Promoters scalp the tickets. Fact. The agent who books the show scalps the tickets. Fact. People who work at the venue scalp the tickets. Fact. THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES scalp the tickets. FACT. And by the time everyone has dipped their hands into the pot, there's nothing left to go onsale to the general public. This is the reality of live music today. Someone should demand an audit of the box office and the ticket agent.