In an effort to further the face-to-face human connection in the digital age and cut down on the number of scalped and resale tickets, rock band Nine Inch Nails announced that the only way its fans could get their hands on tickets is by showing up to the venues on its Cold and Black and Infinite North American tour in person.
The band announced that it will play the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles for four nights Dec. 7-8 and 11-12. On its website, the message was clear and the band wants fans to get outside, stand in line, meet other fans and actually participate in the process in person.
“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 band issued via its official website. “Everything about the process (stinks) and everyone loses except the reseller. We’ve decided to try something different that will also likely (stink), but in a different way. We’re hoping many of you will be happy with the results, while some may do what they always do and (complain) about it.”
The snarky commentary continues as it cheekily explains the process of walking up to a ticket booth and actually talking to a human ticket seller who will hand you physical tickets for the show. All of the tickets – including the very best viewing areas – will all go on sale at the same time on a first come, first served basis.
“You may actually encounter other actual human beings with similar interests likely wearing black clothing during the process and potentially interact with them,” the statement continues. “The experience has potential to be enjoyable. Nine Inch Nails has always been about bringing people together, living life to the fullest and good times.”
Tickets are $79.50-$99.50 and will go on sale at the Hollywood Palladium box office located at 6215 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 19. There will be no line-ups allowed before 8 a.m. and the box office hours are from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and there is a limit of four tickets per person. There will be very limited quantities of tickets available for sale via the normal ticketing purchase channels online that will be announced at a later date. Ticket inventory available via the traditional channels will include tickets for people with disabilities.
The band will be out in support of “Bad Witch,” which drops on June 22 and completes the trilogy of releases that began with 2016’s “Not The Actual Events” and 2017’s “Add Violence.”
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