Bruce Springsteen defends higher ticket prices for his 2023 tour

The President finally addressed the price hike for his next tour in 2023.

For the first time in his career, Bruce Springsteen, 73, Rolling Stone It chose to use Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing model to sell tickets. This allows for extreme inflation based on demand.

But The fans weren’t happy With varying ticket prices—some as high as $5,000—when it went on sale in July.

“What I do is a very simple thing. I say guys, ‘Go out and see what other people do. Let’s charge a little less.’ He explained to the magazine that these are the trends in general.” They go out and set it up. Over the past 49 years or however long we’ve been playing, we’ve been pretty much below market value. I enjoyed that. It was great for the fans.

This time I said to them, “Hey, we’re seventy-three years old.” guys there. I want to do what others do, my fellows. That’s what happened. That’s what they did“,” Springsteen laughed.

Bruce Springsteen, center, sings with Nils Lofgren and Steven Van Zandt as E Street Band on February 16, 2016.
Bruce Springsteen, center, sings with Nils Lofgren and Steven Van Zandt as E Street Band on February 16, 2016.

Noting that buying tickets has become confusing for both fans and artists, he emphasized, “Most of our tickets are completely affordable.

“It’s in that affordable range. We have those tickets that are going to go for that.” [higher] The price is somewhere anyway. The ticket broker or someone will take that money. I’m going, “Hey, why doesn’t that money go to the guys who’ll be out there sweating three hours a night for it?” “conclude.

while the The average Springsteen ticket price set the fan back $250The “Born in the USA” legend said he knows choosing to sell seats in this way might be “unpopular with some fans,” but he remains confident his performance is worth the investment.

Bruce Springsteen in
Springsteen has revealed that he will be attending Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” in 2023.
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“But if there are any complaints about the director, you can get your money back,” he quipped.

While Springsteen admitted he “didn’t like being the poster boy for high ticket prices,” he revealed that he didn’t completely write off the dynamic pricing for future tours. But he said that debate is not going to happen anytime soon.

His comments come as Ticketmaster faces criticism – and an investigation by the Department of Justice – over the pre-launch fiasco. Taylor Swift The upcoming “Eras Tour”.

The ticketing company reported that more than 14 million Swifties flocked to its website on Tuesday, resulting in insanely long wait times and limited — and expensive — tickets for those chosen to take part in the fan-approved pre-show.

Then the company Cancellation of general ticket sales for the singer’s upcoming tour, to the outrage of millions of concert-goers.

Swift handled the disaster On Friday, it blamed Ticketmaster, who allegedly told its camp repeatedly that it could handle the heavy demand.

Taylor Swift in 2019
Taylor Swift, 32, spoke about the Ticketmaster debacle on her “Eras Tour” on Friday, saying it “really pisses me off.”

“It really bothers me that so many of them [fans] I feel like they’ve had numerous bear attacks,” the “Shake It Off” singer wrote in a statement posted to her Instagram Story.

Earlier this week, Springsteen addressed speculation about “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” He and Swift might stop and perform at each other’s shows From time to time.

He said he’d attend Swift’s show, but only because his daughter “would make sure of it,” adding, “She’s welcome on E Street anytime.”

The Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band 2023 tour kicks off on February 1, 2023 in Tampa, Florida and ends on July 25 in Monza, Italy.

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