Bruce Springsteen’s fanzine Backstreets is shutting down after 43 years.
The periodical that has covered the singer and his E Street band since 1980 is set to shut down due to disillusionment with Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing model and what it describes as a ‘fan freeze-out’. .
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Christopher Phillips wrote in an editorial:
“We are extremely proud of the work Backstreets has done and are eternally grateful to our worldwide community of fellow fans who have contributed and supported our efforts over the years. , we know our time has come.
“You can see where our heads and hearts have been by reading the Backstreets editorial published last summer in the wake of US ticket sales. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.” Not a feeling we’re all familiar with while anticipating the new tour of…
“There is no denying that the new ticket price range itself has become a factor in determining our outlook as the 2023 tour approaches. As Springsteen pointed out.Six months after the on-sale, we were still faced with these three predicaments: Many of our readers can’t afford it.As a result, a significant portion of our readers has lost interest.”
Bruce has previously defended the tour’s ticket prices, claiming they were competitive.
he said: I am he is 73 years old. I do what others who are my peers do. They basically went out and had different things going on, but that’s what they did. Most of my tickets are completely affordable. It has a very high range.
I can’t set the value of them — so there are tickets that are valued at that amount and always trade at that amount, and that amount is It gets sucked up by ticket brokers, and I said, “Hey, let’s give money to those people who are sweating on stage for three hours.” If that’s controversial to you, I don’t know what to say.