Danny Elfman Concert Of Tim Burton Movie Music Adds Second Show
Tickets for the Oct. 29 show start at $45 and are on sale through AXS.com or by calling (888) 929-7849. The orchestral concert performance of Elfman’s scores, a first for the composer in the U.S., will feature conductor John Mauceri leading the 87-piece Hollywood Studio Symphony and the 45-member Page L.A. Choir. TIMELINE: Summer’s must see concerts The show will include tunes from Elfman and Burton’s 15 film collaborations from 1985′s “Pee-wees Big Adventure” to 2012′s ” Frankenweenie , spliced with Burtons art and film clips. Elfman will be on hand to perform his songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (the four-time Oscar nominee also served as Jack Skellington’s singing voice in the 1993 film). The concert will premiere Oct. 7 at London’s Royal Albert Hall , then tour Britain ahead of its L.A. dates. A U.S. tour for the show is also in the works, but dates and cities have yet to be announced. Elfman first caught Burton’s eye as the frontman for new wave band Oingo Boingo.
Paperless tickets could be a new hit with concert fans
We’re trying to cut down on third-party sellers and I feel very comfortable that we are doing that.” Orlando’s Johnson said there’s a learning curve for fans and venues. The Amway’s experience “was an education issue with the public,” he said. If concertgoers had paperless tickets, “they had to go to a special door because an employee at every door doesn’t have the ability to print the ticket and swipe the credit card through a device,” Johnson said. “It does take a little bit longer because we’re usually just scanning a bar code.” At the same time, Johnson sees the advantages of the system. “I like paperless ticketing,” he said. “I think it’s the wave of the future. I think that five years from now you won’t see paper tickets. It’ll be like the airlines.” Paperless ticketing is not “the most customer-friendly thing in the world,” said Gary Bongiovanni, editor of concert industry trade magazine Pollstar. It’s more difficult, for instance, to buy tickets as a gift if the buyer’s credit card must be used at the door. Likewise, if a fan was unable to attend the show at the last moment, paperless tickets would be harder to give away or sell. Most touring acts are aware that paperless technology helps them as much as it helps the fans trying to avoid inflated ticket prices, Bongiovanni said. “The general feeling in the music business, whether it’s the artists, promoters or buildings, is that anything that can be done to recapture money being siphoned off by the secondary ticket market and share it among the people on the line for the show is a good thing,” Bongiovanni said. “Artists would look at the people sitting in the front row and feel like chumps because the tickets were priced at $65, but people sitting there paid $165 and that extra $100 isn’t going into their pockets. That’s part of the reason prices have escalated so much.