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Tickets to Catch Elton in La Crosse Can Be Had, But At Much Higher Prices Than Usual

Friday 8 April 2011 @ 16:49 - GMT

The good news for those who enjoy Elton's music is that tickets to his April 19 concert in Wisconsin are available at many Internet sites. The bad news is that some tickets are on sale for more than $700, five times their face value.

After tickets sold out in a few hours March 14, its buyer beware, warned Art Fahey, La Crosse Center director

The secondary sites, some of them are more reputable than others, but I cant vouch for anyone, he said.

Some tickets were reserved for production holds, and they could be released and go on sale, Fahey said. But he doesnt know when, and there wont be many.

The best way to check for face-value tickets, he said, is to keep a watch on the Ticketmaster site, the official online ticket outlet for the La Crosse Center.

They were caught off guard by the Elton John ticket frenzy, Fahey admitted. He is the biggest act ever booked here, and previous top names, such as Metallica and Aerosmith, performed in La Crosse in the 1990s before the center partnered with Ticketmaster.com.

The speed of the Internet probably surprised everybody, Fahey said. The speed of what we sold for Elton John was entirely different.