Tickets for Jawbreaker's San Francisco Show Sell Out in Seconds

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Blake Schwarzenbach at Jawbreaker's first show in 21 years at the Ivy Room in Albany, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017. (Photo: Gabe Meline/KQED)

Well that was fast.

The Friday after emo legends Jawbreaker took the stage for the first time in 21 years at Albany's Ivy Room, tickets went on sale at 10am for another Jawbreaker show at San Francisco's Rickshaw Stop.

About a minute later, the show was sold out.

The Internet was crushed.


(I'll spare you the posts from fans celebrating their good luck.)

Don't expect to find them on the resale market either, as the 400-seat Rickshaw Stop is serious about tickets only going to those attending the show. From the club's website:

Tickets are WILL CALL only, no name changes and no transfers. The name on the will call list must match the name of the purchaser's ID. You and your guest must enter the venue as you check in.

Orders place for the sole purpose of resale will be cancelled.

Orders exceeding the 2 ticket limit subject to cancellation! We are serious here!!!!!

"We worked really hard with Ticketfly to assure that scalpers didn’t get in the mix, so that true fans would be the only ones getting the tickets. Seems to have worked," says Rickshaw Stop talent booker Dan Strachota, who added that the band had booked the show a month ago.

KQED asked Strachota if some tickets will be freed up at the door the day of the show and the answer was, "Sadly, no."

So then, what are dedicated Jawbreaker fans to do? If they're willing to travel, there's still tickets available for their appearance at Chicago's Riot Fest. For those satisfied with watching them on some kind of screen, a documentary about the band will be released after the festival.

As for the possibility of Jawbreaker touring after their festival appearance, one can only hope. Then again, if the Replacements could find a reason, maybe Jawbreaker can too.