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No Ticket Fees - One Day Only! Great News!

Guys, this is great news. I wanted to post this up because the economy is tough right now, but we still all love live shows - and hate the awful ticket fees! Dropping fees for one day means a nice little savings and might help bands get more fans out to shows. This also proves that concert tickets are too damn high, but I digress.   

Official Live Nation release below.

LOS ANGELES, CA June 1, 2009 – Today, Live Nation announced that it’s dropping service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts, helping add value and save money for fans throughout North America. The 24 hour event makes June 3rd the biggest one day sale in concert business history. Now that’s something for fans to sing about!

“No Service Fee Wednesdays,” kick off June 3 at 12:01 a.m., offering fans some of the lowest prices of the summer with no ticket service fees on any amphitheater show, and only at

“Summer concerts are a great escape in these tough times,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. “Starting this Wednesday, Live Nation and the world’s top artists are making it less expensive for fans to see their favorite bands by waiving service fees on over five million tickets at We wanted to do something that had never been done before and “No Service Fee Wednesdays” provide incredible value to millions of music fans to attend the hottest concerts this summer.”

Tickets for “No Service Fee Wednesdays” go on sale at 12:01 a.m. local time on June 3, 2009 at This promotion is not valid in combination with other special pricing offers and is subject to availability. Tickets without service fees are available at all Live Nation-ticketed amphitheaters.

Reader Comments (8)

There has to be some business reason behind this. Are concerts not selling as well as they have the past few years? Is the end of the fiscal year coming soon and they have to show a profit? What gives?
June 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJT
it's seriously the least they could do
June 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTommy
it's good to see some greedy bastards take a small step in the right direction!
June 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlajustice77
Well, they wouldn't do it if it wasn't the case that sales are down. Doesn't stop it being a good thing, tho.
June 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
thats great that they re doing that, but lowering the ticket price would be alot better..... the reason i wont be atternd the cruefest{ jewfest}... money hungry scumbags.
June 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbumblefootboy
I was pretty stoked about this since I had been waiting to get some DL and Poison tickets, however...get this. I'm going to Pittsburgh. 1st of all they are charging a parking fee of $4.50 per ticket, for every ticket! So regardless of there is 1 person or 8 in a car, you're all paying for parking. Also, when they removed the fees, not only did they keep the parking fee, but they upped it to $6.00!!! WTF?!? I ended up saving about $4 per ticket at the end of the day. Now, getting to see DL & Poison for $35 is a pretty good deal, even though I'm being reduced to the god forsaken lawn.
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNate
the tickets i want in las vegas apparently don't fall under the no fee ticket rule. WTF?
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkari
live nation + ticketbastard = money hungry scumbags......
June 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbumblefootboy

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