Posted in industry | music on June 1, 2009

Creed Nation

Today, Live Nation announced that it's dropping service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts, helping add value and save money for fans throughout North America. The 24 hour event makes June 3rd the biggest one day sale in concert business history.

"No Service Fee Wednesdays," kick off June 3 at 12:01 a.m., offering fans some of the lowest prices of the summer with no ticket service fees on any amphitheater show, and only at

Throughout the rest of the summer, Live Nation becomes Free-Nation, as it offers a variety of "No Service Fee Wednesdays" specials at, making Wednesday the biggest day of the week for savings on concert tickets for hundreds of shows and millions of fans.

"Summer concerts are a great escape in these tough times," said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. "Starting this Wednesday, Live Nation and the world's top artists are making it less expensive for fans to see their favorite bands by waiving service fees on over five million tickets at We wanted to do something that had never been done before and "No Service Fee Wednesdays" provide incredible value to millions of music fans to attend the hottest concerts this summer."

Tickets for "No Service Fee Wednesdays" go on sale at 12:01 a.m. local time on June 3, 2009 at This promotion is not valid in combination with other special pricing offers and is subject to availability.



Comments (16)

Scott Stape looks damn sexy with that Buzzcut..I'm just saying..

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 10:17 AM

they charge roughly 40% in fees for even the cheapest tickets, this was a "no shit" move

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 10:26 AM

F live nation

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 10:42 AM

Creed reunited? BV, why didn't you tell us!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 10:50 AM


Posted by Beavis | June 1, 2009 11:02 AM

what a joke

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 11:43 AM

they need to get rid of that 'box office fee' as well. These guys are as bad as going to scalpers with all the added fees.

Posted by p | June 1, 2009 2:10 PM

Livenation is awful even worse that ticketmaster. They charge close to 15$ per ticket...uhgg.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 2:29 PM

It doesn't matter who's playing. Even paying face value to sit 4000 feet away, on grass, OUTSIDE THE VENUE, able to see nothing but the horizon line of the actual venue's roof and hear nothing but hollow reverberations reflected off it, makes you an idiot.

Posted by pd | June 1, 2009 3:34 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 8:44 PM

remember when you didn't have to pay fees if you bought tickets at the box office? gee that was swell.

Posted by :: smo :: | June 2, 2009 12:13 AM

Creed, LOL

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2009 8:16 AM

Wow...the no fee wed doesn't work on the lawn 4 the no service charge tickets are still more than the service charge free 4 packs...tried to get a killers 4 pack...Live Nation is the worst!

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2009 8:21 AM

yes, but creed is worse than live nation

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | June 3, 2009 3:32 PM

I hate LiveNation - how did they get the monopoly on decent concert tickets??????- three time went to Comcast in person to purchase Incubus tickets - two time closed (there is no phone prompt that informs box office hrs.) - third time waited an hour for box office to open - and - service fees were the same standing there at the box office as they were if I had done it online. Then the very next day they had fee free Wednesday and I would have saved all or part of the $16 per ticket service fee. When I finally was able to reach a representative from LiveNation about possible refund of service fees they were dismissive and rude.

Oh yeah, I called when I first read about the fee-free Wednesdays and told it was a one-day promotion and would NEVER include rock bands like Incubus - which is the only one I inquired about - and then the day after I buy tickets - they have another fee free wednesday - and - it did include Incubus.

They are worse than scalpers because with scalpers you know upfront you will be paying more. LiveNation is deceptive - I am filing consumer compliant - but - will probably not get anywhere with it as they are based in Virginia.

Anyone out there a lawyer or law student, want to start a class action suit - let me know. My email is paris_european

Posted by theresa | August 18, 2009 10:30 AM

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