Ticketmaster has to pay out millions of dollars as part of a huge class action settlement deal, which also includes vouchers to future concerts. Consider yourself lucky if you’re dying to see the Tedeschi Trucks Band Wheels of Soul 2016 Summer Tour in Alpharetta, Georgia. Or Barenaked Ladies.
The settlement is the result of a class action lawsuit from five people who claimed Ticketmaster was unlawfully sneaky with processing fees. The case was settled in 2013. All the tricky legal questions you need answered are here. But essentially, customers who purchased a ticket on Ticketmaster.com between 1999 and 2013—which is... a lot of people—can receive a number of credits and/or vouchers for future concerts.
According to Live Nation, ticket holders are entitled to a $2.25 credit for tickets bought between Oct. 21, 1999 and Feb. 27, 2013, for up to 17 claims. Also: a $5 voucher if you used UPS to have a ticket shipped, also capped at 17 claims.
Ticketmaster is also giving out $10 million worth of voucher codes to customers for upcoming Live Nation shows until May 2017. The list of eligible concerts includes a peppering of popular acts like Gwen Stefani, Jill Scott, Duran Duran I guess and Pitbull. Otherwise, you might not be that interested in some of these. No Beyoncé tickets :).
Here’s a sampling of available concerts selected by the villains at Ticketmaster and Live Nation (the full list is being updated here):
Rockstar Energy Drink Presents Taste Of Chaos
Brantley Gilbert: Take It Outside Tour 2016
Darius Rucker: The Good For A Good Time Tour
The Kidz Bop Kids: Life Of the Party
One Hell of a Night with Joe Walsh & Bad Company
G-Eazy & Logic: The Endless Summer Tour
Prophets of Rage - Make America Rage Again Tour
Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords
Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth 2016
Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour Presented by Ford F-Series
Pitbull: The Bad Man Tour
I Love The ‘90s ft. Salt N Pepa w/Spinderella, Kid N Play & More
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Wheels of Soul 2016 Summer Tour
Carnival of Madness Tour featuring Shinedown
Goo Goo Dolls
YAS! Go claim that voucher and party like it’s summer 1998!