Neil Young Declares “Touring Is Broken” Due to Ticketmaster Controversy

Neil Young is one of many artists publicly criticizing Ticketmaster for their long held monopoly on concert ticket sales. In a March 19 post on his Neil Young Archives website titled “Concert Touring Is Broken,” the singer-songwriter decried the company’s high ticket prices and ticket fees, which have reached up to 30% for some artists.

“It’s over. The old days are gone,” Young wrote in the post, adding: “I get letters blaming me for $3,000 tickets for a benefit I am doing. That money does not go to me or the benefit. Artists have to worry about ripped off fans blaming them for Ticketmaster add-ons and scalpers. Concert tours are no longer fun. Concert tours not what they were.”

Source : Pitchfork