The first set of tickets to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s North American tour went on sale this week, and fans of The Boss are not at all happy. Springsteen plays at TD Garden and Mohegan Sun Arena in March.
While his tickets are usually difficult to get, fans are more annoyed at the high price of tickets to the show, thanks to Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing,” which saw some mid-range floor seats going for between $4,000 and $5,000.
“Dynamic pricing” allows TM to sell “platinum tickets” anywhere in the arena which fluctuate in price based on demand, meaning they go up to a price the promoter feels resellers would get for them , this way the money goes to them and the artist, not the scalper. The regular price for the tickets range anywhere from $60 to $399 for floor seats.
Fans quickly took to social media to blast the ticket prices, while folks also complained about how quickly so many tickets wound up on Ticketmaster’s own secondary-market site at a high markup.
When a fan tried to reach out to E Streeter Steve Van Zandt about the prices he let them know he was clueless. He replied on Twitter, “I have nothing whatsoever to do with the price of tickets. Nothing. Nada. Niente. Bubkis..."
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