Kid Rock’s Scalper Rant
Before the Detroit rocker posts another rant against ticket scalpers, he might want to inspect the links on his own official website.
Kid Rock recently teed off against scalpers, re-sellers and anyone other than official ticket sellers hawking his ducats. Evidently he was somewhat upset that not-so-official outlets were selling tickets for his upcoming tour including his birthday celebration at Detroit’s Ford Field, which sold out within 19 minutes of going on sale.
“I try my hardest to keep my ticket prices low, THIS I HAVE CONTROL OF!! I can not control nor do I understand how the fuck the scalpers and all the secondary websites and bullshit get them.
“IF I COULD CONFRONT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM FACE TO FACE I WOULD AND IT WOULD NOT WORK OUT TO [sic] WELL FOR THEM I GUARANTEE ALL OF YOU.”
Still not clear as to Rock’s feelings toward ticket re-sellers? Maybe the next few words will help settle any doubts.
“I hate them, I feel like someone is beating up a close friend or family member while I’m chained to a chair.”
Rock goes on to say that he’s asked his managers and people in the music biz about the object of his passionate ire, but they didn’t give him any answers.
Perhaps he wasn’t asking the right person. While at least one show listed on his website links to Ticketmaster, one gig as of 3 p.m. Detroit time Nov. 30 – Feb. 9 at Verizon Wireless Arena in North Little Rock, Ark. – sent fans to a place called TicketsInventory.com, which describes itself as the “source for premium tickets at great prices.” What’s more, the event is also listed on Ticketmaster with the pre-sale beginning Dec. 2 and the general onsale starting Dec. 6, yet TicketsInventory.com is already listing tickets throughout the arena, some of which are priced just under $200. That’s a pretty big jump from the Ticketmaster-listed price range beginning at $33.10 and capping at $102.90 (including fees).
We’re not discounting that the link from Rock’s website to TicketsIventory.com might be an honest mistake or the result of a miscommunication. But when Rock was asking his managers and people in the biz about how ticket re-sellers acquire their inventory, he probably should have started with the people running his website.