Great report today, with ongoing updates, about this morning's ticket sales for the Them Crooked Vultures debut show on Sunday night at Metro in Chicago: Click here.
Reminds me of the ticket fiasco to the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion concert at the O2 arena in London: So many people logged on to get tickets that the system crashed. Click here to relive some memories.
And we're already seeing Them Crooked Vultures tickets on eBay and Craigslist. Reminds me of this.
Let the buyer beware: Don't forget, to get admission, the person whose credit card was used to purchase tickets must be present to receive the tickets upon entry to the venue. So don't buy a complete pair second-hand as the tickets will be unusable to you! You may buy a single ticket secondhand if you trust that the other person bought the pair himself or herself and will be attending with you. Only that buyer's identification will gain you entry!
One difference between the ticket sales method used by Them Crooked Vultures and that of the reunited Led Zeppelin in 2007 is the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert involved being notified by e-mail and given a unique passcode with which to purchase tickets. Click here to recall why that didn't work smoothly.
Update: Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times reports tickets sold out in three minutes! He quotes a spokesperson for the band as saying, "They're doing paperless [tickets], so no scalpers. Make sure your readers know not to get ripped off!" See above; that's my advice.