Bruce Springsteen fans will experience a sticker shock at the cost of a 2023 US tour ticket

Sticker shock.

This is what fans have experienced or tried to buy tickets for the Six Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band 2023 US Arena Tour Concerts, which went on sale Wednesday morning, July 20th.

The price of some floor seats has risen to over $ 4,000 due to Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing system, which adjusts prices in real time on demand.

I think Bruce shouts, “Are there any people living there?” The next tour will be a medical check-in for those who had to sell their kidneys to buy tickets, “said one of the fans on Twitter.

The base price for the show on Wednesday ranged from $ 60 to $ 399.

Bruce Springsteen appears on stage with the E Street Band.

Bruce Springsteen appears on stage with the E Street Band.

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“Many rock bands charge such a price and can do dynamic pricing, but I hope he caps it or tells me I’m reluctant to do it. I think, “said Brandon Thompson of Moorestown.Editor Blog It All Night Springsteen news site. “Dynamic pricing is a bit out of control depending on how demand is moving.”

Dynamic pricing, also known as “platinum seats,” enables market-based pricing of live event tickets (adjusting prices according to supply and demand), similar to how airline tickets and hotel rooms are sold. “The Ticketmaster said. Website..

Springsteen ticket prices comply with industry standards for similar conduct. Paul McCartney’s recent “Gottback” and Harry Styles tours used dynamic pricing, and ticket costs reached thousands of dollars.

Springsteen had held the ticket price-cost line up to this point. The price of the last E Street Band tour of 2016 and 2017, the River Tour, was $ 68 to $ 150 below the industry average for a typical arena show.

“I miss camping at the Jacks Music Store in Red Bank or calling WPLJ to get a ticket!” Tweeted a fan. “(Springsteen) We love you, but Ticketmaster is just scalping true fans!”

Some Springsteen fans who registered as “verified fans” with Ticketmaster were dissatisfied with being subject to dynamic pricing.

“The verified fan process is a rogue game,” said Kevin Farrell of SeaGirt. “(Ticketmaster) knows exactly what seats are available and what is in demand for those seats, so dynamic pricing gives them the freedom to control and raise prices. This process is part of the ticket purchasing process. It will be an auction without, and the auctioneer will be sure to get as much money as possible. “

Fans asked Little Steven Van Zandt, a member of the E Street Band, about trading on Twitter.

“I have nothing to do with the price of the ticket. Nothing. Nada. Niente. Babkiss …” said Van Zandt.

Tickets for Hard Rock Live in Tampa, Florida, Orlando, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hollywood, Florida. The Denver and Boston shows went on sale Wednesday. Confirmed resale tickets are now available at the show.

Shows at Toyota Center in Houston, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland are not sold through Ticketmaster and do not require a verified fan code.

The area show will also include Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 1st. Two people at the new USB Arena in Belmont Park, New York on April 9th ​​and 11th. And on April 14th, Newark’s Prudential Center closed the run.

The second North American tour leg will begin in August 2023 after the stadium show in Europe. So far, more than 1.2 million tickets for the European show have been sold.

2023 US Arena Tour

February 1, Tampa, Florida, Amalie Arena (Tickets on sale July 20)

February 3, Atlanta, State Farm Arena (Tickets on sale July 27, 10am)

February 5, Amway Center, Orlando, Florida (July 20)

February 7, Hollywood, Florida, Hard Rock Live (July 20)

February 10, Dallas, American Airlines Center (July 22, 10:00 am)

February 14, Houston, Toyota Center * (July 22, 10:00 am)

Moody Center, Austin, Texas, February 16 (10 am, July 22)

February 18, T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, Missouri (July 27, 10 am)

February 21, BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma (July 20)

February 25, Moda Center, Portland, Oregon (July 22, 10 am)

February 27, Seattle, Climate Pledge Arena (July 27, 10 am)

March 2, Denver, Xcel Energy Center (July 21, 10:00 am)

March 7, Milwaukee, Fiserv Forum (July 27, 10 am)

March 9, Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena (July 27, 10 am)

March 12, Uncasville, Connecticut, Mohegansan (July 22, 10 am)

March 14, Albany, NY, MVP Arena (July 22, 10 am)

March 16, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia * (July 26, 10 am)

March 18, Bryce Jordan Center, State College, Pennsylvania (July 26, 10 am)

March 20, Boston, TD Garden (July 20)

March 23, Keybank Center, Buffalo, NY (July 27, 10 am)

March 25, Greensboro Coliseum, North Carolina (July 22, 10 am)

March 27, Washington DC, Capital One Arena (July 26, 10 am)

March 29, Detroit, Little Caesars Arena (July 27, 10 am)

Madison Square Garden, New York, April 1, 10 am, July 29

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, April 3, * (10 am, July 29)

April 5, Cleveland, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse * (July 27, 10 am)

April 7, Baltimore, Baltimore Arena (July 26, 10 am)

April 9th ​​and 11th, Belmont Park, NY, USB Arena (July 29th, 10am)

April 14, Newark, Prudential Center (July 29, 10 am)

* General sale: Ticketmaster verified fan access code not required

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Originally from the Jersey Shore, Chris Jordan covers the entertainment and features of USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan. [email protected]

This article was originally published in Asbury Park Press. Bruce Springsteen fans get a sticker shock at the cost of a 2023 tour ticket