After announcing their reunion, Bikini Kill tickets sold out in literally one second. However, it looks like most of the buyers weren’t really Bikini Kill fans. In fact, a good majority of the tickets are being resold on ticket resale sites for triple, quadruple or even nonuple (that’s nine times) their face value.
According to AXS, the tickets were originally priced between 40 and 45 dollars. However, StubHub prices reveal that the cheapest Bikini Kill ticket is now selling at 104 dollars for Hollywood, 179 dollars for New York City and 225 dollars for Brooklyn. The most expensive Bikini Kill ticket is selling for 775 dollars at the time of press.
Of course, this has infuriated lots of Bikini Kill fans. Many are citing the irony of ticket scalpers selling out a riot grrrl band’s show. Recognizably anti-capitalist, it’s pretty safe to say that Kathleen Hanna would not approve of this. However, many fans are criticizing the band of not taking the proper precautions against ticket bots and scalpers.
Bikini Kill tickets selling out in 1 second and then going for $379.05+ on StubHub is the least riot grrrl thing to ever happen
— mika simone (@mikachu6000) January 18, 2019
Like, did I expect this to sell out quickly? Yes. Is it disappointing because it’s Bikini Kill, who literally put “we hate capitalism in all its forms” in the riot grrrl manifesto? Yes!
— Amy Plitt (@plitter) January 18, 2019
also within the last five minutes the secondary market prices for Bikini Kill have gone up from an average of $300 to as much as NINE HUNDRED FUCKING DOLLARS pic.twitter.com/sGTB8tMXbv
— Caryn Rose (@carynrose) January 18, 2019
You need to take precautions to deter scalpers. Your shows are gonna be packed with dweebs with $900 for tickets.
— Ali Koehler (@hernameisali) January 18, 2019
Additionally, some scalpers are asking for an extra 50 dollars to even ship the tickets.
And they want $52 to ship the tickets.
Oh well. 🤦🏻♀️
— Danielle Bush (@danimariewagner) January 18, 2019
Bikini Kill has yet to comment on the inflated ticket prices.
The band recently announced that they are adding another Los Angeles show. However, that date has sold out as well.
— Bikini Kill (@theebikinikill) January 18, 2019
Bikini Kill will be reuniting for four select shows in New York and Los Angeles. The lineup includes Kathleen Hanna on vocals, Tobi Vail on drums, Kathi Wilcox on bass and Erica Dawn Lyle on guitar.
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