Zach Bryan gave out a few musical gifts and a few lumps of coal for Christmas this year.
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The country star, who released a new LP in May, American Heartbreak, shared some criticism for recent ticket prices and dropped a new live album, All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster Live From Red Rocks.
“Seems there is a massive issue with fair ticket prices to live shows lately,” shared the 26-year-old on Twitter. “I have met kids at my shows who have paid upwards of four-hundred bucks to be there and I’m done with it. 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.”
He added, “I believe working-class people should still be able to afford tickets to shows, so please sign up for the laylo link in my bio to be the first to know about tour dates, registration, and the on-sale of tickets. I’ll also be sending merch drops and unreleased music through this messaging service.
“I am so tired of people saying things can’t be done about this massive issue while huge monopolies sit there stealing money from working-class people. Also, to any songwriter trying to make “relatable music for the working class man or woman” should pride themselves on fighting for the people who listen to the words they’re singing.
“A tour announcement is coming soon and I’m sorry it has taken so long. Just did everything I possibly could to make tickets more affordable.”
Of course, Ticketmaster has come under major scrutiny as of late, both for high ticket prices for acts like Bruce Springsteen and for the issues customers had trying to buy Taylor Swift shows. Since then, Swifties have sued the ticket platform twice. There were also recent issues with Bad Bunny tickets.
Check out Bryan’s new live album below.
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