opposite chorusThe controversial concert pricing practice is growing and includes Zach Bryan and friends.
The country music artist released a live album, All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster, on Sunday. In a statement posted on social media that went along with it, he blamed “a major problem with fair ticket prices for recent live shows.”
“We’ve decided to do a limited number of headline shows next year. We’ll do everything we can to keep prices as low as possible and let people see good and honest stuff without tickets costing less than $450. Show that you can,” Bryan wrote, warning that he could not control ticket prices for the festivals he played.
Ticketmaster’s name was not mentioned in the statement, except for the title of the new album, but he tagged the company in another Instagram post showing the tracklist. , was not immediately returned.
Ticketmaster has faced a lot of bad press and scrutiny in recent weeks, especially over the failure to roll out tickets for Superstar.Upcoming Era Tour.
The site crashed at a pre-sale event in mid-November, leaving many fans unable to purchase tickets. A planned general sale of the stadium tour was subsequently scrapped as the dominant ticket sales giant ran out of tickets. The debacle even caused several state attorneys general to open investigations.
Ticketmaster Mexico also left thousands behind at a Bad Bunny concert in Mexico City thanks to fake tickets. Mexico’s consumer protection agency released an investigation, but Ticketmaster Mexico denied that its December concert was oversold, instead reporting fake tickets purchased through unofficial channels and a “disappointment.” While temporarily preventing the recognition of legitimate tickets, the temporary interruption of the ticket reading system was blamed.
Experts say dissatisfaction with Ticketmaster’s practices could fuel political involvement, with Bryan saying in a statement that “giant monopolies are stealing money from working-class people.” I mentioned it when I criticized him for not taking action for a while.
“Songwriters trying to make ‘relevant music for working-class men or women’ should be proud to fight for the people who will hear the words they sing.” he added.
As of Monday morning, Brian enjoyed a one-two punch on Apple Music’s country charts. Next, in 2022, he will make his major label debut, “American Heartbreak.”
Brian said he would announce a tour soon.