In a Christmas Weekend Instagram post, red dirt royalty Zach Bryan made his feelings about the monster ticketing moguls Ticketmaster more than clear as he announced vague plans for his 2023 tour, the price caps he will place on tickets and the official release of his single “All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster (Live From Red Rocks)” album.
You can call the Oklahoma icon many things, but subtle is definitely not one of them.
“Seems there is a massive issue with fair ticket prices to live shows lately. I have met kids at my shows who have paid upwards of four-hundred bucks to be there and I’m done with it,” Bryan wrote on Instagram.
“I’ve decided to play a limited number of headline shows next year to which I’ve done all I can to make prices as cheap as possible and to prove to people tickets don’t have to cost $450 to see a good and honest show. To clarify, I am playing a few festivals which I have no control over.”
How do YOU think we can stop the bots and put an end to ticket price gouging? Some have suggested taking away advanced ticket sales alltogether, forcing day-of-event sales at the physical box office, and as the artists fight to help fans reset the balance, we’re thinking that’s not a bad idea at all for a while.