I too fill out & contact my reps as well , they only seem to get upset when they can't get springsteen tix for them selves It's really hard as Ticketmaster & live nation are now the same company & not only do they own 90% of the ticketing but also have exclusives to 80% of the live venues ..... they have their hands in everything , you want to sell merch in a live nation venue they get 40% of all sales , that's why merch is so much $$$ , so far the only other artist i know to do a full tour with this verified program is lindsey stirling , similar results if you read her facebook , people were not sent passwords & those who did were offered the Expensive VIP packages.
This whole "we'll send you a code" pretty much gives them free reign to do what they will , bands can't trust someone who is already doing scalping on the side , their speach on protecting fans from the scalpers is a laugh when they are the scalpers , visit ticketsnow.com & look at the fine print , it's a side selling site & it says if you looked "owned by ticketmaster" ......... it's only going to get worse with this system .
At least at the 2nd onsale for U2 there were some tix out there , but only after they probably got laid into by management .....
They just pulled a fast one on Taylor swift , they are doing two shows in most markets & they were putting them onsale one at a time like U2 , well they just changed the plan & are putting both onlsale at once , that way when it hits the fans , they can't fix it for show #2 , they just take in the $$$ , her presales have not even started & tix are all over stubhub & ebay ............ it's sad to see .
Only real answer is everyone stays home , if the shows are empty they HAVE to change , sadly that won't happen , people are still willing to pay for marked up tix ............. I don't do that anymore , if i can't get it that's it , i'll stay home , i won't overpay .