Live Nation will waive all service fees for tickets purchased on January 8 to moe.’s March 12 and 13 appearances at Atlanta’s Tabernacle. A statement from the band reads:

Service fees tacked on to ticket purchases have long been a source of grumbling from concertgoers everywhere. The moe. management team has been listening to fans’ feedback, studying past ticket sale statistics and negotiating with Live Nation for several months in an effort to find some sort of middle ground to satisfy fans, the band and the ticketing company. With some fees totaling upwards to a third of the original base ticket price, it’s not surprising that many fans choose not to buy advance tickets, waiting instead and taking a chance on buying tickets at the door on the day of the show.

After much debate with Live Nation over this trend, moe. was able to strike a deal with the company for a special promotion on the first day of ticket sales for their Atlanta shows. On January 8th, Live Nation is waiving all service fees on moe. Atlanta tickets. Tell all your friends and make sure as many of you as possible participate. The powers that be at Live Nation will be watching and success with this promotion could mean moe. might have the ability to request similar on-sale deals with other venues across the country.

Bigger bands have taken on the ticketing agencies in the past with some success, and any stride we make as a band toward a more reasonable and fair ticketing experience is an important one. But we cannot do it without our fans. Put it on your calendar, tell your friends, post it on your facebook status but whatever you do MAKE SURE and buy your Tabernacle tickets SERVICE FEE FREE on January 8th. Remember: this is only on the very first day of on-sale. We’d like to thank Live Nation for working with us on this venture.