Did Kid Rock Scalp His Own Concert Tickets To Make More Money?
Kid Rock has really come into his own as a kind of goodwill ambassador for the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan, and he's certainly been very generous with his time, money and talent. That's why I was so surprised by what he revealed in a recent interview with CNN's Piers Morgan.
Who knew that a lot of successful musicians buy blocks of seats to their own concerts and then resell the tickets on websites like StubHub at an inflated price? Kid Rock alleges that a lot of artists do it, and he has probably done it in the past as well. "I'm going to tell people, a lot of artists already do it." he told CNN's Piers Morgan in a recent interview. "I think I've been guilty of it in the past, too. We take some of our tickets, we put them on StubHub, overcharge with what the market determines they're worth...I'm taking 1,000 of them and I'm scalping them."
Kid Rock claims that the ticket scalping practices of the past are the motivation behind this summer's $20 Best Night Ever Tour. He insists that he's taking a pay cut to perform these $20 a ticket shows and he's committed to keeping food and drink prices low as well. That show hits DTE Energy Music Theater on August 9, 10, 11 and 14. Tickets are currently on sale through Ticketmaster.
Does Rock's ticket scalping revelation change your opinion of him as an artist and a person? Do you have plans to go seem him at DTE this summer?