Don’t expect a comp for this one. There’s a price you pay to see Springsteen.
Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming North America tour includes two stops at venues at US casinos – Mohegan Sun Connecticut and Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Due to high demand, tickets for all shows have sold out fast. Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing” drew the ire of customers who had a “Tenth Avenue Freak Out” over tickets priced between $4,000 – $5,000. Dynamic pricing is basically Ticketmaster setting the prices based on the demand for the tickets. And demand to see the Boss and the E Street Band is very high.
US casino venues have the highest ticket prices on the resale market because they are the smallest venues.
How to see Bruce Springsteen at these two US casino venues
Tickets already went on sale (and quickly sold out) for Bruce Springsteen shows at Mohegan Sun Arena and Hard Rock Live.
Verified resale tickets can be purchased for both shows at Ticketmaster and StubHub.
Our sources tell us that if you are a high roller/premium player, casinos do have tickets set aside plus rooms the night of the concert. However, it doesn’t guarantee you’ll be getting a call from your casino host.
Rooms at Mohegan Sun on March 12, the night of the Springsteen concert, start at $672.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel is completely booked on Feb. 7 when Springsteen performs.
Springsteen at Seminole Hard Rock in Florida
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band start their 2023 international tour with 31 shows across the United States. They perform at Hard Rock Live, a 7,000-person venue, on Feb. 7.
Much has been made about the “$5,000 Springsteen tickets.” For the Hard Rock Live on StubHub, we came across $7,115 tickets in the Upper Orchestra Section 115.
The “get in” price for Hard Rock Live is the highest at StubHub of any Springsteen show in the US.
Reactions to high Springsteen ticket prices at Hard Rock Live
Springsteen at Mohegan Sun Connecticut
The Mohegan Sun Arena holds 10,000 but compared to the other arenas on the tour, it’s a small venue for a superstar like Springsteen.
After Hard Rock Live, Mohegan Sun Arena has the second-highest “get in” price for a Springsteen concert at $450 on StubHub.
General admission tickets for the March 12 show are in the $1,500 range. However, there are GA tickets listed for $10,000 and $15,000.
Springsteen ticket prices incite Mohegan madness
NJ Rep calls for concert ticket reform
It might take a “red headed woman to get a dirty job done” but perhaps it takes a Jersey boy to reign in Springsteen ticket prices.
New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr., a longtime critic of the ticket industry, recently called out Ticketmaster for “ripping off” fans.
Rep. Pascrell said:
“After the long hiatus, we are all excited that Bruce is going back on tour. But Americans have the right to enjoy some live entertainment without getting ripped off. Ticketmaster sees popular events as an opportunity to soak regular Americans.”
Pascrell first introduced the BOSS Act (Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing) in 2009 after Ticketmaster redirected Bruce Springsteen fans to its secondary site TicketsNow to buy marked up seats without notice.
Pascrell is aiming to reintroduce legislation this year that would impose a level of transparency upon the ticket industry so fans have a fair chance to purchase tickets on the primary market. The legislation would also protect consumers who use the secondary market to purchase tickets.
Ticketmaster and Bruce Springsteen reps respond
Ticketmaster said 88.2% of Springsteen tickets sold so far have been at fixed prices between $59.50 and $399 before taxes and fees. They added that the average ticket price is $262 and 56% are being sold for less than $200 each.
Jon Landau, Springsteen’s longtime manager, commented:
“I believe that in today’s environment, that is a fair price to see someone universally regarded as among the very greatest artists of his generation.”