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Ticketmaster Changes What Events You Can Use Vouchers For (and it isn’t good)

Yesterday, I was really excited by the event list that went up for the ticket vouchers that Ticketmaster gave out in response to the class action law suit against them.

It included acts such as Gwen Stefani and Mumford and Son.

However, when my friend and I tried booking General Admission tickets to the local Gwen Stefani show, we kept getting two errors.

One error said that the voucher wasn’t applicable to this type of show.

The other error said “something went wrong with the voucher, please try again later”.

Since there were so many problems with load time on the website, we figured a traffic issue was screwing up the IT.

Or they were the wrong events.

I don’t know for sure, but it seems like the wrong events might have been posted, and Ticketmaster changed the list to one mostly comprised of cover bands.

Another explanation is that it sold out, but I have not seen many people on Twitter able to actually “purchase” these events either, aside from earlier in the day when released.  (Also, the vouchers that are sold out on the event list are still showing up–just with a message that they are sold out).

You can use your vouchers for tribute bands for Tool, Journey, Stevie Wonder, the 80s generally and more.

(I do know my friend Jeff will actually be ecstatic that the Yacht Rock Revival is on the list… but I’m not sure anyone else would be).

Here’s a sampling:

Ticketmaster

I’m not complaining about free tickets–partially because I was mooching off a friend who actually got vouchers (I did not), but the way they’ve rolled out/unveiled this has just caused more confusing and un-met expectations.

I think if they started off with “hey! we are going to give you some free tickets to tribute bands!”  people still would have been excited because it’s free.

There are still a few name bands on there, mostly as part of a festival.  Heart is also on the list now, as is Richard Cheese.

May the Ticketmaster odds be ever in your favor!

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6 comments

  1. A friend of mine was able to get Gwen Stefani in NC. I kept trying for the NJ Gwen Stefani, but I kept getting an error. I ended up getting Goo Goo Dolls and I Love The 90’s With Salt N Pepa & More. Hah, it’ll be another story if I decide to go…

    Were you able to get anything?

  2. I got Mumford &Sons in New Mexico. Not sure if I’ll make it out there. I’d for sure make a special trip if they were front row, bit since general admission a D I wasn’t planning on being out west during that time, likely I won’t go. Can we sell them? Why not, right?

  3. This morning I extracted the DC options all at This looks like the DC options, all are at The Fillmore Silver Spring:

    Jul • 8 Fri Slippery When Wet – A Bon Jovi Tribute, 09:00 PM

    Jul • 10 Sun The Smoker’s Club presents Cam’Ron with special guests 08:00 PM

    Aug • 26 Fri Fillmore Flashback: 80’s vs 90’s Dance Party featuring Biz Markie 08:00 PM

    Sep • 7 Wed Mac Sabbath, 08:00 PM

    Sep • 13 Tue Devin Townsend Project/Between the Buried and Me

    Sep • 21 Wed Gojira

    Sep • 27 Tue Boyce Avenue

    Oct • 2 Sun Jeremih

    Oct • 9 Sun Blue October

    Oct • 13 Thu Skillet

    Oct • 14 Fri Kongos

  4. Every single event in my area, the SF Bay Area is unavailable due to being SOLD OUT. EVERY SINGLE ONE. ALL OF THEM!

    I do not understand how ticketmaster can get away with this.

  5. wow I was looking the other day and managed to grab a legit one somewhere that I plan to sell for pennies on the dollar. It was in a different state. I ran into the unavailable for some concerts and figured they were sold out for voucher use. Wish I had tried longer as I have about 8 voucher codes left!

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