Matador At 21 : The Lost Weekend – VERY Limited # Of Remaining Tickets On Sale Saturday, July 10 at 9am Pacific

(some very weird stuff comes up on Google image seach when you enter “Matador 21”)

Earlier today, we sold out of our initial quantities of tickets and hotel packages for Matador At 21 : The Lost Weekend, taking place October 1, 2, 3 at the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas.  Said sales took somewhere between 2 and 15 minutes to complete, and we sincerely apologize to anyone who was stymied in their attempts to purchase tickets.

We are putting additional tickets on sale tomorrow morning (Saturday, July 10) at 9am pacific time (noon eastern) via Ticketfly.  There are limited quantities of tickets paired with hotel rooms ($SOLD per ticket plus a $SOLD per night room charge, 4 ticket limited per person) a few remaining VIP tickets ($SOLD each plus a $SOLD room charge per night, two ticket limit) and weekend passes only ($SOLD, no hotel reservation required, two ticket limit).

We’re pretty certain these tickets will sell out very quickly.  At present, we cannot guarantee any additional tickets beyond this batch will be offered for public sale, but if that change, we’ll certainly let you know.


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375 thoughts on “Matador At 21 : The Lost Weekend – VERY Limited # Of Remaining Tickets On Sale Saturday, July 10 at 9am Pacific”

  1. I did get the promise of more info on 7/28. Nothing in my spam net, nothing in my in-box.

    I’d like room upgrade info more than anything. But I’d also like to request “Why Did You Land” if Bob happens to check this board.

  2. If we are going to start throwing out requests, then mine is “Pantherz”.

    I think it would have been great for them to have made this “The Power of Suck” tour and performed the album in whole. Who wouldn’t want to purchase a tour shirt with “The Power of Suck” on it?

  3. I just checked my spam trap and couldn’t find anything from Matador, Ticketfly or the Palms. I will, however, have the largest penis, best replica watches and more prescription drugs than anyone at the festival!!!

    Really, where is the informaiton?

  4. Dare to DREEM: Itssa gonna be great when Bardo backs uncle Bob for an uber-mushroomy version of “Smothered in Hugs.”

    Dig it.

  5. FYI: there were no physical tickets for sale at ZIA. Locals (thank you again, Gerard and co!) have the same dealio with showing up at the Palms with proof of purchase and ID. Anyone online claiming to have tickets to FedEx is lying.

    While we are discussing possible prodigal surprise Matador artists…..

    The Fall ?!?!?

    snowball’s chance, but I can dream-ah

  6. Sorry about that – I double checked and I don’t have VIP seating information, just an e-mail about the VIP upgrade with the upgrade link.

  7. Hey, um, so did anyone else not get their room info for the Palms yet?
    Also, any more VIP ticket holders still not get seating info?

    I mean, I know the event is still like 60 days away…

  8. Nothing here either…will post when something arrives on my end. Glad I’m not alone in my compulsive e-mail checking.

  9. i haven’t gotten any VIP info so far. i’d like to request that info and that bettie serveert be added to the bill.

  10. yeah. i’m hoping there isn’t trouble securing the bookings. Palms doesn’t have a ton of rooms, compared to strip hotels, or even the Rio across the street.
    i still haven’t cancelled my tentative reservation at the Mirage just in case.

    i’m not too worried about the seating. the VIP seats can be first-come first-served for all i really care, as long as they’re clearly noted.

    in the end, i just want to know what’s going on and why they’ve now missed 3 deadlines on fairly important event info.

  11. Yeah, I agree about the VIP seats. Just have them blocked off and have it be first-come, first-serve. There will be a lot of coming and going I’m sure.

    Yeah, a little weird how it just went dark here (no updates to the blog, the faq, no emails, no posts here). Updates from the train conductor as to why the lights are out, the train is stopped, and when we expect to be moving again would be nice to have. Hopefully the train is not going out of service.

  12. Still no information, how about filling us in? I think most are in the same boat with David about not really caring about our seating assignments, but really hoping they will come through soon with the room upgrade information.

    At this point I’m starting to assume that there will be no room upgrades, and they are just trying to figure a way to break that news to us.

  13. Everyone should be getting an email from Ticketfly shortly. Apologies for the delays — we’re trying to very careful that we don’t oversell anything.

    an updated version of will have far more details regarding scheduling, an expanded faq, etc.

    thanks for your patience

  14. awesome – thanks for update, Gerard!

    I would not even think of complaining if VIP’s were also their own ‘separate general admission,’ however, if Ihad a choice, I’d prolly still go with how they were sold: having our own seats. just supercool to have your own seats, and there is something to be said for rolling up to a specific set, just minutes before the band is about to go on, and having your seats right where you left ’em.

    more importantly – and I guess this is for those who have stayed at the Palm before – is there something I should know about the basic rooms that came w/ deal? I’m seeing more requests/curiosity regarding upgrades, than I would’ve expected. is this simply a matter of wanting a better room/experience, or is there something about the basic rooms I should be concerned with/propelling an exodus to the next level? thanks all!

    just – and I mean, JUST – heard Ponys for the first time, and got WAY into them over the weekend. Love ’em…

    j. Cox

    PS – there will be a substantial Philly contingent representing at festival – we’re all stoked!

  15. Still hoping the ponys make the spooktacular, though i heard they won’t be there. Philly fans, uh-oh. Please leave the d-cell batteries and beer drinking babies at home.

  16. Just read in the FAQ that if you are in a group from philly attending this show, someone from said group must be dressed as greenman.

  17. @ j. cox – i dunno for sure why the hubbub about upgraded rooms, but i can say that the standard Palms Tower rooms (the oldest in the joint) have yet to see a sprucing up since the place opened in 2002. they’re a little shabby, especially by vegas standards.
    whereas the two newer towers (palms place and the fantasy tower) have much more “current” amenities and two queen beds as opposed to two full beds (one bed in a room is still a king-size).

  18. I’m surprised people are planning on spending so much time in their rooms at all. My room = place to crash between drunken sessions of general debauchery.

  19. It’s a total long shot….but send any cant use-ys (tix) my way. [email protected]. I’ll do the usual searches but U just figured out I can fly to Vegas for cheaper than I thought….

    Postal Blowfish!!!!!

  20. Oh my god, you people are nuts. I came on to check to see if any new bands have been added and I see post after post of “Can I upgrade my room?”, “Where is the seating info?”, “Is this band playing?”, “Can I request this band top show up?”.

    The damn show is 2 months away, and you freaks are posting every hour demanding information. Friggin relax, go for a walk or something. If I was Gerard I’d cancel the damn show to prevent the Palms from being overrun by a bunch of prima donna cryasses. I mean why the sense of urgency?

    Holy crap, and requesting a band? Really? Like “The Fall” are just sitting around doing nothing, and one of them are gonna log on here and be like “Hey guys, we’ve been requested. Lets go to Vegas for this dude?” Holy crap. I am embarrassed for you monkeys.

    Go away, relax, show up in Vegas in October, and enjoy yourselves.

  21. hey Dbuck: close to a grand to fly out for 2 people and $400 a ticket for VIP plus hotel stay.

    i’d say i’ve earned the right to check on hotel upgrade status every now and then, and maybe toss a penny in the Matador wishing well for favorite band to magically appear.

    but really, thanks for hopping on the blog to try and unnecessarily provoke devoted Matador fans who just emptied their bank accounts to support their favorite label and catch some kickass bands. try finding a hobby to occupy your time instead, maybe fly-fishing, macrame, stamp collecting, or shutting the f*ck up.

  22. It’s all good…dbuck is right, I should be a little more patient…but it’s tough to not be beyond pumped for this. I plan on rocking out with my cock (figuratively (oh who am I kidding, ultra-literally)) fully out. Oct. 1st can’t happen soon enough.

  23. Anybody else get their VIP seating information? I received mine a couple of days ago. Section 203 A. I’m pretty sure they are good seats but for some reason I was expecting seating closer to the front of the stage i.e. in front of GA not behind it. I wonder if there will be other perks to VIP such as drink service, special amenities (aside from the private parties), etc…

    Gerard, will there be further detailed information on the VIP package when you update the Matador 21 blog?

  24. RooTeefy,
    Section 203 Row A is front row center. You can’t get any closer than that, unless you were expecting Matador to set up folding chairs in the GA pit, which would just be silly.

  25. How did rooteefy get his VIP ticket info “a few days ago” while the rest of us have got nothing? The last e-mail I got from Ticketfly said a response would be sent by 7/28. Half a month later…crickets.

  26. i’m still waiting…but i got an email on sunday saying that seating info is coming.

    boy, am i ever impatient, huh?

  27. I know the Pearl does sometimes setup seating on the GA floor but it probably isn’t practical for this event. I’m definitely happy with my seating arrangement though.

    I haven’t received anything on my hotel confirmation yet. Hopefully that will be coming soon, although I’m more interested in the updated FAQ Gerard alluded to a week ago.

  28. EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mark E. Smith just showed up at my door with a box full of 5,000 tickets to give out to anyone I wished, and also a magic tablet on which he asked me to write my three most desired Matador bands not already on the bill. I chose Bunnybrains, Miles Davis, and the Beatles, and he said my wish was granted! He also told me that Bettie Serveert would be happy to cancel their previously booked tour in order to appear in Vegas! Also, I learned that the Palms is a shape-shifting wormhole that allows fifty times as many attendees as its capacity claims to hold–thereby making possible the admittance of my 5,000 closest friends!

  29. Anyone got tix? I am in the “Greater Boston” atm (actually about 1 hr south by I-93/I-95) but I will meet you anywhere. I don’t have *much* cash but I do have a few extra ATC cd’s, for example, that were included in the air-mail pkg anyway… even though I did not recall ordering those particular ones… They are for sure, originals. Anyway, unless the delightful “freres Flemion” will be there I decided I’m not interested. Screw you all!

  30. I will say, it is a tad frustrating to ask questions and get no answers (especially after shelling out $1,600 +).

    We’re not asking for the world here, just an update, maybe?

    Despite what Dbuck (dbag?) says upthread, some of us ARE interested in room upgrades/seat information.

    So, if any further information is available, I’m sure everyone (except maybe dbuck) would appreciate hearing it…

  31. And one more thing. When we were reading (and in true “DIY” fashion, submitting) reviews for the Slow Century DVD to, which had, at that point, been pushed back to 2012 release, there was some talk about what was available, during that era of the release of “Slow Century” on digital video/versatile format… singing cars, robot maids… These reviews got several stars. And now it’s all been “obliterated.” Typical!

  32. Does the Matador 10th Anniversary footage exist somewhere? Will it ever be released? I remember it was simulcast on the internet, or at least the Pavement show was and it was available for a short time after to view online… I can’t remember if all the shows that weekend were filmed though.

  33. Is RooTeefy the only one with seat confirmations? I haven’t heard a word from Ticketfly.

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