Crowded House announce they are refunding premium ticket holders

music news 18/11/2020

Crowded House have announced via social media that they will be refunding fans who purchased premium tickets to their upcoming To The Island 2021 tour.

They revealed that the band did not agree to them and no prior knowledge of them.

"Though it may be common practice on their tours," Crowded House said at the start of their statement.

"We in Crowded House do not agree with any premium tickets being sold, as Live Nation describe it 'at market driven prices where the price is adjusted according to supply and demand. The band had no prior knowledge of these in demand tickets and did not approve this [programme]".

"Our promoters Live Nation have agreed at our request that any ticket holders that paid more than face value under the 'In Demand' program will be reimbursed for additional charges at the point of purchase".

The band published the statement on both Facebook and Twitter and earned lots of praise from their loyal fans.

"This round of ticket sales doesn't directly affect me, but thank you so much to CH for making a stand on these sharp pricing tactics (e.g. rip off). To me a ticket costs what it costs no matter when you buy it, not one price one day and another the next. CH I salute you " said one fan on Twitter.

"Good on ya boys. Classy as usual. :)" said another.

The band are due to play their March shows in Hamilton, Napier, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Wellington, Palmerston North, Auckland and New Plymouth next year.