80s and 90s New Wave band The Cure (Friday I'm In Love, Love Song, Just Like Heaven) made a conscious effort to keep their concert tour ticket prices low out of respect for their fans. But then Ticketmaster happened.
Fans went to twitter to register their disgust with the outrageous fees Ticketmaster adds to the price of the ticket.
This fan showed their ticket confirmation for the show. They purchased 4 seats at $20 each.
But then the fees sneak in and are labeled. The service fee for the 4 tix is 46.60. Then there's the facilities fee of $40. And then toss in the order processing fee of $5.50.
$172+ for four $20 tickets.
After the Ticketmaster controversy from the Taylor Swift ERAs tour, US lawmakers made a big show out of hearings with Ticketmaster executives. But nothing happened. Nothing changed. And Ticketmaster continues to light their cigars with $100 bills.