By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
Concert Tickets Too Expensive? Try to Catch a 'Guerilla Gig'
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, around 11 p.m., word hit the Internet that Prince would play an impromptu "open soundcheck" at the Electric Ballroom in London. Twitter was flooded with messages about the surprise performance and the venue was flooded with would-be attendees. A few hundred people were treated to an intimate show, the first in a series of "guerilla gigs" throughout the city this month.
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For publicity, fun, or to give back to true fans, many well-known artists play similar secret shows that cost far less to see than any on Ticketmaster. Sometimes a group will book a gig under a pseudonym and attendees will have no idea who they're actually going to see until the lights flood the stage. The pseudonym may be a hint that only loyal fans would pick up on. Arcade Fire has appeared as the Reflektors to promote the release of their albumRead More »from Secret Shows Feature Famous Performers for Less