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Posted by: Jason Tate (07/29/13)
Paramore is introducing a new ticketing system to try and avoid scalpers.
Since day one, we have always made sure to put our fans first. Yeah, it probably sounds super cliche but honestly, we couldn't do this without you and we know that. You are just as much a part of Paramore as we are. With past tours, we realized that not all of you are getting the access to the tickets we wanted you to have. We knew we had to address this issue for future tours. So, in doing that, we want to put this ticketing policy in place which will help explain how you can get your tickets to our shows. First and foremost, it is of utmost importance to us that every ticket we sell is affordable to our fans. Seriously, we fight people about this! It's a big deal to us. Unfortunately, despite our best attempts, tickets often get into the hands of scalpers or secondary ticketing systems and are then sold for ridiculous prices.

We are now taking steps to try and get tickets out of the hands of third party ticket resellers and into the hands of the people who are meant to have them. That's you!

Beginning with our US and Canadian fall tour, we’re going to be offering a variety of options for our fans:

- Paperless ticketing for the best seats in the venue, closest to the stage. (These tickets will need to be picked up at Will Call by showing a photo ID).

- A limited amount of tickets sold will include a chance to win a Meet and Greet with us before the show.

- We will also offer a limited amount of excellent tickets at the same time as the General Public On-Sale through Ticketmaster’s Platinum Ticketing Program. This will give more fans direct access to some of the best seats in the house for a slightly higher cost. Again, these tickets will utilize Ticketmaster’s paperless ticketing system, and more importantly, will keep premium seats away from scalpers. The best part is, as part of a Platinum Ticket purchase, Paramore is standing up for music education in schools through the GRAMMY® Foundation's Signature Schools Community Award. The initiative provides cash grants to public high school music programs across the U.S. A portion of the proceeds from every Platinum Ticket purchase will be allocated to this great cause!

- Tickets for our tour will be limited to a purchase of six at a time. This will enable the tickets to get into your hands, and off secondary websites that charge extravagant prices.

We really hope that all of this is going to ensure our fans have the first shot at the best seats in all the venues, and for prices that we feel more comfortable with.

Lastly, we're going to do our best to implement this policy at each and every show moving forward, but please be aware that every venue is different around the world. There may be times where we can't do any or all of this, but we'll do our best to let you know.

See you at the show! - Jeremy, Taylor, and Hayley

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10:11 AM on 07/29/13
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Curious as to how this will end up working out. I would definitely like to see some of this implemented for all bands. I can only imagine how many venues will have a fit , though.
10:16 AM on 07/29/13
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Totally a fair effort but a few things:

- My general admission ticket to Madison Square Garden is being mailed to me, hence, if I wanted to I could sell it to who ever I want at whatever price I want (so not sure about the "paperless" for the best seats

- Six at a time is a lot. 4 should be max for ticket limit.

- I'm sure they do fight to keep their prices down but the reason for a high ticket price is almost always a high artist guarantee. I imagine this tour will have a ton of production, etc. which drives up costs so I can't really hold that against them
10:21 AM on 07/29/13
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Totally a fair effort but a few things:

- My general admission ticket to Madison Square Garden is being mailed to me, hence, if I wanted to I could sell it to who ever I want at whatever price I want (so not sure about the "paperless" for the best seats

- Six at a time is a lot. 4 should be max for ticket limit.

- I'm sure they do fight to keep their prices down but the reason for a high ticket price is almost always a high artist guarantee. I imagine this tour will have a ton of production, etc. which drives up costs so I can't really hold that against them
Did you buy your tickets through the band? Fan club or otherwise? You may have a physical ticket because they assumed you are a fan who wouldn't sell their ticket.

6 ticket limit is about right for arena tours. Since there are seats and groups of friends would want to sit together 4 is just a little too low. I think 4 ticket limit for GA 6 for seats is probably fair.
10:22 AM on 07/29/13
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pretty interested to see if this works. either way, i'm glad to see a band of their status try to make a stand for their fans.
10:26 AM on 07/29/13
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Totally a fair effort but a few things:

- My general admission ticket to Madison Square Garden is being mailed to me, hence, if I wanted to I could sell it to who ever I want at whatever price I want (so not sure about the "paperless" for the best seats

- Six at a time is a lot. 4 should be max for ticket limit.

- I'm sure they do fight to keep their prices down but the reason for a high ticket price is almost always a high artist guarantee. I imagine this tour will have a ton of production, etc. which drives up costs so I can't really hold that against them
In addition to stage production, arena and amphitheater sized venues also have larger staffing costs due to crowd control demands and union stage hands. Those costs unfortunately have to get passed onto fans. The only alternative is to only play for a fraction of your fans at 3,000 caps while 10,000 people want to see you.

No excuse for the $100+ ticket cash grabs though. Sigur Ros had phenomenal arena production on a $50 ticket, although I hear they don't make anything on tour because of said production.
10:28 AM on 07/29/13
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What about people that don't have credit cards and have others (like family members) purchase the tickets for them? This is going to create a headache.
10:34 AM on 07/29/13
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Hey this is going to put the company I work for out of business
10:34 AM on 07/29/13
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What about people that don't have credit cards and have others (like family members) purchase the tickets for them? This is going to create a headache.
Well, I've purchased paperless tickets before and have had the option of choosing what name will call would be under. So I could buy tickets but put them under someone else's name.
10:35 AM on 07/29/13
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omg its not like they're still a struggling band trying to make every ticket count. this is including the fact that they're going to be playing MSG, which they will probably sell out. whatever, though.
10:36 AM on 07/29/13
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In general, fuck LiveNation
10:41 AM on 07/29/13
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Hell, why not just limit it to one per person and make them purchase it at the venue? Old school to the max!
10:50 AM on 07/29/13
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fuck scalpers, they ruin everything
11:15 AM on 07/29/13
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omg its not like they're still a struggling band trying to make every ticket count. this is including the fact that they're going to be playing MSG, which they will probably sell out. whatever, though.
Are you really this thick?
11:20 AM on 07/29/13
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Are you really this thick?
That's what she said.

Anyway I think this will only make ticket prices higher in the end
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