Robert Smith of The Cure performs at OVO Arena Wembley on December 12, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shlomi Pinto/Getty Images) The Cure's lead vocalist Robert Smith is fighting back against Ticketmaster and its excessively high concert fees.After Ticketmaster received much criticism for the hefty price tag on their concert fees, Smith took to Twitter to share an update with his fans and expressed his resentment towards the company."I am as sickened as you all are by today's Ticketmaster 'fees' debacle.
To be very clear: the artist has no way to limit them. I have been asking how they are justified.
If I get anything coherent by way of an answer, I will let you all know. X," Smith said in a tweet, Wednesday.TAYLOR SWIFT FANS SUE TICKETMASTER OVER CONCERT TICKET FIASCOThe British rock band’s comments come on the heels of outspoken fans addressing their concerns about high fees on low ticket prices for The Cure's North American tour.Fans broke down the cost on social media and shared screenshots of their ticket transaction.
What was supposed to be a $20 band ticket resulted to nearly double the price with unfamiliar fees, including service fee, facility charge and order processing fee. "So @thecure and @RobertSmith wanted to keep ticket prices at a reasonable level for fans on their upcoming North American tour dates. Of course @Ticketmaster absolutely rinsed them with ridiculous extra charges…" a fan tweeted. "wtf even is a service fee or a facility charge or processing fee??"The 63-year-old singer revealed his decision to work with Ticketmaster was to avoid ticket scalpers. Smith announced that he teamed up with Ticketmaster to reduce concert costs and promises fans a partial refund.TICKETMASTER APOLOGIZES TO TAYLOR
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