The Cure frontman Robert Smith says he’s “sickened” by Ticketmaster fees
Ticketmaster is again fueling the ire of concert-goers after fans of iconic 80s British band The Cure took to social media to complain about paying more processing fees than their tickets were worth.
The Cure have priced tickets below $20 for their upcoming North American tour after promising to make shows affordable for fans. The group also wrote on it website That it worked with its ticketing partners to thwart scalpers and avoid inflated resale prices.
Despite these efforts, some tickets were going for double their base price on Wednesday after fans racked up Ticketmaster’s costs of facility charges, service and order processing fees.
The Cure frontman Robert Smith Tweeted that he was “sick” of Ticketmaster’s fee “defeat” and that he had no control over the site’s charges. “I was asking how? [the fees] Legit,” he wrote. “If I get anything coherent by way of a response, I’ll let you all know.”
Ticketmaster did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Ticketmaster has long been criticized for its sales practices. In December, the service faced a massive backlash, A lawsuit as well, when he canceled public sales of Taylor Swift tour tickets after skyrocketing demand caused her website to crash. And in February, concertgoers lamented technical difficulties using Ticketmaster and long lines after attempted hijacking. Beyonce Tour Tickets.
A flood of complaints Swift Ticket Defeat It also drew scrutiny from lawmakers. Earlier this year, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel held a hearing on whether Live Nation Entertainment — the company that owns Ticketmaster — and several other ticket service providers violated rules to preserve competition. Violation and Should be broken.
The Justice Department is also investigating whether LiveNation has Abused his power. More than the multi-billion dollar concert industry.
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