U2 tickets going for half-price as
fans say no to face value of £150
LONDON, 12 August 2009: Legendary rockers U2 show no signs of
losing their appeal, according to Seatwave, Europe's largest
fan-to-fan ticket exchange. U2's 360' has been the biggest
selling tour so far this year, outselling AC/DC by almost 4 to 1.
Over 30,000 fans have turned to Seatwave's marketplace to get their
hands on tickets at a price that's right for them.
It is the transparency of pricing and availability on Seatwave
that has, in part, spurred such huge demand. More than 1,000 fans
have secured tickets at or below face value on the ticket exchange
with some tickets discounted by sellers by over 50%. With a face
value set of £150 for some tickets, this comes as no surprise as
fans use their purchasing power to determine a more appropriate
And it is fans from across the globe doing the talking. For
their UK tour alone, Seatwave has seen tickets being sold to fans
from 39 different countries. Fans are travelling from as far away
as Australia, South Africa and Peru to see the Irish band live. The
tour will take in 14 cities across Europe and follows the release
of their number one album, No Line on the Horizon.
Joe Cohen, CEO and Founder of Seatwave, says: "U2 is definitely
one of the biggest bands in the world but even they get it wrong
sometimes. Fans can turn to Seatwave to determine a price they're
willing to pay to catch this amazing act live. It's definitely
going to be a concert not to be missed."