The Cure want to make sure ticket prices for their upcoming Lost World Tour stay reasonable, vocalist Robert Smith said in a series of Twitter messages written on the eve of the opening of ticket sales for the Lost World Tour. 30 dates which will stop in Montreal on June 16th.

First, tickets must be purchased through the Verified Fan system, after which they cannot be transferred, which is intended to prevent resellers from making obscene profits on resale. Fans who are unable to attend the show will be able to resell them, but at cost price. It is also possible to make an exchange of equal value.

In a similar vein, Robert Smith said his band has demanded that they have the final say on ticket prices so they won’t be “instantly and horribly distorted by resale,” the veteran singer wrote on Twitter. . We didn’t allow dynamic pricing, sudden price escalation, and platinum pricing, because that’s kind of a scam, right? Smith called resellers “sophisticated” experts who buy tickets to resell them on platforms such as Vivid, Stubhub and Seatgeek.

The Cure’s efforts to combat ticket resales come after a season where ticket prices for major shows were astronomically inflated due to resales and dynamic pricing, which adjusts prices based on demand.