Sing Song tickets are being sold online by third party vendors at outrageously high prices – some more than 15 times the normal price.
As high as nearly $300 per seat, websites such as BoxOffice Ticket Sales, Vivid Seats and Seat Geek have sold tickets and provided false information regarding its location, claiming it is in Dallas. According to the sites, third party vendors are permitted to sell the tickets above face value and only use sites as a resale marketplace. The university is selling tickets for the February event for no more than $25 per seat.
Tom Craig, director of student activities and productions, said he was made aware of this predicament when a staff member in the advancement office received a Google alert about the presence of third-party internet sites advertising tickets for sale. When the information was found to be incorrect, Hab Adkins, director of computing services, and Jeff Woronka, an Etix representative, were notified immediately for further clarification.
“After checking it out, they said what these third-party groups are doing is legal, but the practice does not offer much assurance of good tickets for Sing Song,” said Craig.
If someone were to purchase tickets from a third-party vender, the purchase would be viewed as pending while the vendors purchase the actual ticket through the official Sing Song website, Craig said. However, the pending ticket could become unavailable if the vendor does not purchase the ticket in a timely manner and therefore provide no guarantee.
“Clear communication to all of our constituencies is the best tactic to limit the sale of third-party tickets. We continue to communicate the actual ticket prices and the actual ticket outlets,” said Craig.
Tickets have primarily been sold through Etix for the last 10 years, however, high priced ticket sales via third party vendors have emerged periodically.
“I’ve never known this to happen with Sing Song tickets before,” said Craig, “but our Etix rep said this is a new online phenomenon that they are starting to see.”
The Office of Student Activities and Productions has made no contact with the third-party vendors but advises students to buy tickets from the Sing Song website at acu.edu/singsong.
Sing Song tickets prices are $19 for the Friday 8 p.m. show; $22 for the Saturday 2 p.m. show; and $25 for the Saturday 8 p.m. show.