Can anyone find anything wrong with this band? Great guys who make great music who really care about their fans. Nothing more that you can ask from a band. This band is on the edge, and their new album is going to send them over. Cannot wait for The Gaslight Anthem to be a household name!
Band "authorizes" an amount of tickets to be automatically given to the promoter's team. Promoter's team scalps the tickets. Revenue is shared by scalpers, promoters, and band.
I don't think you have any idea what scalpors are. These aren't promoters selling them, these are regular people that buy the tickets at retail by the dozens when they go on sale and then stand outside a sold out venue selling them for more than they bought them for, sometimes hundreds more, to desperate fans who thought they could get tickets at the door.
i don't understand why people are bashing the band for expressing a desire to end the bullshit we all have to deal with at some point or another. scalpers SUCK. if the band can find a way to get rid of it, at least to an extent, that's AWESOME. seriously, what is the issue with the band here?
And when those tickets sell out because scalpers buy them by the dozen you can't do that, that's the point.....
Dozens? Where are you getting this number. You are overestimating Gaslight. You are naive to think scaplers are selling them for "hundreds" more too. Have you ever bought a scalped ticket? If you're a Gaslight fan I see how you would defend this but it's a war no one will win. Since the beginning of tickets this has happened. Everyone has an equal opportunity to buy tickets - everyone - including you they day they are released online, the minute they go online. Scalpers don't care about the feelings of a 16-year-old, they have to make a living. Does it suck? Yeah. But that's the way it goes.