Harry Styles Fans Furious Over Ticketmaster “Platinum” Ticket Prices Harry Styles Fans Furious Over Ticketmaster “Platinum” Ticket Prices
Harry Styles fans are venting their anger at Ticketmaster for the second time in less than a month, calling out the ticketing giant for... Harry Styles Fans Furious Over Ticketmaster “Platinum” Ticket Prices

Harry Styles fans are venting their anger at Ticketmaster for the second time in less than a month, calling out the ticketing giant for the “platinum” pricing scheme put in place for tickets to the singer’s Love On Tour dates that went on sale this week. Despite there being a whopping 15 dates each for New York and Los Angeles, the singer and Live Nation Entertainment have opted to use the surge-pricing methods that have helped fatten up their bottom line substantially – even after using the “verified fan” system that purports to keep those who would inflate ticket prices for the resale market out.

Complaints began even before Thursday’s general sale, as those who had been “verified” as worthy of purchasing tickets were confronted with surged “platinum” ticket prices even then, with tickets going for 10x what the “standard” ticket price was advertised as.

“So basically, the highest price ticket at the Harry Styles MSG shows is $200,” writes one fan – @TarynnosauRose on Twitter. “But Ticketmaster, Amex, and the artist have sort of deal that allows “platinum” tickets to be priced by demand as a *presale* is ongoing… this is so gross! Lovely reminder that capitalism corrupts.”

Consumers were complaining of presale prices being surged as “platinum” to amounts as high as $1,750 plus fees for tickets in New York. A quick check on Thursday during the general sale showed prices for one Madison Square Garden show (of 15 at the venue) ranging between $450-over $1,000. Not a single seat had “standard” pricing in place, all were “platinum.”

Harry Styles Platinum ticket prices

Part of the trouble is that the entire system is enormously confusing, and subject to change moment to moment – particularly during a drama-filled high profile onsale for a major event like this tour. A perfect example came when we pulled up a listing for floor seats for the Friday, September 2 show. At one point, there were two options for floor – which are all general admission. One “platinum” option cost $509 plus fees, with the other nearly double at $1,001 plus fees. This momentary glitch showed wildly different prices for literally the exact same tickets.

The pricing woes facing consumers in the ticketing world from the largest promoter in the world have drawn regular complaint from consumers as the live events industry has gotten back to something approaching “normal” in the wake of the long pause from COVID. This is largely in part because Live Nation Entertainment and artists it represents have increasingly embraced systems and practices that artificially inflate perceived event demand, use that perceived demand to justify surge pricing (either by changing prices literally between what is displayed on the venue ticket sales page and when a consumer enters the tickets to a “shopping cart” for purchase, or charging “platinum” prices that are often 5-10x what the “standard” price would be for the seat location, and then use restrictive mobile-only ticket systems where allowed by law to discourage competition from outside ticket resale marketplaces for consumers who have changes of plans and can no longer attend.

Fans hate it, and many legislators and advocates say it violates anti-trust law in some instances, but it is very effective – Live Nation has boasted record-shattering earnings of late, built largely on the back of artists embracing the price-surging “platinum” systems that allow them to charge what amounts to a maximum market price for a huge percentage of the house for events while demand is high (and then simply remove the platinum designation and sell at the still-high “standard” price if the tickets remain unsold when the event day approaches).

The system is unlikely to change unless consumers refuse to pay the inflated prices, or regulators figure out a way to reign in the price gouging typical of the ticket purchasing experience in 2022. Similar complaints have already been lodged against several artists, including Billie Eilish, Morgan Wallen, Adele,

For their part, Harry Styles fans certainly shared their anger this week as they saw what prices they were being asked to pay for tickets. Many didn’t even realize it was the tour promoter and artist that were charging the inflated prices.

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Harry Styles ticketmaster platinum prices
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On the whole, the entire dynamic pricing and ticketing system is working exactly as it is intended to. Ticketmaster and Live Nation collect enormous amounts of user data by requiring consumers to sign up for “verified fan,” then control how many tickets are available at any given moment to make it look like the event is at or near-sellout constantly, justifying the surged pricing they ask of consumers – who are pressured into purchasing tickets at 10x the price they expected to pay. The artist and promoter (which is Live Nation, more often than not), make enormous sums of money, and fans get mad at Ticketmaster, which exists to take the blame.

For those still looking for Harry Styles tickets, there are links below (and the full run of scheduled shows for the singer):

Harry Styles Ticket Links

Harry Styles tickets at Ticketmaster
Harry Styles tickets at Ticketmaster UK
Harry Styles tickets at AXS
Harry Styles tickets at SeatGeek
Harry Styles tickets at StubHub
Harry Styles tickets at Ticket Club | Free Membership Offer
Harry Styles tickets at TicketNetwork
Harry Styles tickets at TicketSmarter
Harry Styles tickets at Vivid Seats

Harry Styles Upcoming Tour Dates

JUN 11, 2022 – IBROX STADIUM | GLASGOW, UK
JUN 15, 2022 – EMIRATES OLD TRAFFORD | MANCHESTER, UK
JUN 16, 2022 – EMIRATES OLD TRAFFORD | MANCHESTER, UK
JUN 18, 2022 – WEMBLEY STADIUM | LONDON, UK
JUN 19, 2022  – WEMBLEY STADIUM | LONDON, UK
JUN 22, 2022 – AVIVA STADIUM | DUBLIN, IRELAND
JUN 26, 2022 – VOLKSPARKSTADION | HAMBURG, GERMANY
JUN 29, 2022 – TELE2 ARENA | STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
JUL 1, 2022 – TELENOR ARENA | OSLO, NORWAY
JUL 3, 2022 – ROYAL ARENA | COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
JUL 5, 2022 – ACCOR ARENA | PARIS, FRANCE
JUL 7, 2022 – SPORTPALEIS | ANTWERP, BELGIUM
JUL 9, 2022 – ZIGGO DOME | AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
JUL 11, 2022 – OLYMPIAHALLE | MUNICH, GERMANY
JUL 13, 2022 – BUDAPEST ARENA | BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
JUL 15, 2022 – O2 ARENA | PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
JUL 16, 2022 – STADTHALLE | VIENNA, AUSTRIA
JUL 18, 2022 – TAURON ARENA KRAKOW | KRAKÓW, POLAND
JUL 20, 2022 – MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA | BERLIN, GERMANY
JUL 22, 2022 – LANXESS ARENA | COLOGNE, GERMANY
JUL 25, 2022 – UNIPOL ARENA | BOLOGNA, ITALY
JUL 26, 2022 – PALA ALPITOUR | TURIN, ITALY
JUL 29, 2022 – WIZINK CENTER | MADRID, SPAIN
JUL 31, 2022 – ALTICE ARENA | LISBON, PORTUGAL
Mon Aug 15 –Toronto, ON | Scotiabank Arena is Harry’s House^
Tue Aug 16 – Toronto, ON | Scotiabank Arena is Harry’s House^
Sat Aug 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*!
Sun Aug 21 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*!
Mon Aug 22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*!
Fri Aug 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*!
Sat Aug 27 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*!
Sun Aug 28 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*
Thu Sep 01 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*
Fri Sep 02 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*
Sat Sep 03 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*
Wed Sep 07 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*
Thu Sep 08 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*
Sat Sep 10 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*
Wed Sep 14 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*
Thu Sep 15 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*
Wed Sep 21 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden is Harry’s House*
Sun Sep 25 – Austin, TX | Moody Center is Harry’s House~
Mon Sep 26 – Austin, TX | Moody Center is Harry’s House~
Wed Sep 28 – Austin, TX | Moody Center is Harry’s House~
Thu Sep 29 – Austin, TX | Moody Center is Harry’s House~
Sun Oct 02 – Austin, TX | Moody Center is Harry’s House~
Thu Oct 06 – Chicago, IL | United Center is Harry’s House#
Sat Oct 08 – Chicago, IL | United Center is Harry’s House#
Sun Oct 09 – Chicago, IL | United Center is Harry’s House#
Thu Oct 13 – Chicago, IL | United Center is Harry’s House#
Fri Oct 14 – Chicago, IL | United Center is Harry’s House#
Sun Oct 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum is Harry’s House+!
Mon Oct 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum is Harry’s House+!
Wed Oct 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum is Harry’s House+!
Fri Oct 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum is Harry’s House+!
Sat Oct 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum is Harry’s House+!
Mon Oct 31 – Los Angeles, CA | Kia Forum is Harry’s House+
Wed Nov 02 – Los Angeles, CA | Kia Forum is Harry’s House+
Fri Nov 04 – Los Angeles, CA | Kia Forum is Harry’s House+
Sat Nov 05 – Los Angeles, CA | Kia Forum is Harry’s House+
Mon Nov 07 – Los Angeles, CA | Kia Forum is Harry’s House+
Wed Nov 09 – Los Angeles, CA | Kia Forum is Harry’s House+
Fri Nov 11 – Los Angeles, CA | Kia Forum is Harry’s House+
Sat Nov 12 – Los Angeles, CA | Kia Forum is Harry’s House+
Mon Nov 14 – Los Angeles, CA | Kia Forum is Harry’s House+
Tue Nov 15 – Los Angeles, CA | Kia Forum is Harry’s House+
NOV 20, 2022 – ARENA VFG | GUADALAJARA, MEXICO
NOV 22, 2022 – ARENA MONTERREY | MONTERREY, N.L.
NOV 24, 2022 – FORO SOL | MEXICO CITY, CDMX
NOV 25, 2022 – FORO SOL | MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
NOV 27, 2022 – PARQUE SALITRE MAGICO | BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
NOV 29, 2022 – JOCKEY CLUB | LIMA, PERU
DEC 1, 2022 – ESTADIO BICENTENARIO LA FLORIDA | SANTIAGO, CHILE
DEC 3, 2022 – ESTADIO RIVER PLATE | BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
DEC 4, 2022 – ESTADIO RIVER PLATE | BUENOS AIRES, BUENOS AIRES
DEC 6, 2022 – ALLIANZ PARQUE | SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
DEC 8, 2022 –AREA EXTERNA DA JEUNESSE ARENA | RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
DEC 10, 2022 –PEDREIRA PAULO LEMINSKI | CURITIBA, BRAZIL
FEB 20, 2023 –HBF PARK | PERTH, AUSTRALIA
FEB 24, 2023 –MARVEL STADIUM | MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
FEB 25, 2023 – MARVEL STADIUM | MELBOURNE, VIC
FEB 28, 2023 – METRICON STADIUM | GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
MAR 3, 2023 – ACCOR STADIUM | SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
MAR 4, 2023 – ACCOR STADIUM | SYDNEY, NSW
MAR 7, 2023 – MT SMART STADIUM | AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND

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