This Band Is Charging Fans $150 To Work In Their "Road Crew" And It's Bullsh*t
23 November 2017, 11:34 | Updated: 23 November 2017, 11:45
Wanna completely waste your money? Then we have got the ticket upgrade package for you!
Metalcore band Suicide Silence are being called out online for offering possibly the stupidest ticket upgrade we have ever seen - charging $150 for the chance to be in their road crew (aka pay to work for them).
Get the experience of a lifetime and be a roadie for a day when we roll through your city! Sign up to work alongside our crew, stand side stage during our set, hang out with us during soundcheck and more: https://t.co/ojM2qI8nm0 pic.twitter.com/kM0Y0HgfyU— Suicide Silence (@suicidesilence) November 22, 2017
The band posted details of the new package online yesterday (November 22nd), promising the "experience of a lifetime" which apparently includes such wonderful moments as "food with the crew", "work" and of course a "mingle with band during soundcheck". Not a meet and greet, oh no, a "mingle".
Obviously, given the insane levels of bullshit in this cynical offer, fans were quick to call out the group on social media:
This is a bad idea. Y’all know the perceived “glamor” of backstage is bullshit, and that any “winner” here will be a burden to your actual crew. Hire a professional, and do a regular merch giveaway for your fans.— Kim Kelly (@GrimKim) November 22, 2017
I have a novel idea that’s essentially the same idea minus all the embarrassment. They’re called... are you ready? Back... Stage... Passes!— Aaron Melzer (@AaronJMelzer) November 22, 2017
Get the experience of a lifetime.... by getting in the way of professionals and annoying an entire crew. 100% bad idea pic.twitter.com/ah7JO7lJhZ— Dan Olds (@DrcOlds) November 22, 2017
It's been a rough week for the band in general as frontman Eddie Hermida was forced to apologise over allegations of sexual misconduct.
This deluxe road crew "experience" is the latest in a long line of upgrades bands and artists have implemented as touring becomes the most profitable area of the music industry.
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