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Rage Against The Machine Outline Plans To Combat Ticket Scalping With Reunion Tour


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Rage Against The Machine have outlined their plans to help combat ticket scalping when it comes to their upcoming reunion tour. Outside of a few festival appearances, tickets for that tour have yet to officially go on sale. Despite this, high ticket prices have been showing up on secondhand market sites and the like. Speaking via social media tonight (February 12th,) the band stated:

“Since the announcement of our tour, scalpers and broker sites have been listing fake tickets for RATM. We want to do everything we can to protect our fans from predatory scalping and, at the same time, raise a substantial amount of money for charities and activist organizations we support in each city. At many concerts, up to 50% of the seating is scooped up by scalpers and then resold to fans at much higher fees.

We are doing everything we can to protect 90% of the RATM tickets from scalpers and then WE are holding in reserve 10% of the seating (random seats throughout each venue) to sell at a higher ticket price (but low enough to undercut the scalpers) We will donate 100% OF THE MONEY over the base ticket price to charities and activist organizations IN EACH CITY.

We are confident this will help many more fans get tickets at face value and put a big dent in the aftermarket gouging. WE HATE SCALPING AS MUCH AS YOU DO and will continue to try to find ways to combat it. Additionally, we are donating all profits from our first three shows to immigrants’ rights organizations and will be supporting multiple charities and activist organizations throughout the tour.”

03/26 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
03/28 Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
03/30 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
04/10 Indio, CA – Coachella (tickets)
04/17 Indio, CA – Coachella (tickets)
04/21 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
04/25 Portland, OR – Moda Center
04/28 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
05/01 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum at the PNE
05/03 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
05/05 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
05/07 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
05/09 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
05/11 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
05/14 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
05/16 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
05/19 Chicago, IL – United Center
05/23 Boston, MA – Boston Calling (tickets)
06/19 Dover, DE – Firefly (tickets)
07/10 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
07/13 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
07/17 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/18 Quebec City, QC – Festival d’Été de Québec
07/21 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
07/23 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/27 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
07/29 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
07/31 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
08/02 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
08/04 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/07 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/10 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/28 Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival (tickets)
08/30 Reading, UK – Reading Festival (tickets)
09/01 Paris, France – Rock En Seine Festival
09/04 Stradbally Laois, Ireland – Electric Picnic Festival
09/06 Berlin, Germany – Lollapalooza Berlin Festival
09/08 Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
09/10 Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena

Tickets for the aforementioned tour will go on sale tomorrow, February 13th, at 11am local time. Run The Jewels will appear as support on nearly all dates.

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