Metallica will be at the Opera House in Toronto on Tuesday night to play a benefit for the Daily Bread Food Bank. As you may have read yesterday, tickets are selling for as much as $6,000 USD on the secondary market. Make that allegedly selling.
I just checked StubHub to see how many tickets are available and they list four with prices of $2,500 USD. That’s up from zero tickets yesterday. Not a bad markup from the $57 face value, is it?
“Well,” you say, “that’s just too much. Let me check some other sites.” You do a quick search and you come across TheTorontoOperaHouse.com. Seems legit, right? I mean that’s where the gig is gonna happen, so you click and find tickets going for as much as $4,850.”
“Wait a doggone second!” you think. “How can the Opera House be scalping tickets to one of its own shows! That’s crazy!”
Don’t blame the Opera House. It’s not them. It’s all a big scam run by a Connecticut-based company called TicketMagic. This is from the Opera House’s Facebook page.
I did more searching for secondary sites claiming to have Metallica tickets for sale and I found a bunch. Number I recognized? Zero.
Nice work, Chartattack, for reporting on this.