Sure, it's fun to hate Live Nation for being a giant corporation that seems to control every big concert tour in the world, but they're making it pretty tough to do so this summer.
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Since starting "no service fee Wednesdays" last month, they've (as one might guess) dropped those nasty service fees (I just paid $9.50 per ticket for a non-Live Nation show--ouchies!) that are a big reason people hate Live Nation/Ticketmaster/etc. so much. Nothing really worse than the feeling of being forced to give up lots of money for essentially nothing.
Now they're taking it one step further and going with a $29.99 "all-in price" all day today for a bunch of huge shows like the Fray (pictured) at Verizon in Irvine on July 29. $29.99 includes a lawn seat, parking (which, as we all know, can sometimes be up to $20 for some events), hot dog, soda and no service fee. (No word on if vegetarians can substitute something for the wiener.) Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Poison, a parking spot, a hot dog and a soda for 30 bones? The true winners of the slumping economy are us!
List of shows 'round here included in this deal after the jump. Yep, today only.
- Slightly Stoopid & Snoop Dogg (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater) - July 11
- 311 (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater) - July 12
- Marilyn Manson & Slayer at Mayhem Festival (San Manuel Amphitheater)- July 12
- Coldplay (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)--July 19
- The Fray (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)- July 29
- Crue Fest 2 (San Manuel Amphitheater)- July 31
- Journey (San Manuel Amphitheater)--August 1
- No Doubt (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)-- August 4
- Rock The Bells 09 (San Manuel Amphitheater)-- August 8
- Toby Keith (San Manuel Amphitheater)-- August 15
- Aerosmith w/special guests ZZ Top (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater-- August 23
- Def Leppard w/special guests Poison & Cheap Trick (VWA--Aug 30; San Manuel Amph--Sept 6)
- Nickelback (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)-- September 3
- Blink-182 (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)--September 18