The Cure forced Ticketmaster to cut ticket prices | Music

Ticketmaster, the gigantic US ticketing company with such a dominant market position that it was recently described as “the true definition of a monopoly”, is under fire again. In this case, however, it was even forced to retreat from its much-criticized practices. The retreat was due to Robert Smith, from the Cure, who were preparing to start a tour in the United States, and the band’s fans, who denounced the charging of fees that, in many cases, exceeded the nominal price of the ticket. Smith said he felt “nauseous”, pressured the promoter and she agreed, on Thursday night, to return part of the money charged.

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