & a Microphone’ tour are exceptionally intimate. As the title suggests, on stage there will be nothing but Prince, his piano and a microphone. By its very nature, tickets for the event are strictly limited and it is expected the demand will be very high!

Tickets for Prince will go on sale at midday on Thursday February 11. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Demand for tickets is expected to be huge so we have put together a guide to help you improve your chances of securing tickets.

1 Log into your My Ticketmaster Account

All purchases on Ticketmaster.co.nz require a My Ticketmaster account. If you do not have an account and you wish to purchase tickets for Prince, it is important to sign up as soon as possible! Click here to visit Ticketmaster’s website and create your account. If you are already a My Ticketmaster member, make sure you are logged into your account before you commence the ticket purchase journey. Anything you can do to reduce the steps and time it takes to buy tickets will increase your chances of securing seats. We also recommend checking passwords, delivery address and billing information now, to reduce any stress when processing your order later on.

2 Leave the refresh button alone!

This is a really important one, but it is also one that many purchasers struggle to refrain from. Do not hit the refresh button! Stick to one window when you’re in the virtual queue and please refrain from hitting refresh. Hitting refresh means you will lose your place in the queue and effectively decrease your chances of getting tickets.

Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is actually doing something and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

They say patience is a virtue and in this case it is a very necessary one!

3 Stay up to date

Continue to check Ticketmaster’s website (click here) and our social media platforms for the most up to date information regarding ticketing arrangements for Prince. We will update you when there is anything at all to know.

4 Set a reminder

Tickets for Prince in Auckland will go on sale at 12 midday on Tuesday February 9. Do not run the risk of getting distracted; set an alarm now!

5 Be aware of Special Ticketing Arrangements

Dainty Group has advised the Prince performances will be subject to Special Ticketing Arrangements. Make sure you are completely aware of the restrictions and requirements to avoid disappointment. Dainty advises the following:

To address ticket scalping concerns, the following procedures will be put in place to ensure that Prince fans are able to purchase tickets to these performances, and NOT scalpers. 

Ticket limit per customer:

There is a strict limit of two (2) tickets per customer, per show. Any customer found to have purchased more than two (2) tickets per person, per show will have their additional transactions cancelled.

Ticket dispatch/collection/entry:

No tickets will be distributed in advance. At the time of purchase, the purchaser’s name will be recorded and a corresponding receipt issued. The purchaser must attend the concert (with their guest if they have purchased two tickets).

Physical tickets will only be available for collection from the venue from 12noon on the day of the concert. The purchaser and their guest must attend together to collect their tickets and be wrist banded at the time of ticket collection. Photo ID, your booking account number and the credit card used will be required to match the name previously advised during the booking process and all of these must be shown in order to collect tickets. Wristbands must be collected by the purchaser who is the only person authorised to collect tickets / wristbands.

You must present your photo ID, wristband and ticket to gain admission to the concert. Lost or damaged wristbands will not be replaced. No admittance and no refund will apply for wristbands lost or damaged.

We understand excitement and anticipation for the Prince performances is sky high and we want as many real fans as possible to be able to get along to see him perform his incredible hits. Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee yourself tickets, but if you follow the above steps you can increase your chances of securing tickets once they are on sale.

Good luck!

Click here for more information regarding the Prince ‘Piano & a Microphone’ tour.

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