Elvis/Metropole Orkest in Amsterdam, Sept. 6 '06

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Elvis/Metropole Orkest in Amsterdam, Sept. 6 '06

Postby johnfoyle » Wed May 31, 2006 5:47 pm

http://www.home.nl/nieuws/cultuur/artik ... ?from=feed

Elvis Costello met Metropole Orkest in Amsterdam

31 mei 2006, 20:00

RIJSWIJK (ANP) - Elvis Costello geeft op woensdag 6 september samen met het Metropole Orkest een eenmalig optreden in de Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. Het concert is het begin van een korte Europese tour, zo maakt een woordvoerder van de Heineken Music Hall bekend.

Het optreden staat in het teken van het in maart uitgebrachte album My Flame Burns Blue. Op de cd zijn bekende nummers van Costello in een bigband jasje gestoken. De samenwerking tussen Elvis Costello en het Nederlandse Metropole Orkest vindt zijn oorsprong in een optreden tijdens het North Sea Jazz Festival in 2004. Beide partijen waren zo enthousiast over de samenwerking dat ze besloten op tournee te gaan.

De kaartverkoop begint zaterdag 3 juni 2006.

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http://www.heineken-music-hall.nl/

Tickets -

http://www.aub.nl/dsp_productie.cfm?pro ... B01B9E0DBF


Heineken Music Hall
wo 06.sep.06 20.15 €42,50 t/m 45,-

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed May 31, 2006 6:24 pm

I've booked flights 'n hotel - guess I'm going!

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:43 am

Here's the ticketmaster link -

http://www.ticketmaster.nl/html/evinfo. ... 0&C=&l=EN#

ELVIS COSTELLO & METROPOLE ORK
Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
Wed, 06/09/06 8:15 PM


Ticket will go onsale on the following date:

Sat, 03/06/06 10:00 AM

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:06 am

Just got a ticket , front row of balcony to a side of the stage.

Here's a updated link - tickets went on sale a few minutes ago -


http://www.ticketmaster.nl/html/artist. ... POLE%20ORK

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:15 pm

An extra show seems to have been announced ; I'm hunting down details -

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... t_Schedule

Thu 2006-09-07 Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall, exclusive for Visa card holders

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Postby sweetest punch » Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:08 am

The official website has this:

9/6/2006
Heineken Music Hall
[Buy Tickets]
Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve along side the Metropole Orchestra conducted by Alan Broadbent


9/7/2006
Heneiken Music Hall
[Buy Tickets]
Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve along side the Metropole Orchestra conducted by Alan Broadbent


With Alan Broadbent conducting (instead of Vince Mendoza - who conducted in 2004), this seems to mean that the programme will be similar to the 'Orchestral Tour" from this spring.
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:35 am

But if you follow the link it only directs you to the 6th September show. If you do a search on the ticketmaster site there is no link for the 7th either. :?
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:38 am

Has anybody found any further information about this extra date?
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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:02 am

Apparently the second show is for VISA card holders only. I daresay the only way to check that further is to get on to VISA in Holland and see if they can help you. Or even get on to the venue and see if they can help. A friend in Amsterdam tells me he has a ticket for me so I'm sorted. He says he was lucky to get the the two tickets ( the limit for each card holder) so I can't suggest you contact him , sorry. The first night still hasn't sold out so - worst case scenario- you could chance waiting and getting a ticket on the night.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:37 am

Well if they haven't sold tickets for the Wednesday show after all this time I daresay one would be able to get tickets on the night for the Thursday.
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Postby sweetest punch » Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:46 pm

The concert is announced in the media:

http://www.planet.nl/planet/show/id=747 ... /sc=52265d
(Elvis is artist of the month!)

http://www.telegraaf.nl/prive/48363711/ ... rkest.html
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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:02 pm

My Amsterdam contact let me know today that his
arrangement for seats for the second show fell
through. I'm still confident of getting hold of, by
whatever means , a ticket on the night .
However , out of curiosity , I sent a e-mail today to
Elvis' PR people , just to see if they could help.


on 8/31/06 7:45 AM, John Foyle
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm travelling Amsterdam to see Elvis Costello's
> show next Sept.6. I'd love to also see the show on
> Sept. 7th but can find no sales link for it , beyond
> some fan site info. that it's for VISA card holders
> only. I have one of those cards and am willing to
pay
> for it.
>
> Can you help?
>
>
> John Foyle, Dublin, Ireland.
>

- and got this reply -

Dear John - I will inquire for you. When do you leave
for Amsterdam? -
All
the best, Mark



Mark Satlof
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Vice President
32 Court Street, 16th Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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718.522.7242 - f
msatlof@shorefire.com
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I replied , and ask if I may pass on
any info. he may find.

More later.........hopefully!

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:47 pm

the latest -

John - I am told that the show is sold out, but we will contact the
promoter
to see if they have any tickets available for you. I will let you know
as
soon as I hear anything either way - Mark

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:14 am

It appears that the first show has [finally] sold out (tickets are no longer on sale through Ticketmaster).

I wonder what's happening with the second show :? . It took a long time for the first show to sell out. Is the second show smaller? Were tickets cheaper?

Good luck John.
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Postby sweetest punch » Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:10 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:It appears that the first show has [finally] sold out (tickets are no longer on sale through Ticketmaster).

I wonder what's happening with the second show :? . It took a long time for the first show to sell out. Is the second show smaller? Were tickets cheaper?

Good luck John.


The fact that Ticketmaster doesn't sell tickets anymore has to do with the fact that the concert is less than eight days away. They need the time to send the tickets. You can problably still buy tickets at the regular selling places or at Heineken Music Hall.
Heineken Music Hall is a very good concert hall with great acoustics and it holds up to 3500 seats. I guess that for the first show more than half of the tickets are sold now, and the second show is sold out, due to the fact that it is presented as a special event, that is exclusive for VISA-holders (and problably has a special ticketprice).
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:20 am

sweetest punch wrote:...and the second show is sold out, due to the fact that it is presented as a special event, that is exclusive for VISA-holders (and problably has a special ticketprice).


Special ticket price as in more expensive :? :lol:

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:28 am

I'm going!

The moon must be aligned with Pluto (the non-planet) or something.

I've got everything I need for the EC experience tomorrow night. I was going to listen to Il Sogno to try and get into it but I fear that with a poor night's sleep last night it won't help.

On behalf of the Board's UK members I'm going to ask why he's not playing here with Allen toussaint (although having asked him last year about the UK missing out on the Emmylou Harris shows I think I already know the answer :( )
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Postby mood swung » Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:51 am

Be sure to take a lighter and scream out "ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLISON" at the appropriate intervals.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:12 am

mood swung wrote:Be sure to take a lighter and scream out "ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLISON" at the appropriate intervals.


But of course - I wouldn't want to change the habit of a lifetime :lol:

mood swung wrote:Have fun, VG.


How does one have fun in Amsterdam? :D

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Postby spooky girlfriend » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:17 am

Go Verbal. I'll be checking the web for your worldwide antics. :)

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:18 am

I was kinda worried about that... :wink:
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Postby migdd » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:09 am

verbal,
We'll be expecting a full trip report upon your return!
Have fun!!!

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:21 am

Thanks migdd. I intend to :wink:
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Postby johnfoyle » Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:30 pm

Hi from Amsterdam.

After the usual frantic dashing around airports 'n train stations I've had a large meal on a pavement table by a square off Spuistraaat and will now have a stroll to see the 'sights' before resting my weary bones. There wasn't a basket of fruit in my hotel suite ( actually , a basket of any description would have difficulty fitting into the cupboard I'm dossing down in) with a ticket for the second show so it doesn't seems like Elvis' PR people have got me one. Tomorrow I'll go to the venue and see what I can find out.

Weather - warm , balmy , dry.


By the way , the venue's site has something about a webcast-

http://www.heineken-music-hall.nl/

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Postby John » Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:09 pm

Having a stroll to see the Amsterdam sights in the evening. :wink:

We understand.

Full report required in the morning John.


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