Touting blamed as almost 5,000 LCD Soundsystem tickets sell out in seconds
By Aura McMenamin
LCD Soundsystem fans were left fuming this morning after tickets for the US band sold out in seconds
The band announced three dates in the Olympia for this September, with tickets going on sale at 9am.
LCD Soundsystem – a US band known for hits such as ‘Losing My Edge’ and ‘Daft Punk is Playing at My House’ – announced shows for September 27-29th earlier this month.
However, as early as 9:01am, hopeful gig goers were left disappointed by a message saying that there were no tickets available.
Many fans of the electronic rock band were quick to blame ticket touts – which have plagued big name acts such as Coldplay and Ed Sheeran – for the tickets rapidly selling out.
The capacity for partial seating gigs in the Olympia is 1,621. For three nights, that’s 4,863 tickets.
Touted tickets usually appear on secondary selling site Seatwave, where they can retail for hundreds of euros more the original selling price.
For Sheeran’s eight gigs, Ticketmaster issued a number of rules to prevent touting such as only allowing the person whose name was on the ticket allowed into the gig or having to be present to allow a party in.
Many people took to Twitter this morning to complain to the ticket outlet.
LCD Soundsystem Dublin Dublin Friday gig. First click through for any tickets, less 30 seconds after being on sale. Sold out?! 1600 tickets!
— Aran Brazil (@aranbrazil) July 28, 2017
— Mr & Mrs Stevens (@mrandmrsstevens) July 28, 2017
No doubt Seatwave will have a load of LCD Soundsystem tickets for Dublin online shortly! Anyone fancy sorting me out with one?
— Adam White (@ada102) July 28, 2017
— Paul Nicell (@i_Cello) July 28, 2017
This tweet, however, sums up all of our feelings.
Me, without LCD soundsystem tickets this morning pic.twitter.com/mhAVc5W7Dh
— Aine O’Doherty (@aineodoherty) July 28, 2017