U2 has explained how the Verified Fan ticketing will work on the group’s upcoming eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018. Questions have been looming how the process works since the tour was announced on November 1st. The system helps combat bots and scalpers to ensure that tickets purchased on November 20th are purchased by actual fans.
Anyone planning on purchasing U2 tickets on Monday, November 20th will need to register by Saturday, November 18th at 10 pm PST via a special site. Fans who don’t register by this date will not be able to purchase tickets when they go on sale.
Verified Fan means that fans need to register to prove that they are actual humans. As it pertains to U2, it means they need to sign up by November 18th to become eligible to buy tickets on November 20th when the tour goes on sale.
It’s free to sign up and takes about two minutes by either providing their cell phone number and following the instructions in the accompanied text or signing into their Ticketmaster account and filling out the form, like I did. U2.com subscribers and Citi cardholders still must sign up for Verified Fan before they can purchase tickets as well. Fans who sign up for Verified Fan do not have to buy tickets. This just ensures that they can purchase tickets if they want. Due to popular demand, fans aren’t guaranteed tickets either after registering. Much like every U2 tour in recent years, demand is high and shows are expected to sell out quickly.
U2 wants fans to know that this process is different than Paperless Ticketing. Paperless Ticketing is not yet legal in New York and there are a few pitfalls with paperless ticketing that they’re trying to avoid. For example, you buy four U2 tickets like a good friend does, and then your sister decides to get married that day and you have to miss the show. Your friends should still get to go to the show, right? Things happen, we get it.
2018 Tour Dates:
May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7 – San Jose, CA SAP – Center
May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center