Originally Posted by 300%_Density
I get that on a major label the tickets would probably go up a bit, but it seems hard to believe that they go from independent to major label and that doubles the prices of their shows. Again, I don't know for sure but that seems a bit excessive to me.
That's easy. Tour income is the only way to pay back the money fronted by the label for recording because record sales don't cover it anymore. When they were fronting the money themselves (and probably doing things on a much lower budget accordingly), there was less to recoup. Now they've got to make more money to pay back Columbia.
And of course, don't rule out the fact that they're only touring again because the money's run out from last time.