- Country musician Zach Lane Bryan released a live album “All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster” on December 25th.
- On Instagram, he claimed that “monopolies” like Ticketmaster “steal from the working class”.
- He said he does “everything he can” to make his concerts affordable and said other artists should too.
Country music star Zach Lane Bryan name-dropped Ticketmaster in his latest album title, accusing it of “stealing” from hard-working fans.
The 26-year-old singer, whose album “American Heartbreak” debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 in May, announced his latest release “All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster” in an Instagram post on Sunday — taking aim at the infamous ticket. sales company.
Bryan also posted a lengthy explanation for why it had taken so long to set tour dates for the popular album: Ticketmaster’s grip on the ticketing market made it very difficult for him to keep costs down for fans, he said.
“I believe that working class people should still be able to afford tickets to shows,” the Oklahoma native said in her Instagram post. “I’m so sick of people saying things can’t be done about this huge problem while huge monopolies sit there and steal money from the working class.”
Ticketmaster did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The live album was recorded at a concert in Red Rocks, Colorado and includes live performances of some of his most popular songs such as “Something in the Orange” and “Heading South.”
Bryan joins a chorus of voices – artists, fans and politicians alike – who have called out Ticketmaster for so-called monopoly-like behaviour.
In November, after many fans waited in a virtual line for hours to get tickets to Taylor Swift’s “Eras” tour, the tickets listed on the site were far more than the typical listener could afford. Some were resold on the platform for over $40,000.
Some of those fans sued the company and the US Department of Justice is reportedly considering opening a case against the platform to investigate it for violating antitrust laws, The New York Times reported.
Earlier this month, Mexico’s consumer protection agency fined Ticketmaster, after Bad Bunny fans said they were sold fake tickets to the artist’s concert.