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True North Experimenting with Killing the Barcode on Event Tickets

True North Experimenting with Killing the Barcode on Event Tickets

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

Burton Cummings Theatre
Winnipeg musician Burton Cummings outside the downtown theatre bearing his name in September 2017. The theatre’s operator, True North Sports and Entertainment, is testing eliminating barcodes from event tickets at the venue. (DAN HARPER PHOTO)

TORONTO — When fans score tickets for events at the Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg in the future, they might notice the absence of a familiar feature: that ubiquitous zebra-styled inventory tracker bar that adorns almost every retail product imaginable.

The theatre’s operator, True North Sports and Entertainment, is testing a new Ticketmaster system that gives venues the option to omit barcodes that would usually be scanned to validate a ticket’s authenticity and grant entry to a concert or sporting event.

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Dashboard Confessional Coming to The Burt in March

Dashboard Confessional Coming to The Burt in March

Dashboard Confessional
Christopher Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional (KRISTEN DRUM PHOTO)

American emo rockers Dashboard Confessional will play the Burton Cummings Theatre on March 3, 2018.

Singer/songwriter Christopher Carrabba became the poster boy for a new generation of emo fans in the early 2000s, having left behind his former band (the post-hardcore Christian outfit Further Seems Forever) to concentrate on vulnerable, introspective solo musings.

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