Gustavo A. Munoz/LatinContent via Getty ImagesRage Against the Machine is raging against the scalpers planning to scoop up tickets to the band’s upcoming reunion tour.
“Since the announcement of our tour, scalpers and broker sites have been listing fake tickets for RATM,” the rap-metal icons write in a statement posted to their website. “We want to do everything we can to protect our fans from predatory scalping and, at the same time, raise a substantial amount of money for charities and activist organizations we support in each city.”
“We are doing everything we can to protect 90 [percent] of the RATM tickets from scalpers,” the band continues, adding that they themselves will hold the remaining 10 percent of tickets, made up of randomly placed seats throughout each venue, which they will then sell at a higher price that’s still “low enough to undercut the scalpers.”
“We will donate 100 [percent] OF THE MONEY over the fees and base ticket price to charities and activist organizations IN EACH CITY,” the statement reads. “We are confident this will help many more fans get tickets at face value and put a big dent in the aftermarket gouging.”
“WE HATE SCALPING AS MUCH AS YOU DO,” Rage concludes. “And will continue to try to find ways to combat it.”
Tickets to Rage’s worldwide reunion tour, which kicks off March 26 in El Paso, Texas and stretches into September, go on sale Thursday at 11 a.m. local time.
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