Drake’s $1,000 ticket prices lead to class action Lawsuit against Ticketmaster
Drake's tour ticket prices spark class-action lawsuit.
Drake fan files Class-Action Lawsuit against Ticketmaster Over Inflated Prices
Ticketmaster accused of price gouging Drake tickets in new lawsuit.
Drake’s “It’s All a Blur Tour” with 21 Savage have led to the initiation of the latest class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster.
Fans will get to see Drizzy perform songs from Certified Lover Boy, Honestly, Nevermind, and Her Loss with 21 Savage. The tour kicks off in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center on June 16. On June 19, they’ll hit up Nashville, TN at the Bridgestone Arena. The Miami show is at the Miami-Dade arena on June 18, and some cities will even get two show dates.
On Thursday (March 23), the Toronto Star reported, a The Montreal-based firm LPC Avocat Inc. claims that the ticketing behemoth “intentionally misleads consumers for [its] own financial gain”
Montreal man has accused the ticketing giant of price gouging, claiming that after purchasing two “Official Platinum” seats for Drizzy’s July 14 show at Canada’s Bell Centre for $789.54 each, the price for the same seats plummeted to $350 the next day following the Canadian native announcement of a second show.
In the suit, LPC Avocat Inc. alleges that Ticketmaster knew about the July 15 Drake concert in advance, but withheld the information. It also alleges that the “Official Platinum” seats were ordinary seats sold “at an artificially inflated premium in bad faith.”
The Toronto Star reports that plaintiffs are seeking “compensatory damages in the aggregate amount of the difference between the prices charged for ‘Official Platinum’ tickets and what their regular price ought to have been,” per the complaint. They are also seeking $300 per customer in punitive damages.
Ticketmaster is currently facing multiple lawsuits over fraud, price-fixing, anticompetitive behavior, and more—especially with regards to the fiasco surrounding Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour ticket sales. The company has also faced a congrssional hearing and an antitrust investigation for abuse of power. Swift, the Cure, Neil Young, and others have publicly criticized Ticketmaster for misusing its monopoly in the ticketing field.