Posted in music | tour dates on June 28, 2007

a man ordering tickets in Central Park - date unknown
Texting for tickets

Since June 5th...

The Knitting Factory’s ticketing-by-text service is powered by the ShopText mobile commerce platform. With just a credit card, a text-enabled mobile phone and an email account, registration is simple. Whenever concertgoers see a Knitting Factory concert listing with a ShopText logo, they can purchase tickets directly from their mobile phone by simply texting the event’s unique show code to the number 467467. After checking out, the concertgoer receives a secret PIN to confirm all future purchases with a text message. Alternatively, a concertgoer can first register and create a secure ShopText account via online at www.shoptext.com. All transactions are completely secure.
So for instance, if you wanted to get tickets to one of the Meat Puppets shows, you would use the code MEAT1 or MEAT2. If you wanted to see Yo Majesty on September 27th, then you would use the code YOMAJ.

Yo Majesty played Brooklyn this past weekend...

a woman ordering tickets (front row) @ Studio B - June 22, 2007 (CRED)
Yo Majesty @ Studio B

More pics by Surgery below...

Yo Majesty @ Studio B

Yo Majesty @ Studio B

Yo Majesty @ Studio B

Yo Majesty - 2007 Tour Dates
Jul 5 - w/ DJ Funk @ The Club at Firestone Orlando, Florida
Jul 15 - @ Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Aug 8 - Club Nefertiti, Gothenburg Goteborg
Aug 10 - DEBASER Slussen, Stockholms län
Aug 11 - @ Oya Festival Oslo
Sep 27 - Knitting Factory, NYC

Previously
* YO MAJESTY - 2007 Tour Dates & FREE SHOW? (+Beth Ditto)
* Yo Majesty played Brooklyn & SXSW -- get topless (NSFW) + Tour Dates

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Comments (12)

i cant believe no one has started on this one yet...

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2007 3:34 PM

great service, its really difficult to order a ticket on the computer

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2007 3:46 PM

This should just increase impulse purchases if someone sees the text code on the street. If you're already on their website, why would you want to purchase via text? When smart phones and wifi get more widespread, this could catch.

Posted by dave | June 28, 2007 4:04 PM

Yo Majesty was such a horrible show. What do people like about them? Besides the one girl taking her shirt off half-way thru the set. Someone please xplain this to me. Was it the open bar that helped??

Posted by Frank | June 28, 2007 4:10 PM

You guys seem to be missing the point: THAT YO MAJESTY SHOW WAS HOT! The most fun I've had at a show since... the Slits last year? Even then, there weren't as many people dancing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2007 4:10 PM

Frank- why would you go see Yo Majesty if you weren't expecting exactly what we got Friday night? Everybody I was with had a great time! And I don't see anything wrong with a show that goes better with drinking. It was a party!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2007 4:14 PM

Unfortunately the carriers will shut this endeavor down as soon as they want to. It circumvents their premium programs (where they demand an OUTRAGEOUS 50% of the gross) and their agreements. This is the real hold back in terms of mobile ticketing.

Posted by Raygun | June 28, 2007 4:18 PM

The Knitting Factory's website says you can save up to $1.50 off by texting. Not sure how, but I like it. I'm not always by a computer but I'd rather save money either way.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2007 4:20 PM

It's true! Price the ticket via TicketWeb first.. it's def. cheaper via their TXT system. What's not to love?

Posted by obelisk | June 28, 2007 4:24 PM

That "woman up front ordering tickets" is the lovely
photographer Sarah Cass: http://www.sarahcass.com/

Posted by Andy | June 29, 2007 11:11 AM

Yeah, texting for tickets is cool. But did she get a photo of those effusive breasts?

When that girl with the black and white striped top starts taking it off as part of the act, then I'll order tickets for yo yo YO MAJESTY.

Posted by hooka | June 30, 2007 3:46 PM

that girl in the black & white shirt is Isis from Thunderheist...she is not even a member of Yo Majesty

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2007 6:36 PM

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