FALL OUT BOY - Add another Nor Cal date!
I think I speak for myself, and many other fans, when I say how incredibly disappointed I am that I wasn’t able to get tickets to the Oakland show of the Save Rock and Roll Tour. I’m sure y’all have heard (or read) complaints from many people saying, “Presale sold out of GA tickets and the general sale sold out so fast, even though I had been waiting at my computer right at 9:59.” Well, that was me too. I waited both Thursday and Friday hoping to get those beloved tickets after finding out Monday morning before my midterm that the hiatus was finally over. You can imagine how happy I was. And then how upset I was by the time the weekend rolled around. I could go on forever about how much their music has meant to me, and how much shit it has gotten me through, but I won’t because that’s not what this petition is about.
California is the most populous state in the whole country. And there is only one Northern California show throughout this entire tour. That just doesn’t make sense and simply isn’t right. The capacity of the Fox Theater in Oakland is 2,800 people. That’s right. 2,800. (When the population, of just the Bay Area alone, is more than 7 million.) Sure, not all of those people may be die-hard fans, but think of the insane amount of people who can’t be there because they got cheated out of a ticket.
I know people might say “Well, why didn’t you just buy tickets when you could during presale? You don’t need to be in the pit.” You’re absolutely right. I don’t need to be; I have to be. And you’re probably right about buying tickets when I could, too. That was my stupidity and I can’t go back and change that. Unfortunately, I'll probably end up indulging scalpers who are selling them for 5x the price. I’m not asking for your pity. I’m asking for your help. Whether you got tickets or not, I beg of you to sign this petition. I have full faith in the fact that Fall Out Boy and Decaydance / Smash can add another show if they really wanted to. It’s definitely a long shot, and they may not even see this, but it never hurts to try. Right? Because believers never die.
Edit: In all honesty, I didn't know presales were open to the general public and that was my mistake. I missed it by 10 minutes. I'm not so jaded as to think that they'll add another show at the whim of one of their fans, but it honestly doesn't hurt to try to get people to sign it. God knows that show would sell out as well. Like I said, I'm not asking for your pity (nor do I want it to seem like I am whining), but if the demand is there, then why not show it to them?
MESSAGE FROM FALL OUT BOY:
Holy smokes, this has been an amazing week for us. In the past three shows we've done (our first in three years), we've been utterly humbled to see so many familiar faces.
The thing we're not as happy to see is that, along with the most amazing audience in the world, there was also the inevitable return of folks looking to exploit and cheat that audience.
So here's a few bullet points:
1) We don't see (and wouldn't want) any extra money from the unreasonable ticket prices scalpers are asking.
2) Neither do (to the best of our knowledge) the promoters we choose to work with.
3) Most importantly: We don't want our audience to get cheated out of reasonably priced shows.
4) Combating this stuff is tough and we (along with our promoters) employed everything in our arsenal. We set 2 and 4 ticket limits in some places. In others we've required will call.
5) Outside of the official vendors linked on our sites, there are plenty of folks out there selling 100% fake tickets so please please be very careful.
We'd rather play to 10 excited people than 30,000 who are disappointed at having to pay 2 months rent to be there. We're not saying this to fix PR or because we want to protect the "Integrity," of our "Brand name," but because we're fans of music ourselves and we remember getting screwed by scalpers too.
To anybody who managed to get legitimate tickets to our shows, we're so excited to see you. To the rest of you; We plan on being a band for a long time. Hopefully this isn't your only chance to see us and hopefully by the time you do, there's some better way to fight back against scalping.
-fall out boy
We, the undersigned, request that Fall Out Boy add another Northern California date to the Save Rock and Roll Tour.
The FALL OUT BOY - Add another Nor Cal date! petition to Fall Out Boy was written by Maya and is in the category Music at GoPetition.