Following up the amazing news that blink-182's Tom DeLonge has finally found his way back into the band, as well as the promise of more new music and a massive tour kicking off in 2023 -- a little bump in the road has apparently formed.
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Tickets for blink-182's highly anticipated 2023/2024 world tour literally went just went on sale, and fans have been taking to social media complaining that their purchasing experience left them wanting a whole lot more… like actual tickets.
Amid the fray, the band’s bassist, Mark Hoppus, decided to see what was up and found himself in the very same predicament after he attempted to buy his own tickets and subsequently lost them after the website crashed.
Mark acknowledged the irritation in a post on Discord saying, "I understand that the ticketing can be frustrating," explaining, "I bought tickets for two of our shows myself just to see what the experience was like. I had tickets yoinked from my cart and the whole thing crash out."
Hoppus added his own complaints as well regarding Ticketmaster's “dynamic pricing” model, which allows tickets to be available for a higher price when first released to discourage, or at the very least make up for, the effect of scalpers. “I’m not in charge of it,” Hoppus said. “We’re trying to bring you the best possible show for the best price.”
It's absolutely worth mentioning that Mark's experience is not the norm. Concerts have been selling out fast, and additional shows have already been added in Mexico City, Los Angeles, San Diego, Glasgow, Manchester, London, Toronto, and Chicago. Roll the dice right HERE to see if you get your tix.
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