If you’ve been following the saga of the Turnpike Troubadours comeback and the crashed websites and ticketing merchants left in the wake of recent show announcements, you know just how hard it’s been to secure tickets, let alone for venues to keep up. I’m not sure any of us at the moment truly appreciate just how big this band got during their indefinite hiatus over the last couple of years.
On Tuesday (2-8), the Turnpike Troubadours announced two more new shows. The first is a third date at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth on April 21st to go along with previously-announced shows at the “World’s Largest Honky Tonk” on April 22nd and 23rd. Tickets to Billy Bob’s will go on sale Friday, February 11th at 10 am Central. And remember, the first time Turnpike shows went on sale Billy Bob’s said they had higher ticket demand than any time in the last five years and crashed their website. So be patient if you’re trying to secure tickets.
The second date will be at the White Oak Music Hall on May 7th on the lawn, and to ensure tickets get into the hands of actual fans as opposed to ticketing bots, the venue will be hosting an in-person only presale at the venue Wednesday, February 9th starting at 5pm.
According to the White Oak Music Hall, fans should:
Come by White Oak Music Hall anytime between 5 PM and 8 PM, where staff will give you a colored wristband that identifies your presale group. Have some beers, hang out and enjoy music from Charlie and the Regrets. No need to line up or wait for tickets, just enjoy the night!
At 8 PM, we’ll start calling out wristband colors by group to begin distributing promo codes. Once your group is called, you’ll be handed a UNIQUE PROMO CODE and QR Code that allows you to purchase tickets online anytime until Thursday at 8 AM (Promo code is limited to 2 tickets per code).
Pro Tip: Don’t be late! This in-person presale is limited to the first 1,500 people to show up, who will be GUARANTEED the opportunity to buy tickets!
Sound a bit complicated? Well, it kind of is. But you probably won’t see scalpers jumping through all of these hoops just for the chance at two tickets, while desperate Turnpike Troubadours fans very well may. “Turnpike tickets have been selling out fast and we want to help local fans get their hands on them,” says White Oak.
General sale for the White Oak Music Hall show commences Friday, February 11th at 10 am Central.