The Donny and Marie Osmond UK Tour dates for 2013 have been announced and tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 8th June 2012, so tomorrow!! The Fan pre-sale happened yesterday on 6th June and I was lucky enough that a good friend, who knew I could not afford to pay for a ticket now or even in the coming months, bought one for me and is letting me pay him back between now and January 2013.. not something I asked for, my friend just stepped up and it really meant a lot to me and restored my faith in humanity, so thank you friend, you know who you are!
Links to buy tickets are at the top of this site, under the “Buy Tickets” tab.
I have been reading the Donny.com website, Facebook Fan page and updates of my Osmond friends on Facebook and there is a lot of discussion over mainly the much higher price of tickets for this tour, also the fact that there are no venues in the North of England and lastly, no Meet and Greet with Donny and Marie.
A few years ago tickets would be around the £40 to £50 mark (with fees) but for this tour, the best seats are around £77 and then you have to add fees as well. As far as I can see a fair few fans are just not going to go, refusing to pay that much for a ticket, this would have been unheard of a few years ago when Donny used to tour here regularly. I wonder, as do many, will the venues even sell out at this price? I would love to hear what people think about the pricing for this tour, please do comment below.
Venues (or lack thereof)
There are only ten dates for this tour and among others Newcastle is not on the list, angering a lot of fans. I guess if there is only time for a ten date tour you can’t get everywhere… but what are your thoughts?
No Meet and Greet
So far, there are no Meet and Greets planned with Donny and Marie and a lot of fans, who have never met either of their idols yet are really disappointed about this. And please people, don’t get mixed up with a M&G and the actual VIP ticket packages you can buy in some places – the VIP is NOT the same thing, you will pay a lot of money, generally for a guaranteed ticket in the first, lets say 10 rows (I have never heard of anyone actually getting a front row ticket this way but I could be wrong, please if you know of someone, let us know in the comments). You will also normally get a nice meal, a cocktail or drinkey of some kind, usually, better parking but you WILL NOT get to meet Donny and Marie with these packages, my opinion, you will be better off doing your best to book a decent ticket and don’t go for those VIP things.. you will be disappointed.
Even if they do change their minds later and do M&G’s please be aware that it will cost more, you will most likely NOT be able to take photo’s yourself and you will get at most a minute or two with Donny and Marie, it’s the nature of the beast, there will be lots of others there too and they do not have time to spend a long time with you.
I did wonder if, Donny and Marie decided against doing this because they knew the already high ticket price for seats to this tour and didn’t want to add to the expense with the tempation of a Meet and Greet. Do we actually know how much they control ticket prices, I don’t think we do. But again, let’s hear your thoughts and previous experiences if you have any in the comments below.
So I will be at the Cardiff concert and I am looking forward to that very much, I hope to see lots of you there, if you recognise me, please come and say hello.
Footnote: Donny and Marie Live Image inside poster design above, courtesy of Donny.com