Tuesday June 19, 2018

LCD Soundsystem, StubHub Spar Over Ticket Sales

LCD Soundsystem, the New York–based dance-punk band, has been throwing more than dirty looks at StubHub after tickets to their final show appeared for huge markups ranging from $80 to almost $350,000 when tickets sold out almost immediately on Ticketmaster. Band front man, James Murphy, and a multitude of fans, took to the internet to complain with Murphy tweeting a variety of epithets.

eBay owned StubHub’s Head of Communications Glenn Lehrman explained to The Village Voice that it does not own any of the tickets for sale on the site nor does it set ticket prices. He stated that “The public gets upset with us because StubHub is where the tickets end up, but the question is, how many tickets went directly to the promoter, to the venue, and to the artist?” after estimating that there were only 1,000 tickets for sale on Tickemaster.

The Village Voice