Day 6

Day 6 Encore: This is why you can't get good concert tickets any more

This has been a tough summer for live music fans. On one hand, a lot of big names hit the road: Drake, Beyonce, Justin Bieber — to say nothing of The Tragically Hip. But getting tickets to any of those shows was next to impossible. In this Day 6 documentary, producer David Rockne Corrigan explains why.
Adele performs "Rolling in the Deep." (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters )

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.

A lot of big names hit the road this summer, including Drake, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé — and, of course, the Tragically Hip.

But unless you were willing to shell out big bucks for a ticket on StubHub, it was nearly impossible to get in the door.

As the summer concert season winds down, 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.