Posted in music on May 9, 2008

Tom Waits

Paperless ticketing is the only purchase option for this tour.

Check back soon for a tour schedule and more ticket purchasing information .

Paperless Ticket:
You will not receive paper tickets for this event. At the time of entry, you must present the credit card used to purchase your tickets as well as a valid photo ID (such as driver's license, state ID or passport). Your entire party must enter the venue at the same time. Tickets are non-transferable.

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Comments (37)

every band should do this. fuck scalpers.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:19 PM

it's good to see that paper tickets are futile, and this is a great way to fuck the scalpers

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:19 PM

yea but you can't do this for anything bigger than a small theatre show

Posted by James Snuka | May 9, 2008 2:21 PM

Sucks for scalpers.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:23 PM

They did the same last time around. Didn't work out because scalpers were buying two tickets and selling one, or the venue was distrubuting the tickets one hour beforehand.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:31 PM

sure it can be done for bigger shows.. just takes some organization
pearl jam does something similar with wrist bands that you get the day of and showing your CC/ID

Posted by MC | May 9, 2008 2:43 PM

radiohead should have really done this for their theatre tour.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:47 PM

Fuck this. I like having the ticket as a memento.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:50 PM

Too bad anyone who really enjoys Tom Waits has bad credit and wont be able to purchase tickets....

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:53 PM

If there's no paper ticket, how do you know were your seat is?

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 2:57 PM

Paperlees tix also pose a problem. If for some reason you can't/don't want to go, you won't be able to sell them without that person having your credit card

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:50 PM

yeah F paperless.

NOT the answer.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:56 PM

If there's no paper ticket, what do you get Scarjo to autograph?

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:56 PM

"Too bad anyone who really enjoys Tom Waits has bad credit and wont be able to purchase tickets...."

Tom Waits prefers that all patrons of his show have a credit score of 670 or higher.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 3:59 PM

yeah fuck him and his credit only shit, stupid old overhyped drunk anyway

Posted by jim | May 9, 2008 4:05 PM

idiots, you can open a checking account at any bank without a credit check, they give you a debit card with a Mastercard logo on it, which you can use as a credit card anywhere that accepts them.

god some people are so fucking stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 4:09 PM

you have to take your shoes off when you go thru the metal detector.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 4:26 PM

there are better ideas than this paperless crap.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 4:34 PM


>>there are better ideas than this paperless crap.<<

like ?

I don't think any of this poses a problem for 99.8 % of Tom Waits fans shelling out to see him..


Posted by RT | May 9, 2008 4:36 PM

"yea but you can't do this for anything bigger than a small theatre show" --actually Superfly Jimmy, Nine Inch Nails and Iron Maiden both did this for arena shows and it worked out just fine.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 6:25 PM

"idiots, you can open a checking account at any bank without a credit check, they give you a debit card with a Mastercard logo on it, which you can use as a credit card anywhere that accepts them.

god some people are so fucking stupid." - or if you fear banks there are plenty of prepaid debit/gift cards you can purchase to use cash on the interwebs.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 6:27 PM

I bought tix for the Swell Season when they went on sale. I now have to go away on business that day. With paperless tix I would have a really hard time even giving the tickets away.

Posted by Kurt C. | May 9, 2008 8:39 PM

i like keeping my stubbs- i got a big ol stack

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 8:58 PM

Seeing Tom Waits is hard to do, what a special event - To all the whiners, perhaps you could be stoked that you're gonna see/hear him live, and live with the UGH incredible agony of paperless tickets. !!!

save a tree, see tom waits! save a cow, eat a vegetarian!

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 9:20 PM

>>god some people are so fucking stupid." - or if you fear banks there are plenty of prepaid debit/gift cards you can purchase to use cash on the interwebs.

yeah, and if you "fear banks" you have FAR more issues to deal with in life than whether or not you catch waits on this tour.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 10:15 PM

if there's no paper ticket, what time does daft punk go on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2008 12:01 AM

are they at least going to giving ticket holders who cant make it to the show, an option for a refund?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2008 12:12 AM

yeah if you cant go you are screwed - out of 200 bones

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2008 12:59 AM

I love how everyone shits on the scalpers but take a look at what they're selling Radiohead tickets for on ebay and you can thank the scalpers for saving fans a shitload of money over what they'd be paying through ticketmaster. It's a market economy assholes, get used to it or move to fucking cuba.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2008 2:24 AM

^^^FUCK YOU, SCALPER SCUM!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2008 5:03 PM

"overhyped drunk"? obviously not a fan that should be concerned about this, and on top of that you're out of your fucking gourd.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2008 5:19 PM

I agree with Anon 2:24am from 5/10.

Also, I have had to lose lots of money for tickets where I needed to show a CC at the door to get a ticket. One time, a friend bought us tickets for a show at the Mercury Lounge. He ended up getting sick that day and I was unable to go to Queens to get the cc so we all ended up missiung the show. I called the venue but a very mean douchebag who answered the phone basically told me it was too bad.

Posted by Loop | May 11, 2008 9:15 AM

sorry to change the subject, but regarding the last statement, about the mean douchebag who answered the phone--

i have to say that i don't understand why there's such a predominance of douchebags in the nightlife/club/bar industry. why do so many (not all, but many) bartenders and doormen have to be such douchebags? if they're not douchebags, they're smug and arrogant. are they insecure? overconfident? i guess there's no one reason to explain it all.

for example, the big guy who's usually standing in front of the door at bowery ballroom, the guy who places the wrist bands on ppl- he's such a cocky, resentful asshole.


Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2008 7:09 PM

Yes... you can do this at more than just small/theater venues. Radiohead did it on their entire tour a couple years ago. It was very manageable... even in Madison Squre Garden.

Posted by Penny Pearson | May 21, 2008 9:10 AM

scalpers are charging 1900$ per ticket for houston show.... scalpers are still apparently able to get tix.... nothing stops them

Posted by mon | May 28, 2008 8:39 PM

Two things. There ARE paper tickets because I have TWO of them. What people need to understand is that the scalping got REALLY ridiculous last time around. Would rather protect the last dozen people on Earth with no debit/credit card or the tens of thousands who can't pay $1000 for a ticket from a scalper?

Posted by lee harvey | June 5, 2008 4:05 PM

The worst part to me isn't who has bad credit and can't go, or scalpers, or prices, etc.

It's that we are losing yet another place where we can be anonymous, without some company tracking your every movements. I give you cash, you let me in, I listen. Why do we have to bring names, SS#'s, and credit reports into this transaction.

Paperless, online, with a credit card as an option, maybe, but as a requirement? Way too big brother for me. I hope this is not the way of the future all shows start moving to.

Posted by Pepper | June 14, 2008 8:24 PM

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