Several UK & Irish fans of the indie-rock band, Arctic Monkeys, are not having it with the spike in ticket prices compared to their previous tour.
To commemorate the release of their sixth studio album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, the British band announced some arena tour dates on their home soil this September. Sites like Ticketmaster and SeeTickets are selling them for around £45 and £80 (around $80 – $140 CAN) – and lets just say fans are less than stoked about it.
arctic monkeys trying to charge 80 quid for tickets? pic.twitter.com/wdZfMEJm4n
— declan (@nosebIunt) April 9, 2018
You got to love some of their sassy remarks.
damn I think arctic monkeys have been living in America too long. £80 for tickets? I think you mean 80$ which is £45 you yee-haw cowboy boot leather jacket mong
— harry dawson.txt☭ (@_harrydawson) April 9, 2018
Naturally, many feel like the prices are extremely expensive compared to the AM tour in 2013 – some pointing out that tickets were around the £30-£50 ($50-$90 CAN) range then.
apparently the quality of an arctic monkeys show has improved so much it’d cost twice that of the last tour. daylight robbery pic.twitter.com/sFaEpPpOaD
— sammy b (@psycho_jam) April 9, 2018
However, others are just excited for the band to hit the road, ignoring the price and ready to spend whatever the cost may be on their fav band.
HAHAHAHAH IF U THINK IM GONNA PAY £70 FOR ARCTIC MONKEYS TICKETS THEN
ur absolutely right
— rhianna (@rhiannaholme) April 10, 2018
£70 for a standing Arctic Monkeys ticket👀… Money comes and goes, memories last forever!🤷🏻♂️
— kurt (@kurthallam97) April 9, 2018
Me: I should have enough savings to survive the first month of work before getting paid
*Arctic Monkeys announce Dublin date*
— Henry ‘Repeal’ The 8th (@luketallon) April 9, 2018
John Corr of Sound Moves (live entertainment company) commented on fans reactions. “People complain about the cost of the tickets… but when they understand the scale of what goes on in the background they begin to get an understanding of why we’ve got to the cost we have.”
He also mentions that the price is dependant on the experience. “Do they want a musical performance or do they want a show?” he stated. Safe to say, the higher ticket prices may mean a more epic show!