The Dent has been flooded with many questions about Tori's Summer 2003 Lottapianos concert tour. Below you will find several of the most asked questions and the answers as best I can give them. If you are going to email me about this tour, please check this page first since I am swamped with email and may not answer anything already answered on this page.
- - What is the best way for me to keep up on the VERY LATEST tour news? Where is the tour schedule and list of known onsale dates? How can I find out details on the various venues?
- - Will more dates be added to the current schedule? Will she be coming to my hometown? Can you tell me all the cities she will be doing this entire year?
- - Will Tori be touring the U.K. and Europe in 2003?
- - Will Tori be touring Australia in 2003?
- - Will Tori do "meet & greets" during this tour?
- - How do the meet and greets work? Are there tickets to buy to the meet & greets? How can I meet Tori while she is on tour?
- - Will there be pre-sale or advanced tickets for fans made available for this tour? How do I get the password for the pre-sale?
- - How can I get good seats for the concerts?
- - Will there be a RAINN auction where I can bid on premium tickets and backstage passes for this tour?
- - Will Tori tour this time with a band or will she be solo?
- - Who will open for Tori during this tour?
- - What venue will Tori be performing at in New York? Can you tell me anything else about the Tour that is not already on your web site?
- - Is there a way I can organize with other Tori fans for gatherings, meetups, after-show parties, and so on?
- - When do tickets go on sale for .....?
- - What is the official name of this tour?
- - I heard that my show is going on sale soon, but I don't see a listing at Ticketmaster.com (or whereever it is being sold) yet. I also do not see it at the venue's web site. Should I be worried?
- - I can't find the answer to my question here. Can I email you and ask?
- - Where are tickets usually sold for the tour? Does Ticketmaster sell tickets for all shows?
- - I called one of the venues on the tour schedule, but they told me they know nothing about the show. Should I be worried?
- - How can I get backstage after the show to meet Tori. How can I watch Tori's pre-show soundcheck in person?
- - Does Tori allow people to tape or bootleg her concerts?
- - Can I take photos at the show?
- - What is the proper bahavior for a Tori show? Can I sing along to the songs, dance around, scream out loud and so on?
- - What kind of merchandise will this tour have?
- - Where can I find set lists and reviews of Tori shows during the tour? Will you once again have a forum available for people to post set lists and concert reviews?
- - What instruments will Tori herself play on the Scarlet's Walk tour?
- - Will Tori tour anywhere else in the world other than North America, Europe, or Australia?
- - When Ticketmaster.com or any ticket vendor says tickets will go on sale at 10:00AM, what time zone are they referring to?
- - What should we do if we are told a particular presale will begin at a certain time, and it does not?
- - Will people sit or stand during this show? Are fans rushing the stage like they did on some past tours?
1) What is the best way for me to keep up on the VERY LATEST tour news? Where is the tour schedule and list of known onsale dates? How can I find out details on the various venues?
The Dent strives to be an excellent online resource for the tour where you can easily find out all about what is going on. Here are the pages within the Dent that you should check frequently:
The Dent Tori News Page:
The Dent's Lottapianos Tour Schedule Page which contains dates, cities, venue names, and on sale dates
Lottapianos Tour Set Lists & Reviews - The Tour Schedule page contains links to the set list and reviews once the show has taken place:
Scarlet's Walk 2002/2003 Tour Set Lists & Reviews - This page has all the dates for the previous 2002/2003 Scarlet's Walk Tour with links to set lists and reviews:
The Dent's General Tour Page, where all news items about the tour alone are kept as well as some additional web links you will need:
This Lottapianos Tour FAQ of course!
Always check Tori's official site at toriamos.com of course! Also check out hereinmyhead.com for details about the tour. It would also be a good idea to keep an eye on Ticketmaster.com and CC.com as well, since they are usually involved with most of the shows on Tori's tour.
The Dent is an up-to-date and accurate resource for this tour information. But keep in mind that I have a life outside of Tori. I have a job during the day and an active social life. Also keep in mind that web sites are more static than mailing lists. Therefore, I strongly suggest that you also subscribe to the following mailing lists for the latest Tour and Ticket info. The number of posts to all the mailing lists below is relatively low and is easy to manage. I have found that they can get the word out before I do on some occasions when I am at work or asleep. Like thedent.com, these mailing lists make it easy for you to find out what you want quickly. Here are the mailing lists and links where you can find out how to subscribe:
ToriNews Mailing List:
ToriTour Mailing List:
ToriAmos.com Mailing List (This mailing list is know for sending out the official presales password!):
There are some online message boards with tour news, however, if you want only verified and accurate news in a quick and easy to read format, then I think the resources above are your best bet.
2) Will more dates be added to the current Lottapianos Tour schedule? Will she be coming to my hometown? Can you tell me all the cities she will be doing this entire year?
All the dates and cities that The Dent can confirm can be found on the Dent's Lottapianos Tour Schedule Page. I am not hiding any dates from you and the Dent always contains everything that I know. The Lottapianos Tour will begin in Redmond, WA on July 26, 2003 and end in West Palm Beach, FL on September 4, 2003. No more dates will be added after the West Palm Beach show, and at this point it is very unlikely any more dates will be added during the tour either. A second Chicago, IL show was added for August 11, 2003 at Skyline Stage At Navy Pier , but this will likely be the last new show announced.
3) Will Tori be touring again in the U.K. and Europe for the Lottapianos tour?
While Tori did tour in Europe early in 2003 during the Scarlet's Walk tour, there are NO plans for her to return to Europe or the U.K. as part of the Lottapianos Tour. With Tori, things change all the time, so I have learned to never say never. But it looks unlikely at this point.
4) Will Tori be touring Australia in 2003?
An Australian tour in 2003 is unlikely at this point. Several times during previous tours, Tori made comments about wanting to return to Australia. But so far we have heard nothing, and I am afraid it simply will not happen.
5) Will Tori do "meet & greets" during this tour?
For those who may not know, during past tours Tori would often meet with fans before her soundcheck at the venue during the mid or late afternoon. In the past, she would also meet with fans after the show as she was leaving the venue. There were never any rules for such meet and greets. For the pre-show meet & greets, fans would just start showing up at the venue in the morning or afternoon hours waiting for Tori to arrive for her soundcheck, often between 2:30PM and 5:30PM.
During the Scarlet's Walk tour in late 2002/early 2003, Tori did PRE-show meet and greets. However, she did not do any AFTER-show meet and greets.
The following information on Tori's meet and greets for the upcoming Summer 2003 Lottapianos Tour comes directly from Tori's management and was posted to the Dent on July 23, 2003:
"Due to amphitheater venue issues, the ONLY scheduled Meet and Greet for the Lottapianos Tour will be for the First Show, Sat 07/26/03 in Redmond, WA at the Marymoor Amphitheatre. Any further Meet and Greets will be announced via The Dent 24-48 hours in advance of the show date, and verbally by Joel at the venue the day prior. Tori and her management request that Toriphiles do not spend their day waiting for a meet and greet outside a venue unless a Meet and Greet has been formally announced by either The Dent or Joel. There will be no access to water or shade at the venues, and due to the summer heat, loitering outside all day will be a health risk. Thank you in advance for your recognition of this request."
Remember, I will only post to the Dent's ToriNews page if I know for sure there WILL be a meet and greet. Otherwise, you can assume there will NOT be one unless you hear otherwise from Joel. It seems clear that there will not be very many during this tour. There will definitely be no AFTER-show meet & greets for any show on the Summer 2003 Lottapianos Tour. Do not bother waiting in the back of the theatre for Tori after the show. You will not get to meet her then....
6) How do the meet and greets work? Are there tickets to buy to the meet & greets? How can I meet Tori while she is on tour?
See question #5 above for the official policy on meet and greets for the Summer 2003 Lottapianos Tour.
Since the new tour will have at least one meet and greet and perhaps a few more, here is how the 'meet and greets' have worked in the past. The details of the pre-show meet and greets are easy to understand. There is NO attempt made to organize these things by Tori's people. Basically fans just start hanging out at the venues in the morning and early afternoon of the show. Often when you get there you can just look for a crowd of people and know that is where you are to wait. Tori normally arrives for her soundcheck between 2:30PM and 5:30PM, and then Tori may meet with people before the soundcheck somewhere next to the venue, often in the back or on the side. Her security will set up barricades at some point and people have to go behind them to see her. However, you must understand that your chances of meeting Tori are actually quite slim unless you are incredibly lucky or incredibly aggressive. (Even then you may not meet her.) Tori's security will set up barricades before she arrives. People are then directed behind these waist-high metal barricades and told to wait. The front of the barricade is almost always small, often only 15 feet wide. Tori will only stand near the front barricade and can only meet the fans who are at the front. That means there are roughly 20 people who can meet her directly, and the rest of you will be lucky to see the top of her head. (Sometimes you can sit far away and view the proceedings from a distance, and even get good photos if you have a zoom lense, but that can vary and of course you will only see Tori and not meet her.)
Do not assume that you will be in the front if you are one the first people there that day. There were attempts in the past to create a numbering system so that the fans who were there first would be guaranteed a spot up front. Tori's people do not support such a numbering system and they often insist that it not be done. I assume there are fears that fans will be hanging out at the venue all night ans day. which can be dangerous (especially during the hot summer or freezing winter) and is something the venues themselves do not want. It is also possible that a numbering system can be unfairly manipulated. Despite all this, fans at some shows may still try to implement a numbering system, but be aware that it may not work or be effective.
Getting there early does not guarantee you anything. Meeting Tori is a matter of luck. Yes, this does mean that rude people can often be agressive and get up front. Yes, this does mean that people who are there all day could find themselves no where near Tori. And yes, it does mean there can be a lot of unpleasant pushing and shoving as people try to be at the front of the barricades. It does seem unfair I admit, but that is simply the way they are done. All you can do is show up and hope for the best.
Also keep in mind that the barricades you see erected could be changed before Tori comes out. I have seen people who were in the back suddenly find themselves up front because they shifted the location of the meet and greet at the last minute. The people up front then found themselves in the back where they could not even see Tori. That is the reality of some meet & greets.
For safety, Tori's security does not allow those who have met her in the front to step aside when they are done. So when the people in the front have met her, that is it. People are not allowed to stand on the shoulders of their friends to see her either. Photos are allowed if you can actually see her, but video taping is strictly prohibited. Sometimes you can have certain items passed up to be signed, but this is often frowned upon. The people in the barricades are often smashed together for a long time, and there can be a lot of shoving and pushing. The waits can be many hours long in these barricades as well.
I do not mean to make meet & greets sound terrible, but I want to give you a realistic idea of what you will experience should you decide to attend one. Some meet and greets are better than others of course. I often attend these, not to meet Tori, but to socialize with other Toriphiles and people I have not seen since the last tour. If you approach it like that, it can be a very rewarding experience. Just don't go expecting to meet Tori. Your chances are slim at best. I would also ask that anyone who goes, act with courtesy and consideration for other Toriphiles. That way we can keep these experiences civil and fun. Tori is very gracious to meet fans like this, and it is something that still means a lot to her.
7) Will there be pre-sale or advanced tickets for fans made available for this tour? How do I get the password for the pre-sale?
For all the shows on the Lottapianos Tour except one, there were NO presales at all. Tickets simply went on sale to the general public, both online and at various Ticket Outlets/Box Offices. The one exception to this was the August 10, 2003 Chicago, IL show, which did have a presale prior to the general sale. But that was the only presale conducted for the Lottapianos Tour.
Some of the outdoor amphitheatres do sell advanced tickets in the form of special multi-show packages, where you have to buy tickets for a certain number of shows at that venue. This can be rather expensive and you may be stuck with tickets for several concerts that you do not care for. Unless you are both rich and desperate for good seats (or actually like a bunch of acts coming to that venue) then this is not the best option. At the time of this FAQ's last update, all the venues offering such packages have already done so.
Here is additional presale info even though there will be no more for the Lottapianos Tour:
You should subscribe to the Tori Amos mailing list at toriamos.com, where the passwords for such presales are often revealed. Simply go to:
and sign up. The password is usually not emailed to people until the night before the show. Sometimes it is sent out a few hours before the onsale time. (However, it looks like Toriamos.com only sends the password to a subset of everyone who signs up, and not everyone. They appear to be trying to contact ONLY the people near the venue in question, but this is not always the case.) Therefore, it would also be a good idea to sign up for two more mailing lists: ToriNews and ToriTour. Here are the places where you can find out how to subscribe to them:
The Dent will also post details about any presales taking place.
A pre-sale itself mainly means you go to a web site (usually Ticketmaster.com or in some cases other more minor ticketing agencies like tickets.com) and then buy tickets just like you normally do. The only difference is you often have to provide a password before you can buy, because supposedly the sale is only for a select few. However, there is no guarantee you will get a good seat during a pre-sale. I know some people who waited for the General Public sales and got better seats, while I know others who did really well during the pre-sales.
The Dent normally does not give out the pre-sale password since that is suppose to be an exclusive for people who join the official Tori mailing list.
One thing you have to be careful of if you subscribe to Tori's official mailing list is that you do not have any anti-spam software that might be keeping you from receiving the email. I use a service with my email called MailBlock that automatically deletes any email that looks like spam. I found out recently that the emails from ToriAmos.com and Fanscape (the company that promotes Tori online) were not reaching me because MailBlock thought they were spam! Make sure if you have such software that email addresses from rtn.epicrecordsemail.com, mail.fanscape.com, toriamos.com or fanscape.com are allowed to come through your spam filters.
8) How can I get good seats for the concerts?
One word sums this up: LUCK. There are many ways to get tickets, but none of them guarantees you good seats. You can order by phone, stand in line at the venue or any Ticketmaster outlet, order online, and even wait and buy your ticket the day of the show. I have heard of people getting great seats these ways and people getting horrible seats. The pre-sales that take place also give you no real guarantees. I have had some luck with them, but many others who ordered online moments after pre-sale tickets went on sale got nose-bleed seats. There is just no method I can tell you that will guarantee you a great seat.
You might try finding other Toriphiles who are selling tickets, and you can also check eBay religiously. However, eBay tickets can often set you back a lot of money. There are scalpers at some of the shows, as well as shady online ticket brokers, but you can not always count on this and again you may spend your life savings on tickets. I know some people who wait until a few hours before the show begins to get seats, because sometimes good tickets are released at the last minute. Sometimes these are seats reserved for Tori that she did not use. There is no guarantee of this however, and you should not expect it! I have never known a single Toriphile who was unable to get "a seat" at the last minute. But the seat is not always good.
When buying tickets online, you can sometimes decline buying a seat if you do not like it and try again. You would be surprised how often a better seat becomes available later because a person who had it on hold did not finish buying it within the allotted time. The lesson here is that you do not always have to purchase the first thing offered to you. Richard Handal posted to the Precious Things mailing list this advice, "Happy with what's offered? Buy it. Not happy? Don't buy it. Repeat at every ticket buying opportunity until one is happy. Otherwise, buy something one isn't, in a utopian sense, pleased with, and be prepared to settle for that ticket if one can't sell it when one's ideal ticket might later present itself."
It is also a good idea to carefully study a venue's seating chart to have a better idea of what is available and what you might want to shoot for or avoid. If you plan to order tickets online, at Ticketmaster.com or elsewhere, it is always a good idea to practice using the site beforehand so you have some idea of what to expect when you are purchasing seats for real. (You don't have to actually buy a seat when you request one.)
9) Will there be a RAINN auction where I can bid on premium tickets and backstage passes for this tour?
During some previous tours, RAINN did auction off 2 pairs of tickets and 2 pairs of backstage passes to each show. With the Spring 2003 North American leg of the Scarlet's Walk Tour however, RAINN only auctioned off front row seats, and NOT backstage passes.
For the Summer 2003 Lottapianos Tour, RAINN is once again auctioning off front row seats only. If you go to eBay and check out the auctions from eBay member/user officialrainnauctions , you will see the shows you can currently bid on. All auction proceeds go to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. (http://www.rainn.org). Good luck!
10) Will Tori tour this time with a band or will she be solo?
Tori will once again have a band with her for the Summer 2003 Lottapianos Tour. She will be joined onstage by Jon Evans on bass and Matt Chamberlain on drums and percussion.
11) Who will open for Tori during this tour?
Tori's special guest for the Lottapianos tour will be Ben Folds. He is also a piano player, and thus the name of the tour. Ben plans to play for a full hour, and then Tori will hit the stage for a full show. Check out Ben Fold's official web site to find out more about him. He will be Tori's special guest for almost all the dates on the Summer 2003 Lottapianos Tour except for Interlochen MI, and Columbus OH (where the opening act will be Marc Broussard).
12) Can you tell me anything else about the Tour that is not already on your web site?
What I have on The Dent is the extent of what I know. If you do not see it here, chances are I may simply not know yet. If there is a question you have that is not on this FAQ, feel free to email me about it at email@example.com.
13) Is there a way I can organize with other Tori fans for gatherings, meetups, after-show parties, and so on?
There are some online resources to help you meet other Tori fans on tour or plan get-togethers before or after the show.
The Scarlet's Walk Pre-show Meetup Yahoo Group:
Violet's Exit 75 Mailing List - The main purpose of this mailing list is to help Toriphiles plan get-togethers. Click the link to find out how to subscribe.
The Dent's Toriphile Registry is another good way to locate Toriphiles in your area or a specific area:
14) When do tickets go on sale for .....?
All the on ticket onsale dates that I know about are listed at The Dent's Tour Schedule Page at:
If you can not find when tickets for a show go on sale there, then that means we do not know yet!
15) What is the official name for this tour?
This tour is called the Lottapianos Tour due to the fact that Tori's special guest, Ben Folds, is also a piano player. During Tori's MSN Celebrity Chat on July 23, 2003, she was asked about how she hooked up with Ben for the tour. Tori answered:
"because I thought it was a good idea and we approached him and he was open and it felt like the right thing to do. I felt at this time an evening with the same instrument, the piano, and accompanying keyboards coming from different perspectives that were both valid. Male and female, there's a lot of intregation instead of segragation. Instead of a lot of men on the bill and only one woman. There's a lot of violence in the world and to have an evening that's powerful but doesn't need to take power from people. To try and take audiences into a dark space and I'm very comfortable now walking into a dark space but you don't do it by disrespecting the audience, you do it by protecting them and getting them to walk into that dark space to see the shadows instead of trying to take their power away. And Ben doesn't do that. I played with that with Voice for Pele and you have to realize what that's like. There's a lot of emotional vampires out there performing. I don't care how cute some of them look, there's a subjucation to some aspect of some people's show and chant things. So this is another way to tap into the question I've been asking myself, what is a powerful male and what is a powerful female and that's what I'm exploring and I thought Ben was the person to explore that with especially since we play the same instrument. There really isn't a loser, I believe it can be a win win situation."
16) I heard that my show is going on sale soon, but I don't see a listing at Ticketmaster.com (or whereever it is being sold) yet. I also do not see it at the venue's web site. Should I be worried?
Not at all. Ticketmaster and other places sometimes wait until the very last minute to add a show's listing. I have even seen them wait until the time the tickets go on sale to add anything online about it. Usually however, Ticketmaster.com (or whoever) will update their listings late Thursday night or Friday morning. As for the venue, those folks can sometimes be the LAST to know about a show.
17) I can't find the answer to my question here. Can I email you and ask?
Sure you can! Email Mikewhy at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask away, after checking this FAQ first.
18) Where are tickets usually sold for the tour? Does Ticketmaster sell tickets for all shows?
Tickets for most shows are sold through Ticketmaster. You can order online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone, or at many different Ticketmaster outlets sprinkled around most cities. Sometimes the venue itself will sell tickets to the public at its box office, but not always.
To find the appropriate Ticketmaster phone number, go to:
To find a Ticketmaster Center or Outlet near you, got to:
Tickets for presales are always sold online ONLY.
Some venues and cities, a relatively small number, use alternate ticket agencies. For Example, St, Louis often uses Metrotix.com, Portland last year used Fastixx.com, and many other places and venues use Tickets.com. Often you can find out what ticket agency sells for a particular venue by checking its web site. I would assume that all shows are being sold through Ticketmaster unless you see otherwise on the Dent. I have Ticket buying details on my Tour Schedule Page:
19) I called one of the venues on the tour schedule, but they told me they know nothing about the show or said it was not confirmed. Should I be worried?
No need to panic! The folks working at the venue are sometimes the LAST to know about a particular show. We online almost always find out about some shows before the venue does. So if you call a venue or check out their web site, and do not see Tori's concert listed, do not worry. In all likelihood the show is still going to take place. Keep checking The Dent for the latest.
20) How can I get backstage after the show to meet Tori. How can I watch Tori's pre-show soundcheck in person?
In order to get backstage, you have to have a backstage pass. These are nearly impossible to get, and simply asking for them will not work. Don't even think about trying to sneak backstage because Tori's security will catch you. People who get backstage passes usually get them one of three main ways.
1) They win an online auction where the passes are being offered. RAINN used to auction off backstage passes, but no longer does so. (See question #9).
2) They win radio contests or some other kind of contest.
3) They receive the pass from Tori, or someone associated with Tori.
Tori does not allow people to watch her soundcheck. Sometimes there will be radio contests and such where winners are allowed to sit in on a song or two, but that is it, and such opportunities are rare. This is a private time for Tori where she can rehearse, make sure the sound is just right, and work on new material that she is always adding to her shows.
21) Does Tori allow people to tape or bootleg her concerts?
Taping a Tori show is illegal and Tori does not allow it or have anything like a special section for tapers. This does not seem to stop people since bootlegs of Tori shows are very common! But it is not something that is legal or official. (I think Tori should sell CDs of her shows like Pearl Jam does. That would be wonderful!)
22) Can I take photos at the show?
Taking photos is not allowed inside the venue, and if security sees you with a camera you will be asked to take it back to your car or it will be confiscated. Photos outside the venue at the meet & greets are allowed however. Video taping is never allowed under any circumstance.
23) What is the proper bahavior for a Tori show? Can I sing along to the songs, dance around, scream out loud and so on?
There is only one rule really. Respect those around you. People are there to see Tori perform and actually hear her. If you are constantly talking during a show, screaming during the song, or doing anything disruptive to the people around you, then you are violating their concert experience. Sure you want to have a good time, but please do not do so at the expense of other fans around you. Screaming, whistling and clapping between songs is wonderful, and much appreciated by Tori. Screaming during a song repeatedly is not cool at all. No one says you have to sit there stiff as a board. But do take time to look around you and try to make sure you are not harming someone else's concert experience. Some people wait a long time to see a single concert. It may be their only concert. Please do not ruin the experience for them. There are some things that are very wrong at a Tori show. Getting massively drunk, talking or screaming loudly during songs, and singing along to the songs so loudly that the people near you can hear you louder than Tori. No one wants to prevent you from having a good time. But please temper that with respect for others. Some view a concert as a party, and for others it is a time of awe and beauty. These two ways of viewing concerts can clash. If you work hard to respect others, I still think there is a way for both sides to be happy.
During the Scarlet's Walk tour, it looks like the audience sits during the main set and then often stands during the encores. But it is always hard to predict exactly how that will play out. If you are short and are scared you will be unable to see during the show, or if you hate standing, then a seat in the balcony of these venues almost always means you will be able to sit the entire time. Contrary to what many people say, a seat in the balcony can be very enjoyable!
Tori herself stated during the 2002/2003 Scarlet's Walk Tour that she would like to for people to sit during the main set. You can read her comments about this in this December 4, 2002 Rocky Mountain News article. Standing during encores seems to be acceptable though.
24) What kind of merchandise will this tour have?
The merchandise being sold for the Lottapianos Tour is mostly the same as that sold for the 2002/2003 On Scarlet's Walk Tour. There is a new t-shirt featuring a cartoon of Tori with an assortment of pianos on a leash, a graphic you can see at Toriamos.com. That shirt has a cartoon of an old piano on the back with the Lottapianos Tour Dates listed. (However, there are some mistakes, at least in the first batch of shirts being sold.)
25) Where can I find set lists and reviews of Tori shows during the tour? Will you once again have a forum available for people to post set lists and concert reviews?
The Dent will once again post concert set lists and reviews. You will always be able to go to the Tour Schedule page at:
and find links to set lists and reviews when they are available.
The Dent is now linking to a Concert Reviews Forum being hosted at Toritraders.com. You can post reviews and concert comments there.
Audrey who runs hereinmyhead.com also has a web site for people to post their concert experience. It is located at scarlets-walk.com.
26) What instruments will Tori herself play on the Scarlet's Walk tour?
The Lottapianos Summer 2003 tour is basically a continuation of the Scarlet's Walk 2002/2003 tour. Tori has the Bosendorfer piano on the right (from the audience's perspective) and has the Rhodes and Wurlitzer on the left. The Wurlitzer will be red with some yellow and blue stars on it.
27) Will Tori tour anywhere else in the world other than North America, Europe, or Australia?
Tori rarely tours outside of those areas, and at the moment there is no indication that she will in 2003. If we hear of any possibility that a tour in other areas of the word is possible, I will add that news to the Dent immediately!
28) When Ticketmaster.com or any ticket vendor says tickets will go on sale at 10:00AM, what time zone are they referring to?
The times listed at Ticketmaster or any other online ticket vendor are for the same time zone as the venue itself. So if they say the Chicago tickets go on sale at 10:00AM, that would be local Chicago time, or Central time for that particular example.
29) What should we do if we are told a particular ticket sale will begin at a certain time, and it does not?
Let's say you are told that the ticket sales for your city begins at 10:00AM at Ticketmaster. You show up and keep refreshing the page for that city over and over once 10:00AM arrives. Please keep trying! Sometimes they can start a little late. When should you stop trying? My advice would be to keep trying all morning and afternoon just to be on the safe side, EVEN if we are told the ticket sale has been delayed. This happened on September 25, 2002 with the Fairfax, VA presale. It was to start at 10:00AM but by 1:00PM it still had not begun, and Ticketmaster was telling people on the phone that the online sale was delayed until the following day. Then around 2:45PM, and without any warning, the tickets went on sale! So learn a lesson from that... keep checking!
30) Will people sit or stand during this tour? Are fans rushing the stage like they did on some past tours?
During the 2002/2003 Scarlet's Walk tour, the audience usually sat during the main set and then often stood during the encores. But it is always hard to predict exactly how that will play out. Since many of the venues for the Lottapianos tour will be outdoor venues that may include people who are there as part of a season package and not even Tori fans, the crowd may be rather rowdy. Standing is sadly the norm at many of these outdoor venues, as is excessive alcohol consumption. If you are short and are scared you will be unable to see during the show, or if you hate standing, then you might try to buy a seat in the balcony, which almost always means you will be able to sit the entire time. However, many of these outdoor places lack a balcony!
There has been some rushing of the stage during the encores recently, but not nearly as much as during the 98 and 99 tours.
The best thing to do is to follow the crowd. If people are sitting, then sit yourself and do not be rude. If they are standing, then by all means stand and try to get a better view. Majority seems to rule at these things.