The boys over at Live Nation must be smoking some funny stuff lately to start charging $135 for the general admission lawn seating for the Jonas Brothers tour. Of course it does come with perks such as preferred parking, early entrance to the concert and of course the famously overpriced “Official Commemorative VIP Laminate”. Wow! All that for only $135!
It’s another sign that the bands don’t care for the fans when they charge $250, $276 with service charges, for Gold Circle seating, and sit the fan 14 rows from the stage! Remember, these guys are still with Disney. And their fans are still kids and teens for the most part. Better be rich parents if the kids want to sit anywhere near the Jonas Brothers!
Did anyone at Live Nation take the time to think that the reason fans are buying the tickets in the lawn general admission seating was because the rest of the tickets are already overpriced? And adding another $100 to the price of a lousy lawn space is pathetic at best.
It’s bad enough that the face value of the lawn seats is $37.50, but when they add the extra Ticketmaster service charges, the price jumps to $50 each. And this is a Disney band, where the parents are footing the bill. And yet you could buy a $20 lawn ticket for many of the other performers coming to Sleep Train Amphitheater including retiring veterans, Brooks and Dunn and Rascal Flatts.
Irving Azoff and Live Nation may get ticket brokers to buy fewer tickets because of the huge increase in the price of a concert ticket in the last year or so, but they will also keep fans of the Jonas Brothers and other bands from buying concert tickets because of the prices and large number of bands touring now.
That is until they get the email that says, “Jonas Brothers Tickets – 2 for 1 sale!” and then only the early buyers will be pissed off.
How funny is it to make a $276 lousy seat a “Will Call” only ticket to stop the scalpers from selling an already overpriced ticket that brokers would be embarrassed to quote at that high of a price, for a seat 14 rows from the stage!