Listening Only Concert Tickets, a New Industry Standard?Aug 09
Listening Only Concert Tickets, a New Industry Standard?
Beyonce is leveraging the popularity of her Renaissance tour by selling “listening only” tickets to her upcoming shows. The price of each “listening only” ticket is a whopping $157 and like the name implies, you can listen to the music at her concert but you will no have exposure to the full immersive experience.
This new ticket pricing was just made available after Beyonce came back to the U.S. and was selling tickets to her show in New Jersey. The seating for the “listening only” tickets is located behind the stage with no view at all of the star’s show!
Fans have gone to X, formerly known as Twitter, to criticize the new system calling Beyonce “detached” from reality. And even though the original ticket price for the “listening only” seating was listed as $157, some fans are paying upwards of $350.
Interestingly, many Beyonce supporters were flying all the way to Europe from the U.S. to see the show because VIP tickets were only $366 compared to a general admission ticket being over $900 in the states. Even the flight and hotel is often covered by the difference in ticket price. Not to mention the VIP treatment!