Foo Fighters Won’t Honor Secondary Market Tickets Tonight At Ryman

foo fighters11Some fans who purchased tickets to tonight’s (Oct. 31) Foo Fighters concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium may be out of luck. According to the band’s social media, tickets purchased from scalpers and secondary sellers will not be honored. Tickets are in extremely high demand because the Ryman, which seats less that 2,400 people, is a much smaller venue than the superstar band usually plays.

In order to prevent scalping, a forced credit card entry system will be used tonight, with plans to cancel anyone who purchased more than two tickets on one credit card. Fans could only purchase tickets to the show through Ticketmaster’s paperless ticketing system. Those tickets were non-transferable, and purchasers must present a matching ID and credit card at the door.

According to, tickets went on sale Wednesday (Oct. 29) at 10 a.m. for $20, and sold out in minutes. However, tickets could later be found on secondary vendor sites, with prices reaching over $600.

Foo Fighters’ upcoming album, Sonic Highways, will be in stores Nov. 10. Tonight’s show will also include a screening of their HBO documentary.

Read MusicRow‘s online coverage about concert ticketing, as part of a larger print piece from August/September Artist Roster print magazine.


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