UPDATE: OMG, they’re doing four additional shows. FOUR. MORE. SHOWS. LCD WEEK COMETH
I was going to rant and invoke the tides of tirade against Lady GaGa and her craptastic, Madonna-meets-Shania Twain single that dropped at 6:00am this morning… but then I failed to secure a ticket to LCD Soundsystem’s final show. Since me not being able to see off James Murphy and his crew in April due to two of the most corrupt entities in the ticket sales game, Ticketmaster and Stubhub, is the graver of the two injustices, I’m going to let the sorry excuse for pop music, “Born This Way”, slide for now.
(GaGa, her entourage of bonkers fans, and Perez Hilton can still eat me posteriorly though.)
The 1500 or so tickets to the April 4th show as MSG became available on Ticketmaster.com at 11:00am – they sold out within two minutes, which is very, very suspicious. Even more suspicious, however, was how over half of them showed up on StubHub within 10 minutes. And they’re selling at an outrageous mark up. Check it:
Bastards. Obviously, fuck StubHub for using whatever illicit means to eat up tickets that people were willing to put good money on and expect them now to play in cardinalities higher. Without a doubt, such a grand and selfish effort required premeditation and coordination; I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if something straight-up illegal went down.
But also boo on Ticketmaster, whose monopoly on the marketshare has not gone unnoticed. With regards to scalping, Ticketmaster has supposedly been cracking down by trying to diffuse the ways these scammers land the goods in the first place, but clearly throwing up Captchas (which easily circumnavigated with hacker-express software like XRumer) didn’t stop this outrageous grab from happening.
At least Twitter’s all up in this shit – even James Murphy himself is aware of that virtually none of the act’s fans scored a chance to say goodbye. Here’s to him getting to the bottom of this.
Updates forthcoming (hopefully), but please leave with this thought, readers: There’s little chance of AudioCred providing exclusive content from the show thanks to large-scale douchbaggery.
Kinda other update: We covered this story long before Pitchfork. Nice going, lamers.