Ticket sales are going to be a little different for this Nine Inch Nails show we just announced for September 29th at Ascend Amphitheater. The band is trying to eliminate the scalpers getting a hold of the tickets by having their fans and actual concertgoers physically be at the venue to get their tickets.
Nine Inch Nails posted the info on their website below…
WHAT? WHY? PHYSICAL WORLD PRESALE?
THE PROMISE OF A WORLD MADE BETTER BY COMPUTERS AND ONLINE CONNECTIVITY HAS FAILED US IN MANY WAYS, PARTICULARLY WHEN IT COMES TO TICKETING. EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PROCESS SUCKS AND EVERYONE LOSES EXCEPT THE RESELLER. WE’VE DECIDED TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAT WILL ALSO LIKELY SUCK, BUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY. WE’RE HOPING MANY OF YOU WILL BE HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS, WHILE SOME MAY DO WHAT THEY ALWAYS DO AND BITCH ABOUT IT.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
YOU (AN ACTUAL HUMAN BEING) SHOW UP AT THE BOX OFFICE, INTERACT WITH THE TICKET SELLER (ANOTHER ACTUAL HUMAN BEING) AND PURCHASE UP TO FOUR TICKETS THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE HANDED TO YOU ON THE SPOT. THE TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ONLINE OR ANYWHERE ELSE BEFORE OR DURING THAT DAY. ALL SEATS (INCLUDING THE BEST SEATS) WILL BE AVAILABLE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. YOU MAY ACTUALLY ENCOUNTER OTHER ACTUAL HUMAN BEINGS WITH SIMILAR INTERESTS LIKELY WEARING BLACK CLOTHING DURING THE PROCESS AND POTENTIALLY INTERACT WITH THEM. THE EXPERIENCE HAS THE POTENTIAL* TO BE ENJOYABLE. NINE INCH NAILS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER, LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST AND GOOD TIMES.**
SEPTEMBER 29 – NASHVILLE, TN – ASCEND AMPHITHEATRE
PRESALE LOCATION: ASCEND AMPHITHEATER BOX OFFICE | 301 1ST AVE S., NASHVILLE, TN 37201
NO LINEUPS BEFORE 8AM | BOX OFFICE HOURS: 10AM – 3PM
CLICK HERE FOR VENUE FAQ
Ticketmaster also states:
Please note The Physical World Presale will take place at Ascend Amphitheater on Saturday, May 19th from 10AM to 3PM local time. This physical, in-person presale will be the only way to purchase tickets on May 19th. The event will take place rain or shine.
All seats (including the best seats) will be available in person only, first come, first served. Fans can purchase up to four tickets per show. Limited quantities of tickets may be released via normal ticketing channels, subject to availability, at a later date to be announced. Ticket inventory available via these traditional channels will include ADA tickets .
Nine Inch Nails will launch COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE NORTH
AMERICA 2018 on September 13 with support The Jesus and Mary Chain. The band will
bring their "musical, visual, emotional sensory onslaught,” as hailed by The New York
Times, to some of the most iconic venues in the USA – including two-night stands at Colorado’s
Red Rocks Amphitheatre (September 18 and 19), New York City’s Radio City Music Hall
(October 13 and 14) and the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago (October 25 and 26). It will culminate
with four shows at the Palladium in Los Angeles (December 7, 8, 11 and 12). See below for
In an attempt to get tickets directly into the hands of fans instead of resellers, the
band will be selling all seats to COLD AND BLACK AND INFINTE NORTH AMERCA
2018 in person at The Physical World presale events, taking place May 19 th at each venue’s
box office, with the exception of Red Rocks for which the presale will take place on May
20 th at the Denver Coliseum Box Office.
All seats (including the best seats) will be available for purchase in person only, first
come, first served. Fans can purchase up to four tickets per show. Visit nin.com/tickets2018 for a
complete list of box office locations and further information. Limited quantities of tickets may be
released via additional ticketing channels, subject to availability, at a later date to be
announced. Ticket inventory available via phone and online channels will include ADA tickets.
Nine Inch Nails will release Bad Witch on June 22, completing the trilogy that began
with 2016’s Not The Actual Events and 2017’s ADD VIOLENCE. Today, the band revealed the
album cover and track listing across its social media platforms.