A class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster has been started as a result of Drake’s ticket pricing for his It’s All a Blur Tour with 21 Savage.
The Toronto Star reports that a Montreal man has accused the ticketing giant of price gouging. He claims that after paying $789.54 each for two “Official Platinum” seats for Drizzy’s concert at Canada’s Bell Centre on July 14, the cost of those seats dropped to $350 the following day after the 6 Gods announced a second show.
In the lawsuit, Ticketmaster is accused of “actively misleading consumers for their own financial advantage,” according to the legal firm LPC Advocat Inc. Drake would play two nights in Montreal, according to the lawsuit, but the venue purposefully “concealed this fact” in order to “squeeze” money out of supporters.
“Ticketmaster unilaterally decides which tickets it advertises and sells as ‘Official Platinum’ based on a given event,” the suit reads. “The result is that most, if not all, of the tickets advertised and sold as ‘Official Platinum’ are neither ‘premium tickets’ nor ‘some of the best seats in the house’ and are, in fact, just regular tickets sold by Ticketmaster at an artificially inflated premium in bad faith.”
The lawsuit follows Drake’s decision to add 14 extra dates to his summer tour with 21 Savage owing to overwhelming demand for tickets.
The tour begins on June 16 in New Orleans and travels through a number of other cities until coming to a close on September 5 in Glendale, Arizona. These cities include Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.
Since then, more performances have been scheduled, including further dates in Houston, Dallas, Miami, Detroit, Montreal, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Vancouver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.
The tour will now include a whopping 42 performances at venues including the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Madison Square Garden in New York City, and the Kia Forum in Inglewood.
The pricing of the Cash App Card and Sprite presale tickets, which started a few days before regular tickets went on sale to the general public, upset fans right away.
“These Drake ticket prices are outrageous,” One user tweeted, while another made reference to Chris Brown doing lap dances for fans while performing live: “Drake concert tickets are 1k??? he better chris brown me on dat stage.”