Bon Jovi Defends High Tour Prices

Rockers BON JOVI have defended their ticket-pricing system ahead of the band's upcoming London residency after they were accused of overcharging fans - insisting the huge costs are only for special packages.
The Livin' On A Prayer hitmakers are making the British capital their home while they play several gigs at the O2 arena, starting from Monday (07Jun10).
Fans were left fuming when they discovered the ticket prices, with the highest costing a staggering $2,080 (£1,300).
But frontman Jon Bon Jovi is adamant the expensive tickets are for special packages only - and the group's loyal followers can still purchase seats at affordable prices.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "Those tickets are a couple of special package tickets.
"I don't really know what they are, they could be anything. It may be that you get everything and it may be 20 tickets. But it ain't the front row and it ain't the front section. It's certainly not gipping (conning) anyone else out of anything."


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Wow,Jon really needs to get some people around him that keep him informed I guess. Every single good seat in the house is totaaly overpriced and contrary to the message on the new album.
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Jon has no clue or he is lying through his teeth. Only a few tickets are priced as VIP? What a joke! ALL the tickets on the front rows, inside the circle and surrounding the circle (a couple rows of those), are considered VIP.I guess that's Jon's way to do charity, over charging some fans, so others can afford the rafters of the venue. Blue collar band? Yeah.. may be in the fairytale world Jon seem to live.
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With regards to the Special VIP ticket packages, we purchased the Emerald Package for the show at Hershey and the experience was worth EVERY PENNY! However, everyone needs to keep in mind that this is a "state of the art" concert...allowing EVERY ticket holder a memorable experience. With the technology at the show, no seat is a bad seat thanks to the giant screens/cat walk etc.
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Oh yeah! The price reflects the high tech stage they have for this tour. So fans go to watch the videos and effects of the stage, or listen to the band sing?Nice try to justify the fleecing of the fans, with the $$$$ stage, then even Jon had to apologize because it malfunctioned and they couldn't do the songs they promised. That some fans have the money and are happy to spend it this way, fine.. they can do whatever they want with it, but trying to reason and justify that a band singing "Work for the working man", tells the working man... sorry buddy, you don't that the dough, go up to the rafters, it's not flying!
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Jon really does need a reality check the tickets for the 2nd half of the 02 have now been redused by half pit tickets 111gbp thats really fair on the people who have paid full price at really high prices I paid way over the top for seats in the tiers as couldnt afford the inner circle. He sure dont work for the working man.
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