Drake is back on tour for the first time in 4 years and fans are outraged at the high prices
Grammy Award-winning rapper Drake has announced his It’s All a Blur tour this summer.
General ticket sales went on sale Friday afternoon, with fans sharing their wins and losses on social media.
Tickets reportedly went on sale for just $69, but fans say they’ve seen prices as low as $200 for upper-level seating.
Tickets for Drake’s It’s All a Blur tour went on sale on Friday, and fans are saying they are “Fight for Her Life” after seeing how costly it would be to participate
The Canadian rapper announced his US tour with rapper 21 Savage on Monday, his first since 2019, though he has performed at a handful of music festivals and special concerts over the past four years. As tickets were released to the general public on Friday, fans took to social media with complaints, jokes and desperate pleas over difficulties securing seats and high prices.
While ticket prices were advertised on Ticketmaster starting at $69, fans were quick to share videos showing upper-level seats being on sale for $200. Others reported that tickets have sold for up to $1,000, according to The Root, and ticket resale site SeatGeek has tickets on sale in certain cities for up to $5,000 as of Saturday afternoon.
Some fans bought nosebleed seating, saying they’re just happy to be in the same building as their favorite artist, while others faced the difficulty of securing seats by purchasing tickets to Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour – also slated for this summer is – have compared comparison in their complaints.
“I’ve got a nosebleed but (I don’t care) I need to be in the same building and breathe the same air as Drake,” one fan wrote, and another said he paid $300 for tickets in the same area to a different city.
Other tweets blamed Ticketmaster for the high prices, even though Drake’s tickets were released on at least one other ticket outlet.
“$200+ for nosebleed drake tickets is criminal… read a tweet.
And it’s not the first time in recent months that Ticketmaster has been in the hot seat with concert-goers. Like Drake and Beyoncé, Taylor Swift fans have also expressed outrage at the difficulty in getting tickets and high prices for her 2023 Eras tour.
On Friday, the platform said it would refund fans of rock band The Cure after lead singer Robert Smith joined fans to slam Ticketmaster for its “unreasonably high fees”.
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