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Jason Mraz Fan Alert: Upcoming Tour to Use Restrictive Tickets
Today, the Fan Freedom Project (FFP) and Consumer Action warned Jason Mraz fans about restrictive ticketing policies in effect for the singer’s upcoming “Tour is a Four Letter Word” world tour.
Restrictive paperless tickets require fans to present the credit card used to purchase the ticket and a valid photo ID at the venue in order to gain admittance and are non-transferable.
“Jason Mraz fans beware! You may not own the next ticket you buy,” warned FFP Consumer Advocate Elizabeth Owen. “We are seeing an increase in restrictive ticketing for concerts, and almost every concert on Jason Mraz’s “Tour is a Four Letter Word” tour uses restrictive tickets. Anti-consumer policies like paperless and will-call only tickets strip fans of our freedom to give away, buy or sell tickets as we please.”
“We all have the right to purchase tickets as gifts for our kids and friends, and we should continue to be able to give away or resell our tickets if plans change at the last minute,” said Linda Sherry, Director of National Priorities at Consumer Action.
According to Ticketmaster, select tickets for the following shows are restricted paperless tickets or must be picked up from will-call prior to the event:
7/01/12 – Honolulu, HI Waikiki Shell Paperless
8/09/12 – New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena Paperless
8/11/12 – Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion Paperless
8/12/12 – Woodlands, TX Woodlands Pavilion Paperless
8/14/12 – Tampa, FL GARY Amphitheater Paperless
8/15/12 – West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater Paperless
8/17/12 – Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater at the Warf Paperless
8/19/12 – Raleigh, NC Time Warner Pavilion Paperless
8/21/12 – Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Paperless
8/22/12 – Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena Paperless
8/25/12 – Hartford, CT Comcast Theater Paperless
8/26/12 – Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Paperless
8/28/12 – Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center Paperless
8/29/12 – Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater Paperless
8/31/12 – Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Paperless
9/05/12 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center Paperless
9/07/12 – Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Paperless
9/11/12 – Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Paperless
9/14/12 – Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center Paperless
9/15/12 –Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater Paperless
9/22/12 – George, WA Gorge Amphitheater Paperless
9/24/12 –Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater Will-Call Only
9/28/12 – San Jose, CA HP Pavilion Paperless
9/29/12 – Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Paperless
10/02/12 – Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center Paperless
10/05/12 – Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl Paperless
10/07/12 – Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Amphitheater Paperless
For more information about the 10 Ways Restrictive Paperless Tickets Are Bad for Fans, visit http://www.fanfreedom.org/the-issue/.