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Free Imagine Dragons All-Star concert an expensive show on secondhand market

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Tickets for the MLB All-Star free concert with Imagine Dragons and Atmosphere were made available Thursday morning to the general public. But the free tickets were quickly claimed, with many showing up on secondhand markets with steep price tags.

The secondhand market is now listing the “free” tickets for $69 to $240, but after facing backlash for offering the 12 tickets Ticket King employees were able to reserve, the company is now giving them away in a series of 6 contests on Facebook.

Free general admission stadium seating and on-field standing tickets were made available at AllStarGame.com/Concert beginning at 10 a.m., with a limit of four tickets per individual request. MLB specifically said tickets may not be resold and must be printed out and brought to TCF Bank Stadium.

THE PROBLEM

The error many people received on the MLB ticketing website referenced a high volume of transactions, dumping them out of the purchasing application and suggesting they try again later.

ATMOSPHERE UPSET

Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere was quick to respond Thursday, posting this plea to their Twitter followers: “DO NOT purchase tickets for all star show on craig's list. i promise IT IS NOT WORTH IT. we will play again soon. DO NOT SUPPORT SCALPERS.”

"Atmosphere loves free stuff,” the group previously said in a statement. “So naturally we're excited to be part of the All-Star Concert's free show, celebrating the All Star Game taking place in the Twin Cities.”

STATEMENT FROM MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

“There was extremely high demand for tickets to the free All-Star concert which caused some fans to be unable to get tickets. That said, more than 25,000 tickets have been distributed this week to the concert. A relatively small number of fans have chosen to put their free seats on the secondary market which Major League Baseball and the Twins have no control over. While unfortunate some people have opted to offer their free tickets for sale, we are confident the vast majority of fans who did receive tickets will enjoy this free show. Fans still have a chance to obtain free tickets through giveaways by Atmosphere and local radio stations."

ALL-STAR CONCERT
Imagine Dragons, with special guest Atmosphere
Saturday, July 12
7:30 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
TCF Bank Stadium, University of Minnesota

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