High ticket prices for Blink-182 irritate fans

Pop punk band Blink-182 are back with a world tour… but the bill to attend one of their concerts will be steep. On social networks, some fans point to the Ticketmaster box office.

Tickets on the floor of the Bell Center in Montreal for May 12 reach nearly $600 on the sales platform. In Toronto, the day before, it will cost around $1,200 to stand right in front of the stage.

Some fans have resolved to break the bank, while others will not be able to afford such a purchase. “I’ve wanted to see Blink-182 since I was 7, it’s so sad that at 27 now I can’t afford tickets to their concert in Toronto,” one wrote on Twitter.

Like “plane tickets”

To explain these stratospheric prices, Internet users were quick to attack Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing”. As it explains on its site, the “largest ticket seller in the world” adjusts its prices according to supply and demand “in the same way that airline tickets and hotel rooms are sold”.

A process that gives “insane” prices, writes a user on Twitter. “You inherently create an environment where live music is only accessible to people with huge incomes and/or resellers. »

Blink-182 will begin its world tour in March in Mexico. It will stop in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. This is the first time since 2015 that Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have reunited for an upcoming tour and album.

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