Ticket scalping, or ticket reselling, is a phenomenon that happens everywhere in the music world. Even in the visual kei industry, most bands will post something on their website regarding rules against ticket reselling – but are they ever enforced? DaizyStripper is taking matters into their own hands.
DaizyStripper has been on their one-man tour “NEVER ENDING SIRIUS” in celebration of their newest mini-album “SIRIUS.” The tour stretches across Japan nationwide, and most venues are 500 max capacity or less. Despite this, tickets have been sold for outrageously high prices on auction sites. Management had this to say about the series of events (translated by yours truly):
To All of Our Fans
Thank you for your continuous and exceptional support for DaizyStripper.
Tickets for our DaizyStripper MINI ALBUM ONE-MAN TOUR “NEVER ENDING SIRIUS” have been being resold for large sums of money on auction sites.
In order to prevent this phenomenon from continuing, we have noted the ticket numbers of those recognized as “obviously being sold for money-making” and will prevent those ticket holders from attending the show.
We ask for both your forgiveness and for your understanding.
While this raises more questions than answers for DaizyStripper fans both nationally and internationally, it has also sparked discussion. Where do you draw the line when it comes to bidding on tickets? Who should be held responsible: the buyer or the seller? DaizyStripper isn’t the first band to speak out about this, and they certainly won’t be the last.
So, what are your thoughts? Feel free to leave a comment here or on any of our social media sites. Remember to keep discussion polite!