Quote:Originally Posted by Corkus;5296036 To use a current example, The Black Keys are currently playing in many of the same American arenas that Coldplay are playing in. Their floors are entirely GA, and that's not just one or two shows. It's all of them. So it's not just the venue's decision. It's the band and their promoters.
And yeah, I've been to several shows at the Honda Center. Coldplay was the only one that had floor seats.
In a lot of cases, it is the venue decision and/or local regulation that are the primary factors. Do bands and their promoters have a role in the process? Yes, but to claim there are no other factors at play is simply incorrect.