no. you obviously have no idea what your are talking about.
springsteen, mccartney, cohen, waters, clapton etc are all much more expensive
How does this contradict what I said? Of course there are artists charging more, but I'm sure they have fans who complain about ticket prices as well. I was trying to find examples of huge bands playing for less, thus demonstrating that high ticket prices are not a god-given thing. They are a product of a business deal between artist and promoter, which has to be profitable for both sides. This is negotiable.
What I said is that bands like Pearl Jam and especially the Cure, both much bigger draws than Bob, manage to play shows at much lower ticket prices because they know the promoters and venues won't work for free so they will have to accept less of a profit for themselves to keep ticket prices low. Bob's very obviously not doing that. I'm not saying he should, he can do whatever he wants, but it's Bob's high asking price that makes ticket prices rise in the first place. Greedy promoters only come 2nd.
If Bob asks for say, 300,000 I think we all agree that it's not greedy if the promoter wants to make 300,000 as well, because out of that he'll have to pay venue rent, staff, promotion etc and he'll try to make a profit as well. Tickets are priced accordingly. 300 Euro tickets for a 2,000 capacity venue is just what it takes, unless sponsor money is involved. Now if Bob only asked for 100,000 and the "greedy" promoter prices the tickets in a way that he would make 2,000,000, don't you think Bob would feel ripped off and do you really think that Bob would work with him ever again? Since Bob has been working with the same people for years, I can only assume that it's not a rip off, it's a profitable business for *both* sides, artist and promoter, and it's the fan who's got to pay for it.
And seeing that the close to 300 Euro tickets for Montreux were sold in no time, it seems that the number of people willing to pay these prices still is bigger than the one of those who complain.
Remember: if tickets sell out in advance, they were too cheap (from a business point of view). If the last remaining ticket is sold like, five minutes prior to showtime, you have the perfect balance.