It’s official: All the homies still hate Ticketmaster.
Zach Bryan has been one of the most outspoken voices against the ticketing giant, doing his best to combat the insane fees and resale prices for tickets on his last tour by selling tickets exclusively through AXS, and making the tickets to his shows non-transferable. I mean, the guy even named his live album All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster.
Well, spoiler alert, people still weren’t happy.
So when Zach announced his 2024 Quittin’ Time Tour, he went back to the old system (and the enemy) and used all ticketing sites, including Ticketmaster, for the upcoming tour.
Everyone complained about AXS last year. Using all ticketing sites this year. All my homies still do hate Ticketmaster but hard to realize one guy can’t change the whole system. It is intentionally broken and I’ll continue to feel absolutely horrible about the cost of tickets in…
And once again, like we’ve come to expect from Ticketmaster based on many past experiences, it was a total clusterf*ck.
Fans immediately began reporting long waits, only to get past the queue and onto the site to buy tickets to find that prices were already sky high – or completely unavailable.
Well, it was only a matter of time before @zachlanebryan became a Sell Out. No longer THE artist of the people, no. Zach is pre-selling DECENT seats in Denver for roughly $1400 each. You either die the hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. #SMH#ZachBryan
Now obviously, there were a few lucky fans who managed to navigate the impossible system and score reasonably-priced tickets.
Overall though, it seems most fans realized that the issue isn’t Zach. It’s the whole Ticketmaster/Live Nation system that’s used what’s essentially a monopoly on the live entertainment industry to force fans to go through this excruciating process just to buy tickets to see their favorite artists.
And pretty much everybody is ready to see it change.
This Zach Bryan presale is already a mess. I joined the waiting room 30 minutes before and there was 16,000 in front of me but I joined from my phone at 10 and there were only 6,000 in front of me. Ticketmaster is such a joke.
And as Zach said, unfortunately there’s no real solution to the issue right now. Ticketmaster is the giant in the industry, and that means until somebody else comes along and forces them to compete and actually make their process fan-friendly, this same situation is just going to keep happening.
You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t – but unfortunately, a lot of Zach Bryan fans were pretty damned upset today.
Damned if you do and damned if you don’t, another lesson learned in the life of 27 year olds https://t.co/rXUGde6vg7