Posted in music on April 13, 2012

"I think I want to cry and die all the weeknd tickets are sold out" - Tasama TAH-SA-MA

Weeknd tickets being scalped via Instagram...
Weeknd tickets

Not since... Kraftwerk, have we seen a ticket as in demand as the one that will get you into one of the just-announced Weeknd shows. Many people that got shut out are very upset, and some (like us right now in this post), are writing about it.

The San Francisco Weekly points out that one alleged woman is allegedly offering sex for Weeknd tickets on Craigslist, though some quick searching reveals that the artful naked picture posted with the ad belongs to "Julia S From FEMJOY" (who happens to be posing in the Tyrolese Alps) (NSFW). Of course it is possible that Julia S is a huge Weeknd fan currently residing in or near San Francisco. Or maybe the offer is real, but just not the picture.

Craiglist NY is also busy just one day after tickets went on sale, and so is Stubhub (where the cheapest ticket is $170!), and Instagram.

Meanwhile the Weeknd plays his/their first show Sunday at Coachella (which starts streaming online for those of us not there, momentarily)

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Comments (44)

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Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 12:56 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 12:59 PM

Seriously everyone? Calm the fuck down. The dude will play other shows.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 12:59 PM

Where is the moron from yesterdays post who said no one got tickets and everyone who said they did were lying?
I sold my extra on SH yesterday for 450.
A lovely weekend it is.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:00 PM

Way to include the code in the picture, MTV reality show asshole. Someone copy it down, call TM and ask to have this ticket canceled and refunded.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:04 PM

Trader Joe's Hummus>Sabra

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:04 PM

stay classy

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:07 PM

If only it worked that way 1:04

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:08 PM

Everybody's working for the Weekend!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:15 PM

"Someone copy it down, call TM and ask to have this ticket canceled and refunded."

Why? Nothing illegal is going on. Why would the ticket be canceled?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:18 PM

Sure it does 1:08. All you have to do is track down his real name (He was on an MTV reality show), call up Ticketmaster, claim to be him, give them the code and say "My credit card was stolen and these tickets were fraudulently purchased in my name. I'd like the order cancelled and I'd like a refund."

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:20 PM

I'm still trying to understand the appeal of Weeknd. I'm being honest when I ask "what's so great about his music"? I'm thinking that there has to be something there, if so many people like them (including rock critics), but I'm just not getting it. Can someone explain it?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:23 PM

1:00 - Sure you did little fella, sure you did.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:33 PM

GAY

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:36 PM

Sort of irritated that there was conflicting onsale times. Seems like a way to obscure the fact that half of these tix were probably held back for industry comps.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:39 PM

No one sold tix for more than 195 for his on SH. Maybe he sold 4 for a total of 450.. to which i say "SUCKA!! you left money on the table, fool!"

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:39 PM

The place only holds about 600 people. Given all the hype around this dude, and how right now he's the artist du jour, I'd be surprised if the band holds for this show were less than half of the venue.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:45 PM

1:23, it could be that he has an incredible voice (let's keep this discussion to the studio, kids...) combined with exceptionally produced dark R&B that is new and unique in a lot of ways. Yes, his drug and sex filled lyrical musings aren't up there with Blood on the Tracks, but they are in a way very appropriate for the type of music he's making.

A lot of hipsters pick easy targets (lyrics out of context) and don't care or understand the importance of production decisions (i.e. why the Cloud Nothings album is amazing and why Ryan Adams hasn't been the same since Heartbreaker), so the confusion on here is understandable.

Posted by Dog Armstrong | April 13, 2012 1:46 PM

i'm sure a TON of tickets were held back for labels and A&R folk. the guy is unsigned, and has been turning down multi-million dollar deals. this is his mini-PR tour; he'll be back to play t5 in six months or so.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:47 PM

Thanks for the explanation, Dog. Admittedly, I've only skimmed through the tracks, so I haven't really given it a fair enough listen. I'll have to really listen and absorb it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:50 PM

you guys, BLOC PARTY is playing TERMINAL 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! soooo stoked.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:52 PM

I'm sure he'll be back. Maybe not this go-around, but he'll be back later this year. This is where he performs an underplay in NYC to create/inflate hype. He'll come back to bigger venues to cash grab later.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:54 PM

The good old hype machine is still at work...Is SNL next?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 1:55 PM

Speaking of hype machine...
Sites like BV continuing to push the silly PR myth that Coachella is Weeknd's first live show.

I'm sure his band / production are probably new, but there are many, many youtube vids out there of his numerous club shows in Canada, and he was also opened Drake's OVO Fest in toronto last year, to highly mediocre reviews.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:13 PM

@213 i don't think anyone is saying that coachella is the weeknd's first show. maybe his first US show (that is accuarate), but i haven't seen that other fact mentioned anywhere.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:18 PM

HOUSE OF BALLOONS is a masterpiece. Don't care if you disagree.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:18 PM

drake with a shitty drum machine. who keeps buying into all this shit? id rather save the money buy some hummus and watch how i met your mother reruns

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:23 PM

I like people

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:32 PM

i am tryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyying 2 be heroicccccccccccccccc

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:33 PM

I got 4 to Bowery Ballroom. Shame on me for selling them soon and for only $140 each on Stub Hub. I only cleared around $485. That's barely 300%

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:36 PM

Heartbreaker!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:38 PM

DUDES

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:50 PM

I made over 600 on tickets for this. STOKED!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:53 PM

"Weeknd tickets in demand, though naked girl pictured in Cragislist sex ad is most likely not looking."


Why are so concerned about some naked girl on C-list and whether or not she has any interest on this. Get a life.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:55 PM

Sorry, Over 700 after fees.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:55 PM

1st 2:55 here, apologies for the botched grammar.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 3:00 PM

I dropped at least 350 bucks on chickpea based products in 2011.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 3:13 PM

fat tits

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 3:20 PM

This is an industry-fest, and besides, Bowery pulls this crap all the time, why is anyone surprised? They're selling them on StubHub now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 3:34 PM

2:18 - I don't disagree. I just think it won't translate well live. I've seen some of the YouTube videos of him performing, and his vocals are way off. Some artists are better left to the studio.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 3:57 PM

3:34, I wouldn't even blame Bowery for this. It really is the band's decision as to how big a venue they want to play. Weeknd chose 2 small venues, with the major purpose of creating hype. He WANTED people to be shut out this time around; that's how hype is created.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 4:02 PM

i will blow you during the show if you give me a kraftwork ticket.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 5:07 PM

@507 kraftwork is playing in my basement tonight, bebe

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 5:29 PM

only kraftwerk matters.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 10:51 AM

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