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KISS Try To Limit Overinflated Resale Ticket Prices

04/28/2016
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(Classic Rock) KISS mainman Gene Simmons says the band struggle to stop fans paying overinflated prices for tickets on the secondary market. In 2008, the bassist appeared to support the resale of the band's tickets, telling Ticketnews: "There is no secondary market - there's only the market. That's the reality, and everything else is political jumbling. If somebody wants a ticket, they'll buy it or they won't."

But he now reports that while Kiss try and curtail "shenanigans" by offering tickets direct through their website, there will always be people out to take advantage of others when it comes to making money.

Simmons tells the BBC: "I don't like it but capitalism is capitalism. If you buy a piece of furniture you're allowed if you sell it for a profit. But we do try to limit that sort of shenanigans. You try to do the best you can but it is a free market system.

"The nature of money is that people tend to abuse it and when there the chance to make hideous sums on somebody who really wants something, people will take advantage of people." Read more here.

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