Due to overwhelming demand, Jack's Mannequin
has decided to perform a second farewell show
, set to take place November 12 in L.A. "Our decision to move forward was two fold. One, aside from the fact that these will be the last JM performances, the ultimate goal of this event is to support initiatives that will improve the lives of young adults affected by cancer,"Andrew McMahon explained in a personal statement
. "Simply put, the addition of a second night, means we have the ability to make double the impact for our cause. Second, it was extremely upsetting to find scalpers snatching up tickets for night one and reselling them for outrageous fees on Stubb Hub, a site which thrives on the abuse of loopholes in scalping laws."
Entry to the November 12 show will be ticketless and limited to groups of four tickets, and guest must present both photo ID and credit card to be granted entry. Guests must also enter immediately upon claiming their tickets. "This will require early arrival and patience from those attending," McMahon explained, "but is currently our only viable solution to stem the greed being furthered by Stubb Hub and other third party sites." Ticket pre-sales will begin today [September 20] via DJF
and tomorrow [September 21] via Goldenvoice
[password is: FINAL], with tickets opening to the public on Saturday [September 22] via Ticketmaster. Tickets are available for General Admission, VIP, and for front and second row balcony table seating.
"We understand some who purchased tickets for night one expecting it to be the final Jack’s show are frustrated by this addition and to you I am sorry. To this end, we are committed to crafting a single set that will be performed both nights with exception of one or two minor variations," McMahon continued. "We also hope that you can accept our apology for any confusion as we had not expected the reaction to this show to be so overwhelming. We are incredibly grateful to share this moment with as many of our fans as possible as well as increase the impact we make in the lives of young adults who have come face to face with cancer. Both nights will be truly special and I know how excited the band and I are to share them with you."
[via Alter The Press