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Zach Bryan Ends Ticketmaster Boycott for Upcoming Tour: “One Guy Can’t Change the Whole System”

Zach Bryan has ended his crusade against Ticketmaster — for now, at least. After sidestepping the ticket platform entirely for his 2023 North American run, the country superstar has announced he will opt back in for next year’s “The Quittin Time Tour.”

“Everyone complained about AXS last year. Using all ticketing sites this year,” Bryan wrote in a social media statement, before alluding to the title of his 2022 live album, All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster. “All my homies still do hate Ticketmaster but hard to realize one guy can’t change the whole system. It is intentionally broken and I’ll continue to feel absolutely horrible about the cost of tickets in an unfair market.”

Bryan’s lengthy stadium tour kicks off next March in Chicago, with subsequent stops in Brooklyn, Toronto, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and more. See the full itinerary here. The Ticketmaster pre-sale will begin on Thursday, September 7th (use code STUDIO), ahead of the general on-sale taking place on Friday, September 8th via Ticketmaster.

Alternatively, check for seats and deals to all of his upcoming live performances via StubHub, where orders are 100% guaranteed through StubHub’s FanProtect program. StubHub is a secondary market ticketing platform, and prices may be higher or lower than face value, depending on demand.

Earlier this year, Bryan put tickets to his current tour on sale via Fair AXS in an effort to keep prices relatively affordable and avoid the issues that plagued Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” pre-sale. Much like Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program, fans who registered for the pre-sale were randomly selected to purchase tickets. Prices ranged from $40 to $130, with service fees capped at $10 to $20 per ticket.

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The Cure’s Robert Smith also took on Ticketmaster earlier this year for the band’s own North American tour, compelling the platform to offer partial refunds for “unduly high” ticket fees after unveiling their strategy to ensure fans had access to “affordable” tickets. Later on, Smith acknowledged issues with the Ticketmaster Verified Fan Sale and the platform’s “far from perfect” system.

Bryan’s latest album, Zach Bryan, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first No. 1 rock album in more than a year. He also topped the Hot 100 with the Kacey Musgraves collaboration (and our most recent Song of the Week) “I Remember Everything.”