Did Anyone Score LCD Tickets?

Tickets to LCD Soundsystem’s “last show ever” at Madison Square Garden on April 2nd went on sale this morning via Ticketmaster and sold out in seconds. For us, we couldn’t even get the Ticketmaster event page to show that tickets were actually available until 11:05 and any queries entered were met with the dreaded “No Tickets Available” screen.

LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy is just as curious as to what happened to the tens of thousands of tickets as we are…

The responses he received didn’t make him feel better about it…

A quick survey of tweets @lcdsoundsystem show a grand total of four people who claimed to score tickets during the onsale. While this show is certainly a high-demand event, there’s just no way only four twitter users were able to purchase ducats. We hope we haven’t heard the last of this story as something is definitely up with the lack of tickets that went on sale this morning.

How was your experience this morning? We want to hear if any of our readers were actually able to score tickets to LCD @ MSG.

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33 thoughts on “Did Anyone Score LCD Tickets?

  1. rstank Reply

    I got 4 tickets during the Pitchfork pre-sale. Glad I tried then!

  2. Howie Jackowitz Reply

    I went to a Ticketmaster Outlet today at the mall in Jersey City. I was the only person there. This lady that works the Guest Services desk is a pro at Ticketmaster. Usually pulls tons of tickets for in demand Phish Shows. She couldn’t pull one ticket. I thought this was impossible and couldn’t be and she kept trying. Nothing. I kept complaining and she gave me a phone number for the technical support desk that outlet employees call. I called and pretended to work there. The guy on the other end said that 6800 tickets were sold in the presale online, which seems high and 8400 today. He said a few over the phone and only 34 in outlets in the entire country. Outlets are supposed to get an allotment and usually get around 34 tickets for each outlet for big shows, not 34 for the entire country. Crazy.

  3. Ryan Reply

    How many does MSG hold? Also you’d like to think that with the demand like this they’d add at least a 2nd show?

  4. Scott Bernstein Reply

    Ticketmaster/Live Nation has responded with a no comment and say that no official statement is forthcoming.

  5. Jojo Reply

    I’ve been using TM regularly for many years to by tix (not by choice obviously) and i’ve never experienced anything like today.

    I got the pull-down at 11:01, requested 2, did the captcha, and the site went IMMEDIATELY to the ‘none available’ screen.

    Seems like everyone thinks this is f’d up for the same reason– there is ALWAYS a ‘waiting room’ or a ‘queue’.

    I was in a queue for about 9 minutes while trying to buy Phish Boardwalk Hall tickets… and still got 4.

    How can there be no queue? It makes no sense. it basically means that the TM site “knew” that there were no tix available, within seconds of the on-sale.

    another question… why doesn’t LCD sell the entire arena, including rear-stage? if phish shows are any indication, the audience will happily fill in for a wrap-around crowd…

    anyway… crappy day. I’m very curious how James is gonna respond to all this. In many ways, this is probably why he wanted to break up the band. Too big. And now so many fans are angry at him. It’s like his nightmare came true.


  6. ticket holder Reply

    Look people, the ticketmaster presale started two days ago on Wednesday at 10am. My friends and I got over 25 tickets between the 5 of us. Is it that crazy to think that a majority of tickets were already gone before this morning?

    I mean if you really weren’t in the know about the presale then you snoozed and don’t deserve to go to the show. Now you’ll have to shell out for it. Quit your crying.

  7. Durkin Reply

    Re: ticket holder:

    I was “in the know”, Wed. I stalked the LCD website and Pitchfork 36 hours beforehand, was logged-in 10 minutes prior, had my browser opened at 10:00:00, and still timed-out.

    Today, I pulled one ticket in Sec. 7 at 11:05, after two attempts to buy four and two.

    Dumb luck afforded me a ticket today, and something was rotten both days.

  8. maxene mulford Reply

    same progression of events as described above today (Fri 2/11) – no screen until 11:06. then after repeated retries using different combinations (1,2,3,4 seats) trying both chrome & firefox, at about 11:16 i finally got a chance for 300-level seating. tossed them back b/c i had scored a 200-level tkt @ the p4k presale. i was bummed at the time (wed) b/c i would have preferred loge/100-level. (don’t like the floor), but i guess i did pretty well. saw them last may @ t5, also at the ACL-fest in 2007, but i think msg will be the perfect venue – much less claustrophobic than t5. short of adding a 2nd msg show, the extra t5 shows seem like a much needed, workable solution. good luck, y’all. they’re going to kill.

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