Robert Smith’s livid tweet spree on Ticketmaster’s charges “debacle” for the Cure‘s forthcoming North American tour has had the specified impact — a “gesture of goodwill” from the ticketing big and the promise of some cash returned.
Earlier within the week, Smith unloaded on Ticketmaster when the band’s followers complained that charges connected to the Misplaced World North American tour have been most expensive than the worth of a ticket.
The issues emerged Wednesday (March 15) when tickets have been made out there to those that had registered for Ticketmaster’s “verified fan” sale.
Smith went on the assault when, in some instances, the added-on service charges, facility prices and order processing charges added as much as more than the cost of entry, all regardless of the band providing cheap tickets for the trek and making certain the tickets might be non-transferable to attenuate resale and hold costs at face worth.
“I AM AS SICKENED AS YOU ALL ARE BY TODAY’S TICKETMASTER ‘FEES’ DEBACLE,” Smith blasted in a single all-caps broadside towards Dwell Nation sister firm. “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.”
He acquired a solution, and he allow them to know.
“AFTER FURTHER CONVERSATION, TICKETMASTER HAVE AGREED WITH US THAT MANY OF THE FEES BEING CHARGED ARE UNDULY HIGH, AND AS A GESTURE OF GOODWILL HAVE OFFERED A $10 PER TICKET REFUND TO ALL VERIFIED FAN ACCOUNTS FOR LOWEST TICKET PRICE (‘LTP’) TRANSACTIONS,” writes Smith within the first of a brand new batch of tweets.
“AND A $5 PER TICKET REFUND TO ALL VERIFIED FAN ACCOUNTS FOR ALL OTHER TICKET PRICE TRANSACTIONS, FOR ALL CURE SHOWS AT ALL VENUES;” he continues. “IF YOU ALREADY BOUGHT A TICKET YOU WILL GET AN AUTOMATIC REFUND; ALL TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW WILL INCUR LOWER FEES.”
In a separate tweet, Smith confirmed that “Verified Fan” ticket gross sales have now ended.
The legendary British goth-rock band’s Shows of a Lost World North American tour will span 30 dates, kicking off Could 10 at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Area.
The Remedy took their place within the Rock And Roll Corridor of Fame in 2019, with Trent Reznor readily available to induct the group.
See Smith’s tweets newest beneath.