Pearl Jam Fans Upset With Ticketmaster Dynamic Pricing


A long-time Pearl Jam fan recently opened up on the ticket prices of their concerts. He revealed that he attended 16 shows since 2000 and that watching the band is probably one of his favorite activities. However, he revealed that he paid £160 each for tickets which according to him was “eye-wateringly expensive.”

He revealed that due to dynamic pricing, he has seen resale tickets available for as little as £25 each and feels cheated. He expressed his anger over the matter and even said that if this continues then it might be his last time watching Pearl Jam which makes him sad.

Pearl Jam ticket issues

The band has faced trouble while selling tickets. A few months back, the legendary grunge band faced backlash from fans as the tickets for their world tour went on sale for an expensive price.

Eddie Vedder-led band were set to play Manchester Co-op Live and London Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June. However, the show at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium got called off. The Pearl Jam concert that was scheduled for Saturday, June 29th at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London was canceled due to illness in the band. The ticket prices had started at a whopping price of £157.75. Fans in the US and Ireland also faced similar prices.

The prices of the tickets had then dropped drastically and it is noted that if the fans booked their tickets by July 5, they would get them at £63 (plus fees). However, they still haven’t managed to sell out the show. On a related note, 5 other major artists are doing a lot worse selling tickets on tour.

It was noted that should the fees and taxes dropped, the tickets for two would probably be closer to $300 and even that is very pricey. The costly tickets are the reason some Pearl Jam fans have even nixed the idea of attending the show. One fan got denied on the 10 Club presale for Seattle but then refreshed Ticketmaster for Fan to Fan Tickets for a week or two and scored floor seats which were face value at $190 per person. He noted that the seats around him were upwards of $900 each.

The band is scheduled to perform in Berlin, Germany on 2 July. The band is continuing to tour in support of its twelfth studio album, “Dark Matter”, which was released in April via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records.