TicketNetwork Donating Service Fees for Rage Against the Machine Shows to Charity

CEO Don Vaccaro applauds bands altruistic use of fan demand for tickets

South Windsor, Connecticut - February 14, 2020 -TicketNetwork announced today that it would join Rage Against the Machine in turning the resale demand for its 2020 tour to altruistic purposes. The Connecticut-based ticket marketplace will be donating the service fees generated on all sales for the first three stops on the tour to the National Action Network (NAN), the civil rights-oriented charitable organization founded and run by Rev. Al Sharpton.

“It’s great to see a band actually using the ticket market to benefit charity, and we’re pleased to do the same,” TicketNetwork CEO Don Vaccaro says. “Donating the service fees generated by sales on our marketplace from the first three shows in March will help fund one of the most active and deserving charitable organizations for social justice in the United States.”

Rage Against the Machine announced earlier this week that it would be using the prices fans are willing to pay for its tour – after a lengthy hiatus – to fund charitable organizations. The band intends to retain 10% of all tickets to its shows, spread throughout each venue, and sell those tickets far above face value, with the difference going towards charity. The band has not defined what organizations will be the recipients of the donations.

Founded in 1991, NAN promotes a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression, or sexuality.

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TicketNetwork® is a leading software provider in the secondary ticket marketplace, powering an extensive network of retail websites offering tickets to sought-after concert, sporting, and theater events worldwide. Based in South Windsor, Connecticut, TicketNetwork was founded in 2002.


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