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Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Says “The Most Expensive Ticket” For Their Reunion Tour Was Set By The Band At $125, Excluding Charity Tickets


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It’s no real surprise that many Rage Against The Machine fans were left unhappy with the way the ticket sales went down yesterday (February 13th) for the band’s world reunion tour. According to various fan reports, prices ranged from $125 up to $450 at face value across Ticketmaster when fees and such were accounted for.

Among the apparent confusion was the addition of charity tickets, which the band implemented as a way to help benefit various activist organizations and charities in the cities they will be touring in. The group themselves earmarked 10% of the tickets at each show as part of that, stating:

“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.”

However, perhaps falling victim to Ticketmaster‘s oft-decried ‘dynamic pricing’ practice (Morello has since stated the band had that disabled for this tour), those prices didn’t entirely wind up undercutting the scalpers, even if the excess money is going to a good cause. Commenters on Theprp.com itself noted ‘Charity Ticket’ options for the April 25th Portland, OR date going as high as $749.94 a ticket.

Rage Against The Machine outlined their plans to combat ticket scalping ahead of the public on-sale in this statement, which was issued the night prior to tickets going up. Some venues also took measures to combat scalping and higher prices, including delayed delivery of tickets and strict limits on the amount of tickets purchased by unique individuals. Ticket transfer and resale were also forbidden by select venues as well.

However, much like My Chemical Romance ticket debacle earlier this year, it seemed to have little impact. Taking to social media today, February 14th, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello made clear that the band had set a $125 USD (plus service fees) price for the floor tickets, sans those marked for charity:

As it currently stands, there are still some tickets available officially for the tour via ratm.com. However, a quick precursory glance doesn’t find too much of the seating left to be entirely desirable as you’re likely to be up in the back stands.

As for how the scalping has played out, general admission floor tickets on the secondary market seem to range from $200 to as high as $3,600. Should you have been unable to snag the tickets you wanted thus far and are desperate enough to pay the higher price, you can brave the secondary market yourself below:

With Run The Jewels:

03/26 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center (tickets)
03/28 Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center (tickets)
03/30 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena (tickets)
04/10 Indio, CA – Coachella (tickets)
04/17 Indio, CA – Coachella (tickets)
04/21 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena (tickets)
04/23 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena (tickets)
04/25 Portland, OR – Moda Center (tickets)
04/28 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome (tickets)
05/01 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum at the PNE (tickets)
05/03 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place (tickets)
05/05 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome (tickets)
05/07 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place (tickets)
05/09 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center (tickets)
05/11 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center (tickets)
05/12 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center (tickets)
05/14 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center (tickets)
05/16 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center (tickets)
05/19 Chicago, IL – United Center (no Run The Jewels) (tickets)
05/20 Chicago, IL – United Center (no Run The Jewels)
05/23 Boston, MA – Boston Calling (tickets)
06/19 Dover, DE – Firefly (tickets)
07/10 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre (tickets)
07/13 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena (tickets)
07/15 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena (tickets)
07/17 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest (no Run The Jewels)
07/18 Quebec City, QC – Festival d’Été de Québec (no Run The Jewels)
07/21 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre (tickets)
07/23 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena (tickets)
07/24 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena (tickets)
07/27 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center (tickets)
07/29 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (tickets)
07/31 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena (tickets)
08/02 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena (tickets)
08/04 Washington DC – Capital One Arena (tickets)
08/05 Washington, DC – Capitol One Arena (tickets)
08/07 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion (tickets)
08/10 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (tickets)
08/11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (tickets)
08/13 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (tickets)
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 (tickets)
09/10 Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena (tickets)
09/12 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle

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