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Bruce Springsteen fans are enraged as tickets for his 2023 arena tour go for $4-5K

‘These prices are a joke’: Bruce Springsteen fans are enraged as tickets for his 2023 arena tour go for $4-5K due to Ticketmaster’s ‘dynamic pricing’

Bruce Springsteen fans have been left enraged after learning tickets for his 2023 US arena tour are going for $4,000-$5,000 each.

Tickets for mid-floor range seats fetched for in the mid-four figures on the first day of sales while less desirable seats are still over $1,000.

The eye-watering prices were a result of Ticketmaster’s ‘dynamic pricing’ in which ‘platinum tickets’ fluctuate in price based on ongoing demand.

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Not happy: Bruce Springsteen fans have been left enraged after learning tickets for his 2023 US arena tour are going for $4,000-$5,000 each (pictured in June 2022)

‘Platinum tickets’ can be located anywhere in the arena, with the sales rising to a level its believed resellers would get for them.

The Bruce Springsteen fan magazine Backstreets alerted social media users to the cost of tickets on Wednesday. 

Sharing a screenshot for the price of one seat on the tour’s opening night, they wrote: ‘Tampa mid-floor for $4,400, anyone?’ 

Other fans quickly expressed their displeasure, with one writing: ‘I went back to presale for @spinrgsteen in #Boston and pulled this cute little pair on the floor… for $000. Shameful.’

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Price: Tickets for mid-floor range seats fetched for in the mid-four figures on the first day of sales while less desirable seats are still over $1,000 (pictured in 2020)

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Another added: ‘Death, taxes and fans p****d off at Ticketmaster for extortionate ticket practices. I’m sorry @springsteen, but for a guy who’s always championed the working man these prices are a joke.’

Another said: ‘@Ticketmaster is shameless, selling seats for $5,000 each for lower bowl at the Tampa show.’

Steven Van Zandt, a member of Bruce’s E-Street band, is the only person involved in the show to publicly respond to the complaints so far.

A fan messaged the musician and asked if he had seen the cost of the tickets, to which he replied: ‘I have nothing whatsoever to do with the prices of tickets. Nothing.’ 

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Reaction: Fans were quick to express their displeasure, with one calling the cost ‘shameful’ 

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Nothing to do with it: Steven Van Zandt, a member of Bruce’s E-Street band, is the only person involved in the show to publicly respond to the complaints so far

On platinum tickets, Ticketmaster says on their FAQ page: ‘Platinum tickets are being sold for the very first time through Ticketmaster. The prices are adjusted according to supply and demand, similar to how airline tickets and hotel rooms are sold. 

‘The goal is to give the most passionate fans fair and safe access to the most in-demand tickets while allowing the artists and everyone involved in staging live events to price tickets closer to their fair value.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives of Bruce Springsteen for comment.

Only the first six dates for the US tour went on sale on Wednesday with the rest becoming available in the coming days. 

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Demand:The eye-watering prices were a result of Ticketmaster’s ‘dynamic pricing’ in which ‘platinum tickets’ fluctuate in price based on ongoing demand (pictured in June 2022) 

Bruce is returning to the UK with a string of dates next year, performing with The E Street Band for the first time since 2017. 

Their four UK concerts are in Edinburgh, (May 30), Birmingham, (June 16) and London’s Hyde Park (July 6 and 8).

The concerts will use Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan system, which aims to get more tickets to individual fans rather than tout bots which buy large quantities to sell on resale sites.

Artists including Adele have used the system, which requires fans to register before buying a ticket.

The announcement follows the success of the European tour dates that have sold more than 1.2 million tickets. 

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 Shows: Bruce is returning to the UK with a string of dates next year, performing with The E Street Band for the first time since 2017

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