Published Feb 11, 2011Last week LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy announced the group's last show ever. It was a bitter pill for fans to swallow, but at least they were being given one last chance to dance. To be held at New York's massive Madison Square Garden on April 2 and featuring an opening set from no wave legends Liquid Liquid, the concert gave New Yorkers plenty to be excited about and, apparently, so much to profit from.
Pre-sale tickets for the event went on sale earlier this week and were almost immediately placed on re-sell sites like Stub Hub with overly inflated prices. And guess what, James Murphy is pissed.
A series of messages on the LCD frontman's Twitter account displays his frustration with the immediate turnaround of tickets, revealing that fans are getting screwed over in the process. Murphy points to one ticket being sold for $1,500 (the initial price of tickets ranged between $33.50 and $49.50 before service charges).
"1500 for a single ticket? Fuck you, scalpers. You are parasites. I HATE you," he posted. "i will try to figure a way out to fuck these fuckers. NO MATTER WHAT WE DO, IT IS NOT WORTH THAT KIND OF MONEY TO SEE US!"
Murphy continues on to question the legitimacy of resell sites like Stub Hub.
"eat shit @StubHub part of being a marketplace that connects buyers and sellers is giving fans the freedom to price tickets however they want," he wrote. "i pretty much guarantee "fans" aren't pricing these tickets. you're barely legal and you know it."
Tickets were released to the general public this morning (February 11) and have already sold out. Considering the situation -- "i'm so sorry this is a clusterfuck," Murphy continued -- the LCD Soundsystem leader seems to just hope that some of the group's fans will make it through Madison Square Garden's doors.
"ok... did ANYone get a ticket? shit. please tell me?"