Live Nation Going 'All-In' Today

The Fray kicking back.
The Fray kicking back.

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.

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

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