Bruce Springsteen Fans Are Complaining About Ticket Prices
Fans of Bruce Springsteen are voicing out their complaints about the extravagant ticket prices for the singer’s 2023 arena tour.
Tickets for Springsteen’s U.S. trek’s first six dates, which includes Tampa, Orlando, Hollywood, Fla., Tulsa, Okla., Denver and Boston, went on sale Wednesday and fans of the rocker are targeting Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing” of the “Official Platinum” seats.
A tweet that originated from Springsteen magazine Backstreets, which posted a screenshot of a Ticketmaster page: “Tampa midfloor for $4,400 each, anyone?” have circulated. Another Twitter user posted a screenshot regarding the same show, with the selected ticket priced at $4,309.30, writing:
“You can be confused and angry at TM, the secondary market, Bruce, capitalism, the state of the world, whatever, but it is the person willing to buy this ticket who really makes it possible to begin with. Don’t buy and the price wouldn’t exist.”
While, not everyone is getting the same amount of ticket prices on the resale market, a FAQ on the company’s site read:
“Official Platinum Seats were not purchased initially and then posted for resale; they are being sold for the first time through Ticketmaster.
“Ticketmaster’s Official Platinum seat program enables market-based pricing (adjusting prices according to supply and demand) for live event tickets, similar to how airline tickets and hotel rooms are sold.”
Springsteen’s reps denied to comment about the issue. However, the E Street Band guitarist Stevie Van Zandt did acknowledge a fan’s Twitter complaint, writing back:
“I have nothing whatsoever to do with the price of tickets. Nothing. Nada. Niente. Bubkis. Dick.”