It’s almost too perfect that one of America’s most hated companies, Ticketmaster, is receiving its best press in years for totally f*cking you over. The ticket outlet settled a $400 million class action lawsuit over its “excessive and deceptive” service fees, something that literally everyone who’s tried to see Kanye West or Taylor Swift (but not both!) knows about all too well. As punishment, Ticketmaster is offering free vouchers for nearly 50 million users who bought tickets between Oct. 21, 1999, and Feb. 27, 2013.
You can find out at the Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster Settlement Information Site if you’re eligible, and if so, which shows you can use the vouchers on. The list is slowly rolling out, but there are some big names in there, including Weezer, Bob Dylan, Mumford and Sons, Gwen Stefani, and Duran Duran.
The voucher-qualified shows are all over the place, from Counting Crows and Rob Thomas at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 27, to Korn and Rob Zombie on the Return of the Dreads Tour 2016 in Mountain View, California, two days later. Sounds like one hell of a road trip. See you guys tonight in Raleigh, NC, for Weezer and Panic! at the Disco.
Here’s the initial list of some 450 concerts (expect frustrating technical difficulties, because Ticketmaster).