This news is current as of yesterday, April 6th.
I have a source who is in software development, and some people were working overtime last weekend on a project that was urgent. Since I am a music fan, she asked me what I knew about a "rock festival in the desert."
As the story goes, it looks like Ticketmaster and Goldenvoice are preparing their websites for a surge of new ticket sales. It is a new option where fans can buy tickets based on their credit scores. Just like the layaway plan, but in reverse. Since the event is so close they are willing to check your credit and give you tickets, as long as you are willing to make payments. It actually sounds like a great idea in a struggling economy.
So if the promoters have put the software in place for this last-minute surge in weekend passes, WHO HAS BEEN ADDED THAT WOULD GENERATE AN ADDITIONAL 10,000 TICKETS TO BE SOLD?
It must be someone along the lines of:
or - maybe they are ready to announce THE SMITHS have been confirmed.
Few acts except RAGE & RADIOHEAD/PIXIES have created the ticket panic for our favorite event, Coachella.