UPDATE 11:02 a.m.: In the time it took us to write this post, those 14 Massachusetts shows at XFinity Center have apparently been removed from Ticketmaster’s page, and its list of 450 shows has suddenly dropped to 436. More to come (?).
UPDATE 11:26 a.m.: Aaaaaaaand they are back. Looks like the same 14 shows.
Over the weekend, Christmas arrived early for concertgoers around the country, as those who purchased tickets between 1999 and 2013 were awarded credits and free vouchers from Ticketmaster. The freebees were part of the settlement of a $400 million class action lawsuit, centered around the company’s inflated fees.
Many checked their accounts and found a wealth of free vouchers, some as many as 17 tickets waiting in their accounts ready to be claimed. The only issue, at the time, was that Ticketmaster had not unveiled just which shows these tickets were eligible for.
The company has posted 450 shows across the United States and Canada, and there are some big names involved. Here in Massachusetts the initial list, which runs through the end of October, shows 14 concerts at the XFinity Center in Mansfield. Among the eligible shows are tomorrow’s Def Leppard concert, Gwen Stefani (July 12), Modest Mouse and Brand New (July 15), Duran Duran (July 17), Toby Keith (July 22), Heart and Joan Jett (July 24), Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa (August 6), Prophets of Rage (August 21), and Black Sabbath (August 25).
Here are instructions from the site on “How to redeem your ticket voucher”:
Once ticket codes are made available to you in your Ticketmaster account (https://www.ticketmaster.com/member/vouchers), you may attempt to use the codes for redemption on this website. The ticket codes are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Select an event from the list of eligible events displayed on this website and proceed through the purchase process.
On the Billing Page, during your transaction, look for a “Voucher Code” link and enter your code to receive your discount(s).