Los Angeles-based concert promoter Live Nation is introducing a sort of season pass for club-level concerts, allowing fans to purchase a $49.99 "passport" to reserve a spot at non sold-out shows for the remainder of 2009. Beginning today, fans will be allowed to buy one passport, which will be good for one ticket at five area venues -- the Wiltern, the Hollywood Palladium, the Avalon and the House of Blues clubs in West Hollywood and Anaheim.
The initial offerings to passport buyers include more than 25 shows, among them Moby at the Wiltern (Oct. 14), Brand New at the Hollywood Palladium (Oct. 18), the Get Up Kids at the Avalon (Sept. 24) and Randy Travis at the House of Blues in Anaheim (Oct. 1).
Live Nation will release a list of new concerts each Monday on its site and social networking properties. Fans can use their passport to reserve one ticket to participating shows, and as long as there is availability, they will be guaranteed access. Fans must reserve a spot by 4 p.m. the day before a non-sold-out show to be assured of entry. For procrastinators, if a show happens to not be sold out, passport holders can arrive at the venue and will be granted access.
Some shows of interest that will be included are Dinosaur Jr., Dragonforce and Revolting Cocks at HOB-Sunset Strip, Motorhead at the HOB-Anaheim and, of course, Billy Squier at the Wiltern.