Apparently, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem was a little taken aback by the demand for their "farewell show" at MSG on April 2nd, and didn't have an adequate plan in place to prevent scalpers from swooping up all the tickets.http://lcdsoundsystem.com/main/archives/647
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 shit at getting their hands on said tickets before fans could, and it's knocked us on our asses.
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.
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.
oh - and a small thing to scalpers: "it's legal" is what people say when they don't have ethics. the law is there to set the LIMIT of what is PUNISHABLE (aka where the state needs to intervene) but we are supposed to have ethics, and that should be the primary guiding force in our actions, you fucking fuck.
I have never been into them, but I may have to go to one of those Terminal 5 shows just to be able to say I was there.