Harry Styles concert tickets are cheaper on reseller sites

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Harry Styles concert tickets are cheaper on reseller sites than “Platinum” from Ticketmaster.

Harry Styles received plenty of positive reviews for his performances while his Love On Tour ran, but he also saw his fair share of negative press – not for the tour itself, but for the ticket prices which left some fans feel ripped off. .

Even Bruce Springsteen has generated perhaps the most negative press of his career thanks to Ticketmaster’s aggressive use of “Platinum” pricing. But fans who found the early summer price spike off-putting will be pleased to hear that ticket resale markets have substantial inventory for Harry’s shows at prices considerably lower than we’ve seen during the initial sales period.

The initial sell-out period for many big-name concerts like Harry Styles saw ticket prices soar to over $1,000 per seat in cities like Toronto, New York, Chicago, Austin and Los Angeles.

That’s even after Ticketmaster has already put fans through its rigorous “verified fan” system to gain access. Ticketmaster’s “Platinum” tickets were largely indistinguishable from “standard” tickets, aside from price, and in some cases only Platinum price was available at all tiers.

Now, a startlingly different picture is emerging, according to details unearthed by TicketNews. For Harry’s upcoming shows at Madison Square Garden, the best prices because many available seats do not come from Ticketmaster but from resale ticket marketplaces like Ticketing, StubHuband Tick. All three markets showed tickets available for less than $300, while Ticketmaster’s cheapest seat for the same show was priced at over $500.

This goes against the idea that platinum prices were crowding out scalpers. For Harry Styles fans, the takeaway is that Ticketmaster’s “Platinum” prices aren’t the answer to last-minute tickets. So when will artists decide that the reputational damage from inflated ticket prices outweighs the additional revenue they share with the promoter and ticketing company?

There will always be fans of any artist for whom no price is too high – but most artists will find that frustrated fans will lead to a PR nightmare that may not be worth the headache. . Or, more importantly, long-term career damage.