The Cure’s Robert Smith Convinces Ticketmaster to Partially ‘Refund’ Fans’ Ticket Fees

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The other day, The Cure singer Robert Smith called out Ticketmaster for their incredibly high ticket fees. Smith has expressed that he wants his fans to be able to afford tickets for the band’s upcoming shows; so when he saw Ticketmaster’s absurd fees attached to the tickets, he was pissed off.

However, it seems that Smith calling out Ticketmaster has paid off some.

Per some new tweets he posted the other day, Smith has convinced Ticketmaster to partially refund fans’ ticket fees.

Per the first tweet he wrote, Smith shared:

“1 OF 2: AFTER FURTHER CONVERSATION, TICKETMASTER HAVE AGREED WITH US THAT MANY OF THE FEES BEING CHARGED ARE UNDULY HIGH, AND AS A GESTURE OF GOODWILL HAVE OFFERED A $10 PER TICKET REFUND TO ALL VERIFIED FAN ACCOUNTS FOR LOWEST TICKET PRICE (‘LTP’) TRANSACTIONS…”

In a follow-up tweet, he shared:

“2 OF 2: …AND A $5 PER TICKET REFUND TO ALL VERIFIED FAN ACCOUNTS FOR ALL OTHER TICKET PRICE TRANSACTIONS, FOR ALL CURE SHOWS AT ALL VENUES; IF YOU ALREADY BOUGHT A TICKET YOU WILL GET AN AUTOMATIC REFUND; ALL TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW WILL INCUR LOWER FEES”

This is a really impressive move on Smith’s part; he was able to use his platform to convince a giant company like Ticketmaster to do right by their customers. That’s very cool Robert.

If you are interested in seeing The Cure live, you can find their upcoming tour dates below.

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