Mon May 19, 2014 11:07 am
Tickets for Canadian tour on sale tomorrow morning. No pre-order for fans this time so get them quick before you get scalped.
Tue May 20, 2014 8:37 am
Tue May 20, 2014 7:26 pm
Sat May 24, 2014 1:30 am
JohnSReid wrote:I agree with the idea in principle Rab - but as soon as you bring in legislation for something like this then you force the ticket reselling to go on the black market and underground.
What happens next? We all know. Prices don't just sky-rocket. They go to NASA and take up years of training before going on a one-way expedition to another galaxy!
Even the big artists hate it. The other day I was amused to see a tweet from Sarah McLachlan along the lines ofTickets for Canadian tour on sale tomorrow morning. No pre-order for fans this time so get them quick before you get scalped.
The promoters, venues, ticket sellers all want their slice of pie. Somewhere along the line the bands are also expected to make a crust and somehow they've ended up at the bottom of the food chain.
It's a sorry state of affairs as it already costs enough for us fans to get to a gig in travel and accommodation. And then the fact that only a fraction of that ticket goes to the artist that you've forked out to see can't help but make you a bit sick in the mouth.
That's show-business. No other business like it (unless you work in the public sector).
Wed May 28, 2014 7:34 pm
Thu May 29, 2014 12:03 pm
JohnSReid wrote:Watchdog have just run a feature on BBC1 about ticket touts and what we've talked about.
There's a survey on their site asking if we believe that the secondary ticket market should be regulated.
Go and vote.
Thu May 29, 2014 3:55 pm