“False Hopes Fuel Keith Urban’s Ticket Frenzy”
“When country music superstar Keith Urban announced his latest project — a charity benefit to raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame — Nashville’s music community was quick to sing his praises.
“To have someone of Keith’s stature step up and do this today — and who all he’s bringing to play in October — is overwhelming to us,” Vince Gill told reporters at the time
The benefit — “We’re All for the Hall,” as it was known — was advertised as “all tickets just $25.”
But even before tickets went on sale to the general public, they showed up on scalping web sites like Ticketmaster’s TicketsNow — listed, in some cases, for hundreds of dollars each.
“When you have a highly desirable product with incredible demand, all kinds of shenanigans go on,” said music industry analyst Bob Lefsetz, who writes The Lefsetz Letter blog.” [NewsChannel5]