Wednesday 17 April 2013, 11:10 | By Chris Cooke
Kid Rock says lots of artists tout their own tickets
Kid Rock has basically admitted that his reps have, in the past, touted tickets to his own shows, anonymously selling a slice of tickets for each gig via the secondary ticketing market online.
As previously reported, while the growth of online touting remains controversial, various promoters, managers and artists have been accused of participating in the resale of tickets at marked up prices to their own shows.
In an interview with Piers Morgan on US TV, the rocker said: “I’m going to tell people, a lot of artists already do it. 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”.
Rock has made the admission as he promotes his previously reported new US tour, where tickets will be available for as little as $20, plus efforts will be made to ensure food and drink is reasonably priced, and every punter will get a free coffee at the end. Premium tickets for the shows are being sold via a bidding process, but officially rather than anonymously on the secondary market.
Rock added: “People are going to be pleasantly surprised when they come in there and they see, you know, four hot dogs and two Cokes for $20… We’re going to give free coffee at the end”.