Bruce Springsteen extends upcoming Broadway run until February 2018

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To curtail ticket scalping, Ticketmaster relied on its Verified Fan program.

Those who couldn't were dismayed to see numerous tickets for the in-demand shows showing up nearly immediately on ticket-reselling site StubHub at wildly inflated prices - despite Ticketmaster instituting its Verified Fan program meant to shut down scalpers.

As tickets went on sale and sold out Wednesday, Springsteen said that his residency would run through February 3 - more than two months longer than originally planned.

"But wait @Ticketmaster thought the #SpringsteenBroadway #VerifiedFan tickets were supposed to go to real fans." one Twitter user wrote.

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As previously reported, each performance will find Springsteen sharing anecdotes from his career and reading excerpts from his Born to Run autobiography. Ticket resellers often use such software to buy tickets to popular shows and concerts en masse, then resell them at a premium. Fans who did not sign up the first time around may register to take part in the Verified Fan presale for the additional shows. As stated on the website, those who already registered for the first presale do not have to re-register, nor will re-registration increase their chances of receiving a code or purchasing tickets.

"A growing problem that we fight against daily is a practice called "Speculative Listing" (Spec Listing) or 'Speculative Tickets", the statement reads.

Tickets for the new dates will go on sale September 7. They immediately sold out through November 26th. This is not only wrong, it's unfair.

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