Archive: Ticket Madness

Springsteen's Verizon Concert Oversold

ASSOCIATED PRESS -- Thousands of Bruce Springsteen fans who bought premium seats to his concert at the Verizon Center on Monday are being told they don't actually have tickets. TicketsNow.com, a resale company owned by Ticketmaster, says it sold too many tickets. Company representatives have been calling fans to tell...

By J. Freedom du Lac | May 13, 2009; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (19)

On the Horizon: U2 at FedEx Field

Live Nation just confirmed the D.C.-area date for U2's 360° Tour. It's Sept. 29, with Muse opening. Tickets go on sale April 6 at 10 a.m., via LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster locations and (800) 551-SEAT. The FedEx Field box office will be open on April 6, as well. Pricing: $250, $95, $55...

By J. Freedom du Lac | March 30, 2009; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Coming Attractions: Bruce and the E Street Band

(Gerald Martineau/TWP file) Ladies and gentlemen, start your speed dials. Just announced: Working On A Dream Tour BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND Verizon Center Monday, May 18 | 7:30 pm Tickets on sale Monday, February 2 at 10 a.m. The on-sale date comes the morning after Bruce...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 26, 2009; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (5)

'S.O.S.' (Jonas/Nissan Remix)

"I need a miracle!" The Jonas Brothers are coming to Nissan Pavilion on Monday, but don't bother trying to buy tickets via the venue or Ticketmaster. They're completely sold out. Thus, the JoBro ticket bazaar has moved online - to StubHub, where you can buy $31 lawn seats for...

By J. Freedom du Lac | August 14, 2008; 04:20 AM ET | Comments (5)

Don't Touch My (V.I.P.) Package

Poison should really include their old outfits in the VIP packages. Since nobody makes money on CD sales anymore, bands have to come up with new and creative ways to keep raking in that revenue. The latest trend? Premium ticket packages. So if you love Motley Crue so much...

By David Malitz | May 20, 2008; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (3)

'Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Amphitheatre'

Hey, brother, can you spare a ticket? Radiohead, May 11, Nissan Pavilion, totally sold out. Cue "All I Need" here! The swap meet and scalping are in full effect over on Craigslist, where ticketless Radiohead fans are begging, bartering, pleading and bargaining. There's also one fan who took to...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 20, 2008; 12:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Price You Pay

Sister, can you spare a seat? And, umm ... are you hot? One of the great pleasures of Web surfing is stumbling across Craigslist postings in which music fans get down on their digital knees and grovel for concert tickets. Some, of course, do it much more artfully and amusingly...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 12, 2007; 04:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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