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...where they make you buy tickets beforehand and get you to sell them, rather than have people pay on the door?
as they place the onus and financial risk on the bands rather than promoters to get people to show up.
I would strongly urge anyone in a band to never, ever, ever, ever play in such venues under any circumstances.
I think I'll just let you post for me cos you nearly always say exactly what I was going to say.
I may have to revive one of the earlier threads about shit promoters.
Ironic that someone has posted a thread about Water Rats because that's where these promoters are basing this 'buy tickets off us' thing....
plays the water rats a lot and have never heard of them asking anyone to buy tickets in advance off them...
as a promoter, we offer bands the chance to get tickets IF THEY WANT THEM and we then get ticketweb to print them for us. but we don't EXPECT people to do so... some just like doing it cos they like their chums to have physical tickets.
basically my chum has never been asked to sell tickets himself in advance. and i haven't heard of that happening with other bands there. but i dunno, maybe they have different deals for different nights, and they have a few different promoters in there too who may work... um... differently.
who would do that, non?
The fairest thing a promoter should do is sell tickets online and ask the bands to direct people to that through myspace / facebook / website etc in advance.
never ever do pay to play gigs you would be better hireing a venue your self