Angel – Zach Bryan and friends are among the growing voices against Ticketmaster’s controversial concert pricing practices.
On Sunday, the country music artist released a live album, “All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster.”Followed by a statement post to social media In it he denounces “a big question of fair fare for live shows of late”.
“I’ve decided to only play a limited number of headliners next year, I’ve done everything I can to keep the price as cheap as possible and to show people that tickets don’t have to cost $450 to see a good and honest show,” Bryan wrote, And warned that he has no control over ticket prices at the festivals he will attend.
Except in the title of the new album, the statement did not mention Ticketmaster by name, although he labeled the company In a separate Instagram Post showing track listings. Messages seeking comment from Ticketmaster were not immediately returned.
Ticketmaster has faced a barrage of negative press and scrutiny in recent weeks, particularly surrounding a botched launch of tickets for superstar Taylor Swift’s upcoming Eras Tour.
A pre-sale event in mid-November crashed the site, leaving many fans without tickets; full sale of planned stadium tour was subsequently scrapped Because the dominant ticket giant is sold out.crash or even lead to Several state attorneys general launched an investigation.
Ticketmaster Mexico also in trouble Bad Bunny concert in Mexico City Thousands of people have been left out in the cold because of fake tickets. Mexico’s consumer protection agency announced an investigation, but Ticketmaster Mexico denied that the December concert was oversold, blaming instead counterfeit tickets bought through unofficial channels and a “temporary outage in the ticket reading system which unfortunately temporarily blocked legitimate tickets.” recognition.”
Experts express frustration with Ticketmaster’s approach can promote political participation, Bryan made this point in a statement criticizing inaction while “huge monopolies sit around stealing money from the working class.”
A songwriter “trying to make ‘relevant music’ for working-class men or women should be proud to fight for the people who listen to their lyrics,” he added.
As of Monday morning, Bryan leads Apple Music’s country charts one-to-two: 24 songs from “All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster,” a recording of his Nov. 3 performance at the Red Rock Amphitheater in Colorado, Number one, This will be followed by his 2022 major label debut, “American Heartbreak.”
Brian said he would announce a tour soon.
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