OPEN LETTER TO RCA & CHRIS ........ WHY IS THIS BEING ALLOWED?
PTBs & CHRIS,
This morning, tickets for DAUGHTRY appearances supposedly went on sale through Ticketmaster for 6 or 7 venues. With pitifully few exceptions, tickets were sold out in seconds.I personally sat at my computer & tried for tickets in Indy for friends there who wanted to go - no luck. And I am definitely not alone!
Fan boards everywhere, including this one, are positively exploding with angry, disappointed & frustrated fans who have had the same experience. One person was first in line at a TM outlet and was told there were no tickets left ............. how is this possible?
It is possible because tickets are being pre-sold to brokers then sold to the public at inflated prices. Pre-selling tickets at large venues has been a practice for many years but in the case of this tour, with venues of such small capacity - it never should have been allowed. eBay has countless examples of brokers selling tickets BEFORE TM opens the sales!
I have said this in another thread, but will repeat it here. There is no way on this earth that RCA could not have known the popularity of DAUGHTRY ........ cd sales are enough to prove that and Chris' recent appearance singing the Anthem at the Bears game has only made him more popular.
RCA HAS TO SIT UP & LISTEN!
This tour was kept small so the PTB could see DAUGHTRY's drawing power - well we out here knew all about that before the high-paid execs - we bought the cds - we lined up for two-song TV appearances at unGodly hours of the morning - we travelled miles to get to see him - and we can't get tickets unless we pay obscene prices.
SUGGESTIONS FOR RCA
. rebook the rest of the tour at larger venues in the same cities
. allow those who have managed to get tickets to exchange them for the larger venues
. stop presales to brokers if you stay with the smaller venues
. read some of the fan boards besides this one
WHAT I AM AFRAID OF
There is a huge amount of deserved negativity arising from this debacle, to the point that some folks are now directing their frustrations at the band itself, which is undeserved. It is my hope that DAUGHTRY itself does not suffer from this.
As a fan from the very beginning, when I used to write interminable bulletins on myspace, I cannot stress how much your fans are hurting. We love you and the band and are ecstatic at your success ........ but all of that is being overshadowed by the fact that we cannot get to see you perform.
A NOTE : just in case someone out there thinks I am looking for tickets to be handed to me - I am going to Orlando
A REQUEST: if you choose to post in this thread, please, no invectives or foul language - perhaps if we keep our cool somebody will wake up & take notice