Zach Bryan Returns to Ticketmaster for 2024 Tour: "One Guy Can't Change the Whole System"

"I'll continue to feel absolutely horrible about the cost of tickets in an unfair market"

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Sep 6, 2023

Sorry, homies: Zach Bryan has shared that Ticketmaster will be among the platforms selling stubs for his 2024 Quittin Time Tour.

The rising country star's return to the live concert conglomerate comes after both releasing a live album titled All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster late last year, and largely avoiding the platform in selling tickets to his recently completed Burn, Burn, Burn tour — moves made to bring attention to what Bryan previously called "massive issue with fair ticket prices to live shows."

Bryan wrote on Twitter that for next year's Quittin Time Tour, he'll be "using all ticketing sites" this time around, sharing that "everyone complained" about the experience purchasing tickets for his prior tour through AXS, the ticket outlet owned by entertainment promoter and Live Nation competitor AEG.

"All my homies still do hate Ticketmaster," Bryan wrote, "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 an unfair market."

Tickets for Bryan's Burn, Burn, Burn tour were neither transferable (save via fan-to-fan, face value exchanges through AXS) nor subject to dynamic pricing — strategies the Cure employed earlier this year in their efforts to keep their recent North American tour "affordable for all fans." 

As the band found out, fees on some purchases amounted to as much as, or more than, the cost of the tickets themselves, leading to an apology and further pressure from frontman Robert Smith.

In releasing All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster last December, Bryan wrote of how he was "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," sharing, "I have met kids at my shows who have paid upwards of four-hundred bucks to be there and I'm done with it ... tickets don't have to cost $450 to see a good and honest show."

You can find Bryan's statement below, and his 2024 tour dates here, complete with Canadian stops in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver.

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