LCD Soundsystem add 4 more shows after ticket scandal
If the band announces a split-up and a farewell gig, the tickets for that one last concert of theirs are naturally sold-out very soon. That’s something both band and fans understand very clearly, as well as all those people who are hungry for money and don’t want to lose their chance of earning some. That’s when the bands should keep an eye on how the tickets are sold.
Members of LCD Soundsystem and their management probably weren’t expecting the tickets to their April 2 Madison Square Garden show to be sold this quickly: after all, the venue is really huge, while the band being not that extremely legendary.
Turns out, the tickets were gone in a blink of an eye, with most of them bought by resellers who are now suggesting fans to buy those with ridiculously high prices. Particularly, 50 tickets for central sits cost – wait for it – $350,000 each.
LCD Soundsystem’s frontman James Murphy was literally furious as soon as he found out about this. He reached the fans via Twitter only to find out that almost nobody managed to buy the tickets before they got overpriced, so he asked them not to buy anything from the resellers at least for 48 hours, so that the prices eventually fall. He also came up with the only rational solution to the problem – added another 4 concerts, this time at New York’s Terminal 5. Buying a ticket for those won’t be that easy anymore: each person is allowed to purchase only two tickets and show an ID at the venue entrance.
The gigs are scheduled for March 28, 29, 30 and 31. Tickets will be available from February 18.
To say that James Murphy was furious is not enough. He left a long message on LCD Soundsystem’s official website really worth reading.