The Cure’s Robert Smith says Ticketmaster will give fans up to $10 off fees

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The Cure’s Robert Smith said would offer partial refunds to fans who were hit with a service charge that cost them more than their seats for the English band’s upcoming North American tour.

“After further negotiations, has agreed with us that many of the fees being charged are unreasonably high, and as a gesture of goodwill, verified fans for Lowest Ticket Price (‘LTP’) transactions Accounts have offered a $10 refund per ticket,” Smith tweeted late Thursday,

Blacksmith continued in another tweet An additional “$5 per ticket refund” will also be instituted for verified fan accounts for all other ticket price transactions for all Cure shows at all venues. “If you have already purchased a ticket you will get an automatic refund; The reduced fee will apply to all tickets on sale tomorrow.

Blacksmith ticketmaster slammed earlier this week, which is owned by Live Nation, arranged the low prices for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s tour starting May 10 in New Orleans. Seats were as low as $20, and sales were limited to verified fans to avoid problems with resellers.

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But when they went to buy tickets, in some cases the fees charged by were more than double the cost of the seats.

The frontman said that the band was talking about “dynamic pricing,” or “price hikes” or “platinum tickets… because that in itself is a scam?” In a separate post, Smith stated that the band “will have the final say in of our ticket pricing for this upcoming tour.”

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Widely reviled has come under intense scrutiny over the past year for its high fees and technical debacle related to acts like Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift.

last month, it was Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Comedy Tour Due to which there was a stir among the fans. In November, Swift said she was considering Bringing the Ticket Sales Process In-House for future tours because of problems with and to “improve the quality of the experience for my fans”.

and its parent company Live Nation are at loggerheads federal investigation An increasing number of fans are trying to buy tickets for their favorite acts.

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Fans of The Cure responded to Smith’s tweet praising their efforts. “Damn. Maybe you should moonlight in politics, Robert. one saidadding, “(after the album comes out).”

Others saw the potential for wider change if more artists follow suit. “Obviously it’s not much, but it’s a start,” said another. Nick Pollard. “It shows it is possible, and other major acts now have no excuse not to follow this example. are finally breaking through, and that must go on.”