Bruce Springsteen Targets Fellow Musicians For Raising The Ticket Prices

The music market can be expensive for fellow music lovers, especially if they want to see a legendary artist perform live on stage. Bruce Springsteen made this easier for his fans during his entire career, but he recently received backlash for increasing the ticket prices. The singer addressed this issue during a new chat with Rolling Stone.

The pandemic was a huge downgrade for the music market as shows were canceled, and musicians lost their main source of income. Hence it’s not surprising to hear that ticket prices for live shows have now increased, but the musicians are being harshly criticized for it. Especially Bruce Springsteen, who charges up to $5,000 for a show.

“What I do is a very simple thing,” said Bruce Springsteen while beginning to describe his decision-making process. “I tell my guys, ‘Go out and see what everybody else is doing. Let’s charge a little less.’ That’s generally the directions. They go out and set it up. For the past 49 years, or however long we’ve been playing, we’ve pretty much been out there under market value. I’ve enjoyed that. It’s been great for the fans.”

The rocker continued, “This time, I told them, ‘Hey, we’re 73 years old. The guys are there. I want to do what everybody else is doing, my peers.’ So that’s what happened. That’s what they did.” Springsteen is content with the prices he’s charging for the shows. After all, he is sure his team deserves every cent they get and thinks it’s fair because he is not charging anything out of the ordinary.

Buying concert tickets has gotten way too complicated for fans because they need to be fast, determined, and willing to pay more than they planned in order to enjoy a good live show. However, as Springsteen says, it’s all worth it, and if it wasn’t worth it, he reassured them that they could take their money back on the way out.