Day 6

Here's why you can't get good concert tickets anymore

As summer concert season comes into focus, producer David Rockne Corrigan investigates why so many concerts seem to sell out in seconds, why no one seems to be able to get tickets at face value any more and who's to blame for it all. (Spoiler Alert: Everyone. Also, robots.)
Adele performs "Rolling in the Deep." (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters )
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This week, Justin Bieber passed through Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto on the Canadian leg of his much-hyped Purpose World Tour. The whole tour is sold out, although you can still find tickets on secondary market sites like StubHub — if you're willing to pay the price.

Beliebers aren't the only ones suffering for want of tickets. Across the board, it's getting harder and harder to get concert tickets when they go on sale, no matter how good your WiFi is or how many devices you can juggle. So, with summer concert season upon us, here's our primer on why it's so hard to get good concert tickets — and what you can do about it.

We hear from Christopher Grimm from Fan FreedomPascal Courty from the University of Victoria, and Dean Budnick, author of "Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped," as well as Day 6 producer David Rockne Corrigan and his mom.