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LCD Soundsystem play more farewell shows

Dance act LCD Soundsystem have announced four more extra farewell concerts after discovering tickets for their sold-out Madison Square Garden gig were being sold for hugely inflated prices by touts.
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LCD Soundsystem are to play four more farewell shows for "the people who want to see them".

The dance act - fronted by James Murphy - announced earlier this month that they were disbanding but would be playing one last gig at New York's Madison Square Garden on April 2.

The group have announced four extra concerts which will take place at New York's Terminal 5 venue to take place on March 28 to March 31.

In a posting on the band's official website LCDSoundsystem.com, James revealed the motivation for the extra shows is the inflated prices many tickets for the Madison Square Garden concert are currently being sold for by "stbag" touts - who are known as scalpers in America.

He wrote: "Holy st, this here is just to say that we were more than taken aback and surprised about the speed of ticket sales for the april 2nd msg gig, as well as the effectiveness of scalper pieces of fucking st at getting their hands on said tickets before fans could, and it's knocked us on our aes.

"no - we didn't have a smart paperless ticketing system in place, and no - we didn't have the pre-sale worked out very well, but this is simply because we've never sold anything out so quickly in our lives, and certainly never sold out anything as big as msg ... my main concerns at the time were things like ticketmaster charges - how they were going to make the tickets ridiculously costly ... we never dreamed some stbags would try to get thousands for our show ... but there it was - the st was gone, and people - not just people, but proper fans - were p***ed. nancy from the band tried to buy tickets. failed. i tried. failed. our best friends - not wanting to hassle us for guestlist spots tried - failed. i bought 2 tickets to my own show for 3 times the value like an idiot to see if real tickets showed up. my family got burned. it was, to say the least, weird ...

But we've come up with the best solution i can think of, as quickly as possible so as to deflate the market for those scalpers.

we're going to play 4 shows at terminal 5 in nyc leading up to the msg show, and they will include most if not all of the songs we play at msg. the farewell run-up to the last dance. it'll be the 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st of march. obviously we're going to look seriously at the way we sell these tickets. not paperless, but there are some ideas floating around that could be just as effective (though it'll take a minute to get folks in the door.)

"we'll announce the shows officially early in the week, and tickets will be on sale soon after. we're announcing all the shows at once, and if they don't sell out, i don't care. i just want to give people who actually want to see us a chance to see us. for a reasonable ticket price. and i want to drop the price of the msg tickets being sold by scalpers. (sic)"

Posted on 14 Feb 2011 06:30 to category : Music News

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