The French alt-rock band Phoenix will be going on tour with the Phoenix Vending Machine, a machine that displays and sells the band's merchandise.
While all artists and bands sell merch while on tour, the booths are normally displayed at tables and run by people. Phoenix is changing this fact, with its vending machine coming with the band on tour. While it remains to be seen how the Phoenix Vending Machine will affect lineups at the band's tour locations, the novelty aspect of the machine will likely increase merch sales and potentially reduce costs for the band.
This unique merch-selling idea reveals Phoenix's willingness to try out-of-the box ideas that could reduce costs and potentially help the band's sales.