Ticketmaster Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over “Misleading” Sales
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Ticketmaster Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over “Misleading” Sales

Canadian rapper and singer superstar, having recently returned from his 2019 European tour, is now embarking on a brand new summer tour and eager fans are quickly buying up tickets to secure their seat. As soon as the “It’s All a Blur” tour – with rapper 21 Savage – was announced on Instagram, ticket sales on Ticketmaster spiked and some purchasers had a rather unpleasant surprise.

A Montreal resident reported feeling deceived by Ticketmaster’s price deception and commented that they are taking advantage of the consumer’s pocket for their own gain. Despite advertised tickets on Ticketmaster beginning at $69, the ticket prices skyrocketed with some reporting starting at $400, while third-party sites like SeatGeek have tickets up for sale as high as $16,999 in certain cities.

A class-action lawsuit has been brought forward against Ticketmaster by Montreal law firm, LPC Avocat Inc., claiming the ticket provider deliberately misleads consumers for their own financial advantage. To exemplify, a man from Montreal purchased two “Official Platinum” seats for the upcoming “It’s All A Blur” tour of Drake at the Bell Centre for July 14th for a sum of $789.54 each. Surprisingly, the next day Drake had added a second show on July 15th and the same seats were being sold at a significantly lower cost of over $350. 

Not long before this, fans were exploring different routes to dodge Ticketmaster’s expensive ticket fees for Beyonce’s “Renaissance” tour, some going as far as to fly to Europe in pursuit of a more affordable alternative. Neither Drake nor Ticketmaster have yet to give a statement on the charges or the lawsuit.

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