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The Cure: Robert Smith tells fans he is ‘sickened’ by Ticketmaster fees as US tour goes on sale

The frontman said that artists had no way to limit the ticketing giant’s fees but his band had declined to participate in the ‘greedy scam’ of dynamic pricing

Robert Smith of the Cure has told fans he is “as sickened as you all are” after fans complained of Ticketmaster’s additional fees on sales of tickets for the band’s US tour.

The band purposefully kept ticket costs affordable, with some as low as $20 (£16). But fans shared screenshots of Ticketmaster shopping baskets with varying fees across different venues: one image showed combined fees that exceeded the cost of a $20 ticket – each subject to a service fee of $11.65 and a facility charge of $10, plus an overall order processing fee of $5.50.

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