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SMTOWN LA in 2012

I was wondering, does anybody know when the SMTOWN tour will start again? And when it might be coming back to Los Angeles? I didn't have the chance to go to the last LA show, and the NY one was far away (I'm in school ;c;) , and so I'm hoping SMTOWN will come back this year. I figured if it starts again, it would start in Korea and then move to LA, like it did before....but some people are saying it won't ever come back to the West coast because it was a 'financial letdown' sad.gif

information is super hard  to find, since I can't search in Korean ;~;

any ideas?
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  • joemama23joemama23 Posts: 26Member
    actually from what I have heard/ read it wasn't a financial letdown it actually grossed more money in ticket sales and merchandise than SMTOWN Paris for their two days combined sooo I don't know I really hope they come back because I also didn't get to go to the LA one or the NY one and I was bummed twice LOOL ^__^
  • WaeOppaaaWaeOppaaa Posts: 7Member
    joemama23 wrote on 06 February 2012 - 05:33 PM:

    actually from what I have heard/ read it wasn't a financial letdown it actually grossed more money in ticket sales and merchandise than SMTOWN Paris for their two days combined sooo I don't know I really hope they come back because I also didn't get to go to the LA one or the NY one and I was bummed twice LOOL ^__^


    I hope so too!
    maybe within the next few months, we'll hear more about it~
  • TVBuddyTVBuddy Posts: 2,395Member

    IDOL

    NY was sold out so I'm pretty sure they'd be back
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  • ng0cnguy3nng0cnguy3n Posts: 329Member

    ROOKIE

    edited April 2012
    Well, it looks like SMTOWN will be coming back to L.A. on May 20th! Surprisingly, they're coming to us first this time. Excited, but I feel like everything is so last minute.They just announced the concert today and now concert tickets will begin selling on April 5th.
  • creamy_pinkcreamy_pink Posts: 65Member
    I also just read the news regarding SM Town coming back to LA on May 20th, and the venue this time will be at Honda Center in Aneheim. What it is weird to me is that they announced that ticket sales will start April 5th which is the day after tomorrow, but there is still no information on how to buy the tickets, ticket pricing and seating chart!
  • ng0cnguy3nng0cnguy3n Posts: 329Member

    ROOKIE

    edited April 2012
    creamy_pink wrote on 03 April 2012 - 09:00 PM:

    I also just read the news regarding SM Town coming back to LA on May 20th, and the venue this time will be at Honda Center in Aneheim. What it is weird to me is that they announced that ticket sales will start April 5th which is the day after tomorrow, but there is still no information on how to buy the tickets, ticket pricing and seating chart!


    Powerhouse just made an announcement about SMTOWN 2012 here.

    Tickets will go on sale at 5pm (Pacific Daylight Time) on Thursday, April 5th via www.ticketmaster.com and www.powerhouselive.net. Ticket prices will range from $50 to $300. The $300 VIP tickets will be good for access to the private rehearsal at 3pm on the day of the show. Further details regarding ticket information will be released soon.


    The tickets have been listed on ticketmaster, but there's two listings so I'm not exactly sure what that is about...
  • so-flyhighso-flyhigh Posts: 43Member

    ROOKIE

    The prices for the tickets are so expensive :c
    I hate how this is coming out in such short notice!
    YG gave a heads up about their tour, but SM all of a sudden pushed this out of nowhere. I'm worried that I might not go because of the date and how fast the show will be sold out...
  • xeudaemonicxeudaemonic www.soshified.com CaliforniaPosts: 1,142Member
    I suggest you guys do what you can to get through Powerhouselive first for tickets if you're buying online or calling in. Ticketmaster fees are much higher, than Powerhouse. But their processing are both fast and reliable.
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  • winxred12winxred12 Posts: 137Member
    I'm thinking of going but to be honest I'm kinda afraid of being there by myself..
  • *untinnu**untinnu* Posts: 616Member

    ROOKIE

    winxred12 wrote on 04 April 2012 - 02:14 AM:

    I'm thinking of going but to be honest I'm kinda afraid of being there by myself..


    Don't be afraid!!! We're all fans..and you can just introduce yourself to someone and say that you're alone and if it's okay if you can hang out with them..you can always chat with everyone here and meet up with them..

    I've been to a few concerts by myself, and have always made friends and chat with the people that are sitting next to me..it's fun!!!

    Does anyone know if there will be anything 'special' this year..? Like when I went in 2010, Sones practically bought all of the floor tickets..and there was also a fanmeeting, Sones had their own fanmeet while other fanbase went to KoreaBoo's..
  • hipploytahipployta Hipployta Miami, FLPosts: 174Member

    IDOL

    I was interested in going until I realized I'd be paying over $1k for tix, hotel, flight, and rental car just to see Shinee and Exo. I have no clue about the set list and I am not a GG fan so that part of the show would be kind of a waste. Plus I am planning to see Big Bang and go to a few cons this year. I could buy a new pair of shoes instead.
    It's been so many years...
  • ng0cnguy3nng0cnguy3n Posts: 329Member

    ROOKIE

    edited April 2012
    *untinnu* wrote on 04 April 2012 - 01:50 PM:

    Does anyone know if there will be anything 'special' this year..? Like when I went in 2010, Sones practically bought all of the floor tickets..and there was also a fanmeeting, Sones had their own fanmeet while other fanbase went to KoreaBoo's..


    Powerhouse stated that you can't purchase more than 10 tickets at once so that means fanclubs will not be able bulk purchase tickets like the last SMTOWN. They can, however, repeatedly purchase 10 tickets each time but it's unlikely that all the tickets will be right next to each other. I'm glad they made this rule, because it means every fan for themselves now. As for the fanmeets, you can check up on the artists' international fan forums to see if they're planning anything.

    Powerhouse recently released a FAQ so if you haven't seen it yet, check it out below:

    Q: When do tickets go on
    sale?

    A: Thursday, April 5th @ 5pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

    Q: What are the ticket prices?

    A: $50, $85, $150, $200, $300

    Q: Where can I purchase tickets?

    A: You may purchase tickets via Ticketmaster or
    www.powerhouselive.net

    Q: Will Powerhouse be doing phone sales?

    A: No, Powerhouse ticket sales will be ONLINE ONLY.

    Q: How many tickets can I buy at once?

    A: There will be a limit of 10 tickets per purchase, so if you would
    like to purchase more than 10, you will need to make separate
    transactions.

    Q: When can we see the seating chart?

    A: The official seating chart will be released very soon. Powerhouse
    will make sure to put it up before tickets go on sale so that the fans
    can see it.

    Q: Where are the $300 seats located?

    A: They will be on the floor and front rows of the lower bowl. You
    will have a better understanding when the seating chart is released.

    Q: Is there a way I can buy $300VIPtickets without having to get a
    floor seat? Can I get a different section?

    A: Floor seats will be selling first for the $300 tickets, so if you
    would like a different section, your best bet would be to keep trying
    until you get it online, or to speak with a Ticketmaster rep over the
    phone.

    Q: Will it be easier to get floor tickets with Powerhouse?

    A: Powerhouse and Ticketmaster will be selling an equally divided
    number of floor seats, so you will have the same chance.

    Q: Are the good tickets going to come out first? Because last time
    Ticketmaster kept the floor tickets and put only a couple out at a
    time online.

    A: All tickets will be released to the public with an exception of
    production holds. You will be offered to buy the best available seats
    in the order the ticket system puts them out.

    Q: What are the camera regulations? Are we allowed to bring in
    cameras or do we follow the restrictions set forth by the venue?

    A: Taking photos, video filming, and recording are strictly
    prohibited. Only authorized staff will be permitted. Please do not be
    surprised even if there are strict security checks on cameras and
    recording devices at the time of entrance.
  • ohchellsohchells insanity far from your face!Posts: 5,064Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    Thanks for posting the FAQ. Definitely helped clear a lot of questions. I wished this announcement wasn't so sudden and hopefully the seating chart will be out soon!
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  • ng0cnguy3nng0cnguy3n Posts: 329Member

    ROOKIE

    edited April 2012
    The seating chart was released a while ago and a lot of people are not happy, me included.

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  • ChuuChuuuChuuChuuu Posts: 35Member
    Aww man, this is so last minute, afraid tickets will sell out and its on a Sunday -__- SMtown will be worth it, but gonna be such a hassle to prepare everything..
  • *untinnu**untinnu* Posts: 616Member

    ROOKIE

    edited April 2012
    nuuuuuuuuuuuuu The section I want is $200..

    This is crazy..so expensive..but I can't blame them, they did get a bigger venue..

    ahhhh...I only want to go see EXO since I already saw the rest...and there's KMF and Big Bang is coming up too..

    Maybe I should just get the $50 one..at least I'll still be there..
  • xeudaemonicxeudaemonic www.soshified.com CaliforniaPosts: 1,142Member
    edited April 2012
    OMG, 200 for the seats I want x_x Problems of a broke college student........
    Hmmm ... what to do, what to do ): Good luck to me and to everyone else today getting tickets (: Let's share seat information afterwards!
    HHAH, I'll be at school in a classroom buying tickets unfortunately hahah!

    Woww 200 for the green seats too .. well fml -_-

    I think I'm going to settle for the 85 seats, ahaha. The 50 is so sad. and the 150 on the sides!? Not worth it.
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  • ShunshouShunshou Posts: 22Member
    Does anyone have any idea why the $50 seats are any worse than the $85 seats? Is there something obscuring your view? They seem to have a better viewing angle than some of the $85 seats and are a little closer to the stage than the $85 seats in the far back... I would've considered getting the $300 tickets had I not already spent $275 on KMF... >.>;
  • xeudaemonicxeudaemonic www.soshified.com CaliforniaPosts: 1,142Member
    I think the view of the middle is more "valuable" than those on the corners, which is why the rows farthest back but in the middle are 85 rather than 50. Although the artists do use the extended stages, they do most of their performance together, which is usually the main stage and the middle. I think that's why the front view is most expensive.
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  • ShunshouShunshou Posts: 22Member
    I see. Thanks! I guess with the side $85 tickets, they're considered more "valuable" simply because of the proximity? I wonder what the best compromise between proximity/viewing angle is... I remember being seated quite close to JYJ for their concert at USC, but the viewing angle was terrible, and it wouldn't have been worth it if not for the fact that (it was free and) we were close enough to the stage entrance that my friend got me their autographs as they were walking out...

    I have gotten cheap tickets to arena concerts in Japan where they were cheap because the view was occluded by gigantic speakers and the area was unfavorably bass-heavy.

    I'm super excited to see EXO though! *_*

    Do you think they'll probably go to Disneyland in the days before/after the concert? Hahahaha...
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