Springsteen's Verizon Concert Oversold
ASSOCIATED PRESS -- Thousands of Bruce Springsteen fans who bought premium seats to his concert at the Verizon Center on Monday are being told they don't actually have tickets.
TicketsNow.com, a resale company owned by Ticketmaster, says it sold too many tickets.
Company representatives have been calling fans to tell them the bad news.
Customers are getting refunds, along with free seats much further from the stage than the ones they had paid for.
TicketsNow says the Verizon Center show is the only one with the problem.
Were you one of the Bruce fans who got the call from TicketsNow? If so, email us at postrock(at)post(dot)com
UPDATE: Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), perhaps the leading Ticketmaster critics in the Congress, has issued a statement condemning TicketsNow: "It is outrageous that hundreds of loyal Bruce Springsteen fans will end up shut out of the Verizon Center this Monday because of Ticketmaster and its subsidiary TicketsNow's shameful business practices. "TicketsNow is apparently not only in the business of gouging consumers by selling tickets at several times their face value, but also selling tickets that they don't even have.
"Time and time again Ticketmaster has claimed that these repeated incidents of price gouging and consumer fraud represent exceptions and not the rule. This most recent incident makes it clear as day that we need more transparency and accountability in the secondary ticket market."
PROGRAMMING NOTE: We're publishing archival Springsteen concert reviews and photos on Post Rock through Monday. You can find them through our Bruce Springsteen index page.
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