SOURCE: Anti Records

July 19, 2006 14:47 ET

Buyer Beware:

Tom Waits Tickets Purchased on eBay or Will Not Be Honored

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2006 -- After tickets for all eight dates of TOM WAITS' upcoming tour sold out in just minutes, tickets have been put up for sale at substantial markup on resale sites such as eBay and, as well as many ticket brokers.

Buyers should be warned that most of these tickets will not be usable. Premium tickets for all Tom Waits shows -- and all tickets for the Atlanta, Detroit, and Louisville shows -- must be picked up at the venue on the night of the show by the original purchaser of the tickets and are non-transferable. A valid photo ID, plus the credit card used to make the purchase are required to be shown at the box office. Due to the strict anti-scalping measures on this tour -- which were detailed clearly prior to the original ticket sale dates -- there will be no exceptions to this policy.

Any tickets available for purchase from ticket brokers or resale Web sites should be considered fraudulent. Tickets being sold may be also be counterfeit.

The venue, artist, management, label, promoter and Ticketmaster are all working very hard to beat the scalpers and put face value tickets directly in the hands of the fans. Unfortunately, these teams will be unable to resolve issues with counterfeit tickets or fraudulent sale of tickets.