And Finally

LCD Soundsystem pissed off with touts

By | Published on Friday 11 February 2011

LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy’s not happy that tickets for the previously reported LCD Soundsystem finale gig are selling on eBay and other such sites for mega-bucks. Well, whoever tweets via the unverified @lcdsoundsystem Twitter feed is pretty pissed off anyway, and everyone seems to think that’s Murphy.

It seems tickets for the exclusive gig are being touted for well over a grand (one pair is reportedly being offered for seventeen thousand dollars). On hearing this, Murphy (we assume) tweeted: “$1500 for a single ticket. Fuck you scalpers. You are parasites. I HATE you. I will try to figure a way out to fuck these fuckers. NO MATTER WHAT WE DO, IT IS NOT WORTH THAT KIND OF MONEY TO SEE US!”

Although he came back later: “Looking into the legality, but I might be shit out of luck. Honestly, I mean, it’s not murder, but still… parasites”.

The rage then turned specifically to eBay-owned ticket resales site StubHub, with the tweets continuing: “Reading your responses. I know people are pissed – I am too. [It would] be sweet if I owned StubHub, though. Shitbags. I mean, charge DOUBLE or something…”

Noting that StubHub says it “give fans the freedom to price tickets however they want”, he added: “Eat shit StubHub. I pretty much guarantee ‘fans’ aren’t pricing these tickets. You’re barely legal and you know it”.

Noting the Twitter rage was out of character, the LCD Soundsystem tweeter concluded with the hashtag #feelinglikekanye.