An Open Letter To Jamie T About Secondary Ticketing Sites
According to some reports on Twitter your gig at the Dome in Tuffnell park London today sold out in minutes.
Congratulations, you deserve the attention, by releasing two of the finest albums an artist has made in recent years it is only what you’re due. Welcome back.
However, can you do us all a favour and look into why dozens of tickets for this show are on sale for £80 + on secondary ticketing sites already please?
Are you the victim of dozens of touts who manage somehow to get online before everyone else (who have previously bought your albums and would very much like to attend this show) and then sell them on to make a profit, or are the people arranging these gigs of yours selling them directly to these companies?
Are you aware of this practice or are you going to bury your head in the sand like many other successful artists are currently doing?
I’ve written loads about this in the past and even bloody watchdog with Anne bloody Robinson has bought this up on the BBC.
We sent a man to the BBC to argue this subject out with Viagogo representative earlier this year because we think THIS SUCKS. You can see what happened here.
Whilst most publications are keen to point out that your return is very newsworthy and I’d love to be there when you climb back on the stage in a few weeks time, I’m afraid that it looks like I won’t be.
I buy your albums and look forward to buying the next one when it comes out even if it means parting with my cash before I even hear it.
But I (and I’m sure many others) think it sucks that we can’t be there at your gigs and that tickets are in the hands of these people.
It also grates that the same publications who are triumphant in your return are also guilty of advertising these companies that a lot of us simply don’t understand or believe the principle of.
You know where to find us…