The Bon Jovi tour was recently announced and tickets are on sale now at the face value of $1725 each! And yes there are some cheaper seats for $1275, $575, and $365, and the price list goes on and on. The common ingredient in these ticket “packages” is a seat in the first few rows, or lower level seating, and a bunch of crap! And I do mean crap.
Souvenirs, messenger bags, and tour programs for customers that are somewhere in their mid 40’s to early 50’s and could care less about all the fluff tossed into a package designed to jack up the price of a ticket. What am I going to do with a Bon Jovi messenger bag? I couldn’t even admit I went to the show, much less carry around a bag with Jon Bon Jovi’s mug all over it!
No offense to the band, but your taking your fans for a ride with those prices. Forget the economy, that’s still a crazy price for any band to charge their fans with a straight face.
And I thought Jon Bon Jovi was against scalping and taking advantage of the fans as he was quoted in spinner.com. “The singer is also steamed that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has refused to stop the third-party sales. “We have always had the best interest in the fans at heart and repeatedly … tried to educate [show sponsor] MLB [Major League Baseball] and New York City about the fairest and easiest distribution of tickets,” Bon Jovi posted to his band’s official Web site before the heated observations were later removed.
“As I said before, ‘No good deed goes unpunished,'” the rocker added. “There are reports in the media about tickets being scalped for the free concert. I for one am not surprised, but our organization is disappointed.”.”
But that was after Ticketnews reported Bon Jovi had been scalping his tickets for the “Lost Highway” tour in 2007. It’s hard for a fan of music to understand a band that cries out about reselling tickets on one hand, then sell $1725 tickets with a bunch of crap thrown in to try to justify the price.
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