Bruce Spingsteen’s Manager Justifies Ticket Prices

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s highly anticipated tour in 2023 has experienced a bump before beginning their road trip: the “dynamic pricing” of Ticketmaster.

Fans possessing access codes were sold tickets priced from $1,000 to $5,000, which many have criticized and have been a flocked issue on social media.

In the wake of the recent backlash, Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau has currently issued a statement justifying the tour’s ticket pricing.

“In pricing tickets for this tour, we looked carefully at what our peers have been doing,” Landau told The New York Times.

“We chose prices that are lower than some and on par with others. Regardless of the commentary about a modest number of tickets costing $1,000 or more, our true average ticket price has been in the mid-$200 range. I believe that in today’s environment, that is a fair price to pay to see someone universally regarded as among the very greatest artists of his generation.”

Ticketmaster Defends Ticket Pricing

Previously, Ticketmaster has released a statement along the lines of Landau’s comments.

“Prices and formats are consistent with industry standards for top performers,” said Ticketmaster.

The company said only 1.3% of tickets that were sold went for over $1,000.

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“Promoters and artist representatives set pricing strategy and price range parameters on all tickets, including dynamic and fixed price points,” said a Ticketmaster spokeswoman in an interview with The Times.

“When there are far more people who want to attend an event than there are tickets available, prices go up.”

Springsteen Career

Springsteen is a collaborator of former President Barack Obama in his podcast, Renegade: Born in the USA.

He has released 20 studio albums – most of it features his backing band, the E Street Band. He dropped his first two albums – Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, the Innocent  the E Street Shuffle – in 1973.

Later, he changed his style and gained global traction with Born to Run in 1975, 1978’s Darkness on the Edge of Town and 1980’s The River followed suit.

Springsteen is one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He has bagged countless trophies such as 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, one Academy Award, and a Special Tony Award.

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Posted by Peter Nelson

Peter is an entertainer and a freelance writer. He loves painting and music.

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