Many Bruce Springsteen fans have been up in arms over the ticket prices for his and The E Street Band's 2023 tour, which, thanks to Ticketmaster's "dynamic pricing" system, has premium seats selling for $1000 - $5000. Earlier this week, Ticketmaster defended the system -- that allows the price of tickets to fluctuate with demand (and supposedly deter scalpers) --and now Springsteen manager Jon Landau has also defended their ticket prices.
“In pricing tickets for this tour, we looked carefully at what our peers have been doing,” Landau said in a statement given to The New York Times. “We chose prices that are lower than some and on par with others." He continued: “Regardless of the commentary about a modest number of tickets costing $1,000 or more, our true average ticket price has been in the mid-$200 range. I believe that in today’s environment, that is a fair price to see someone universally regarded as among the very greatest artists of his generation.”