The Cure Are Making A Stand On Ticket Prices

"We want the tour to be affordable for all fans..."

The Cure have decided to make a stand on ticket prices with their North American tour.

The band have just confirmed a batch of North American shows, taking their The Songs of a Lost World Tour across the Atlantic. It’s an epic jaunt, too – 30 dates in all, including nights in New Orleans, Houston, Austin, San Francisco, Vancouver, Denver, Montreal, Atlanta, Miami, and more.

Standouts include three night stands at  the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Madison Square Garden in New York City, while Scottish group The Twilight Sad will rejoin The Cure as support following a recent UK run alongside the goth icons.

Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale is set for Wednesday, March 15th, but there’s an important detail in the small print. Unlike a number of acts, The Cure will be shunning so-called ‘dynamic pricing’ – a controversial part of modern ticket selling that often sends prices to atmospheric levels.

Artists such as Bruce Springsteen have employed dynamic pricing on recent tour announces, causing umbrage with their fan bases – one fanzine dedicated to The Boss even shut up shop due to eye-watering prices.

Apart from “a few Hollywood Bowl charity seats, there will be no ‘platinum’ or ‘dynamically priced’ tickets on this tour”, the press release notes. In a separate statement, The Cure noted that tickets will be non-transferable:

“We want the tour to be affordable for all fans, and we have a very wide (and we think very fair) range of pricing at every show… If something comes up that that prevents a fan from being able to use a ticket they have purchased, they will be able [to] resell it on a face value ticket exchange.”

Check out the full list of dates on The Cure’s website. The band’s incoming studio album – also named ‘Songs Of A Lost World’ – is widely expected to be released this year.

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