The Cure’s Robert Smith Gains Ticketmaster Refund For Fans

He's pushing to achieve a fairer playing field...

The Cure’s Robert Smith has confirmed a small refund for fans.

The band’s North American tour has become the subject of controversy, with the British group refusing to allow so-called dynamic pricing to be used on ticket sales. Praised for pushing back against this phenomenon – which increases prices during surges in demand – tickets went on sale this week.

Fans were left shocked when Ticketmaster added a number of fees to the initial price, and images of ticket stubs and receipts quickly went viral. In a note, The Cure’s Robert Smith said he was “sickened” by this, and vowed to push back.

In a new message, the frontman revealed that Ticketmaster had been open to conversation, and all verified fan accounts will receive a $10 refund “as a gesture of goodwill”. Furthermore, going forwards all fees will be reduced.

Here’s his missive:

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