The Pulse of Radio reports: A report that named AC/DC and COLDPLAY among the 10 most expensive acts to see in concert in 2008 was erroneously credited to Ticketmaster figures, according to a publicist for both AC/DC and Ticketmaster. The list, originally published at EW.com and picked up by several sites, was compiled from a range of average prices on resale site StubHub. While prices for resold tickets can climb into the hundreds of dollars at outlets like StubHub, AC/DC has in fact kept its official prices down, with prices on Ticketmaster ranging from $65 to $93.
It was just a few years ago that AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young told The Pulse of Radio the band tries to keep tickets affordable. "It's value for the dollar," he said. "We like to keep the ticket price down. You know, we're pretty conscious of when we were fans — 'Oh, I couldn't afford to get that one.' So we wanted to keep it a fair price out there."
COLDPLAY has also managed to keep most of their tickets below $100, with tiered prices available on their last North American tour.
Other artists, such as MADONNA, have charged $200 or more for tickets although, again, the resale value on StubHub can climb substantially higher.
AC/DC went one step further last week, offering to refund tickets to concertgoers who were unable to attend last Monday's (January 26) show at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, due to icy weather conditions.
A state of emergency was declared in Oklahoma because of the extreme weather conditions, although the AC/DC show did go on and play to a largely full house according to reports.
Anyone who wasn't able to attend must return their ticket to the point of purchase or call 866-7BOKCTR if it was purchased online. Tickets can only be refunded through Tickets.com and the deadline is March 16.