The String Cheese Incident has found a rather unorthodox way of avoiding Ticketmaster’s hefty ticketing fees. In order to avoid having fans pay the fee, the Colorado jam band shelled out the cash to buy and resell all the tickets for an upcoming show themselves.
The boys recently gave a group of fans $20,000 to buy out L.A.’s Greek Theater and several other venues for their summer performances. Now anyone who wants to see The String Cheese Incident live at one of the venues in question will have to buy a ticket from the unlikeliest of scalpers: the band. This hardly seems like the simplest solution to the problem, but it certainly makes a statement. [Gizmodo]