A policy stripping fans of the right to transfer tickets to Foo Fighters concerts is causing major stress for the band’s fans as show dates approach, according to reports. The band, which performs its first non-festival gig since the passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins in 2022 Wednesday in New Hampshire, has increasingly embraced the restrictive properties of mobile-only tickets.

Fans who bought tickets through resale platforms after the initial batch of tickets sold out quickly are unsure whether or not they will be able to get into the venue, which makes sense given the fact that the venue and band continues to tell them they won’t be allowed in if they bought tickets through resale channels rather than the box office.

“Please be aware that this May 24 Foo Fighters show is completely sold out,” reads an announcement on the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion’s website regarding the ticket transfer restrictions being in place. “Please do not attempt to buy tickets from any other source. Digital ticket transfers have been disabled for this event. No other source will be able to fulfill your order.”

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In reality, consumers who purchased tickets through prominent resale platforms will see those sales honored, despite the attempt at monopolizing the ticket market through the weaponization of mobile-only technology to lock them to the account through which they were purchased. Should tickets be truly non-transferable, the seller typically will just give the buyer on the other end the password to the account where the tickets are stored, which will allow them to be accessed at the gate.

The messaging has proven troublesome for consumers who purchased tickets to the event – whether they bought through the venue/Live Nation or through resale platforms.

“Lots of emails, lots of phone calls and got different answers every time I called,” says Foo Fighters fan Brenda Martin, who was worried about whether or not the tickets she bought were valid after hearing about the restrictions. “Very consuming, very time-consuming and still don’t even know when we show up tomorrow night if we can get in or not.”

Tickets are not available through the venue box office or through the “face value” resale system that supposedly offered fans who didn’t purchase tickets during the presale a shot at getting them. Ticket resale marketplaces have plenty of inventory, however. A ticket to Wednesday’s show in New Hampshire could be had for as low as $60 each on the lawn, $143 each in the “reserved” areas and from $180 in the “pavilion.”

Wednesday’s show is one of many on the upcoming tour that the Foo Fighters have opted to strip consumer ticket transfer rights from, allegedly in hopes of keeping prices manageable, though that did not prevent them from using the surging “dynamic” and “platinum” ticket pricing options during the initial sales periods.

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Ticket Links

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Foo Fighters 2023 Tour Dates

May 24 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
May 26 — Boston, MA — Boston Calling Music Festival
May 28 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Arts & Music Festival
May 30 — Washington DC — The Atlantis
June 2 — Nürburgring, DE — Rock Am Ring
June 4 — Nürnberg, DE — Rock Im Park
June 14 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
June 16 – Pelham, AL — Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 18 — Manchester, TN — Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
July 8 — Quebec City, QC — Festival D’ete De Quebec
July 12 — Ottawa, ON — Ottawa Bluesfest
July 15 — Milwaukee, WI — Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival
July 29 — Naeba, JP — Fuji Rock
Aug. 4 — Spokane, WA — Spokane Arena **
Aug. 8 — Salt Lake City, UT — USANA Amphitheatre **
Aug. 10 — Stateline, NV — Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s **
Aug. 11-13 — San Francisco, CA — Outside Lands Festival
Sept. 3 — Aspen, CO — Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Sept. 9 — Sao Paulo, BR — The Town
Sept. 17 — Asbury Park, NJ — See.Hear.Now
Sept. 19 — Virginia Beach, CA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach **
Sept. 21 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life
Oct. 1 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival
Oct. 3 — Phoenix, AZ — Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater
Oct. 5 — El Paso, TX — Don Haskins Center