Employees grousing about their boss isn’t anything new. But rock fans complaining about The Boss, Bruce Springsteen — well, that’s almost as remarkable as one of his three-hour concerts.
Ticketmaster jacked up the price of tickets to see Bruce to the outrageous price of $4,000 a pop, Asbury Park Press reported Monday. Fans immediately took to twitter to sing anything but praise about the “scalping.”
“I assume when Bruce shouts ‘Is anybody alive out there?’ on the next tour, it will be more of a medical check-in on those who had to sell a kidney to be able to afford tickets,” one fan tweeted.
“(Springsteen) we love you, but Ticketmaster is just scalping true fans!” quipped another fan, according to Asbury Park Press.
(New Jersey native Springsteen titled his first album, issued in 1973, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.)
Regardless of the exorbitant, $4,000-per-ticket cost for floor seats, almost 90 percent of Springsteen devotees reportedly bought their tickets at face value.
Bruce Is Back
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band sent fans into a tizzy with the July 5 announcement of their 2023 International Tour. The news quickly became one of the biggest music headlines of the year so far.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added more dates to their European jaunt after announcing they had already sold 1 million tickets for the tour.
On July 12, Bruce and company announced a slew of U.S. dates to follow the international ones next year.
The U.S. dates are:
• February 1, 2023: Amalie Arena – Tampa, Florida
• February 5, 2023: Amway Center – Orlando, Florida
• February 7, 2023: Hard Rock Live – Hollywood, Florida
• February 21, 2023: Box Center – Tulsa, Oklahoma
• March 2, 2023: Ball Arena – Denver, Colorado
• March 20, 2023: TD Garden – Boston, MA
Prices for arena shows range from $40 to $399 before service fees, and the average ticket price is $202.