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Bon Jovi Defends EXPENSIVE Concert Tickets

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Going to a concert can be pretty expensive these days, especially if you are a Bon Jovi fan.

But don't worry, there is a good reason you are shelling out so much $$$ for one of the band's concerts this summer: it's special!

To clarify, Jon Bon Jovi explains that the astronomical ticket prices that fans are complaining about are the prices for "special packages" to one of his shows. He maintains that his loyal fans can still come to their gigs and rock out at a reasonable price.

But these aforementioned griped about tickets are selling for $2,080 and we don't know what is so "special" about them - and neither does Jon. When asked to defend the price, he replied:

"Those tickets are a couple of special package tickets…I don't really know what they are, they could be anything. It may be that you get everything and it may be 20 tickets. But it ain't the front row and it ain't the front section. It's certainly not gipping (conning) anyone else out of anything."

So for over $2,000 you don't even get to sit in the front row??? Seriously??? Then, what the eff is the point???

Someone needs to talk to their marketing people about this!!!

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32 comments to “Bon Jovi Defends EXPENSIVE Concert Tickets”



  1. 1

    You get two front row tickets for that price, plus all this other crap I could care less about. SOMEONE NEEDS TO TALK TO YOUR PEOPLE ABOUT YOU!!!!! If you dont want them, dont fucking pay for them.



  2. 2

    OH MAN, WHAT AN IDIOT. USUALLY THESE SO-CALLED PACKAGES ARE MARKED UP AS FAN MEET & GREETS. MOST INCLUDE HOTEL AND CONCERT TICKETS BUT AIRFARE MAY NOT BE INCLUDED AND MEETING THE ARTIST IS NOT GUARANTEED (IN CASE THEY ARE SICK, CANCELLED CONCERT, OR MOST LIKELY DRUGGED OUT IN BON JOVI'S CASE). NOT WORTH IT BUT FANS WITH MOOLA USUALLY GO FOR IT. JUST A HANDFUL OF FANS FOR SELECTED LARGE CITIES; NOT LIKE THERE IS A HIGH DEMAND FOR THIS SHIZ ANYWAY.



  3. 3

    Probably All Access, afterparty, food, drink….. Some people can afford to pay $2000 for a "surprise" like that. Big deal, he doesn't want to spoil it for the rich fans. It's an expensive grab bag, and if he says it's worth it, we'll just have to wait and see if the buyers feel they got bang for their buck.

  4. SeeMe says – reply to this


    4

    Prick.



  5. 5

    If they paid ME that money I wouldn't see this douchebag!



  6. 6

    Has been loser. Move on.



  7. 7

    who is this bon jovi you speak of?



  8. 8

    You couldn't pay me to go and see a Bon Jovi concert.

  9. lsmn says – reply to this


    9

    Re: xcalibur – YOU ARE AN IDIOT!! DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE TALKING CRAP ABOUT SOMEONE… DON'T ASSUME THAT A PERSON IS A DRUG ADDICT, JUST BECAUSE HE'S A ROCKSTAR. JON BON JOVI IS A GREAT PERSON, A GREAT HUMAN BEING WHO'S ALWAYS HELPING OTHERS LESS FORTUNATE. I CAN PICTURE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU STUPID COMMENTORS, LOW LIFES, ASSHOLES WHO TRY TO FEEL LESS LOSERS BY BRINGING SOMEONE ELSE DOWN. BLESS YOUR HEARTS…



  10. 10

    hmm what an utterly interesting and hypocritical post my dears…
    Maybe Miss Gaga Should also have a sit down with her "marketing people"
    and discuss how all the good seats for the american leg of her monster ball tour have been bought up by third party ticket vendors to be sold at triple and quadruple the price. A cut of which im sure Miss Gaga Gets for herself.. :)
    Which is why i will never support her or go to see her again….
    She claims and professes to love and adore her fans so intensely…. Meanwhile shes getting a piece of the pie to have them utterly ripped off… How lovely…
    :)
    "Money Honey" Indeed!



  11. 11

    how does he NOT know???
    that's not convincing me to buy the tickets.

  12. jham says – reply to this


    12

    I think what JBJ is saying is that he has no idea what these high ticket prices are all about but that his fans can still get front row seats for regular ticket prices. It's probably some schtick from the arena or ticket master . . .



  13. 13

    If I had the money, I'd do it. But I don't, so I'll get some of the normal priced tickets.



  14. 14

    He owes no explanation. In my opinion the people stupid enough to pay $2000 to see him owe the explanation as to why they are so stupid. No one is worth $2000 to see. No one.

    As long as there are people dumb enough to pay that much for a show, more power to the stars for charging it.



  15. 15

    this is precisely why i as a passionate music fan pick up on small bands before they hit the mainstream.

    anyone willing to pay more than $40 to see bon jovi has no taste in music and is living in the 1980s. grow up. come in to the now.

    furthermore, if you're willing to pay $2grr to see these old guys play "living on a prayer" you deserve to get ripped off.

    lamefaceweaksauce.

  16. Sgirl says – reply to this


    16

    Perez, you are such a moron. You are just searching for negativity. For your information, you can go on the Bon Jovi Website and see exactly what you get. They are VIP packages with lots of extras and lots of souveniers. Some people want to pay for that, if they have the money. Bon Jovi has great prices on their concert tickets. You can get a ticket for as low as $15.00 or you can get a ticket in the first section for a very decent price. I have gone to see them every year they are in town and always get great seats at a great price. I think you need to get a life and quit spreading negativity around. Do you realize all the money this man gives to charity? Do you realize all the great things this guy does for this world? Why don't you report on that stuff you worthless freak?!

  17. Sgirl says – reply to this


    17

    Re: Tiedyedaisy – You must be speaking of yourself. So move on already you has been loser! FYI Bon Jovi was the highest grossing band to tour for 2009. They sold more tickets than ANY other act out there last year. Check your facts miserable loser/



  18. 18

    Thank you lsmn! Exactly correct. JBJ is one of a few rock stars who actually gives back. The packages are on the JBJ website and include a lot of extras like 2 video cameras, autographed items and gift certificates to online store. When you actually break it down with all these extras, the price for the actual ticket is not bad. These seats are in the inner circle area and a great deal if you can afford them. I have always been a huge JBJ fan and if money allowed, would love to get one of the package deals. I saw them in Hershey and they were awesome. He is NOT a has been loser morons, if he was, he would not be selling out stadiums on this leg of the tour. Lets see in 20 years if the psychotic GAGA is still around, the only reason she is even relevent is beause she has to dress outlandishly to get attention. I doubt she will withstand the test of time like the Jersey boys have done!



  19. 19

    I'm selling tickets to my morning dump, $3000, and you get to sit next to me on my love toilet. And I'll even let you flush it…



  20. 20

    I went to their concert a few weeks ago - first event ever held in the new NJ stadium. The concert was mediocre, to say the least. They played three of their popular songs. I heard the next night they played a ton of their old stuff. I would have been PISSED if I paid that kind of money for the concert I saw!



  21. 21

    For that price, I expect to be tucked in by Jon.



  22. 22

    I guess Jon doesn't want to pay his high taxes , so he passes that cost on to his fans. More for Jon. Pig. He was an Obama supporter: Therefore, he should be offering lower ticket prices. REMEMBER JON - SHARE THE WEALTH ! That is YOUR wealth not what little most of your (former) fans have. Your financially tied fans want great seats too! BE FAIR! Isn't that part of the the liberal line. Responsible people need to make a house payment and feed the kids first. BON JOVI CD's for sale!!!!!!!!!



  23. 23

    Re: sockie – *cries* I thought you were going to buy me tickets for my birthday.



  24. 24

    on what fucking planet would people pay 2,000 bucks to see fucking Bon Jovi?? I would only go to their show if you payed ME $2,000.
    even then i'd bring my own ipod.



  25. 25

    hes for capatlism but he voted for someone who is against it…hummmmm



  26. 26

    Yup this is the price per ticket for the "best" package, but you also CANNOT get anywhere near the stage for less than $400. Jon is either stupid or playing stupid.



  27. 27

    Re: Sgirl – they made more money, DID NOT sell more tickets. There is a huge difference.



  28. 28

    Don't blame Jon, blame his greedy little brother Matty for constantly ripping fans off over the last 10 or so years. Matty runs the merchandising, Backstage (the fan club) etc. As much as I love this band, they have issues that are clearly not about their fans and it's really unfortunate because they have some of the loyalest fans on the planet that deserve attending shows as good as all that housing Jon is helping build for the poor in Philadelphia and elsewhere. Jon can start with firing that greedy little brother of his and hiring someone who GIVES A DAMN about the fans, many of them are too poor themselves to go to their shows. I know many of them personally, and they are about fed up with them. It's beyond a shame.



  29. 29

    Being a huge Fan of Bon Jovi, I was disappointed in the ticket prices for this tour. Over the past year, they changed their fan club and the "special packages" for fan club members are ridiculous. $3750.00 for a backstage tour, a tour program, shirt and a ticket in the front row. (you do not meet the band) I paid $300.00 per ticket the Lost Highway Tour was guaranteed the first 15 rows and got to go on stage for three songs. Definately worth it. I have been to over 50 Bon Jovi shows and love the band but come on, without your fans who stuck with you since the early 80's you wouldn't be were you are today and in this ecomony, i am offended at these prices!



  30. 30

    and I just purchased a package for Kiss for my husband for his birthday and he gets a front row ticket, a cookout and gets to meet with the band for a fraction of the cost!

  31. @v@ says – reply to this


    31

    Why doesn't he make it his business to know? Ignorance isn't a very sound reason to not look into what happens at his own concerts. It makes it look like he's too bog to bother, and I don't think that's what Bon Jovi is all about.

  32. @v@ says – reply to this


    32

    (big to bother.)