American rock band Nine Inch Nails announced it will sell tickets for its upcoming tour from physical vendors, in a bid to avoid abuse by online ticket touts.
On its website, the band said “limited quantities” of tickets will be available online at an unspecified later date -- but for the most part, fans will have to line up in person to get tickets for the Cold and Black and Infinite North American tour.
“The promise of a world made better by computers and online connectivity has failed us in many ways, particularly when it comes to ticketing,” the group, founded in 1988, said on its official website.
The announcement of the tour, which also features Scottish alternative rockers Jesus and Mary Chain, came as the American group released a six track mini-album entitled “Bad Witch.”
The 26-date tour, from September to December, will see the bands play mid-size venues, such as New York’s 6000-capacity Radio City Music Hall and the Palladium in Los Angeles, which holds just under 4,000 people.
For years, online ticket sales have been plagued by resellers using bots to instantly buy in-demand tickets to then offer at hiked-up prices -- meaning fans miss out on face-value seats.
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