Cure’s Robert Smith Calls Dynamic Ticket Pricing ‘Bit of a Scam’

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There has been a lot of criticism regarding Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing policies, including Robert Smith of The Cure.

Smith shared his thoughts on the issue in a series of tweets, including: “WE WERE CONVINCED THAT TICKETMASTER’S “Verified Fan Page” AND “Face Value Ticket Exchange” IDEAS COULD HELP US FIGHT THE SCALPERS”

Smith followed with another tweet, writing, “We didn’t agree to the ‘dynamic pricing’/‘price surging’/‘platinum ticket’ thing, because it is itself a bit of a scam? A separate conversation!”

The “verified fan” method of sales makes it more difficult for resellers to buy tickets.

The Cure kicks off its North American tour on May 10.


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