MGMT Fans Stung In Scam

Fifty MGMT fans who queued at Melbourne Festival Hall with tickets purchased online discovered they were bogus.

They were bought on eBay, some for twice the $61 ticket price. The venue said it generally kept some spare tickets for such emergencies and gave them first chance to buy new tickets.

The tour’s promoter, Michael Gudinski of Frontier Touring Company in Australia, said the possibility of being stuck with dud counterfeits was another reason for fans to avoid the secondary market.