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Bruce Springsteen’s Manager Defends ‘Fair Price’ Tickets

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American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen’s concert tickets recently went on sale, and fans were horrified at how much they cost.

Now his manager has hit back, insisting tickets are a “fair price.”

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Springsteen is probably best known for his album Born in the U.S.A. which was released in 1984.

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He has millions of fans around the world, some of which are very angry right now…

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During his last tour in 2016, the prices of floor seats were only $164.

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But as the years have gone on, the price of tickets has gone up.

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According to the Daily Mail, “platinum tickets” have fluctuated in price, as they are reportedly in demand…

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The tickets can be located anywhere in the arena, however, the rising sales mean that resellers may get them.

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Fans were quick to slam Springsteen and claimed ticket prices are “daylight robbery.”

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“$4000 to $5000 to see Bruce Springsteen pfft daylight robbery. I am not that crazy for his music but this is f***** up just retire,” said one angry fan.

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While another bashed Ticketmaster for the ridiculous pricing…

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“Death, taxes, and fans p***** off at Ticketmaster for extortionate ticket practices.

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“I’m sorry @springsteen, but for a guy who’s always championed the working man these prices are a joke,” added the infuriated fan.

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It’s safe to say fans aren’t impressed.

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Another has reportedly set up a GoFundMe page in an attempt to get hold of the tickets for him and his wife.

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And that’s not all…

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A spokesperson from Ticketmaster revealed that “88.2 percent of tickets were sold at set prices.”

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“The prices for arena shows ranged from $59.50 to $399 before service fees, and the average set ticket price was $202.

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The average price of all tickets sold was $262, and only 1.3% of total tickets across the shows sold for more than $1K.”

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They then went on to defend their decision…

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

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They added that “56 percent were sold for under $200,” while the remaining “11 percent was sold “between $150 and $200.”

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But fans’ complaints have been heard by only one member of Springsteen’s band…

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Steven Van Zandt.

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Band member Steven Van Zandt is the only one who has publicly responded to the complaints.

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“I have nothing whatsoever to do with the prices of tickets. Nothing. Nada. Niante. Bubkis,” he tweeted.

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Soon after Springsteen was slammed by a New Jersey newspaper…

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“Springsteen, the artist who has defined his career by singing about working-class and disenfranchised Americans, has forgotten his fans,” they said.

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The star, who was born and raised in New Jersey, released tickets for his 2023 US concert last week and they were priced at around $4,000 to $5,000.

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Which is pretty shocking.

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Now his manager has hit out at the backlash.

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He feels the tickets were priced fairly.

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Jon Landau, Springsteen’s manager, has defended their choice.

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He insists the tickets are a “fair price” considering what you’re buying.

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

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“We chose prices that are lower than some and on par with others.”

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He commented on the recent backlash online at the maximum price of premium seats…

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The seats that reportedly cost thousands.

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“Regardless of the commentary about a modest number of tickets costing $1,000 or more…

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“our true average ticket price has been in the mid-$200 range,” the manager explained.

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He added: “I believe that in today’s environment, that is a fair price to see someone universally regarded as among the very greatest artists of his generation.”

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What do you make of his comments?

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