Fans furious that Ticketmaster is selling Springsteen tickets for $5,000
Bruce Springsteen fans miss the glory days of reasonably priced tickets.
Floor seats to see the King on his 2023 US tour range from $4,000 to $5,000 on Ticketmaster due to the service’s “dynamic pricing” system that allows for extreme inflation due to high demand.
Even nosebleeds cost upwards of $1,000 as “platinum tickets,” which are simply considered seats sold in all sections of a venue, depending on the outlet.
A Springsteen fan, @puffwoody, tickets spotted at $1,125 for an upcoming Albany show, prompting an “f–k off!” tweet in response.
“I’m rich and I think that’s crazy,” said podcast producer John Palumbo said in a video rant about awards.
The Post has contacted Ticketmaster for comment.
Almost a bigger slap in the face to these inflation-weakened customers is that Ticketmaster claims the dynamic method aims to “price tickets closer to their fair value,” reads an FAQ page.
“I’m sure you won’t see this @springsteen but you or your management need to have a word with the heinous criminals running @Ticketmaster who charge exorbitant amounts to see you in concert. Please listen to your fans, no one can afford these ridiculous ticket prices,” posted @Danny_Biggane.
“Dear kids, I just spent your inheritance on @springsteen tickets. Love, mom. tweeted @Kellylaw1216.
But Bruce is just the latest artist to have his show blinded by the light of absurd inflation at the hands of Ticketmaster.
Fans spotted Paramore tickets for an upcoming show in Chicago were charged $8,018 and artists like Drake, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles have also seen their prices skyrocket beyond reason.
Earlier this month, Drake fans had to shell out between $573 and $1,480 to see his Young Money reunion show in Canada. Harry Styles fans were furious in May when prices topped $1,000 and Swifties lamented in 2018 that tickets originally priced at $595 were selling for just under $1,000.
At the time of this bad Taylor Swift blood, the dynamic pricing method was even invoked by other ticketing services.
“Ticketmaster Platinum uses a dynamic pricing strategy, allowing the price of a ticket to fluctuate based on demand. They control the demand for tickets by dribbling those tickets around the market, making sure the demand is high and in turn charging an exorbitant amount! » Tweeted Vibe Postsa “totally free” marketplace to sell or buy tickets.
Now fans are asking the acts themselves to step in and stop this chaos.
“The world should already be discussing Ticketmaster’s monopoly on events”, wrote @yesthisisross. “It’s unethical and artists need to speak out.”