Sonic Boom Tickets on Sale March 19th
Hey folks! if you been reading the SEGA Blogs, they have announced that tickets will go on sale Monday, March 19th, at 10 AM PDT through Ticketmaster.
Last month, SEGA had announced that Sonic Boom and Summer of Sonic was returning for 2012. Sonic Boom is scheduled to be at the House of Blues down in San Diego, CA this year, from 5 PM to 10 PM during San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 13th, 2012.
Tickets have been announced to go on sale Monday, March 19th at 10 AM PDT, through Ticketmaster.
Plenty of surprises are planned by SEGA, but one major thing that has Sonic Radio rocking out on is that Crush 40 AND Jean Paul and Alex Makhlouf from Cash Cash will be performing live once again. (Check out the videos on Sonic Radio for last years kicking concert).
Tickets are going on sale early because of concerns with booking hotel rooms in advance in San Diego with Comic Con going on. If you need a room, you’ll have to wait till March 29th to enter the Hotel Room lottery system.
From SEGA’s Community Manager Kellie Parker:
We’re doing things a bit differently this year, and we wanted to take a few moments to explain why, and what you need to know about the tickets for this year’s Sonic Boom.
Last year, we distributed tickets for free. As a result of this, we saw people grabbing up large numbers of tickets simply because they could, with no intention to use them. This made our planning more difficult as we couldn’t get an accurate headcount as a result, and many fans that wanted to come felt that they could not, because they didn’t have a ticket.
This year, our tickets are being sold through TicketMaster, which is the ticket vendor for the House of Blues. Second, we are charging a small fee per ticket this year — $15 for the ticket and a $5 TicketMaster fee, for a total of $20 per ticket. However, we’re also providing you with more than we did last year — there will be free food at the event (instead of for purchase, like last year), and each ticket holder will get 2 drink tickets that you can redeem for a drink at the bar. (You must be 21 or older with proper ID to redeem your tickets for alcohol.) It is our hope that this system results in more accurate records for us, more available tickets for fans, and a great Sonic-filled evening for everyone.
Last year, we had a separate line for people who wanted to get into Sonic Boom but didn’t have tickets. We did this because of the problem we mentioned before — we didn’t have an accurate headcount, and we wanted to let in as many people as we could. This year, we will NOT have a line for people without tickets. You must have a purchased ticket through TicketMaster to enter Sonic Boom. Although the event is held during San Diego Comic Con, you do not need a Comic Con badge to get into Sonic Boom.
Finally, although the event is being held during San Diego Comic Con this year, you DO NOT need a Comic Con badge to enter Sonic Boom. As long as you’ve got your purchased TicketMaster ticket and your ID, you’re set!
- Sonic Boom 2012 – Friday, July 13, 2012 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (during San Diego Comic Con)
- House of Blues – San Diego, CA
- Tickets go on sale Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time for $20 each ($15 + $5 TicketMaster fee)
- Open to all ages!
- You must have a ticket to enter, but you do not need a Comic Con badge
- Food and 2 drinks provided (you must be 21 or older with proper ID to drink alcohol)
- Crush 40 with special guests John Paul and Alex Makhlouf from Cash Cash will be playing!