Colombo, your conclusion is not correct. Again, --I echo the above sentiments that laud Mr. Cohen and his management for no longer participating in the TicketExchange/TicketMaster Marketplace/Platinum Seating mechanism whereby tickets were routed directly to the secondary market. Kudos.
However, this *conveniently* overlooks the fact that he WAS participating at the inception of the onsales for these North American shows.
Robert Kory explained that this ticketing option had been offered and that he had declined on Leonard’s behalf. We also confirmed with Elliott Leflko at AEG that Mr. Kory declined. Not only that, Mr. Lefko explained that Mr. Kory has gone so far as to require that no peer to peer secondary ticketing of Cohen tickets be allowed on TicketExchange to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. As a result, no one, neither fans nor ticket brokers, can resell Leonard Cohen tickets through Ticket Exchange. We have checked ourselves on TicketExchange, and we found no Cohen tickets available through the Platinum Ticket program.
The tickets that were offered for sale on TicketExchange were NOT tickets as described in the Wall Street Journal article. They were not tickets that Leonard Cohen authorized Ticketmaster to filter to TicketExchange. Leonard did not authorize nor participate in this program. However, to avoid even the appearance of impropriety, and to prevent some from drawing that conclusion, as you have done, Mr. Kory has had ALL sales of tickets to Cohen concerts, whether offered by fans or ticket brokers, removed from TicketExchange.