April 23, 2005 04:21:33 GMT
35,000 free tickets for RHCP concert have been sold ranged from $25 and $70 per ticket
About 35,000 free tickets for Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer concert; scheduled July 2 in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Convention Center; made available online through a ticket service on Monday by Event promoter Clear Channel Entertainment Properties, have been sold by traders through eBay auctions at prices that by Thursday ranged from $25 and $70 per ticket.
This incident, obviously, makes the officials become so furious because they indicate that there are people who want to take advantage of the situation. To note, those tickets are actually available to everybody for free because the centennial committee want to present the show, which is to mark the city's 100th anniversary, as a very special event.
That's why, in order to stop the "illegal" ticket sales, Clark County and the city of Las Vegas forbid ticket scalping and resellers may be prosecuted. Moreover, officials said another 5,000 tickets will be made available through TicketMaster on May 16, while 10,000 were being distributed to hotels.