In this, the third installment of our ongoing series, we react to a press release that Ms. Graham just sent out concerning flat-rate lawn seats for artists including: Nickelback (arguably the worst "alternative" rock band ever), New Kids on the Block, Blink 182, Aerosmith, (Motley) Crue Fest 2, No Doubt, and Rod Stewart.
My instant reaction, sent upon reception of the aforementioned missive: "Nickelback? Blink (again)? New Kids? Aerosmith? I've heard of low-hanging fruit, but I didn't know fruit could grow underground."
Full Press Release:
LIVE NATION GOES ALL IN THIS WEDNESDAY ?$24.99 ALL-IN LAWN TICKETS?JUNE 17 EXCLUSIVELY AT LIVENATION.COM
?LOS ANGELES, CA June 15, 2009 - Live Nation, in its continued effort to give fans more of what they want and make concerts more affordable in these economic times, announced today that all lawn tickets will be sold at an all-in price of $24.99* - no extra fees - as this week's installment of "No Service Fee Wednesday." The special offer, which is for all lawn tickets at Live Nation ticketed amphitheatres, runs for 24 hours beginning on Wednesday, June 17 only at LiveNation.com.
"I read the blogs and emails listening to what concert fans are saying. They've been really clear, they want a break on ticket prices in these tough economic times," said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. "So we launched No Service Fee Wednesday and removed the service fee on lawn tickets. Then we went a step further last week and eliminated fees on all amphitheatre tickets. These past two Wednesdays we sold a lot more tickets than we normally do. We kept listening and fans asked us to take it a step further and eliminate all fees. So for this Wednesday we've decided to go all in - one all-in ticket price for all lawn tickets - only $24.99 with no additional fees of any kind."??As with the past two weeks, the offer kicks off at 12:01 a.m. local time on Wednesday, June 17, and will run for ONLY 24 hours at HYPERLINK "http://www.LiveNation.com" www.LiveNation.com.
These all-in lawn tickets are available only at Live Nation ticketed amphitheatres in the U.S. and Canada for concerts locally including but not limited to:
Blazed & Confused Tour / Slightly Stoopid - Snoop Dogg
Crue Fest 2
New Kids on the Block
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Marilyn Manson & Slayer
*Subject to availability. Except shows sold in a series and select other shows.