Consequence of Sound reports that ticket sales for The Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour aren’t exactly off to a flying start, with plenty of tickets left for the majority of shows.
Some of the weaker selling points since the sale began last Friday include Saint Paul, Sioux Falls, Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh, Omaha, Detroit, Sacramento, Seattle, Indianapolis, and Columbus. The list of stops where sales are doing great is much shorter: Chicago, NYC, Connecticut.
Alternative Nation reports that the main complaint fans have refers to expensive tickets. You can check out a few comments from fan groups below.
“Well to start with, they’re a bit overpriced! I mean hundreds and thousands for some seats!? Cmon!”
“Yeah $150 for the entire lower bowl is silly.”
“I’m going to Pitt and they want over $500 for the front I mean come the fuck on! It’s not like Pink Floyd is back together or The Stones are touring with Clapton or something.”
“They want $1500 for front-row platinum seats in Toronto. Get fucking real.”
“I saw something similar, $1,250 for front row in Toronto. I was telling people that Ticketmaster would have to build me a time machine and give me a ticket to the final Metro show for that price… that’s how much scalpers were charging for those tickets.”
“I’m a die-hard fan and I haven’t bought tickets yet. I’m sure loads of people are just waiting for ticket prices to go down.”
“Just to compare: Radiohead are touring the same venues in the same cities and nearly all tickets were sold within an hour or two. They were cheaper too. $230 for a pair vs. $350 for SP.”
“There was no reason for SP to try and fill these kind of venues. They could have had better shows at smaller venues. The demand wasn’t there.”
“Too ambitious. This is the same run Guns N’ Roses just went on. Billy adding James is not Axl adding Slash. And the prices aren’t that different. I love SP, just being honest. So I say let’s enjoy the show.”