The Remedy followers have landed partial refunds on Ticketmaster charges for the band’s US tour dates after frontman Robert Smith mentioned he was “sickened” by the inflated costs.
Tickets for the group’s upcoming dates went on sale on Wednesday (15.03.23) and sparked fury amongst followers who slammed Ticketmaster’s pricey charges with some claiming the add-on was greater than the ticket value itself – and Smith waded into the row on Twitter explaining the band had no management over the charges extras slapped on by the corporate.
He wrote: “I’m sickened as you all are by at present’s Ticketmaster charges debacle. To be clear: the artist has no strategy to restrict them. I’ve been asking how they’re justified. If I get something coherent by means of a solution I’ll allow you to all know.”
Smith additionally took intention on the firm’s dynamic pricing technique which adjustments the price of tickets in keeping with demand, branding it “a rip-off”.
He added: “We did not comply with the ‘dynamic pricing”https://www.femalefirst.co.uk/”value surging”https://www.femalefirst.co.uk/”platinum ticket’ factor … as a result of it’s itself a little bit of a rip-off? A separate dialog.”
Nevertheless, Ticketmaster bosses seemingly heeded Smith’s complaints and the veteran rocker later confirmed many followers can be getting a few of their a refund.
He added: “After additional dialog, Ticketmaster have agreed with us that lots of the charges being charged have been unduly excessive, and as a gesture of goodwill have supplied a $10 per ticket refund to all verified fan accounts for lowest ticket value (‘ltp’) transactions.
“And a $5 ticket refund to all verified fan accounts for all different ticket value transactions, for all Remedy reveals in any respect venues; in case you already purchased a ticket you’re going to get an automated refund. All tickets on sale tomorrow will incur decrease charges.”
The Remedy will kick off their 2023 North American dates on Could 10 in New Orleans, Louisiana and conclude the trek on July 1 in Miami, Florida.