Bruce Springsteen’s manager, Jon Landau, is talking up about record-high ticket costs for the musician’s 2023 tour.
“In pricing tickets for this tour, we looked carefully at what our peers have been doing. We chose prices that are lower than some and on par with others,” Landau stated in a press release to The New York Times.
“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 see someone universally regarded as among the very greatest artists of his generation.”
His manager’s feedback come on the heels of followers getting sticker shock final week when making an attempt to buy live performance tickets to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s extremely anticipated 2023 tour.
Fans have been shocked by Springsteen’s tour prices, as seats skyrocketed to $4,000 because of Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing program,” which raises costs primarily based on demand.
Ticketmaster addressed the pricing backlash to Fox News Digital.
“Promoters and artist representatives set pricing strategy and price range parameters on all tickets, including dynamic and fixed price points. Ticketmaster has created analytical tools that use historical and real time data to help quantify supply and demand to determine prices,” a spokesperson from Ticketmaster defined.
“While people may have had a very different impression, overall 18% of Springsteen’s U.S. tour tickets sold for under $99, and only 1% of tickets sold for more than $1,000.”
Springsteen himself has not responded to the backlash from followers concerning the expensive live performance tickets. However, Steven Van Zandt, the E Street Band guitarist and “Sopranos” alum, took to Twitter to touch upon the pricing.
“I have nothing whatsoever to do with the price of tickets,” Zandt tweeted final week. “Nothing. Nada. Niente. Bubkis…”
Springsteen and the E Street Band are scheduled to go on tour in 2023, and tickets went on sale July 20.
The Boss’ U.S. tour begins Feb. 1 in Tampa, Florida, and ends on the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on April 14. Springsteen is slated to carry out in different main cities alongside the way in which, together with Detroit, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.