The British rock band, Mumford & Sons, pen a lengthy letter asking fans to help stop unfair sales of tickets to their shows. “We want fans of the band to be able to get into our shows for the right price, to feel that they’ve got value for money,”; it reads.
The letter titled “To all our Fans Around the World: Help Us to Stop the Ticket Touts”;, touches on the known deed where tickets are charged well over the face value price, in order for the secondary site to make extra profit.
“Many tickets on secondary sites are being sold by touts who are simply in the business of ripping off the fan by charging an extortionate amount for sold out shows,”; the four-piece group wrote, adding that many re-sellers are “very sophisticated.”;
“We want fans of the band to be able to get into our shows for the right price, to feel that they’ve got value for money,”; they add.
These practices “hurts our fans and it’s a problem for all artists.”;
The “Little Lion Man”; singers estimate that 6,000 tickets from their tour were available via secondary ticket platforms.
Elton John addressed the conflict in a BBC interview Wednesday where the “Benny and the Jets”; singer said: “I think it’s extortionate and I think it’s disgraceful. The fact that they’re willing to pay that [amount] is fantastic, but I just think I’d rather they save their money and not come.”;