(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Around the world, members of U2's fan club were thwarted in their efforts on January 25 to buy Vertigo tour concert tickets — despite paying a $40 subscription fee to www.u2.com to have access to pre-sale tickets. In response, TicketsNow.com
, the world's largest and most secure online marketplace for premium event seating, is offering U2.com members a $40 discount on any U2 ticket order placed through www.ticketsnow.com.
"Our goal has always been to provide loyal fans with ultimate concert experiences," said Mike Domek, president of TicketsNow. "That's why we are helping U2 fan club members by discounting their ticket order by $40 — essentially enabling them to recoup the amount they've already paid to U2.com for tickets they didn't get."
To redeem this offer, U2.com members simply go to the TicketsNow.com home page and click on the area that reads: "Fan Club Members" The offer is good until February 13.
Of course, tickets on the site are quite highly priced. For example, there are about 250 tickets for the May 21 show at New York's Madison Square Garden listed by location and seat ranging from $1,885-$200 a ticket. Some tickets were on hand while others would not be available until late February. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen