Bruce Springsteen Fans Outraged After Tickets Go On Sale For $5,000
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Bruce Springsteen fans have been left outraged after tickets for his shows went up for grabs for as much as $5,000.
The legendary rocker is hitting the road again next year and people have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to snap up tickets; but when they were finally released, many were left shocked, appalled and ticketless.
This was thanks to Ticketmaster's 'dynamic pricing', which adjusts prices based on demand, like when booking flights.
The end result for some fans was that by the time they'd got to the front of the queue, the tickets offered to them were priced at up to $5,000 - and that's without additional fees.
Naturally, the prices have been deemed ridiculous, and screengrabs of extortionate tickets have gone viral on social media.
Looking into Springsteen tickets in Boston... they start at $800 up to $1200.... wow... wtf... guess I won't be attending. To outrageous for me— Andy Gregoire (@andygregoire1) July 20, 2022
Disgusting experience looking at the price of Springsteen tickets. £109 standing tickets? Unavailable as soon as you click. However the £457.85 standing tickets that are priced up "according to demand" are instantly reserved. No show should be that expensive. pic.twitter.com/VVTnxXe167— ace 👽☁ (@StiltOwl) July 21, 2022
The excitement of getting in the verified pre-sale for @springsteen tickets last night to the total depression of seeing what fans went through today and the outrageous prices is a real gut punch.— Anthony Beck (@Anthony_Beck33) July 20, 2022
Tampa mid-floor for $4,400 each, anyone? #catchandrelease— Backstreets Magazine (@backstreetsmag) July 20, 2022
“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.” pic.twitter.com/8qyanN0OQA
Springsteen's reps declined to comment when approached by Variety.
UNILAD has contacted Ticketmaster for comment.
The 2023 dates will mark the first live shows for Springsteen and the E Street Band since the end of their 14-month, global The River Tour, which concluded in Australia in February 2017.
The E Street Band consists of Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, with Soozie Tyrell, Jake Clemons and Charlie Giordano.
Springsteen and the E Street Band will be the first headliners announced for British Summer Time's (BST) 10th anniversary festival in 2023.
The world-famous rocker will make his debut at the Hyde Park festival on 6 July, with a second performance lined up for 8 July.
His other UK shows will be held at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on 30 May and at Birmingham's Villa Park on 16 June.
Last month, 72-year-old Springsteen surprised UK fans when he made an appearance during Sir Paul McCartney's historic headline set at Glastonbury festival.
After the US rocker wished Sir Paul a happy 80th birthday, they played 'Glory Days' and 'I Wanna Be Your Man'.
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