As I look at the prices Coldplay are charging for the local show at Sleep Train Amphitheater and the price of the worst seat in the house, excluding the general admission lawn seating, are $124 with service charges and I can’t help but think back to Irving Azoff’s statement that Ticketmaster does not set the price of the ticket, and apparently not the service charge as well, the artist does.
So it’s up to the fans to let the artist know if they will continue to accept such a steep price for concert tickets, especially when their own fans are in a severe recession and concert ticket prices are at an all time high.
Quit bitching at Ticketmaster, Live Nation and ticket brokers and start by letting your opinion known through the artist fan clubs, blogs, Facebook, Twitter and they will here it loud and clear. Maybe they can do away with one less mansion or a little less bling this year.
This generation of concert can organize more quickly and effectively than any before them with all the available methods of communication so I believe it’s time to exorcise that right and do something before only the rich can actually see the artist, without looking at them on a large video screen.