WTF? No Doubt Offers Free Discography Download with Concert Ticket

Spend $15 to become a member of No Doubt’s Tour Club, and then you get to download the band’s ENTIRE digital audio catalog once per ticket purchased.

You can tell the record industry is struggling to stay relevant in a world where fans can stream or download music for free when it too begins offering albums for free. For as part of a promotion for the band’s upcoming Summer tour, the band No Doubt is allowing fans to download its entire music catalog.

Yes, the whole enchilada.

To qualify for the music giveaway, you must spend $15 (charged at the time of purchase) to become a member of No Doubt’s Tour Club (space is limited). As part of this exclusive club you get the chance to buy up to 4 “prime tickets,” to the summer tour, and as an added bonus, tour club members get to download the band’s entire digital audio catalog once per ticket purchased. The download also includes their new cover version of the Adam and Ants’ “Stand and Deliver”.

The sign-up page on the band’s Web site doesn’t specify what “entire digital audio catalog” means, but presumably it includes all six of the band’s albums plus its retrospective “The Singles: 1992-2003.”

From the band’s Summer tour website:

Fans purchasing Tour Club Memberships in No Doubt’s upcoming Summer tour pre-sale will receive a free download of the band’s entire digital audio catalog for each ticket purchased.

A download confirmation will come separately from and at a later date than your ticket confirmation. Download code(s) will be emailed approximately 30 days before the date of the show purchased and will be good for 30 days after the tour is completed

Now the tour is pretty much sold out at this point, but there are tickets remaining for Universal City, CA and Irvine, CA.

The offer is an interesting way of spurring interest in the band, and it may actually be worth buying a ticket if for no other reason than to simply get their discography for free. The only question I have is how’d they get their record label to go along with this plan?