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Concert Tickets More Expensive in 2001 Fewer Sold even before the 11th  Print E-mail
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Written by AVRev.com   
Tuesday, 01 January 2002

Concert Ticket sales were down in 2001 according to Pollstar Magazine but the prices were up $2 to $43 on average. That is before fees and surcharges which are also seemingly on the rise.

September 11th was as much of a factor on concert ticket sales in 2001 because many of the big tours were already over before the attacks. How fears of terrorism will impact concert sales for the summer tours in 2002 is hard to predict. Some say they will be lower because of fear or peoples lack of interest momentarily in popular music (see 2001 record sales story). Others point to the record moview box office returns for Q4 2001 and say large scale concerts offer an even better escape.

Artists like The Black Crowes have been critical of Ticket Master for charging exorbitant fees way above what the band hopes to make for the show. Sources close to AudioRevolution.com say this these fees charge by most of the promoters are needed to make up for the incentives that companies like SFX and Ticket Master need to offer in order to land the big name artists when on tour.

Sources: Pollstar, ArrowFM.com







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