A class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster started due to Drake’s ticket prices for his It’s All a Blur Tour with 21 Savage. According to the reports, a Montreal resident claimed 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 the same seats dropped to $350 the following day after the “6 God” announced a second show. He also charged the ticketing giant with price gouging.
Ticketmaster is accused of “intentionally misleading consumers for their financial gain,” according to the lawsuit brought forth by the law firm LPC Advocat Inc. Additionally, the lawsuit claims that the organization “concealed” the fact that Drake will perform twice in Montreal on purpose to “squeeze” money from fans.
But, for the lawsuit to qualify as a class-action complaint, LPC Advocat needs the Quebec Superior Court’s approval. If the petition is granted, $300 in punitive damages will be sought for each customer who files a claim, in addition to compensatory damages to make up for “the discrepancy between prices charged for ‘Official Platinum’ tickets and what their regular prices out to have been.”
The suit reads,
“Ticketmaster unilaterally decides which tickets it advertises and sells as ‘Official Platinum’ based on a given event, 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 just regular tickets sold by Ticketmaster at an artificially inflated premium in bad faith.”
The lawsuit follows Drake’s decision to add 14 more dates to his summer tour with 21 Savage owing to high ticket demand.
The tour begins on June 16 in New Orleans and travels through several other cities until closing 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 42 performances at venues like 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 general tickets went on sale to the general public, upset fans immediately.