Why Are Ticket Prices Out of Control?

A List bands are skyrocketed in price, but B and C are stable and still a value.

Ticket prices skyrocketed post pandemic. A List bands, like Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and Nicki Minaj, now cost over $2,000 to get a great seat. Things didn’t use to be like this. Pre-pandemic you could see all these artists for well under $500 for a great ticket. So the question is: What happened? How did ticket […]

Ticket Prices: Will New Federal Laws Help Cut Them?

great tickets like this one are often expensive. New federal legislation aims to make ticket prices more affordable, but will it?

Congress introduced new legislation in December to deal with the really nasty parts of the resale ticket industry. The question remains: If this becomes law, will ticket prices come down? The answer is sadly: No. Most ticket brokers will find ways to work around or simply won’t be affected by the new law. The good […]

Junk Fees: Why Are They Still a Thing?

exorbitant ticket junk fees are practically a part of all shows now. The future may be changing and they may be a thing of the past.

Concert tickets are littered with junk fees. You’ve seen them all: order processing fees, email delivery fees, facility fees. Most can barely be explained. All of them make us crazy. One simple fee to buy a ticket to concert shouldn’t be too much to ask. The dreaded trifecta of service fees (service fee, facility charge […]

Who Has the Lowest Ticket Fees for Concerts?

ticket fees are so high and we'll show you how to find the lowest fees.

Tickets fees add 30-40% to the final price of any concert ticket. It sucks and we all know it. Lots of people ask us who has the lowest ticket fees for concerts. So, we decided to write a post telling you who’s got the lowest fees. Best Primary Ticket Sellers We like primary tickets sellers […]

Dynamic Ticket Pricing: Amazing or Disaster?

Beyonce's North American tour is full of Ticketmaster "Platinum" tickets.

Everybody hates paying too much for tickets on resale sites. Some people say “dynamic ticket pricing” solves the problem with high resale ticket prices. It has some positives and negatives. It can be great for artists and venues, but unlikely to help fans see more shows or get better seats. The bottom line: Dynamic pricing […]

How to Find the Cheapest Ticketmaster Tickets

Pink in concert; she's playing all Ticketmaster venues. We'll show you how to find the cheapest Ticketmaster tickets for her shows.

We’ve got three rules we live by that help you find the cheapest Ticketmaster tickets. Here they are: In an earlier post, we talked about how Ticketmaster can do better with ticket prices: Ticketmaster Concert Prices: We Love to Hate Them. In this post, we’ll help you make the best of Ticketmaster because sometimes (shocking […]

General Admission Scams: How to Spot Them

If you gone to a lot of shows and buy tickets from resellers (like SeatGeek, StubHub or Vivid Seats) you may fall for “general admission scams”. In a previous post we talked about “How Last Minute Tickets Are a Unicorn“, in this post we’ll help you spot and avoid general admission ticket scams. General admission […]

Ticketmaster Concert Prices: We Love to Hate Them

Taylor Swift concert prices soared the day they went on sale and we love to hate Ticketmaster for this. Lots of fans lost the opportunity to buy reasonably priced tickets. According to Ticketmaster, bots flooded their site and locked out fans from buying tickets. Most people blame Ticketmaster for this disaster. It’s a national past […]

Love to Hate Ticket Fees: Scam or Fair Business?

We love to hate ticket fees and regularly ask ourselves whether they’re a scam or fair business. We know the additional 25-50% in fees for a ticket is always a buzzkill. And yet, there’s no getting around them. We have to pay them for virtually every live event we go to. Every friend asks us […]

How to Find the All In Price for Concert Tickets

The biggest complaint we hear from our live music fans over and over is just how high fees are. Concert tickets that start as $35 a ticket end up over $50 when fees are included. To make matters worse, there’s no formula to predict just how much fees will be. Fees add between 15-40% of […]