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Bruce Dickinson criticizes U2 ticket prices

The frontman of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinsonshared his thoughts on rising concert ticket prices, specifically singling out the U2 as an example of this phenomenon.

In a recent interview, the Mexican magazine ATMósferas Magazine asked the Iron Maiden singer his opinion on the impact that “skyrocketing” prices are having on live shows.

“It depends on what the show is and who the audience is,” Dickinson replied. “Because without naming specific names,” she added, “there are artists who charge $1,200 per ticket.”

Although he said he didn't mention specific artists, he didn't hold back and continued, “Like in Vegas, if you want to go see the U2 show, I think it was $1,200 a seat at The Sphere. I have no interest in paying $1,200 to go see U2 at The Sphere. Nobody. A hundred dollars, maybe.”

During the interview he also proposed an idea to reward the most loyal fans: “The tickets that are in front of the stage, everyone says should be the most expensive tickets. Actually no, they should be the most reasonably priced tickets.” Dickinson explained her point of view like this: “the people who will go there in front of the stage will be people who are true fans, people who are like children, people who can't afford the crazy money, but they are the people who need to be on the front lines; they are the people who will keep this music alive.

About U2 and their ticket prices for their residency at The Sphere in Las Vegas: The average entry price was £390.97 for the initial run of 17 shows. Obviously, being an average, some tickets were priced lower than this amount while others were higher.

Blaine Harrisonsinger of the indie band Mystery Jets, wrote on X asking a question and raising an issue: “The music industry needs to talk to itself about concert ticket prices. £25 to see an indie band play in a club, £70 to see a bigger band in an arena. The artists don't get paid more and neither do the staff, so where does the money go?”

While Dickinson's plan to sell the best tickets at the lowest prices could certainly improve the situation, there is a larger issue as it stands: increased costs for fans, which could lead to a decrease in attendance. public.