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Postponed concerts

Me and the Brown Bottle Man go to a lot of live music gigs in Zurich and the few over the next four months have been postponed. When the new dates are announced what are our rights if we cannot make the new dates? Can we get a full refund (minus the booking fee, I guess) or just have to accept the new dates?

Most of these bands are big 'uns so we should be able to re-sell the tickets, if need be. Hopefully, we can go, of course, otherwise we wouldn't have bought them in the first place.

Just a'wondering....
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Old 05.04.2020, 15:28
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Re: Postponed concerts

It's up to the individual promoter.

We had a few tickets booked also. This is the email we received regarding the first of them, which was supposed to be on 28 March but has been changed to 3 March 2021...

The promoter of this event has informed us that the event has changed and shall now take place as follows:
* NEW: Russell Howard - Respite in ZÜRICH, Samsung Hall, 03.03.2021 20:00

The tickets you have booked remain valid for the postponed date and/or a new venue and cannot be returned.

If you have taken out ticket protection insurance and are prevented from attending the new date for reasons known and insured in advance, you will be reimbursed the ticket price. Please contact our insurance partner https://erv.ch/de/service/schadenfall directly, stating the reason for your inability to attend.

If you have not taken out ticket protection insurance with us, please check whether one of your other insurance policies (e.g. travel or household insurance) covers the cancellation.

If you have not taken out insurance and are prevented from travelling on the new date, we recommend that you use Ticketcorner's secure resale platform fanSALE www.fansale.ch .

Do not return tickets from postponed events, as you will not be able to resell them and will not be able to enter the event.

The tickets you have booked remain valid for the postponed date and/or a new venue and cannot be returned.

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Re: Postponed concerts

Got tickets for Ballet Béjart and also Trevor Noah for early Summer - wait and see. Hope they will both go ahead, but ...
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Old 05.04.2020, 17:12
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Re: Postponed concerts

Trevor Noah's tour up until 16 May are postponed. The first gig currently still going ahead is 25 May in Frankfurt.
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Ours are booked for Geneva 6th of June- so hoping ...
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Re: Postponed concerts

I would think most of the medium to big acts on a large tour wont reschedule. They will cancel.

I may be wrong but it is quite some logistics to re plan a global tour, and with several month backlog of every gig in every country needing rescheduling, it will be quite something. Zurich could have a big act gig every night for a year or more

If the websites arent refunding yet, I would put this down to cash flow management.

What I have said is completely unsubstantiated and I have no whisper of this, but just my kind of logical feel to the situation
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Old 06.04.2020, 10:15
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I would think most of the medium to big acts on a large tour wont reschedule. They will cancel.

I may be wrong but it is quite some logistics to re plan a global tour, and with several month backlog of every gig in every country needing rescheduling, it will be quite something. Zurich could have a big act gig every night for a year or more

If the websites arent refunding yet, I would put this down to cash flow management.

What I have said is completely unsubstantiated and I have no whisper of this, but just my kind of logical feel to the situation
Eric Clapton has been postponed until June 2021 and no offer of a refund
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Re: Postponed concerts

Bigger bands like Eric Clapton, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam etc. should definitely offer new dates or a refund.

However, I have tickets to see bands that aren't nearly as famous and I'm happy if they keep my money. Cancelled tours for those guys can mean financial ruin and the loss of great music...I'm sure they will find a way to give back.
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Re: Postponed concerts

If paid with a credit card you may be able to obtain a refund from them.
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Old 06.04.2020, 17:18
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Re: Postponed concerts

Big festivals like nova Rock in austria , hell fest in France or rock werchter in belgium have been cancelled for this year, tickets will still be valid for 2021.
The question of the line up for 2021 remains (if it is the same as 2020).

There will be no events until the end of june 2020.
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Old 06.04.2020, 17:26
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Re: Postponed concerts

im hoping lollapalooza in september will be a go. can't miss RATM!
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Old 06.04.2020, 17:37
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Re: Postponed concerts

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It's up to the individual promoter.

We had a few tickets booked also. This is the email we received regarding the first of them, which was supposed to be on 28 March but has been changed to 3 March 2021...

The promoter of this event has informed us that the event has changed and shall now take place as follows:
* NEW: Russell Howard - Respite in ZÜRICH, Samsung Hall, 03.03.2021 20:00

The tickets you have booked remain valid for the postponed date and/or a new venue and cannot be returned.

If you have taken out ticket protection insurance and are prevented from attending the new date for reasons known and insured in advance, you will be reimbursed the ticket price. Please contact our insurance partner https://erv.ch/de/service/schadenfall directly, stating the reason for your inability to attend.

If you have not taken out ticket protection insurance with us, please check whether one of your other insurance policies (e.g. travel or household insurance) covers the cancellation.

If you have not taken out insurance and are prevented from travelling on the new date, we recommend that you use Ticketcorner's secure resale platform fanSALE www.fansale.ch .

Do not return tickets from postponed events, as you will not be able to resell them and will not be able to enter the event.

The tickets you have booked remain valid for the postponed date and/or a new venue and cannot be returned.

Got the exact same email for Evanescence + Within Temptation at Hallenstadion.

No refunds unless you paid for the insurance. At least it's rescheduled until September, so will be warmer
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Re: Postponed concerts

Roskilde festival (Planned for August 2020) has been cancelled as well.
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People will need to learn to love VR events....

Facebook's investment in Occulus may actually, finally pay off.
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Re: Postponed concerts

I almost fully lost my hope to attend Elton John's concert in October. Today I've seen a video from a German blogger with medical background who said that we have to forget about public events for at least a year, and pretty similar opinion was on the SRF news today.
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I almost fully lost my hope to attend Elton John's concert in October. Today I've seen a video from a German blogger with medical background who said that we have to forget about public events for at least a year, and pretty similar opinion was on the SRF news today.
yep, it wouldn't make sense to have such mass events while still being on guard about the second wave. At least until a vaccine or really good meds get found, or immunity is proven.
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yep, it wouldn't make sense to have such mass events while still being on guard about the second wave.
Agreed, especially since Atalanta's Champions League match vs Valencia on 19 Feb is now described as 'Game Zero' and 'a biological bomb'.
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Re: Postponed concerts

I hope we will all be able to attend concerts and large events again like the good old days without the fear of death. The terrorists didn't stop us, let's hope the virus won't either. Bring on the vaccine!!
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Re: Postponed concerts

street parade almost certainly will be cancelled
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I hope we will all be able to attend concerts and large events again like the good old days without the fear of death. The terrorists didn't stop us, let's hope the virus won't either. Bring on the vaccine!!

Er, which terrorists were they, that didn't stop us? The Ticonasy Motorcycle gang? The Genovoise groupies? The Zürichose Zombies?
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