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Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Featured, Music | 16 comments

Red Hot Chili Peppers South Africa 2013 Ticket Prices & Seating Plans

Possible RHCP Setlist   Stadium Parking Plan

Update 1 – Wed, 29 August @ 10h05 Info coming through already that Golden Circle tickets for Joburg were sold out in under 10 minutes, and that General Admission Standing tickets were gone well within the first hour of sales. Seated tickets still available. Cape Town ticket limits are 20 per sale, Johannesburg buyers were limited to 8 each. That suggests the GC tickets for CTown tomorrow might last only 4 minutes, and GA tickets may well be gone by 09:30! ~Bla

Ticket prices and seating plans for the RHCP South Africa concerts in South Africa in February 2013 have been released by Big Concerts.

Ticket sales through Computicket again (hopefully without too many issues again…) open for the Johannesburg performance on Wednesday, 29 August at 09h00, while Cape Town Pepperheads get to queue up from 09h00 on Thursday, 30 August.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, live in Johannesburg – Saturday, 02 February 2013
FNB Soccer City Stadium, Nasrec

  • Golden Circle Standing @ R715
  • General Admission Standing @ R565
  • Seated Admission from R315 to R515

Red Hot Chili Peppers, live in Cape Town – Tuesday, 05 February 2013
Cape Town Stadium, Green Point

  • Golden Circle Standing @ R665
  • General Admission Standing @ R465
  • Seated Admission from R215 to R615

From the Computicket RHCP Ticket Facebook app we get these details – specially relevant if you intend trying online booking….

For info on the Computicket Red Hot Chili Peppers booking process go to the Computicket Chili Peppers Facebook App here: http://on.fb.me/PUiQUC

Public bookings for Johannesburg venue opens at 09:00 on Wednesday 29th August on the Computicket website, the call-centre, Computicket outlets at Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Shoprite and House & Home stores.

Public bookings for Cape Town venue opens at 09:00 on Thursday 30th August on the Computicket website, the call-centre, Computicket outlets at Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Shoprite and House & Home stores.

Tickets are limited to 8 per person for the Johannesburg concert and 20 per person for the Cape Town concert

  1. There will be two separate virtual queues for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers concerts. Customers will be asked which type of ticket they would like to purchase, before joining the virtual queue – seating or standing.
  2. Customers have 10 minutes to pay for their tickets once they have reached the front of the queue to prevent other customers holding on to quantities of tickets that they never end up paying for.
  3. In order to protect user security while making payments online, customers must be registered on the Computicket website in order to book and pay for tickets.
  4. Credit cards used for ticket payments must be 3D secure or Verified by Visa (this takes place with individual banks) for a payment to be successfully processed.
  5. AMEX and Diners Club credit cards will not be accepted for online bookings.
  6. Customers making use of the print@home facility are advised to print their tickets at a later date to avoid delays due to high volumes of web traffic.
Editorial Comment – Thu, 30 Aug @ 00h05 Some thoughts to try put things around the RHCP ticket sales into some context perhaps…

The Stone Roses sold out their 3 reunion concerts in Manchester, totalling 220,000 tickets, in just 68 minutes. In fact the first two shows (totalling around 150,000 tickets) sold out in just 14 minutes! Most of the delay in selling out the third show was caused by the delay in getting it loaded into the ticket sales system – it was an added date.

U2 sold out 90,000 tickets to their 360 Degree concert at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona in 54 minutes.

Take That sold out their ENTIRE 2008 UK tour (over 600,000 tickets!) in around 4 & a half hours.

Even Paul McCartney’s performance in Vegas, admittedly to a small audience of just 4,000, sold out very quickly. 7 seconds quickly! Yip, 7 seconds.

Based on these examples (and I’m sure there are others too) and making an estimate of the RHCP Joburg concert capacity, it is easily possible to have sold out the limited GC tickets in just a few minutes.

In the first three of those examples, online ticket sales services collapsed (including those of the worlds biggest online concert ticket vendor, Ticketmaster.com), fan club pre-sales took place, and Golden Circle/VIP/Inner Circle tickets were extremely limited and were generally the first ticket category to be sold out, followed quickly by General Standing type tickets.

The loudest complaints have been made by those who missed out on GC tickets. But stop and think for a moment. Using the U2 concert at FNB as the example, only 2,700 Inner Circle tickets were available, plus the 600-odd RedZone VIP tickets. Let’s assume a similar number for RHCP and say around 3,000 GC tickets after the pre-sales were available for public sales this morning (although I believe that the actual number will be smaller.)

At 8 tickets per transaction, that means just 375 sales needed to be made to move those 3,000 tickets. And with multiple buyers online, folk at Computicket branches and Checkers outlets all over the country, and many on the phone to multiple call centre operators, processing 375 sales could easily happen in just a few minutes.

And whilst I genuinely do think that we need some healthy competition to Computicket in South Africa (are you listening TicketMaster?!), making glib pronouncements of how useless they and Big Concerts are, and how cheated, scammed and conned we feel because we weren’t able to get the tickets we wanted to see RHCP is not entirely reasoned, justified or fair.

Just saying. Peace, Love and Rock ‘n Roll!

~Bla

http://www.metro.co.uk/music/879296-stone-roses-tickets-concerts-are-fastest-selling-in-rock-history http://www.thinkspain.com/news-spain/16422/u2-tickets-sell-out-in-under-an-hour http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7936695.stm

Seating plans & prices sourced from Big Concerts

16 Comments

  1. Update 1 – Wed, 29 August @ 10h05

    Info coming through already that Golden Circle tickets for Joburg were sold out in under 10 minutes, and that General Admission Standing tickets were gone well within the first hour of sales. Seated tickets still available.

    Cape Town ticket limits are 20 per sale, Johannesburg buyers were limited to 8 each. That suggests the GC tickets for CTown tomorrow might last only 4 minutes, and GA tickets may well be gone by 09:30!

    ~Bla

  2. I seriously doubt Computicket/SA can be compared to your examples. There’s something someone’s not telling us. This is not normal.

    • Hi B. Thanks for the comment.
      I’m struggling though to understand why you feel that the situation here is not comparable with those examples? Care to elaborate your thoughts a little more?
      I’m sure there is a heck of a lot that we are not being told. But honestly, what do we need to be told? Big Concerts and Computicket are business entities, as are the Red Hot Chili Peppers themselves. Why should any one them have to explain their business methods publicly? They made products (concert tickets in this case) available for purchase, and sold the lot of them very quickly. Nothing untoward in that is there?
      Perhaps the only thing that is not “normal” about all of this is that they managed to sell a stadium-load full of products that we’ll only be able to judge the true value of in over 5 months time!

      • If there is a private method of elaborating completely I will do so, but I understand you don’t believe Big C and Computicket have to publicly provide their business methods, I am not asking them for that, I just believe it’s all smoke and mirrors and something doesn’t add up

  3. for further interest; from where Big Concerts company operate and sell tickets?

    • Big Concerts’ offices are in the Gardens area in Cape Town. They are a concert and event promoter, and do not sell tickets directly themselves at all. As far as I know they use Computicket exclusively to manage ticket sales for the events they arrange (but I am open to correction on this one.)

  4. need three tickets VIP or Golden Circle; willing to pay black market price

    • Ticketing scalping is against the Terms of Sale of both Computicket & Big Concerts. Personally I would be very careful about purchasing black market tickets. If they original buyer is found the tickets could be marked as invalid and will not scan at the turnstiles when you try to enter the stadium.

      Also, if the tickets were purchased online the same ticket could be printed multple times using the print-at-home service and then sold to many people. The turnstile scanners will allow only the first person with a specific ticket code to enter, all the others that arrive later and try to enter will be rejected. It’s one of the reasons that no passouts are permitted during the show.

      Am trying to find details of stadium suite VIP packages available for you to consider instead. Stay tuned.

    • might know someone who has standing and golden circle tickets if still looking. email dovslow@me.com

  5. If anyone is looking to sell their tickets I’d be more than eager to buy them.

    • I have a seating ticket, FNB Stadium RHCP 2nd Feb – R1500

    • might know someone who has tickets if still looking. email dovslow@me.com

    • Hi All

      I have a RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS golden circle ticket for sale for Capetown, the 5th of Feb at the Green Point stadium. I will be in Capetown from the 2nd of Feb in Fish Hoek.

      Nearest cash offer will be accepted.

      Call/sms 084 5000 722

  6. Where is it best to park at Jhb RHCP concert?

  7. Hi All

    I have a RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS golden circle ticket for sale for Capetown, the 5th of Feb at the Green Point stadium. I will be in Capetown from the 2nd of Feb in Fish Hoek.

    Nearest cash offer will be accepted.

    Call/sms 084 5000 722

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