historic British band The cure announced a couple of days ago that he will begin a tour of at least 30 concerts in the United States, his presentations will begin on May 10 in New Orleans and end on July 1 in Florida.
To fight the scalpers, the legendary Robert Smith, 63, has decided to offer affordable prices for his concerts, with the intention of not leaving anyone out. And also to fight against resale. But it turns out that, according to the singer, Ticketmaster’s official website itself changed ticket values based on demand. That is, tickets started with value and climbed from higher demand.
In his attempt to weed out ticket scalpers for his upcoming tour, Smith described Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing policies as “a scam” as prices have escalated at a much higher cost than normal, upsetting the band’s fans.
The Cure’s intention was for their true fans to be able to purchase their tickets without having to pay the high costs of resellers, but they realized that the situation turned out to be the same, as they will now pay a higher but “officially ” . Social networks exploded in front of this unusual situation.
After this series of comments and complaints, Robert Smith dedicated a series of messages through his social networks where he made public his disagreement with this situation: “I am as disgusted as you are by Ticketmaster’s ‘fees’ fiasco today. To be very clear: the artist has no way to limit them. I asked how they justify themselves. If I have something coherent as an answer I will let everyone know. X”, he wrote on his Twitter account.
He added: “We were convinced that Ticketmaster’s ideas could help us fight scalping. ‘ a scam. … That’s a separate conversation!”
Tickets for many of their concerts have already sold out or are only for members or partners of venues where The Cure will be playing. At resale, a concert stall retails for $300.
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