NINE INCH NAILS and THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN are launching a North American tour in September. And if you want the best seats, you have to take part in the presale on May 19th. Now, don’t worry if you’re not a member of some ticket website or a Nine Inch Nails fan club. That’s not how this presale works.
In order to take advantage of it, all you have to do is show up to the venue and buy a ticket in person . . . just like they did in Colonial times. (???)
Nine Inch Nails put a message on their website saying, quote, “You (an actual human being) show up at the box office, interact with the ticket seller (another actual human being) and purchase up to four tickets that will actually be handed to you on the spot.
“The tickets will not be available online or anywhere else before or during that day. All seats (including the best seats) will be available first come, first serve.
“You may actually encounter other actual human beings with similar interests likely wearing black clothing during the process and potentially interact with THEM. The experience has the potential to be enjoyable.”
They added, quote, “The promise of a world made better by computers and online connectivity has failed us in many ways, particularly when it comes to ticketing. Everything about the process sucks and everyone loses except the reseller.
“We’ve decided to try something different that will also likely suck, 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 bitch about it.”
The site says that any remaining tickets will be “sold at a later date.”