Nine Inch Nails Pinch Scalpers

New online strategy aims to get tix straight to fans
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2008 7:43 AM CDT
Nine Inch Nails is selling tickets direct to fans online in a bid to beat scalpers.   ((c) GothEric)
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(Newser) – Nine Inch Nails aims to outmaneuver scalpers and undercut premium ticket brokers with an online strategy during an upcoming summer concert tour, Reuters reports. Tickets will be sold directly to fans registered on the band's website beginning 72 hours before each concert date. Organizers hope tight ID restrictions will ensure only fans get tickets.