For the third week in a row, LiveNation.com is eliminated service fees to attract more concert fans. That means music events could be cheaper at Qcity venues such as Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.
The national concert promoter has found that, in tough economic times, it can attract more music lovers by eliminating nettlesome fees that can nearly double the price of a concert ticket.
Two weeks ago, Live Nation eliminated the service fee on all lawn seat tickets nationwide. It followed up the next week by eliminating the service fee on all seats. This week the company is offering lawn tickets for a flat fee of $24.99 – no fees of any kind, including parking fees.
The offer lasts for only 24 hours, however, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 17.
According to published reports, the first week of the no-fee promotion was so successful that Live Nation saw sagging ticket sales leap 400 percent.
CEO Michael Rapino issued a statement today that read I part: “I read the blogs and emails listening to what concert fans are saying. They’ve been really clear, they want a break on ticket prices in these tough economic times… So for this Wednesday we’ve decided to go all in – one all-in ticket price for all lawn tickets – only $24.99 with no additional fees of any kind.”