Rising country music star Zach Bryan surprise dropped a new album, a collection of live tracks titled, “All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster (Live at Red Rocks).” The album marks Bryan’s third release this year.
In a social media post announcing the album, Bryan wrote that it “seems there is a massive issue with fair ticket prices to live shows lately,” going on to say that he will play a limited number of headline shows next year for which he’s done all he 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.”. Bryan added that he believes “working class people should still be able to afford tickets to shows,” continuing to say that he is “so tired of people saying things can’t be done about this massive issue while huge monopoly sit there stealing money.”
Bryan is not the only musician to run into Ticketmaster issues. In July, Bruce Springsteen fans were angered over ticket prices for his upcoming tour, with Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing” system causing some seats to reach $4000 to $5000 per person. And earlier this month, over two dozen Taylor Swift fans sued Ticketmaster parent Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. over the pop star’s recent chaotic tour sale, claiming the ticketing giant violated antitrust laws.
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