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Entire My Chemical Romance Tour Sells Out in 7 Hours, Fans Extremely Pissed at Ticketmaster

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My Chemical Romance fans celebrated the band’s reunion this week after the long-dormant rockers announced a U.S. arena tour for fall 2020 and then put tickets on sale yesterday, January 31.

But that celebration was short-lived: tickets for some shows sold out in a matter of minutes, and it only took seven hours before every seat for the entire tour had been gobbled up. My Chemical Romance themselves toutred the feat on Twitter before revealing one final Los Angeles date (the fourth!) would go on sale today, Saturday, February 1.

Fans unable to get tickets who have been waiting years for My Chemical Romance to return are understandably very angry, but this time they’re not directing their ire towards the usual culprits — ticket bots — but at Ticketmaster itself. At issue is the company’s new “dynamic pricing” policy, which allows them to adjust ticket pricing based on demand. Anyone who’s ever booked flights or hotel rooms online should be familiar with this concept, which sees prices fluctuate from day to day, but it’s new to the ticketing industry. And in the case of these My Chem shows, dynamic pricing resulted in skyrocketing ticket costs for standard seats within a matter of minutes of going on sale.

Here’s a quick explanation of Ticketmaster’s new dynamic pricing policy via the Twitter account Note to Scene, with some fans replying by sharing their own experiences:

There has been plenty of frustration for the usual reasons, too: folks unable to get tickets due to a combination of high fan interest and scalpers gobbling them up. Indeed, resale sites like StubHub show a healthy glut of seats available for most dates today, with the least expensive tickets starting at around $200 (already less than yesterday!) and going up to several thousands of dollars for pit GA. Those hoping to score tickets could stand to utilize a little bit of patience — prices on reseller sites will almost certainly drop.

Click your date to see where prices on the secondary market currently stand:

Sept. 9 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 11 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 12 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riot Fest *
Sept. 14 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena
Sept. 15 – Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden
Sept. 17 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
Sept. 18 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 20 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Music Midtown *
Sept. 22 – Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
Sept. 23 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Sept. 26 – Sunrise, Fla. @ BB&T Center
Sept. 29 – Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
Sept. 30 – Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
Oct. 02 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
Oct. 04 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
Oct. 06 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Arena
Oct. 08 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
Oct. 10 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock Festival *
Oct. 11 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ T-Mobile Arena
Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
Oct. 14 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum

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Hundreds of fans have been venting on social media about their inability to score tickets:

Share your My Chemical Romance ticket stories in the comments. All dates listed below.

My Chemical Romance 2020 U.S. Tour:

Sept. 9 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena [tickets]
Sept. 11 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center [tickets]
Sept. 12 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riot Fest * [tickets]
Sept. 14 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena [tickets]
Sept. 15 – Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden [tickets]
Sept. 17 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center [tickets]
Sept. 18 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center [tickets]
Sept. 20 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Music Midtown * [tickets]
Sept. 22 – Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center [tickets]
Sept. 23 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center [tickets]
Sept. 26 – Sunrise, Fla. @ BB&T Center [tickets]
Sept. 29 – Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center [tickets]
Sept. 30 – Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center [tickets]
Oct. 02 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center [tickets]
Oct. 04 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome [tickets]
Oct. 06 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Arena [tickets]
Oct. 08 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum [tickets]
Oct. 10 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock Festival * [tickets]
Oct. 11 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ T-Mobile Arena [tickets]
Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum [tickets]
Oct. 14 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum [tickets]

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Previously Announced Dates:

March 20 — Ascot Vale, Australia @ Download Festival [tickets]
March 21 — Parramatta, Australia @ Download Festival [tickets]
March 25 — Western Springs, New Zealand @ Outer Fields at Western Spring [tickets]
March 28 — Osaka, Japan @ Intex Osaka [tickets]
March 29 — Hibino, Japan @ Download Festival [tickets]
June 18 — Milton Keynes, U.K. @ Stadium MK [tickets]
June 20 — Milton Keynes, U.K. @ Stadium MK [tickets]
June 21 — Milton Keynes, U.K. @ Stadium MK [tickets]
June 23 — Dublin, Ireland @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham [tickets]
July 04 — Bologna, Italy @ Sonic Park Fest [tickets]
July 06 — Bonn, Germany @ Kunst!rasen [tickets]
July 11 — Moscow, Russia @ Park Live [tickets]

[via Metal Insider]

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