Stop! If you're about to buy Amy Winehouse tickets on StubHub, step away from your keyboard now. Winehouse, England's 24-year-old not-self-proclaimed queen of rehab who is fast making the tabloids forget Britney and Paris, will not be playing Berkeley's Greek Theatre August 1, although the ticket reseller is listing tickets for $129.
"Sure, buy your tickets from StubHub," laughs Sherry Wasserman, longtime concert promoter with Berkeley's Another Planet Entertainment. "That just shows you the rip-offs to the public."
StubHub, owned by eBay, is no friend of concert promoters, who feel the reseller is cutting into their profits. Wasserman said Winehouse's U.S. tour was canceled a month ago; Another Planet never listed the Berkeley show on its Web site. "I had a feeling the show wouldn't happen the minute we booked it," she says.
StubHub spokesman Sean Pate says the show had slipped through the cracks and shouldn't have been listed. He said buyers will get full refunds, including fees and delivery costs, the company's standard policy for canceled events.
There won't be a stampede, he added: Only four people bought tickets to the show.