NewsMarch 11, 2023 1:49 PM ET4,679 views

Igorrr will not sell merch tonight at London show due to merch cut rate

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Matthis Van der Meulen

Another band is taking a stand against merch cuts. The French metal baroque unit Igorrr has decided against selling merch at their appearance in London at the O2 Forum based on the grounds that the venue is calling for a 25% cut on all merch sales. 

The group debated on raising the cost of merch to cover the inflated cut, but in the end, decided to take the hit and sell absolutely no merchandise at all. You can purchase merch directly from the band on their website.

This marks the second time this month we have reported a band forgoing the sale of merch while touring, both times have been in Europe. Just nine days ago we reported on Monuments foregoing the sale of their merch in Athens, GR.

The band shared the following via their Facebook:

We'd like to inform you that we won't sell merch at our London show tonight:
The venue, O2 Forum Kentish Town is asking for a 25% cut on our merch sales We could have raise-up the prices of our t-shirts and hoodies, but it doesn't seem fair to us to have our UK fans paying more than they should, especially because the venue is asking for a spectacular percentage for no particular reason.

We tried to negotiate with them, but they are not interested in helping us at all. For those of you who would like to purchase some merchandise online, our webshop will be updated with new designs after the tour. You can check our website www.igorrr.com for more infos. Thanks for your support. IGORRR

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anonymous 3/11/2023 11:14:26 AM

Now how will they afford soap?

anonymous 3/11/2023 11:14:59 AM

Pictured L to R: D'Artagnan The Party Hardy Bros: Todd and Brett Lord Blackface Chimneysweep

anonymous 3/11/2023 11:24:49 AM

It must be their first tour since they don't know about making a fake merch sheet

anonymous 3/11/2023 11:29:49 AM

Is that dude on the right wearing blackface??

anonymous 3/11/2023 11:33:49 AM

This just in, I'll be selling bootleg Igorrr merchandise at this show. First 20 customers who buy a shirt get a free reach around.

anonymous 3/11/2023 11:42:30 AM

Love how indignant these bands act when they realize this is a thing. It has been in place since the dawn of time. So instead of pocketing some money on tour they'll make a stand over the $100 cut they were going to have to give the club and start a gofundme for gas to get to the next town on tour. Wait til they learn what record contracts, advances, and recoupment mean. They're gonna lose their shit all over again Idiots

anonymous 3/11/2023 11:45:46 AM

Sounds like they have a bone to pick with capitalism, and a few to break

anonymous 3/11/2023 11:47:42 AM

Guys who re hang u0 their shirts after a day of wear are not stoked

anonymous 3/11/2023 11:58:25 AM

It's the 02 forum, not a vfw. This isn't shocking news

anonymous 3/11/2023 12:04:20 PM

"Love how indignant these bands act when they realize this is a thing. It has been in place since the dawn of time. So instead of pocketing some money on tour they'll make a stand over the $100 cut they were going to have to give the club and start a gofundme for gas to get to the next town on tour. Wait til they learn what record contracts, advances, and recoupment mean. They're gonna lose their shit all over again Idiots" 100% this.

anonymous 3/11/2023 12:30:00 PM

Shitty band that nobody gives a f*ck. Too small to move the needle on this.

anonymous 3/11/2023 12:43:51 PM

Same f*ckwits bitching about this band being pussies for complaining about merch cuts are the same dumbasses that say taxation is theft. Cognitive Dissonance is real on the lambgoat comment section

PoultryInMotion 3/11/2023 12:56:29 PM

they're ba-roke because of merch cut rates at venues

anonymous 3/11/2023 1:21:25 PM

Remember, first 20 customers get the ole reach around. Lube optional.

anonymous 3/11/2023 1:29:41 PM

Igoooo

anonymous 3/11/2023 1:42:24 PM

How much merch would these dudes sell anyway? Venues aren't going to change their cut, give me a break…

anonymous 3/11/2023 3:16:03 PM

Wow so brave. Merch cuts are wack af but the venue doesn't give a shit about your band or whether you sell or not. Also this is not news, f*ck you LG

anonymous 3/11/2023 5:14:56 PM

Look at all the simps for nightclubs sore that the profit on 8 t-shirts exceeds each simp's gross daily pay. Fu cking losers. Merch cuts are bullshit. You're making ALL the bar, 30-50% of the door & staff costs plus getting visibility & shows off other shows. Fuc k you having your hand out for more money. If EVERY U.S. band requested a W-9 form from EVERY venue who pulls this sh it this sh it would stop, so U.S. bands request that form.

anonymous 3/11/2023 6:32:24 PM

Dont like merch cut then go play in a house or parking lot.

anonymous 3/11/2023 10:58:49 PM

Honestly I'm so sick of this whiny libpussy bands complaining about giving their fun money to make sure their local venues can stay afloat. I'd be ok with live music f*cking off if it meant no more blue hair whinging on Twitter. Get a real job losers.

anonymous 3/11/2023 11:43:29 PM

Some f*ckhead promoter tried taking a merch cut at a house show in Tuscon from me. LOL.

anonymous 3/12/2023 12:26:57 AM

Oy vey! Das Juden. Honk honk!

anonymous 3/12/2023 12:31:22 AM

Let me tell you something real quick here, broseph. The honkler cometh and the honkler taketh away! Facts.

anonymous 3/12/2023 12:57:31 AM

Honkler insider here. It's true, goyim. ^

anonymous 3/12/2023 1:01:52 AM

So brave, so stunning. Biden daughter showers, hot and heavy.

anonymous 3/12/2023 4:41:35 AM

Sounds like they have a bone to pick with capitalism, and a few to break ^ No, it's sounds like they are practicing capitalism (or the only version of it that it's supporters claim exists anyway) Someone says they want charge you for something and you weigh that against your own interests and decide if it is or isn't beneficial for you to participate. Obviously, people aren't always in the position that these fellas are in (a platform to explain their decision, and other outlets to peddle their merch) and things get more complicated.

anonymous 3/12/2023 4:51:53 AM

Dont like merch cut then go play in a house or parking lot. Hi simp. So did that club hire you yet? I know you really REALLY wanna work there especially since you've been out of work for seven months. Clown. Venue doesn't like bands opposing merch cuts then don't book 'em & we'll see if people come to them for their overpriced bottled beer & watered down drinks.

anonymous 3/12/2023 7:42:55 AM

all of you sound stupid

anonymous 3/12/2023 12:04:52 PM

"Honestly I'm so sick of this whiny libpussy bands complaining about giving their fun money to make sure their local venues can stay afloat. I'd be ok with live music f*cking off if it meant no more blue hair whinging on Twitter. Get a real job losers." You wanna try this in English?

anonymous 3/12/2023 12:05:44 PM

"Venue doesn't like bands opposing merch cuts then don't book 'em & we'll see if people come to them for their overpriced bottled beer & watered down drinks." Cool, they'll just book karaoke, or trivia, or a DJ night and make as much, if not more money. People thinking live bands have leverage are f*cking laughable.

anonymous 3/12/2023 12:28:39 PM

Lol no one is going to a venue charging $7-$8 for beer for trivia or karaoke. We go to dive bars. Venues need bands to have a clientele to fleece. Ain't no one going to a 350 cap room to do karaoke lmao get real.

anonymous 3/12/2023 1:56:11 PM

Venues will pass on bands moving forward that won't sell merch with a guaranteed cut. As crazy as it sounds due to COVID, live music is down along with venue revenue. They will however do exactly what was said up there ^^^ and book a cover band, trivia, or local DJ to sell liquor at a 300% markup and make sure they pay their rent. Business is business folks and people need to make money.

anonymous 3/13/2023 9:52:48 AM

"You wanna try this in English?" I thought y'all was the smart ones but you can't parse some simple newspeak on this here forum?

anonymous 4/2/2023 11:18:47 PM

Just tell the venue to eat your pudding chute and sell merch in the parking lot like a champ.

anonymous 4/12/2023 6:12:15 PM

Some of the commenters here are real bottom of the barrel dumb. Especially the doofus' insinuating Igorrr is a new band who dont have any touring or record industry experience. Is this where the far right idiots go?

anonymous 4/12/2023 6:13:39 PM

"They will however do exactly what was said up there ^^^ and book a cover band, trivia, or local DJ to sell liquor at a 300% markup and make sure they pay their rent. Business is business folks and people need to make money." Everyone except for the band I guess. You are embarrassingly daft.


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