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Category: Hidden Ticket Fees

I just just took a recent survey from in regards to the Alice In Chains show on February 2nd, in Vancouver, BC. At the end of the survey, this is what I had to say:

“I think sucks. That is why I created . First off you guys are Americans. Do I really want free season tickets to a venue in Seattle? No I doubt it. Since the Alice in Chains concert was in Vancouver, it would be nice that you idiots offered to win free season tickets to a venue in my home city. But no, you stupid Americans cant think outside of your own country. Also, you guys charged $20 in service fees per ticket for this show. Whats up with that? I will continue to boycott livenation as much as possible with my website, buying from non LiveNation or House of Blues owned ticket retailers. Call me lets talk. ***-***-****. Also, the format of the website sucks. It is all geared towards Americans. Why not build a Canadian site too for us since you milk us for ticket fees. Thanks a lot idiots.”

Lets see what kind of feed back I get from these guys.

Hell if I know why. I invite someone from Live Nation to comment on these hidden fees. Seriously I do not know how Live Nation can get away with all these ridiculous fees. The DevilDriver show in January 2010 is being sold for $22.50 CDN per ticket. Now here is what Live Nation charges, this is straight from their site.

DevilDriver with Guests CAD $22.50
Convenience Fee CAD $7.55
Order Fee  CAD $4.35
Total Cost CAD $34.40

Now that is a very pricey ticket. What the hell is a convenience and order fee anyway? My guess is that they are charging you to use their site. Is it really that convenient to use their site? Not really when you have to pay $7.55 CDN to use it. What about the ordering fee? You mean to tell me that they charge you an additional $4.35 just to order a ticket? Wow. That is almost a 40% mark up in fees from the original ticket price.

Now check this out. Ticketmaster is cheaper to buy tickets from. So why would you buy them from Live Nation? Who knows. You got to be pretty stupid to spend your hard earned money by buying from Live Nation. Here is the Ticketmaster price. It is a bit better:

DevilDriver with Guests CAD $22.50
Convenience Fee CAD $7.55
Total Cost CAD $30.05

As you can see, you save $ 4.35 when you boycott Live Nation. If you have to buy tickets, buy them from Ticketmaster. Better yet though, is buy them from a local source. In Vancouver, we have an alternative to both ticket monger, like Scrape Records. I almost always buy my tickets through these guys cause, guess what, they do not charge crazy fees for nothing. Here is the price from Scrape Records in Vancouver for the show:

DevilDriver with Guests CAD $22.50
Convenience Fee CAD $2.50
Total Cost CAD $25.00

Well there you have it ladies and gentlemen. Buy from either your local ticket source that is small  like Scrape Records or from Ticketmaster. Boycott Live Nation and their awful ticket prices.

My mother bought some tickets for my cousin (her nefew) for the up coming Guns N’ Roses show in Saskatoon for Christmas. The ticket themselves were $89 each. Well, that was just the begining of the costs. She told me there was an additional $20 each per ticket for services charges and fees. Here is a approximate break down of fees:

  • $12 convenience fee (what a convenience, you have to go and pick up the tickets yourself if you want a hard copy)
  • $3 venue fee (what the hell is this? Isn’t the venue getting paid enough from renting the place for the concert)
  • $5 parking fee (say if you take the bus or walk?)

These fees are ridiculous. What are they exactly for? Are you telling me that the whole $89 per ticket goes straight to the band? I doubt that very much. There should not be additional fees that are hidden from the consumers. They should be included in the price of the ticket. We all need to band together to stop this non-sense. Revolt and find other methods of buying tickets for events that you want to see.

“If we dont take action now, we settle for nothing later.”

– Rage Against The Machine

Is the Live Nation ticketing website sneaking a new charge onto tickets on top of their already steep service fees? The New York Daily News alleges that for concerts at New Jersey’s PNC Bank Arts Center, tickets purchased through Live Nation for events at the venue included an additional “$6 parking charge” to each ticket. After fans questioned the concert giant about the additional fee, the new charge disappeared, but the cost of the actual ticket was raised $6 instead.

After the Daily News called Live Nation about the higher cost of the ticket, the $6 parking fee reappeared on the site and ticket price was once again reduced. As of writing this item, the $6 parking fee per ticket is still in place, so even if you walked from New York City to the Holmdel, New Jersey, amphitheater, you’re still paying to park a car. Live Nation said that the $6 has always been incorporated into PNC Bank shows as a “facility fee.”


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